Re: dumbocracy

Lee Daniel Crocker (
Tue, 24 Jun 1997 16:36:48 -0700 (PDT)

> Lee Daniel Crocker wrote:
> > Democracy is by its very nature morally repugnant, and
> > making it more efficient only makes it moreso. Every man's life,
> > liberty, and property is his own, and not even a 99.9% vote of his
> > countrymen justifies interference with his rights.
> I guess where we disagree is that in my moral universe one's own liberty
> and property are never more important than another person's life.

You're right, we'll have to disagree on that. /My/ liberty is more
important to /me/ than your life. Even though I spoke out against
state-sanctioned capital punishment, I have not the slightest
hesitation upholding a man's right to use deadly force in self
defense, and even in defense of others or liberty or property.

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