Reply To: Initiatory Force vs. Retaliatory Force


Let me make another example. When someone steals from you (or any other aggressive behavior for that matter) they are simultaneously affirming and denying property rights.

(eg) He says, “This property belongs to me and not you!”

What thief would allow you to take what is rightfully his in retaliation?

The thief is the one that is holding a contradiction in philosophy and not the person defending.