When I crashed on my bicycle in Taiwan few years ago, I broke my face in 4 places, but I couldn’t convince the emergency room staff to even look at my face because they saw some skin abrasions on my shoulder and knee. My face looked fine on the outside. My face wasn’t even in […]
If you think it is okay to do this, then your definition of “freedom for all” is suspect.
The concept of spanking as part of training a child seems to be at odds with the basic tenet of Libertarian philosophy: Do not initiate violence. Most libertarian discussion assumes adult to adult interaction, because the autonomy of adult individuals is straight forward. There is an equality among adults, a self-responsibility and self-direction, that is […]
A tiger’s conscience is his stomach.
The only real “from” in freedom is the freedom “from” other people running your life.
People mistakenly think that certain types of organization buffer them from personal responsibility:
There are two completely opposing answers you are likely to get if you ask the question,”Should a freedom lover work for the government?” Those who believe government protects our freedoms will say, “yes,” often equating such employment to religious commitment. Those who observe that any government other than self-government is using force to ensure compliance […]
Principle (in this context): a fundamental truth, law, doctrine, or motivating force, upon which others are based (Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed.)
Overall, I think political labels are confusing and manipulative. As such, I don’t call myself a libertarian so much as use the currently common vocabulary in ways that I think will pique people’s interest. Hopefully, as any discussion proceeds, it will be more about principles and their practical applications. These principles are more enduring than […]
How good are you at separating your core values from your current political perspective? I ask this as someone whose core values have not changed significantly over my lifetime, yet my political perspectives have. To be able to separate the two areas, you have to be able to define your core values in ways that […]