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And that's the thing about these Libertarian types.
Yeah, they make some good points of specific examples where governments overstep or inappropriately act. However, in general, their philosophies are neither practicable within the context of any given society.
The issue at stake, as far as I can tell, is to make government function differently and with a different logic to make it more effective at producing quality results within the society that it occupies. This neither means to minimize government, nor does it mean to eliminate it in many areas where the use of force plays a positive role in sustaining and producing a better quality of life for each and all of us on the tangible level.
You don't eat liberty, nor do you consume freedom. Yet, typical of people who have never known real hardship or authoritarianism, Libertarians seem to neither accept nor realize the implications of carrying out their actions and beliefs to their logical, ideologically pure form.
My ideology, at least, is practicalism. I'm mainly interested in finding solutions that work for people living in a given society, rather than imposing my own values over others. Those are my values, at the very least. But I would never dream to say that government does not play a vital role in preserving society, the environment and itself through preserving the environment and the society. It is in the interests of the membership of the government to be respectful, effective, magnanimously humble and caring to the people who live in their given society. The name of the game is cooperation to competitively solve problems that are common to us all and to our own societies individually, not to compete against each other for that which we never really will achieve. For what is wrong about deferring to an idea that actually does work better than the one you originally thought of? How is that skin off your nose, in reality, when you're a beneficiary of that difference?
It's just a thought.
But I think the higher levels of our government are going to kill themselves off through not regarding these points in the long term. One straw to break the camel's back.
Think about it.