Is the Non-Aggression Principle Biblical? Let’s try to answer this question, and get into some of the critiques around the NAP.

Past Episodes Mentioned:

Voluntaryism and Its Christian Roots
Ayn Rand –
How The State Preserves Itself (Murray Rothbard) –
The Remnant (Albert J Nock) – 

Books Mentioned:

Orthodoxy by G.K. Chesterton –
On Liberty by John Stuart Mill –
Our Enemy The State by Albert J Nock –
War, Peace and the State by Murray Rothbard –
Don’t Hurt People, and Don’t Take Their Stuff –
The Virtue of Selfishness (Man’s Rights) by Ayn Rand –

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Rodger is a long-time libertarian activist, the founder of PaxLibertas Productions, host of The LAVA Flow podcast, Vice Chairman of the NHLP, Regional Captain for the Foundation for New Hampshire Independence and former Chairman and Secretary of the Libertarian Party of Arkansas. Rodger has also served on the national Libertarian Party Judicial Committee.


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  • My goal here is to define a right in terms that a 10 year old child raised in America could understand. Deep intellectual nuanced definitions are well and good, but I think that simple, easily understood definitions can reach more of the masses. Please help me define what a right is. Thanks

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  • I am working on a series called “Defense of a Christian Anarchist”. Here is my first article . What other sections in scripture do you think I should address? Do you see flaws in my argument?

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  • Is heaven a libertarian society?

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  • On the most recent episode of the School Sucks podcast, guest Ben Stone (Bad Quaker) was suggesting ways to hurry along the inevitable fall of government that did not violate the non-aggression principle. He said that clipping the antennas off of police cars with wire cutters did not violate NAP. His reason being that the government is an imaginary institution and, therefore, could not own property. Any property it claimed was ownerless and fair game to homesteading. This logic troubles me. It seems like he’s trying to shoehorn a violent act into compliance with NAP. I’ve only just begun thinking about this, so it’s possible that I come around to his way of thinking, but I’m curious to hear what others think? Does vandalism of “government property” violate the non-aggression principle?

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