Right-wingers stole the idea of individual liberty from the left
There is a common theme within right-wing libertarian circles praising the idea of individual liberty; that is ones right to ones own body free from force or coercion from any other person. While not going quite far enough, it would seem to be a good starting point for any political philosophy. Under this concept, things like theft, vandalism, sexual assault, systematic discrimination, and similar bad actions would be considered immoral, as things are all acts of force from one person toward another. On the flip side, if it’s not hurting anyone, then its okay.
So when a libertarian lectures you about individual liberties, just ask them where they got that idea from.Share: