• Orthodoxy: Liberty’s Other Enemy
Robin Koerner, The Moderate Voice I have never called myself a libertarian, which still, as a label, makes me uncomfortable. Some who adopt it — a minority but enough to matter — seem to be invested in one or other “orthodoxies of liberty” — a series of positions that they are convinced are the only reasonable outcomes or implications of the broader principles of liberty they espouse. Here are a few that I have come across [...]. A life is fully human at conception. A life has no moral value until it can exist outside the womb. Churchill was a warmonger. Lincoln hated liberty. [....] Marriage is between a man and a woman, by definition. Marriage is between any people who want to get married. A Constitutional Republic is not a tyranny but a Constitutional Monarchy must be. Taxation is the exact equivalent of theft. Ayn Rand is a panacea. And worst of all, two people who really understand liberty could never disagree about any of these.