Friday, December 17

Force Vs Freedom - Part II

"The creation of the world is the victory of persuasion over force... Civilization is the maintenance of social order, by its own inherent persuasiveness as embodying the nobler alternative. The recourse to force, however unavoidable, is a disclosure of the failure of civilization, either in the general society or in a remnant of individuals... --- Plato

The Invisible Hand is a Gentle Hand

I am tired of hearing people say defame free market principles, and the idea that we will devolve into a savage society if the governments role in our day to day lives is reduced.

I am tired of people that say they abhore monopolies, yet support the largest, most intrusive monopoly of them all, the Federal Government

I just came across an essay by Sharon Harris that shoots straight at the heart of this bigger government hipocrascy.

The great economist Adam Smith wrote that a free society operates as if "an invisible hand" directs people's actions — in such a way as to serve the interest of the whole society.

That invisible hand is a gentle one. A free market is a gentle market. A free society is a gentle society. A cooperative, compassionate, and generous society. An abundant and tolerant society.

David Friedman, in his book The Machinery of Freedom, notes that there are only three ways to get something: (1) by trading, (2) by receiving a gift (from love or friendship), or (3) by force ("do what I want or I'll shoot you"). Honest, peaceful people operate in the first two ways. Criminals and the state operate by force, aggression, coercion.

The gentle invisible hand vs. the visible fist of force.

She nails it, it is as simple as force vs. freedom, and once force becomes dominate it is hard to remove peacefully.

Read the entire piece here.

A true Hero

Sometimes we have to put ourselves in someone elses place to understand what it is they accomplished. Here is one of those stories.
Read Lyle Bouck's Story

Thursday, December 16

The 'Great Wish Machine'

Has the US Government has become a Great Wish Machine?

Yup it has, as illustrated in the following quote from Eric Englund's The 'Great Wish Machine'

Unfortunately, this list goes on and on. Americans, quite disturbingly, have come to believe the great fiction (to paraphrase Frédéric Bastiat) that, via government, everyone can live safely and securely at the expense of everyone else

Read it for yourself, and see what you think.

Wednesday, December 15

Hmmmmm, I sure there is nothing bad going on with this.

Make up your own mind.

Proof of Ohio Election Fraud Exposed

Happy Bill of Rights Day!!

Today is the Bill of Rights Birthday, and a National Holiday, not that many remember, but I do and you can Read it Here

Monday, December 13

Americans Against Arnold

Americans Against Arnold

I have nothing else to say.

Property and Privatization

Kevin Carson's Libertarian Property and Privatization: An Alternative Paradigm is an eye opening look at how Government holdings could be privatized, and looks into what is actually "private" property from a somewhat new Libertarian angle.

This essay is over a year old, but I found it interesting in that lately my own views of corporate "private" property have drifted towards what Mr. Carson is advocating here.

Corporations are government sanctioned with the legal status of "paper individuals" with all of the rights of the individual, but none of the responsibilities that apply to the individual. Let me explain what I mean by this.

All corporations are granted the protections found in the Bill of Rights, but if a corporation commits manslaughter the corporation is not imprisoned.

If a corporation commits fraud, the corporation may pay a fine, but the fine goes to the government not those harmed by the fraud. There are almost limitless examples I could give, but it would go on for pages and pages. I think you get the idea.

I think we need to look long and hard at some real corporate reforms to level the playing field.

Good Old Ben

"Force shites upon Reason's back." - Benjamin Franklin.

It was true over 200 years ago when he wrote it, and it is still true today.

If only people could understand this simple idea we would all be so much better off.

People are constantly calling for Government to use it's force for their personal benefit whether that benefit be financial, spiritual, moral or emotional.

Calling for government to use force against anyone to further your wants and wishes is just plain cowardly.

Do you believe that no one should smoke? Then why don't you personally come over and try take the cigarette out of my mouth?

Do you think that funding stem cell research is important? Then why don't you try mug me on the street and send the money to those doing the research?

If you answer yes to any pair of these, then you are a Coward! Plan and simple.

I'll tell you why that is. It's because you have chosen to live life as a coward. You prefer to put others in harms way for your gain. You will not risk anything of yourself, you will let the government thugs do your bidding for you, because there are consequences of taking action yourself.

You have no right to tell others how to live, and they have no right to tell you how to live.

There is no "Right to Stick your Nose into Peoples Business" found in the Bill of Rights.
There is no "Right to Tell Other People how to Live" found in the Bill of Rights.
There is no "Right to Take Other Peoples Money for your Causes" found in the Bill of Rights.

Do you think we all can remember this, and live by it?

Voting Rights Groups 'Block' Talk of Machine-Free Elections

So-called "Voting Rights" groups do not even want to talk about certain methods that would lower the chance of fraud, what is going on here?

Voting Rights Groups 'Block' Talk of Machine-Free Elections