“Do you believe the hospital has a right to refuse to treat me on the basis of race, and that the government has no moral or legal imperative to require the hospital to treat me?
For the record, after a brief silence, my radio caller acknowledged that while the death of someone like me might be an unfortunate byproduct of his limited-government perspective, he still stood fully behind his philosophy on principle.”
Not surprised. Libertarians think you should be willing to sacrifice your life for their liberty but also think it is a bridge too far to think they should pay taxes to defend the lives of others. There is no grand principle here, regardless of what he is saying. For the most part, they are perfectly willing to accept the social security and medicare benefits they’ve paid for while they suggest others be willing to die for their liberty.