What Libertarians Need
Written By: Dan Stanley | Posted: Tuesday, October 18th, 2011
This paper has been very generous in allowing any and all parties to submit their viewpoints. This certainly includes what is known as libertarianism. Ron Paul, among others, is an advocate of this position. Many articles have appeared in the Eau Claire Journal espousing their thinking. But libertarianism has its limits, or, might I say, its weaknesses or faults. One looms larger than all others. That is their detachment of morality from the Constitution and a free market. We agree with them that a free market is best and that the Constitution needs to be obeyed. This is their strength. None other than Ron Paul does good service to this matter. But over and over they fail to realize or make plain that we would have no Constitution nor will we have a true free market until there is a moral people prevailing in America. They need to realize what Dave Daubenmire said:
"... the answer to America's problems is not adherence to the Constitution. The US Constitution is not a stand alone document, but rather, connected to the mission statement signed in 1776 entitled The Declaration of Independence. In the Declaration, our Founders stated that we are "endowed by our Creator"...
"The US Constitution is nothing more than a piece of paper if it opposes the "laws of Nature and of Nature's God." Almighty God upholds all law, including the Constitution, and without His support, no document or doctrine of man will be able to stand."
The attempt to divorce God and a religious or moral people from our documents is historically inaccurate and nationally suicidal. There is always a why behind every thing. Think about it for a minute. If you had a law that condemned and criminalized adultery (which was unlawful in the near past), but eventually put adulterers and other sexually immoral people in charge of that law, what would happen? You know the answer. The law would change.
So it is in America. Liberty was conceived on the basis that we are endowed with certain "inalienable rights" as we would say. These are God given rights, not state given. But put in office those who don't believe this, libertarian or not, and we will lose them. That is what has happened. Libertarians need to face this and quit worrying about offending the atheist or immoral. They need to recognize the source of true liberty. And until they do, they will be doomed to disillusionment, demoralization and destruction along with the rest of America.
Dan Stanley is an owner and the Editor of the Eau Claire Journal. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org