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  • A Problem With Estoppel

    At first glance the estoppel argument for rights and punishment is compelling however there are a few issues I have with it. For the moment I will only present the most damaging one as I see it: that the circumstances of action are not taken into account. In Punishment and Proportionality, Stephen Kinsella...
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by ColinKirby on Mon, Sep 10 2012
  • Are state taxes illegal?

    The 14th Amendment says: " nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law." So a state can't arbitrarily take away a person's property. The 9th amendment says, " The enumeration in the Constitution of certain rights shall not be...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by agiustina on Sat, Mar 24 2012
  • Rand on Rights

    The concept of politicals rights are so new to the world that they are not well understood. I'd like to go over this rich kernel of Rand's book Virtue of Selfishness which deals with what rights are, from whence they come, and what they mean. Also quite interesting is her description of how the...
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by Anenome on Thu, Sep 15 2011
  • Right to Roam?

    Hey, I'm new here, and I didn't find a better place to post this, so here it goes. I was talking to my cousins about my libertarian views and they were skeptical on a lot of the points I made. They also had some interesting questions for me, one of which sort of stuck. They asked me what would...
    Posted to Newbies (Forum) by Wheylous on Mon, Jul 18 2011
  • Critique this article on Natural Rights

    I've got a blog where I'm trying to introduce the layman to our political worldview. Today I posted on the subject of natural rights. (also seen here: http://www.gather.com/viewArticle.action?articleId=281474979264662 ) I'm interested in any critiques of the article. Did I provide a good...
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by Matthew on Tue, Apr 26 2011
  • I'd like to read more on Natural Law and Natural Rights

    Any suggestions? Point me to good articles or books from Libertarian authors that helped you grasp Natural Law and Natural Rights clearly. Thanks
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by Matthew on Mon, Feb 28 2011
  • What about Arizonas' new law is it legal and is it profiling?

    As we all know Arizona just passed a new law I think it legalizes profiling and could spread to other states in the country. If I run a red light pull me over and give me a ticket don't ask me my nationality.
    Posted to Newbies (Forum) by David James on Fri, May 7 2010
  • Lack of standing (corpus delecti) in criminal and civil cases

    If the state was established to protect an individual's rights and one is subjugated as a defendant in a case in which the defendant violated nobody's rights, shouldn't a motion to dismiss the case on a lack of standing be successful? Are there any holes in the above proposition? Are there...
    Posted to General (Forum) by bbnet on Thu, Apr 8 2010
  • Non Enumerated Rights

    The Non-Enumerated Rights It has been said that "governments are instituted amongst men" by Thomas Jefferson. The argument for the purpose of which; is to secure rights and privileges consistent with the views of society, during a specific time period. The natural process by which human's...
    Posted to General (Forum) by opsisone on Sat, Apr 3 2010
  • Faults in the Free Market

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yy_segw1NII The gentleman in the vid argues that water distribution will lead to a monopoly, and that the state monopoly is not only more preferable, but that a private company would not be able to do it as cheaply.I vaguely remembering reading an article here that touched...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by Vincent L. Anderson on Fri, Mar 12 2010
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