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Milton J. Madison - An American Refugee Now Living in China, Where Liberty is Ascending

Federalism, Free Markets and the Liberty To Let One's Mind Wander. I Am Very Worried About the Fate of Liberty in the USA, Where Government is Taking people's Lives ____________________________________________________________________________________________ "Extremism in defense of liberty is no vice. Tolerance in the face of tyranny is no virtue." -Barry Goldwater-

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Conflat.e....



This is a typical leftist liberal argument against allowing economic liberty for its citizens. I remember having a 'discussion' with a liberal where I argued that banking regulations (banking is one the most regulated businesses on the planet) have had very little effect on the performance or safety of the banking system and that maybe no regulations at all would give people a greater interest in ensuring that their banking assets are safe. There are many arguments that I have made on this blog supporting this argument. So, what does the leftist liberal say to me regarding my argument to completely deregulate the banking system? He says 'so you think that murder should be legal too?' So here is what is being conflated; the socialist liberal confuses economic liberty with the true functions of government. Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are natural rights that government is charged with protecting. In no way does it make sense to allow wanton murder of one citizen against another. This is whare government is supposed to do. It is one of the limited functions of government. So, like in Somalia above, Libertarianism is not anarchy but a world in government has its role and it carries out its important roles. The other functions is not their business.

3 Comments:

At 10:34 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Typical nonsense on Libertarianism. As you've stated, it's not about anarchy, it's about defining the role of government, all of which is created for the better good of the community. The government is clearly there to protect rights, not to grant them.

We've become a welfare state, where all solutions are left to career politicians who only have their own self serving agendas.

 
At 11:16 AM, Blogger glenzo said...

Amen

 
At 9:11 PM, Blogger glenzo said...

BUT ONE OF COMMENTS THAT MAKE SENSE IS.... NICE KNOCKERS.

 

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