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Sunday, October 9, 2011

Rowen Misrepresenting the Libertarian Party

Re: James Rowen at

Subject: Re: Misrepresenting the Libertarian Party
Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2011 00:05:53 -0700

So, Mr. Rowen, your belief is that a dwarf can't figure out whether it's wise to voluntarily consent to an activity like "dwarf tossing" and needs the government to make that decision for him?

I consider your attitude to be demeaning to dwarfs.

Libertarians believe that dwarfs deserve the dignity of being assumed to be competent to make choices for themselves.  That's why the very first plank of the LP Platform says: "Individuals should be free to make choices for themselves and to accept responsibility for the consequences of the choices they make. Our support of an individual's right to make choices in life does not mean that we necessarily approve or disapprove of those choices."

Do you believe that you are more competent than dwarfs to make choices that preserve personal dignity?  If not, then can you list some of the undignified choices that you think you need government to protect you from making?

Your either consider yourself superior to dwarfs, or you consider yourself incompetent to resist certain choices that will compromise your dignity.  Which is it?