Comment: Shame

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"As a country" - collectivism. "The country" is not voluntarily raising taxes on itself; Congress and the President of the United States are seizing the property of taxpayers to pay the federal colossus' debts. All this "we" talk in government is very deceiving to the apathetic and ignorant masses.

Also, you are absolutely right that no true libertarian could ever say something as compromising as "nothing is off the table." Either you have principles or you do not. Either you believe that taxation is immoral and impoverishing or you do not. If your actions do not uphold your principles, then your alleged principles are void, and might as well not even exist. All that matters in life is what you actually do, not what you said you intended to do.

The only pure libertarian position on this "fiscal-cliff" hysteria is national default. Purge the unconstitutional and unjust debts foisted upon the people and leave people free to save and spend their money according to their preferences.

"Yesterday we obeyed kings and bent our necks before emperors, but today we kneel only to truth." - Kahlil Gibran