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There Ought Not to Be a Law

Dot462 Wrote: Aug 15, 2012 12:20 PM
It's pretty common for people to take the attitude toward others that "if you don't agree with me I'll bash your head in." It is easier to bash heads when some people can gain the power of govt to enforce their beliefs. It would be nice if govt was dedicated to stopping the use of force and violence between people and not using force against it's own citizens (in the form of the IRS). Unfortunately, the two political parties seem to try to outdo each other in support for govt taking from some and giving to others (while taking a rakeoff for bureaucracy).

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....