What do libertarians propose as the alternative to state coercion?

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Statists use the same approach to every problem…

  • Legislate
  • Dictate
  • Threaten
  • Punish

Statists always want to initiate force to impose speculative, untested, single-sized schemes on all of society. Libertarians view this as immoral and anti-social.

Libertarians propose peaceful persuasion and voluntary cooperation as the alternative to state coercion. If you have an idea for solving a social problem, don’t ask The State to impose your idea on people. Instead, pursue your idea in a pro-social way…

  • Use persuasion
  • Appeal to empathy
  • Take direct action

Why waste time lobbying Congress to impose your scheme by force, when you can persuade people to start executing your idea instantly, voluntarily?

Libertarians believe governments must obey the Zero Aggression Principle. Governments must not initiate force. They must only use force defensively. 

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By Perry Willis & Jim Babka


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