On Aggression

To initiate aggression (uninvited property boundary crossing) is to become a predator, and predators are estopped from objecting to predation. Attack me or my property all you want, but your actions will justify my defending myself and attacking you back. You can’t justify your predation, but I can justify my self-defense and retaliatory aggression through your predation. Thus, aggression is wrong because it creates unjustified conflict. And hence, liberty, the absence of restraint, or rather, aggression, is right. And that’s today’s two cents.


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Founder and editor of Everything-Voluntary.com and UnschoolingDads.com, Skyler is a husband and unschooling father of three beautiful children. His writings include the column series “One Voluntaryist’s Perspective” and “One Improved Unit,” and blog series “Two Cents“. Skyler also wrote the books No Hitting! and Toward a Free Society, and edited the books Everything Voluntary and Unschooling Dads. You can hear Skyler chatting away on his podcasts, Everything Voluntary and Thinking & Doing.