Notes on the Consent Principle

Now superseded by the HarmConsent rule


To live freely and in peace, individuals who gather together by mutual consent should adopt the following principle, which all agree to respect. 

As with all human endeavours, disputes will arise.  The resolution of these disputes is a task for a jury of your peers when other avenues such as compensation and apology have failed. 

If someone does take action without consent, then that action is unlawful and should be punished.  Who will punish  such a violation?

What punishments may a jury impose on a convicted consent violator?

A possible  scale of punishments is as follows:

The implications of this principle incorporate most libertarian beliefs in a non-contradictory manner, viz