It’s been a long time since I posted here.
I’m not coming back, at least not in the same capacity. After some time away, and some soul-searching, I found that I hadn’t actually been a libertarian Catholic. I had been a strong libertarian doing my best to use Catholicism to confirm my political beliefs.
A lot has changed for me, though it may not seem that way. In the last few years, I have met the true and living God in many real and substantial ways. I realized that my identity was not wrapped up in a political philosophy, but started and ended as a Son of God.
I don’t want to bore you with my story (maybe another post on another day). I still hold many of the same beliefs that I did before, so, as I said, it may not seem that much has changed. However, my approach, perspective, and priorities have completely reshuffled. I’m not concerned with being right anymore. I’m concerned with searching, finding, and living in service of the truth (or should I say the Truth).
I promise I am still political! I don’t really know how to identity myself anymore, with the modern libertarian movement drifting further and further left (socially at least). I am an amateur (literally lover) and a disciple (literally learner). The walls have come down. I have leapt the fence that separated ideological servitude and true freedom.
If you are still interested in what I have to say, mosey on over to my new (and hopefully my last) blog: Leaky Catholic.
God bless you all!
“All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wonder are lost;
The old that is strong does not whither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.”
In an article published on Catholic Exchange, the author, Joe Fulwiler, makes some claims about libertarians and libertarianism that I find offensive, but that I also realize may be shared by many other Catholics. In musing about a perfect “Catholic Party,” which he says would combine the pro-life aspects of the Republican party and the social justice and poverty relief programs of the Democrats, Fulwiler actually describes the Libertarian Party as the opposite of a Catholic Party. Continue reading
As a Catholic, I believe life is the most precious gift we’ve been given. As a libertarian, I believe that life is the most important of our natural rights that the government exists to protect. All other rights extend from this existential right. We should put politicians in office who protect this right. Continue reading
The main reason I started this blog was to protest the endorsement that CatholicVote.org gave Rick Santorum. He is a Catholic, yes. But he is a poor conservative, and he certainly does not deserve the Catholic vote. I have attacked him before on his blatant disregard for St. Thomas Aquinas’ Just War Theory, as well as for his policy of picking winners and losers by subsidizing the manufacturing industry with taxpayer money (these reasons among many others). Continue reading
How have we gotten to this point as a country where a truism like the right to life has even come into question? How is it, that even though every human being’s right to life is clearly spelled out in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, that abortion is still legal and prevalent? The unconstitutional and unprecedented decision of Roe v. Wade to render an unborn child a nonperson has resulted in the deaths of more than 50 million unborn children to this day. Euphemisms such as “choice” and “terminating the pregnancy” effectively “reduce the perceived gravity”, according to the US Catholic Bishops. In their pamphlet “Living the Gospel of Life“, the bishops challenge every American Catholic to realize this evil, and to fight it. Continue reading
Not only is life the first, and most important inalienable right listed in the Declaration of Independence, it is one of the most sacred of all gifts given to us by our Creator, and the entire Catholic faith hinges on its sanctity. Nobody can deny that President (yuck) Obama is the “champion” of the woman’s “right” to “choose”. But many wrongly assume that the Republican party is the pro-life party. Continue reading