Re: What is worse (or better)? Libertarianism or Religious Conservatism?September 14 2011 at 12:06 AM
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You are comparing apples to frozen monkey brains. Libertarianism is a political philosophy while Christianity is a faith. More to the point, though, is this nation operated quite well when men of the Christian faith were in political office. There was no shoving the faith down the throats of the opposition; indeed, the First Amendment guaranteed freedom from state-sponsored religion, at least on the federal level. On the state level, most constitutions also guaranteed freedom of religion, although the individual states could, and did, favor the dominate Christian faith; nevertheless, it was never oppressive officially, which allowed other religions to peacefully exist.
Given my choice, I'd opt for the governments (federal and states) that we enjoyed before the US War Between the States. The feds pretty much stayed out of the debate and the states pretty much did as they pleased when it came to religion (with the fact in mind that all the states had to be republics).