Wednesday, August 06, 2014

It's Not Easy Being Libertarian

Young White Tiger
Excellent article by Sheldon Richman over at FFF:  "I Can't Help That I'm A Libertarian."

He makes several excellent points.  Libertarians--especially Ron Paul fans--are often accused of "drinking the Kool-Aid" and being brainwashed into believing things that just can't work.

But libertarian thought is about analyzing, and logical thinking, and most importantly challenging assumptions.

Instead of debating which is better--that the government spend half a gazillion dollars this year instead of the full gazillion--shouldn't we take a step back and ask if the government is already bigger than it should be?

Instead of blowing the #$)((&^%&!! out of buildings and people overseas, shouldn't we be asking "why the #$)((&^%&!! are we all paying for this?"

Instead of just blindly pulling the lever because of a capital letter following a person's name, shouldn't we first be asking "what is this person going to do to give me BACK some of the freedom that's been taken from me?"

Question authority...even if it's for no other reason than "they hate when you do that."

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