Editor's note: Mr. Trussler writes in response to Letter to the editor: Freedom and Democracy.
To the Editor
Trevor Schindeler has never given thought that our unparalleled standard of living is because of competition.
Without competition there is monopoly and un-accountability: monopolies made possible by trade and professional unions.
Unions should also have to compete for members. Why should anyone be forced to belong to a union to practice his or her trade and profession? This universal acceptance is one of the biggest curtailments of our freedom. (freedom to work)
Libertarians believe in competition. They would not replace education, health care, or any other sovereign monopoly with a private system but would allow the private sector to compete and hold all accountable.
People would be hired for their ability- not arbitrarily by race, colour, gender, and religion.
People who are able should help themselves and their families and those unable to do so receive non-political government help and assistance.
Everyone should be given the necessary assistance to survive and prosper, not just catering to the fittest or those who succeed on a level playing field.
Mr.Schindeler: Libertarians are not naive.