Comment: Non-aggresion principle is one aspect of libertarianism

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Non-aggresion principle is one aspect of libertarianism

At least that's my understanding. Maybe I'm wrong.

I was saying that a parent cannot act like the government because the parent has direct responsibilities over people who cannot be responsible for themselves. In a libertarian government, the government (authority figure) pretty much stays out of the business of the citizens unless one citizen threatens the life, liberty or property of another citizen. The authority figure (government) doesn't do much of anything else for the citizens. However, the parent (authority figure) HAS to be more directly involved with their children's (subjects) lives, molding them and teaching them and taking care of all of their needs. A "limited parent" would be neglectful, the opposite of a "limited government."

So the non-aggression principle by itself transfers well into parenting. The "limited government" aspect would not.

"Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice." -- Thomas Paine