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Future Generations

BigOlBear Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 12:30 PM
If Libertarians would abandon their unrealistic attachment to isolationist thinking they would probably get a ton of converts. I find myself agreeing with Ron Paul on most things but he comes across as a doddering old fool when he says it's none of our business whether Iran gets a nuclear bomb. That's wishful thinking.
Is there any reason for today's Americans to care about what happens to tomorrow's Americans? After all, what have tomorrow's Americans done for today's Americans? Moreover, since tomorrow's Americans don't vote, we can dump on them with impunity. That's a vision that describes the actual behavior of today's Americans. It would be seen as selfish, callous and ruthless only if it were actually articulated. Let's look at it.

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