Originally posted by flyingdutchman2112
Yeah this video is wack, and the narrator is stupid and boring. I'm no political science major but I'm pretty sure there's a slight difference between libertarianism and straight up anarchy run by organized criminals.
Originally posted by Magister
Um.....people? I hate to point this out. It is a spoof! It's a send up! It's sacasm! It's a video FOR Libertarianism! The violent gang IS government! Should I have given a spoiler alert first? I facepalmed myself so hard my nose is now in the back of my head!
Originally posted by TheIllusiveMan
I don't get it, I thought core libertarian beliefs were that the government should be limited to its proper role of protecting the rights of the people and providing for the common defense. Why do people always think libertarians want anarchy? I believe libertarians take the Democratic party's side on social issues but take the conservative's side when it comes to economics. Libertarians believe in a free market economy with sound money. Simply the government limited by the Constitution. Where do people get anarchy from?
Originally posted by TheNewRevolution
Libertarianism is a controlled form of anarchism.
Originally posted by GogoVicMorrow
reply to post by FyreByrd
See that is absurd. Of course it can work here is nothing fantasy about it. Also your motto is ridiculous too it actually requires more responsibility than we have now or in any other ideology. We are supposedly in a democracy right now, how much responsibility do you feel you have in this government? They have relegated it to a vote once a year that you set and forget. Libertarianism works because of the responsibility required, the people have to stay in step with their government so they can cut them off at any time.
Originally posted by JiggyPotamus
They are supposed to derive their powers from the consent of the governed, but this has fallen by the wayside in this day and age. Corruption is rampant, and the country has strayed far from its original democractic ideals. If there is any group that is dangerous to the rights of the people, it is the republican party.
Originally posted by jazztrance
Gangs already own the streets, the government cant stop it if it exists or not. The role of gov is to protect our constitutional rights and provide a sound economy. Education, Pharmaceuticals, Insurance is not the role of the government amongst other things. Its the invasive aspects of the gov as well that are wrong. No government doesn't mean no cops either. Ive never seen anything like it when people actually WANT to pay income tax, I just don't get it. Then they justify it by saying something stupid like "we need roads". Well idiot that's why you pay taxes on your car EVERY YEAR on the SAME THING over and over and over and over. Income tax is wrong and wasn't invented too long ago civil war time, the war is over we need to stop paying. Im a libertarian for LIMITED government not NO government, children and handicapped people need to be taken care of. WSe pay taxes on EVERYTHING we buy ,well almost everything, that should be enough .edit on 4-5-2013 by jazztrance because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Allenb83
reply to post by Magister
I guess we were all fooled... the video is a spoof of the dangers of libertarianism, and is actually for libertarianism. ;D