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Thursday, May 8, 2008

RE: [LibertarianReformCaucus] Ruwart: Do You Believe in Liberty?

Starchild wrote:

SC) It is you and others who appear to be trying to turn this into a referendum over anarchism. (SC

Re-read the subject line.  Ruwart is suggesting that I "don't believe in liberty" if I think the state has a role in protecting children from aggression.

SC) Mary Ruwart doesn't even, to my knowledge, call herself an anarchist (SC

Then your knowledge is deficient.  Search; she said it in 2002.

SC) You are here taking as a given -- that child pornography is aggression -- that which is under debate (SC

I said "production of child pornography".  I won't even begin to debate whether production of pre-pubescent child pornography is aggression.  You win anybody in the audience who doubts it.  They're all yours.  Congratulations.

SC) Mary Ruwart is not attacking minarchism. (SC

No, she just suggests that to advocate any role for the state is to "sell out" or to "denounce liberty" or to "stop being the Party of Principle and become the Party of Expediency" or to "fall for statist propaganda".