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  • Re: Marriage

    [quote user="BWF89"]I thought the LP supported the right of individual states to determine what marriage was.[/quote] From National Platform of the Libertarian Party, 1.9 Sexuality and Gender: "Repeal... state laws and amendments defining marriage."
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by Solomon on Fri, Mar 7 2008
  • Re: min wage question

    [quote user="MacFall"] The fact is that not every laborer sells the same quality service. Some of it is downright crappy. And there are those who simply do not have the ability to do better - the uneducated, the retarded and otherwise disabled, immigrants who can't speak the language of the land well, etc. A minimum wage GUARANTEES that
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by Solomon on Fri, Mar 7 2008
  • Re: Marriage

    Whether gay marriage is legalized or not it will remain under government monopoly. The solution, as Phillies should realize but apparently refuses to acknowledge, is of course the same as for most other social problems involving the state: PRIVATIZE IT! I wonder how long legalization at the national level has been a part of the LP platform. Just another
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by Solomon on Fri, Mar 7 2008
  • Re: 3 Ideas to Improve/Sustain Democracy

    Even in putting aside all of the (necessary) problems that democracy entails, there remains a fatal flaw with your premise. Public schools already have a set of ten commandments taught to students to ensure that democracy is tolerable, i.e. the Bill of Rights. Seeing as all of them usually exist in an air that is simultaneously vague and truistic and
    Posted to General (Forum) by Solomon on Wed, Mar 5 2008
  • Re: Property, axiom or ethical function?

    To revise your definition, property is that which an individual has an ethical right to control . Thus property is indeed a function of ethics. Likewise violence is defined as controlling that which one does not have an ethical right to control (if you own a thing or have the owner's consent you have the right to control it). From this the objections
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by Solomon on Wed, Mar 5 2008
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