Friday, June 26, 2020

Square circles

A person on Twitter recently claimed to be a "big government libertarian". I'm less and less convinced it is possible to be a minarchist libertarian without doing some incredible mental (and moral) gymnastics, but I know for certain a "big government libertarian" is logically and ethically impossible.

It's actually like claiming to be a square circle-- just not logically possible by definition. No matter how much you'd like it to be.

No true circle would have corners. Of course, the lack of corners doesn't mean the shape is a circle, either, but the presence of corners does, really and truly mean it's not one. This is simply a statement of fact. It's not an insult to those with corners. Accept it and move on.

If you believe you are a "big government libertarian" you are lying to yourself as surely as if you believe you are a square circle.

Join us in reality. It's not always a happy place, but our problems aren't imaginary ones of our own making.


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