I am not a Libertarian. Libertarians see the government as a “necessary evil” with a BIG emphasis on EVIL. They have no coherent philosophy of what government SHOULD do and place way too much emphasis on political and social liberty over economic. The have the mid IQ obsession with conspiracy theories that is so very very embarrassing.
Minarchy is MINIMAL government and it’s position on government is morally neutral. Simply put–Man’s individual liberty depends on a removal of the option of force from human relations. By vesting the Sovereign with a monopoly on the legal use and threat of force, in the form of police, courts and military, individuals have somewhere to turn for mutually agreed upon satisfaction of greivances, whether criminal tresspass to person or property or the enforcement of agreements. This is the bedrock of civilization and the sole legitimate purpose of Government
What do Libertarians believe the LEGITIMATE role of government is? Can anyone tell me? I’ve heard them say they revile force and that the government IS force, well–yeh, if not them, who? Me?