“Who Is The god/God Of The Libertarian ?
For those that pay attention and or remember such things; during the Democratic Party National Convention of 2012, all of America got a real glimpse of what Democrats believe about God of the Bible. I said it in an article at that time, and I'll say it again... “ the whole world got a chance to see what the Democrats believe in and they proved themselves that they are nothing less than God of the Bible haters. Yep, the whole bunch of them are haters... there is not only no room in their political party for God, there is no room in their hearts for God either (http://blackroberegimentpastor.blogspot.com/2012/09/dont-stand-with...
). Knowing where the Democrats plainly stand is important and as the 2014 “mid-term election season” gets under way, The Republican Party candidates also need to be looked at with the same lens as how Democrats were also looked at in 2012. No one should be given a “pass” so to speak when it comes to assuming that certain political party's are “safe” when it comes to acknowledging God as part of a national or local political platform.
Because there are different sub-groups, that is...different factions of the Republican Party, and with the rising popularity of Senator Rand Paul, I thought it best at this time to take a look at the many Libertarian's who also call themselves “Republicans” also and their relationship with god/God. In writing this article, my work here will no doubt be ostracized by some(many?). Libertarians, after all and being involved in so many past debates with them, (if you want to call them “debates, my character was attacked more than facts provided to me via Libertarian's), I have learned that even among Libertarian's, they often disagree with one-another when it comes to what their belief system entails anyway. In fact, it was difficult for me to pin-point any exact unified belief systems among Libertarians especially when it came to a specific belief system in god/God. What I did find however was that “Religion” seems to be a real hot topic when researching views of Libertarians. I was not really looking for “religious beliefs” however, or the acceptance of “religion” among Libertarians. Religion has nothing to do with a personal relationship with God of the Bible through His Son Jesus Christ. I was instead looking for some sort of general attitude among most or the majority of Libertarians in the way of how they looked at the God of the Bible in their personal lives and political views. I needed to do much research as I said previously, however there wasn't much to find when it came to their beliefs in God of the Bible. I did however find this statement from their “National Platform” website that gives us something to consider;
“ We favor the freedom to engage in or abstain from any religious activities that do not violate the rights of others.We oppose government actions which either aid or attack any religion.
With the actions and words of the most notably and famous Libertarian, that is former Texas Congressman Ron Paul, that quoted statement above from the Libertarian Political Party website all makes sense. His attitude and statement towards “leaving Muslims alone” and in the past; advocating for the Islamic Center being built near the 911 Memorial in New York City all meshes well with the National Libertarian Party political platform. Congressman Paul's son, US Senator Rand Paul has more of a toned down rhetoric when it comes to acceptance of “Islam”(and many issues his father has shared on) into American Society, however Rand Paul's attitude towards Muslims in general is more of an attitude of “limited action” on matters of Islamic hatred towards America. For the unknowing and unaware, Muslims have a belief and hatred for the USA because they hold to the false belief that “America is a Christian Nation.” Attacks upon the USA is for that major reason(not because we are attacking Muslim nations as Ron Paul is famous for stating often publicly). I believe it is absolutely important to note that Libertarianism allows any person to hold to any religious belief as long as “it does not interfere with others and their beliefs.” Islam however is a religion which respects no other belief system(despite what others may tell you) and there are millions of Muslims world-wide who have among their agenda, to destroy the USA. You cannot negotiate with these Islamists for what their Qur’an tells them to do, that is kill you if you are an “infidel”(a non believer of Islam, Libertarians who are non-Muslims are included on the list to be killed). Asking a Muslim... “can't we all just get along?” just doesn't work for obvious reasons. Thus Libertarianism is an unrealistic political belief in a the reality of a religious view that wants to murder you(remember, we're talking about “religion” here).
Beyond the issue of Libertarians who hold to the ignorant belief that they can somehow have peace with Muslims simply by “leaving them alone”, we all need to take a very close look at the many Libertarians who also hold to “no“religious belief” as well. Atheism, being agnostic and “not believing in God of the Bible” is a large part of the Libertarian Party belief system. Bottom line, Libertarianism is, “whatever you believe, is O.K.” with them as long as you don't try to convince nor force others to believe as you believe. Therefore, god of “self” is the most seen and respected among Libertarians. It's not that Libertarian's object to the One and True Living God of the Bible, no, not necessarily--- It's more of an attitude and belief system whatever you believe is up to you, just don't try to spread it around with others.” Here, read this again....
