Photo by J. Stephen Conn (CC)
The cool thing about libertarianism is how united we are in our shared premise that it is wrong to forcibly interfere in the lives of others (even for government!), and yet how diverse a group we can be, with different values, lifestyles, and even opinions about libertarianism itself and how best to implement a free and civil society.
As I'm struck with inspiration from time to time, I'm going to start posting "Discussion Points" as catalysts for dialogue about issues that we may disagree on- even if we all share a "libertarian" understanding of civil society. Today's discussion point is somewhat parochial (but any non-Americans are welcome to sound off on the issue!) and relates to the sovereignty of the fifty United States, and their relationship to the Federal government.
J. Stephen Conn noticed that I used a picture of his to illustrate my post entitled "TN Senate Affirms 10th Amendment, Passes Firearms Freedom Act." He left a comment identifying himself as a libertarian, expressing his appreciation that another libertarian is getting value out of his work, and then making this assertion:
Actually, IMHO, the State Flag should be above that of the USA.
I was immediately intrigued, because I didn't know right away what I thought about that. So here's the discussion point for the day:
Should state flags fly above, below, or on level with the American flag?