#statism

All State Actions are Inherently Criminal

Published by on Jan 13, 2018

When someone talks about or alludes to the so-called 'proper role in government,' they are saying there are times when the initiation of force against peaceful people is justified. They are claiming that sometimes theft is okay. They are arguing that violating individual rights is acceptable under certain circumstances. … Read this article

Peaceful Coexistence is Possible

Published by on Dec 14, 2017

My recipe for peaceful coexistence is pretty simple. Don't hurt people and don't take their stuff. Additionally, don't be a dick. While that last part may not be mandatory, it's still a good rule of thumb.

Politics is the exact opposite of this concept because it's essentially the debate over who should be harmed and robbed and to what degree. … Read this article

The Illusory Goal of Defeating the State through Politics

Published by on Sep 14, 2017

The argument for engaging in politics as a means of weakening the state's power is undercut by the reality of political ambition. If there were politicians who endeavored steadfastly to reduce the pain and plunder inflicted by the state in all sectors, such incrementalism might have a chance of success, but such principled people do not attain power in a political system. … Read this article

The Myth of ‘Good Government’

Published by on Aug 27, 2017

Although it's common for conservatives to look back to the 'progressive era' as the 'beginning of the end' of what they consider constitutional and therefore good government, they're not looking back far enough. The willingness of the federal government to abandon its supposed constitutional restraints is evident in the creation of the whiskey tax and the violent suppression of the resulting Whiskey Rebellion (1791); the Alien and Sedition Acts (1798); the Tariff of Abominations and the accompanying "Force Bill" (1828); and Lincoln's invasion of seceded states, violently enforced conscription, suspension of habeas corpus, and issuance of unbacked paper currency (1860-1865). … Read this article

The gruesome reality of statism

Published by on Feb 24, 2017

It is nearly impossible to calculate the amount of harm for which the state is responsible. Sure, you can theoretically count the dollars stolen, the people kidnapped and locked in state cages, and the individuals killed directly, but what is much more difficult to grasp is the scale of the harm caused indirectly by statism. … Read this article