Libertarian world view would not work

02/28/2014 1:02 PM

03/02/2014 10:54 AM

Re "A Libertaian case against arena subsidy" (Another View, Feb. 25): I certainly agree that people should not be forced to pay for what they do not want. Chris Rufer's position on the arena is one that I happen to agree with.

However, if one takes the libertarian point of view toward communal living, our society could not function. For example, the elderly couple might not want to contribute to a school, and a younger couple may not wish to contribute to homes for the elderly. It becomes impossible to cherry pick those particular public services that we do not wish to support.

In the case of the arena, we have a clear violation of individual rights. Mayor Kevin Johnson wishes to have a monument in his legacy. His statement in response to the judge's terrible ruling clearly shows that.

-- John Bloomer, Carmichael

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