Sunday, October 16, 2016
If You take away Choice, You take away Agency
Libertarianism? It seems hinged to the premise that freedom comes with the doing away of the law. That might be a false siren. There is more freedom to be found in keeping a law than there is in doing away with the law. The same can be said of agency and choice. There is more agency and choice when you have a law than there is when you don't. If there is no law and there is no punishment, there is no choice. If you take away the need for choice -- the need to choose right over wrong -- you take away a person's agency.