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November 14, 2008

Libertarians (A Pack of Wolves……What to do with the stragglers?)

Filed under: Conservatism,Liberty — SwittersB @ 6:38 AM
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liberty-23I found this small piece worth a slow read to consider the elemental concept of Liberty. A slight rebuke of Glenn Beck by the author, Jeremy Ashton, over Liberty’s place at the altar. Conservatism, especially now, must have each faction argue their sacred principles. Citizens must thoughtfully grasp the principles and consider contemporary reality. Quoting Jefferson is alway instructive in considering the wisdom of the past and how it still applies to the present. But, it must be articulated in such a way as to handle real life problems that have been created by statism or a blind eye by the Right. Either way, these are good principles to consider, especially now!


Based upon the principles above, force should not be used to slow everybody down to the speed of the stragglers because no rights have been violated. Likewise, if a few wolves desire to peacefully go off in another direction, then force should not be used to have them stay with the group. The laws you are insinuating would do just that and are backed by the threat of death for those who want to peacefully exercise their free will or moral agency. Though I do not wish for others to destroy their own lives, I will not condone the use of force to destroy the God-given right to liberty. As Jefferson stated “The care of every man’s soul belongs to himself. But what if he neglect the care of it? Well what if he neglect the care of his health or his estate, which would most nearly related to the state. Will the magistrate make a law that he not be poor or sick? Laws provide against injury from others; but not from ourselves. God himself will not save men against their wills.”





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