One of the central premises in libertarianism is that people will be accountable when they take actions that damage others. Your property rights shall not be infringed upon, and you shall not infringe upon the property rights of others and all that. That’s the magic fairy dust that makes it all work, right? So with BP having engaged in a massive infringement upon the property of others, what’s Paul’s reaction to Obama saying that BP needs to take some responsibility?
Paul said: “This sort of, you know ‘I’ll put my boot heel on the throat of BP,’ I think that sounds really un-American in his criticism of business.”
Paul continued: The President’s reaction is “part of this sort of blame game society” where “it’s always someone’s fault.” Paul added: “Maybe sometimes accidents happen.”
Turning black people away from lunch counters and getting rid of regulations that keep workers safe, that’s all a necessary consequence of the sacred principles of his libertarianism. But holding a business accountable for the damage it does to the property of others? That’s not only un-liberterian, but un-American!
Christ, what an asshole.