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Liberaltarians vs. Fusionists

By on 1.26.07 | 2:42PM

John, you have hit on a major problem with the "liberaltarians" discussion. I'd love for there to be a reliably libertarian West, for instance. Hell, I would settle for a libertarian Rhode Island. But at some point, you have to analyze these trends in a way that doesn't succumb consistently to the pundit's fallacy.

Leaving aside the intra-fusionist debates where I'm more traditionalist than libertarian, I personally favor Social Security privatization, drug legalization, school vouchers, greater civil liberties protections, and the abolition of most vice laws. But I am not optimistic that this would add up to a winning political platform no matter how many tax cuts I added to the mix.

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