Tag Archives: Non-Aggression Principle

“Libertarians for Trump” Launches Website


Dr. Donald W. Miller today announced the creation of a new website for the organization “Libertarians for Trump” (LFT).  The website is located at http://libertariansfortrump.org/

As stated on the website, Miller, a retired cardiac specialist, co-founded the group, along with economics professor Walter Block and retired economics professor Ralph Raico, in order “to advance Libertarian values and discussions in the 2016 Election.”  … Read more ...

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 ...

Jason Stapleton: Discussion on Libertarian Party, Presidential Candidate Austin Petersen, and the NAP


On today’s Jason Stapleton Show he covered these topics (show link for his page with the audio can be found here). The part of the show after the break deals with some criticisms of the Libertarian Party, analysis of Austin’s Petersen’s objectives, and a defense of the NAP. Here are the show notes:

So, it would appear we’ve got a little libertarian standoff going on in the Oregon Wildlife Refuge.

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Andy Bakker with Freedom Gulch: The Austin Petersen NAP Debate Is A Dream, And It Will All Be Over Soon

porc This article originally appeared here at Freedom Gulch. The original article contains a great many useful links and is worth reading in its original form. Freedom Gulch gave permission for this reprinting.

In #Libertarian social media circles lately, it’s been hard to avoid Austin Petersen and the debate around his rejection of the Nonaggression Principle (NAP).… Read more ...

Libertarian Party of Colorado Event: Presidential Candidate Steve Kerbel Answers Question on the NAP at LPCO Volunteer Meeting 12/17/15

Libertarian Party Presidential candidate Steve Kerbel answers attendee question about the Non-Aggression Principle and our Party’s Statement of Principles at an informal Volunteer Meet-Up gathering in Parker, Colorado on December 17, 2015. “If we call ourselves the Party of Principle, why would we abandon our principles?”

This video originally appeared on The NAP Pledge Facebook page here.… Read more ...

Thomas Knapp: Election 2016: Will You Take a NAP With Me?

This article appeared originally at The Garrison Center here.

With the next US national election only a little more than ten months away, you’ll soon be hearing from, and about, candidates of all parties. America’s third largest party, the Libertarian Party, will likely run more than a thousand candidates for local, state and federal office.… Read more ...

Caryn Ann Harlos with NAP Pledge Page: Libertarian Party National Committee 2010 Resolution and the Non-Aggression Principle


By Caryn Ann Harlos, originally posted at the NAP Pledge Page:

The Libertarian Party has steadfastly proclaimed that there are certain principles that it holds and that it welcomes anyone who comes to embrace these principles, the two most important being *self-ownership* and *NON-AGGRESSION.* These ideas are deeply embedded in every facet of Libertarian philosophy.… Read more ...

NAP Pledge Page: Facebook Campaign Supporting the Non-Initiation of Force Pledge


The NAP Pledge Page is presently running a campaign asking Libertarians to send in their photographs showing their support for the Libertarian principle of the Non-Initiation of Force. The above is a collage of some of the pictures submitted thus far. These will be posted on the Facebook Page in the future.… Read more ...

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


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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