Episode 240 - Convo with the Christian Caucus of the Libertarian Party

California Underground Podcast: Discussing California Politics Through a Lens of Sanity

20-12-2023 • 1 hr 11 mins

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In this episode, Phil and Camille interview Jacob and Kara, founders of the Christian Caucus of the Libertarian Party. They discuss the formation of the caucus and its purpose in bringing together Christians and libertarians.

Takeaways

  • The Christian Caucus of the Libertarian Party aims to provide a home for Christians in the party and promote the intersection of Christianity and libertarianism.
  • Christianity and libertarianism are compatible as both philosophies emphasize individual freedom, non-aggression, and limited government.
  • Misconceptions about libertarianism and Christianity can be addressed by understanding the principles and values that underpin both ideologies.
  • The state should not be relied upon to solve societal problems, as it often leads to unintended consequences and the violation of individual rights.
  • Limited government and free markets offer more effective and efficient solutions to societal issues, while allowing individuals to exercise personal responsibility. Government officials should be held to the same moral standards as individuals.
  • Addressing both spending and revenue is necessary to solve budgetary problems.
  • Supporting and voting for nonprofits can be an effective way to address societal issues.
  • The lack of accountability in government and the profit motive behind certain problems need to be recognized.
  • Christians should find their political home and advocate for change through issue coalitions, overcoming evil with good.

Chapters

00:00 Introduction and Background

01:16 Formation of the Christian Caucus

03:23 Purpose and Goals of the Christian Caucus

06:16 Christianity and Libertarianism: Chicken or Egg?

08:12 The Compatibility of Christianity and Libertarianism

10:57 Misconceptions about Libertarianism and Christianity

23:43 The Role of the State and Individual Responsibility

28:21 The Libertarian Perspective on Political Parties

37:07 The Flaws of Big Government Solutions

43:16 The Need for Limited Government and Free Markets

47:47 Christian Morality and Libertarianism

49:25 Fixing Budgetary Problems

49:58 Nonprofits as Solutions

51:20 Government Inefficiency

53:24 Lack of Accountability

53:46 Profiting from Homelessness

55:38 Government Funding and Accountability

56:50 Finding a Political Home

57:08 Joining the Christian Caucus

58:06 Advocating for Change

01:02:13 Leaving the Duopoly

01:06:33 Issue Coalitions

01:07:08 Overcoming Evil with Good


This episode was recorded on 12.19.23

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