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Did the Pope Just Say He is Libertarian? Pic in article of Ron Paul in Pope garb

"...So is Pope Francis the Ron Paul of popes? Not exactly but he’s probably about as libertarian as the papacy can get."


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Paul the 1776? All right, all right! I'm tired--it's the best I could come up with. Stop with the tomatoes already...you may need them when the truckers do their thing next month. :)

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The Principle of Subsidiary is Catholic doctrine

We just had a conversation about this on another thread:

Principle of Subsidiary: "... tenet holds that nothing should be done by a larger and more complex organization which can be done as well by a smaller and simpler organization.

In other words, any activity which can be performed by a more decentralized entity should be.

This principle is a bulwark of limited government and personal freedom.

It conflicts with the passion for centralization and bureaucracy characteristic of the Welfare State."

So, this article might be more on point than some would ordinarily think. I don't know how far it goes with this Pope, but if he were leaning toward a more decentralized doctrine and message, it would absolutely be in line with Catholic doctrine already.