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To: SteamshipTime
>>>On the contrary, the core libertarian philosophy is no offensive use of force or fraud, or stated differently, the Golden Rule. It is a moral absolute.

WRONG again! The golden rule and the libertarian philosphy are at opposite ends of the spectrum. As for moral absolutism, I think you forget, libertarian beliefs aren't holy scripture. Life isn't always based on blacks and whites, because man is an imperfect creature and liberals and libertarians, are the most imperfect of all.

38 posted on 09/23/2002 9:55:08 AM PDT by Reagan Man
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To: Reagan Man
The golden rule and the libertarian philosphy are at opposite ends of the spectrum.

This is a conclusion; what are your premises? The statement "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you" seems not unlike "Do not initiate force or fraud against others."

41 posted on 09/23/2002 10:00:19 AM PDT by SteamshipTime
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To: Reagan Man
SteamshipTime said:
>>>On the contrary, the core libertarian philosophy is no offensive use of force or fraud, or stated differently, the Golden Rule. It is a moral absolute.
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"WRONG again! The golden rule and the libertarian philosphy are at opposite ends of the spectrum."

"As for moral absolutism, I think you forget, libertarian beliefs aren't holy scripture."
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Your BIG mistake here mam, is that you apparently think the 'golden rule' is "holy scripture". It ain't.
It's origins are far older, way beyond Judeo-Christian scripture. Nearly every culture ever studied has a version of the golden rule in its written or oral philosophy. -- Granted, - most ignore it, as you do.
Libertarians do not ignore it, they see 'do no offense unto others, lest they do worse unto you' as a moral absolute.

You challenge that statement? Prove your point.
You haven't yet, despite all your usual BS bluster.
220 posted on 09/23/2002 5:29:46 PM PDT by tpaine
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