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  1. Oct 2022
    1. It will only come by treating the women who are compelled to make the decision as human beings with full agency and deserving of the respect and dignity to which every human is entitled.

      ...and by ignoring the human beings they are murdering, denying them the very "respect and dignity to which every human is entitled" - except the one in her womb.

    2. statistics have shown time and again that countries where abortion is legal have lower rates of the procedure than those where it is banned

      I'd like to see those stats, but regardless, murder (which "abortion" is) is already banned everywhere, and it still happens at an alarming rate. This fact is no reason to legalize or tolerate it in any way - ESPECIALLY if one fancies themselves a Libertarian who is sworn to uphold the Non-aggression Principle.

    3. It affects all involved

      It disproportionately affects the unborn human being who had no say in the matter before being murdered.

    4. every child is wanted

      ...except the aborted ones who die in a trash can of medical waste and are dismembered and incinerated.

      I wouldn't choose that over adoption.

    5. We know better than to use the force of government here. 

      We know it is appropriate to use Government force to prevent murder, because the Just Powers Clause of The Declaration of Independence explains that individuals can justly delegate powers to the Government that they have.

      You and I may all justly defend ourselves and others against murder, so this is a power we all have. This is how we know that it is one of the rare powers that can justly be granted to Government.

    6. None of us has the right to decide for someone else making this profoundly personal choice.

      This applies to the unborn human in the womb as well - even more so since they have yet to develop the capacity to resist attempted murder. It is the duty of those who can resist to do so for them.

    7. termination of a pregnancy

      Except that intentional "termination of a pregnancy" violates the NAP of the unborn human, which is why people evade this by claiming that unborn humans are not alive (when they objectively are), or that they magically become human when they exit the birth canal or the abdomen via Cesarian section.

      Murder is not a right, so it cannot be a reproductive right.

    8. if you are looking for a political party that has no space for nuance or compassion in the conversation on abortion, there are already two parties for you

      It's not a nuanced issue. The LP is in error when it ignores that abortion is a clear and obvious violation of the Zero-aggression Principle.

      It is the pre-meditated murder of helpless unborn humans, and since the LP objects to murder in other situations, they must reject it in this one as well.

    9. a vote for the other team is a vote for “killing babies.” 

      This is true though, specifically it fits the definition of murder since it involves the premeditated killing of one human being by another.

      One can play word games about whether or not unborn humans are "babies" - but they most likely will be if not murdered. Also, the definition of murder doesn't require one to be born first - only that one be a unique human being. We can detect the presence of a "unique human being" with blood samples from the mother.

    10. the other side wants to take choice and bodily autonomy away from women

      This ignores the bodily autonomy of the helpless unborn human in her womb who had less say than the woman in being there.

  2. Sep 2021
    1. If you have always wanted to know what it feels like to get stuck in a nonconsensual, one-way conversation with a libertarian high-school debate captain who’s more in love with his own brain than you will ever be with anyone or anything, Greenwald has just done you a great service. (I can already hear the debate captain shouting “point of personal privilege,” so I’ll try to steer clear of ad hominem from here on out.)
  3. Mar 2021
  4. Feb 2021
    1. Polly Toynbee. (2021, January 4). This shows how tiny and irrelevant the libertarian/anti-mask/freedomloving/Coviddeniers are: Media shld ignore them and those crazed MPs.Shameful PM waits for YouGov poll to tell him what to do, too many deaths later. [Tweet]. @pollytoynbee. https://twitter.com/pollytoynbee/status/1346148556936273920

  5. Apr 2020
    1. The great and chief end, therefore, of men's uniting into com-Il10nwealths, and putting themselves under government, is the preser­vation of their property; to which in the state of nature there are manythings wanting.

      To me, this seems to be a very libertarian view. Locke see's the chief end as being the extension of property and political freedom, with a group of people who consent to being governed while also having the right to their own freedom and property.

  6. Mar 2020
    1. While Americans tend to prioritize individual liberty, Europeans are more inclined to value the role of the state. Americans are generally more tolerant of offensive speech than Europeans. That has translated to a greater impetus to regulate tech in Europe.
  7. Dec 2019
    1. These writings are the result of my own analysis, which comes from a libertarian perspective