Comments on: Was it worth it? http://libertarianstandard.com/2010/05/23/was-it-worth-it/ Property - Prosperity - Peace Sat, 09 May 2015 08:06:55 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 By: Wilton Alston http://libertarianstandard.com/2010/05/23/was-it-worth-it/#comment-418 Mon, 24 May 2010 02:00:32 +0000 http://libertarianstandard.com/?p=1868#comment-418 I agree completely, in context, with Mike’s conclusions. The pursuit of political answers is a lost cause and waste of time for libertarians. The continued pursuit of political solutions by ostensive libertarians is also rather disconcerting. However, it is not the dearth of libertarians in the voting pool that leads me to draw this conclusion. In fact, I would view the political process as a waste of time and immoral even if libertarians or market anarchists or Austrian economists were in the majority on Earth!

Consider: Would the dining choices of 3 wolves and a sheep voting on dinner become legitimate because the wolves have such a clear majority? Of course not. Would the morality of any vote to consume the sheep become somehow modified based upon the wolves having a wonderfully exquisite understanding of property rights? Hell no. Libertarianism generally, and property rights specifically, are “about” not infringing upon others. Politics is based directly and inexorably upon majority-based infringement! One cannot change this moral fact by becoming conversant in the writings of Aristotle or Ayn Rand or expert in every facet of Austrian economics. Government is force, ipso facto controlling it orthogonal to libertarian law.

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By: Michael Barnett http://libertarianstandard.com/2010/05/23/was-it-worth-it/#comment-414 Sun, 23 May 2010 18:06:00 +0000 http://libertarianstandard.com/?p=1868#comment-414 Three steps backwards one step fore. Congrats. In the mean time your 4th amendment rights have been all but discarded, the banking cartel is in collusion with the government to keep robbing you blind, and you just got Obamacare. Congrats, you’re making serious progress!

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By: ernunnos.livejournal.com/ http://libertarianstandard.com/2010/05/23/was-it-worth-it/#comment-413 Sun, 23 May 2010 13:24:55 +0000 http://libertarianstandard.com/?p=1868#comment-413 By this fall I’ll be living in a state where medical marijuana is legal and you can carry a gun without a license. Since the political process doesn’t work, and I’m not moving, how does that happen?

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