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  • Re: Voting anarchist dilemma

    I can't think of any nation founded on or solely concerned with the idea of protecting rights. But I would like to know of any government that, short of rebellion or invasion, gave power back to the people voluntarily. Seems to me that each power government gains facilitates the next grab.
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by RiflesReady on Tue, Apr 1 2008
  • Re: The socialist mindset

    Depends. I'd say the moral relativist is a lot more open minded than I am. But if you are talking about political views, well. I struggle every day to keep myself from slipping into the skin of an unquestioning partisan.
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by RiflesReady on Fri, Mar 28 2008
  • Re: Mike Gravel

    It amazes me. One hack politician throws his name in the hat for a party nomination, and we all grab for our guns. We attack perceived invasions by left-statists and right-statists; someone who doesn't fit libertarianism to a T is equated to a statist. Perhaps we should just call ourselves the Robespierre Society.
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by RiflesReady on Thu, Mar 27 2008
  • Re: Mike Gravel

    The Left-Statists seem to be moniker pirates. They took the title of Liberal and bastardized it; now they are stealing libertarian from us! Even if you don't consider yourself a libertarian, the point remains. A while back, the Hetman of the Kossacks explained his twisted idea and claimed the title of Libertarian Democrat. Of course it's nothing
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by RiflesReady on Thu, Mar 27 2008
  • Re: Mike Gravel

    When I read what SEKIII wrote about the Libertarian party being a kind of statist attack on libertarians, I thought he was perhaps paranoid. But if this nonsense is true, then his words may be prophetic, at the least.
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by RiflesReady on Wed, Mar 26 2008
  • Re: The socialist mindset

    [quote user="Thorgold2"] Everything else they say falls apart immediately, as soon as you propose that non-socialists should be able to escape the system. This is why to keep the socialism, you must have constant conquest till there is no escape. [/quote] How well I know. An old socialist friend and I debated socialism for three years, off
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by RiflesReady on Wed, Mar 26 2008
  • Re: Thanks a lot guys, for making me piss off my political science professor!!!

    Sometimes the old codgers need to be reminded that they aren't the be-all, end-all of knowledge. If the truth is on your side, debate anyone. Except the police, that's just asking for trouble.
    Posted to General (Forum) by RiflesReady on Wed, Mar 26 2008
  • Re: Voting anarchist dilemma

    [quote user="Attackdonkey"]but where you can find a man who will to any measurable degree advance the cause of Liberty, you must vote for him, nay, you must campaign for him. and it is in those campaigns that libertarians are born, Ron Pauls campaign as energized libertarians and open the eyes so others become libertarians. it is in the campaigns
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by RiflesReady on Mon, Mar 24 2008
  • Re: Question About the Non-Aggression Principle

    How just is it for the 98 to sit by and watch an innocent man die so they can live? The number of innocents doesn't make a difference. I can't say that at any point does it matter, that at some fixed number, let's say four billion, does it suddenly become justified.
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by RiflesReady on Fri, Mar 21 2008
  • Re: Question About the Non-Aggression Principle

    As an unreconstructed idealist, you submit to an unjust execution in the belief that you will be avenged or that your name will be cleared. Thinking as a pragmatist, it's a lifeboat situation. All bets are off, aren't they? Surely they could just beat someone relentlessly. In the hopelessly idealistic vein, again, my unjust execution does not
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by RiflesReady on Fri, Mar 21 2008
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