I have never met a libertarian of average intelligence.
They are always way smart, way capable. The kind of
people who would for the most part succeed excellently
in a libertarian world or any other.
The one flaw in libertarianism, as best I can dope it
out, is its silence on the matter of those who, for
whatever reason, especially reasons beyond their reach,
are born or rendered too weak or intellectually limited
to hold their own. They need societyís
protection/assistance/special care ... and this sometimes
requires the presence of government.
I asked one of you, Chris Selland, about this a while back,
when we were e-discussing it, and he wisely replied:
"What do Libertarians say about those who canít compete
with Libertarians? They pretend they donít exist. Which
is why I canít call myself a true Libertarian. I just
believe, to pirate a phrase from Bill Weld, that the social
safety net should be a trampoline, not a hammock."
In other words, Atlas just shrugged, but Bill Weld and
Chris and others are willing to lend a hand.
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