#libertarianism

Why I’ll never be one of Jeff Deist’s new ‘blood and soil’ libertarians

Published by on Aug 9, 2017

I honestly didn't want to write this article. I have already made a few Facebook comments trying to clarify what was wrong with Jeff Deist's "For a New Libertarian" speech, but sadly the controversy isn't going away. Battle lines are being drawn and the gulf between the consistent libertarians who prioritize liberty above all else and those who are willing to give a nod to fascism, nationalism, and the alt-right is growing ever wider and deeper. … Read this article

Privatizers Versus Abolitionists – Why I’m an Abolitionist

Published by on Jun 6, 2017

The greatest divide among libertarians is probably between anarchists and minarchists, but among the libertarian anarchists, the major split seems to be between the privatizers and the abolitionists. The privatizers see current violent state functions and entities (e.g. executions, prisons, military, police, border guards, TSA, etc.) and imagine most, if not all, of these functions being taken over by private entities in a free market. … Read this article

Why I am a libertarian

Published by on Apr 1, 2015

Note: A libertarian (with a small "l") is not the same as a Libertarian (with a capital "L") because the former is a philosophical designation while the latter references membership in a political party.

I am a libertarian because I oppose the initiation of force and because I believe in liberty, autonomy, and the non-aggression principle. … Read this article

If Libertarianism Is Such a Great System….

Published by on Dec 18, 2013

"If libertarianism is such a great system, why hasn't it ever been adopted?" If you are a libertarian, you have probably been asked this question or some variant on more than one occasion. While there actually are some examples of libertarian or near-libertarian systems in history, there is actually a more fundamental problem with the question. … Read this article