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Is the libertarian principle of smaller government and more private property a good idea?

This debate is asking whether the libertarian principle of smaller government and more private property is a good idea.

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Background and Context of Debate:

Libertarians believe that control should be removed from the government and handed over to private individuals. They think that all interaction with organizations, including government, should be entirely voluntary and people should have the choice to participate in the actions they wish to take part in. People have suggested that enacting the libertarian vision would be a disaster as people who are disabled would receive no support form the government.

Is the libertarian idea of smaller government a good idea?

Yes

  • People should be able to choose. By having government people are restricted in their freedom of choice as the government restricts what people are able to do. Having more private property will mean that the general public will not have to pay for property that they have never used.

No

  • People need government to prevent them from making mistakes. The laws enacted by the government are there to protect people and prevent them from making mistakes. They are needed for a fully functioning society. |-

Should all interaction with government be voluntary?

Yes

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No

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Would people unable to work survive in a libertarian society?

Yes

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No

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