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Affluent Christian Investor | February 18, 2019

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From the Editor – Best Year Ever to Help People Fall Out of Love With the State

(Image by Donkey Hotey) (CC BY) (Resized/Cropped)

(Image by Donkey Hotey) (CC BY) (Resized/Cropped)

It is not my political mission to elect Republicans. Nor is it to defeat Democrats. My political mission is to help people fall out of love with the State. My political mission comes from David, “Put no confidence in princes.” So given that mission, I am extremely optimistic about this year’s election. As a Christian, I see strong confirmation of what the Bible says about what the accumulation of political power does to people. As an avid Hayekian, I see the same thing — that “the worst get on top.”

This is the best year in my lifetime to convince people that “the worst get on top” and that people should “put no confidence in princes.” If that’s the harvest you are looking for too, this year is going to be a bumper crop. No matter what happens in the Fall half the country will hate the state and the other half will exist in a state of shameful compromise with power. No one will love and respect the next administration. Some will loathe it, others will see it as a great opportunity to pour glue all over themselves and step into the see-through booth of swirling dollars. But both sides will know, deep down, that our ruling class is a sham. The two halves of America’s ruling class will be fighting an epic battle over whose sham will rule us. Even the winners will feel an overpowering need to immerse themselves in hot, soapy water.

My business as a Christian Classical Liberal (a political philosophy which calls for maximum virtue with minimal coercion) is to teach people that the inherent arc of centralized power is towards an ever more corrupt and entrenched ruling class. You can call it an establishment, a nomenklatura, or simple cronies… it doesn’t matter. Same function; different names. My business is to expose all that and, this year, business is very good.

 

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