Liberty and happiness.

Randy Barnett, legal scholar, wrote this in the October issue of Reason magazine:

“… you can’t make your happiness contingent on getting a libertarian society. The struggle for liberty will never end because there are always going to be statists. There are always going to be people who enjoy security over liberty, because that’s another part of the natural instincts that people have. And so the best that we can ever accomplish is keeping liberty alive. And you can keep liberty alive just by being a libertarian yourself, and writing about it, and getting other people to be. Even if the society you live in is not, you can at least keep the idea of liberty alive, possibly liberty itself.”

Here is a link to the entire article: http://reason.com/archives/2012/09/18/we-won-in-our-effort-to-preserve-the-con/2

 

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