Is the Golden Rule inherently libertarian?
You have a choice…
- How will you relate to others and acquire what you need?
- Will it be positive reciprocity or coercive force?
Most of us choose Golden Rule-like reciprocity. You…
- Treat others as you want to be treated
- Don’t tread on others so they won’t tread on you
You practice this kind of positive reciprocity every day.
Empathy constantly motivates you to do things for others, and to avoid causing harm. You find that positive reciprocity is a better social strategy than bullying force. But then…
Some politician comes along, offering to solve problems, using the destructive methods of initiated force. He makes it seem easy. But he always neglects to mention the victims his use of force will create.
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