"Parents Are Junkies" (Shankar Vedantam, Slate, 11/12/10)

Dear Marcy,

You wrote:

You are correct that destructive behavior is counter to the libertarian principle of liberty with responsibility. <

My position is the opposite: "liberty with responsibility" in not the libertarian principle. The libertarian principle is "the initiation of force is unjust." Irresponsible behavior not involving the initiation of force is not addressed by the libertarian creed.

Warm regards, Michael

Hi Michael,

I see. I misunderstood that you were quoting others not expressing your own belief in your earlier post.