by Redblood Blackflag
Someone recently said “‘Libertarian’ has become an umbrella word for pro-market, pro-liberty individuals.”
The problem with this is a lot of people seem to be implying that “legislation” and “politicians” can be pro-market and/or pro-liberty in any meaningful sense; in any sense other than nonsense, self-contradictory propaganda.
If they were pro market, pro liberty, they wouldn’t be politicians.
If libertarianism is a blanket term for philosophies which uphold liberty as the highest “political end,” then there is only one “political philosophy” which fits this description: anarchism.
The state is by it’s very nature a violation of both the principle of a free market, and of individual liberty: the non-aggression principle. The State claims it is society’s sovereign; it claims it is the supreme ruler.
The State claims “I am the only one allowed to do (I assume one would mean defensive) force,” and backs…
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