It will occasion not much surprise that for me, a follower of Murray N. Rothbard, libertarianism is predicated upon the non-aggression principle (NAP): it is a punishable crime to initiate or threaten violence against innocent people or their legitimately held property. You can imagine my dismay when I read an essay of David Boaz’s, which blatantly contradicts this thesis since he explicitly supports something highly problematic from a libertarian point of view: “… we bombed a lot of countries but didn’t put American troops at risk.”
I still find this not only totally incompatible with libertarianism, but very despicable even apart from that philosophy.
Source: Boaz, David. 2010. “We Miss You, Bubba.” Washington Times. January 11;
As a result, I penned the following article: