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Why You Should Burn Your Flag

If your flag causes you to sin against your fellow man, you should burn it. This may not be found in the original Biblical text, but I believe it captures the spirit of the advice. It is just all a variation of “love your neighbor as yourself.” When my children were little, sometimes one of […]

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The Problem with Ownership

The problem with ownership is that some people will always be jealous of what others own. It isn’t that no one understands ownership. Inherently, everyone knows that some things belong to some people and not to others. They know when things are stolen or when they are earned. Attempts at defining this may be useful, […]

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The Illusions of an Oath

Do you think taking an oath makes a person more reliable? For me, the short answer is “no.” Either someone is honest and has integrity in what they do and say, or they don’t. Taking an oath doesn’t change that. But I think it might be good to discuss some examples of oaths, past and […]

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The Limits of Libertarian Ideas for the Family

One of the major mistakes a socialist makes is to try to extend normal family relationships to interaction between all adults. When I say ‘normal,’ I mean the type of relationship wherein people share and care for each other because of a mixture of love and obligation, without wages. The family members live together in […]

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