continued from part 3, here In part 3, Father James Sadowsky answered Murray Rothbard’s assertion that an unwanted, unborn child is a trespassing parasite upon the body of its own mother. In closing his reply to Sadoswky, Rothbard cited an analogy first proposed by Judith Jarvis Thomson in “A Defense of Abortion” (1971). Rothbard wrote:
. . . continued from part 1, here In the United States, abortion is legal in every state by order of the United States Supreme Court in its 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. The logic of the court was a jumble of two issues. The first is the issue of whether the child is a
Many libertarians believe the ancient issue of abortion will disappear in a libertarian society. This is because the pro-choice position is often mistakenly thought to be inherent in libertarianism. The misconception that a libertarian is “socially liberal and economically conservative” is so common and so misleading, it is no wonder that few people understand that
“I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.”
Christian libertarianism is not so much about being left alone–not so much “Don’t tread on me”– as it is about respect for others.
Preface from the new Free is Beautiful: The first edition of Free is Beautiful: Why Catholics should be libertarian was published in 2012, a time of great excitement in the liberty movement. Ron Paul was making a second run for the Republican party nomination for president. Many were coming to the movement, which continues to
Free is Beautiful: Why Catholics should be libertarian, by Randy England, is now available in an expanded and updated second edition. Get your copy at Amazon.com (click here). From the back cover: Here’s a book I wish I’d written! Sometimes, Catholics will ask me, “How can you be Catholic if you’re a Libertarian?” Now that we