WA Delegate: The Constitutional Republic of Alternate Universe 912 (elected 45 days ago)
Regional Power: Moderate
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The Most Eco-Friendly Governments in libertarian
The following governments spend the greatest amount on environmental issues. This may not always be reflected in the quality of that nation's environment, however.
As a region, libertarian is ranked 17,639th in the world for Most Eco-Friendly Governments.
|1.||The Republic of HUFS||Liberal Democratic Socialists||“Veritas, Pax, Creatio”|
|2.||The Kingdom of United Pacifica||Democratic Socialists||“Democracy and freedom for all”|
|3.||The Libertarian Kingdom of Freise||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“Come and take it”|
|4.||The Armed Republic of Gun Toting Dimwits||Left-Leaning College State||“A free people ought to be armed.”|
|5.||The Rogue Nation of Tristapolis||Father Knows Best State||“They say that life's a game, & then they take the board”|
|6.||The Most Serene Republic of Umwahwah||Corporate Bordello||“Tu Ne Cede Malis”|
|7.||The Incorporated States of Ron Pauls Toupee||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“Economic freedom”|
|8.||The Nomadic Peoples of Suihert||Father Knows Best State||“Flee, Flee for your lives”|
|9.||The Nomadic Peoples of Lowndes||Father Knows Best State||“Think Quick, Think Often”|
|10.||The Blablabla of Anarchyst||Civil Rights Lovefest||“Where there is authority, there is no freedom”|
- 3 days 11 hours ago: The Democratic Republic of The United States of Iowa departed this region for Scuwick.
- 6 days ago: The Free Land of The Anarcho-Capitalist Brotherhood arrived from The Pacific.
- 7 days ago: The Founding Nation of Oakplumington of the region The Mystical Council proposed constructing embassies.
- 7 days ago: The Republic of Eastern Forestavia departed this region for Islam.
- 11 days ago: Embassy cancelled between The league of liberty and Libertarian.
- 11 days ago: The Democratic Republic of The United States of Iowa arrived from The South Pacific.
- 14 days ago: The Democratic Republic of Dei Terrare arrived from The Darwinish Coalition.
- 15 days ago: The Republic of Eastern Forestavia arrived from The Mystical Council.
- 17 days ago: The Federation of Western Forestavia departed this region for The Christian Republic.
- 20 days ago: Embassy established between The league of liberty and Libertarian.
Libertarian Regional Message Board
What should it say?
I don't know that we have an official defense or leader. It was Whipjangle, but they're gone now.
Anyone here agree with me that Libertarianism is more than just a political philosophy? Specifically, I believe that libertarianism has spiritual implications. The individual is sovereign in all spiritual matters because God lives inside of us. What I am saying I guess is that no creed, organized religion, religious authority, or doctrine has the right to interfere with an individual's interpretation of scripture, faith, or religious practice. And furthermore, this is upheld by the Divine Authority because God lives within. It's something that I have thought about for a long time now. And the more I think about it, I seem to approach politics and religion the same way in taking the position that the individual is the highest authority.
I know it's always tricky business tying religion and politics together but does anyone feel the same?
Your assertion certainly applies to me. I consider myself to be agnostic, but spiritual nonetheless. I've studied Judeo-Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Gnosticism, and various other religious texts. But I cannot ascribe to any religious following; I feel like all of the major religious organizations fail to realize the teachings they follow. At the same time, I don't go around denouncing peoples' faith, because I feel my own convictions apply only to me.
We don't really have any organized defense. This was always just a region where nations were left to their own, and the RMB was a place for various discussions. Never had any kind of regional gubberment, and the people here aren't into the raiding/defending gameplay. Now we could continue on as we have, or we could attempt to refound the region. This can be dangerous, but if successful, would end the capability of raiders attacking our region.
I don't think we need to refound the region. The Black Raiders came in, got bored, and left, and no one else has bothered us in years.
My experience has been very similar. It's good to know there are other people like me out there. I'm more or less a mystic who doesn't really like labels. I guess if I had to pick some I would pick Panentheist, Christian, and Buddhist. I have always been suspicious of organized religion because of its authoritarian nature, though.
I think a lot of libertarian-leaning people feel something along these lines.
Stephan Molyneux, an atheist, sees libertarianism (or more specifically, Anarco-Capitalism) as an ethical system. Simply put, it's the belief that having a vote, badge, or elected office does not excuse actions that would be clearly immoral without such things. Alfonzo Rachel, a Christian, believes that Christ asks us to act out of love rather than hate. Thus it's OK to kill enemies in order to save a family member, because one is doing it out of love for the family member, but it's not OK to harm or coerce others out of hate, envy, etc., no matter how sinful they are.
Personally, this is something I've struggled with because I grew up in a "TradCon" (traditional conservative values but not fundamentalist) family, my mother still rejects "strong libertarianism" (e.g., cut government by 75%+ rather than 20%+) as immoral, and many atheist libertarians and anarchists regard the idea of being a spiritual libertarian as highly illogical at best. But I've come to see spirituality and politics as very compatible in the last few years.
That's really interesting. I can see those connections as well. Viewing libertarianism as both an ethical system and as a duty to "act out of love". Capitalism is such a great thing because it actually encourages us to act out of love by simply providing services and goods that others need and/or want while we earn a living at it.
Yeah, I used to think politics and spirituality were totally different animals until I got into this libertarian thing a few years ago. They really do compliment each other.
I'll come back soon. I have some ambassador duties to attend to.
Eastern Forestavia - most modern philosophers are determinists. They believe that everything is predetermined by a series of causes and effects going back to the Big Bang. Some of these determinist philosophers try and combine determinism with free will (moral responsibility for our actions) - but even Kant (hardly popular with Randian Objectivists and other pro liberty people) openly stated that compatibism is nonsense - either we make real choices or we do not. It is free will or determinism - NOT both. But if we do make real choices (if determinism is false) HOW do we do this - what is the "I" that makes these real choices? Appealing to randomness does not help - because choice is NOT randomness, choice is itself (it can not be reduced to something else). Agency (the reasoning "I") either exists - or libertarianism (political as well as philosophical) is nonsense. But what is the "I"? Randian Objectivists (and some others) say that liberty (free will - agency) is perfectly compatible with materialism - but some of us wonder if it does not at least imply the existence of the soul.