The buffet of liberty

in liberty •  3 years ago 

In a way liberty is a buffet. You can choose among everything that doesn't violate anyone else's equal and identical liberty... but with the liberty buffet, you don't have the liberty to limit the choices of anyone else.

They have the same options from which to choose that you have, although their choices from that buffet may differ, and you have no right to interfere with what they choose. Even if they make choices you hate.

If you try to take away some of their options, how can you complain when they, quite understandably, try to do the same to you?

I really don't understand why this is so difficult for some people to grasp. It's not that complicated. But, I suppose, it is "offensive" to certain sensibilities- those who feel they have the right to force people to make the "right choices". In other words, people who don't understand liberty.

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