First off let’s define moral.

moral |ˈmôrəl, ˈmär-|adjective1 concerned with the principles of right and wrong behavior and the goodness or badness of human character: the moral dimensions of medical intervention | a moral judgment.

Alright, now that we have a definition for moral ask yourself are you a moral person? Are you morally consistent? This was a question that I was asked a few years ago. After quite a bit of soul searching I came to the conclusion that I wasn’t a very moral or consistent person. I was Pro Choice. I believed in the death penalty. I believed in preemptive war, and the projection of military force.

 

Today I can proudly say that I don’t believe in any of these things. To change my point of view on these issue I was asked when would I, the individual be allowed to do any of the things that I mentioned above? The answer is never. So why is it acceptable for a group to do these things? If it’s illegal or immoral for a human being to project force, preemptively attack, or kill someone for revenge why is it acceptable for a government to do it?

 

If it’s immoral to forcibly enter someones home to harm them,  isn’t it just as immoral to enter a foreign country and do the same thing? At what point do we change our perspective? If you do it= BAD. If elected strangers authorize it= GOOD. I initially looked at being a Libertarian as a cool alternative to the other parties. As I grew as a person and a Libertarian I started to embrace the Libertarian concept that it is immoral to initiate force against another human being. Period. Point blank. I’ve gotten pretty good at that, but with my background it’s hard. Wouldn’t it be great if we all lived by this standard? Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a pacifist. I believe in the natural right of self defense. Every living organism has that right, but where do we draw the line? We have to demand that the State starts to respects life, private property, and the sovereignty of the individual.

 

 

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