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William Flynn Wallace
foozler83 at gmail.com
Mon May 9 00:04:36 UTC 2016
On Sun, May 8, 2016 at 7:03 PM, William Flynn Wallace <foozler83 at gmail.com>
> The argument you're making here is actually the typical anti-libertarian
> one: free people can make bad choices -- choices we disapprove of -- and
> this might cause harm to others -- someone might read Karl Marx and form a
> revolutionary group to take over society -- so we must limit their freedom
> -- control their reading of Marx, for instance. dan
> So you think that, for instance, limiting the amount of alcohol in one's
>> bloodstream while driving a car is anti-libertarian? Really?
>> We agree on that, the only caveat is that the person should have the
>> ability to know what they're putting into their body.
>> So for that reason I think laws against selling a bottle of vodka to a 6
>> year old are reasonable, and when an adult reads a ingredients label that
>> label should tell the truth. But if somebody wants to inject themselves
>> with vitamins or heroin or cobra venom that's their decision to make not
>> By the way, in my opinion the single most pressing libertarian issue in
>> the world today has nothing to do with money, it's euthanasia. I think
>> forcing somebody to live who wants to die is as great a violation of human
>> rights as forcing somebody to die who wants to live.
>> John K Clark
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>> extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org
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