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Effective Gun Control

[Adaptation of post originally written on February 5, 2013] The President of the United States of America is proposing “common sense gun reforms.” First, I’ll note that a reform is a change, usually implying the improvement of something. If the … Continue reading

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Liberty Requires God As Ultimate Judge

Natural law is the law by which we are bound in the state of nature. The state of nature is defined as having no judge between one person and another, except for God. If someone violates our rights under natural … Continue reading

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Open Carry: Rights and Duties

If you have read any of my other posts about the right to bear arms, you know that I have a strong opinion about what natural law allows in this regard. That being said, so as not to mince words, … Continue reading

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Secession and Revolution

Neither a state, a group of states, nor any other group in the United States of America has the right to secede from the Union. The process for secession follows a similar pattern as that of states being granted statehood. … Continue reading

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Secondary Rights

In addition to our primary natural rights of life, liberty, and property, there are also secondary rights that are necessary to ensure those primary rights under a government. John Locke clarified the relationship between men and a just government when … Continue reading

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The Right to Life

Our rights were granted from God, but we should think of them as more of a stewardship than of ownership. As in Christ’s parable, we have been given the responsibility to make use of these talents, or individual rights, while … Continue reading

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The Right to Bear Arms

(I have provided some related sources at the end of this blog for your reading enjoyment.) There were three basic purposes behind the Second Amendment: 1) Protection of the State against outside aggression; 2) Protection against internal aggression; and 3) … Continue reading

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