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Government and law

We indoctrinate even children into the belief that selective breaking of laws is beneficial for society as a whole. But it is a lie. For example, counterfeiting is illegal. If it is widespread, the value of money decreases, which is incredibly damaging to everyone except early recipients of the counterfeit funds. But government counterfeiting happens on a massive scale, through the Federal Reserve. Whole schools of economics exist in government-funded graduate schools to teach supposed mechanisms by which this is beneficial, but the truth is it is just as destructive when government does it as it is when private individuals do it. The result is a dollar that has lost 95% of its value since 1913, after previously holding its value for several centuries (since even before the establishment of the U.S.).

Government as we know it is essentially just an institution that holds a monopoly on breaking laws. They routinely violate the rights to life, liberty, and property. They even claim the power to make law, determining that some crimes are permissible (perhaps only by certain people or under certain circumstances) and declaring other wholly permissible acts to be crimes.

In the English common law tradition which continued to influence this country even as late as the mid 1800's, law was something immutable to be discovered and reasoned about by man, but not created or changed.

I am for constraining the government to obey the laws, the real laws, the immutable laws which hold sway in every time and place: let's outlaw the infringement of the rights to life, liberty, and property!


Clinging to freedom means you support SLAVERY!

Reid Compares Opponents of Health Care Reform to Supporters of Slavery

Wait - if you don't believe in forcing some of your neighbors to work to pay for substandard health insurance for some of your other neighbors, that makes you a supporter of slavery? You mean opposing involuntary servitude makes one a supporter of slavery?

I think I must be behind on my Newspeak.

I'll submit to whatever hair-brained scheme the rest of you come up with. I promise. I just really would life for people not to enslave my neighbors in my name. I'll submit; just please don't make me guilty of doing it to my neighbors and children.

And also, as long as I have the legal right to say what's on my mind, I'll keeping pointing out that economists like Ludwig von Mises and Murray Rothbard proved decades ago that collectivist schemes like this will always be suboptimal, in books like "Economic Calculation in the Socialist Commonwealth," and "Power and Market." The emperor really does have no clothes. Again, if you want to put these yokes and shackles on me, all right: here are my hands and neck, and I'll stoop down. But my neighbors and children are innocent. Please don't claim to represent me while making them suffer.