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Is There a Libertarian Argument for another Four Years of Barack Obama?

sawdustking Wrote: Nov 01, 2012 11:28 PM
…because we all agree that 2 weeks after birth a child is human. Two weeks before natural birth there is no consensus. From the instant an egg is fertilized it is no longer an it but a he or she, having either two X chromosomes or an X and a Y chromosome. By eighteen days the child has his/her own heartbeat pumping blood that is frequently not even the same blood type as the mother. For these reasons I believe that children deserve the full protection of the law from the point of conception. I would welcome another perspective, but no one ever seems willing to offer one.

From a rational perspective, the logical choice is not voting. After all, the odds of your vote making a difference are infinitesimally small.

But that’s if you view voting as an “investment” choice – i.e., you taking time and effort to do X in hopes of getting Y in return.

The other view is that voting is a “consumption” choice – i.e., something we do for enjoyment, like eating a hamburger or going to a movie. You recognize your vote almost surely won’t matter, but you do it because it gives you pleasure to vote for someone (or, in my...

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