posted on Sep, 12 2004 @ 02:12 AM
It's quite ironic that people that aren't US citizens are upset about Libertarian Party domestic policy when the only real foreign policy
that the LP believes in is one of NON-interventionism. In other words, butting-out. If what really gets you about the US is how we're in the
middle of the worlds business, the Libertarian Party is your friend!
The purpose of the main article this whole thing is about was to exemplify the reason why people should be allowed to carry guns, NOT to call
for an armorment of the skies. As has been said, the airlines, even if it were up to them, wouldn't allow this. Mike Badnarik I'm sure
understands that. But just imagine if a couple of people DID have guns on those planes, even if it was just a pilot.
Another fallacy being stated here is that the LP is calling for all US citizens to walk around with guns. This is also patently wrong. We merely
want to be able to own a gun if we so choose. I personally don't own one, but want that option available. The LP isn't composed of a bunch of
crazy anarchists. In fact, we believe in strict adherence to the rule of law.
Lastly, no it really doesn't matter what anyone outside of America thinks of our domestic policy. Imagine what someone from the UK or
Australia would have to say to an American that questioned or called for the change in the domestic policy of their respective nations. The word
arrogant would surely by used. I'm open to criticisms of the way we do things, but if you aren't a US citizen expect someone that is to call you on
it. There's things about America you can't understand unless you live here, and visa-versa.
The terrorists hijacked domestic flights, not international ones. Even if Americans did carry weapons on international flights, they'd
be subject to the law of that nation upon landing.