Restoring the Republic by Restoring the Family! by Rick Koerber | May 29, 2013 | Free Capitalist Radio | 1 comment Rick tackles the false notion that we can advocate for liberty and make true progress in the United States, or beyond – by focusing only on politics. Instead, as Rick outlines, we must advance liberty by restoring home and family. http://www.hillerickson.com/radio/20130529FCR.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Related 1 Comment Jason on October 3, 2014 at 8:52 pm I agree that the government does (or should) not have any inherent moral authority, although its position (today) in relationship to the governed (unfortunately) has evolved to achieve at least a “culturally-endorsed” status for moral authority. So while the battle over the definition of marriage ought not to be fought on the government battle-field, that is where the battle is being fought. My instinct is to take sides rather than abstain from the fight, even though joining the fight does grant some credence to the battle being fought here. The battle I am referring to is: should the government ban same-sex marriage to “protect” traditional marriage? Here is a principle-centered argument for why it should ban same-sex marriage – using the same principle that might be used to argue the opposite: “force destroys freedom and prosperity”. If you believe the concept of same-sex marriage to be fraudulent, based on your own individual moral beliefs, could you in good conscience allow the government to endorse or promote a deception (same-sex marriage), any more than they might promote or endorse propaganda to shape and persuade the minds of the governed? Deception is also a form of force that destroys prosperity. Guarding against it, when the battle drifts onto the wrong field still seems justifiable…thoughts?