Rand Paul is one of those who believe that the state should not do
anything positive for non-rich people, such as providing medical care
or education, or protect them by regulating businesses. They oppose
such policies and call them “socialism”.
Those people secondarily defend human rights, such as freedom of
speech, and they like to call themselves “libertarians”. However,
polling them shows that laissez-faire, laissez-mourir is their highest
priority and human rights come second for them.
In effect, they try to use our support for human rights to manipulate
us into endorsing the laissez-mourir economy, by presenting that as an
essential part of human rights.
Using the term “libertarian” for them endorses that claim. Since I
don’t agree with it, I call them “antisocialists.” Please join me!
The state’s mission is enabling everyone to have a just, free and
decent life, which includes both social programs and respect for human
rights. See stallman.org/articles/why-we-need-a-state.html.