On Libertarianism: Part I- Who Needs a Government?

So, a friend recently forwarded me this article (What is a Libertarian), and I thought it was a good a time as any to clarify just why I consider myself a libertarian, and just what issues I have with the current line of Libertarian thought.

But first of all, we need to take a look at three very distinct uses of the word “libertarian”.

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Killing the Buddha on the Road

Killing the Buddha on the Road

 

    Once there was a great swordsman who traveled throughout the land fighting great battles and defeating all manner of challengers.  So great was his mastery of the blade that he had never been defeated, and in time, he became prideful and brash.

    One day the swordsman was walking down a distant and lonely road.  As he reached a narrow pass, he came across a man sitting in the road in meditation.

    “Stand aside” he said, “that I may pass”.

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