Most people on this sub are actually left leaning authoritarians who think they are libertarians because they support legalizing weed.
Ok so is it just me or does it seem like almost everyone in this sub is just some left leaning authoritarian who has one, maybe two libertarian ideas, and assume everything else they think must also be libertarian. The problem with this sub is that those authoritarians will say “I agree with my authoritarian views but it’s actually libertarian because I claim to be a libertarian.”
The members of this sub need to acknowledge that an authoritarian policy is a policy in which the government tells you what to do, or regulates what you can do. I’m a libertarian and I can recognize that some authoritarian policies are necessary, such as; don’t steal, don’t murder, etc. And some policies are bad such as the government restricting your free speech like in China, or the government forcing you to use someone’s preferred pronouns, like in Canada.
And libertarian policies works in the since that you can do whatever you want as long as you don’t violate someone else’s rights. Such as you can go build a house yourself on your own land if you want to, or if you own a store you can charge whatever price you want for your goods.
The issue is that the people in this sub need to recognize when they are arguing for an authoritarian idea and when they are arguing for a libertarian idea. We can see this issue manifest in how this sub calls everything that Trump does is a Authoritarian idea because he’s a “fascist” and that Joe Biden is a “liberator” and everything he pushes for is a libertarian idea.
The truth is neither of them is a full authoritarian or a full libertarian, and the members of this sub need to be able to recognize that!
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