Comment: Tone aside, I agree with the sentiment, as would Dr. Woods

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Tone aside, I agree with the sentiment, as would Dr. Woods

There seems to be some reticence to the tone of the original post. I'm not sure I agree with it or not, but I definitely agree with what I see as the key sentiment: Christianity and Libertarianism should not be protrayed as antogonistic forces. I think this is right on the money.

History is replete with evidence of what happens when Christianity sees (classical) liberalism as a threat.I've seen documentary footage of English marches with "Christian Socialism" as a banner. Some Catholic teachings believe the Christian state must tend to distribution. Dr. Thomas Woods - a Ron Paul supporter who wrote "Nullification", a book that looks at historical precedent to suggest nullifying ObamaCare and other unconstitutional laws (like the NDAA) - wrote a book on how the free market does not go against Catholicism.

In addition, the venerable F. A. Hayek wrote in The Fatal Conceit: The Errors of Socialism that religion often functioned as the "Guardian of Tradition", within which were institutions, customs, and norms that allow for an extended order of free people. He didn't deny some of those norms can be quite restrictive, but his point was that to become antagonistic toward religion as a whole, rather than merely maintaining a skepticism that allows one to question which norms might need incremental reworking, is to throw the baby out with the bathwater, so to speak.

If you demolish that which guides many independent actors, those lost in the wilderness will turn elsewhere. Try to take out the head of God - which you cannot do - and all you will achieve is to make a false God of Socialism.

Look at Santorum's candidacy: Wears his religion on his sleeve, and votes to put more and more means of production at the whim of the state. Do you want to encourage Christians to go this way?

Jesus Christ threw a fit in the tax office. Lets join him!