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Saturday, April 24, 2010

What is freedom? Who are the purity police?

Freedom is the absence of fraud and initiated force.

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".

I won't be using "royalist" or "conquistadorian" to describe allodial libertarians any more.

And when you hear words like "collectivist", "socialist", "Marxist", "communist", that's the sound of the Libertarian Purity Police trying to shout down ideas that they can't argue against.