Objectvism and Military Service

Posted by $ MikeMarotta 9 months, 1 week ago to Philosophy
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Rebirth of Reason is up and running again after about six months. They were one of the first and most active Objectivist boards.
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  • Posted by Doug_Huffman 9 months, 1 week ago
    From Craig Biddle’s ‘What is Objectivism’ from TOS, page 10/14 “[ ... ]
    The sole purpose of the government in such a system is to protect the individual rights of its citizens by means of the police (to deal with domestic criminals), the military (to deal with foreign aggressors), and the courts of law (to adjudicate disputes). Although the government holds a monopoly on the legal use of force, it is constitutionally forbidden to use initiatory force in any way whatsoever—and constitutionally required to use retaliatory force as necessary to protect the rights of its citizens.
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