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RC -

You make some valid points.

I like your summation of the libertarian view on lawmaking.

The most natural order of things exists in the absence of a proposed law. The lawmaker is the one attempting to disturb this order. In so doing, the lawmaker must prove the value and justness of additional law. I might suggest using the standard of "proof beyond a reasonable doubt." Lawmakers pass many unenforceable or intrusive laws by failing to follow this principle. One could see how this applies to the tax code as well which is increasingly being used to deter or suppress unpopular but "legal" activity.

By describing one camp as pro-legal abortion, I am not implying that they are in favor of the activity. My attitude toward many activities is quite negative but at the same time is "pro-legal" in keeping with a libertarian philosophy. You could also use the term "anti-illegal" but this is potentially confusing do to the use of two negatives.

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