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There Ought Not to Be a Law

eddie again Wrote: Aug 15, 2012 11:20 AM
it is immoral and unethical to have more laws than a person of average intelligence can remember and understand.
Paulus Textor Wrote: Aug 15, 2012 11:26 AM
Ignorance of the law is no excuse, except when the government does it.

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....