In my last blog I asked what would be the result if the 2016 presidential election came down to a choice between killing or not killing the baby? And I said I thought, if and when it were to happen, that our country would choose not to kill the baby, and that Ben Carson would be elected president.
What now, I would ask, would be the result if the presidential election came down to a choice between unfettered gun ownership on the one hand, and a path to citizenship for the illegals on the other, the one the darling of the Republicans and the other of the Democrats? In particular what should, what could one do if one is a Libertarian and holds both positions?
Sheldon Richman describes the dilemma, and asks this question.
Gun Control and Immigration
Restrictions are Enemies of Liberty
by Sheldon Richman
What’s a liberty lover to do? Democrats want the government to restrict the right of self-defense, even if it means considering the confiscation of guns. Republicans want the government to control who may come to the country, even if it means compelling employers to clear job applicants through a national database.
Let that sink in. Two of the most important aspects of liberty are self-defense and the search for a better life. One political party would have the state dictate the terms of the first; the other would have the government dictate the terms of the second.
I ask again: what’s a liberty lover to do?