No it is you who are mistaken.
I don't care in the slightest about some international version of libertarianism (which absolutely does not exist, I've spoken to many a European and none of them have Libertarians in their countries political systems). We're talking about the American left and American Libertarianism. We're in the empire. Don't drag us into some despicable internationalist version of anything so as to muddy the waters.
In America the Left represents Government, not some myopic radical 'Libertarian Left' which grants an individual any right. That is not the American Left and never has been. In America the Left is pro big government and pro government intervention in your life (taxing you, creating eternal subservience via welfare/other).
You seem to have it mixed up that the Left is not this in America, it is. The Right is the individualist party. The Left *is* the side with the judiciary, the judges, big govt and its subsidiaries. The right is the one that argues that she should be able to have 10 kids, not the left. Again, you seem to be confused. The Left in America pushes abortion and birth control for a reason and it isn't for civil rights or women's rights, it's the Lefts answer to many things conservatives don't have an answer for frankly. (Population control of certain negative social subsets, single mothers, generational poverty, +++).
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So what? Some reasonable thought would have to be given as to how much of a "discount" you get, and my committee hasn't formed yet to sort this completely out.
When you're a prisoner, we coerce you into living in a tiny space with no comforts and no privacy. In Norway, it's not a crime to break out of prison because they feel it ius natural. In America, breakouts are harshly punished. In my view, this would be a reasonable exchange between society and those who harmed society.
Do you really want the state to have the power to offer those kind of choices to desperate people? The condition of imprisonment is obviously a strong motivator for them to accept any condition on release including losing bodily function.
Libertarianism page will enlighten you a bit. But if you want to have a deeper conversation on this it really should go in its own thread.
Yes, I am completely content to have them lose this particular body function. It does not prevent them from finding true love and screwing their brains out when they are released. Who and how as I said earlier, would need some serious thought. Maybe the offer is restricted to certain crimes, certain histories and in the best of all worlds (mine that is) certain IQ levels.
"No religion is true, but some religion, any religion, is politically necessary. Law and morality are insufficient for the large majority of men. Obedience to the law and to the morals are insufficient for making men happy. […]Law and morality are therefore in need of being supplemented by divine rewards and punishments."