Thanks for the reply, kevkrom. I didn't know that. Would other hardline Libertarians agree that's the way things are today? It's really difficult to understand. Don't Libertarians value their life more than the life of someone who is trying to kill them? Don't they value the life of their children more than they do the life of a bully who is trying to kill them? Even our laws reflect the value of that priority of who should live and who shouldn't in such a circumstance. I don't know too many people who would want to live in a bully-ruled world.
I think pacifism can be equated with appeasement, especially in the terrorist environment we live in today. In such a world, common sense should prevail. I can't feature any non-islamic who would stand by idly and not stop a be-heading if they were armed and had the opportunity.
posted on 10/25/2004 4:33:47 PM PDT
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In such a world, common sense should prevail.
You would hope so. But then some self-avowed Libertarians (enamored with their sour grapes) claim that casting a vote is the same as "participating in state-sponsored violence."
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