Philosophy

superlibertarian

Bad Arguments Vol. 28 – Stop Being A Superlibertarian

"There is an entire slew of arguments used by these superlibertarians that, while we may find them to be correct, constitute bad arguments in the political realm. Hopefully, through a few examples, I can effectively demonstrate what I mean and we can all course correct to make libertarian messaging more effective."
Russia, Syria, Troops, Trump

Bad Arguments 27 – What About Russia?

"Hawkish Republicans and those with close relations to defense contractors may have their reasons to oppose the decision, but in general it was a move that should have pleased us all as a move towards peace. Instead, partisanship reared it's ugly head again and we were presented with the subject of today's bad arguments: what about Russia?"
liberty movement

Bad Arguments 26 – The LP Isn’t The Liberty Movement

"Making the claim that they are one and the same is not only detrimental, it is factually false. The Libertarian Party is meant to be the principled party built on the concepts and ideals of libertarianism. Let's get cause and effect straight here."
bad faith

Bad Arguments Vol. 25 – Bad Faith Arguments

"If the goal was as stated, open discourse, then we wouldn't fall into the trappings of fallacious arguments. It is the secondary desire to win or to humiliate that perverts the discourse. It also leads to the inability to make corrections or accept faults in our own thinking."
race realism, IQ

Bad Arguments Vol. 24 – Race Realism

"Today I wanted to touch on a touchy topic for many: race realism. Those two words are likely to get some people's backs up immediately and get others excited thinking I'm going to say exactly what they want to hear. Honestly, I plan on satisfying neither groups."
capital punishment

Capital Punishment, Libertarianism, and the Non-Aggression Principle

"A term so downtrodden that it had to be neutralized to “capital punishment.” This faction of morality has superseded generations, and is still in and out of the political sphere today. Neither Left nor Right can collectively figure out the proper stance. Even libertarians are divided on this issue, but for us it comes down to one idea. Does the death penalty violate the non-aggression principal?"
tax the church

Bad Arguments Vol. 23 – Tax The Church

"As libertarians, we shouldn't be advocating for additional entities to be taxed. Saying we need to tax the church is no different than saying we need to tax any and everyone. Even for non-libertarians, this argument that we need to tax the church would only realize most of your fears of having the separation of church and state dissolve."
Principles

Bad Arguments Vol. 22 – Principles Vs. Pragmatism

Find yourself arguing in favor of liberty, economics and any other political issues popular in current discourse? Well, bad news. You’re doing it wrong....
libertarian

Libertarian Ideas: Why They Won’t Spread

Any libertarian will tell you the most difficult part about being libertarian is that no one ever knows what you’re talking about. Or, if...
dog whistling

Bad Arguments Vol. 21 – Dog Whistling

Find yourself arguing in favor of liberty, economics and any other political issues popular in current discourse? Well, bad news. You’re doing it wrong....

Latest articles

May’s Deal is Dead, but She Isn’t, and Banning Scented Candles

"Guys, the reason why the UK population chose to leave the EU was to be rid of unnecessary government overreach. We’re not doing this so we can finally tell everyone in the country what to consume or not to consume. Just leave people alone." Writes James Smith in this week's UK News Roundup. Don't forget to check out his weekly column on Being Libertarian every Monday called "Opting Out" as well!
china

Malaysia Goes Nationalistic, & Cotton On The Moon

"The news this week is quite spicy compared to other weeks as we’re looking at two things involving China and the passage of a nationalistic law in Malaysia." This week's is a good one!
lock your door

Bad Arguments Vol. 30 – “Don’t You Lock Your Door?”

"In my personal opinion, there have been valid and consideration-worthy arguments from both sides...Both sides have their talking points, each of which carries its own weight. The “lock your door” argument is not among them."