(The Return of) Ignatz, by Sam Heldman

Thursday, August 15, 2002

DC Voting Rights In further discussions, Max once again blows IP out of the water on the DC voting rights issue. No need for me to add much to that, except to say that I continue to be befuddled. When I read IP, he's always making these seven-word posts about the right to own guns, and the right not to suffer minor hassles in the airport -- taking an aggressive and sometimes even admirable libertarian stance in favor of the protection of freedom even if it comes with certain societal costs (e.g., kids accidentally killing themselves with their parents' guns). But when it comes to my right to vote, all of a sudden he's got various policy arguments why it just wouldn't be a good idea? Doesn't anybody even try to have an internally consistent philosophy anymore?

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