Thursday, December 8, 2011

Why Libertarianism?

Antiwar.com's Jacob Huebert explains — Libertarianism Is Antiwar. The opening salvo:
    Libertarianism and war are not compatible. One reason why should be obvious: In war, governments commit legalized mass-murder. In modern warfare especially, war is not just waged among voluntary combatants, but kills, maims, and otherwise harms innocent people. Then, of course, wars must be funded through taxes, which are extracted from U.S. citizens by force — a form of legalized theft, as far as libertarians are concerned. And, historically, the U.S. has used conscription — legalized slavery — to force people to fight and die. In addition, an interventionist foreign policy makes civilians targets for retaliation, so governments indirectly cause more violence against their own people when they become involved in other countries’ affairs. Plus, war is always accompanied by many other new restrictions on liberty, many of which are sold as supposedly temporary wartime measures but then never go away.

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3 Comments:

Blogger Pints in NYC said...

Two songs come to mind.


Phil Ochs - "Is There Anybody Here"


Song:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXzX7QCZ8QQ




Song:
Part 1 -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmyXTOHC3w8

Part 2 -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qA83Xsj4WHM

December 9, 2011 at 12:32 AM  
Blogger Pints in NYC said...

Opps - the second song name didn't show up. It's

Arlo Guthrie - "Alice's Restaurant"

December 9, 2011 at 12:33 AM  
Blogger love the girls said...

This is such adolescent modernist drivel its difficult to believe a grown man could actually write it.

The next time some libertarian tells you that libertarians are against killing unborn babies, point them to this article. Because the operational underlying principles on why they are pro-abortion are spelled out in this article.

December 9, 2011 at 7:19 AM  

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