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Bill Muehlenberg's commentary on issues of the day...

Corona and Statism: Which is Worse?

Mar 30, 2020

We have a health crisis, and a political and economic crisis. Both need to be treated carefully:

Many are asking how long the COVID-19 crisis will last. And many are asking how much further governments will go in attempts to

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Socialism in America

Feb 25, 2020

Bernie Sanders is not the first person to try to establish socialism in America:

If Bernie Sanders wins the Democratic nomination and goes on to beat Donald Trump in November, we will have our very first full-blown socialist (actually, Communist)

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In Defence of Freedom and Free Markets

Feb 14, 2020

With Sanders and CO pushing socialism, we need to again make the case for its viable alternative:

With the very real – and very frightening – likelihood of a hard-core socialist actually leading the Democrat charge in America against President

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Climate Action, Statism, Democracy and Freedom

Jan 12, 2020

Grandiose green policies usually increase the power of the State while taking away our freedoms:

Last century C. S. Lewis made this important observation: “Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the

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No, God is Not an Anarchist

Dec 20, 2019

Sometimes “Christian libertarians” say the dumbest things:

The only problem I had in writing this article was in deciding what title to run with. I could have run with plenty of other options, such as: “FEE’s Theological Folly” or, “‘Christian

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Politics, Public Policy and Biblical Balance

Dec 19, 2019

Christians need to think carefully about politics and economics:

This article seeks to argue several related points. It will look at the old debate about which political theory might best fit in with biblical Christianity: liberalism, conservatism or libertarianism. It

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Socialism, Social Justice, and the Churches

Dec 17, 2019

Christians can have some quite muddled thinking on things like “social justice”:

Having just been chided by a ‘Christian socialist’ on another page on this site (she seemed quite perturbed that Corbyn and Labour were soundly rejected in the UK),

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God, Socialism, and Thanksgiving

Nov 28, 2019

What we need to know about Thanksgiving – and economics:

With wokeness breaking out all around us, it is not surprising to see historical revisionism occurring everywhere – including things like America’s founding, and national holidays like Thanksgiving. Indeed, you

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Forget Socialism

Oct 27, 2019

The dead-end street of socialism:

There are many things one can do with wealth. But before it can be used, it first must be created. In terms of the two main economic systems that exist, one is all about the

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Big Business and Big Anti-Christian Bigotry

Jun 13, 2019

Increasingly Western corporations have declared war on Christianity. This has not always been the case, but with the radical homosexual and trans tsunami smashing everything in its path, big business today has basically rolled over and said yes to all

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Children Go to the Back of the Queue

Mar 4, 2019

That the West has a schizophrenic view of children and their wellbeing is an understatement. We go on and on about not separating children from their parents, as in debates over refugees and asylum seekers, but we extol as a

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Ocasio-Cortez, Truth and Morality

Jan 10, 2019

The darling of the left in America, and a quite likely presidential candidate there in the near future, is Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The self-described “Democratic socialist” is competing with the likes of Bernie Sanders for the title

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Taxation and the Bible

Sep 23, 2018

What does the Bible have to say about the issue of taxation? Should we pay taxes? If so, what rate of taxation should we pay? What about indirect taxation? Often the answers we give to these sorts of questions will

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