Comment: Excuse me

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Excuse me

but I don't believe I ever insinuated that Goldwater supporters were anything akin to Reaganites or Neocons. I'm simply trying to say that the 40+ crowd of classical American Libertarians now count among their ranks a large group of young anarchocapitalists and "conspiracy theorists" who share many of the societal criticisms offered by Libertarians, but whose prescriptions for the problem and analysis of historical incidents are very different. These are the facts.

I find it insanely disconcerting that a thread like this has been started, not only because the "InfoWars" crowd is in agreement with the vast majority of the ideals of Dr. Paul, but that one's tolerance is so low for contrasting viewpoints, they would stoop so low as to advocate alienating them from this wonderful site. These are the people who want to live in a free and open society, yet they have so little tolerance for free speech on a damn website? Unsettling, to say the least.

As for your patronizing demeanor about my age, spare me the sentiment. My objection to minarchism and American Libertarianism was laid out in a purely substantive manner, completely agnostic to agism or ad hominem. Your response, however, was a sophist's way of calling me a whippersnapper. Completely uncalled for.

You should know better at your age.

"The state is the great fictitious entity by which everyone seeks to live at the expense of everyone else."
-Frederic Bastiat