The Individualist Manifesto

The Individualist Manifesto

I am a sovereign individual. I am a nation of one.

I expect others, individuals and nations, to:

    • Respect me, respect my independence

    • Request my consent

    • Recognise my property

    • Resolve disputes by jury

I undertake to do the same for all others.

Respect my independence

I am the sole owner of myself. Just as nations respect each others sovereignty, so should individuals. No one else may make decisions on my behalf without my consent, no matter how well-intentioned.

Request my consent

No one should act against an innocent person or their property without their consent. (Consent Principle)

Recognise my property

I expect you to recognise that my honestly acquired property belongs to me alone. You may not take or use my property without my consent.

Resolve disputes by jury

Disputes will be resolved by a jury of peers selected by mutual agreement of both parties. A similar decision by three successive juries will be considered binding on all parties.


If you act in conflict with these principles, then I and others may act against you, like for like.


These 4 principles are the basis for successful human cooperation. They describe how you wish to be treated,and how you will treat others.

Although brief and simple, the consequences of these principles are profound.

    1. No one may take your life except you.

    2. No one may decide what you eat or drink or wear or inject or do to yourself.

    3. No one may tax you without your consent. Without taxation the nation state will wither away.

    4. No one may impose regulations upon you without your consent.

    5. No one may decide how you use your property unless it affects them directly.

    6. You may defend yourself with vigor against anyone acting against you.

    7. Disputes will be resolved by juries of your fellows, with up to three appeals.

    8. Providing aid and assistance to your fellows is a personal moral decision, not an obligation.