Friday, May 26, 2006

Joining the Life, Liberty, and Property Community

Astute readers might have noticed the addition, in the sidebar to this blog, a lengthy blogroll entitled "Life, Liberty, and Property Community." At the suggestion of Doug Mataconis at Below the Beltway (also a member of the Old Dominion Blog Alliance -- see sidebar, as well), I joined the LLP Community a few days ago.

The Life, Liberty, and Property Community is a loose association of bloggers that began about 11 months ago. As explained by its founder, Eric Cowperthwaite, the purpose is

To promote the big tent libertarian and classic liberal ideals of life, liberty and property. It doesn’t matter if you are a big “L” or small “L” libertarian, anarchist, rational anarchist. We want the big tent of people who believe that individual liberty and inherent rights are more important than the collective.
Doug goes on to note at Below the Beltway that
Since then, the LLP Community has grown from a handful of bloggers to a community of more than 140 bloggers from all over the United States and Canada. While we don’t always agree with each other, the community is the modern-day equivalent of the pamphleteers who helped started the American Revolution and firmly in the tradition of thinkers ranging from Thomas Jefferson and Thomas Paine to Murray Rothbard and Ayn Rand. If really want to know what we’re all about, then there’s no better way to find out than to read our blogs.
It's possible to get an overview of what the LLP bloggers are saying by visiting the community page at The Truth Laid Bear.

For the record, I'm a small "L" libertarian, a natural-rights minarchist who is sympathetic to the ultimate goals of anarcho-capitalism but skeptical of its success in a world weaned on collectivism and the nanny state. In other words, I'm more pragmatic than my ideals should allow, because I can't get it out of my head that success is better than failure.

I encourage readers to visit the many blogs belonging to the Life, Liberty, and Property Community. Tell them that Rick sent you.

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