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Should a Libertarian Parent Train or Discipline a Child

Opposing libertarian views on children Among those claiming a libertarian philosophy , there are basically two opinions about what the parent-child relationship should be. Some libertarians think it should be basically the same as any adult-adult relationship. Children should be allowed to make all their own choices unless serious physical harm is imminent. Training is […]

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How to Explain Government to Your Child (or anyone, for that matter)

Too many times we start discussions about government with “how it works.” There are assumptions about keeping order and peace and it all being done in everyone’s best interest. We are supposed to believe, and teach our children, the relationships of individuals can and should be directed by a central focus of power and decision […]

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How to Use Experts Responsibly

Knowing things is useful and helps us make decisions. Obviously. However, we each, individually, can’t know everything. Not only that, but what is considered correct sometimes changes over time and unless you are somehow connected to the discussion, you might miss that. So we often turn to those more knowledgeable than us to get more […]

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Why You Should Burn Your Flag

If your flag causes you to sin against your fellow man, you should burn it. This may not be found in the original Biblical text, but I believe it captures the spirit of the advice. It is just all a variation of “love your neighbor as yourself.” When my children were little, sometimes one of […]

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The Problem with Ownership

The problem with ownership is that some people will always be jealous of what others own. It isn’t that no one understands ownership. Inherently, everyone knows that some things belong to some people and not to others. They know when things are stolen or when they are earned. Attempts at defining this may be useful, […]

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