Friday, April 03, 2015

My problem with Penn Jillette's libertarian answer here is that when it comes to things that affect people's lives, you can't just cross your fingers and hope the free market sorts it out.Sometimes the free market corrects things in a week.... and sometimes (especially when social issues are at play) it takes decades. The LGBT community in Indiana doesn't have 20 or 30 years to wait for your libertarian utopia to take hold. Sometimes social attitudes change, and then the laws change to match, but sometimes the laws have to reflect the "right thing" first, in-spite of popular opinion. As the saying goes, you don't get to vote on rights, that's why they're called rights.