What is the Zero Aggression Principle (ZAP)?
The Zero Aggression Principle (ZAP)* is the key libertarian idea. It says — Don’t threaten or initiate force, or ask politicians to do it for you. This means…
- Limit force to defensive purposes (e.g. criminal justice)
- Let people live by their own conscience, provided they let others do the same.
Libertarians want to create a world where governments never initiate force, even for good intentions. Governments must only use force defensively — to serve rather than rule. If this idea attracts you then please join us. Subscribe! And share this page with others!