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Trump: The Scapegoat Supreme

Because he refuses to hide the knife of the state, Trump is a heretic invader in the Holy of holies of our state religion. That also makes him the scapegoat supreme of our reigning religion of state power which feigns decorum and transcendence to mask the vulgarity and power lust inherent in every state action.

In this regard, Trump is an absolute godsend.

A two step vision for Christian-based law

My argument for Christian based law system is two step:
1. Only moral use for prison is violent theft, fraud, child abuse (includes selling minors drugs btw), assault, rape, murder or attempts thereof. All other acts are nonviolent and should be dealt with a whole of host of nonviolent and creative social solutions and actions.
2. In an ideal world that goes beyond the scope of our current prison system, we would make petty theft (involving no violent threats, weapons, or systematic fraud on a grand scale) restitution based where victims can have the choice to work out a mercy repayment system over jail time and criminal records.
Also, for violent crimes like rape and murder, we’d clean up the prison system model to not be so dehumanizing and permissive of prison violence.

This two step model can be accomplished with a limited, low tax local government based model in the near term. And in a long view, accomplished even more effectively in a private property based law system wherein communities set voluntary contracts as offerings to would be members looking to live there with terms, conditions, and city wide associations and/or insurance firms providing subscription style models for security from theft and violence and justice meditations and facilities or spaces for violent persons to be placed.

A voluntary covenant-based community can set rules for excommunication from the property if you attempt murder. Since surrounding private property-based communities would not want random murderers cast into their communities, there would be agreements between said communities to guarantee safety from marauding murderers. A network of these agreements would develop so that the portions of land such persons would be able to inhabit would be islands or walled off tracts of land cooperatively owned by communities and voluntarily funded to protect society from psychopaths.

A Neighbor’s Choice Ep. 5: Jacob Hornberger Interview

Episode 5 introduces us to Jacob Hornberger, the founder of the Future of Freedom Foundation (FFF.org) to discuss how Christians should view the drug war, other vice laws, and foreign interventions. What follows is a fascinating exploration of law, liberty, and ethics that offers a glimpse of what’s possible through social imitation of Jesus of Nazareth.

Mr. Hornberger’s article that spurred the discussion is “How to Reduce Violence in America” and is available here:

Hosted by writer and speaker David Gornoski, A Neighbor’s Choice is a media platform and weekly show that examines the role of violence and religion in public life.

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David Gornoski’s essays are featured at publications such as The American Conservative, FEE.org, Lewrockwell.com, WND.com, and AffluentInvestor.com.

A Neighbor’s Choice Ep. 4: What is Violence?

What is violence? In a world where speech purity codes increasingly obscure and obfuscate violence, David Gornoski defines violence and how a society should prevent it through law. This lays the groundwork for the A Neighbor’s Choice theme of “no violence against nonviolent persons.”

Hosted by writer and speaker David Gornoski, A Neighbor’s Choice is a media platform and weekly show that examines the role of violence and religion in public life.

Subscribe for fresh new content and visit http://www.aneighborschoice.com for essays, teaching tools, and how you can be a part of A Neighbor’s Choice. Support A Neighbor’s Choice radio show and media platform here: http://aneighborschoice.com/contribute/

David Gornoski’s essays are featured at publications such as The American Conservative, FEE.org, Lewrockwell.com, WND.com, and AffluentInvestor.com.

A Neighbor’s Choice Ep. 2: Daryl Davis’s Accidental Courtesy

In A Neighbor’s Choice radio episode 2, David Gornoski speaks with Daryl Davis, star of the fascinating documentary Accidental Courtesy. A vaunted African American blues musician who has played with some of the all-time greats, Daryl Davis uses his love of music and Americana to reach out to leaders of the KKK. “How can you hate me if you don’t even know me?” he asks them.

Accidental Courtesy airs on PBS Feb. 13 at 10pm ET. It is also available in select theaters and will debut on ITunes on Feb. 21. Watch the trailer here.

A Neighbor’s Choice Ep. 1: Ron Paul Interview

In the first episode of A Neighbor’s Choice radio show, host David Gornoski speaks with former presidential candidate and congressman Ron Paul.

Why does the state create religious devotion and violent fervor in its believers? How should Christians think about the state? We talk with Dr. Paul on this and other matters such as voting, war, vengeance, and jury duty.