Libertarians are evil people. We worship selfishness, and don’t care about anyone else, ever. We’re dirty greedy animals.
Shut up, Salon writers. We defend freedom because it has overwhelmingly good effects on the world. Progress gets results. We should all want more results like this one.
Whenever you argue for more regulation or more ‘controlled growth’, you’re arguing that something as beautiful as this should cost more, or take longer, or require knowing or bribing someone special. Regulation isn’t just about “protecting” people; it’s about maintaining a desired or imagined status quo. For Jonathan, the status quo was never hearing his mother’s laughter.
Hat-tip to Radley Balko.