Politics is always about power, wealth and ego. When any of those desires can be obtained through war politicians will pursue war. Libertarians want to change that.
The Non-Aggression Principle against coercion, intimidation and fraud is the ultimate expression of compassion because libertarians apply it unselfishly to everyone.
Volunteerism belongs in the party platforms of both Republicans and Democrats as a solution to the social problems of the United States. But both parties have lost sight of this important part of American exceptionalism.
The GOP likes to say they're fiscally responsible and that Democrats like to "tax and spend". When the actual data is analyzed, we find Republican administrations have been "tax cut and borrow" and the largest contributors to the deficit.
Free market capitalism is in a fight for survival against corporatism, a political ideology in which big corporations and big government collude for mutual benefit
Some people are born with a spark of individualism, others find that spark later in life, but it’s that special spark that separates individualists from collectivists.
Women have always been active participants in the Modern American Libertarian Movement. Maybe they’re just not all being counted in those “Where are they?” surveys.
Philosophically, ideologically, politically collectivists hone in on the universality of human nature while libertarians focus on the individuality of human nature.
I pity the poor Republicans. Judging by the effects of the Reagan, Bush, and Nixon administrations, I think the Republicans will fail once again under Trump.
Democrats often complain that they are being insulted when Republicans and other opponents employ the term " Democrat" in place of " Democratic," while referring to that party, its officials, or its policies. The distinction is trivial, influenced primarily by dialect more than desire to insult.
Libertarianism is not a feature of the Democratic Party; in fact, the Republican Party's ideology is more libertarian in nature, advocating smaller government and less regulation, which are the main tenets of libertarianism.
Free speech can only justifiably be banned in the private sector. Unfortunately, there is no private sector. The Government-Corporatist Complex controls everything.
The 2016 presidential election had far greater consequences for the United States and the world than prior cycles going back decades. Politics is changing, parties are re-aligning, and a new reality is settling in. 2020 may well cement the great shift in American politics for at least a generation.
If evolution has sped up to the extent that it has affected our racial, sexual and gender issues does that mean the libertarian philosophy will evolve faster too?
A thought project for libertarians and everyone else: Answer your own questions—how would YOU solve society’s problems without coercion, intimidation or fraud?
There is an interesting allegory between Machiavelli's role in the ever-changing Florentine Republic and the role of the modern-day Republican in the Age of Trump. Two very different political situations joined together by a common theme: Survival.
This isn’t an attempt to explain economics or markets or trade, just an attempt to make sense out of the nonsense of trade in the economic world.
How to help others understand the beauty of the libertarian philosophy of peace, freedom, and compassion for everyone without leaving the comfort of your armchair.
After reading this article, you will understand that it was not just one event or one group of people that created the forces for the GOP takeover of government, but it was a long line of individuals who were able to create the proper conditions for takeover.
Libertarians are split on abortion. Here’s an opinion based on rationally defined terms and a logically applied Non-Aggression Principle, not on personal attacks.
So many people have Conceptual-Reality Undifferention Disorder (CRUD) that it needs its own entry in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Cognitive Disorders.
Consciously or subconsciously we all label each other until we get to know each other as individuals. But some people never get beyond their negative labeling.
Busting the myth of the "wasted" third party vote and exploring why a third party vote may be the best solution to the two-party duopoly.
People who don’t want to admit that they just don’t get libertarianism—but still want to sound informed—create endless counterfeit libertarians and pretend they’re real.
No matter how rude, crude, imbecilic and wrong anti-libertarian mockery gets on the internet it still means this: Modern American libertarianism is here to stay!
The GOP is trying to pass sweeping tax code changes and implement their economic vision. They claim it will help the Middle Class as well as businesses of all sizes. The big question is: Will It?
Because of deeply held philosophical, psychological and emotional differences libertarians rarely become groupthinkers and groupthinkers rarely become libertarians.
The Non-Aggression Principle is not a philosophy, not a textbook, not a user manual, not the ultimate answer to life, the universe and everything. It’s a principle!
An exploration of why is it so difficult for socialists and libertarians to understand one another.
It’s hard for libertarians to take the high road in response to fake news and hate speech when the road that Salon and AlterNet obsessively take is against them.
Freethink and Groupthink are deeply embedded mindsets. These viscerally experienced differences can only be accommodated in a free and openly voluntary society.
The country wants a working government and choice in their politics. But the two-party system denied us that result. Independents failed to gain a foothold via the presidency. This is another option.
Our attempts at civil online discourse frequently devolve into insults, mockery and ridicule along with endless mutual charges of “Contrived Social Constructs.”