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Neo-Conservatives and Fascist Alike
Albert J Nock summed it up with the title of his book, “Our Enemy the State.”
We believe that there is nothing the State does that a private property, natural law based, for profit society can not do better.
We take every possible opportunity to demean the State and point out its crimes and ineffeciencies. There is no shortage of material.
Here is a summary of what we are all about.
As a staunch Anarcho-Capitalist and editor of the libertarian on-line news magazine, FlyoverPress.com, I am frequently confronted with all manner of political views. Thus, I find myself having to repeatedly explain the fundamentals of libertarian philosophy. Essentially, I have written the same essay thousands of times. This paper is an attempt to summarize and consolidate those essays and thereby save myself a great deal of time in the future.
For most of my life I have searched for a set of principles by which to live—ethical principles that could be applied to any and all human interactions. I have always rejected “situational ethics” as my intuition told me that there is such a thing as an “objective” ethic. But it eluded me for many years, until I discovered libertarianism.
To be “ethical,” a principle (any principle) must be universal —applicable to all men, at all places and in all times—equally applicable to the Cave Man as it is to men today. Such a principle must be logically developed from a valid premise. No matter how impeccable the logic, for a conclusion to be valid, the premise (point from which reasoning begins) must be axiomatic—a self-evident truth. (Incidentally, that is what makes arguing with liberals and neo-cons alike somewhat like clubbing baby seals—it’s pretty easy work because either their premise is flawed or the subsequent logic is faulty.)
Probably the most fundamental of self-evident truths to libertarian philosophy (and its underlying premise) is……