Tuesday 29 September 2009

ID Cards R'nt Us.

A recent couple of posts on Libertarianism has made me think more about it than I have done before.
I even did the wee test. The blue cross is official SNP policies, red is me.Just like when that picture was taken...
It all comes down to laws. Lots of them. Isn't it what Governments do?Make laws and more laws.Won't there be a point where no more laws can be made?
So the Libertarians have a point; to reduce laws to the minimum and only for life threatening crime.But where do you draw the line?
Would the worlds envisioned by Heinlein be utopias or dystopias?Strapping on a gunbelt to go shopping has a certain appeal, but would you like your daughter to do so?
Anyhow I strongly disagree with ID cards, although would like one like the one pictured.
So long as it wasn't compulsory.


  1. Freedom is not freedom without choice.

    And choice brings freedom.

  2. choice brings responsebility as well

  3. Choose Life. Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose a family. Choose a fucking big television, choose washing machines, cars, compact disc players and electrical tin openers. Choose good health, low cholesterol, and dental insurance. Choose fixed interest mortgage repayments. Choose a starter home. Choose your friends. Choose leisurewear and matching luggage. Choose a three-piece suit on hire purchase in a range of fucking fabrics. Choose DIY and wondering who the fuck you are on Sunday morning. Choose sitting on that couch watching mind-numbing, spirit-crushing game shows, stuffing fucking junk food into your mouth. Choose rotting away at the end of it all, pissing your last in a miserable home, nothing more than an embarrassment to the selfish, fucked up brats you spawned to replace yourselves. Choose your future. Choose life...

  4. Were you really good looking once upon a time?

    Where do I take this test?

  5. Rab, Niko, Scunnert, I think we are all after the same thing, just gnawing at it from different directions; in the words of a working class laddie frae the West "Freedom and whisky gang thegither" Cheers.

    Alas, that was indeed me subrosa...before times winged chariot overtook me.
    The test was on one of the libertarians blogs, Rab'll probably know.

  6. "Times winged chariot" is a bastard haufwit wae a wicked sense ae humour.

  7. Scunnert,

    Can I choose just some of these things - I'm not greedy?


    no wonder you grew a beard hee hee!

  8. Subrosa, you can the quiz here -


  9. I hate too much law but realise that if we had none then a red traffic light would become meaningless (it already is in my town at certain times of the evening)the result being a massive reduction in my freedom to proceed across a junction with a green light in my favour. As for i/d cards, no thank you very much. Just another bloody spyhole drilled into my life.

  10. You are a center-left social libertarian.
    Left: 2.41, Libertarian: 5.71