Being Powerful, Self-Control, and the NAP
The Non-Aggression Principle, a defining principle of the Libertarian party, aligns perfectly with my foundational belief of being a powerful person. The Non-Aggression Principle (NAP) is an ethical stance that asserts that all “aggression” (force, control, etc.) is inherently illegitimate. Aggression, for the purposes of the NAP, is defined as initiating or threatening the use of any and all forcible interference with an individual or individual’s property .
A powerful person understands that the only person they can control is themselves. They understand that, as long as no one else is being harmed, they can live their life how they want and others can do the same. They do not have any desire to control the way other’s live their lives. This is also the core of the Non-Aggression Principle. Such, also, was the way America was intended to be.
Unfortunately the two primary parties, though seemingly opposite on practically every issue, both desire to use government control to force their ideals on the People, rather than allow the People to live out their own ideals.
This is the primary reason I consider myself to be a Libertarian, or a Classical Liberal.
More reasons will follow, in the future, in the Politics page.