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Those wacky Libertarians
2002-08-26

Ok, I admit it, every once in a while, I want to be a Libertarian. The world seems so much simpler from that point of view: every person for themselves, and form whatever group you want to force whatever issue you want, and it doesn't sound all that different from what we've got (on the face of it).

For instance, you have good ideas like Lewis Napper's Bill of No Rights which is a nice counter point to the occassionally insane aspects of our current Judicial system.

On the flip side... if everyone in this world is an idiot (except me, of course) then how the hell can I expect them to take care of themselves? This is usually the case with children (after all, we have to save them from themselves) but it doesn't take a genius to realize that being 18 years old doesn't actually prove anything about a person's ability to be a functioning citizen and member of society, especially in this day and age when (in the First World, at least) making it to your 18th tells us almost nothing about your Darwinian survival potential (but virtually guaruntee's your gene's will survive... damn).

What's my point? I don't really have one, actually. I'm sure Suck said it better at some point. I miss Suck.


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