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  • Help requested...

    I seem to have gotten myself into a debate with another single-minded Randian who had the audacity to call Rothbard a charlatan: (see comments) I'll admit that I'm out of my league. Anybody who would like to write a follow-up comment to...
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by Wes Cooper on Wed, Oct 21 2009
  • Re: Autodidact: The Unnecessary Leper

    I'm not certain that I am entering into this intercourse properly, but here goes: Just joined the Forum. Have considered myself to be libertarian for years. I'm impressed at the level of knowledge that I see here. But, I fear that anything that I might post will be summarily dismissed because...
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by Stan on Mon, Feb 4 2008
  • Re: Was Rothbard an anarchist?

    Nathyn , Rothbard was indeed an anarchist. His notion was, I believe, simply that private judges would have to take an oath to defend the non-aggression axiom, and that any judges who refused would have to be boycotted. I think he mentions this in For a New Liberty . Rothbard's problem is that he...
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by allixpeeke on Sun, Jan 6 2008
  • Re: The right to abandon & neglect children

    [quote user="Nathyn"]As I said, according to Dr. Evil, we can dump our kids out in the wilderness.[/quote]The benefits of abolishing all slavery, even looking at this from a utilitarian standpoint rather than the natural law standpoint I commonly employ, are far greater than the negative consequences...
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by allixpeeke on Sun, Dec 9 2007
  • Re: The right to abandon & neglect children

    [quote user="Nathyn"]Why should Murray Rothbard's property rights matter, but not the lives of children ?[/quote]The axiom of self-ownership is essential, for without it, there would be nothing to stand in the way of Smith's claim to own Brown. It is because Brown owns himself, and...
    Posted to Political Theory (Forum) by allixpeeke on Sun, Dec 9 2007
  • Re: I Will Not Compromise - An Open Letter to libertarians

    CShirk , You ask, "where do you intend to raise an army?" Government is not necessary for raising armies, counter to your claim. History, indeed, shows your claim to be incorrect. Not only was an army raised in the American colonies under virtually no American government, against the will of...
    Posted to General (Forum) by allixpeeke on Mon, Dec 3 2007
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