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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Sun Jan 1, 2012, 11:35 PM

44. I have two big problems with libertarianism.

 

1: It's a philosophy of leave everyone to their own devices. We tried that once, that was the old west, and it didn't quite work out. It had high rates of violence and few redresses of the law if somebody had their rights stepped on or a crime committed to them, and discrimination ran rampant.

Plus sometimes the government does need to step in on some things. Some people really truly do need help and private charities just will not help people if there's no incentive to, or there's not enough to go around. Same thing with jobs. It there is an area without any resources, the corporations simply will not go there nor hire local help.

there are many realities of life that the philosophy ignores, these are just a few,

2: Their concept of a free market. I'm for a regulated economic system, many of them believe that a free market will correct itself. History has proven true that a free market does not correct itself, those with the money will just hire thugs to enforce their will. That's how unions got started, because in a free market only corruption reigns free.

Other than that, I do agree that the government should keep out of people's private business. It's no business of theirs what sexual acts two consenting adults will partake of in the privacy of their own bedroom. It's no business of theirs who marries who, and it's no business of theirs what ethnicity one is, amidst other things.

I'm no expert on libertarianism though, but I have talked with a fair number of them over the years.


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