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 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. …

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 …

5.14, The Lie Continued

This puritanical libertarian operates under the following presuppositions: first, virtue is best. Second, liberty is a presupposition of virtue. I will argue for neither. Take them or leave them. From those points I examine the words of the sages and the moral judgments handed down. Hammurabi’s Code and the later Hebrew Ten Commandments prohibit “bearing …

On the ultimate temptation to monopoly of currency

The territorial monopoly on decision making (from here on state) lives parasitically off of the production of those citizens it can keep. As productive citizens seek to escape the parasitism the state seeks expansion. It inevitably runs into other competing states. Taxation and regulation have this naturally repellent force. It is happening right now under …

The analogy between state welfare and religion

The state-religionist who asserts the right of the state to aggress against the liberty of its citizens for their eternal welfare is only different in conception of welfare from the state-welfarist. The latter asserts the right of the state to aggress against the liberty of its citizens for their earthly welfare. According to Socrates one …