Liberty for One, and One for All: A Critical Analysis of Libertarianism

Out of all political systems and ideologies, Libertarianism has to be one of the most simplistic and interesting. This essay will set out and then critically evaluate what it believes is the strongest case for libertarianism. The strongest reason for Libertarianism is the protection of natural rights. Because humans are born with natural rights (set out later in this essay) that are inalienable, the state should protect these natural rights and nothing more. Anymore power the state gains and uses would be at the detriment of rights. (Kane 2009: Pg 36) Thus Libertarianism is the most logical and ethical choice. Another reason that will not be considered in this essay is the proposal that a free market society best serves prosperity, technological invention, and relief of poverty. (Feser, 2001)


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