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Why Kavanaugh Matters to Libertarians

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I get why conservatives are ecstatic that the U.S. Senate has confirmed President Trump's nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, to the Supreme Court. Conservatives prevailed in getting one of their own onto the Court. For a Republican or conservative statist, that's obviously cause for celebration.

For me, not at all. I couldn't care less whether a conservative statist gets appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court or a liberal statist. As a libertarian, it's all the same to me.

You see, conservatives and liberals play this game in which they pretend that they're different from one another. They have these great big, knock-down, drag-out fights acting like there are some sort of giant philosophical differences between the two of them. They are only fooling themselves.

There isn't a dime's worth of difference between a liberal and conservative, a Democrat or a Republican. They are all cut out of the same ideological and philosophical cloth. They are all statist to the core. That's what makes them different from us libertarians.

Consider the joint devotion that both liberals and conservatives have to the welfare-warfare state way of life that they jointly have foisted onto the American people. Both liberals and conservatives are firmly committed to such socialist, interventionist, and imperialist programs as Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, farm subsidies, agricultural grants, education grants, public schooling, drug laws, immigration controls, foreign aid, trade restrictions, sanctions, assassination, torture, military tribunals, denial of due process, indefinite incarceration, foreign interventionism, gun regulations, the military-industrial-congressional complex, the CIA, the NSA, mass surveillance, wars of aggression, FISA courts, asset forfeiture, foreign military bases, coups, conscription, economic regulations, the Federal Reserve, paper (i.e., fiat) money, inflation, occupational licensure, Homeland Security, the TSA, HUD, the Department of Labor, ICE, coups, the SBA, income taxation, the IRS, and ….

Well, do you get my drift? Liberals and conservatives, Republicans and Democrats, are statist to the core. They favor everything that we libertarians oppose.

That's because we libertarians stand for liberty, private property, free markets, and limited government. That's why we oppose all of those statist programs listed above.That's what makes us libertarians. It's what makes us different from statists, both liberal statists and conservative statists.

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