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November 8th, 2008
ravens_hearth @ : Libertarian Hotties
Libertarian Hotties - Facebook Community
Libertarian Hotties Main Site (Under Construction)
Libertarian Hotties - Myspace Community
The purpose of Libertarian Hotties is to:
• Connect with politically attentive, liberty-loving women.
• Use themed pictorials of attractive libertarian women to draw attention and educate the public.
• Network [potential] models and photographers, and anyone else who wants to help spread a pro-liberty message.
• Dispel the libertarian stereotype of "white male with bad haircut."
Political pin-up projects tend to support specific candidates. We'd like to encourage something similar, that focuses on individual issues -- foreign policy, market crisis, drug laws, sex laws, health care, taxes, gun control, censorship, etc.
It doesn’t matter what your party affiliation is. If you identify with the movement to minimize government, maximize personal freedom, and encourage a more sustainable economy, you’re probably one of us.
January 12th, 2008
sobekptah @ : Agathon Project on MySpace
The Agathon Project is a charitable organization that was designed on Libertarian/AnCap principles. While there are a number of groups aimed at reducing or eliminating the state, the Agathon Project aims to contribute to beginning the work of building a stateless world.
The Project is relatively new and needs friends (and donors!), so please visit the MySpace page, where you will also find a link to the Project website:http://www.myspace.com/agathonprojecthttp://agathonproject.org
Please feel free to repost this message and both links wherever you feel that they may be appropriate.
Thanks and have a good day.
ravens_hearth @ : I suppose I should have known better than to extend the bait in the first place, but...
I said "Food, water, roads, heathcare, etc., are not God-given rights at all. Life, liberty, and the fruits of your labor: Those are God-given rights."
---"If you seriously believe people deserve to die because they can't afford food or water or healthcare, get the fuck off my friendslist.
Go back and live the 8th century, motherfucker."
My response was going to be:
"Certainly not, they do not deserve to die. Neither do they deserve the benefit of receiving the fruits of my
labor without my consent. They have the right to ask
for assistance, and I (and every other individual) have the right to give
it (and I do); But none have the right to demand
of me what is mine, or to rob me of the fruits of </i>my</i> labor. "
But alas, they had already banned me from posting in their journal.
January 8th, 2008
ravens_hearth @ : Manus haec inimica tyrannis!
"Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!"
It is distressing, if not altogether suprising, to note that the state whose proud maxim is "Live Free or Die" has neglected to opt for the former, but rather has found a third choice in happily clinging to their shackles.This hand to tyrants ever sworn the foe,
For freedom only deals the deadly blow,
Then sheathes in calm repose the vengeful blade,
For gentle place in freedom's hallowed shade
December 30th, 2007
ravens_hearth @ : Excerpts from "Cato's Letters"
"All men are born free; Liberty is a gift which they receive from God himself; nor can they alienate the same by consent, though possibly they may forfeit it by crimes. . . . The right of the magistrate arises only from the right of private men to defend themselves, to repel injuries, and to punish those who commit them: that right being conveyed by the society to their public representative, he can execute the same no further than the benefit and security of that society requires he should. When he exceeds his commission, his acts are as extrajudicial as are those of any private officer usurping an unlawful authority; that is, they are void; and every man is answerable for the wrong which he does. A power to do good can never become a warrant for doing evil."( Read more...Collapse )
January 26th, 2006
mattbryn @ : A Very, Very General Question
There hasn't been much chatter here in a while (nothing since I was gone for a month, which seemed like a long time) so figured I'd try and get some conversation going.
Given the fact that everyone here is anarchist, they probably don't envision the best possible world to have a government. Personally, I envision something vaguely similar but I'd rather call it a social system then a government (because of some important differences). I see anarchy as separate from chaos. Without any system in place, even a system that allows persons to decided whether or not to be a part of said system, to be chaotic and not anarchistic. I'd like to know how many of you agree with this statement and if so what is it that you envision as a system?
November 17th, 2005
effrenata @ : Privatizing the Atmosphere
I've been thinking about free market solutions to global warming. It strikes me as a classic tragedy of the commons. Assuming that the global warming hypothesis is correct, the warming is produced by many small effects that are harmless individually and on a local scale, but which become harmful only cumulatively. The traditional libertarian solution for pollution, in which the polluter pays damages to the specific property owners who are affected, does not apply here because the effect is so diffuse. (To whom would a company owe damages for contributing one ten-millionth to global warming, for instance?)
I've been thinking about this could be handled by the free market. The idea I had was to privatize air. I don't mean privatizing the right to breathe, but privatizing the right to produce greenhouse gases. (Actually, human breathing does
produce CO2, but, one would hope, the amount is negligible compared to that produced by mechanical means.) An international board of scientists would set standards for the maximum permissible percentage of hydrocarbons, CFCs & other pollutants in the atmosphere. Volumes of air would then be sold on the free market. The initial allocation could be determined by associating a "stack" of air with each lot of surface real estate (land and water). Each property owner would own the column of air above his land or water acreage. Companies could then trade air rights with other private owners. If the emissions produced by an owner exceeded the maximum amount for the volume of air owned, the owner would be subject to a fine. Emissions produced by vehicles would be factored into the air use of the manufacturer.
What are your thoughts on this idea? The main problem I see with it is the international agreement, and getting all the different countries to cooperate with the price and fine schedule. Is there a way that this sort of thing could be accomplished in a decentralized manner? Could an air market exist in an AnCap world?
September 26th, 2005
psiphon @ : LIVE FREE OR DIE
Hey. I'm an anarcho-capitalist from TEXAS and if you got nothing to do and want your ears to bleed, visit my band's myspace page http://www.myspace.com/theplasticassassins
. We're an anarcho-capitalist anti-folk band that plays simple, catchy, bad music. The only song we have posted isnt about free market, but I guarantee you'll dig our logo!
September 16th, 2005
atek128 @ : This community seems pretty dead.
Hi, I've been a free market anarchist since around the time I heard Hans Hermann Hoppe speak at the Mises institute. I like guns, competitive shooting, motorcycling, and weight lifting.
March 17th, 2005
cuthhyra @ : anarcho-capitalism in the UK
This community seems a bit quiet!
I consider myself an anarcho-capitalist or free-marketeer, however I live in the UK and this doesn't seem to be a particularly popular viewpoint. It is a shame because classical liberalism was to a large extent conceived in Britain and we seem to have fallen into a pretty authoritarian political regime. Britain isn't as bad as continental Europe, but the EU is keen on changing that.
Anyway, just thought I'd post and see if anyone was about!