[Rushtalk] Myth and Truth About Libertarianism

Paf Dvorak notmyname at thatswaytoomuch.info
Mon Sep 24 19:33:18 MDT 2012


At 10:44 AM 9/24/2012 -0400, Dennis Jr wrote:


>Myth #5: Libertarians are utopians who believe that all people are 
>good, and that therefore state control is not necessary.
>
>Conservatives tend to add that since human nature is either 
>partially or wholly evil, strong state regulation is therefore 
>necessary for society.
>
>This is a very common belief about libertarians, yet it is difficult 
>to know the source of this misconception.

"The Fall". It's a Judeo-Christian thang. And the vast majority of 
atheists were raised in Judeo-Christian homes and the whole 
fall-of-man thing is deeply engrained into their "souls".

<snip>

>Let each of us now proceed to an examination of libertarianism as it 
>really is, unencumbered by myth or legend. Let us look at liberty 
>plain, without fear or favor. I am confident that, were this to be 
>done, libertarianism would enjoy an impressive rise in the number of 
>its followers.

How can a Libertarian Party be libertarian?

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