Ésta es la respuesta de Stephan Kinsella, con la que me identifico en varios puntos:
What is it about us that drives us, that makes us passionate advocates of it, and intensely interested in it? Some of us have been self-indulgent enough to write up how we became libertarians (e.g., my How I Became A Libertarian); but I don't mean exactly that. I mean what is it about it that you love; that drives you; that attracts you?
Walter's comment that libertarianism is beautiful struck a chord with me; I think I'd never thought of it that way before. It seemed just, and fair, and right, but beautiful--? but then, justice, and rightness, and fairness, and goodness are beautiful.
I think I'm a libertarian because for some reason I hate injustice; I hate bullies; I hate inconsistency; I love fairness and logical consistency and treating people correctly. I like answering the question asked, and not dodging issues: if someone asks how should this person be treated, I try to answer that question, rather than advert to some Marxian notion of utopia.
I like the ruthless logic of libertarianism and its unflinching honesty: how we are unafraid to say that people have a right to be greedy, or selfish, or rich, or not to hire people because of their race--because it is their property. I like the in-your-faceness of it ... when it is simply a matter of venting or justice to hurl in the face of a soma-ridden mainstreamer the solid, bracing truth about things, even if it will do no good. I like libertarianism--I love libertarianism--because I think it is the outcome of goodness applied to human interaction. I do agree that libertarianism is beautiful. It is refreshing and cleansing to know that I am willing to respect the rights of all who will respect mine; and to take the responsibility to earn my own way, and to pay for my own mistakes--and the right to profit from my successes. I am a libertarian because it is obviously good, and I would rather be good than evil; and the more good, the better.
¿Cuál es vuestra opinión? ¿Por qué os apasiona tanto la ética de la libertad (a los que sois liberales)?