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Libertar./Author in terms of freedom/security

DetectableNinja
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12/23/2011 9:46:20 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
I heard a description/comparison of libertarianism or capitalism or something similar involving less govt. and authoritarianism or socialism or something similar involving more govt. by Penn Jillette, and wanted to see what you all thought of it.

He basically says that, in terms of freedom and security, that libertarians seek security through freedom, and authoritarians seek freedom through security.

This description came from a segment in which he says that the biggest problem ith politics is that we forget that, on the whole, everyone wants what's best for the country: ie prosperity, happiness, etc.

What do you think about the description, as well as the overall message it was a part of?
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UnStupendousMan
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12/23/2011 10:14:52 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 12/23/2011 9:46:20 PM, DetectableNinja wrote:
I heard a description/comparison of libertarianism or capitalism or something similar involving less govt. and authoritarianism or socialism or something similar involving more govt. by Penn Jillette, and wanted to see what you all thought of it.

He basically says that, in terms of freedom and security, that libertarians seek security through freedom, and authoritarians seek freedom through security.

This description came from a segment in which he says that the biggest problem ith politics is that we forget that, on the whole, everyone wants what's best for the country: ie prosperity, happiness, etc.

What do you think about the description, as well as the overall message it was a part of?

It was accurate.
DetectableNinja
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12/24/2011 8:18:19 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
Bumpity bump bump.
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CosmicAlfonzo
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12/24/2011 9:09:03 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
I agree.

Neither of the two parties represent the libertarian mindset in the United States, sadly. The Republican Party should, but they've been taken over by religious wackjobs who want to legislate morality, and big businesses that influence the economy to give them the advantage.

Both parties are too authoritarian for my tastes.
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DetectableNinja
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12/24/2011 10:11:48 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
bump
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I tell thee, 'tis not half so fair as thou
Or any man that breathes on earth.

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