L. Neil Smith and Rylla Cathryn Smith have a piece up entitled: What Libertarians Believe. The problem is that they are… Idiots.
Some of what they write is correct:
“If there is a central tenet, or key belief that all libertarians share, it is that each and every individual is the owner—the “sole proprietor”—of his or her own life and of ‘all the products of that life’.”
Some is mostly correct:
“Most libertarians agree that all rights are, in effect, property rights, beginning with this fundamental right to self-ownership and control of one’s own life. “
The correct version of the above should read:
“All libertarians agree that all rights are, in effect, property rights, beginning with this fundamental right to self-ownership and control of one’s own life. “
Some is just plain dangerously wrong:
“A libertarian is a person who believes that no one has the right, under any circumstances, to initiate force against another human being for any reason whatever; nor will a libertarian advocate the initiation of force, or delegate it to anyone else.”
The original American Libertarians (the Founding Fathers) had no qualms about initiating force against whomever they deemed necessary be it the British, Hessians, indians or anyone else. This “Zero Aggression Principle” is Surrender-Monkey fantasy bull-crap thought up by the “hide behind mom’s skirt” crowd.
Of course, these are generally the people who scream that we should completely open our borders and “let everyone be free” completely ignoring the cold hard economic facts of flooding the country with poor people with 3rd world mentalities.