On The State,War and Family

From Cogan (2017), The Cost of Good Intenions (pg. 158) “From 1945 to 1949, the number of public assistance recipients increased by more than 50 percent…the number of children on the welfare roles more than doubled.In 1934, four out of every five recipients of state mothers’ aid programs were the children of widows. By 1948, …

On salvation: A dialogue between seeker and sage.

Seeker: “What must I do to be saved?” Sage: “Believe.” Seeker: “What does it mean to believe?” (here the question is proper, but the answer can take many forms. We will skip the disastrous but common; merely pass without comment on the catastrophic but pervasive; leave to his folly the fool and his foolishness) Sage: …

Thanksgiving Cometh

We puritanical libertarians do utter purity first. To begin to classify and categorize the various strains of purity is one of the tasks of ethics. Thankfulness is one such strain. We puritanical libertarians hold the right to be thankful sacred at each moment of each day. Nothing wrong with a bit of worship of that …

Preserving Capital Near the State

One has to take note of the presence of the state and its addiction to taking by force. Then, one has to decide how to protect and preserve ones capital, and how to increase it through investment if investment is possible. Let us consider preservation first. Preservation has been made all the more difficult by …

On existing near the state

We are living in a time dominated by the growth of the state. The growth has already taken place in the twentieth century and can be tracked by the rhetoric of crisis and the growth required (supposedly) to respond, however poorly. WW1, the New Deal, WW2, The Great Society, The Cold War and Wars against …

On reason and the impossible

Here this puritanical libertarian wishes to remind himself and any who read that justification is not impossible, that reason does speak (and indeed reason is indistinguishable from the god), and that there is a test that even a human animal can use to vet the speech of any who claims reason. If one finds that …

On the justification of aggression

One effort at justification that this puritanical libertarian is regularly engaged in is seeking to convinced those enamored by the state to consider whether enamored is worthwhile. There is so much about the human animal, captured most by the insatiability of animal want (demand), that is tempted to seek security of satisfaction at any cost. …

On Taking Advice and Help

No advice should be offered to he who wants to pass off responsibility for the acceptance of advice. He is not looking for advice but for blame. No help should be accepted from he who offers, without the helped taking responsibility for the judgment that it is help. Then, if that which was judged help …

Killing prosperity and living with predators

The state is a killer. Evidence? Jack Ma in China. The seven hundred wealthiest Americans targeted by newly unveiled Democratic Billionaire Tax. Here’s what you do in either case, whether in America or China. You identify those individuals that others have voluntarily traded with the most, and instead of affirming the signal given by such …

6.7, Right of Disassociation as Test for Liberty

We approach the crux of the matter. We approach the ultimate test for verification of property rights wherein lies the ultimate test for liberty and all of its fruits. The fruits? Social harmony, health, civilization, cooperation, family, wealth, virtue. How can I be so sure and so offensively brief? Out of the following: all of …