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There Ought Not to Be a Law

SD3 Wrote: Aug 15, 2012 10:20 AM
As the world seems to become more complex, more people subscribe to the notion that they are not capable of dealing with it. Everything is out of their control. Only the Superman can save us. Surely government is populated with such men. These are men who offer "solutions" that don't require me to make choices with tradeoffs. Men who can waive away the math (which I didn't learn in school anyway) that says you can't keep spending more than you earn. Men who will correct the inequalities that God created among us. With Men like this our possibilities are limitless.

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....