anarchei said: So it’s okay to use the state’s courts to coercively extract money from people in “self-defence” but when voting in elections to do the same things it’s suddenly wrong?
Libertarians aren’t against coercion. If you violate my private property I’m going to use coercion to make you stop. Coercion is only an issue when you are the initiator of the violation. It is quite moral if you respond with coercion to defend yourself.
In this case only one person has been harmed, TruShibes, and only one other person can be forced to pay reparations for their act of aggression, Stefan Molyneux.
Unfortunately, in the society we live in now this is the only way to obtain retributions when you are harmed. Much like if you ran me over in your car and refused to help in any way. I’d have to use the court system to recoup all costs and damages.
I completely disagree with the premise that voting can be seen as self-defense in any sense of the word. When you vote you aren’t just putting yourself at risk, you are putting innocent third parties at risk as well. How can you, or anyone, in good conscience decide what is best for others? I don’t pretend to be as presumptuous to know what is best for every man, woman, and child around me.