Big libertarian questions

Source: Common Sense
by Paul Jacob

“‘This raises some very big libertarian questions,’ said Nigel Farage yesterday. About what? The ‘rights of parents against the state.’ The outspoken Brexit supporter and former leader of the UK Independence Party was referring to Charlie Gard, the sick, dying 11-month old British baby, whose parents sought to take to the United States for an experimental medical treatment. But the hospital and the British government pooh-poohed any likelihood of success and said, ‘No.’ That’s when Charlie’s parents went to court, fighting for seven months for the right to simply try to save their child’s life. Now, after those months of delay, even that remote medical hope has faded away.” (07/26/17)