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The Libertarian Case for Life

jgilmartin Wrote: Apr 02, 2013 1:20 PM
WRW Bill, If you'll review our founding documents, the United States WAS founded as a Christian nation. I recommend reviewing the Federalist papers, and the works of Alexis de Tocqueville.
WRH Bill Wrote: Apr 02, 2013 4:13 PM
Continuing reply... And the Constitutional prohibition on a "religious test" for public office, suggests to me that the Founders did not intend to make Christian belief a requirement for membership in the new American nation.
WRH Bill Wrote: Apr 02, 2013 4:11 PM
I have read some de Tocqueville, but his work isn't exactly a "founding document"-- it was written by a foreign observer over half a century after the Founding. On the other hand, the Constitution is certainly a "founding document", and-- exclusing a pro forma reference to the date as "year of our Lord"-- it makes no reference to Christianity or even to God.

I will acknowledge (unlike some more militant atheist types) that many or most of the Founders were Christians, or one flavor or another, and thought Christianity was beneficial to society. However, it does not follow that they therefore wanted *the government* to play the role of defining and enforcing Christian beliefs on the people.
Tommy_Maq Wrote: Apr 02, 2013 2:51 PM
"If you'll review our founding documents, the United States WAS founded as a Christian nation. "

Wrong. Most of the founders were Deists, and the US is actually based on Greco-Roman principles, not Christian, as a quick perusal of approximately any government building will demonstrate; they aren't made like booths or mangers, they are made like the Parthenon or temple of Apollo...obviously.

If you think it was based on judeo-christian principles, then you'll be able to explain which ones, and why you think they are distinctively Christian, the way a Republic and democratic representation are distinctively Athenian or Hellenistic principles.

At this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), I was invited to participate on a panel called "The Future of the Movement: Winning with Generation X/Y." I had a lot of ideas to discuss, including utilizing new messages to reach this new pro-life generation, recruiting more candidates with a willingness to stand up for what they believe in, developing new technology, and improving grassroots organizing, to name a few.

But, instead of focusing on the panel's extremely important topic, the moderator, Students for Liberty Co-Founder Alexander McCobin, decided to use his time to advance his libertarian ideal of legalizing gay marriage....