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January 4th, 2008
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From:mofic
Date:January 5th, 2008 01:45 am (UTC)
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As I understand it, Libertarians believe that people, left to their own devices, are kind and just. Most may be, but Iraq has convinced me that a certain % are just waiting to kill folkes who are threatening their view of How Things Should Be. (I don't think we'd behave any differently.)


Hmm, are you saying the War in Iraq comes from too little government in the US? Or too little in Iraq? I'm still not getting it. I would have said the war in Iraq is an example of too much government control. That said, I'm not a libertarian at all (although I find it a more appealing philosophy than other conservative ones). I see it as a philosophy of Every Man For Himself. I really believe that there ought to be a safety net, that government should provide the basics to all, that leveling the playing field is a good thing to do...

Mo way I'd ever vote for any Republican in the race unless he was running against Satan, and even then it might depend on who Satan's running mate was.

LOL!
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From:wneleh
Date:January 5th, 2008 02:02 am (UTC)
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Or too little in Iraq?

Collapse of government in Iraq, due to our invasion. There's nothing libertarian about Bush that I can see.

My understanding of lib. philosophy regarding social policies is over a quarter century old, but IIRC it was built on people, not government, extending aid.

Must run...

- Helen
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From:mofic
Date:January 5th, 2008 02:06 am (UTC)
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Well I do think libertarians expect that people will give aid to who and what they think as individuals deserve aid. I really believe in government and that the proper function of government is providing a whole lot of things that are done better collectively and/or that individuals won't do.
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From:wneleh
Date:January 5th, 2008 08:08 am (UTC)
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I agree.

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