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To Vote is to Be Ruled: Voting, and why it is NOT a choice (part 4)

An Authority, like the Government–the State–by its very definition exists to compel, absent argument or reason, obedience. And it is so important to understand this. For if a reason was required in order for the State to exercise its power to force compliance, then its very nature–its very existence–would be contradicted.  585 more words

Metaphysics

To Vote is to Be Ruled: Voting, and why it is NOT Choice (Part 3)

(NOTE: I’m sure those of you who happen to read here notice that this is part three of a two part series.  Well…naturally, that makes no sense, so I have decided that it’s not longer a two-part series, but a series of indefinite parts.  1,193 more words

Metaphysics

Celebrating 35 years of voluntarism

Lori is way too modest, way too selfless to call attention to her volunteer activities, so leave it to me to do so.

Friday night, we attended… 624 more words

Milestones

Communism and the Income Tax are the Same Thing

Controlling the means of production and taxing labor are at root the same thing; they merely approach the right of the State to own its citizens from different angles.  150 more words

Metaphysics

What is Government?: All you need to know in two brief paragraphs

Government is “legal” violence. And what is “legal” violence? Simple. It is the violence necessary to compel the naturally evil individual into the collective moral code. 52 more words

Metaphysics

You Vote Not for a Candidate, You Accept the Rule of the State: Voting, and why it is NOT Choice (Part 2)

Obedience to a ruling authority is not, by definition, a choice.  Thus, the only way one can legitimately choose government–to freely and democratically elect it–is if it has no authority over him or her.  648 more words

Government

Supporting Good Causes In Good Conscience

The world is a better place when people go outside their own personal needs, wants and desires and give to others.  The Golden Rule; to whom much has been given, much is expected; pay it forward; Karma: call it what you will.  1,830 more words

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