Over at Defending Dandelions, "nidefatt" isn't happy with libertarians like myself and Scott Greenfield. (I don't think Scott's ever identified himself as a libertarian, but he sometimes sounds like one.) In an earlier post, he commented on Scott's constitution-is-not-a-suicide-pact post, and more recently he responded to my own response to Scott's post: [...] The ideas are … [Read more...] about Liberty Is Not Suicide
Chris Hallquist intrigued me with a recent post about the number of crazy people who think an armed revolution will be needed in the US in the next few years. I'll ignore the horrible infographic he used at the start of the post for now since I'm currently more interested in his attitude toward such an armed rebellion against the government.Chris suggests that these people … [Read more...] about Join the Mobile Infantry and save the world. Service guarantees citizenship!
I've heard Stephen Colbert summarize the Objectivist mindset -- and by extension, libertarian mindset -- as "I've got mine, Jack!" This is true as far as it goes, but it is also a lie by omission.Consider this story in the Wall Street Journal: There’s no free lunch, goes the old saying. The IRS may take that literally.The Internal Revenue Service is looking into the … [Read more...] about “I’ve got mine, Jack!” Is a Lie
Over at Popehat, Patrick is asking readers to come up with a response to this:Patrick's own response is pretty good:Popehat readers have stepped up in the comments and offered other suggestions, and this one from Erbo is pretty good:(For you young kids, the bottom one is a scene from Logan's Run.)For my own entry, I figured why go Sci-Fi? We have … [Read more...] about Libertarian Society/Socialist Society