Oh, Feel Free


“According to the Department of Defense, 80 of the prison’s 166 detainees are participating in a hunger strike to protest their indefinite detention; 46 are being force-fed with gastric tubes inserted through the nose.”

I certainly wouldn’t force them to eat. That would violate my libertarian principles against the initiation of force.

Added bonus: I get to see them starve to death at their own hands.

About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.


Oh, Feel Free — 1 Comment

  1. Might it be a mean-spirited gesture for me to eat a big platter of ham and eggs in front of them as they’re starving themselves? Go upwind of them and fry up twenty pounds of bacon?

    Come to think of it, though, ISTR that most of them had to get replacement orange suits because they’d gotten too fat to fit into their original sets. That suggests that the little lackwits’ temper tantrums could go quite a while before they’re dangerously underweight.

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