“We favor the freedom to engage in or abstain from any religious activities that do not violate therights of others. “ http://www.lp.org/platform
Yes, all can participate in “religious activities” as long as it does “not violate the rights of others.” That word “violate” being used within the Libertarian Party Platform is very vague language and probably communicated in their national platform purposely. Those of us Bible believing Christians would never force anyone to believe as we do, however we are commanded by Jesus to go out to the world and proclaim His Gospel to all(Matthew 28:18-20). Could that be considered violating the “rights of others” by Libertarians ? You bet it would. We know that the isolationist attitude of many Libertarians, that is....“let me live my life how I want, when I want, where I want. and no one is allowed to tell me differently” runs against everything the Bible teaches us and quite frankly, someone much more intelligent than I once said “no man is an island” for a reason. Our world is an increasingly smaller place and Libertarian beliefs that we can all do as we please without impacting others is nothing short of a fallacy and unrealistic belief system.
"While we are zealously performing the duties of good citizens and soldiers, we certainly ought not to be i nattentive to the higher duties of religion. To the distinguished character of Patriot, it should be our highest glory to add the more distinguished character of Christian."—The Writings of Washington, pp. 342-343.
America was founded as a “Christian nation.” However, we are no longer as such. I know that there are many in the USA who call themselves “Christians” but they are far from who they say they are, many political Libertarians included. Jesus said “you shall know them by their fruit.” He wasn't speaking about apples and bananas. Libertarianism is a political belief that “all is good” as long as “you leave me alone.” Abortion, which is the murder of children is allowed by Libertarians. Homosexuality, which is an un natural sexual act and what brought about the destruction of the Cities of Sodom and Gomorrah is also accepted by Liberals as well as Libertarians(according to their national platform). The Libertarian Political Party approval of abortion and homosexuality runs contrary to God's Word. It does not surprise me that during my research, I located a website regarding Libertarian beliefs and political policy put in place via Ralph Raico who wrote "Gay Rights: A Libertarian Approach" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ralph_Raico). Once again, beliefs that all go against the Bible. More than God of the Bible, it is clear to me, many Libertarians are primarily concerned with “self” rather than with anybody or anything else. In fact, “self” for those Libertarians who believe in that way have essentially made themselves “god” over God of the Bible. It is increasingly apparent to me as well as others that selfishness rues their lives. Don't think that Communism is the answer to Libertarianism. Be warned however, If you quote from the Bible regarding Christian responsibility to love and care for one-another, you will be libeled in being called a “Communist.” That false claim or something worse will be what an Libertarian extremist will hit you with when showing that Libertarianism without God squares with selfishness. The Christian Bible is clear, we are to care for “our neighbors” as well as ourselves. An Libertarian or someone else may ask you, “Who is my neighbor”? Great question, have them read Luke 10:25-37 ! I'll warn you though, you may not get an answer that your looking for. Perhaps according to many Libertarians, they and Lawyers, and Communists, they get an “Obama exemption” from these Bible verses ?
Libertarians are concerned regarding one major theme, that is of personally liberty issues. Personal liberty has it's strong roots in the beginning and molding as well as formation of our beloved nation. Anyone who would tell you otherwise is just plain lying to you. As you read many of our Founding Father's writings, you can plainly see what I am saying here is absolutely true. Although not all the Founding Fathers of the USA were Biblical Christians, the vast majority of them were. No one can with total honesty deny that truth. The problem with Libertarian beliefs(according to their national platform once again), is that they stray very far from not only the beliefs of those Founding Father's but the very documents that were written for us to use God of the Bible to build and maintain our nation. Libertarians are hopelessly trying to build a sort utopia where everyone lives as he or she pleases but in reality resembles what humanism rues to a nation. Reminding me of the old 60's Hippie phrase, “if it feels good, do it” comes to mind when it comes to many a Libertarian belief. That quote and attitude is what got this nation in trouble to begin with and why we are in the situation we're in now. Having no God(of the Bible) means no accountability towards anyone... not a wife, not to children, not towards your family, not your neighbor nor you community. If every American chooses to serve “whatever god/God or no God as he or she chooses”, we can only expect nothing less than this nation's own destruction via God's judging hand for rejecting Him and only Him as what our Founding Fathers believed. Only a fool and a person steep in the process of denial believes there is no accountability for your actions and there is no God or “you are god.” Everything, that's right...everything you say and do has impact on others whether you are honest about it or not.
