|Iím always amazed, Joe, with how you can define a topic and stay within the subject and say something useful in a short article. One good point makes an article! And a damn good point it makes. |
You make it seem almost obvious. However, there are libertarians who are against the retaliatory use of force. They advocate restitution and oppose retribution, for example. Some oppose the retaliation by imprisonment, domestically. There are other libertarians who are against foreign wars since it must involve collateral damage. I imagine they would merely station the army at the borders and swat down any bombs as they are sent over. I call them quasi-pacifists - you can block a blow and even lodge one yourself but only until the enemy backs off and returns to their "space." However, if libertarianism is a viable concept, it must have a robust principle of retaliation.
Tomís right that statists would intentionally destroy the word force (or coercion). However, that could be another short article. Perhaps, by Tom?