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There Ought Not to Be a Law

ftorres Wrote: Aug 15, 2012 11:15 AM
Re: shubi, "Stossel makes the false premise conservatives think laws make people more virtuous" Hence sodomy laws, prostitution prohibitions, drug laws, don't really exist? Conservatives love them - Ok, conservative STATISTS, which are not unlike their brethren on the left. But they are positivist attempts at making man virtuous.

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....