Do you believe in the “law of the jungle” when it comes to the nations of the world, that the strongest nations are the ones that survive and grow and prosper even after suffering catastrophe?

You probably do.

Now, consider ALL the first-world democracies on the planet today — what do they have in common? Their citizens have the best standard of living on the planet when it comes to safety, security, education, and personal rights.

Know what else they all have in common? They’re ALL socialized, if to varying extents…including America. You seem to espouse libertarian ideals…but ALL the most successful nations on the planet have precisely what libertarianism rails against: “big government”, high effective taxes, and strong regulation.

In other words, libertarianism argues against the success of the sustained-over-generations success of ALL the first-world democracies.

What’s more, if you would go live in a third-world democracy, out among the people and away from the touristy areas (like I did), you’d discover what it’s like to live in a nation that functions — by necessity, but not by intention — on libertarian principles. And you know what? It sucks.

So how about checking for yourself what nations are the most successful when it comes to the standard of living of their people, including not just money, but safety, security, education ,and personal rights, and see what those nations have in common.

In other words, build your ideology around demonstrable facts, rather than insisting the facts must match your ideology.

Retired Navy. Inveterate contrarian. If I haven’t done it, I’ve usually done something close.

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