The latest travesty from the Libertarian Republic, “6 Reasons Why the Non-Aggression Principle is Stupid,” should settle the question in anyone’s mind about how “libertarian” that site is.
Apparently they think the NAP includes the right to “starve children” and pollute other people’s property, that the NAP prohibits people from causing “hurt feelings,” and that aiming a gun at someone doesn’t constitute coercion.
One might as well wake up to find the Communist Party writing articles on why the labor theory of value is stupid, or a feminist arguing why the idea that women are in any way
superior equal to men is stupid. Or ISIS putting out propaganda about why the Five Pillars of Islam and Sharia Law is stupid.
Apparently I thought libertarianism was all about objective rights. Silly me; we’re really supposed to let state priests administer rights.
We shouldn’t be too surprised, though, as the article was a follow-up of Matt Zwolinski’s “Six Reasons Libertarians Should Reject the Non Aggression Principe.” The same guy’s written articles promoting the idea of a basic income guarantee.