Re: What is Bin Rotten was your neighbor?

From: Mike Lorrey (
Date: Mon Oct 22 2001 - 09:45:52 MDT

Spike Jones wrote:
> Greg Burch wrote:
> > BTW, one of these days soon, I'll be writing something I thought I'd be
> > pushed by my friends to write sooner -- a defense of my endorsement of state
> > action in the present crisis, given my vocal libertarianism in the past
> > ...Greg Burch
> Libertarianism does not preclude state action under these
> circumstances. It seems so very simple to me. Bin Laden
> wants us dead. We want us alive. How shall this conflict
> be resolved?

Yes, libertarianism does not preclude the temporary conglomeration of
greater power in a state-like organization to achieve common goals of a
populace related to an external threat. What libertarianism does oppose
is using said conglomeration and external threat as a smoke screen to
establish a permanent erosion of individual liberty.

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