Arguments Against Libertarianism

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As a part of ongoing series, I am going to try and explain as many of the "types" of libertarians one may encounter in the liberty movement. This movement is a special kind of beast, because not everyone involved in it subscribes to the exact same beliefs or theories. However, we all have a common goal, which is to expand personal liberty and limit government intrusion. I hope to give some members of the movement a little perspective when discussing their viewpoints with others and also to introduce newcomers to the different types of liberty lovers that they may encounter.

The first type of libertarian I'm going to discuss is the AnarchoCapitalist, also known as the AnCap. This is one of the more extreme ideas in the big tent libertarianism
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That is not to say that communal property is not possible, but all property must be acquired through voluntary transactions. However, not all property that is labeled "private property" is truly private. Much of the land that receives that label has been criminally obtained and must be liberated, according to AnarchoCapitalism.

Rothbard contended that original appropriation of land is not legitimized by merely claiming the land, or by keeping others off the land through force, but by mixing ones labor with the land original appropriation becomes legitimate. He also believed that claiming a resource and then not using that resource is an infringement on the property rights of the eventual user. Rothbard also says that any land former slaves were forced to work on is only rightfully owned by the slaves who mixed their labor with it and should be handed to their descendants.

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Current Libertarian Presidential Candidate Darryl Perry is considered by many to be an AnarchoCapitalist. Although Mr. Perry himself says he doesn't prefer the term, because of the way the definition of capitalism can be murky and can be shifted by some. He says he does generally agree with the ideas AnCaps promote
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