Definitions for voluntaryismˈvɒl ənˌtɛr iˌɪz əm
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
vol•un•tar•y•ismˈvɒl ənˌtɛr iˌɪz əm(n.)
Ref: voluntarism (def. 2). 2
Origin of voluntaryism:
the principle of supporting a religious system and its institutions by voluntary association and effort, rather than by the aid or patronage of the state
Voluntaryism, or voluntarism, is a libertarian philosophy which holds that all forms of human association should be voluntary. The principle most frequently used to support voluntaryism is the non-aggression principle. It is closely associated with, and often used synonymously with, the anarcho-capitalist and individualist anarchist philosophies. Many voluntaryists base their thinking on the ideas of voluntaryist philosophers Murray Rothbard and Robert LeFevre. Rothbard maintained, first, that every government "presumes to establish a compulsory monopoly of defense service over some geographical area. So that individual property owners who prefer to subscribe to another defense company within that area are not allowed to do so"; and, second, that every government obtains its income by stealing, euphemistically labeled "taxation". "All governments, however limited they may be otherwise, commit at least these two fundamental crimes against liberty and property."
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
the doctrine that the Church should not depend on the State, but should be supported exclusively by the voluntary contributions of its members.
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