Peace, Love, Liberty
If we want to foresee a future that celebrates peace, love, and liberty, we should be willing to accept that the use of military force should be limited to self-defense.
As Dr. Tom G. Palmer, Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute and Executive Vice President for International Programs at the Atlas Network once said, “Entrepreneurship, prosperity, civil society, friendship, achievement, productivity, art, knowledge, beauty, love, family, satisfaction, contentment, happiness – those can be achieved in peace or destroyed in war.”
Moreover, we should also look at other underlying factors that inhibit us from achieving liberty.
In order to foster an environment of peace, love, and liberty, military action should be avoided at all costs, except, as a last resort, in the defense of liberty.
The birthplace of an individual should not dictate nor limit their chances of seeking refuge, fulfillment, and prosperity.
End police brutality
Increased police transparency and accountability can help keep our communities free from the abuse of power.
All human beings are entitled to the same level of life, protection, and freedom, irrespective of age, gender, country of origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, or ability.
Free will and moral responsibility
Individuals should be free to make their own personal choices, so long as they do not harm others and are willing to accept full responsibility for their actions.
Why peace, love, and liberty matters to SFL
War is a negative-sum game. There should be a presumption against war in favor of restraint. War is minimally justified in self-defense responding to a direct violent attack.
Protectionism is detrimental to all parties and leads to conflict. Free trade is cooperative, positive-sum, and increases the likelihood of peace. Domestic policing is not war and should not be militarized either in equipment or tactics.