All you need is libertarianism
Letter to the editor
Published: Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Updated: Tuesday, March 29, 2011 12:03
President Obama has now fired more cruise missiles than all other Nobel Peace Prize winners combined.
Are you surprised? I mean, wasn't Obama the one who was elected on an anti-war platform? Didn't he condemn Bush's interventionism in the Middle East? Observe this quote from then Senator Obama in 2007:
"The president does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation."
Not only has Obama failed to end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, he has now launched his own war against a country that has not threatened or attacked us. In elementary school, the kid who strutted about the playground punching others who had not hurt him was the much-hated bully. Is Obama any different?
Countless lives, both American and Libyan, are sure to be needlessly lost.
The fact is, both Obama and Bush are different brands of the same, crappy product: authoritarianism. They differ only as a matter of degree, not principle.
To the betrayed and disheartened liberals: realize that there is no fundamental distinction between Bush's and Obama's policies.
The political philosophy that respects and upholds human rights consistently, not just when it is politically convenient, is libertarianism.
If you think we ought to mind our own business and let individuals live their own lives as they see fit, both at home and abroad, you should check it out.