Those who argue for choice in the abortion debate, along with those in favour of marriage freedom, may have a point - the government really has no right to get involved in either of these areas (depending on whether you believe life begins at conception or not, but that's another debate). However, I have to enquire as to the real reasons some people might have (particularly people on the left) for supporting abortion and marriage rights. This is because a lot of these people are also in favour of many incursions into civil liberties.
Many in favour of abortion and marriage freedom are not in favour of:
- Right to work
- Drug legalisation
- Full firearm legalisation
- Education freedom
- Legalising the competing currency (going back to the Gold standard)
- Free market economics in general
If you are one of these people, can you justify citing libertarian principles in your support for abortion and marriage rights yet ignoring libertarian principles in more politically unfashionable areas?
by emdi6 years ago
Let us have a discussion on this topic.
by Tom Cornett6 years ago
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by Sooner283 years ago
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by mio cid4 years ago
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRN9Y5Nv … lpage#t=7s
by SparklingJewel6 years ago
regardless of where one stands on the abortion issue...how could any American citizen stand for allowing their tax dollars or be forced in their work ethic to be used for something that is against their deepest...
by Holle Abee5 years ago
Politically speaking, I consider myself a moderate-conservative. I vote Republican most of the time, but not always. The other night, three pals from northern states told me I'm a conservative Democrat and not a...
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