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There Ought Not to Be a Law

ftorres Wrote: Aug 15, 2012 11:18 AM
Re: vietnamvet, "To convert us to his libertarian view, Stossel would have to write his book of laws for us to read." Really??? So you need a WHOLE BOOK of laws to tell you that you should not kill, steal or lie? Are you such a BARBARIAN that what comes naturally to the rest of us, it must come out of a BOOK for YOU to get an understand? I am glad I don't live near you - I just won't know when you will get off.

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....