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Libertarian or Licentious?

deleeuw Wrote: Mar 25, 2013 6:38 PM
Virtue and Liberty must coexist, or neither shall be present; where Virtue is lacking, there is anarchy; where Libery is lacking, there is tyranny. Yet, no artifice of laws can impose either.

Rand Paul clearly is seeking to move the GOP in a more libertarian direction.  Most recently, he has called for changes to "cookie cutter conservatism," referencing a change in the party's position on drugs (for one example) as a way to attract more young people to the GOP (http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/fox-news-sunday-chris-wallace/2013/03/24/sen-rand-paul-top-congressional-issues-pivotal-moment-battle-over-gay-marriage#p//v/2250608088001).

In theory, libertarian principles often sound great, especially when you're young.  After all, it sounds pretty good to announce that the government should just stay out of everbody's business.

The problem, however, is that it doesn't. And over the past several decades, America has done a poor job of reminding everyone...