The above video hits the nail on the head. A free market devoid of political intervention does not enable continuing self-destructive behavior. In a free market, lessons are quickly learned and corrections made. The Democratic Party, on the other hand, is dedicated to relieving people of responsibility, unburdening them from the difficulties of learning their lessons, enabling them to make mistakes and still profit. Democrats are enablers.

It might be said that libertarians who flirt with the Democratic Party don't really understand the issues. So maybe this principle needs to be stated clearly: All issues championed by the Democratic Party boil down to forcing redistribution of wealth and enabling irrational behavior.

Do not suppose we libertarians have come to bring peace to the earth. We have not come to bring peace, but to allow people the freedom to learn their lessons even if their choice is to learn the hard way ... a way which is rarely peaceful until the lesson is learned.

Some religions would say the only reason we are on earth is to learn lessons.  But you don't have to be religious to see that the entire human race is rendered weak and unfit when people are "rescued" from learning their lessons. Democratic "progressives" are not progressive at all, but enablers of degeneracy and devolution.

To understand the evil psychology of modern "liberal progressives," read Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged"

"God's laws will keep your minds at peace, because peace IS His Will, and His laws are established to uphold it. His are the laws of freedom, but yours are the laws of bondage. Since freedom and bondage are irreconcilable, their laws CANNOT BE UNDERSTOOD TOGETHER. The laws of God work only for your good, and there ARE no other laws beside His. Everything else is merely lawLESS, and therefore chaotic." -Jesus Christ in A Course in Miracles

  1. Andy D October 14, 2010 at 2:46 AM  

    I would also say there are no "moderate Democrats" any more. Any vote for a Democrat this November is a vote to continue programs such as Obamacare, Cap and Trade, and to do away with the Bush tax cuts. If you approve of those, vote Democrat.