Greed, etc.

Mark D. Fulwiler (
Mon, 09 Feb 1998 13:55:07 -0700

Peter McCluskey wrote:

> Mark, what was the purpose of your libertarian rant? Do you think Mr. Bailey
> was unaware of libertarianism? I find it improbable that his support for
> taxation results from ignorance of the ideas that taxation is immoral or
> that selfishness is good, yet your message seems to do nothing more than
> repeat those ideas.

Well, let's just say I get a little hot under the collar when someone promotes a
form of slavery. I think I'm entitled to get a little emotional, just as the
anti-slavery people were in the early 1800's. I suppose I should assume that the
people on this list are familiar with libertarianism, unlike the general public.

> There's a reason why debating the basics on this list is discouraged: few
> of us learn anything from it. This is especially true of messages that agree
> with the prevailing ideology on the list.

OK, you make a good point. I won't bring up the topic again.

Mark Fulwiler