Would yall consider this to be an Extropian statement or philosophy?
"I do not advocate the initiation of force to promote social or political goals."
This is the statement that you have to sign in order to become a member of the Libertarian Party (US).
This requirement is one of the reasons I became a member of the LP. Of course, that was before I read "Freedom in an Unfree World," but I'll post about that later.
It doesn't preclude violence as a solution to problems, it just precludes the *initiation* of violence.
I think that most Americans (regardless of political affiliation) would agree with this statement on first reading, but if you read between the lines, it pretty much precludes government in general.
Just something interesting I was thinking about this morning...
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