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Without this socialized system, ownership eventually goes to a handful of people and everyone else is left 'out in the cold'.  There is no justice, there is no tranquility, there is no common defence, and there is no general welfare in a society that only serves the wealthy and destroys the poor.   No system that when sustained destroys a great part of humanity serves the public.   Therefore such a system should never be tolerated by the public.

The libertarian belief is integral to an American belief tied to why the pioneers left existing homes and cultures to be free from the domination and tyranny of others.   As such, the libertarian ideals will always arise as a cause for humanity.    We must remember they were fleeing not so they could hoodwink and cheat others unimpeded; they were fleeing to be free of tyranny and injustice.

The libertarian belief alone does not create a society in which the general welfare is assured.   The libertarian belief is founded upon a government that makes this possible in the 21st century.   Certainly not a government sabotaged by legislators so that the very wealthy may rule by force.

Although the architecture of libertarian values is very American, the concept is universal.   Nowhere do people want their choices regarding their own lives impeded by the needless tyranny of an egomaniacal psycho or a group of them.

People must work together to mutually fulfill greater dreams, but this can only happen when people do so of free choice as opposed to coercion.

To this effect, the ancient Chinese I Ching notes (paraphrased) that leadership can happen in two ways.   One may lead by great character and win the love of the people to where others will die for her or him; or one may lead by force, by coercion and by intimidation, assured of a knife in the back at the first opportunity.      

Libertarian values transcend culture.  Libertarian values do not require adherence to religion or dogma with only one rule:   that if one expects respect from others, one must extend that respect to others.

Please don't confuse individual rights with the right to commit crimes provided you can get away with it in court as some capital-'L' libertarians might have you believe. 

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Big money can always hide behind libertarianism; perpetrating injustice, harming humanity, enslaving people, treating people with disrespect, and imposing a philosophy that they own the world and the rest of us are trespassers.  In true libertarianism, this would be remedied by a just court system where the injured party is compensated.  In reality, our court systems are under-funded and require the costly services of an attorney, making legal recourse unavailable for too many people.

Only those with money can afford attorneys, so without government regulation and without recourse via the law, the masses are deprived of any protection.   Those who often pretend to be advocates of libertarianism while serving big money advance agendas to finalize the death, the enslavement, and tyranny over the masses, destroying the libertarian ethic.

To prevent this we must recognize the need for an economic system that provides fair distribution of the wealth, including recognizing the needs of our ecosystem and other life forms on this planet; government regulation should always be efficient, but never reduced to allowing any segment of the population to tyrannize and harm everyone else.

Legislators should have the authority to legislate laws that do not criminalize people without a specific complaint; court decisions finding repeat offenses against society in general should be the cornerstone upon which regulations are created and modified.

Upon such a foundation, the libertarian ethic can exist for all humanity.   Tyranny that infringes on personal liberty without just cause can be eliminated.     Protection for individual free choice should foremost in the eyes of government, not the destruction of free choice to ease the manipulation of the masses for a consumer-oriented self-destructing system of energy and resource waste to feed the greed of a very few while ignoring the general welfare of the people.

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Our socialist Constitution can provide limited private property rights (that is the right to a home, food, and medical care and such personal effects as a person requires for their own craft) and when combined with a libertarian ethic ultimately unites all who truly support justice to make our Constitution do what the founders intended. 

Culture, as such, should never be imposed but must always remain a feature of free choice.  Many fear the disappearance of cultural values that exist by domination, by violence, by 'ganging up,' all contrary to a libertarian ideal and all acts of injustice.  Let those cultures of tyranny wither and vanish!   They have no place in a free 21st-century society.

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