Mr Steve Young:
I'm going to ignore for the moment your complete ignorance of the
whole problem with Monsanto, and focus on what's directly wrong
with your thinking here.
We are talking here about a law passed into existence for the
purpose of protecting ONE type of economic activity over
another. This law also forbids suit for damages from other
economic participants who may be damaged by, say, Monsanto crops.
Libertarian principles -- to me, anyway -- mean that everyone is
equal before the law. Anyone can be sued, any company can be
sued, if they damage me, my land, the environment, whatever. If
you damage me, I can sue you in the courts, and you can be forced
to compensate me. The law in question here says I can't do that
now. Where's the libertarian principle there?
This isn't about private property rights. Don't kid yourself.
Joe Farmer might be able to plant 80 sections of Frankencorn
without permission, but I still have to get a permit to re-shingle
my roof or dig a turtle pond in my back yard 10 miles away.
Now then. You said one thing that makes sense -- ending IP laws.
At least for food. Patenting food = patenting life, and it should
simply never have been allowed... and needs to stop.
Meanwhile, use some of that piss & vinegar to inform yourself
a bit better, and you'll be all right.
On 03/30/[masked]:37 PM, Steve Young wrote:
When did the Ron Paul crowed become eco-nazis and totally
abandon libertarian principals and positions? Everyone
should have the right to plant whatever they want without
approval from the hallucinated authority known as
government. What happened to ridding our selves of the FDA,
USDA, and ending IP laws so market forces can regulate crap
companies out of existence?
If the tact is going to be to abandon principals and
randomly sick government on people based on nazi like
demagoguery of certain groups rather than the ethics of
specific behaviors, then I will bid you adieu.