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The Libertarian Solution: Can People Govern Themselves?
The government should be involved in the lives of its citizens as little as possible.
The intended role of the government is protection, not social intervention.
Business thrives with minimal government intervention.
In the few instances in which libertarianism has been dutifully tried it has led to unprecedented economic prosperity and peace for generations.
Government policy is carried out via violence and threats of violence, but violence is not an appropriate tool for dealing with most issues.
People understand that cooperation gives better outcomes for everyone compared to confrontation. There is no need for the government to force people to cooperate.
Any government's attempts to provide 'top-down', pre-meditated solutions for problems society might face are less optimal than 'bottom-up', spontaneously emerging solutions that result from free and voluntary interactions of individuals.
LIbertarianism is more efficient, as there are less intermediary steps and requirements to get something done.
Smaller governments would benefit world peace.
A government too small would lead to anarchy.
Less government regulation of business can lead to negative environmental and social repercussions.
Without significant federal taxes, our infrastructure would cease to exist.
Some critical aspects of societal advancement may not be economically viable when revenue is prioritized.
Significant government involvement is required to create the security necessary for fulfilling human relationships.
Some personal issues are larger than an individual can resolve and requires a team effort (sometimes on a worldwide-scale), which is beyond libertarian values.
The government is crucial to ensuring the rights of its citizens. People have certain human entitlements provision of which the state is responsible, along with protections against abuses of their rights.
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