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Tag: Laurence Vance
  • Do Antiwar Libertarians Hate the Military?

    No. What they do hate is the military’s unnecessary, unconstitutional, and immoral acts of aggression.  Laurence Vance explains: First and foremost is the claim that antiwar libertarians hate the military. I don’t recall ever writing anywhere that I hated the military. And neither do I remember reading where some other antiwar libertarian said that he …

  • Get Excited! We are Making a difference in the struggle towards peace and liberty.

    Disgusting, dehumanizing euphemisms aside, Vance is correct in asserting that the American People’s uncritical military-worship allows the US state to get away with all sorts of atrocities overseas. Take, for example, this sort of thing. The US government’s “abandoned,” landmines continue to kill innocents in Vietnam even to this day. The murderer-in-chief is by necessity a numbers-guy and “pragmatist,” that …

  • Laurence Vance on Military Doublespeak

    Laurence Vance is always excellent on the subject of war, particularly when he writes about its relationship to Christianity.  I saw him speak in June, and he did not disappoint. I was particularily impressed by his boldness in discussing the biblical conception of war and countering arguments for a more hawkish perspective presented by the audience …

  • Onward Christian Killers?

    While I’m hardly a believing Christian anymore, I nevertheless retain an appreciation for Biblical writings and Christ’s general message. Thus, I have been highly appreciative of LRC columnist Laurence Vance’s consistent adherence to the teachings of Holy Scripture and his resultant condemnation of the U.S. state’s war machine, as well as individual participation therein. Laurence Vance heroically decries pro-military attitudes …