The Golden Rule and the Non-Aggression Principle

Christians have the obligation -and privilege- to “Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.” (Matthew 7:12)

For everybody else, we can demand respect for the principle of non-aggression. This is at minimum the “law” Paul spoke of that everyone who is born (and pre-born) has written in their hears.

Everyone has the right to be free of aggression by others and to be “secure” (as the Bill of RIghts calls it) in their persons, possessions, papers, and effects.

The Golden Rule is a “superset” of the non-aggression principle. The NAP is a “corollary” of the Golden Rule.


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