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imagine a semi intelligent artificial intelligence trying to understand the creation of its universe by looking at the existing software around it, and studying how it has changed over time back to the first time the main loop was run. It would be impossible for this artificial intelligence to fathom the electrical circuitry, the CPU, the motherboard, the power source, never mind the human that plugged the computer into the outlet, the electrical grid, and the vast civilization that was required to come to the point of the computer being plugged in in the first place.

And yet we try to imagine an understanding of God.

Liberal Libertarianism

"*Libertarianism* (Latin: liber, "free") is a political philosophy that upholds liberty as its principal objective. Libertarians seek to maximize autonomy and freedom of choice, emphasizing political freedom, voluntary association and the primacy of individual judgment." ~wikipedia

In my experience as a Libertarian and in discussions with other Libertarians, this definition is incomplete. The definition lacks any bounds of how relationships are taken into account. Liberty of self is paramount, but in most cases, decisions must be made for instances that impact more than one person. 'Mainstream' Libertarians do not believe in personal liberty at the expense of other's personal liberty. This is effectuated in a way that maintains the Libertarian ideal by making sure that decision are made only by those impacted by a decision, and that all stakeholders have a say in decisions that impact them.

Generally, Libertarians do not feel they have sufficient say in most government decisions, so they want to dismantle much of government. They also feel that most government structure does not allow individuals to make choices on the laws that govern them, and the creation of those regulations and policies involve individuals that need not be involved.

*Liberalism* is a political philosophy or worldview founded on ideas of liberty and equality. Whereas classical liberalism emphasises the role of liberty, social liberalism stresses the importance of equality.

Liberalism is often equated with socialism or a desire to have the government provide all needed services. More moderate liberalism talks of a 'level playing field' or equal opportunity for all.

Libertarianism and liberalism are usually seen as being at opposite ends of the political spectrum. This may be true ideologically, but in order for government to function, a balance of these ideals is required. Most political parties attempt to moderate these two ideals through compromise of both positions, watering them down item by item, law by law. This is centrist or moderate government.

*Liberal Libertarianism* starts with the expectation of fully implementing both ideals. This is done by 'flipping the model' of government with the expectation that most government decisions, laws and funding will be done at the most local level. This ensures the decision makers are those impacted by the decision and laws.

The liberal aspects of government are maintained with an over riding philosophy that we must take care of those who cannot take care of themselves, and allow opportunities to be created for those that do not have opportunity from their existing community network (family, proximity, religious or other community affiliation, etc.).

Absent opportunity and provision of basic needs, individuals lacking ability to care for themselves or a community willing to do so without government mandate become a burden on society through crime, homelessness, health care needs and the like.

The trick is how do you structure the opportunity and basic needs platform. Universal basic income? Free college? Federal mandates? state, county, or smaller municipality mandates?

Health Insurance? Based on your community costume‚Äč? Don't solve the insurance problem, solve the health problem.

Blockchain as infrastructure for LibLib, allows reuse of structures of laws and policies without the law covering the same people....Reusable infrastructure, chunks of code. And when you use the same code, you can use the same shared services to implement the policy. This agregates resources, creating efficiencies, and niches for service providers. Using blockchain, and reusable policy structures also creates a trust mechanism and check for validity with automatic 'peer review' of outcomes. If two municipalities implement the same policy with the same pool of providers, they must guarantee similar results in efficiency and effectiveness, or rationalize the deviation.

He threw a great light into the vast nothingness... and it went out.
So he threw a greater light into the vast nothingness, and it too extinguished.
So he thought about this for what seemed an eternity and came upon a possible answer. He did not throw a light... he did not give to the vast nothing ...but he created from within himself a new something, of himself... Not by himself but with himself, thus giving all of himself and leaving nothing outside of the newness... and this selflessness exploded, pushing the vast nothingness out of its way and he himself expanded to take up the space that once was a vast nothingness and he expanded eternally creating of himself another self and from his great desire to be other than alone to something that's slowly changes from light to dust from energy to being from atoms to molecules from carbon to life. From life to death and back to carbon again and new life, changing life.... A light spread out across unimaginable vast spaces.. As one day a man's lungs would expand with a deep breath as he stared out at the stars and wondered how it all began. ...
(Mix in that the second self was and is spoken truth, creating .....)

Jwl October 2013

Great day at the slopes with family and friends

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