There is certainly no limit to the tyranny of an Executive who has both the ambition and opportunity. There is certainly enough to show how a once freer America has been subdued. This has come primarily through three key Executive powers in this country: the Treaty-making power, the abuse of executive orders, and the ascendancy of government-by-emergency.
I saw a popular megachurch pastor once post 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). It got me to thinking: if a real advocate of liberty ever did […]
With the return of election season, we are bombarded once again with political rhetoric touting the most important election ever (since the last one, of course). With tough-sells like socialists, liberals, Mormons, philandering serial adulterers, all smiling and advertising away, and Christian leaders arguing away, many evangelical and Reformed Christians are confused as to how […]
Of the many important sections (most of them) of R. J. Rushdoony’s Institutes of Biblical Law, one stands out as a lesson for today’s political season (in truth, every political season). This is a section on the difference between political power and legitimate authority. A godly society requires both godly power and godly authority. You […]
Michael Brown has rightly criticized the threadbare retort, “We’re electing a president not a pastor!” This phrase is used predictably to marginalize Christians who demand a certain level of Christ purity in political candidates for office. When some have, for example, objected to voting for a Mormon, a Roman Catholic, or a general Statist, the […]