[ExI] Call To Libertarians
bbenzai at yahoo.com
Sun Feb 20 21:58:29 UTC 2011
Richard Loosemore wrote:
>Would it be more accurate, then, to say that Libertarianism is about
SUPPORTING the government funding of:
> Roads, Bridges, Police, Firefighters, Prisons,...
>... but it is about NOT supporting the government funding of theaters?
>...In that case I misunderstood, and all western democracies are more or
less libertarian already, give or take the 0.0001 percent of their funding
that goes toward things like theaters and opera houses. Richard Loosemore
'More or less', except that they assume the right to tell you if you
can have an abortion or not, who you should and shouldn't have sex with, whether you can marry someone of the same sex as yourself, what you
can do with your own body, whether you even *own* your own body, whether you can be forced to risk your life, mandate that there is such a thing as a 'lawful killing', and dictate what that is, declare that a belief in an imaginary sky-fairy is necessary for the holding of public office (at least in some places), dictate what you can and can't do for fun, forcefully prevent you from using 'unapproved' therapies regardless of whether you wish to risk your own life doing so or not, dictating whether or not you're allowed to end your own life, ... (just a few objectionable things off the top of my head).
You get the idea, I hope.
'Libertarianism' is not just about economics.
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