The Trouble Without Liberty

New York Magazine had a recent article out about Ron Paul and the libertarian surge we are seeing in the political debate.

The author makes some good points and gives credit where credit is due, but in the end his conclusions remain the same as every libertarian skeptic:  Libertarianism can’t be allowed to happen or we will revert into a “lord of the flies” scenario.

Perhaps this is a sign for our movement, bringing to light that libertarianism at the heart of it isn’t about only looking out for #1. It’s about individuals working together to solve problems and promote human flourishing.  This is at the core of libertarian philosophy — that the state is the anti-thesis of human flourishing and works actively to negate it. 

 

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