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Libertarians (like me) are justly described as trying to maximize Liberty, and less correctly, as trying to minimize the restraints on human behavior. i say less correctly, because there is a sense in which the Libertarian actually believes in restraints nobody else believes in. If you ask a Libertarian and a non-Libertarian “What do you think about one person punching, injuring, or killing another, without the victim’s consent?” the Libertarian answers, obviously, “That is immoral.” And the man in the mainstream answers, “That is immoral…unless the perpetrator is an agent of a government, and the victim is a mere citizen.” Continue reading

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