Re: Our Responsibility to Those in Need

From: Mike Lorrey (
Date: Fri Jul 27 2001 - 09:32:22 MDT

Olga said:
Except to say, that if any of you so-called classical liberals
(sometimes this translates to libertarian - is this correct?) can give
me your scenario of how you would have solved the segregation problem in
the South during the 1950s and 1960s (or earlier, dare one hope?), I'll
eat my ACLU membership card.


Since the segregation problem was solved as a result of private lawsuits
(i.e. Brown v. Board of Education, etc.) we libertarians have no problem
with how it turned out. The federal government was acting as a monopoly
'rights insurance' adjustor at the 'reinsurance' level (rather than the
retail) where the retail insurance provider had abrogated its contracts
to a given sector of society.

Libertarians generally have little or no problem with the ACLU beyond
its intransigence against helping individuals with 2nd amendment cases.
The day they do so, I will join the ACLU.

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