65269File - ForumGuidelines Modified Jan 8, 2005.txt
- Feb 1 2:56 PMFrom: "Terry Liberty Parker" <txliberty@...>
Subject: ForumGuidelines Modified Jan 8, 2005
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Libertarian hard core, but tolerant, moderator
encourages expression of your perspective
on political liberty; especially about
Reciprocal Physical Comprehensive Autonomy
for each person.
That means that, while you need not BE a libertarian
yourself, each message that you post in this forum
must be an actual extrapolation (pro or con) from
the libertarian 'physical aggression truce' premise that:
each person may do anything that they individually
choose to do of their own free will EXCEPT
initiate, or do a credible threat to initiate, physical force
against the person or justly acquired possessions of another
(yes, this does address fraud too)
You are free to attack what is posted in this forum,
but NOT the poster; NO ad hominem!
Thus for example, ANY judgements of a PERSON (or people),
as opposed to of ACTIONS, IDEAS & ISSUES expressed by same,
over race, ethnic origin, creed* or personal lifestyle
such as, for example, being black, brown, yellow, white,
Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Pagan, Wiccan, atheist,
boozer, doper, nudist, hetero or homo sexual enthusiast
and so on PER SE, are OFF topic in this forum;
as they are NOT an actual extrapolation pro or con
from the LIBERTARIAN principle expressed
Libertarian idealism offers a consistent broadly inclusive principle
that is successfully competing with the terrible old order
of authoritarianism; and providing hope for the future.
The process of replacing authoritarian 'pack magic'
with a 'truce' between 'peers' commenced on a large scale
about 200-400 years ago and built upon the innate
'physical aggression truce' that made some degree of social life
practical and beneficial. 'Universal peerage' (like 'equal before the law)
facilitated by a growing consciousness about the advantages
of keeping consistent to the 'truce' has become the potent engine
for transition to a worldwide free civilized society;
the fruit of libertarian idealism in human history and future.
We must be FOR a brave love of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness;
as it triumphs over the tyranny of fear!
-Terry Liberty Parker
* Main Entry: CREED
Etymology: Middle English crede, from Old English crEda, from Latin credo (first word of the Apostles' and Nicene Creeds), from credere to believe, trust, entrust; akin to Old Irish cretid he believes, Sanskrit srad-dadhAti
1 : a brief authoritative formula of religious belief
2 : a set of fundamental beliefs; also : a guiding principle
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