Friday, March 15, 2013

An Alternative to the Rand Paul Plan

Following Rand Paul's speech, Pittsburgh Libertarian put out this much more coherent libertarian plan. This plan isn't going to pass this year or next, but it should provide a guidepost as to the direction we should be heading in, and that is not in the Rand Paul micro-government management proposal direction, but in the direction of truly shrinking government and seeing all government as evil.

1 comment:

  1. How is this proposal in the direction of seeing government as evil? The Constitution isn't separate from the government. It's the shiny object of worship that enables government to do its evil (criminal gang w/out Constitution = criminal gang; criminal gang w/Constitution = "government"). Appealing to the Constitution is not a declaration that government is evil, it's a declaration that government is improperly run. This is fundamentally the same claim of ALL the other statists: "I don't like THIS government, but if only it was run the right way/by the right people/according to the Constitution/according to the "Founders"/according to the people not the corporations/etc. it'd be just great."

    How about just sticking to: it's always wrong to use violence against innocent people.

    For those who think that appealing to the Constitution is more "realistic", I wonder what planet you've been living on. Ron Paul tried that and lost, hard. And of the million/2 million/maybe 3 million (4?) people who actively supported him, how many would really accept a full-fledged adherence to the Constitution in practice? I.e., how many were 100% Ron Paulians and not just single-issue supporters (e.g., if you oppose war, he was the only candidate to support, but that doesn't mean you agree with ending the IRS or following the 10th amendment). There is no evidence that true adherence to the Constitution is any more popular, and thus "realistic", than just challenging people to abide by the NAP, which is already the foundation of virtually all major ethical/religious beliefs.