StilesBC wrote:The problem with that logic is it can be extended to anyone. In Hitler's mind, he was acting in Germany's interest. So was Stalin, etc.
Hitler seems pretty pro-German to me.
I disagree. There are plenty of people who believe in "limited" government. I suppose you could argue that those people are simply confused and that their views contradict one another. But, "you are either a fascist/communist or an anarcho-capitalist/anarcho-communist," oversimplifies matters I think. I agree with the assessment in this video: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=6732659166933078950
Sure there are. But libertarians who call for a minarchist republic have some sort of confused idea IMO. Rejecting the idea of human beings being their own rulers seems like a rather "un-libertarian" view of the state of things (not that I'm denying moderates the status of libertarian). Why would liberty be an ideal when it leads to incessant conflict? I can only conclude that these so-called moderates see an antipode between liberty and order.
Which is fine of course, but I do sense a sort of contradiction in the line of thinking.