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Dec 10th, 2013 at 6:02pm
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I know constitutionally it was wrong for the government to buy land. But now that we have our national parks and state ran public parks/ hunting land. Would a true libertarian government sell all that land to private sellers. I don't know if I would like that very much. As much as I would like to own hundreds of acres of beautiful forest. I think we should preserve some of it. And the hunting land gives people like me who don't have tons of land to go out and put food on the table. Thoughts??????
  
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Reply #1 - Dec 10th, 2013 at 6:51pm
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1.) "Libertarian government" is a contradiction in terms.

2.) You personally liking something does not justify the use of violence to achieve that end. Would you advocate that you personally like public parks and therefore your friends should be obligated to go steal a bunch of money to buy one for you? If not, why is it any different if the government does it?
  

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Reply #2 - Dec 10th, 2013 at 6:52pm
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Zaniard wrote on Dec 10th, 2013 at 6:02pm:
I think we should preserve some of it.
Who is "we"?
  

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Reply #3 - Dec 10th, 2013 at 7:22pm
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Awesome wrote on Dec 10th, 2013 at 6:52pm:
Who is "we"?


Country as a whole
  
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Reply #4 - Dec 10th, 2013 at 7:25pm
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Josh wrote on Dec 10th, 2013 at 6:51pm:
1.) "Libertarian government" is a contradiction in terms.

2.) You personally liking something does not justify the use of violence to achieve that end. Would you advocate that you personally like public parks and therefore your friends should be obligated to go steal a bunch of money to buy one for you? If not, why is it any different if the government does it?


I was just giving my opinion, don't have to get huffy about it. I don't know where violence plays a role in this question.

But thanks for attacking and not answering the question.

  
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Reply #5 - Dec 10th, 2013 at 8:26pm
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Just sell 50% to the highest bidder and give the other 50% to organizations such as the Audobon society. This way everyone wins.  Smiley
  
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Reply #6 - Dec 10th, 2013 at 9:07pm
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Liberalterian wrote on Dec 10th, 2013 at 8:26pm:
Just sell 50% to the highest bidder and give the other 50% to organizations such as the Audobon society. This way everyone wins.  Smiley


What if the highest bidders were big companies. I feel like only the rich could afford this.
  
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Reply #7 - Dec 10th, 2013 at 9:19pm
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Zaniard wrote on Dec 10th, 2013 at 9:07pm:
What if the highest bidders were big companies. I feel like only the rich could afford this.



And what if they were? What are your perceived problems with this?
  

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LibertariCAN wrote on Dec 10th, 2013 at 9:19pm:
And what if they were? What are your perceived problems with this?


Then only the ultra rich would own that land. And that's BS. What about the little guy. Im an outdoorsman but I'm no hippy ree hugger. But my one thing that makes me wary is during the 20's 30's and so on. Big buiness ran rampant with pollution so your saying sell the land to highest bidder some of the most beautiful places in the country. Let them pillage the land for a buck.  So in a true libertarian society if your rich enough you could essentially own half the the countries land with its resources and sell and pillage it. I'm anti war, small government and consider myself financially conservative. But I'm slowly losing faith in calling myself a libertarian. Even though libertarian is a broad term



  
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Reply #9 - Dec 10th, 2013 at 9:53pm
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When the last tree has been cut down, the last fish caught, the last river poisoned, only then will we realize that one cannot eat money.

I guess I'm the libertarian environmentalist of this page .....haha
  
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