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False Alarm: The Libertarian Revolution Has Not Begun

Guywithaheart Wrote: Apr 20, 2013 8:33 AM
Dan, you may be more rational than the average libertarian, but your column nonetheless shows that libertarianism is a silly philosophy. You have to have government. It's as simple as that. And there's no defensible system of government other than democracy, so you have to accept majoritarianism. So get with the program, I say to libertarians. Time to grow up and accept the real world.
DavidM Wrote: Apr 20, 2013 8:48 AM
First of all he isn't advocating "no govt". THats a pathetic strawman people use to attack conservatives.

Secondly, we are a REPUBLIC , not a democracy. The fact you don't know this indicates govt control of schools is hurting the country.
John in Gwinnett,Ga Wrote: Apr 20, 2013 8:40 AM
Dan said nothing about eliminating government. Did you happen to actually read what he wrote?
Fuzzy2 Wrote: Apr 20, 2013 8:45 AM
A HUGE portion of the electorate can't accept that it is never an "all or nothing" decision. Libertarians are not for anarchy. The law is important. They are all for obedience to the Constitution, while at the same time, recognizing that it is not perfect and now has Articles that are at odds with the reason it was made.
Stuart95 Wrote: Apr 20, 2013 10:19 AM
Libertarians are people who actually spent time thinking about the long-term ramifications of unrestrained governments run by humans. History is the story of government abuses, and the econo-philosophers from the 17th and 18th centuries - the really smart guys whose words often sound as if they were written yesterday - warned of unfettered government.

Libertarians have figured out, among other things, that if you allow Party A to write laws concerning social issues, then you cannot complain when Party B comes into power and begins writing their own social regulations - no matter how certain you are that Party A was "right". The only solution is to avoid controlling personal behavior that does not infringe on the rights of others.

I just saw a headline that made me think that libertarian fantasies somehow had turned into reality.

As you can see, 24 IRS employees were just arrested for stealing. But what about the other 105,976 bureaucrats at the Internal Revenue Service who seize our money under the implied threat of violence?

Shouldn’t they be arrested for stealing from us as well?

IRS Employees arrested

But then my bubble burst. The story has nothing to do with the injustice of the internal revenue code and the shakedown...