Philosophy

NAP

Bad Arguments Vol. 33 – The NAP Argument

I was initially worried about tackling this one for fear of being attacked or shunned for not being a “real” libertarian for daring to...
violence

Bad Arguments Vol. 32 – “Voting Is Violence”

When we are attempting to explain why the government is a generally negative entity, especially in its current form, often it boils down to...
Necessary Evil

Bad Arguments Vol. 31 – Necessary Evil

A phrase that gets a lot of use when we talk about the government or certain ills that are part of the various mechanisms...
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."
drunk driving

Bad Arguments Vol. 29 – Drunk Driving

"The legalization of drunk driving itself is a C class problem at best and, if one is looking to convince people outside of libertarian circles, it is not the debate we need to be having. Debating the licensing system itself, or perhaps the state ownership of all roads would be a good place to start instead." Writes Killian Hobbs in this week's Bad Arguments.
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."
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."

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