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Libertarians Are Most Caring

A common faulty impression in our culture is that libertarians are selfish and uncaring. Such an impression is backward and up-side down. It is precisely because libertarians so deeply crave human interaction free of pain, fear and guilt, human interaction blessed by incredible love and joy, that they refuse to be dictators.

Many people who don't consider themselves to be libertarians might say, "Wait! I'm not a dictator!" Perhaps they have never voted for a politician whose vote in turn would dictate that everyone abide by some program or pay taxes to fund some program.

Of course it's not true that if you hold yourself back from being a freedom zealot you are thereby a dictator. Yet a man who would never consider himself a dictator but who hides behind the excuse that a program dictated by politicians is okay if a majority votes for it ... is enabling what? Freedom? Or dictatorship?

"But wait a minute! Wisdom dictates! Love dictates! The weather dictates! What's so bad about some things being dictated by rulers, or at least by politicians, to make society work?"

Libertarians have no problem with the dictates of love, or wisdom, or nature. They recognize that in fact it is love and wisdom and human nature that call for rulers and politicians to rise above their ego-urge to dictate because there is nothing loving or wise or natural about political dictatorship. What ruler or politician could possibly know what is good for everyone? Jesus Christ puts it this way:

"In order to judge anything rightly, one [a politician in this article's context] would have to be fully aware of an inconceivably wide range of things; past, present and to come. One would have to recognize in advance all the effects of his judgments on everyone and everything involved in them in any way.  And one would have to be certain there is no distortion in his perception, so that his judgment would be wholly fair to everyone on whom it rests now and in the future. Who is in a position to do this? Who except in grandiose fantasies would claim this for himself?"

Libertarians recognize in order to learn the lessons we are on earth to learn we need freedom to think for ourselves, to indulge in trial and error, to experience both success and failure, and to finally hear inside the guidance of our indomitable spirit which leads us each individually out of pain, fear and guilt while guiding us each individually into prosperity, joy, and peace beyond all intellectual understanding. Politicians cannot do this for us. Exhausting us with all their artificial and unnatural dictates, politicians can only pollute our learning environment, causing delay and pain.

It is libertarians who understand we are all in this together, who understand that if even one person suffers from political dictatorship ... all suffer. It is freedom zealots who would not deny any man or woman the opportunity to learn lessons, prosper, and experience levels of love and joy which dictators could never fathom.  It is lovers of liberty who truly care about everyone.

To understand the insane 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

"I think of myself as a freedom zealot."


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