Discussion: Libertarianism

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by way of Jyothi Kanics---Global Survival Network (JIM@BURBANK.COM)
Fri, 4 Sep 1998 08:21:46 -0700 (PDT)

I think that Gbdiaspora@aol.com has discovered (or verbalized) the formula
for exploitation of ANY person or group by ANY OTHER person or group: back
the other person(s) into a corner so they have no choice but to do what you
say. Exploitation, or at least Government sanctioned exploitation, would
not exist in a libertarian society - maybe that's the solution.

Politicians and government bureaucrats usually forget that their laws and
regulations affect real, live human beings. Libertarians treat each
individual as unique, with great potential. We favor a system which
encourages all of us to discover the best within ourselves and make the most
of it. A system which encourages the development of the most harmonious
relationships among all people. Libertarians ask "is anyone violating
another's rights?" If so, then it's proper to call on government to help the
victim against the wrongdoer. But, if not, the government should not get
involved. In most instances, people are better off if allowed to work out
their own problems through voluntary cooperation without introducing the
coercive tool of government.

If someone violates another's rights, put the full force of the government
to work to stop the violation. If the government wasn't spending so much
time and money taxing, controlling, coercing and exploiting others itself,
it would have the time and money to protect the rights of people that are
being violated.

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