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[ame=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deontological_ethics]Deontological ethics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/ame]
Main article: non-aggression principle
The non-aggression principle, also known as the non-aggression axiom and zero aggression principle, is an ethical stance which states that any initiation of force is immoral.
The libertarian economist and philosopher Murray Rothbard argued for a form of the non-aggression principle, arguing that it is the basis for all libertarianism:
No one may threaten or commit violence ('aggress') against another man's person or property. Violence may be employed only against the man who commits such violence; that is, only defensively against the aggressive violence of another. In short, no violence may be employed against a nonaggressor. Here is the fundamental rule from which can be deduced the entire corpus of libertarian theory.