Articles by Cheyenne Trimels

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Rethinking Israel

I’ve found that when Israel is brought up in conversation, the knee-jerk reaction for many self-proclaimed Libertarians is to rail against the 50-year-old nation. The sentiment towards Israel that pervades your average Libertarian’s thinking is overwhelmingly negative. Now, that’s not entirely uncalled for. What we see in the media is…


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The Problem with Civil Religion

“Civil Religion” was a term first used by the French political philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau to describe the fierce patriotism that one should have for his homeland. 250 years later, and you won’t find many people who can explain the philosophical phenomenon – or really anyone who even cares about it…


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Is it a Sin to be Libertarian?

On all sides of the political spectrum, people brandish the Bible in order to justify their political beliefs. This is not a new concept, nor will it stop being an ardent defense anytime soon. But one thing often found among those using a Biblical argument is a strong aversion to…


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Government is Kind, Government is Smart, Government is Important

Government is kind, Government is smart, Government is important I have a very left-leaning friend who is extremely well-educated, and over the last couple years, we’ve gotten into some interesting conversations; almost always about politics or religion. What I didn’t realize until of late, is that we have an entirely…