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A Base for the Idea of Self-Ownership

            The presumptive principle of libertarianism is that the individual is self-owned as opposed to being owned by society through positive obligations, that the individual’s actions are accordingly the prerogative of the individual, and that all rights of the individual transcend from this tenet. 1,099 more words

The Politics of “Rights”

In the coming election year we are going to be bombarded with promises of free stuff. It’s inevitable. Phrases like, “basic human right” are going to be bandied about like candy on Halloween. 1,319 more words


"The State of Nature"

“The State of Nature”

Don’t trust the truster.

Yet distrust disappoints
in not

And we’re all
humans, all men
normal, all women wanting
freedom. 56 more words