Liberty is not a pick and mix free-for-all in which you think government should ban the things you don’t like and encourage things you do like: that’s how Libtards think. Libertarianism [...] is about recognising that having to put up with behaviour you don’t necessarily approve of is a far lesser evil than having the government messily and expensively intervene to regulate it.And so I should, it's been a continuing theme here at Dick's. A motto, even.
You can't pick and choose which liberties you wish to keep, and which are OK to be stamped on. Bending an inch to these people just boosts their power and leads, eventually, to something being attacked which you hold dear.This doesn't just hold true for libertarians, either. There's many a time you'll have heard 'progressives' referring to a state intervention as being 'not fair', when you know damn well that they will have been in full agreement, at some point, with government policies which are unfair on others.
Niemöller understood the concept, which is not surprising since it has been a golden rule underpinning man's entire civilised existence. Yet here we are, in the 21st century, and some people still don't seem to get it.
Oh well, one day, eh?