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Libertarians believe in
freedom as opposed to I've also heard it put like this:
security. "Libertarians don't believe in
(Too many negatives, I say.)
The best thing the
government can do to Sometimes I say:
promote security is to Libertarians are liberal on
protect freedom. social issues, but conservative
on economic issues.
(This confuses some people.)
A simple idea, but it
leads lots of places, many of
which lots of people are
reluctant to go to.
Much as it pains me to
classify myself as anything, I
can probably be best described
as a libertarian. In fact,
the sense of independence that
makes me reluctant to join
groups like this probably
helps mark me as one of them.
More often than not human happiness is maximized
when people are free to trade among themselves,
and "free" means free to trade anything, for any
reason that seems sufficient to you. ((well, maybe not, exactly....))
The Libertarian party is the third largest party
in the united states. You might want wonder for a THIRD
moment why you hear so little about them. Hint:
Last election, all the national news services used
the same agency to determine their election
results. The Democrat and Republican votes were Objectivists hate
normalized to total to 100%. One toon one vote? libertarians.
think this is
Liberals think you Conservatives think
should be allowed you should be allowed
to see sex on to see violence on
Liberals think Conservatives think
defense spending that social spending
should be cut. should be cut.
with both of them.
Choosing between Conservatives & Liberals is like
choosing between Hitler or Stalin.
The Libertarian-CS Connection:
I've always had a pet theory that lots of hackers become
libertarians, because hacking, though it may start out as a
quest for control, becomes a fundamentally humbling
experience. "I can't even debug a few thousand lines of
code, how could I possibly handle engineering a society?
How could anyone?"
Though on the other hand, to become involved with
anything remotely intellectual in this country there's got to
be something that prevents you from being "normal".
Happy, healthy, socially adept people become jocks and
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