Best libertarian response to any topic
I thought this would be a good topic to bring up as thanksgiving is almost here. Regardless of the conversation, I’ve found that you can bypass a lot of back and forth arguing by getting to the root of the disagreement, and in politics that is nearly always the use of force. The following is my typical response to any political topics that are brought up to me:
The root question is, do you believe that the use of force is acceptable if it betters society as a whole? If the answer is yes, how do you define who society is and what would be best for that group? “What is best for society” is an opinion. It holds no objective truth. As we have seen throughout history, what one person sees as best for society could be extremely negative for someone else. People truly can only know what is best for themselves; therefore any cooperation and partnerships among individuals should be left to voluntary interactions. If something is truly and wholly good for society, it will come about voluntarily without threats or coercion.
Article from r/Libertarian: For a Free Society
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