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Reply #79: Libertarians disgust me too, frankly. [View All]

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BurtWorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-12-09 09:47 AM
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79. Libertarians disgust me too, frankly.
I do like to argue with them, though, because even though they usually give up and go ad hominem (sure sign of a close-minded ideologue--lots of them right here on DU, as evidenced by this thread) before I do, they are much better able to stick to the issues and debate than the average wing nut. Furthermore, they raise issues it's important for political thinkers to think about. Why do we have a state? What is the individual's role in it? Why must we associate with people we don't want to associate with? Why pay taxes and how much taxes should we pay? These are issues for which lefties and righties take for granted their opinions most of the time. But they're worth thinking hard about.
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