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  • #31
    Originally posted by Psychic Missile View Post
    What would be a law or policy you approve of, think fits within the reasonable tradeoff, and doesn't involve possible criminal harm to another?
    Consider laws that limit people from under a certain age from consumption or purchase of alcohol. The higher the cutoff, the greater the number of people whose freedom the law suppresses (to a certain extent). It is not the case that there is only one single value for the age that is reasonable, rather there is a range of ages varying from culture to culture and from time to time.

    Another example would be mandatory education (up to a certain level).

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    • #32
      Originally posted by Paprika View Post
      Another example would be mandatory education (up to a certain level).
      A great example would be education mandated by the Soviet Union of Socialistic Republic. Raise our kiddies to revere the State.
      The greater number of laws . . . , the more thieves . . . there will be. ---- Lao-Tzu

      [T]he truth Iím after and the truth never harmed anyone. What harms us is to persist in self-deceit and ignorance -ó Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

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      • #33
        Originally posted by Truthseeker View Post
        A great example would be education mandated by the Soviet Union of Socialistic Republic. Raise our kiddies to revere the State.
        Imagine if our nation's children were made to swear loyalty to our country every single day.

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        • #34
          Originally posted by Psychic Missile View Post
          Imagine if our nation's children were made to swear loyalty to our country every single day.
          Yeah, by God, we might have a whole 'nuther "greatest generation"!
          The first to state his case seems right until another comes and cross-examines him.

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          • #35
            The irony, of course, is that one of the hallmarks of liberalism is the valuing of individual liberty over the social good - true liberalism, and not that bastardised 'liberalism' defined on a one-dimensional relative scale.

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