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Response to Starboard Tack (Reply #58)

Sat Jun 23, 2012, 02:57 PM

59. Umm no,

That's one of the basic differences between being a progressive liberal and a right-wing libertarian. One puts society and the greater good first and the second puts the individual first, regardless of any societal damage.
RW libertarians basically want to go back to feudal Europe, or the East India Company. Classical liberalism, which is what the enlightenment and the country was founded on, puts the individual above the Crown and Corporation.
The problem with your definition of "greater good" anything can be justified as "greater good". RW libertarians think what they are doing is for the "greater good". Or at least, so they claim. Europe and Australia and Canada certainly did not do it for a "saner safer society", it was to protect the monarchs and oligarchs from the Red menace.

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