Comment: Well, I'm still squirming,

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Well, I'm still squirming,

Well, I'm still squirming, but there are two first principles in my concept of libertarianism;

- NAP, which does imply love as fundamental because why otherwise would initiating aggression be wrong?, and

- the Golden Rule.

Now, the Golden Rule does leave me some room for principle first, because of the second part of the rule, the "as you would have them do unto you" clause, which demands of me that I act towards others in ways that I would want them to act towards me.

I am one who measures every potential act against how it will be judged by the man in the mirror. In other words, conscience enters into every act or at least into the judgement of every act after the fact. So because I am principled, and a follower of the Golden Rule, my principles dictate how I act towards others. Principles first.

I must be willing to give up what I am in order to become what I will be. Albert Einstein