In response to:

There Ought Not to Be a Law

plainsense Wrote: Aug 15, 2012 6:15 AM
Basically we should be free to do what we want until we violate the moral order that is necessary to keep us free and safe from harm. It is not legitimate to separate "economic" and personal liberty. True economic(praxiological) conepts concern human action of all sorts. And the moral code applies to humans acting. Once the Christian world view that created this free society is finally destroyed, there will no longer be any room for libertarians either.

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....