Questions… the NAP. Is it enough? Is it too much? How does it truly justify itself?
I have been sailing along in my little Libertarian boat, alone, for a long time. Almost 20 years.
But, recently I have joined some groups like this one, and my partner has (also recently) decided to dive head first into my boat.
So, before, I had not a soul to discuss this stuff with, and rarely even thought about being a Libertarian. Unless someone brought up politics, was actually interested in hearing my point of view, and didn’t just want to talk at me. I can count the number of times this has happened on 2 fingers.
The point of my post… I’ve been thinking of ways to argue with my own views. Mainly because of my charming, natural instinct to disagree with everyone. My partner being on my political team is surely throwing me.
The NAP… how does it justify itself? What makes it special? What if others don’t agree? Who says? Why can I force it on others to comply to the NAP? What power is behind it? Humans are not known to be real NAP-y. History and shit, ya know?
Is the NAP enough, and where does it stop? Who decides? A guy won’t stop standing outside my house. He is there all the time. He makes me uncomfortable. He stares at my house like a real whack job. He is blatantly stalking the hell out of me. But, he never is physically aggressive. Never verbally. But something about his never ending presence, and serial killer like qualities, is making me miserable. Is that aggressive? Can you be mentally aggressive? If so, where is the line? Can you be racist, if it’s mentally hurting someone? Can you refuse to bake a damn cake? Can you flip someone off, even if it makes them cry? Can you whisper the word panties at me, over and over, every time I leave my home, just because we are Libertarians?!
I’m not completely stupid. I could go scouring the web for some thoughts, but I would rather get some off-the-cuff responses.
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