Reply To: The rights of parents


Prayers for you and your family, Gerard.

This topic is related to our other thread –

And here you give a very clear example that the ultimate resolution to such quandaries lies in “taking our chances in a libertarian court”. At least, it appears that would be the final arbiter here.


If (1) the NAP is logically derived from the idea of self-ownership,

and (2) self-ownership is ultimately defined by the judgement of society and not by the self (for all practical purposes, at least),

then (3) the foundation of libertarian society is the society’s customs and norms that inform the determination of self-ownership.

That just doesn’t seem satisfactory to me. There must be another way to look at this.