“To assume that government gives you rights takes you down a very dangerous path. After all, whatever government gives, government can take away.”
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Patrick Byrne, the rare philosopher-capitalist, discusses the historical origins of liberty and explains the greatest threats to it that exist today.
Nathaniel Branden explains the contradiction between natural rights and the entitlement mentality
by Murray Rothbard Liberals will generally concede the right of every individual to his “personal liberty,” to his freedom to think, speak, write, and engage in such personal “exchanges” as sexual activity between “consenting adults.” In short, the liberal attempts to uphold the individual’s right to the ownership of his own body, but then denies […]
by Andrew Napolitano Most of the mass killings by gun in the United States in recent years — Columbine, Virginia Tech, Aurora, Newtown, Charleston, San Bernardino and now Orlando — took place in venues where local or state law prohibited carrying guns, even by those lawfully licensed to do so. The government cheerfully calls these […]
Judge Nap explains. Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com
In the name of national security, the interest of the state and the so-called greater good, freedom continues to come under attack by government officials who believe that they alone possess the power to determine, define and distribute our constitutional rights. Yet, as John W. Whitehead argues in this episode of On Target, those who […]
Natural rights are fundamentally different from goods and services. Judge Napolitano explains in his new book how the acquisition of a mere service — security — cannot be based on the destruction of rights, which cannot be traded away, writes David Gordon. https://mises.org/sites/default/files/20150324_Gordon.mp3 via Audio Mises Daily | Mises Institute.
By Luis Rivera III Libertarian, Walter Block briefly goes over where rights might come from. He mentions Murray Rothbard’s natural right’s theory, the utilitarian argument for rights and Hans Hoppe’s argumentation of ethics. Block, goes over what libertarianism consists of, namely, abiding by the non-aggression principle which he defines. This very interesting interview can be […]