Politicians are often called "public servants." They are
seldom of genuine service to society, and usually undermine true
It is not enough to say, with Jesus (Mark 10:42-45), that we should
not be "archists."
Jesus does more than prohibit us from being like the Gentile kings. He
gives us a positive command as well. The command to be
"servants" is the well-spring of social order.
Many who hear a proposal to eliminate zillions of "government
programs" are rightfully and properly shocked, because they have
been trained to feel this is a disregard of important social duties,
such as education, care of the poor and elderly, and checking crime. Our
criticism of the State is not a disregard of these or any other
"civil" functions, but a belief that the State is creating
disorder in each area where it intervenes in an attempt to create or
maintain these civil functions.
Our goal is to encourage greater personal responsibility for
the functions of "civil government" and ensure that these
functions are carried out efficiently and humanely.
Social order is neither created nor maintained by the coercive
apparatus of "organized government." Social order is not the
result of threats and negative sanctions. Social order begins in the
Family. Social order never leaves the home to take up residence on
Capitol Hill. Such social order permeates society and expands
- "Civil Government" begins at home;
"Patriarchy," not Politics
- Who Counts the
Most Important Things of All?
- Not Washington, D.C.
- Trusting God
rather than the State
- "Vengeance is Mine," saith the LORD; so
is social order
Should We Then Live?
- Long-forgotten paths which generate social order
- A more potent source for social order than coerced action
- Gary North on "social
- Significant expenses not always found on the ledger books
Founding Fathers recognized this
- Statism: The Idolatry of our Age
- Obedience in Life
- pleases God more than Ritual
and Sacrifices in Church
in a State-free society
- Morality, not coercion, creates social order
in a Church-free society
- Education must be religious