How often do you take a firm political or philosophical stand that, deep down, you have real doubts about whether anything would be better if things WERE the way you want?
For me, it’s free speech and individual responsibility. I believe that crime and injury come from action, not speech. I believe Hitler was a sick bastard who should have been institutionalized, but the people who pulled the triggers were the real criminals.
I believe I have the right to shout “Fire” in a crowded theater (not that I ever would), and if a bunch of idiots trample some people in a panic, I’m not the one responsible. I believe that child pornograhy should be legal, though assaulting children should not, and the pictures taken during an assault should serve as excellent evidence for the prosecution during an assault trial, but posession of them by an uninvolved 3rd party should not be a crime in and of itself. I don’t believe that the followers of Jim Jones or David Koresh were the VICTIMS of Jones and Koresh, they were their ENABLERS.
I believe these things, but I really worry how much MORE screwed up the world might be if society were run this way.
I hope you will choose to adress your self not to my personal views, but to your own stands that you have your own qualms about.