The Libertarian’s basic attitude toward war must … be: it is legitimate to use violence against criminals in defense of one’s rights of person and property; it is completely impermissible to violate the rights of other innocent people. War, then, is only proper when the exercise of violence is rigorously limited to the individual criminals.
Murray N. Rothbard, Ph.D., Egalitarianism as a Revolt Against Nature, pp. 119
Peter Van Buren is a retired United States Foreign Service Officer and author of Hooper’s War Peter Van Buren spent a year in Iraq. He also writes weekly for The American Conservative and The Spectator.
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