Comment: Libertarian rooted back from 5th–4th century BCE

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Libertarian rooted back from 5th–4th century BCE

As stated in wikipedia about Taoism and Laozi, I was suprised as I read the paragraph about libertarian philosophy written in a book called Tao Te Ching, followings :

"According to Laozi, the best way to govern is not to govern"

"The more prohibitions there are, the poorer the people become."

"argued that minimizing the role of government and letting individuals develop spontaneously would best achieve social and economic harmony."

Similarly, the Cato Institute's David Boaz includes passages from the Daodejing in his 1997 book The Libertarian Reader.

Check this out : http://mises.org/journals/jls/17_3/17_3_3.pdf

Whenever I despair, I remember that the way of truth and love has always won. There may be tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they may seem invincible, but in the end, they always fail. Think of it: always.

Gandhi