Originally Posted by BucEyedPea
No, this one is not a purity based comment. It's actually the heart of the ideology. It's an ideology that purports to be morally neutral. It's the word "immoral" here to which I am referring. ( Not the fact that it also violates property rights another break with libertarianism) I mean I don't adhere to the moral neutrality notion myself, but I do read the most widely read Libertarian site daily to know what they support. What would be consistent, would be to say it's an unwise policy even if the govt should stay out of it. And, of course, libertarians say the market should be left to handle such things. You have a left-progressive strain in you, listo. Just sayin' as an observation not to say you're bad because of it.
That's kind of what I was alluding to with the "purity" remark. I claim Libertarian as my political party, but libertarianism isn't my way of life. It matches up pretty well but I absolutely do support several socialist and/or progressive concepts. If this country really was run on principles that meshed better with libertarian ideals I would probably lean in closer to the tree, so to speak. Or, if this country was truly founded on liberty for all of its inhabitants, then we would never be facing this situation in modern America. But here we are. We have a government that doesn't serve all of its people and never has. So while I am in the majority I see it as my obligation to consider the minority.