Revised: February 8, 2017
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Anarcho-propertarianism is the recognition that all potential human conflict can be justly resolved with consistent application of the law of private property, which is absolute, axiomatic, eternal, objective, and universal [Hoppe, Economics and Ethics of Private Property]. No normative, legal, or political system built on aggression, coercion, or fraud against private property is in the long run compatible with life. Death is the natural, ultimate result of violating this metaphysically imposed, natural law. Taxation, properly called extortion, theft, and-or slavery, and coercive monopolies such as “states”, properly called protection rackets, are thus criminal. All true propertarians are therefore anarchists. Anarcho-propertarianism is the highest form of anarchist society, a society where no private property violations are legal.
Anarcho-propertarians put no faith in any alleged substitute for monetary freedom, like digital or paper unbacked fiduciary media, since they cannot survive in a free market but are distortions caused by government. Money is the most saleable good [Menger, On The Origins of Money]. Anything posing as money that is not the most saleable good is counterfeit. [The Inability of Bitcoin to Serve for Rational Economic Calculation]. Anarcho-propertarians demand an end to all legal tender and controls on money. The same is true of eliminating the “state” in totality. Anarcho-propertarians do not believe in working within the system, meaning anarcho-propertarians do not believe in voting or working for the “state” as a state-licensed attorney, as police, as a politician, etc. Anarcho-propertarians wash their hands of legalized crime entirely.
Anarcho-propertarians recognize the self-ownership of all sentient beings of any age and acknowledge the fact that parents create a pure private trust with their voluntary sexual exchange-contract. Parents are trustees, not owners. The fetus, baby, infant, etc, is a self-owner in the process of homesteading. Violence against their homesteading is a violation of private property, just like violence against any other self-owner in the process of homesteading, for instance an aggressor shooting someone in the process of building a fence to set their property line. If one owned a child, one could destroy it at any age this alleged ownership exists for ownership means total control over use and disposal. But clearly this is not the case as parental control is widely recognized to extend long after the time even the most rabid abortion advocates claim murder should be legal.
In cases of rape, the baby’s inadvertent and innocent trespass cannot warrant a death penalty. Defensive coercion must be proportional, per the law of private property. The baby can be removed only when safe for the baby. All costs and damages are the fault of the rapist and restitution must be sought there and-or through private aggression-coercion-fraud insurance. However, if the mother’s health or life is at risk and safe removal impossible, it is legitimate self-defense to terminate the baby. Obviously, technology such as fetal transplantation will develop to make safe removal possible ever earlier once the law of private property is consistently implemented in society.
Finally, Anarcho-propertarians recognize the absolute right of individual self-defense and therefore recognize any violence intended to reduce or abolish “state” aggression as being defensive and thus justified, since “state” criminals are in unceasing violation of the law of private property [We Have the Right to Fight the State]. Of course, the right to use defensive violence does not imply a duty to resort to it nor does it imply that it is wise.