With Murray Rothbard and Lysander Spooner, I regard the government as a “band of murderers and thieves.” So, I oppose anything that benefits them. They seem to think that loan forgiveness benefits them, otherwise they wouldn’t do it, so I’m against this initiative of theirs if only for that reason.

This is from Walter Block, “Student Loan Forgiveness: The Libertarian Response?,” EconLog, September 14, 2022.

Notice the large implication of Walter’s statement: By his principle, he should oppose everything the government does. Think what that would mean for some past government actions:

2017 tax cut: OPPOSE.

1981 ending of price controls on oil and gasoline: OPPOSE.

1978-1980 deregulation of airlines: OPPOSE.

And the big one: 1973 ending of the military draft: OPPOSE.

Need I say more?