Occasionally I receive comments like this:
“To claim that freedom derives from Christianity is nonsense.”
From now on, I will simply offer a link to this post: my canned response.
I occasionally receive comments such as yours. I believe the topic is much more involved than can be achieved via a simple response in the comments section. Therefore, I offer the following as a gesture of goodwill: I truly want to address your comment; I can only do so via the following posts.
I thank you in advance for entering into what I am certain will be your honest exploration of this topic. After all, why would you have commented if you didn’t want a thorough discussion?
Further foundation: A Libertarian Grand Narrative. Also read the two embedded links within this post:
· The Libertarian Quest for a Grand Historical Narrative, by Hans-Hermann Hoppe
· The Cost of the Enlightenment, by Daniel Ajamian
Then go to the Bibliography tab, and from there read the following:
· Gerard Casey, Freedom's Progress?: A History of Political Thought
· Fritz Kern, Kingship and Law in the Middle Ages
Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn, Liberty or Equality: The Challenge of Our Time
Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn, Leftism: From de Sade and Marx to Hitler and Marcuse
· C.S. Lewis, The Abolition of Man
· Robert Nisbet, The Quest for Community: A Study in the Ethics of Order and Freedom
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· Heinrich A. Rommen, The Natural Law: A Study in Legal and Social History and Philosophy
· Richard Storey, The Uniqueness of Western Law: A Reactionary Manifesto
· Frank van Dun, Various
Then read this on natural rights, based on work by Murray Rothbard: What of Natural Rights?
Finally, read this book: The Search for Liberty
After you read these, I believe we can have a proper discussion.