Libertarian Lexicon

From Libertarian Wiki

Why cede half the argument for liberty to the statists by reusing their statist euphemisms? Consider using these more precise terms and phrases below, or add your own:

Affirmative action => Affirmative racism

Affordable housing => Taxpayer subsidized housing

Anti-price gouging laws => Pro-shortage laws

Bill of Rights => Bill of Restrictions (on gov't)

Capitalism => Free market economics (what we want), Cronyism (what exists)

Competition => Choice

Conscription, Draft => Slavery, Involuntary servitude; Conscript => cannon fodder.

Driver's license (or Larry Ellison's new proposed national identity card) => Identity papers

Driving privileges => Right of free passage on public thoroughfare

Drug laws => The new prohibition (with just as much organised crime as the last time)

Elected leader => Elected politician, ruler

Environmentalist => Watermelon (Green on the outside, commie pink on the inside). Used only for people for who suppressing the free market is more important than actual environmental benefits.

Federal gov't => National gov't

Federal regulations => Federal dictates; Federal permission to pollute

Free education => Education funded by stolen money in the form of taxes

Freedom => [Absolutely meaningless unless defined, Freedom from what?]

Free market economics => Markets based on consumer choice; Markets by choice, voluntary cooperation

Greed => Industriousness; Desire to support one's family (good) or "politics" (when it is theft)

Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) => Legislation enforcement officer

Law => Dictate of Congress

Leaders (when referring to elected officials) => rulers

League of Women Voters => League of Democrat-Republican Women Voters

Liberal => Left-wing(er)

License => Permission slip

Mainstream media => Common media, infotainment, regulated media

Minimum wage => Mandated wage, prohibition of cooperation

Precautionary principle => Prohibition principle

Price controls => Political pricing

Public investment => Political spending

Public school (education) => Gov't school (schooling), state school, forced schooling

Private school => Free-market school; Voluntary school

Private sector => Free market

Public sector => Political market

Private property => Personal property

Public servant => Polit-bureaucrat, ruler

Public funds (financing) => Taxpayer dollars (financing)

Public housing => Gov't-landlord rentals

Renewable energy => Freeze in the dark; choke on smoke (from burning wood, shit, etc.)

Rent control => Politically priced rent

Smart growth => Politically tolerated growth

Social Security => Aged welfare; Elderly welfare

Sustainable Technology => No technology

Taxation => Theft

Third Party => Alternative Party (Not only do third parties not win, they don't even come in second.)

Toll => User fee

War on Drugs => War on Drug Users