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There Ought Not to Be a Law

plainsense Wrote: Aug 15, 2012 6:14 AM
The "libertarian" notion that we can't legislate morality is nonsensical. That is the only legitimate purpose of government!! We need to enforce a moral code that prevents thievery, fraud, slavery, violence, endangerment, abuse, etc. Libertarians will use force to protect their children from sexual abuse just as quickly as a "conservative". So libertarian opposition to the moral code is reduced to exposing their children to predators, prostitution, and drugs at 18. I am sure glad that my parents loved me more than that.
nawlins72 Wrote: Aug 15, 2012 6:29 AM
"The "libertarian" notion that we can't legislate morality is nonsensical."

Libertarians who make this claim would be wrong.

"Libertarians will use force to protect their children from sexual abuse just as quickly as a "conservative"

Correct.
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"So libertarian opposition to the moral code is reduced to exposing their children to predators, prostitution, and drugs at 18. I am sure glad that my parents loved me more than that."

By what logic? How does the conservative parent not guilty of this as well? Have the laws eliminated such "dangers"? Nope.

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....