posted on Nov, 20 2003 @ 05:30 AM
I hate libertarians. They combine the worst of liberalism with the worst of conservatism and end up with something that is liable to go more corrupt
than the new jersey senatorial seat. Libertarianism is poorly organized anarchy, you need some control over citizens for a country to work. Free trade
is possibly the worst thing to happen to economy since the gold standard was removed. People are inherently evil. If you give them the opportunity to
be corrupt they will take it. While there are exceptions to this, it is a general rule.
Since CSRules' excellent tribute to ignorance, there are things I need to add:
Welfare: We need to support the poorest people in our society. Not to do so would be one of the cruelest things one could do as a ruler. Also, welfare
should be an individual thing: no subsidising corporations, if they cannot make it, too bad.
Gay rights: One's sexual preference should have no influence on their basic rights as a citizen. The constitution that we "live, love and learn"
says in no way that homosexuals have less rights than a basic person. Revoking basic freedoms of gays is quite possibly one of the most hateful,
bigoted thing that this country has done.
Affirmative action: Colleges are allowed to give bonus points to someones college application because of something called "Legacy." Well guess what:
minorities have a "Legacy" too, a legacy of being oppressed and ostracized from our institutions of learning, giving them education is the least we
can do for them. If a college wishes to have affirmative action, then it is their choice, the government cannot interfere with that.
Federal vs. Local Gov.: Powerful Localized government and weak federal power was already tried: it was called the "Articles of Confederation." And I
am gratified to announce that it was a total disaster. We dont need that type of failure again.
Right to bear arms: You have none. Guns are designed for death, any decent person has no use for them. And guess what, peaceful revolution is quite
possible, you do not need to kill to have a new government. Frankly, bloody revolutions just cause more death. In countries where revolution has come
through violence, by and large there have been ruthless tyrannies that have arose. Once again, there are exceptions, but basically all killing does is
cause more killing. Countries which came about through civil disobedience, such as India or South Africa are much more peaceful and well off than
countries that are created by bloodbaths, such as Yugoslavia or Chile.
War on Terror: A false creation by the current administration. And I do not see how sanguinary liquid taken from swine spread on metal pellets could
help end it. The war on Terror is a war on a word, and like other verbal wars, like the war on poverty and the war on drugs, can not be conventionally
won. Only through compassion, understanding and acceptance can it be ended.