I am happy to die on this hill: If you take my worldview to the extreme, then people really do have rights and if, for some crazy reason, most Earthlings refused to contribute to a project to stop a killer asteroid, then it would be immoral to take their money against their will.
Gene Callahan thinks that I’m very wrong. He also thinks that it would be moral to use coercion to make people polite; you don’t have a right to use insulting language, for example. The only reason we might not want the State to prevent people from saying offensive things is that it would produce worse results than the offensive speech.
(Go ahead and click the link. You think surely I’m misrepresenting Gene. Nope.)