Principles Cannot Fail

Nobody asked but …

From Facebook today, this self-serving, self-congratulation from the “liberty wing” of the GOP:
A lot of libertarians are coming face to face with the failure of the Non Aggression Principal. Some are pretty traumatized. Some realize that maybe they need to reevaluate their definition of self. — Dave Nalle
Here’s my response — This [post] is a non sequitur. Principles cannot fail — if something purported to be a principle fails it is something else, not a principle.  If a person practices a principle, any success would be in the value returned from that practice. The only failure would be a failure to practice the principle properly.

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