Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Libertarianism means respect

(My Eastern New Mexico News column for January 31, 2018)

I am not libertarian because I expect to get anything from it.  Well, that's not completely true.  I should say I am not libertarian because I expect to get anything from you because of it. I don't even necessarily expect civilized behavior from others.

Respect for life, liberty, and property-- without excuses-- is the hallmark of both libertarianism and civilization. I expect civilized behavior only from other libertarians, and not even all of them manage to deliver. After all, they are still only human. the rest...

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  1. Libertarianism indeed means respect. That is one of (if not THE) simplest and most direct definitions I have ever heard.

    I expect EVERYONE to be libertarian. Those who are not should not be tolerated. On at least some level, they are just plain ol' evil.

    Fuck them. Kill them all, and their gods too.

  2. Without a wall or any feedback mechanism, archating bullies and disrespectful loudmouths dominate the public space.

    1. A wall is totally irrelevant or counterproductive for obvious reasons, and there is a feedback mechanism-- but it's "illegal" and people are therefore scared to use it. If people would start using their right to self defense properly, the problem would solve itself.