I know this will draw a lot of fire, but I really don’t care. I see your Libertarian attacks against my arguments as little more than shooting at a tank with BB guns.
I have said it many times before, now this story leads me to say it again: the “Libertarian” movement is about 2 things, the first and most important is the legalization of pot. It is so important to the Libertarians that their Presidential candidate has said it will “change the world:”
“Colorado legalized pot — do you believe it? I do. I think it’s going to change the world. This is the first state that has outright legalized marijuana,” said Johnson.
“The world’s going to be a better place when the police go out and enforce real crime, and victimless, nonviolent criminals maybe get out of jail,” he added.
In the video clip in that story, Johnson mentions the police State, then launches into legalizing pot. At first, you might think he was speaking out against other intrusions of the police State, but then you read his quote and you see he is connecting the police State to “harassing victimless crimes like the use of pot.” With everything that this govt is doing, POT IS THE PRIMARY EXAMPLE JOHNSON FOCUSED ON! Gee, if I cared about liberty, I think I would have focused on the the assassination and warrantless, indefinite detention of U.S. citizens. But nope, Johnson sees legalized pot as the way to “change the world.” Ergo, just as I said, Libertarian == GIVE ME LEGAL POT!
The second primary motivation of the Libertarians is to have all other legal restrictions on personal behavior removed as well — especially anything dealing with sexual immorality and anything associated with religion. But this is a different argument.
As much as they may like to argue otherwise, the primary flaw in the Libertarian platform is their desire to be released from any and all personal responsibility. Yes, yes, they will argue otherwise, but — just like with the Liberal/Progressives — it is what they DO that matters, not what they say. And Johnson is celebrating the legalization of pot. In so doing, he has helped to make my case, and I am happy to tell you Libertarians “I told you so.”
OK, let the arrows fly. I promise, they won’t hurt me one bit :-)