One of the central premises in libertarianism is that people will be accountable when they take actions that damage others. Â Your property rights shall not be infringed upon, and you shall not infringe upon the property rights of others and all that. Â That’s the magic fairy dust that makes it all work, right? Â 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 necessaryÂ consequenceÂ of the sacred principles of his libertarianism. Â But holding a business accountable for the damage it does to the property of others? Â That’s not only un-liberterian, but un-American!
Christ, what an asshole.