Please enjoy this recent episode of the Seeds of Liberty Podcast. This week we were joined by Nick Hazelton, who is the host of the Anarcho-Yakitalism Podcast and a co-host of the Freedom Feens. Herein we discussed Nick’s extremely short journey to anarchy, being a 12 year old that’s interested in politics, having your parents work in the same school as you attend, aspiring to be the Yak Whisperer, taking over a picnic area, getting close enough to milk a yak, convincing your parents that you don’t need school, being told that you are hypocritical for using the forced monopolies of the State, having a side hustle, starting a business to escape from the State, farming yaks and reindeer, growing mushrooms, and more!
A man is no less a slave because he is allowed to choose a new master once in a term of years.
This is an absolutely stunning portrayal of Frederick Bastiat’s prized work “The Law” in an easily digestible form for children to understand. The idea of “legal plunder” is vital for everyone to understand the true nature “government”. If an action is immoral and wrong for the individual to do, it is also immoral and wrong for a group of people or anyone acting in the name of “government”. This is why taxation is theft, mass surveillance is spying, quantitative easing is counterfeiting, issuing bonds is intergenerational theft, arrest is kidnapping, war is mass murder, collateral damage is the killing innocent men, women, and children etc. In the words of Confucius, the beginning of wisdom is to call things by their proper names.
For too long, parents have been at the mercy of professional curriculum developers to instruct their children. History is watered down, key principles omitted altogether, and time and attention given to things of lesser importance. Freedom-loving parents have long been left alone to shoulder the burden of educating their children and passing down a love of liberty.While there are many books to teach these ideas to adults, there has been a profound void in the children’s literature market. The Tuttle Twins series aims to close the gap, helping parents convey the principles of liberty to their kids in a fun way.
Please enjoy my recent conversation with Liberty Hangout. Herein we discussed how he became a Voluntaryist, the origin of Liberty Hangout, Judge Napolitano, ad hominems, rationalizing legal plunder, minimum wage sophistry, Bernie Sanders free stuff, Socialists are hypocrites, defining terms, what is Capitalism, Wal-Mart provides a valuable service, seen vs. unseen, oil use has raised standards of living, politicians exploit the good intentions of the people, why do people commit crime, “government” is a criminal organization, Hegelian Dialectic, change it from the inside mentality, Harriet Tubman, politics is a waste of time, appeal to the elephant, unlocking emotional freedom, Adam Kokesh, Battered Citizen Syndrome and more!
I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do.
When I discuss police brutality with some apologists, some of them assert, “Not all officer are abusive and that there are actually good officers.” Now I did not claim that all officers are abusive and that there are no good officers but like anything in order to understand the kernel we must examine the incentives. The fact is “government” is a monopoly on initiated aggression financed by the stolen funds of taxation and propped up by the belief in authority. Law enforcement is the agency that gives teeth and claws to every piece of politician scribble that Washington DC hemorrhages, regardless of how inane the law is. Strictly speaking law enforcement offices must enforce the law unilaterally and without prejudice. Now if that would be the case we would ALL have been kidnapped and caged, according to a book written by attorney Harvey A. Silverglate called Three Felonies a Day: How The Feds Target the Innocent published in 2009. According to this book we all commit at least 3 felonies per day regardless of our desire to obey every law, every regulation, and pay every tax. The sheer number of legislation makes it positively impossible for anyone to claim complete compliance with the law.
As a result law enforcement officers blindly enforce the law, which any robot can be programmed to do; rather they also are given what is known as discretionary authority. This is defined as the ability to arbitrarily enforce whichever law they deem fit to enforce given the situation or their current mood. This a massive power placed in the hands of people who can, at a whim, extort, kidnap, and cage any peasant who displays the temerity to challenge their authority, whether justified or unjustified. If it is ruled by the “government” kangaroo courts that the peasant is in the wrong, the peasant may face a hefty fine, extensive prison sentence, or some other such drastic punishment. If it is ruled by the “government” kangaroo courts that the peasant is in the right, the officer, due to judicial immunity, may receive a small fine, a vacation with pay, or at most a short prison sentence with the ability to return to his/her position afterwards. This is a blatant bias towards the law enforcement officer that is typical of any “government” agent. This gives law enforcement the ability or license to rob, assault, rape, and kill with impunity.
As long there are rulers and the ruled and masters and slaves there is no equality under the law. There are only the political elite who fabricate the man-made laws, the special interest groups that sidestep the man-made laws with sovereign immunity, and law enforcement that arbitrarily enforce the man-made laws with discretionary authority. There is no equality that “government” can grant the people without first extorting and oppressing them. Being an advocate for “government” signifies that the people do not own themselves or the fruits of their labor; rather they are owned by the State. Voluntaryism is the only truly humane, compassionate, and peaceful philosophy because it grants full self-ownership and property rights for oneself as well as for every human being on Earth. This immediately repudiates and excludes any forceful authority AKA “government”. One cannot have two masters. Either you own yourself and the fruits of your 100% or you do not. If you do not then you are implying that someone else has a higher claim on you. This belief in authority has been responsible for some of the worst atrocities in history. It is the most dangerous superstition! Vacate the State!
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And, indeed, what is the State anyway but organized banditry? What is taxation but theft on a gigantic, unchecked, scale? What is war but mass murder on a scale impossible by private police forces? What is conscription but mass enslavement? Can anyone envision a private police force getting away with a tiny fraction of what States get away with, and do habitually, year after year, century after century?
Murray N. Rothbard, For a New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto
Please enjoy my recent conversation with Bill Buppert. Herein we discussed his recent article on Torture, the 1795 incident at Lexington and Concord, Prof CJ Dangerous History Podcast, enhanced interrogation, Guantanamo Bay, how many cops die of gunshot wounds, the most dangerous jobs, police killing civilians, the value of a college/university education, free college mirage, Austrian Economics, Milton Fraudman, politicians are violence brokers, voting is a serial killer beauty contest, the rule of law myth, Constitutional commerce clause and general welfare, French invasion of Algeria, Cuban Socialism, American Sniper, collectivism is a mental illness, legal plunder, sacred cows make the best burgers, major news stations are government cheerleaders, national parrot radio, unspoken messages of major news stations, democracy destroys the incentive to produce, Donald Trump fiasco and much more!
The object of terrorism is terrorism. The object of oppression is oppression. The object of torture is torture. The object of murder is murder. The object of power is power. Now do you begin to understand me?