Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Permission-based Life

Permission-based Life



The permission-based life is not worth living. -- T. K. Coleman

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Everything-Voluntary.com: Rules vs. Principles

Everything-Voluntary.com: Rules vs. Principles



What about the toxic false supposition that if we dispense with rules then people will dump principles?

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Thank you Amanda Billyrock!

Posted January 9, 2014 by Amanda Billyrock

This is the last argument I will direct toward self-professed "minarchists". After that, I have no more time for reactionaries or reformers. The free society offers too many exciting prospects for me to continue to waste time.

The constant minarchist refrain is this: "Life, liberty and property. Life, liberty and property. Governments do and *must* exist to protect life, liberty, and property."

And this is why that attempt at logic would not fool even a half-witted child:

PROPERTY: A government cannot exist without taxation. If taxes are "voluntary", they're not called taxes. They're called donations or purchases.

A tax is a seizure of property. Therefore, government *cannot* protect your property when it must first *confiscate* your property for its very existence.

LIBERTY: If you do not allow the government to confiscate your property, they will come to your house seeking to take your liberty. They *cannot* protect your liberty when their existence necessitates that they *take* your liberty if you don't relinquish your property.

LIFE: If you attempt to physically defend your property and/or liberty when they come to take them, state agents will take your life. Guaranteed.

And so it is proven: the state CANNOT protect your life, liberty or property when it must threaten all three in order to EXIST.

Wake up.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Perchance to Dream

Perchance to DreamPerchance to Dream by Robert B. Parker
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 stars, not for equaling Chandler, but for having tried it. In a way, all books are lesser than The Big Sleep.

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Monday, November 25, 2013

Susannah McCorkle

What a wonderful and witty and wise chanteuse was Susannah McCorkle?