I was just thinking God gave us free will
and probably man-made law which reflects it
is the most sensible one
libertarianism makes common sense to me --
it carries out the Constitution in spirit and letter
and allows as much free will as possible
To: palo verde
In practice, I can agree with a lot of what libertarians believe. But their principles are wrong.
One central belief of libertarianism seems to be that consenting adults have a "right" to do whatever they want to do. Clearly, God doesn't give anyone a right to do something that is evil.
Whether or not specific immoral acts should be illegal is a matter or prudential judgement. Aquinas' principle in outlawing vice was pretty simple. Is the amount of vice reduced by criminalization greater than the amount of vice caused by criminalization (corruption)?
To: palo verde;Aquinasfan
AqFa> The central problem with libertarianism is that God doesn't give anyone the "right" to do anything intrinsically evil.PaVe> Hi Aquinas I was just thinking God gave us free will and probably man-made law which reflects it is the most sensible one.
Everyone has free will, not just criminals and perverts, and it is ludicrous to allege that laws which discourage evil somehow thwart free will. Apparently the jack-booted thugs of the L.P. would discourage the free will of conservatives to decide what kind of a society they are to live in.
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