A crime is a violation of the law. Under capitalism, the acts that are criminal are those that violate the rights of others.

Right to Self-Defense

The use of physical force, in and of itself, is not evil — but to initiate (start) force is.

Solution to Crime

Under capitalism, a crime is any act that is a violation of the rights of another.

Cause of Crime

Criminals are those who choose to violate the rights of others.

Death Penalty

Justice’s first purpose is not to punish evil; it is to reward the good.


As the sale or use of any drug is not a violation of anyone’s rights, government’s role in such matters is laissez-faire — to leave them alone.

Guns and Crime

A gun is a non-volitional object. Guns have no power of choice.