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Essay #29 Deuternonomy

There are 959 verses in Deuteronomy. By my count there are over 125 verses, plus the entire 13th chapter, that warn the nation of Israel not be like the nations in Canaan. Deuteronomy can be broken into distinct sets of ideas:  What God has done for Israel, how Israel responded (both good and bad), how […]

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Purpose

A fascinating article on classical liberalism was posted on the Mises Institute website December 9th, 2020.  The article written by Ryan McMaken, titled “There Is No Conflict Between Classical Liberalism and Religion” illustrates my desire to write and promote TheFundmentalEconomist.com. The thesis of the article is clearly stated in the title, there is no conflict […]

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“Catch and Release” Has New Meaning

Pima County Arizona has a new twist on “catch and release”. Instead of fish, criminals will now be “caught and released” at the taxpayer’s expense.  Under the guise of fiscal responsibility, Pima County taxpayers will now pay the bond for individuals arrested for specific crimes.  Instead of the individual arrested, or their agent (bail bonds […]

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Essay #17 Babylon

“How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!  For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of […]

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Essay #16 Nimrod’s Land of Shinar Part III

“And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.  And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there. And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly. And they […]

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Taxation is Theft

Taxation is theft. There is only one morally righteous tax and that is a tax necessary to fund the protection of property.  Property is broadly defined and would include life, liberty, intellect, labor etc.  Property is the stuff that individuals are born with and acquire over time through inheritance, gift or exchange.  Any other property […]

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“Is Taxation Theft?”

The Actors Consider this intriguing news story, Elaborate Somali insurgent tax system collects almost as much as government.  Al Shabaab  (AS) would be classified in Western terms as a terrorist group and for good reasons.  In Islamic terms, “the group describes itself as waging jihad against “enemies of Islam“; they can reasonably be called “freedom […]

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Essay #15 Nimrod’s Land of Shinar Part II

“He was a mighty hunter before the Lord” Genesis 10:9 Nimrod was a earthy, natural man with the strength and disposition of a tyrant.  Comparable in strength and force to God, but of the moral character of the unregenrate; no regard for the moral/spiritual well being of others, or for the God of creation and redemption.  […]

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Essay #14 Nimrod’s Land of Shinar

The land of Shinar was vile and it’s first king would be a theological type of anti-christ:  A despot,  representing himself as the messiah/savior,  promoting a false gospel/religion, harshly discriminating those who reject him and compelling obedience by force from those who follow him. Using his false gospel as a tool of manipulation or outright […]

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Popish Foolery

Pope Francis’ Fratelli Tutti challenges biblical authority, rejects revelation dictating human action (economics) and replaces God’s principles with totalitarianism. The church of Revelation 17 and political economy of Revelation 18 joined hand in hand. The thesis of Fratelli Tutti is the need to remold human society in the bounds of love and social concern.  The […]