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“That men may rightfully be compelled to submit to, and support, a government that they do not want…No principle … can be more self-evidently false than this; or more self-evidently fatal to all political freedom … a man, thus subjected to a government that he does not want, is a slave. And there is no difference, in principle — but only in degree — between political and chattel slavery. The former, no less than the latter, denies a man's ownership of himself and the products of his labor; and asserts that other men may own him, and dispose of him and his property, for their uses, and at their pleasure.”     Lysander Spooner

April 8, 2010

Libertarianism Explained

by Doug Mataconis

John Stossel did a piece on Fox Business Channel about what a libertarian actually is:

Laugh of the day was the guy who thought a libertarian was “a librarian who takes liberties.”

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3 Comments

  1. please post mirror

    Comment by well — April 8, 2010 @ 3:57 pm
  2. I literally cringed when I heard him say that libertarians are people who believed what the Founders believed. He is either historically-ignorant, lying through his teeth, confused, or a closet big-government fan.

    Comment by Justin Bowen — April 9, 2010 @ 8:14 am
  3. Perhaps he’s trying to be a good salesman.

    Comment by Anon — April 12, 2010 @ 7:24 am

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