Friday, June 13, 2014

What It Means To Be A Libertarian


Libertarianism is considered today, in politics, as a trigger word for both major political parties. Delved in ignorance by politicians themselves, and then rehashed as propaganda by the media. What does it really mean to be a libertarian?



Understanding Libertarianism

Before we can delve into my subjective opinion, we must understand that libertarianism, like liberalism/conservatism, is a broad ideology. Different flavors, different beliefs, you'll probably be surprised to find a communist and a capitalist both claiming they are libertarians, though this is the norm for most libertarian philosophers and young enthusiasts. Some are anarchists, or some believe in small government; 'Course you'll probably never see a libertarian for big government. 

Now, specifically here in the USA there are also the "Big 'L' Libertarians", and the libertarians (aka little 'l') just to add to the label games. Big L pertains to the +Libertarian Party, where as, libertarianism just includes the general community whom are, or are not tied to a political party.

What It Means To Be A 'l'-ibertarian

From a libertarian's perspective... It means adhering to non-aggressive actions. Some also take into account the golden rule, but most libertarians come back to one general concept. Don't steal, don't hurt someone, don't destroy any one's property; Let bygones be bygones and negotiate peacefully, Voluntarily.

The Non-Aggression principle

This simple moral standing is the main principle that libertarians agree on.
Definition by Mises.org:
The non-aggression principle (also called the non-aggression axiom, or the anti-coercion or zero aggression principle or non-initiation of force) is an ethical stance which asserts that "aggression" is inherently illegitimate. "Aggression" is defined as the "initiation" of physical force against persons or property, the threat of such, or fraud upon persons or their property.


What It Means To Me

Libertarianism is the idea that we can all live peacefully, through civilized voluntary actions. One's who follow should not cause harm to anyone or anything, without being provoked to do so, of course leaving violence as a last resort. People are capable of committing peaceful acts without violence, and we should promote such ideals through educating our children and to me that is the meaning of being a libertarian. It is the idea of peaceful progressions of our societies character and virtues through community.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Welcome To The Free Voluntarist


Welcome to The Free Voluntarist blog, we will be posting up a range of issues from news to theories on general libertarian, free-marketism, and voluntarist (voluntaryist) ideals. Hopefully, as we grow larger with the community, we shall be asking any of you all to come and guest blog for us on any range of topics (of course in relation to this blog).

This blog was created and is managed by Luis Rosales.

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