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There Ought Not to Be a Law

ftorres Wrote: Aug 15, 2012 11:11 AM
Re: John5840, "Yep. I like the part about providing for the general welfare." 'Providing for the general welfare' means making sure rights are protected, not that Congress provides money or handouts. Progressives tend to twist the clear meaning of words to ideas that are not contained in those words. Some people call that "lying."

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....