Posted: October 16th, 2011 by Militant Libertarian
A friend of mine recently told me the following in a sarcastic tone, “Ah yes, Jesse, do away with all those pesky regulations that keep the people from being cheated, from being poisoned by their food, air, medications, etc.” You see this friend for all of their good points (and they have many) is still a firm believer in the idea that the government actually protects us. I have had long and deep conversations with them, written pages of discussions and presented reams of facts. The response is invariably: but…followed by a bit of sarcasm and then I tend to simply drop the issue and move on.
However, her comment got me thinking, most of us can see that the majority of the “Wall Street Occupying (force)” desires not less government, or individualism but instead they desire NO more private property, no individualism and if one sees their message without blinders they simply wish to have a more socialist state then we have now. So how do we address those who are deeply ensconced in their beliefs and worship of government, facts, we present them with facts.
So here is a brief list of facts regarding “government regulation.”
Illegal Drugs – Unregulated
So here is my response to my friend and anyone else that truly believes government keeps them safe; have you done the math, have you researched your position fully? Are you looking at facts or are you looking at the fiction you desire.