Perhaps this link will explain better. Government only exists to build a fraternity of human beings.
Two and a half centuries is an experiment, not a tradition- and one that is either failing or failed.
I do my best to buy local only. I see no reason to support the exploitation of foreign people if I can help it.
The last names comment.
If it is their wish, individual sovereignty means you do have to let their dog pee on the petunias. Just as it is your right to then shoot their dog.
So here it is in a nutshell:
I worked my ass off working shitty fast food jobs to pay my own way through college, got a degree, and a good job. Had nothing to do with my "family connections" or "white privilege" or any other lame ass excuse used by people that don't have any success.
YOU are to blame for your failures in life. Not your family upbringing, not your race, or any other secondary attribute.
I have earned everything I have. I would have no problem doing that in any era.
And since when are you the guy who apparently makes all the rules for posters on Slashdot?
No, it's your addiction that put them there. I am under no illusions that they wouldn't be under the same problem with capitalism as with the black market.
Interesting, that subject just came up at Crisis Magazine: http://www.crisismagazine.com/2014/truth-in-acacemia
Of course, if you are subject to the will of God, then you no longer have what secular humanists and libertarians call individual liberty, because you are following the rules of God, which lead to the common good, not to individual liberty.
or rather, the reverse of it.
Apparently you've never heard of JFK.
Individual liberty is always might makes right- for the same reason that you don't give a shit about the poor South American and Afghani farmers that are forced at gunpoint to supply your drugs.