How often do you ever see the mainstream media and the television commentators presenting the libertarian view? Hardly ever. Why is that? For two reasons: One, as statists they are absolutely terrified over the fact that libertarianism is a growing phenomenon but, more important, they simply lack the competence to counteract libertarian arguments in a substantive way.
It’s really not difficult to participate in the conservative vs. liberal debate because they both accept the same core premise: that a legitimate role of the federal government is to tax people’s income and spend the money on socialist, regulatory, or imperialist programs.
Thus, the argument between conservatives and liberals ultimately boils down to how the federal government should spend money that the IRS has forcibly taken from the citizenry.
Conservatives argue that people’s money should be spent this way, and liberals argue that it should be spent that way.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
How often do you ever see the mainstream media and the television commentators presenting the libertarian view?
Rarely...Why? Jacob G. Hornberger has some of the reasons why he thinks the media does not provide a libertarian view point: