The problem with Satan's version of representational, limited democracy; pluralism; minority and individual rights; etcetera, is force, which comes out from the ungodly spirit of self-centered wrath that works to drag down the good with the bad.
Many who call themselves libertarians (including many who also call themselves Christians) are against pure, direct, coercive democracy (demonocracy is what we've coined the way we see they see it), but then they'll vote for Ron Paul for the President of the system. They say that Ron will restore the original intent of the leading founders of the Republic, which is representational, limited democracy protecting minority rights (individual) rights (God given): Limited government, checks and balances, separation of powers, separation of church and state, the Bill of Rights, etc., all interpreted under the spirit of the Declaration of Independence.
Well, they can think their hearts are in the right place. Will their way lead them to the highest heaven? It won't. The system is the old wineskin. It cannot hold the re-born spirit.
The leading founders were deists, not Christians. Thomas Jefferson, who penned the Declaration of Independence with input from Benjamin Franklin and few others, was a secular humanist. Humanism is the root of the dark turn that has been given by the dark hearted the misnomer "The Enlightenment." It was an evolutionary result of earlier incorrect so-called course corrections, such as the Protestant Reformation, the Renaissance, Constantine I's twisting, and the like. It was the greater Hellenization (false democratization) of the system. It didn't go all the way, just as those in Athens fell miserably short of the spirit of the law that Jesus has revealed. The founders of the United States fell miserably short also. Generally, they rejected Jesus, hence the current mess.
"I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man." That's what Jefferson said. What a huge hypocrite. He was and remained a tyrant in his so-called personal life. Well, that personal life, he saw to it, is reflected in the governmental system that lords it over Americans. Also, his enemies in that system were no better. Hamilton was every bit the self-centered, false shepherd that was Jefferson. The spirits of those men are not our guiding light. We reject their spirits for what they are. The system they brought forth is unworthy. It is based upon false-heartedness.
The issue was sovereignty. Who's sovereign? Libertarians hold each person is sovereign. We agree. Many calling themselves libertarians also hold with capitalism. We don't. Capitalism is anti-libertarian.
Jesus was sovereign, but his sovereignty was denied by the usurpers. He should not have been taxed. He also made the point that no child of God should be taxed but should rather be free. He also called mammon unrighteous, which it is. The system of mammon is inherently evil. No Christian can be a capitalist or a false-libertarian.
The system of money is impoverishing: Harmful. Think about it. It is why it is unrighteous, per se. It comes directly out of evil. Evil brought forth money. Money is capital. It is anti-libertarian. It is anti-liberty. It is enslaving under evil. It is not freedom from evil. It is theft. It is stolen inheritance. It is a wrong path. The course is wrong and needs to be corrected.
The private central banks are evil. Usury is evil. The bankers seek to privatize and own all the inheritance. They don't intend on sharing it. They are the few who seek to lord it over Jesus. Can you see that? It's plain and clear, just as it was then. They are the evil vinedressers who stole and steal the inheritance and killed and kill the heir and heirs to the land. To hell with their spirit. Their spirit is dead. It is utter darkness. Don't follow those blind ones into the bottomless pit.
We are grateful to the Washington Post, the New York Times, Time magazine, and other great publications, whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost forty years ... It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subject to the bright lights of publicity during these years; but, the world is now more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national auto-determination practiced in past centuries. — David Rockefeller, June 1991.
Some even believe we are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as "internationalists" and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure—one world, if you will. If that's the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it. — David Rockefeller, from his Memoirs.
So, where are you going to invest? Where is your treasure? Where is your heart, mind, soul, strength? Why give to the dead spirit? Give to the spirit of giving and sharing all with each other. Why give the children's food to the selfish?
The parable where Jesus explains that we are to gather like spirits to magnify the good uses the analogy of the bank and usury. Where is the real bank?
Real Christians devise and stand by the real-liberal system (Christianity; the Church) that will free that which is trapped inside the system of money. The flow into money can be redirected to flow into that which rather brings forth the opposite of self-centered trapping. This is the Christian Commons where greed, covetousness, money, taxation, violence, coercion, punishment, and all other harmful lusts (unclean spirits) are removed, separated away so that their opposites may be gathered without doubt.
Many calling themselves libertarians also hold with coercion. That position is self-evidently impossible. It is why Jesus was anti-coercion. Jesus was a real libertarian (liberating, saving, and delivering).
Jesus was for giving and sharing freely, as we receive freely from God through God's creation God manifested and in which we find ourselves. The truth of this is self-evident. It is abundantly clear from the nature of things. Look around. See how it works. See what is best. Jesus saw the best way. There is no other best way. The best is singularly unique. That way is God's one and only right way.
The worldly system, however, seeks to hold divisible houses (incompatible spirits) under one roof. It does this via the offense that is violence, offense and violence in the language of the revelation of Jesus Christ being synonymous.
Satan is the spirit of violence. God is the spirit of peace. Forget standing on the less perfect human vision of God rendered in the Old Testament. Rather, stand with God as Jesus represents God against Satan.
Now it becomes clearer and brighter.
The Christian Commons is the place where there is not coercion. Where you find coercion, the Commons is not. The Christian Commons is the place where the children always face God. Where you find souls turned away from God, the Commons is not. The Commons is Heaven. It is a spiritual place that can and does manifest in the here and now. Those who choose, manifest it: On Earth as it is in Heaven. Those who reject don't bring forth and aren't partakers or members of the body. They are parts of that which is incompatible, which is selfishness and against the ultimate spirit of liberty, which is freedom from all that is fallen rather then raised up.
All of this is understood via context. It is all semantics. Usage of words, our meanings that come out of our core being or nature (root) create. They bring forth darkness or light, evil or goodness, false-heartedness or truth, the imagination apart from God or reality.
Is this all easy to see? It is completely contingent upon the softness of one's heart. How unselfish are you? How repentant? How ashamed? How compassionate? How full of the spirit of mercy? How law-abiding where the real law is the New Commandment? How harmless? How bountiful? How anointed with the sovereignty? How saving? God is unselfishness. Look at all of Jesus's teachings and doings and consider where they fall on the spectrum of selfishness versus unselfishness.
I wrote this before visiting Bryan Morton's websites. Bryan has posted comments in this series. We are working on bridging the language barrier, which is essential for the Great Conflation, which is the Holy Spirit bringing together the flock. It is our calling: The Word.
Barriers to the truth are evil. The truth isn't a secret to be kept secret. It is true that telling the people the truth is an act of faith in the promise of God that even when the evil-hearted turn and rend you, your soul will not die, even your flesh will be restored but beyond the corruption of evil. Fear not. Make the stand against selfishness. Bring forth together apart from Satan: The prince of harm.
You ought also find enlightening our reply-comment to Matt Robison.
The Real Liberal Christian Church position is that Christianity is individual self-government allowing the greatest individual freedom and sovereignty possible by sharing completely in the total freedom from evil and ultimate collective and individual sovereignty that is God's. We see this in the emphasis Jesus placed upon God's being one and Christians being one. We also see it in his message of the last being first, the chiefest being the servant — turning the status quo on its head.
The Jews who would not convert knew this. We see it in Acts 17:6, where those Jews were crying that the Christians "have turned the world upside down." Many self-styled Christians work against this though. It's why we still have those who lord it over us, as Jesus described them (George W. Bush, et al).