So is it really the case that liberty and the environment are simply opposed? Does the good of one come only at the expense of the other? Or can liberty and a flourishing natural environment reinforce one another, the good of one encouraging the good of the other? Can economic activity under a system of liberty be environmentally sustainable in the long run?
Ronald Bailey tackles the impact, pro and con, of sustained economic growth on our environment. Through detailed research and objective observation of opposing viewpoints, Bailey concludes the following…
One of the most moving and awe inspiring speeches of all time. Regardless of political identity and ideology, the vast majority of people in our country and beyond want to live in a society described in this epic speech. We simply have different ideas about how to build and nourish such a truly civilized civilization.
I happen to be a Libertarian. However, I acknowledge the fact that libertarians don’t have a monopoly on good ideas; folks from across the political (and non-political, of course) spectrum care about individual liberty and love for one’s neighbors.
Here at Healing Our World, everyone is welcome to sing their own song of Liberty, Love and Peace…
To those who can hear me, I say – do not despair. The misery that is now upon us is but the passing of greed – the bitterness of men who fear the way of human progress. The hate of men will pass, and dictators die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people. And so long as men die, liberty will never perish. …..
In the 17th Chapter of St Luke it is written: “the Kingdom of God is within man” – not one man nor a group of men, but in all men! In you! You, the people have the power – the power to create machines. The power to create happiness! You, the people, have the power to make this life free and beautiful, to make this life a wonderful adventure.
“The dictates of humanity came in opposition to the law of the land, and we ignored the law.” ― Levi Coffin
I drove from North Carolina to Illinois a week and a half ago (November 6th). As I was driving along US Highway 35 through West Virginia about 15 miles from the Ohio River, I was thinking of the Underground Railroad and the daring and courageous abolitionists, who risked their lives, lively hoods and property to secure the blessings of liberty for perfect strangers; a people born into a 400 year history of humiliation and human bondage, who could provide nothing in return except for their eternal gratitude.
The closer I got to crossing into the “Land of Canaan”, I felt an overwhelming sense of grace as I pondered to myself, “How Christ-like it is for someone to risk everything to help secure the blessings of liberty for a runaway slave!” I wept like a baby as I felt the warm and comforting Love only a loving God could give me.
I had two more similar spiritual awakenings after I crossed into Ohio.
The following video was recorded via Facebook Live at a rest area. My Lord placed the following message on my heart…