posted on Apr, 1 2009 @ 04:17 PM
Originally posted by TheWayISeeIt
STATES RIGHTS/LAWS: supercede Federal, with what exceptions where? i.e. civil rights. Is that plausible?
Civil Rights is for the Federal Government. The Constitution covers almost everything that needs to be covered. The rest should be up to the states.
(in my opinion and that of many Libertarians).
What if Texas outlaws abortion? Is that fine with you too? Where does that leave an impoverished pregnant teenage girl in Midland? How about sodomy
laws, which leads to persecution of homosexuals?
The majority actually thinks that it is our business to meddle in other peoples affairs. Libertarianism is all about "their choices are none of my
business". That includes someone wanting to be a homosexual: None of my business. That includes somone wanting anti-gay-laws: None of my business.
But in a Libertarian society, the homosexual will be able to move to a state which has better laws for him and the anti-gay will move into a state
which has the society that best suits him.
Those questions presuppose that we have to meddle in other peoples business in order for society to work. This is, imo, a psychological fallacy.
Societies in which everyone simply focuses on cleaning up his own act rather than that of others are the most harmonious
. Switzerland is a
typical example of a few of these Libertarian Values in Action.
Again this can be broken down into the three Positions:
Posistion 1: Lets get rid of gays
Position 2: Lets get rid of homophobes
Position 3: Let them do what they do while I do what I do.
There is a complexity here that I think is not addresses by the diaspora of Libertarians, hence you are only 2%.
I guess we are 2% because people cant possibly imagine anything taking care of itself. And yet...if you observe nature itself
, you see its
You are right about Libertarians not yet being ready
to be a major player because the direction is not yet clearly defined. But most of us are
not asking for 50%, only for 10% of the votes. And most of us are also asking for various other parties to be part of the game. In short: Down with
DRAMATIC REDUCTION OF SIZE OF FEDERAL GOV. - Yahoo! But how does any of this come about under Libertarianism when there is no unity outside of
personal ideology of independence and anti-authoritian attitudes which is so subjective?
unites Libertarians of various colors as best is currently possible.
Of course anti-authoritarians are often reluctant to play politics, so more education is needed.
Perhaps it is possible that the current 'secession' of the 20-odd states that is happening right now could be a catalyst for a viable third-party
Yes it could.