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

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

Why Ron Paul Is the Only Moral Option

I was going to try to keep this blog mostly idealogical, but this post is going to be very specific.  The Republican Party is currently at a crossroads.  In the primary, we have 3 big government statists who all claim to be conservative, and then you have Ron Paul.  Most conservative-leaning individuals who I talk to who don’t get  their news solely from Fox News are either voting for Ron Paul in the primary, or they aren’t because they don’t think he is electable.  Many polls have shown otherwise, but the media and others like to ignore these polls.  So know this: polls have Romney and Paul tied with Obama, and every other candidate losing to Obama.  A logical person would now say, “Wow.  So Ron Paul IS electable.”  Fox News and it’s devoted followers still like to insist otherwise. Continue reading