#19 – The Rational & Moral Case for Anarchy and the Non-Aggression Principle

Deontological, Deductive Reasoning for Private Governance / Voluntaryism / Libertarianism / Anarcho-Capitalism

META AXIOMS (EPISTEMOLOGY)

Moral Absolutism is true [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moral_absolutism]
Morality can be discovered through the use of Deductive Reasoning from these Axioms [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deductive_reasoning]

[The Meta Axioms can be generally understood as Deontology as a subset of Normative Ethics, https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Normative_ethics]

“A PRIORI” (Independent of Experience)
VS. “A POSTERIORI” (Dependent on Experience / Empirical Evidence)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_priori_and_a_posteriori

APPLIED AXIOMS

AXIOM 1 [A1]
The individual is the basic unit of moral concern [https://www.theobjectivestandard.com/issues/2012-spring/individualism-collectivism/]
AXIOM 2 [A2]
You own your own human essence (ie. body, mind, spirit) and the product of that essence (labor) [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self-ownership]
AXIOM 3 [A3]
Unclaimed natural resources (ie. land, trees, etc.) become morally, and individually owned by mixing natural resources with human labor [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homestead_principle]
AXIOM 4 [A4]
A Government achieves its means through violence and the threat of violence on involuntary participants (“a monopoly on violence”)

A1 DEDUCTIONS

DED 1
The individual is not morally responsible for the actions of another individual unless directly involved
DED 2
A Government is a group of individuals
DED 3
A Government made up of individual moral units is bound by the same morality as the individuals by which it is formed

A2/A3 DEDUCTIONS

DED 1
NATURAL RIGHTS
1. An individual has a right to their own Life (body & labor)
2. An individual has a right to their own Personal Property justly obtained
3. An individual has a right to not be interfered with by another individual if they are not violating #1 & #2 of another individual (Liberty)
[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natural_and_legal_rights]
DED 2
The INITIATION of force by one individual against another (ie. theft, murder, slavery, fraud, and kidnapping) violates their Natural Rights through involuntary means and is therefore morally wrong [“Non-Aggression Principle” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-aggression_principle]
DED 3
The only moral means to obtain Life or Personal Property from another individual is through voluntary and free exchange, and homesteading

SECOND LEVEL DEDUCTIONS

DED 1
Individuals may use violence (or appoint an Agent to use violence) in protection from an initiating Aggressor violating an individual’s Natural Rights
DED 2
If the Non-Aggression Principle applies to individuals, then the Non-Aggression Principle should apply to individuals in a Government
DED 3
Individuals in a Government that violate the Non-Aggression Principle are acting immorally
DED 4
A Government that bombs non-aggressor individuals is immoral (Murder)
DED 5
A Government that drafts through involuntary means is immoral (Slavery)
DED 6
A Government that imprisons non-violent drug offenders is immoral (Kidnapping)
DED 7
A Government that taxes through involuntary means is immoral (Theft)

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