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====Personal Liberty====
This is a very broad concept, one which is very difficult, if not impossible, to define //positively//. In fact, it is often easier to define liberty by what it is //not//, rather than what it //is//. One aspect of liberty which tends to be widely agreed upon, is that liberty should not involve any form of [[InitiatoryViolence initiatory violence]]. There are, however, many unfortunate examples of individuals attempting to initiate violence in order to supposedly achieve greater liberty; in most such situations, the result is merely a decrease in liberty.

Many //liberty oriented// individuals actually, do spend a great deal of their efforts trying to educate others about things that are occurring in society, which are //not// consistent with the principles of liberty. This is a difficult task, because many of us are taught, from a very young age, to use various forms of anti-intellectual sophistry to redefine much of the violence in our society as some sort of //common good//. It is this kind of //collectivist// thinking that so often leads individuals away from liberty and towards [[collectivism]].

The term [[anarchy]], for example, is a term which essentially means //no rulers//. So to be an //anarchist// means to be a person who does not believe in being ruled by others; but rather living by voluntary agreement or [[voluntarism]].

===Free Resources for Understanding Personal Liberty===
A number of theorists have written exhaustively about how society could be transformed and how society could operate, in a state of [[anarchy]], using competing providers of services, rather than a state monopoly over various services in society. Fortunately, many of these researchers also believe in the free flow of //intellectual property// and consequently, wherever possible, do not choose to exercise copyright restrictions on their work. This means that much of the work is available for free.

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