However a true libertarian, as I understand it would do away with public schools, publicly funded fire and police, and almost any government oversight or regulation on businesses. Kind of. Libertarians understand that there is a need for some governmental oversight (FDA comes to mind). We just suggest that this reponsibility occur at the state level instead of the federal level.
In this way, there would be more variation allowing for different methods to be evaluated. The number one issue with federal organizations is that they have a monopoly on power. Once the rules are set, they are in stone, and there is no longer any room for improvement.
If many states wanted to gather and create an EPA or FDA structure that they all agree to abide by, then that would also be fine.
"@HolyGod: You've almost perfectly described yourself as a libertarian... just saying."
I like a lot of libertarian policies. I`m a big fan of a lot of what Ron Paul says. However a true libertarian, as I understand it would do away with public schools, publicly funded fire and police, and almost any government oversight or regulation on businesses.
I don`t trust the free market the way libertarians do. Without government oversight the poor working class in this country would be like China. We`d have 9 yr olds living in Nike factories working 20 hours a day for $1 an hour. And the waste would get dumped in the river out back. That isn`t the country I want to live in.
I like the EPA. I like public education. I support public healthcare. I don`t quite fit in the libertarian box either.
Wednesday, August 8, 2012 5:09:23 PM
Gas prices go up and down 30 or 40 cents between fill-ups and I'm suppose to run to vow support to the Romney campaign office because Papa Johns threatens to raise prices on a discretionary expenditure by 20 cents? Regardless of political affiliation, I think this just makes Papa Johns look more outwardly stereotypically corporate and less like the kindly "everyday Joe" pizza maker they try to portray in the commercials. Well done. Lemme know how that works out for ya.