X-Message-Number: 21870
Date: Wed, 4 Jun 2003 13:43:27 +0900 (JST)
From: "Matthew S. Malek" <>
Subject: Re: CryoNet #21858 - #21862

> Libertarianism does not mean "no government". That is anarchy!

Pretty much, yes...

> Libertarians want a federal government that is firmly bound by the
> U.S. Constitution.

Be careful when you say what "Libertarians want," as I believe you are
only referring to the right-Libertarians that comprise the Libertarian
Party in the United States.

Historically (and still true in Europe), Libertarians believe something
very different than what the right-Libertarians in the United States do.
Indeed, the hijacking of the term "Libertarian" by the political party has
caused some measure of confusion when trying to have a political
discussion across the Atlantic.

I think I know what you are saying, but just try to be careful of how you
say it.  After all, telling us what "Socialists think" by explaining the
views of Germany's National Socialist party would be extremely misleading.

> Unfettered capitalism is the answer

Possibly -- but, if so, then I think that the question you are asking is
horribly wrong!


   Matthew S. Malek        |    "Judging by his outlandish attire, he's
       |     some sort of free-thinking anarchist!"

         "The nationalist not only does not disapprove of
          atrocities committed by his own side, but he has a
          remarkable capacity for not even hearing about them."

                                              --George Orwell

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