I think the whole "non aggression" mindset seems so romantic to many of them and they conclude that evil and aggression will just go away if "we" just set a good example. The Non Aggression Principle is a very solid and consistent teaching of a Judeo Christian worldview, as well as a political principle advocated by Mahatma Gandhi and Rev. Martin Luther King jr.. It advocates a respect for other's lives, freedom, & property. But we should never make the foolish presumption that if we adhere to the principle, then all the world will do the same.
The classic faiths of the world have all been bastardized at times by some tyrants, to exploit a popular faith in their own lust for power & control. Right now we see a sect of Islam doing this, but there are also very dangerous Buddhists, Hindus, Jews, and Christians; who have and would again seek to dominate others. They will twist portions of their holy texts, to justify their evil designs.
In Dinesh D'Souza's documentary, "America"; he points out that all of human history demonstrates that the world has been perpetually dominated by the rule of conquest. The mightier and more oppressive have always occupied the territory they desired.
But this is perhaps where some folks' Libertarian philosophy transcends into a religious creed. The adherents of Libertarian Non-Aggression feel they need to be true to non-aggression as a sort of "turn the other cheek" act of faith and obedience. But Judeo Christian doctrines have always taught national vigilance as well; to defend and protect, knowing that evil will always exist in this world.
I think we've seen the zenith of US domination. The pendulum may be swinging back and it may take some painful losses in order to shake the spiritual Libertarians into reality. But it may also lead to a much more dire consequence for most or all of our republic.
Many thoughtful Libertarians do believe that a nation should keep sentries at the borders and fully monitor who and what is coming in.
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