by Albert Gallatin
In response to sami’S blog “Connected Ideas: Libertarianism, Rand Paul, Racism, Rome, and EVE Online” I reply as follows:
You wrote an very interesting post, but I think you missed the main points of libertarianism… freedom for all men, regardless of race, creed, or religion as opposed to what we see today, rule by the elite class.
I cold be wrong here, but I think what Rand Paul was attempting to communicate was the principle of property rights.
Libertarians believe that all rights stem from property rights, first and foremost beginning with your sovereign right over your body. What you choose to ingest, what you choose to wear, and who you choose to share your body with, etc., these are your own business, not the states.
This idea of property rights naturally flows to other things you poses, such as you home or business. In the libertarian view, you (as opposed to the state) should have absolute right to control what you own. In the case of businesses, it is the business owners right to discriminate. While this may sound shocking, it is the only morally acceptable alternative, as the alternative places a uncaring, unwise bureaucrat in charge of unwise practices for your business and your future, which, is paid for by an immoral tax system.