[Rushtalk] Myth and Truth About Libertarianism
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".
>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
How can a Libertarian Party be libertarian?
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