Comments on: Why does this ad make me more inclined to vote for Rand Paul? http://blog.enfranchisedmind.com/2010/10/why-does-this-ad-make-me-more-inclined-to-vote-for-rand-paul/ Robert Fischer and Brian Hurt on Punditry, Programming Languages, and Other Religious Issues Thu, 13 Jul 2017 17:14:00 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.24 By: Larry Coleman http://blog.enfranchisedmind.com/2010/10/why-does-this-ad-make-me-more-inclined-to-vote-for-rand-paul/comment-page-1/#comment-35734 Mon, 08 Nov 2010 13:18:20 +0000 http://enfranchisedmind.com/blog/?p=2585#comment-35734 I posted above that preventing unfavorable outcomes and guaranteeing favorable outcomes is impossible under a libertarian system of government. That leaves an open question: is any system of government capable of guaranteeing outcomes consistently, or is there another factor, like, for example, community support?

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By: Joe http://blog.enfranchisedmind.com/2010/10/why-does-this-ad-make-me-more-inclined-to-vote-for-rand-paul/comment-page-1/#comment-35733 Thu, 28 Oct 2010 17:27:50 +0000 http://enfranchisedmind.com/blog/?p=2585#comment-35733 Many American communities have already chosen not to have a full time fire department and use volunteer fire fighters instead. By the logic of the above anti freedom arguments, the federal government should invade those communities and force them to have full time professional fire departments.

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By: Bobby http://blog.enfranchisedmind.com/2010/10/why-does-this-ad-make-me-more-inclined-to-vote-for-rand-paul/comment-page-1/#comment-35732 Sun, 24 Oct 2010 16:40:49 +0000 http://enfranchisedmind.com/blog/?p=2585#comment-35732 Well said; I’m in complete agreement- libertarianism is sexy and tempting, but falls apart under real scrutiny. Political discourse in our country has descended to such a level of crap it’s embarrassing.

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By: Larry Coleman http://blog.enfranchisedmind.com/2010/10/why-does-this-ad-make-me-more-inclined-to-vote-for-rand-paul/comment-page-1/#comment-35731 Wed, 20 Oct 2010 12:47:51 +0000 http://enfranchisedmind.com/blog/?p=2585#comment-35731 This post is a good example of the major objection to libertarianism: preventing unfavorable outcomes is impossible under a libertarian system of government, as is guaranteeing favorable outcomes. In other words, you may know what’s best for you, but the guy down the street probably doesn’t, and needs to be dealt with before he ruins things for everyone else. Determining the best way to deal with him is actually the central question of politics.

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By: Brian Hurt http://blog.enfranchisedmind.com/2010/10/why-does-this-ad-make-me-more-inclined-to-vote-for-rand-paul/comment-page-1/#comment-35730 Tue, 19 Oct 2010 21:24:03 +0000 http://enfranchisedmind.com/blog/?p=2585#comment-35730 By the way, for anyone who thinks this is the worse political ad of this season, or wishes to draw a false equivalence between Democrats and Republicans, I urge you to this sucker.

The point I am trying to make here is that when fighting a monster, there is a danger of becoming the monster you fight against.

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By: Brian Hurt http://blog.enfranchisedmind.com/2010/10/why-does-this-ad-make-me-more-inclined-to-vote-for-rand-paul/comment-page-1/#comment-35729 Tue, 19 Oct 2010 21:21:53 +0000 http://enfranchisedmind.com/blog/?p=2585#comment-35729 A full critique of the libertarian ideology is beyond this blog post- but I’ll give you a taste of the logic. You’ve heard, I assume, of the guy who didn’t pay for fire protection, so when his house caught fire, the fire department let it burn? To that extent, libertarianism worked, even if it’s ugly- if you don’t pay for fire protection, you don’t get fire protection. If you house burns down, it sucks to be you- even if your dog, or kids, or you are still in the house when it burns down. But here’s the part that didn’t get much coverage- his neighbor, who did pay for fire protection, had his property catch fire, because the first guy’s house was burning to the ground. It effects me if my neighbors decide they don’t want to pay for fire protection. At which point I start getting a say in whether my neighbors choose to forgo paying for fire protection or not.

In a world where actions didn’t have consequences beyond those acting, libertarianism would work. This is not that world.

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By: jKR http://blog.enfranchisedmind.com/2010/10/why-does-this-ad-make-me-more-inclined-to-vote-for-rand-paul/comment-page-1/#comment-35728 Sun, 17 Oct 2010 00:13:04 +0000 http://enfranchisedmind.com/blog/?p=2585#comment-35728 LOL! Sex life? It was a swim team hazing of sorts amongst friends, as the woman describes it. Conway leaves that out.

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By: Simeon http://blog.enfranchisedmind.com/2010/10/why-does-this-ad-make-me-more-inclined-to-vote-for-rand-paul/comment-page-1/#comment-35727 Sat, 16 Oct 2010 23:49:31 +0000 http://enfranchisedmind.com/blog/?p=2585#comment-35727 The negative attack adds are one of the thing I dislike about US politics.

“it’ll be because the people’s support of the libertarian ideology remains strong” what’s wrong with thinking I know what’s best for myself and my community verse the government deciding who in my community are the most deserving of your and my money?

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By: Brian Hurt http://blog.enfranchisedmind.com/2010/10/why-does-this-ad-make-me-more-inclined-to-vote-for-rand-paul/comment-page-1/#comment-35726 Sat, 16 Oct 2010 20:27:11 +0000 http://enfranchisedmind.com/blog/?p=2585#comment-35726 A tale of two ads…

Compare the above with this guy.

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