02-18-2017, 10:18 PM
I'm not a libertarian. That said:
I'd say I'm the *closest* to being a libertarian on foreign policy. I wouldn't necessarily hold to the idealistic version of "no non strictly defensive wars ever" but I'm extremely close. In the hypothetical event where a tyrant could be overthrown, replaced with godly leadership, and pretty much nothing bad would happen, yeah, I'd support it. But that's pretty much never gonna be the case. I'd also support a godly, covenanted nation defending another godly and covenanted nation if they were attacked, and that's more realistic, though even then, I'd only support war tactics that leave civilians out of it by anyone involved. In *practice* I'd usually agree with libertarians on foreign policy. I definitely wouldn't defend any war the US has participated in since WWII, and even with WWII, its iffy, and even if it were justified, our tactics certainly weren't.
On fiscal policy, I'm also somewhat close, but not quite the same. I believe the Bible supports minimal taxation, and so I am more of a minarchist when it comes to such issues than an "anarcho-capitalist." I also believe in some economic regulations, but not really the ones you'd expect. The main thing that would seem to fall under pure economics would be the sabbath day. I believe everything non-essential should be shut down on sundays. And yes, the government should participate in that as needed. Exodus 20 :)
Civil liberties is really vague. I pretty much completely agree with the libertarians if you're only dealing with CIVIL stuff. Stuff like civil-asset forfeiture, no-knock/warrantless searches, wiretapping, stopping and frisking, etc. I'm completely in line with libertarians. I also think if the government can rightly own a weapon, the populace can too (I'd be OK with like, a ban of ICBMs, but the government shouldn't have those either.) On the other hand, some people use civil liberties to alos include social stuff. Some of that I'd agree with libertarians on (for instance, the "War on Drugs" or legalizing gambling) but most of it I wouldn't, especially when it relates to sexual immorality or "freedom of religion."