TerraPrime Posted April 18, 2016 Share Posted April 18, 2016 21 hours ago, ThinkerX said: I have been having some on and off debates with conservatives/libertarians on Facebook over the past few weeks. Something I have noticed: Their first response - and pretty much ONLY solution to a issue/problem - is to blame somebody. Anything else is 'stupid liberal reasoning.' When flaws in their methodology are pointed out, they start talking violence. That's a common reaction from many Libertarians that I have encountered on the net and off: 1. Define social/policy problems 2. Declare the fault to be the government's unwarranted interference 3. Conclude that the problem will be solved if we were to just scale back the government's control on that issue Example 1: 1. Public Education in U.S. is neither fair nor equitable across income levels and ethnic divisions 2. Funding education through taxation compels participation, which results in bad decisions and creates unfairness 3. Let everyone fund the education of their own children with their own money and stop taxing people for public education Example 2: 1. Ready-to-consume pharmaceutical supplements greatly vary in quality and potency, but as long as they do not advertise for therapeutic effects, we cannot stop them from selling these products. 2. The FDA's authority to approve drugs for therapeutic use creates this two-tier system that is being exploited by these companies. 3. Remove the FDA authority in testing and approving drugs, and instead, let each consumer do their own due diligence in finding out if a particular pill is safe and/or effective for what they want. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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