Religion as an example of libertarianism

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December 27, 2010
Unqualified Offerings
by Thoreau  
Posted in Commentary

"I say these things about religious freedom in America not to engage in some chest-thumping about American exceptionalism ... but simply to establish that America does indeed have a rather long-running experiment with very generous religious freedom, so that it constitutes a valid case study for the point I wish to make: When people are left alone to use this very, very potent thing as they see fit, they don’t degenerate to a 'state of nature,' and (for the most part) they don’t form mobs to kill off the other religions (though we have formed mobs for other purposes)." (12/26/10)  

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