Comments on: Where do you fall politically? http://ksmith.in/inmediasres/2010/04/05/where-do-you-fall-politically/ in the midst of things Wed, 21 Dec 2011 19:12:44 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.7.15 By: Kevin Smith http://ksmith.in/inmediasres/2010/04/05/where-do-you-fall-politically/#comment-1259 Thu, 22 Apr 2010 16:01:27 +0000 http://imr.modernpublius.us/?p=2539#comment-1259 @David Strunk: I’m not sure I fully understand your last point. I believe one of government’s core roles is arbitrating justice as well; without that function, we have anarchy. Contracts, after all, mean nothing if unenforceable.

Your last point, though, leaves me confused. To which issue(s) specifically are you referring as human rights issues? Are you thinking we’re sparring over what the role of gov’t is, or which gov’t should assume a given responsibility? Philosophically speaking, that last paragraph is a pretty major non sequitur.

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By: David Strunk http://ksmith.in/inmediasres/2010/04/05/where-do-you-fall-politically/#comment-1258 Thu, 22 Apr 2010 15:48:23 +0000 http://imr.modernpublius.us/?p=2539#comment-1258 Probably where you and I spar the most is in our differences in the funamental/philosophical differences in libertarianism and conservatism.

I believe the government has a role in arbitrating justice- whether on an international level (Rom 13.) or an individual (as with abortion or other fundamental life-existence and liberty issues– this is a human rights issue and therefore a federal issue and NOT a state one– a libertarian would disagree with me here).

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