Libertarians are being presented as a sort of neutral, moral political school of thought. But are they? Libertarianism is decidedly antichristian at its core.
LIBERTARIANS: NOT THE MORALLY-NEUTRAL REFEREES THEY PRETEND TO BE
WHY IT MATTERS
LIBERTARIANISM: n. a political philosophy that upholds liberty as its principal objective. Libertarians seek to maximize autonomy and freedom of choice, emphasizing political freedom, voluntary association and the primacy of individual judgment. While libertarians share a skepticism of authority, they diverge on the scope of their opposition to existing political and economic systems.
When this writer was a heathen, he characterized himself as a hypenated libertarian. As he had somewhat of a moral framework, there was little chance he would become a full-blown libertarian.
As a guest on a libertarian talk show, the question was posed “Do you believe in a military draft?”
The response was along the lines of “Well, if the country was in a state of emergency, a draft might be necessary.”
“Then you sir are not a principled libertarian.”
Apparently, in the mind of the host, one was either for or against–and there were no legitimate qualifying circumstances. The remark was made that using “principled” in that manner was just another way of saying “unthinking, unquestioning automaton.”
Over the next few years, it became clear that “principled libertarian” meant “being relieved of the responsibility of having to evaluate, judge or make decisions. If one was “principled,” one acted on those principles no matter how absurd.
WHY IT MATTERS
Libertarians often protest “they just want government to leave them alone.”
This is true–as long as government leaves them alone on their terms. Otherwise, they’re whining about the government.
Libertarians often try to present themselves as a political alternative: above the fray; not Republicans, not Democrats; surveying the landscape as morally-neutral referees.
But the libertarian is anything but morally neutral. By definition, the movement is incredibly self-centered–which makes it the perfect movement for 21st century America. Most libertarians have an anti-biblical worldview. As we get closer to the climax of history’s events, that becomes crystal clear.
“The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord, and against his anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.”
The heathen kings and rulers of the earth in Psalm 2 are apparently principled libertarians, ever watching for opportunities to “break their bands asunder.” They declare they will not submit to God or His anointed. They desire no law higher than their own preferences, regardless of what civilization, society or others around them may wish.
One example is the article, Repeal the Drinking Age. This article is the product of a “principled libertarian” mindset. Articles of this type are a staple in the libertarian media.
No good can come out of making alcohol legally available to 10-year-olds.
None. And the author doesn’t pretend that there is any good which can come from such a policy. However, policies which differ with the author’s preferences are described as “insane” and “bizarre.”
One reason for advocating such a position is so the author of this piece can achieve self-satisfaction by claiming to be a “principled” libertarian. Another is a reluctance to be bound by society’s rules. Such minds are hard at work producing other articles advocating child sex, incest and dozens of other social pathologies.
All in the name of “principle.” Or sometimes, “reason.”
Here’s the dirty secret about principled libertarianism: it’s a one-way street.
Libertarians have preferences. They desire that their preferences become the law of the land. When others’ preferences are chosen instead, then libertarians wax eloquent about such things as “choice” and “freedom.” But in a free society, choices other than what the libertarians desire have been made.
Why is that not counted as “choice” or “freedom”?
In a free society, choosing to make no choice is a choice–and libertarians want their choices to be enforced by the lethal power of the state just as surely as their opponents do.
But only libertarians get to hide behind the skirts of their beloved no-nanny state–while hurling insults at those who disagree.
It’s a one-way street and principled libertarians yearn to be the traffic cops.
At least in their journals–where they demonstrate that they crave control just as badly as the ones they regularly deride.
So it is not just principled libertarians who are opposed to a biblical worldview. It is libertarianism in general. By definition.
The principled libertarian is libertarianism taken to its logical conclusion.
Taken to that logical conclusion, the principled libertarian will argue against any civilized restraint, whether it is doing away with age of consent laws altogether or yelling “Fire!” in a crowded theater.
Principled libertarians are merely anarchists who haven’t lit the Molotov cocktail yet.
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by Jeremiah J. Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier
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