I believe most conservatives agree with the Libertarian "free market" approach to government, but when looking at the Libertarian Party's platform when it comes to social issues, one can't help but want to change their name to the "if it feels good, do it party." The party appears to want to remove every law that falls under the category of "vice" from the books, sugarcoating everything by saying that all vice is really a personal "responsibility."
I've never run across a "responsible" heroin addict, saw redeeming values to the community when I saw a prostitute hanging out on a street corner, nor envisioned homosexuality, pornography, or abortion ever being used "responsibly." Our Judeo-Christian society was founded upon the principles that the betterment of the individual makes life better for all, thus holding individuals up to a higher standard (i.e. "you're better than this").
I have to chuckle thinking about Libertarian Party policies and how they would end up shooting themselves in the proverbial foot by having to use big-government controls that they despise so much to police their failed social policies.
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|Title Annotation:||LETTERS TO THE EDITOR|
|Publication:||The New American|
|Article Type:||Letter to the editor|
|Date:||Sep 18, 2006|
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