"Suppose a nation in some distant Region should take the Bible for their only law Book, and every member should regulate this conduct by the precepts there exhibited! Every member would
be obliged in conscience, to temperance, frugality, and industry; to justice, kindness, and charity towards his fellow men; and to piety, love, and reverence toward Almighty God ... What a Eutopia,
what a Paradise would this region be."~John Adams--Diary and Autobiography of John Adams, Vol. III, p. 9.
This Libertarian attitude which many Libertarian’s believe is that individual liberty means one can do what they will with their own body's. Just as I mentioned the evils of abortion and homosexuality earlier in this article, Marijuana and drug use is something many, many Libertarians have no problem with either. For many Libertarians, the belief system is... “as long as you don't force others to use drugs, you have the right to participate in the manner you see fit” This pervasive Libertarian attitude towards Marijuana and other drug use is especially popular among young adults today. As a matter of fact, “decriminalization of Marijuana use” via the Libertarian's Ron Paul is very big draw of younger adults to the Libertarian Party and it's political agenda. God disapproves of intoxication with any chemical use. I don't care what lies are produced from supposed medical journals telling you Marijuana is harmless, healthy or aides you in your health. It's been proven over and over and over again that THC(Tetrahydrocannabinol) breaks chromosomes, has between 20 to 70 times more carcinogens than tobacco, and I could go on and on. The bottom line is that God disapproves of Alcohol abuse and Drug use and are bad for you period( http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1490047/ ).Your so called “personal liberty” and choice to pollute/poison your body and mind with alcohol and or drugs is as I have shared in this article and according to God's Word.... is nothing short of selfishness. That's right, your partaking in a selfish act. The Libertarian lie that your choices impact upon no one else is a lie also. I have personally counseled thousands and thousands of spouses, parents, children, family members, friends and others because of the decision for some to engage in alcohol abuse and or drug use. These so called “non existent” victims according to Libertarians all have the exact same reoccurring theme... that in how they were all negatively impacted by someone else's choice to partake in the selfish act of alcohol abuse and or drug use. I'll repeat myself again, God does not approve of alcohol abuse or any drug use. Libertarianism however largely removes God from the equation of personal liberty as was defined by our Founding Fathers and thus creates a larger societal problem, that being what every American wants; “rights” but totally ignores what goes along with those “God given rights”, that is, our “God given responsibilities” not only towards ourselves, but just as importantly, towards ourselves, but just as importantly, towards others.
"The Bible is the best of all books, for it is the word of God and teaches us the way to be happy in this world and in the next. Continue therefore to read it and to regulate your life by its precepts."~ John Jay
As I shared in the beginning of this article, I know there will be so called self described “Libertarians” who will be bent on trying destroy everything I have said and proven in this article. In fact, there will be those “Paulinians” who pride themselves on arguing for the sake of arguing, no facts needed on their end, just lot's of truth-twisting, arguing and unnecessary vicious attacks including character assassinations. This behavior and attitude on their part is the fruit of their belief system. I've seen and heard it many times over. Only God Himself through His Spirit can change hardened hearts, my job is to tell the truth in love. Here's the bottom line for all of us... the real dilemma for Libertarians is; which god/God will they choose ? That question puts them in the same “boat” if you will with Liberals, RINO's, Tea Party Members, Socialists and others who reject the very God that gives us all personal freedoms and choices. All for the moment still have a choice, they can choose to lose that selfish and ill gotten attitude of personal liberty without God, or they can go on in their delusion that they themselves and their choices are their own and that the foolish belief that there won't ever be any negative consequence for themselves or others for making themselves “god” or making choices absent of God's best will all end in disaster.
"Suppose a nation in some distant Region should take the Bible for their only law Book, and every member should regulate his conduct by the precepts there exhibited! Every member would be obliged in conscience, to temperance, frugality, and industry; to justice, kindness, and charity towards his fellow men; and to piety, love, and reverence toward Almighty God ... What a Eutopia, what a Paradise would this region be."~John Adams--Diary and Autobiography
of John Adams, Vol. III, p. 9.
Let us give God His due.
Rev. Paul P. Waldmiller~Black Robe Regiment Pastor