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George Dance at the Nolan Chart: Non-Aggression and Self-Refutation

60617_433580790022144_2145776739_nThe original article can be read at The Nolan Chart here.

J.H. Bennett argues that the Non-Aggression Principle, used as a basis for law, is self-refuting, and believers in it must therefore be pacifists. How sound is his argument?

The Non-Aggression Principle, or NAP — the principle that it is morally wrong, and should be legally prohibited, for any person or group to initiate force against any other person or group — has long been central to libertarian political thought.… Read more ...

David Colborne: The Libertarian Party of Nevada and the Non-Aggression Principle

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Mr. Colborne saw our discussion on IPR regarding Brett Pojunis, LP of Nevada’s current chair and candidate for the chairmanship of the Libertarian National Committee, rejecting the Non-Aggression Principle (NAP). I asked in a comment if this was a recent development, and David contacted me with some information. He wrote this proposal, which has very recently been passed.Read more ...

Caryn Ann Harlos Challenges Presidential Candidate Austin Petersen Re: Lack of Belief in LP’s Non-Aggression Principle

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Posted to a Facebook Page dedicated to the LP’s NAP

The NAP Pledge is as follows: To validate my membership, I certify that I oppose the initiation of force to achieve political or social goals.
The Statement of Principles of the Libertarian Party states: [W]e support the prohibition of the initiation of physical force against others.

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Mary Ruwart: Is the Non-Aggression Principle Dead?

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Posted to www.ruwart.com

Is the Non-Aggression Principle (NAP) Dead?

October 9, 2015 By Mary Ruwart

Recently, the NAP has been the subject of a number of blogs posted by people who question its ethical basis, practicality, and universality. As someone who has written extensively on this subject for over two decades, I thought I’d weigh in.… Read more ...