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Friday, February 8, 2013

How to win an argument with a libertarian.

I have encountered these two debate winning statements - there were more, but I omit them today - while chatting with two different and intelligent people:

1. "It is impossible to have an argument with libertarians - they believe in their thing... and don't listen to anything else."
I assume "the thing" refers to Non Aggression Principle, but I haven't asked for a very apparent reason.
2. "If a person pays and legally owns something [100 acres of land] he/she can't live there the way they want and democratic society has the right on it."
Apparently, Magna Carta Law and the last 800+ years of legal precedents - not to mention 4th and 5th Amendments to US Constitution - are nothing in the view of progressive proponents of democratic principles.

May be this is just a thing with those pesky libertarians after all?

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