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I should be allowed to have a clip that holds as many bullets as I choose. I should be allowed to blow off fireworks, on my own land, any night of the year. I should not have to wear a seatbelt or motorcycle helmet. I should have the right to take horrible drugs if I so choose. Clothing, on public lands, should be optional.

Not that I would do all of these things; it's just none of the government's business.

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I agree with the Libertarian basic philosophy. That is, I should be able to do anything which does not harm other people.

But the fireworks example you cited might harm other peoples' quiet enjoyment of their own property if your property isn't sufficiently large or remote to theirs so that the noise doesn't harm or bother their peace. Motorcycle helmets are optional where I live in Michigan, so that's not an issue here. And shoot off as many bullets in a clip as you damn well please, but just make sure that they don't travel or land in other innocent peoples' bodies!

I agree. So long as you don't directly hurt anyone else, go for it.

The other side of the coin, though, is that you need to be held accountable for your behavior. For example, if you sustain injuries in a car accident that would have been prevented by the use of a seat belt, don't expect the rest of society to bail you out.

You should wear a helmet and seatbelt when operating a vehicle. Too many people die from car accidents. People should wear clothes in public, especially when minors are around. A little girl should not be exposed to a grown man's penis at the mall just because he feels he has a right to go nude.

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@cali93 You should wear a helmet and seatbelt when operating a vehicle. Too many people die from car accidents. People...

Of course wearing them is statistically the safest thing to do. But should you be forced to wear a helmet or seat belt? Perhaps if people drove with a little common sense we wouldn't even need seat belts.

As for public nudity, that's a much more complex issue. However, some would argue that if people weren't so ashamed of our bodies, then there wouldn't be such a negative stigma to seeing someone nude.

All of these examples, with the exception of going unclothed in public, are inconsequential to anyone other than yourself... so yeah, you should be able to do all those things without being badgered by govt or worse, turned into a criminal.

But with that freedom comes the responsibility to pay for damages caused to property of others, should you burn their house down with your fireworks and you are solely responsible for harm cause to others with your weapon and motorcycle. So be prepared to accept the consequences of your actions, should that happen.

The clothing issue is debatable. There are arguments with merit for and against.

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I'm Libertarian, as you can easily see. We believe that we should be allowed to do absolutely anything that does not directly harm others. Even if it's stupid.

@JerryHendrickson I'm Libertarian, as you can easily see. We believe that we should be allowed to do absolutely anything that does...

What do you think about the insurance costs due to people who weren't wearing seatbelts or helmets? Is there a solution?

I agree with all..:)

I more or less agree with this. I will take issue if you set fireworks off while I'm trying to sleep, though. I also really hope allowing as many bullets as you choose doesn't make it easier for shootings. But again, otherwise I don't see a problem with what you're saying.

I agree with you having as many bullets as you want.
Just take full responsibility and don't hide behind the second amendment should you accidentally harm someone with those bullets, and law enforcement comes down on you.

Shoulda,woulda...I get up,eat breakfast and go through my day,doing what i need to get done..

Don't have time to worry about things i have no control over.
Oh its nice to fantasize that we all could "Braveheart" the situation..

We have rules to follow,mainly because of insurance and lawyers..
Things are not going back to "The good ole days".

That's just the way it is..

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Thanks..The feeling is mutual biggrin smilie

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I agree with some of the comments, but not all.

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