I want to start a series of posts defending libertarian principles against the critics of libertarianism. To start, I want to explain what libertarianism is. The founding principle of libertarianism is the non-aggression principle.
Simply put the non-aggression principle states that "It is wrong to initiate aggression." Most people will claim to agree with the principle but most confusion about the libertarian position constitutes a failure to understand the application of this principle.
Broadly speaking, the non-aggression principle asserts that it is wrong to use violence or threats of violence in a non-defensive manner. Going forward, I will apply this principle to refute objections and defend libertarian conclusions.