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  •  No disagreement from me at all. (1+ / 0-)
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    Larsstephens

    I think the libertarian viewpoint is seductive to many liberals, in part because of the appeal of freedom.

    Libertarian politics is what happens when a liberal gets stretched to far and snaps.  It's like, "Enough change.  Let's stop trying to change things.  I'm done.  No government."

    Full Disclosure: I am not Ben Leming. But I think he's pretty cool.

    by Benintn on Tue Sep 07, 2010 at 02:52:43 PM PDT

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    •  Only my opinion (2+ / 0-)
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      Larsstephens, soothsayer99

      but if you check into the libertarian philosophy, it is actually liberalism on steroids to the extent that, they idealistically believe that color, gender, race doesn't matter...... because in their ideal world it is what you earn that you deserve. It is a whole cloth meritocracy..... which extends to everything.

      The further you delve into the philosophy the less sense it makes. The ultimate arbitor of justice in their world is the price of goods, determined in a free and unfettered market exchange.... like humans. Any 'collective' aid to humans done by the government is considered false incentives.

      IN other words the only morality they believe in is the almight $$$ free of govt restriction.

      It's all very confusing but the rhetoric is always based on pure unadulterated idealism.

      I am sorry your post has been disqualified because it is not sufficiently depressing

      by missliberties on Tue Sep 07, 2010 at 06:47:06 PM PDT

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