My friend and I discussed this question today and I’d appreciate some help from the liberty-minded community is helping me find an answer.
Let’s assume you and a friend live on an island, which you have agreed to divide in half, with each of you owning whatever is on your half. On each half of your island you have a spring of fresh water, which is your only source of fresh water since you’re on an island in the ocean.
One day, your spring dries up. No more water. You go to your friend asking for water, offering to trade … Read the rest of this entry »
I can only truly answer this for myself, because libertarians come in all sorts of stripes. But I think I speak for most libertarians when I say that libertarians don’t hate the military, if by “military” we’re talking about soldiers.
My father was in the US Air Force for four years. My father-in-law was a career military man, spending 20+ years in the Air Force. I have always loved talking with veterans, especially those who served in the WWII and Vietnam wars. I have friends and relatives who are serving or have recently served in the military. I’ve heard their stories … Read the rest of this entry »
The war in Afghanistan now ranks as the longest lasting of any war in the history of the United States. It is estimated that the combined total costs of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan will rise to $4-6 trillion. While these wars are far from being the deadliest, at least in terms of American deaths, that’s hardly justification for their continuance. What is interesting about these wars is the apparent bipartisan support. Bush started these wars, but Obama has continued them, and has even stepped them up a bit. Republicans and conservatives seem reluctant to call for an … Read the rest of this entry »