A matter of degree.

Thursday, February 10th, 2011 @ 2:12 pm | Politics

I flipped my dome when I read this:

There is a legitimate need in an orderly society for some government to maintain freedom or we will have tyranny by individuals.

I’ve been saying this for years to those who could not understand my stance as a libertarian socialist (more informative than the increasingly popular liberaltarian label some are choosing). I’m opposed to all forms of tyranny, whether from the government or private entities (i.e. corporations).

Btw, that quote is from Ronald Reagan. Unfortunately, what he hath spawned is a legion of social conservatives dedicated to using government power to fulfill their ends and libertarians completely blind to corporate pillaging. But it’s good to see that that element of common sensibility was there in the beginning, that it may be nurtured to bloom again.

-hw

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