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The 3LM is a global peace movement promoting freedom and peace. The 3LM believes global freedom and peace can be achieved in our lifetime and lays out the answers to the fundamental questions of how to create freedom and peace ultimately, it addresses how we interact with each other.

What is the 3L Philosophy?

“The Live and Let Live Philosophy is a practical political philosophy. It consists of a legal principle (“Don’t Aggress!”) and a moral principle (“Be an Excellent Human.”). The legal principle is mandatory and should be the basis of all law. It applies to all people, groups, corporations, and governments in exactly the same way. The moral principle is voluntary. Members of the 3LM agree to and advocate for both principles.”

What are the Values of the 3LM?

“The values of the 3LM are contained within the Live and Let Live Moral Principle (“3LMP”). As such, they are voluntary and should never be legally mandated. However, the 3LM encourages all people to live by them. They include acting with the high character at all times, thinking win/win, open mindedness, tolerance, voluntary kindness, civility, building high levels of trust with others, a commitment to truth, facts, and rational thought, and consistent self- improvement.”

Is the 3LM Republican or Democratic?

The Live and Let Live Movement welcomes members of all political parties and people who are entirely non-political. The only requirement to be a member of the Movement is to accept both The Live and Let Live Legal Principle and The Live and Let Live Moral Principle.

Does the 3LM Lead to Big or Small Government?

“The answer to this question depends on how a person specifically defines “government.” The 3LM is unconcerned with the “proper” definition of “government” or the proper size of “government.” Instead, the 3LM advocates for the 3LLP to apply to all people and all entities in the same way. So long as the “government” (or any other person or entity) doesn’t violate the 3LLP, it should be allowed to do anything at all. As such the size of “government” is irrelevant to the 3LM.”

Is the 3LM Capitalist or Socialist?

The Live and Let Live Movement is open to people who prefer and promote free-market capitalism as well as to people who prefer and promote voluntary socialism. Nobody should be forced to do anything other than to comply with the Live and Let Live Legal Principle. As such, the Movement is open to people who personally prefer either economic system or a mix of both. Competent adults should be free to choose how they peacefully live as well as how they peacefully acquire, hold, trade, and dispose of their property.

How Does the 3L Principle Apply to Victimless Crimes?

The Live and Let Live Legal Principle applies the same way to all issues. If The Principle is being violated, the conduct should be illegal. If The Principle is not being violated, the conduct should be legal.

Why Should I Agree with the 3L Legal Principle?

“The 3LM does not reach the question of why a person should or would agree that “aggression” is wrong and should be illegal in all cases. Indeed, there are many different reasons why people conclude that aggression is wrong. Some people oppose aggression for religious reasons. Others cite natural law, social contract, economics, philosophy, or practical reasons. To support aggression is to support unreasonableness. Many different arguments can be employed to conclude aggression is wrong and should be illegal. The 3LM does not adopt any particular argument to conclude aggression is wrong and should be illegal in all cases.”

Why Should I Agree with the 3L Moral Principle?

“It does not matter why a person agrees we should inspire and encourage others to act as excellent humans. Indeed, there are many different reasons why people conclude that acting as an excellent human is a proper and moral way to live life. Some people cite their religious views. Others cite natural law, social contract, economics, philosophy, or practical reasons. The 3LM asserts that living as an excellent human is the best way to live a happy, productive, satisfying, and prosperous life. That said, the 3LM defends the legal rights of all people to conclude otherwise and live however they choose so long as they do not violate the 3LLP by employing aggression.”

How Does 3L Define Aggression?

““Aggression” is defined as follows: 1. Initiating nonconsensual force against another person or their property; 2. Engaging in fraud; 3. Engaging in coercion; 4. Creating a substantial risk or threat of initiating nonconsensual physical force against another person or their property; 5. Breaching a valid contract; 6. Engaging in unreasonable conduct causing harm to another person or their property; or 7. Breaching a fiduciary duty.”

How Does the 3L Legal Principle Apply to Guns?

As with all issues, competent adults should have the right to do whatever they want so long as they do not violate The Live and Let Live Legal Principle. As with all issues, we simply seek to fairly and honestly determine whether The Principle has been violated. If so, the conduct should be illegal.

How Does the 3L Legal Principle Apply to Taxation?

"The issue of taxation involves the government taking money from individuals who own it. Because the owner of the money has no choice but to comply, we can adjudge this transaction as involuntary. Because The 3LLP applies the same way to individuals, groups, and governments, it is easy to conclude that by involuntarily taking an individual’s money, the government violates The 3LLP by taxing. That said, the 3LM does not advocate immediately or recklessly abolishing all taxation. Instead, the 3LM advocates for a careful, rational, fair, and steady transition allowing time for alternative funding mechanisms consistent with all aspects of the Live and Let Live Philosophy to effectively replace taxation without compromising any necessary services or benefits to people who are justly entitled to them. We recognize that achieving the goal of replacing all taxation with alternative funding for necessary services may never be realized for various reasons. However, the 3LM applauds any responsible movement toward less taxation as a worthwhile endeavor that should continue until our goal of responsibly eliminating all taxation is realized.”

How Can I Obtain Much More Detailed Information About The 3L Philosophy and How It Applies To Many More Specific Issues?

“Our Founder, Attorney Marc J. Victor, has been working on a detailed book explaining the Live and Let Live Philosophy in detail. The book is a deep dive into the philosophy including applying it to many different current issues and explaining how to both implement it and transition our world to one compatible with the philosophy. The book will be available soon, and all profits will benefit the 3LM. You can preorder the book here.”
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Who Can Join the 3L Movement?

The Live and Let Live Movement is open to all people who accept the Live and Let Live Philosophy. The Movement welcomes people of all countries, all races, all national origins, any economic status, any sexual orientation, all faiths and people of no faith. Any person who truly accepts the Live and Let Principle is welcome and encouraged to join the Movement.

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I endorse the Live and Let Live Practical Political Philosophy which consists of the 3LMP which encourages people to be excellent humans and the 3LLP which seeks to outlaw all acts of aggression. Please keep me informed about the 3LM.

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