Just War and The War on Terror

Someone said to me recently that Just War is not a subject that comes out with clear-cut answers.  I would say that war is a sticky matter.  I would also say that it is hard to make definitive statements regarding the wars fought in the last decade, because obviously, you and I do not have all the information.  I would argue, however, that the Just War Theory is very clear-cut, though complex, and that it should be obvious to every Catholic, as it is obvious to every libertarian, that the War on Terror is anything but just. Continue reading

Why I am Not a Libertarian – A Libertarian Response

Catholic philosopher Nathan Schlueter recently published an article called Why I am Not a Libertarian.  I would advise reading that article and then reading this one, although you don’t have to.  Also, when I start addressing his numbered arguments, you should read his argument first, then read my response.  I am going to shed some light on some of his arguments from a libertarian perspective, and do my best to convince the reader of my position over his. Continue reading

Not If We Kill You First (=-P)

In the most recent example of American mishap on foreign land, a US soldier decided to go Rambo on some Afghan citizens in the middle of the night.  Reports suggest he may have had brain trauma, but this is irrelevant, because that individual is not to blame for the surge of anger coming from Afghanistan.  If you believe this,  you’ve probably been watching too much msnbc.  And you probably wouldn’t even see the truth if it slapped you in the face and called you a liberal. Continue reading

The Real Existential Threat

When asked if he believed there was a vital threat coming from Iran, Pat Buchanan answered:

“No.  Look, during the Cold War, the Soviet Union had thousands of weapons and could have destroyed us in an afternoon, and we could have done the same thing.  I was around during the Cuban Missile Crisis; that was genuinely terrifying.  But Iran doesn’t frighten me, and I don’t think it should frighten the American people.  They don’t have a bomb, they haven’t made a decision to build one, they don’t have the means to deliver one, and the Israeli’s have 300 atomic bombs.  I mean, who presents the existential threat to whom?” (emphasis added). Continue reading

Santorum: What Right to Life?

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

Santorum and Planned Parenthood

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