Unearned legitimacy

A problem which infects even libertarians is the attitude that government deserves some sort of honor or respect. They treat it as something “important” or dignified. As though it deserves attention beyond the attention you would pay to a wasp in your car. That it is somehow serious business rather than childish bullying. They lend it an unearned legitimacy.

Poo on all that.

That’s the “inside the beltway” superstition that “respectable” libertarian organizations and publications fall victim to. Sometimes even individuals do, too. It’s not befitting of libertarians; it’s embarrassing.

Sure, you may need to feign respect to keep from being caged or killed when a bully has the drop on you, but remember it’s just an act on your part. It’s self defense. The bully is still just a bully.

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