The human constant is that all creatures want to do what they want to do at all times. This means the human ideal is for all people to do as they please. All people can do as they please so long as each individual’s exercise of liberty does not impose on the liberty of anyone else. Actions that impose are wrong and actions that do not impose are right which provide us with the basis for objective right.
The first section begins by defining morality and moral functions.. By moral functions I mean where morality exists in our life and processes, and how it is motivating and prohibiting.
Following functions are the categories and explanations of imposing acts: Physical Harm, Property, Deception, Circumstantial imposition, and imposition on Time. Justifications for imposition, as well as other components of the foundation for addressing all moral questions through Liberty as the Basis for Objective Morality are defined within this first section.
In addition to addressing popular human superstitions that have a negative impact on the species, religion is viewed through the lens of liberty. Concepts and tenants are measured by liberty after establishing that the morality of a possible creator must be liberty since the only evidence of a creator is what can be inferred from his creation. The universe was freely created and exists in liberty without any interference from a creator. Any concept, rule, or commandment that claims devine origin must be consistent with liberty otherwise it does not come from the creator. Any rule that does not prevent imposition, is the imposition of a subjective value onto others.
The religious analysis and commentary demonstrates how liberty functions by applying it to popular moral ideas that come from religion. I cover Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism. Christianity is addressed more thoroughly than the other religions since it is the most popular religion in the US as well as in the world, and I’m more familiar with it than I am with other religions. Addressment of the other religions is far from comprehensive, but the main ideas of religions are measured by liberty.
The second from last chapter proposes a theory that climate change is a moral evolutionary check on intelligent life. The evolution of intelligent life requires an earth-like planet, billions of years of evolution, which means fossil fuels will exist and intelligent life will discover and use fossil fuels leading to climate change. The transition to renewable energy and or the peaceful redistribution of populations from newly uninhabitable areas to habitable areas depends on whether the species morality is rooted in liberty or tyranny.
The final chapter deals with liberty existentially. The likely purpose of the universe and life. The possibilities of what exists in spaces beyond our physical awareness in consideration of the survival of consciousness after death.