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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Re: [PlatCommLP10] Re:children?

At  we read:
  • if homosexuals are allowed to marry and take top positions in education, then we will have a rash of children being left at the mercy of pederasts
  • We need to work hard to persuade our team mates of the importance of a traditional, Biblical world view in restoring our Republic. And by that I am not talking about today's wishy-washy religious "leaders" using slick marketing techniques to build a flock. I am talking about men who know what sin is and aren't afraid to spell it out.
I'm sorry, but people who truly believe this are outside our target audience -- the 13% to 21% of Americans who polling shows want both more economic liberty AND more personal liberty.

I can agree with him that "morality" is central to politics.  Libertarian political morality consists in distinguishing self-victimization (vice and other bad choices) from actual aggression against those who do not (or cannot) give their consent.  Libertarianism can condemn vice as sinful, but it cannot ask that it be outlawed.  If he knowingly insists on conflating these two concepts in his political morality, then he is not currently reachable by libertarian persuasion.

I'd still like to see a quote of the recent attack on our candidate that said the LP favors legalizing drugs and prostitution for children. And again, I agree we should clarify our position about children and drugs/guns:

We favor the repeal of all laws creating "crimes" without victims, such as the use of drugs for medicinal or recreational purposes. Adults have the freedom and responsibility to decide what media and substances they knowingly and voluntarily consume, and to expose themselves (but not others) to any risk to their own health, finances, safety, or life.

We oppose all laws at any level of government restricting the ownership, manufacture, or transfer of firearms and ammunition by peaceful adults, but owners of property may restrict how weapons are possessed or used on that property. requiring registration of, or restricting, the ownership, manufacture, or transfer or sale of firearms or ammunition.