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Saturday, April 24, 2010

Re: [CALPCandidates] What is freedom? Who are the purity police?

Starchild, I'm glad you like my libertarian scoring system.  However, nothing you quoted from me contradicts my earlier statements here, which I repeat:
Nobody here should be called un-libertarian (e.g. "statist", "collectivist", "socialist", "Marxist", "conquistadorian", "royalist") because of his/her position on whether it is force initiation to not leave as much and as good natural resources for others.

Both allodial libertarians and geolibertarians can be good libertarians.  Good libertarians are free to debate what constitutes optimal libertarianism, but shame on us when we suggest that our disagreements about resource-related force-initiation mean that some of us are un-libertarian or "anti-freedom".
When I say I oppose purity-policing, that's shorthand for my long-standing position that the LP should not endorse any of the various schools of libertarianism -- even my favorite one -- as best.  It is not shorthand for saying that libertarianism means anything that a self-declared "libertarian" might want it to mean.

P.S. The quiz to which Starchild refers is this: