Well, I Considered doing a Post on the Link that was Left in the Comment Threat, of my Previous Post, by Grant Davies, yet it Contains such a Large Number of Issues that it has been Hard for me to get my Head Wrapped Around it, though, yes, I have Read it. I guess for now, I'll just Stick with what I said Briefly about it in my Previous Comment Thread, which is.
"So Far, I just Think that some of the Article that Grant Left a Link to represents Typical Libertarian Arguments and some of it represents Arguments that could have been Made by any Republican. I Agree with some of it and Find some of it to be Extreme. And then there are those Parts that are just plan Humorous because they are Nothing more then Responses to the Sort of Name Calling that could have come from anyone from any Party that is into that sort of Name Calling.
"Here's my Favorite...
"'92. Libertarians are closet secessionists and neo-confederates.
"'If anyone makes this objection to libertarianism, RUN LIKE HELL. Get out of there, before they eat your brains.'
"lol. That One Made me Laugh."
Posted by Lista, December 9, 2001, at 9:48 PM
I was going to Write more about this then that, but perhaps that is enough for now. Perhaps I'll have more Luck after Christmas. For now, I'm just Repeating Stuff that I have already said. Here is another something that I Wrote about it in one of the Comment Threads on Z-man's Blog. This Time I was Responding to a Comment of the Soapster that goes like this...
"If the people took the time to delve into libertarian philosophy and educate themselves instead of merely adopting as gospel what they hear from pundits and presstitutes they would come to realize that they themselves can place whatever restrictions and/or regulations upon themselves that they so desire.
"If, however, they wish the edicts and directives to come from on high, well then libertarianism isn't for them. They are better suited for any of other collectivist 'isms'"
Posted by the Soapster, 12/08/2011, at 3:45 PM
And Here is my Response...
I have not Learned about Libertarianism from Pundits, Presstitudes, Edicts or Directives. I have Learned about Libertarianism from you.
"Now that I have Read the Link that Grant Davies left on my Blog, though, I have come to Realize that not all Libertarians are as Extreme as you are, for there were a Few of your Ideas that were Listed as Controversial among Libertarians, such as Government Police Departments. In his Link, it says that 'Most libertarians believe police departments are a legitimate role of government and should be provided by the public sector.'
"The Restrictions that we are Free to Place on Ourselves is not the Issue. The Issue is the Restrictions that Need to be Placed on Others in Order to Protect us, (or Deter, if you like that Terminology Better), from the Harm and Injustice that Others may Inflict on us."
Posted by Lista, 12/08/2011, at 5:23 PM
"When I Read another Link that was in the above Link and Related to Fire...
"...I found another Extreme that Libertarians are not in Agreement on. Here is a Quote from the Link about Fire Protection/Deterrence...
"'That's reason enough to reject such collectivist notions as government-owned fire departments, as well as such immoral and destructive socialist programs as Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, education grants, agricultural subsidies, bank bailouts, food stamps, foreign aid, and other welfare programs.'
"The Original Link to One of the Humble Libertarian Pages, though, says...
"'Libertarians absolutely do not advocate the government ripping off people who paid into Social Security. They deserve to get back the money that they put in.'
"If the First Quote is Misinformation, then it came Directly from a Libertarian, not from any Outside, 'Pundits, Presstitudes, Edicts' or 'Directives'.
Posted by Lista, 12/08/2011, at 6:01 PM
Like I said, I was going to Write more, but there are so many Issues in the Linked Piece, that I don't Hardly Know where to Begin. For now, I just want to Point Out how Odd it is that Libertarians seem to Think that just because I do not Agree with them, that I Know Nothing about the Issue, or that what I do Know has been Picked Up from "Pundits, Presstitudes, Edicts" and "Directives" that came from someone other then an actual Libertarian. In Reality, I have very Obediently Read something now, yet though I Found some of it Interesting, I have not Changed my Opinion on most of the Issues.
For anyone who is Curious about Libertarianism, though, this is a really good Link to Check Out and Read and I do not at all Mind Recommending it.