Libertarianism: Liberty, Non-Aggression, Responsibility and Property

 Posted by on 2008-12-24 at 17:58  Editorial, Featured, Guest, Politics  Comments Off on Libertarianism: Liberty, Non-Aggression, Responsibility and Property
Dec 242008
 

In Frederic Bastiat’s 1850 masterpiece, “The Law”, he poses the following question: “Since the natural tendencies of mankind are so bad that it is not safe to allow them liberty, how comes it to pass that the tendencies of organizers are always good?” (Bastiat 46). Over 150 years later in today’s climate of economic upheaval, public and private corruption, and widespread systemic ineptitudes, this question is all the more relevant. Considering such a question could easily leave one agreeing with Henry David Thoreau in the idea “that government is best which governs least” (Thoreau 343). At the very least, with a more hands-off approach, the damage done through meddling would be limited. Individuals who are in agreement with these statements may also find agreement with the foundations of libertarianism. Libertarianism is a philosophy which holds liberty as its highest value, and is founded upon the non-aggression axiom, individual responsibility, and absolute property rights.

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Dec 172008
 

I am posting this letter from Congressman Dr. Ron Paul because his message is more important now than ever.  During the 2008 Republican primary race Dr. Paul was ridiculed and belittled for warning about exactly what is hapening in the economy today.  The vast majority of people didn’t want to heed his warnings and advice, and as a result they lost a lot of money, and are now struggling to make ends meet.  All the while they still do not understand why this all is happening.  It is not the fault of free market capitalism, it is the result of greedy elite, broken monetary policy by the (Private) Federal Reserve Banks, and corrupt politicians on both sides of the isle.  I hope you read this letter and decide to help Ron Paul in his continuing quest to restore America to greatness.

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