Don’t Hurt People and Don’t Take Their Stuff: A Libertarian Manifesto by Matt Kibbe is an excellent treatise on the state of liberty in the 21st century and a roadmap back to our precious Rights and Freedoms.
While written to an American audience, the principles he outlines apply equally to we freedom-loving citizens here in Canada.
In this essential manifesto of the new libertarian movement, New York Times bestselling author and president of FreedomWorks Matt Kibbe makes a stand for individual liberty and shows us what we must do to preserve our freedom.
Don’t Hurt People and Don’t Take Their Stuff is a rational yet passionate argument that defends the principles upon which America was founded—principles shared by citizens across the political spectrum. The Constitution grants each American the right to self-determination, to be protected from others whose actions are destructive to their lives and property. Yet as Kibbe persuasively shows, the political and corporate establishment consolidates its power by infringing upon our independence—from taxes to regulations to spying—ultimately eroding the ideals, codified in law, that have made the United States unique in history.
Kibbe offers a surefire plan for reclaiming our inalienable rights and regaining control of our lives, grounded in six simple rules:
- Don’t hurt people
Free people just want to be left alone, not hassled or harmed by someone else with an agenda or designs over their life and property.
- Don’t take people’s stuff
America’s founders fought to ensure property rights and our individual right to the fruits of our labors.
- Take responsibility
Liberty takes responsibility. Don’t sit around waiting for someone else to solve your problems.
- Work for it
For every action there is an equal reaction. Work hard and you’ll be rewarded.
- Mind your own business
Free people live and let live.
- Fight the power
Thanks to the Internet and the decentralization of knowledge, there are more opportunities than ever to take a stand against corrupt authority.
These 6 rules are simple, but as with most things “simple”, they are not easy.
Our own complacency is the first roadblock to kick in. Someone else will do it. I don’t have time. I’m too tired… the excuses we make for our own inaction are endless. The very first thing we must do is kick ourselves in the behind and do what is put in front of us to do.
Fighting for our Liberty takes effort. It takes time. It often takes money, too.
Each and every one of us must prioritize what is most important to us and act accordingly.
If defending Liberty is important to you it, your actions will show it. If your actions are not showing your commitment, then you and only you can do something about it.