Comment: Ayn Rand hated libertarians

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Ayn Rand hated libertarians

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While it may have been true in the past that libertarians got started through Ayn Rand, that is no longer the case. There is a famous book out there called "It Usually Begins With Ayn Rand." Well, now it usually begins with Ron Paul. In my eyes, that's progress.

As for your thesis, I applaud you for trying to build bridges. However, libertarianism is just a political philosophy. It does not tell you how to live your life past the non-aggression principle. You can live your life however you want, as a pious, church-going family man, as a pansexual libertine, as a greedy accumulator of wealth, or as a bum. All are a-okay in my book. I have no problem with a "cultural anarchy of moral primitives," as long as everyone respects life and property by not initiating aggression. I don't know what's best for other people. All we can do is come to an agreement as to what allows others to maximize decision making for their own life. The NAP is that agreement. Beyond that, it's up to you. Promoting all other guidelines, beyond the NAP, is trying to tell other people how to live. And that's ok too, as long as they are willing to listen voluntarily. But it's not necessary.

“With laws shall our land be built up, but with lawlessness laid waste.”
-Njal Thorgeirsson