Author archive: Dr. Joel McDurmon

Articles
Rushdoony on War
Sep 29, 2014
2
, , , , , , ,
In a previous article, I related the teachings of Greg Bahnsen on War. His non-interventionist conclusions are virtually identical to mine—both being gleaning from the continuing validity of Deuteronomy 20. Today we will see similar views, though in a much shorter venue, from the godfather of the Christian Reconstruction movement, R. J. Rushdoony. These also […]
Articles
Judge: PATRIOT Act trumps First Amendment protected speech of innocent citizens
Sep 26, 2014
5
, , , , , , ,
With this ruling, the First Amendment and the Fourth Amendment mean very little anymore. Of course, the PATRIOT Act has long come under criticism for violating the Fourth Amendment in countless ways, and multiple criticisms have been leveled at the secret courts, surveillance powers, and investigatory powers—not to mention drone programs and the secret “kill […]
Articles
Loesch rips Ben Carson: “waffling on the Second Amendment”
Sep 25, 2014
20
, , , ,
TheBlaze punditress Dana Loesch calls the Second Amendment a “deal breaker” when it comes to presidential candidates, such as potential, possible, maybe, “very likely,” candidate Ben Carson. Carson, a renowned neurosurgeon and Seventh-Day Adventist who has risen rapidly among conservatives after admirable comments at the National Prayer Breakfast in the face of Obama, has been […]
Articles
An American Vision Eschatology Resource Guide
Sep 24, 2014
20
, , , , , , , ,
Someone asked me to list some AV resources on eschatology with links to our store. Great idea! As we have many new followers, many of whom are young and new to the understanding of things like Christian Reconstruction, Dominion Theology, postmillennialism, “preterism,” etc., I can see where this will be a big help. What follows […]
Articles
Finding the cure for rapture theology trauma
Sep 19, 2014
140
, , , , , , , , ,
I reposted an “American Vision classic” a couple days ago and was surprised at the overwhelming response. It was called “Life and Death and the Last Days, or, Why Eschatology Matters.” There were a couple negative comments, but overwhelmingly people responded with gratitude. It was this reception that drove the piece to be even more […]
Articles
“If I were President.” Ha.
Sep 18, 2014
14
, , , , , , ,
I saw a popular megachurch pastor post today on “10 things I would do if I were president.” A few of his ideas were good. Some were not. Some were contradictory (like cutting taxes and declaring indefinite wars at the same time). (As an aside, he justified none of his political theory from Scripture.) It […]
Articles
Food stamps for fascists
Sep 17, 2014
12
, , , ,
Conservatives rightly rail against “welfare” programs such as food stamps. This is especially true when these programs are abused, but it is true in general as well. The government simply should not be in the business of redistributing wealth, and certainly not of giving direct handouts, especially to people who are perfectly capable of working. […]
Articles
Taxing like a harlot
Sep 16, 2014
12
, , , , , , , , ,
I want to thank you to Doug for the consideration of considering my response on taxation. He has, as may be expected, volleyed back. After carefully weighing his counterexamples and their stated implications, I don’t think they make the case. They actually support my thesis more clearly. First, I would like to note in passing […]