In the past election, both candidates Clinton and Trump were opposed to Property Rights. Clinton wanted to the same thing in the past 24+ years. Trump advocated some cuts to taxes (which I would be supported of), but in his business life, he tried using eminent domain for his personal business deals. The two-party system isn't working to protect property rights; Democrats don't pretend that they do while the Republicans pretend that they will give at least some thought about it but still pass anti-property rights legislation. There are a few that vote closer and advocates a smaller government and vote that way, on this alone makes them the most pro-property rights people in Congress (Paul from Kentucky & Lewis from Minnesota). Johnson ticket wasn't much better because he was "too open" to ideas that would take away property. Looking forward to the 2020 election, the LP needs to pick someone that is much stronger in overall property rights. But until 2020, I will be a staunch supporter regarding property rights. When I mean property rights, I mean the whole person. Each has the right to own one's self. I take a very broad view of property rights, and I break it down to ownership (physical property), self-ownership (you own yourself), and contract rights (make agreements with other individuals).
Enough of politics, how does someone live out of the respect of property rights. How I see when I go to a business like a restaurant for example. I'm on someone's property, and I must obey the rules and regulations of that property. So, if whatever reason the business doesn't allow guns in the restaurant, then I have to respect their right to allow them not to have guns on the property or at least inside the restaurant. They have the right to refuse me their services and food if I brought a gun to the restaurant. Also, I do have to respect their right to deny me of services to me for whatever reason. If the owner is a flaming statist and hates libertarians, I will allow him to not serve libertarians; this would be 100% fine with me. What isn't fine is that the owner votes for someone to oppress me and force me to do x, y and z. It doesn't matter what x, y and z are, the initiation of force is anti-libertarian. Don't force me to do anything and I won't force you to do anything, this is why I have a hard time in voting and if I vote (which I do almost 100% of the time) because I'm accepting the notion to be forced to do x, y and z. And I accept the fact that there will be someone who I didn't consent to their leadership of the country, this is why I take my vote very seriously. I know my vote doesn't matter too much, but I'm choosing someone to lead the country, and I have to choose someone that is closest to the property rights, self-ownership rights and contract rights.
In Christ Alone,
Terence S. Kruger (Jr.)
Regardless of your stances on politics and philosophy there is one thing that I firmly believe and that is Jesus Christ is the Savior of the World and those who follow Him will be saved. That being said, Grace to You and Answers in Genesis are two great resources to go if you want to explore Christianity.
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