Rand Paul's Comment About Parents 'Owning' Children Was Not Random

Khal Wimpo (not drinking damn fish tank cleaner)2/03/2015 11:50:04 am PST

re: #57 Skip Intro

As long as these things are in accord with your “values,” whose business is it but yours?


The GOP/Koch Brothers worldview in a nutshell.

The whole Libertarian philosophy requires a level of magical thinking that is truly unsettling. Despite there being no evidence of it actually working in the really Real World, they ascribe powers to “the free market” to regulate every aspect of human behavior. The whole “tragedy of the commons” thing seems to totally go over their heads. It’s a failure to accept that there is a difference between their pat theories and the messy, inefficient real world, filled with real, flawed human beings.

They tend to be very angry, tightly repressed engineer types who think that the world can be reduced to logical equasions. Of course, there are also the stunted, permanent toddlers whose only motivation is to be able to act recklessly & ignorantly, just because they feel like it. They should be able to dump industrial waste into streams without consequence, but if a black man jaywalks, or sell single cigarettes — field execution is warranted!