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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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“The Adventures of Robin Hood” – a Libertarian Classic

Although detested by Ayn Rand, Robin Hood is, for my money, one of the classic Libertarian heroes.  Here is a man who gives up the holdings his title affords him and joins ranks with the downtrodden to protest a tyrannical and unjust government.  I have always enjoyed this story in…

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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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Does the Constitution Hinder Your Rights?

The left and the right on our political spectrum tend to embrace property rights, but contradict themselves by never taking the concept to its full conclusion. For example, the left uses the notion of property rights to stand up for your right to marry who you wish, your right to…

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The Value of Uber

Uber *finally* made it out to Montana, and college students couldn’t be happier; well, most college students. This rideshare company makes it easy to get on-demand transportation at nearly any hour of the day. All you have to do is download the app on your phone, enter your credit card…

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Washington Post Receives Pulitzer Prize Awards for Edward Snowden’s Revelations, Calls for His Criminal Prosecution Anyway

Oliver Stone’s blockbuster film Snowden depicts the actions and motivations of political dissident and whistleblower Edward Snowden, who revealed classified information regarding United States government surveillance programs. The film, which came out this weekend, yielded a modest, but respectable $8 million dollars and is sure to raise discussion on whistleblowers,…

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Alaska; A Pioneer for a Sensible Alcohol Policy

On July 6, 2016, Alaska governor Bill Walker took a major leap towards a sensible alcohol policy by signing SB 165 into law. Taking effect on October 4, 2016, this new piece of legislation is positive for Alaskan parents and teenagers, as it lowers drinking penalties in multiple ways for…

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A Different Kind of Libertarianism

We’re two months away from Election Day in the United States and us Libertarians need to look around and take stock of our situation.  To our left, we have Democrat Hillary Clinton, possibly the most corrupt and ardently Progressive candidate in our lifetime and to our right, we have Donald…

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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…

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