L. Neil Smith's
THE LIBERTARIAN ENTERPRISE
Number 218, April 7, 2003
WHILE THE WAR SHINES
The Zero Aggression Institute
Exclusive to TLE
After becoming a philosopher of the Zero Aggression Principle, I searched for the "authoritative" word on the subject. Of particular interest was the Internet, since almost everything has some kind of representation there. Astonishingly, the ZAP is the one thing that never seemed to have anything devoted exclusively to it. This is particularly strange considering that there are a large number of libertarians who are devotees of the philosophy. Some version of the ZAP is entwined with the national Libertarian Party and an overwhelming majority of the State Parties.
Most surprising was the fact that while the Zero Aggression Principle is central to libertarian ideals, there is no directed effort to educate individuals in its benefits. This has led to all manner of misunderstandings about the ZAP among both devotees and non-devotees.
It is a prudent moment to rectify these problems. I am therefore proud to announce the formation of the Zero Aggression Institute, whose Web site can be found at www.0ap.org.
The Zero Aggression Institute is founded with a dual mission of educating both devotees and non-devotees of the Zero Aggression Principle. For non-devotees, our mission is:
For Zero Aggression Principle devotees, our mission is:
The Zero Aggression Institute shall implement these goals through:
The 0AI relies upon voluntary contributions from private corporations, foundations, and individuals to continue its work. You may contribute to the continued financial success of the 0AI in three ways:
All profits are returned to the 0AI for funding of its mission.
The unfettered creative power of free individuals will transform the human experience. Individual self-government guided by the Zero Aggression Principle will bring human civilization and individual achievement to heights never dreamed possible. The Zero Aggression Institute will help provide the philosophical context for every human being to achieve their birthright:
Freedom, Immortality, and the Stars!