Quotes from Gary North, Ludwig von Mises Institute Scholar
We’ve long commented here on the Paleolibertarian crusaders for christ who try to meld Self Interest with Dominionism — folks like Ron Paul and son, but the worst among them might possibly be Gary North.
Gary North, son-in-law of the late Rousas Rushdoony, is one of the most prolific Christian Reconstructionist writers. He is also an adjunct scholar with the Ludwig von Mises Institute (the U.S. center for Austrian economics), recipient of the its 2004 Rothbard Medal, and contributor of hundreds of articles for lewrockwell.com, the newsletter of the institute’s founder and chairman. Link to my previous article on this topic, Waiting for the Day When We Can Say We’re All Austrians: Ron Paul’s Brand of Libertarianism.
North’s writing explains the theocratic libertarianism of Christian Reconstructionism, a Dominionist movement which would dramatically reduce the federal government and control society through enforcement of biblical law at the local and state levels. Theocratic libertarianism has become a foundational philosophy for some of the Religious Right, but it is also surprisingly seductive to Tea Partiers and young people, some of whom may not fully understand what is supposed to happen after the federal government is stripped of its regulatory powers.
Following are quotes by Gary North in from the 1980s when he was part of a core group of Christian Reconstructionists in Tyler, Texas building the movement. North stated in the introduction to his 1989 book Myth of Pluralism,
“I am trying to lay the biblical foundations of an alternative society to humanism’s present social order.”