Originally posted by Frank112916: "what makes an initiation of force 'illegitimate'? Why can we not initiate force is some ways but not in others if it makes us better off?"
"Unless we can make the philosophic foundations of a free society once more a living intellectual issue, and its implementation a task which challenges the ingenuity and imagination of our liveliest minds, the prospects of freedom are indeed dark. But if we can regain that belief in power of ideas which was the mark of liberalism at its best, the battle is not lost." - F. A. Hayek