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The Libertarian Case for Life

Robert1824 Wrote: Apr 02, 2013 12:44 PM
If you are in favor of government-ordered compulsory childbirth for all pregnant women no matter what the consequences , you are NOT a libertarian, but a statist and authoritarian .
Tommy_Maq Wrote: Apr 02, 2013 2:42 PM
"If you are in favor of government-ordered compulsory childbirth for all pregnant women..."

Because most people are're barking up an impotent usual, Robert.

Learn this time; hypothetical conditionals are always true, thus useless for distinguishing the good and true ideas from the false and useless.

Texas Chris Wrote: Apr 02, 2013 2:28 PM
No. That is a straw man argument.

As a libertarian I am in favor of government using force to protect YOUR life from any aggressor. the same with an unborn individual. That is a legitimate function of government force: to "protect life, liberty, and the persuit of happiness..."

Libertarians are not anti-government; we are anti-coercion.
Basset Hound Wrote: Apr 02, 2013 1:14 PM
If you believe a stronger person's circumstances determine if a weaker person lives or dies, then you are NOT a libertarian, but an anarchist. Likewise if you believe an unborn child is chattel and property.
Texas Chris Wrote: Apr 02, 2013 2:31 PM
An anarchist only believes in society without government. A libertarian believes coercion is immoral. The two are compatible, as a person can believe government should not exist as well as that the initiation of violence is acceptable only in self defense. But a libertarian is not anti-government, he is simply anti-coercion. A voluntarist.

At this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), I was invited to participate on a panel called "The Future of the Movement: Winning with Generation X/Y." I had a lot of ideas to discuss, including utilizing new messages to reach this new pro-life generation, recruiting more candidates with a willingness to stand up for what they believe in, developing new technology, and improving grassroots organizing, to name a few.

But, instead of focusing on the panel's extremely important topic, the moderator, Students for Liberty Co-Founder Alexander McCobin, decided to use his time to advance his libertarian ideal of legalizing gay marriage....