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“In conclusion, I’d like to say I’m glad that despite our differing opinions on these issues, we’re all able to remain friends.” That was the relevant, if awkwardly delivered, closing remark of my friend as four of us discussed our differing votes on the three Massachusetts ballot questions yesterday.
A few of my good friends espouse Libertarian views, though they are not Tea Party members. They were Libertarian before being Libertarian was hip. As a former Christian Anarchist, I’m intrigued by their views and would like to subscribe to their newsletter (ten points if you get that reference).
Yesterday, they voted to cut the state sales tax in half (they failed) and eliminate the tax on alcohol (they succeeded). They’ll vote for anything that lowers taxes. And at first pass, I’m with them. As my friends explain the trickle-down benefits of the free market system, their theories make sense. But upon further reflection, I have a few unanswered questions for my right-leaning brothers and sisters that prevent me from joining their ranks.
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