Is it possible for a property owner (for ease of dealing with this philosophical question, call him a homeowner) to commit a violation of the non-aggression principle on his property?
I don’t mean physically possible. I mean permissible while remaining true to the non-aggression principle.
If you choose to weigh in, please provide more than a “yes” or “no.” I welcome any links to articles or papers that you or others have written on this topic.
I believe the question isn’t simple enough; I even confuse myself when I read it. I will illustrate with examples. First, from my clarification in the comments:
I invite a guest to my house for coffee. After enjoying a cup, I shoot him. There was no intervening confrontation of any sort, I just decided to do it.
I tell you, in passing, that I am taking my yacht to the Bahamas. You ask if you can come along. I say sure. Half way there, I throw you overboard. Maybe I decided I didn’t like your hair. Or maybe…nothing. Anyway, I never promised I would take you all the way to Nassau.
You are on my private jet. You take off your shoes, and the color of your socks reminds me of my ex-wife – she wall-papered the entire house in that color. Out the door you go, at 35,000 feet. No parachute.
Are any of these permissible within a consistent application of the thinnest interpretation of the NAP?