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Does “Abolish the Police” = “Abolish Law Enforcement”? — Reformed Libertarian Blog

October 2, 2017 Leave a comment

In my recent response to R. Scott Clark, someone replied: This type of response just confirms my complaint that Clark and others are being too simplistic. They just beg the question. What is meant by “there should be no police”? Is it the same thing as “there should be no enforcement of the law” (i.e.…

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R. Scott Clark’s knee-jerk appeal to Romans 13 — Reformed Libertarian

September 29, 2017 1 comment

Dr. R. Scott Clark is a Professor of Church History and Historical Theology at Westminster Seminary California and a minister in the URCNA. However, to those on the internet, Clark is primarily a polemicist. On Twitter, his blog, and his […]

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Kuyper on the Consent Theory of Government — Reformed Libertarian

September 17, 2017 Leave a comment

As I have shown previously, the reformed have held to the consent theory of government. Summarizing this position, Rutherford said “I conceive it to be evident that royal dignity is not immediately, and without the intervention of the people’s consent, […]

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Is vigilantism forbidden in the Word of God? — Reformed Libertarian Blog

September 8, 2017 1 comment

After my post yesterday on Rothbard’s agreement with Scripture’s teaching on “private” vengeance, I read A Romans 13 Exposition on Church and State for Such a Time as This by Michael A. Milton, Ph.D. (President and Professor of Practical Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary, Charlotte, North Carolina). The exposition represents the typical gloss of the passage.…

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Rothbard on the Death Penalty — Reformed Libertarian Blog

September 8, 2017 Leave a comment

Very interesting parallels between Rothbard’s line of reasoning and Scripture’s.

In 1978, Rothbard wrote a brief piece in the Libertarian Review titled The Plumb Line: The Capital Punishment Question. “Libertarians can no longer afford to wait to come to grips with capital punishment. It has become too pressing a problem.” He concluded that it is just. His perspective is quite interesting in that he References mankind’s…

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The Avenger of Blood in Modern Albania — Reformed Libertarian Blog

August 25, 2017 Leave a comment

In The Avenger of Blood I showed how Mosaic law (reflecting Genesis 9:5-6) authorized the next of kin of a murder victim to administer retributive justice – something not reserved for a special class called “rulers”. I noted that this was the common/default practice in ancient cultures. But the practice did not die out there.…

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Riddlebarger on the Old Covenant Context of Romans 13 — Reformed Libertarian Blog

August 13, 2017 4 comments

I am quite convinced that understanding the difference between the Old Covenant and the New Covenant is foundational to properly exegeting Romans 13:1-7. I call this the “legitimacy interpretation.” I believe Paul is applying Jesus’ words in John 18:36 to the situation in Rome. I touched on this a bit in a previous post and…

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