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Originally posted by Wertdagf
reply to post by Ghost375
Well atleast this message is better than they one they had 100 years ago.
You have the freedom to worship our god or be murdered in the street. You have the freedom to be a black slave or we will hang you from a tree. You have the freedom to keep your homosexuality a secret or we will drag you behind a wagon untill your dead.
Id say they are making leaps an bounds just by not killing people who have differing opinions.
Originally posted by beezzer
Why can't people be responsible for their own actions, their own life, their own wealth, their own happiness?
Why should any type of government get involved?
Originally posted by Ghost375
I'm not trying to bash conservatives here.
edit on 18-1-2013 by Ghost375 because: (no reason given)
The original political meanings of ‘left’ and ‘right’ have changed since their origin in the French estates general in 1789. There the people sitting on the left could be viewed as more or less anti-statists, with those on the right being state-interventionists of one kind or another. In this interpretation of the pristine sense, libertarianism was clearly at the extreme left-wing.
This year, 2008, marks the 150th anniversary of the use of the word “libertarian” by anarchists.
As is well known, anarchists use the terms “libertarian”, “libertarian socialist” and “libertarian communist” as equivalent to “anarchist” and, similarly, “libertarian socialism” or “libertarian communism” as an alternative for “anarchism.” This is perfectly understandable, as the anarchist goal is freedom, liberty, and the ending of all hierarchical and authoritarian institutions and social relations....