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The Divide Between Social Conservatives and Libertarians

June 24th, 2014 Comments off
Fault Line between SoCons and Libertarians

Fault Line between SoCons and Libertarians

I’m a regular participant over at Ricochet, and the subject of the “fault line” between social conservatives and libertarians arises from time to time. It’s a subject that is very interesting to me. Here’s how I see it.

The libertarian’s worldview begins with the fully developed and fully capable adult, which they refer to as the “individual.”

I will refer to him as the “individual as an infant” since this is how he enters the world. Libertarians do not account for how the “individual as an adult” came to be. If his legitimate needs and entitlements were violated while he was the “individual as an infant,” from a structural or policy standpoint they turn a blind eye, as they shun the very idea of entitlements and policy restrictions/encouragements for adults generally. The pain this causes the “individual as an infant” is personally meaningful to libertarians, but it is not meaningful to them on a structural/policy level. In other words, they are unwilling to use structural means to avoid that suffering because these structural means impinge on the liberties of the current “individuals as adults” in the short term.

Without providing for the structural means to reduce the risk factors for the suffering of the “individual as an infant,” Read more…

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What our students are accomplishing

May 17th, 2014 Comments off

A report from Dr. Morse, pictured at left, looking like a proud momma!

When I founded the Ruth Institute back in 2008, I had a dream. I wanted to see students building a climate favorable to marriage on their own campuses. I envisioned religiously serious students of all denominations founding clubs and speaking out. My speeches, writings, and radio programs, as well as the annual student leadership conference, It Takes a Family to Raise a Village (ITAF), were all vehicles for helping them.

Now, five years later, Ruth Institute students are doing exactly the sorts of things we hoped they would do. Read more…

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Roaring lambs

July 29th, 2013 Comments off

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Young adults join together to learn strategies for defending traditional marriage

DARING TO GO COUNTERCULTURE: Alana Newman speaking at the ITAF conference.Enlarge Image

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DARING TO GO COUNTERCULTURE: Alana Newman speaking at the ITAF conference.

Talk about a counterculture: 41 young men and women recently attended the fifth annual It Takes A Family (ITAF) conference to learn how to support traditional marriage. Read more…

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College Students Taught To Defend Traditional Families

June 6th, 2013 Comments off

by Jennifer Kabbany – Associate Editor of The College Fix

SAN DIEGO – Anne Petty always believed in and supported the traditional definition of marriage – but the 23-year-old Idaho college student said she didn’t know how best to defend her position other than to cite the Bible.

After this weekend, Petty said she is armed with knowledge and data to explain her beliefs from secular, academic and scientific points of view. Read more…

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First Ruth Institute Gala a Great Success

June 6th, 2013 Comments off

by Betsy Kerekes – Director of Online Publications, The Ruth Institute

“This was a smashing event. I am ecstatic,” said Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, founder and president of the Ruth Institute, regarding its first annual gala, held June 2nd at the Town and Country Resort in San Diego.

In addition to the food, the camaraderie of groups from diverse religious backgrounds joined together by a common concern for the state of marriage, was exceptional. The fellowship began in the foyer with vendor tables set up so guests could become informed and support one another. Vendors included radio programs, Christian grammar and high schools, and pro-life organizations. Read more…

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Ruth Institute’s First Gala Dinner!

April 23rd, 2013 Comments off

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This is not just your average entertainment, dinner, raffle prizes and live auction. We will also have the fascinating Tim Clemente: Hollywood producer, writer, consultant, stuntman, and former FBI special agent, as our guest speaker. The event is also being hosted by Patrick Coffin, Immaculate Heart Radio’s nationally known radio personality and speaker!

For more information and to order tickets, click here!

 

 

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For Such a Time as This…

October 22nd, 2012 Comments off

by Trey Dimsdale, J.D.

First published at christianpost.com on August 10, 2012.

In the Old Testament book of Esther, the heroine for whom the book is named finds herself in an extremely dangerous situation. She is a Jew who is married to a foreign king who is advised by an evil man named Haman. Haman devises a plan to eliminate all of the Jews in the kingdom, and the only Jew with access to the king is Esther herself. Queen Esther then approached her uncle Mordechai who asks her, “Who knows whether you have not attained royalty for such a time as this?” The unlikely rise of a member of a captive class to the house of a powerful king during a time of such political danger was, in the estimation of Mordechai, a providential intersection of events. It was a gracious provision of protection from the Lord even in an age when God’s people were being disciplined for their disobedience. Read more…

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The Bishop’s “Reverse Marriage”

August 28th, 2012 Comments off

by Trey Dimsdale, J.D.

The Rt. Rev. Gene Robinson, Episcopal Bishop of the Diocese of New Hampshire

I had the privilege of traveling to San Diego, CA last month to attend the Ruth Institute’s It Takes a Family to Raise a Village Conference. The conference is targeted at college-aged students and provides them the opportunity to learn from and interact with very notable scholars who work in the field of marriage and family in their respective disciplines. Read more…

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The Bishop’s “Reverse Marriage”

August 10th, 2012 Comments off

by Trey Dimsdale

I had the privilege of traveling to San Diego, CA last month to attend the Ruth Institute’s It Takes a Family to Raise a Village Conference. The conference is targeted at college-aged students and provides them the opportunity to learn from and interact with very notable scholars who work in the field of marriage and family in their respective disciplines. Speakers included economists, attorneys, activists, a medical doctor, and theologians all presenting persuasive arguments in support of natural, man/woman marriage. I wish a similar program had been available when I was a college student and even more, I hope that if it had, I would have had the wisdom to avail myself of it. Read more…

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Love & Marriage in San Diego

August 2nd, 2012 Comments off

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This past weekend I was in sunny San Diego, CA for the Ruth Institute’s fourth annual “It Takes a Family to Raise a Village” (ITAF) conference. The Ruth Institute was founded by Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, and works to educate people about the definition and importance of marriage and family as the foundational institution of society. Read more…

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