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Dividing line






Tom Palmer summarizes the dividing line between libertarianism and other political theories well when he says "It is the notion of authority that forms the true locus of the dispute between libertarianism and other political philosophies." The libertarian mindset of the government is there to protect liberties, not to take them away. The government is allowed to favor one conviction or liberty to the neglect and the obstruction of other liberties of other individuals. This is why most legislation is illegitimate in a libertarian society. Which explains why libertarians are limited government. Most legislation violates the rights of others whether on the conservative side of the spectrum or the liberal side of the spectrum. When legislation is passed in favor of one party over the others, then the other parties will be offended.

One might object that the government's sole purpose is to pass legislation that governs morality, but to govern morality doesn't mean to favor one particular conviction over others. To govern morality ought to mean protecting people's belongings, namely their body and their property. The only morality of the government in a libertarian society does not harm other people by taking from them, neither their wealth nor their health. People can take other people’s wealth by stealing from them and people can take someone's health by harming them. So in this sense, the government is regulating morality. Anything more than this is excessive and subjective.



Tim Bankes II

Tim is a Christian author. His worldview that informs his writing is Calvinist, Baptist, and Libertarian. His main series is his Christian picture book series, "About God for Kids", where he discusses the attributes of God in a way kids can digest. He also wrote a Christian Romance novel, libertarian book for beginners, and Christian coloring books. He graduated with a Bachelor's in Biblical Studies from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

He has written a book on freedom called “Are You Free” (If you are into listening to books I have it in audio also, Are You Free Audiobook )and he has written multiple children’s books about God. Be Sure to check out the podcast version of the blog, Labor for Truth Podcast. And check out “The Truth About” Youtube Channel. You can find his works at his amazon author page, https://amazon.com/author/timbankes. He even has a free digital ebook on how God is the creator. Get your free copy today at, Greater Creator .Also If you are into Christian Fiction, he has made his first book in his Futuristic Christian Fiction series free, Her Dying Wish

Some of my other favorite books on these subjects that are great for beginners to the liberty movement are:

  1. Free to Choose by Milton Friedman (Major Economist)

  2. Basics of Economics by Thomas Sowell (Major Economist)

  3. Called to Freedom by Elise Daniels (Christian Perspective)

  4. Faith Seeking Freedom by Norman Horn, Doug Stuart , Kerry Baldwin, Dick Clark (Christian Perspective)

  5. The Libertarian Theology of Freedom by Edmund Opitz (Christian Perspective)


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