I Am A Slave To My Principles

To Kill Liberty One Must First Kill the Economy, Taxation   Is The Coffin Liberty Defined

With sufficient imagination one can always conjure up the outlandish exception to the rule. I am not interested in satisfying all possible individual scenarios. I am only interested in discovering dependable moral principles on which to base my life. Individual situations must be dealt with given those specific circumstances. It is not my place to think of an answer to all of them.

True freedom is not the recognition that there will be no moral dilemmas, but that those dilemmas will not be given the moral pass that the State or any action that appeals to the State claims to possess. This undoubtedly applies to receiving stolen currency in the form of financial aid or grants from the State. No amount of appeals to pity or appeals to emotion will change the immorality of asking for stolen currency from a monopoly on initiated aggression. It does not matter whom the stolen currency goes to and for what purpose it is used. If a thief steals my currency and then assures me that he will use it for helping his sick grandmother that still would not excuse the violent expropriation of currency AKA theft. It does nothing whatsoever to alter the initial immorality of the act. The ends never justify the means. This is a principle I will never concede. Once the compromise of one’s principles begins it is often the precursor to rationalizing truly monstrous acts.

I will die a slave of principles, not men.

Emiliano Zapata




What Is At The Root Of Self-Ownership?

Teach Non-Aggression and Self-Ownership

“What is at the root of self-ownership?”

Self-ownership is the assertion that one is responsible for one’s actions and the direct consequences of one’s actions. This is a both a tautological redundancy and a self-evident statement. If one is to rationally function in the real world one must inherently accept the idea of self-ownership. If I strangle a hobo, it is commonly understood that I get punished and not my hands, as I own my hands and all the actions they perform. Moreover I also must own the death of the hobo as that is the direct result of my actions.

To state “I do not own myself” is to be committing a performative contradiction. One must first claim self-ownership in order to then claim one rejects self-ownership. Furthermore, if one claims to reject self-ownership or that humans do not possess it, who does? That is, who is responsible for the actions of immoral and wicked actions if not the individuals who are committing the actions? God, Mother Nature, the collective, Shiva, Buddha, Jesus Christ? Someone must be held accountable for evil. Diffusion of responsibility is one of the greatest scourges to plague humanity and has allowed for the most horrific atrocities. When everyone is to blame, no one is to blame. The assumption of individual self-ownership is the foundation of a civilized society.


Whose property is my body? Probably mine. I so regard it. If I experiment with it, who must be answerable? I, not the State. If I choose injudiciously, does the State die? Oh, no.

Mark Twain





Anarchy In One Paragraph

The Rebel Army, Peace and Love

Anarchy is not a political stance. It is an apolitical stance. It is lived and experienced by gentle, kind, compassionate, and loving human beings. It is transmitted through hearty laughter, affectionate words, mind-blowing conversation, flirtatious glances, children contently playing, and random acts of kindness. Wherever there are voluntary consensual interactions between peaceful people, there is Anarchy. It has the power to move mountains and change the course of history.


Why Anarchy, because anything less is uncivilized.

Jeffrey Tucker, American economics writer




Seeds of Liberty Podcast Episode 72: Joe Allen, Midwest Peace and Liberty Fest

Joe Allen smiling with hat

Please enjoy this recent episode of the Seeds of Liberty Podcast. This week we were joined by Joe Allen, one of the co-hosts of the Anarchy Roundtable. Herein we discussed dealing with statists online, converting vs. planting seeds and walking away, false derivative definitions, the Manhattan Project, the 4th annual Midwest Peace & Liberty Fest, the failures of incrementalism, the non-collapse of the Soviet Union, and more!


Every national border in Europe, marks the place where two gangs of bandits got too exhausted to kill each other anymore and signed a treaty. Patriotism is the delusion that one of these gangs of bandits is better than all the others.

Robert Anton Wilson



How Does One Help The Poor?

Helping The Poor Government vs. Free Market

How does one help the poor and indigent the best? It is a testament to the charitable spirit of human nature that many people ask me this question when I advocate an abolition of the Welfare State. How will we help those in need if we do not force our neighbors to “donate” a portion of their wealth at the barrel of a gun? Indeed if coercion is required to carry out your idea it is safe to assume your idea is worthless. If many people vote to propagate the violent redistribution of funds via the Welfare State, they could’ve organized to do the very same task voluntarily. It is never compassionate or charitable to decide what to do with other people’s stolen funds. That is the kernel of evil and the initiation of force.

The poor and needy are helped by giving them the tools to help themselves. Start a business to employ them, teach them useful skills, educate, and enlighten them. By all these methods they will lift themselves out of poverty. They will gain self-knowledge so they can pass it down to their progeny and so continue the ever-expanding wealth creation that is the legacy of the human race.

“They say if you give a man a fish, he’ll eat for a day, but if you teach a man to fish then he’s gotta get a fishing license, but he doesn’t have any money. So he’s got to get a job and get into the Social Security system and pay taxes, and now you’re gonna audit the poor cocksucker, ’cause he’s not really good with math. So he’ll pull the IRS van up to your house, and he’ll take all your shit. He’ll take your black velvet Elvis and your Batman toothbrush, and your penis pump, and that all goes up for auction with the burden of proof on you because you forgot to carry the one, ’cause you were just worried about eating a fucking fish, and you couldn’t even cook the fish ’cause you needed a permit for an open flame. Then the Health Department is going to start asking you a lot of questions about where are you going to dump the scales and the guts…” Doug Stanhope, stand up comedian