Good morning, JohnMr Martin76, good morning.
Yes I suppose I am liberal, but not simple-minded. I also think there are things (like personal morality) the state should not control, I also think people in power should be watched sceptically, but that doesn't mean the state should control nothing. Like many important matters it is not a simple yes or no, but striking a balance.
Re the drunken driving, what you are saying is it's OK to drive drunk if you 'have never had an accident', until you have one - but that is too late, you might have killed several people in a motorway crash.
The only way to reliably stop some selfish and stupid people driving dangerously drunk is to have a limit. Where that limit is set is part of that balance to be struck.
It's the old principle, your freedom is important and should not be limited, until it starts to limit the freedom of others - and then either some authority must strike a balance, or the strongest (or most arrogant) is being more of a tyrant than a civilised state is.
Ok.. John, maybe yu are right... in that case maybe it would be better to go to live to a uninhabited island.. and to stablish an Ultra-liberal society without State... without taxes... only based on personal initiative and individual freedom.
Well in any case... We have derivaded... sorry very much.. from the ACW to talk about Ultra-liberalism and School of Vienna.