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Tag: Vance
  • Anti-State and Anti-War

    It’s obvious that there are some folks who think the anti-war stuff is just “for kicks,” or that anti-war bloggers are just being “contrarian for the sake of it.” But for me, it just comes down to a consistent interpretation of classical liberalism, individualism, and natural rights. Individuals are infinitely valuable; our lives mean something and nobody can tell us …

  • Torturing the Rule of Law

    From Ron Paul comes a new, brief discussion of torture: “Enhanced interrogation” as some prefer to call it, has been used throughout history, usually by despotic governments, to cruelly punish or to extract politically useful statements from prisoners. Governments that do these things invariably bring shame on themselves. In addition, information obtained under duress is …

  • Vance on the Morality of Torture

    Laurence Vance, a man who has shaped my faith possibly more so than CS Lewis, writes another great lewrockwell.com piece that attacks the sacred cow of Christians blind allegiance to the military, it’s wars and…it’s use of torture. Vance writes extensively on the subject, but the case he makes here is an interesting one: situational …

  • Waterboard an A-rab for Jesus

    Laurence Vance comments on the many problems with Christian — let alone American — support for torture. Large percentages of American Christians find torture justified under certain circumstances, and it is statistically likely that at least some of the government employees who have engaged in torture in recent years would call themselves Christians. Vance asks: …