Take, for instance, his notion that "Libertarianism is an ideology best suited for young folks. It compellingly tells kids everything they want to be told." Were it only so! If the young naturally hated the state and fervently supported individual rights, it is unlikely as many of them would support, in their later years, the degree of statism prevalent today. Unfortunately, however, twenty-somethings seem to be at least as statist as older adults. They do not rally in sufficient numbers around libertarian principles and corollaries such as:
- You have no right to education, a car, a home, food, support, etc. from the state;
- every person is responsible for his own sustenance, and actions;
- if you commit an act of aggression, you deserve severe punishment;
- you have no right to outlaw behavior of others that you do not like, unless it amounts to aggression;
- the lies you have been told in school about Lincoln, "democracy," and so forth are just that;
- we live under an illegal, tyrannical government, and most of our fellow citizens are semi-socialists who help support it, and there is no end in sight; etc.
.. wisdom and intelligence, combined with passion for justice and right, leads to a libertarian respect for individual rights and to a profound distrust for the state.