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  •  Just need to point this out on this thread. (0+ / 0-)

    Libertarianism is the idea that people's personal lives are not the gov't's business. Most liberals are libertarians.

    But with a capital L (big difference!), Libertarianism is the idea that government's purpose should be only defense, plus a very limited police force.

    Anarchism opposes all government.

    •  Actually (0+ / 0-)

      The original libertarians were libertarian socialists  dating back to France in the mid 19th century (basically anarchists.)

      Right wing libertarianism is a misnomer, since it has little or nothing to do with real liberty of the people. It's slavery of the people and liberty for the wealthy.

      Briefly, Anarchists actually advocate a highly organized society that is self-managed by the community, using direct democracy, with worker groups and community general assemblies forming federations, which extends to regional, national, and international levels, with delegates elected who are mandated and immediately recallable, with no authority other than that which is given them by the community which elects them.

      As you can see, central state government is replaced by a different form of structure, but there is in fact a structure.

      "In times of universal deceit, telling the truth will be a revolutionary act." -George Orwell

      by ZhenRen on Fri Mar 08, 2013 at 09:04:44 PM PST

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