Liberty and Religion
| 10 December 2018 | 13:03 | Politics, Religion | No comments

It seems that the more I read, ponder, and interact with the liberty movement, the more I have become convinced that it takes a moral people, probably a religious people, and even a Christian people to establish and maintain a society with property right.  I am not suggesting that a Christian people is sufficient to establish liberty since there are many Christians who do not recognize property right.  I am suggesting that a Christian people who also recognize property right is necessary to establish and maintain liberty.  Why would this be?  Well …..

First of all, property right or freedom of choice is a basic principle of Christianity.  A person cannot be forced to love God or love their neighbour.  Loving a neighbour includes respecting their property right.  If a christian does not recognize property right, they are a prime candidate for conversion to the liberty movement since property right is part of what they profess to believe.

It appears from history that property right is at least to a large extent associated with Judaeo-Christian culture.  In the last few hundred years, property right has been recognized and implemented in the Judaeo-Christian cultures of Europe and North America.

People with moral values will support a principle that they understand to be right regardless of the inconvenience or enticement to do otherwise.

So what if you do not believe in morality or religion or specifically the Christian religion.  I would suggest that it is to your advantage to welcome people who have moral or religious values to the liberty movement.

For my part, I am quite willing to join with those who share my political views of liberty regardless of their non-political views.

 

Alberta Libertarian Party forum
| 3 September 2017 | 20:34 | Politics | No comments

People want to move forward with getting an Albertan libertarian party registered.  To that end we have set up a forum to discuss and plan the path forward.  If you want to be part of this effort, join us at: https://forum.albertalibertarian.ca