Comment: State governments can be just

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State governments can be just

State governments can be just as evil as the Feds, but what's potentially positive about states rights superseding the Feds is that under that system if the state you're living in goes Bloomberg you can always move to a state more friendly to liberty.

But what you're getting at is that the constitution itself is "libertarian" only if you believe yourself to be libertarian and you believe that government is a necessary evil, the key word being "necessary". Back to the old minarchist vs voluntarist debate.

Personally, I'm a realist voluntarist. I know that government is unnecessary, but only in a world where NAP rules personal behavior. That world is not the current one, unfortunately, so while I can imagine a voluntarist world I'd be overjoyed just to see a US governed in line with the constitution.

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