The libertarian political vision is based on the utopian notion that all men are rational and moral. If given total freedom, they will act rationally and morally and through their enterprise and hard work they will contribute to the betterment of society. Alas, this utopian view of man is not true. If all men were capable of behaving rationally and morally, then the libertarian-style nations would have been created 2000 years ago. The reason we don’t have libertarian nations is because all men are not rational and moral. If the strong arm of the law is removed, many will be tempted to violate the rights of others.
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