A keystone of libertarian philosophy is that it is immoral to initiate force or commit fraud to achieve personal or political goals. In the discussion on "Who owns me...?" below, Bill Fleming poses a scenario in which Jack buys a $300k house and Joe moves into a similarly-valued house next door and proceeds to "start trashing his place. Weeds grow, he brings in a bunch of yard junk, people run around half naked in the yard...."
Jack is naturally less than happy. His equity in his house starts to slip because its resale value is damaged by his hillbilly neighbor. Bill asks what the libertarian solution is, assuming correctly that libertarians generally oppose laws limiting one's use of his own property, providing said use does not cause harm to others.
While I think that city/county ordinances governing the appearance of houses and yards are largely too restrictive, Bill has a point in his implication that some actions (or lack thereof) on the part of a homeowner can impact a neighbor negatively. A neighborhood covenant, required to be signed by anyone purchasing a home, provides an avenue to a civil action that could force a homeowner to adhere to certain standards of appearance.
Even in the absence of a covenant or an applicable ordinance, a libertarian solution could include the right to sue a neighbor for allowing his property to degrade to the point that it adversely affects the value of other houses in the neighborhood. In a sense, the hillbilly neighbor is using passive force to harm others.
While that explanation was implicit in some of my part of the interchange between me and Bill, Bill insists, "I will assume there is an inconsistency in the [libertarian] philosophy."
I don't see an inconsistency in the solutions I offered, although I don't argue that the Libertarian platform may contain inconsistencies. I do suggest that they pale next to inconsistencies in the platforms of the Republican and Democratan parties.
If any readers (Bill?) care to try to state a philosophy of their political party, I would like the opportunity to shoot holes in it. Anyone?