Have Vaccines Saved Millions of Lives?
I hesitate to criticize my fellow libertarians since there are so few of us against millions of liberals and conservatives who actively work against a free society. However, this doesn’t mean that I never have disagreements with them, and sometimes strong ones.
Although I reject the simplistic answer “open borders” as a feasible solution to the immigration “crisis,” I have only written two or three articles on the subject of immigration over the past twenty years, and the main point of the articles wasn’t even to criticize the “open borders” position.
I have been very critical of pro-abortion libertarians for their inconsistency in applying the non-aggression principle. But my ire was mainly directed toward the most outspoken of them who claimed to believe that a baby in the womb was a parasite that could justly be killed up to the time of birth.
I have for 25 years been reminding libertarians that government-managed trade and trade agreements are not free trade. See my book Free Trade or Protectionism?
Perhaps the issue upon which I have been the most critical toward other libertarians is that of government educational vouchers, often wrongly referred to as “school choice.” I have even collected a series of my articles on the subject into a book: School Choice for Whom?
I plead guilty to not hesitating to lambaste self-proclaimed libertarians who claim to be social justice warriors or advocate U.S. military aggression, socialism, or a universal basic income.
But even worse than these things—because of the dire times in which we presently live—is the defense of face masks, lockdowns, travel restrictions, social distancing, business and venue capacity limits, Covid testing, the Covid vaccine, and vaccine passports by CDC libertarians.
I am a theology doctor, not a medical doctor. But I can read, research, study, and weigh evidence. To those who will write to me and say that because I am not a medical doctor I should not write about vaccines, let me say this now: When I steer you to articles by medical professional to back up what I am saying and you dismiss them as well, then it is clear that you just don’t like what I am saying and that my credentials have nothing to do with it.
The question before us is a simple one: Have vaccines saved millions of lives?
The reason I address this subject is because of a recent article by a conservative-leaning libertarian who does good work, and whom I like, profit from, and read on a regular basis. I gather that he probably doesn’t feel the same about me since he doesn’t respond to e-mails.
I agree that “free enter
Article from LewRockwell