My name is Ethan, and I am a “hardcore” or “radical” libertarian, otherwise known as a voluntaryist or anarcho-capitalist, I live in the United States, and I created this website in June of 2016 to further the message of liberty: non-aggression, free markets, freedom, private property, and non-interventionism. I subscribe to the Argumentation Ethics justification of non-aggression, Stephan Kinsella’s Estoppel Theory of justice, and the Austrian School of economics. I am against abortion, “intellectual property,” and war/interventionism, I support open borders, and voting for the most libertarian candidate(see Walter Block’s defense of libertarians voting). I am a Christian, and I believe that Christianity is not only compatible with libertarianism, but calls people to, among other things, not aggress against other persons or their property. I was first introduced to libertarianism through Richard Maybury’s Uncle Eric book series. After that, I looked more into libertarianism online, and found Murray Rothbard’s book For A New Liberty: A Libertarian Manifesto on the Mises Institute’s website. After that, I was sold, although I wasn’t sure how the free-market could provide some services that the government currently monopolizes – so I read a lot of anarcho-capitalist literature and articles, and discovered LewRockwell.com. Today, I have learned enough to feel that I am able to both explain the concepts of libertarianism, and apply those concepts in analysis of current events and issues. The purpose of this website is to introduce people to the philosophy of freedom, help people develop into better libertarians, provide a libertarian perspective, and to provide encouragement to liberty-lovers.
I am, at the time of this writing, 17 years old, and have homeschooled for almost the entirety of my education. I grew up in Anchorage, Alaska, but have recently moved to the St. Louis area of Missouri. I intend on eventually moving to New Hampshire for the Free State Project. I have two brothers and one sister. I enjoy personal fitness, learning about political philosophy, history, and economics, keeping up with current events, and sharing my views.