#Natural Rights

The Doctrine of Parrish

Published by on Sep 27, 2017

Don't hurt people and don't take their stuff. If you do, make restitution as best you can. Restitution is a debt you owe to those you have harmed, but it's not an excuse for them to seek retribution against you. No one ever has the right to use violence against another person except to terminate an ongoing act of aggression. … Read this article

The Problems with Police

Published by on Jun 21, 2016

Contrary to what some people believe, I don't hate police, but I do believe that individuals employed as police officers routinely engage in immoral behavior and thus I find it unwise to trust them or to consider them allies. The following are four ways in which the actions of police officers constitute immoral choices. … Read this article

Rights versus morality

Published by on Dec 18, 2015

What many people fail to realize is that libertarians see rights and 'right and wrong' as two different things. We believe that individuals have the right to discriminate against others due to freedom of association, but that doesn't mean we believe discrimination is the right decision. … Read this article

Crime, Punishment, and a Better System

Published by on Aug 11, 2015

Let me make my positions on the issues perfectly clear. Legalize everything. Shut down the government. Repeal all the laws. Start over from scratch with a system based on individual rights and the non-aggression principle.

The only real crime is violating the natural rights of another human being, and that standard requires actual, articulable harm to have been done to an individual other than the actor. … Read this article

Welcome Home, Bowe Bergdahl

Published by on Jun 6, 2014

Should a soldier follow any order he is given without question? Should he execute civilians or torture a child? Unless you actually answered yes to these questions (in which case you should just stop reading now), you have just acknowledged what the Nuremberg trials codified nearly 70 years ago: following orders is not justification for criminal activity. … Read this article

The Right to Keep and Bear Arms

Published by on Jan 1, 2014

Why do we have the right to keep and bear arms? Is it because the Constitution says so, or is there more to it than that? Most Constitutional scholars will tell you that the Founders did not attempt to create any new rights when they formulated the Bill of Rights, but rather that they were attempting to enshrine the existence of what they considered preexisting, inalienable natural rights that could never be legitimately seized. … Read this article

A Jury of Slaves

Published by on Nov 27, 2013

The DeKalb County Court in Georgia made headlines this week when it was reported that its online questionnaire for jurors included "slave" as an option for occupation. While the term was quickly scrubbed from the website, I believe that it was actually quite appropriate because the American system of compulsory jury "service" is in fact a form of slavery. … Read this article