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There Ought Not to Be a Law

Alecto Wrote: Aug 20, 2012 9:40 AM
Stossel, you're too smart to fall for the false notion that DC will ever voluntarily relinquish power. You know that DC will NEVER fix DC! Book The Forgotten Men (based in Frederick, MD) on your show! Their Article V and state-based nullification positions are relevant, creative, and offer a different perspective on eviscerating the DC machine. Only Federalism, and state-based solutions to the encroachment of DC power grabs offer real limits to DC.

I’m a libertarian in part because I see a false choice offered by the political left and right: government control of the economy -- or government control of our personal lives.

People on both sides think of themselves as freedom lovers. The left thinks government can lessen income inequality. The right thinks government can make Americans more virtuous. I say we’re best off if neither side attempts to advance its agenda via government.

Let both argue about things like drug use and poverty, but let no one be coerced by government unless he steals or attacks someone....