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  1. Abhorsen

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    See, I didn't say that. I even included David Friedman, who for the record, I wildly disagree with on a host of topics, including how he treats the NAP. You just don't seem to know what libertarianism is. And you constantly show it with your set of opinions. I'm sorry that you feel that...
  2. Abhorsen

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    Small government is nice, we agree. But you are a classical liberal, not a libertarian. I'm sorry libertarianism has a definition you don't fit. That's fine, a classical liberal is a fine thing to be. But it's a different thing than libertarianism, which has a definition. Sorta kinda. The...
  3. Abhorsen

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    That's fine. My original issue was the concept of the NAP being some mutual arrangement with others, which it very much isn't. I wasn't looking to get into it's effectiveness here. No, the NAP is just a principle. It's in the name: The Non-Aggression Principle. It doesn't matter what others do...
  4. Abhorsen

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    I'm not talking about libertarian theory. I'm talking basic Eglish definition of the word mutual. It means joint agreement. Sure, whatever. Even accepting that, it still doesn't make it a mutual thing. Note that I'm not even defending the principle right here, I'm just saying it isn't mutual...
  5. Abhorsen

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    This isn't Rothbardian dogma. It not being mutual just means not asking permission to defend yourself. I don't think you understand what mutual means. It means asking. That's it. And libertarians don't need to ask for permission to defend themselves. Again, the comparison to christianity comes...
  6. Abhorsen

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    No, it doesn't. This shows a complete misunderstanding of how the NAP works or what it is. A hedgehog's spines aren't mutual. Neither is a country using nukes upon any invasion. If you look at the poll, about half of those surveyed who said they were libertarian didn't believe in anything...
  7. Abhorsen

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    Sure. And Ayn Rand publicly critiqued fusionism, and the YAF, a formerly prominent fusionist group, expelled Ron Paul for being too libertarian. So thanks for backing me up here? Sure. Real libertarianism, and nearly all libertarians will agree on this, is a belief in the NAP. Quite frankly...
  8. Abhorsen

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    I find the fusionists to generally be missing the point of libertarianism. They tend to get the economics and then stop there, ignoring the core points of libertarianism. They are libertarian, on occasion, mostly by accident. There are libertarian ideas they like, but as for calling them...
  9. Abhorsen

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    The issue with your argument is that using support for free trade as a litmus test for libertarianism is quite inaccurate. While we do like free trade, it's rather far down the list of libertarian values. Opposing foreign intervention, for just one example, is much higher up. Yes, no actual...
  10. Abhorsen

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    Agreed. Ukraine stuff to the Ukraine thread please.
  11. Abhorsen

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    There were fitness watches that gave location data. The data was public enough that suddenly certain small areas outside the US had a large number of users amidst a general surroundings where there were no users. This effectively exposed where military bases were.
  12. Abhorsen

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    I'm personally calling BS on that, he probably was still selling them. I'm not saying the dude was a saint, more pointing out that cops will kill for even the most petty of laws. I doubt someone had it out for him. Or at least no one important, I'm sure a cop may have had an issue. If you give...
  13. Abhorsen

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    This runs into the classic 'Eggshell skull theory'. Basically, if you punch someone, and they have a pre-existing condition like an eggshell thin skull, and you kill them, you are still guilty. Now what level of guilt that might be might vary (if you didn't intend to kill them, usually voluntary...
  14. Abhorsen

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    Eric Gardner was selling single cigarettes (loosies) in NYC. He also wasn't on drugs and was put in a chokehold, unlike George Floyd.
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