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
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
A tax is a seizure of property. Therefore,
government *cannot* protect your property when it must first
*confiscate* your property for its very existence.
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.
notes from the Department of Redundancy Department * kilgore is pro-defense, anti-torture, pro-constitution, not anti-war. * kilgore is a LIBERTARIAN, not a dem or gop. He is registered as an independent. He is not a member of the Libertarian Party, nor is he running for office. If kilgore appears to be in disagreement with you, that is par for the course. If kilgore appears to be in favor of either of the ruling parties, you are forgiven for your lack of understanding of the libertarian philosophy -- it is only a coincidence that the given party is accidentally correct on the given issue. * please don't post back for the purpose of telling KF he is a brit bigot, he will stipulate to that fact. It's like teaching a pig to sing -- it wastes your time, and it annoys the pig. * “We shall not grow wiser before we learn that much that we have done was very foolish.” -- Friedrich August von Hayek * The name, kilgore forelle, is in honor of vonnegut’s radical alter ego, kilgore trout. Unlike kv’s sympathetic alter egos, such as billy pilgrim, kilgore is a hypothesizer. btw, forelle is deutsch for trout.