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There Ought Not to Be a Law

David157 Wrote: Aug 15, 2012 12:43 PM
Nice piece. You speak for a lot of us. I'm a libertarian myself and a "conservative", for that matter. It's conservative to leave free people to live freely...to succeed and/or fail....to live happily or not...to do with, to and for themselves as they wish, as long as it doesn't infringe on another's liberty. I'm with you, brother Stossel. Liberty means liberty. The FAR right and the big government right/GOP establishment fail to embrace liberty and limited government, although they are often the loudest voices proclaiming to be all about "liberty".

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....