Friday, May 23, 2008

Call Dick the Butcher ...

... The freedom of the internet is a happy accident; but do we need more laws? Carlin Romano on Net libertarianism.

As Albert Jay Nock observed in "On Doing the Right Thing," increasing the scope of the law necessarily "reduces the scope of individual responsibility, and this retards and cripples the education which can be a product of nothing but the free exercise of moral judgment. ... It seems to be a fond notion with the legalists and authoritarians that the vast majority of mankind would at once begin to thieve and murder and generally misconduct itself if the restraints of law and authority were removed."

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