We're totally surrounded by authoritarians, whether they be Left or Right (or Alt-Left and Alt-Right).

The battle between them is always about which flavor of authoritarianism will prevail.

"We need to use violent force for X,Y,Z." cries one group.

"No, we need to use violent force for A,B,C," says the other.

That aggressive force should not be tolerated, and that force is only justified for defense to repel an aggressor, never seems to enter the equation.

Such an idea is never permitted to be a part of the political discourse.

Authoritarianism can feed off the wealth created by liberty in the short-run.

But in the long-run, we must move in the direction, not of aggressive force, but voluntary interactions between individuals.

Ron Paul discusses below: