Is it immoral and evil for Hasidic Jews to populate a region, take over control of town and State governments, get on school board of education, and slowly reform the public school system?
No because there is no moral way to utilize the State at any level. The problem is not that bad people take control of the guns of “government”. The problem is that the State exists at all. The problem is that people believe that the State AKA the initiation of force can solve any complex societal problem.
It is not that some are unfit to rule, all are unfit to rule. We do not condemn the lioness for hunting and killing gazelle. It is in their nature. We must not condemn those who seek to use State power to advance their own ends because it is in their nature. The problem is not who sits on the throne. The problem is that the throne exists at all.
An analogy can be drawn of the tragedy of the commons as it relates to giving many children a pile of chips and letting them free to fight for the chips. Everyone hordes as many chips as possible for himself/herself. The strong always beat the weak and take the most, fighting often ensues.
The solution is private property where everyone is allotted a specific amount of chips, no fighting ensues. Everyone understands that there is no public pile of chips to fight over.
In a world of scarce resources and infinite desires there must be a rational way to allocate these scarce resources so their value is not wasted and plundered. Private ownership by means of 1st user rights, homesteading, or gifting may solve this problem. Individuals take care of their property and ensure that it remains viable and sustainable for future use.
Topics we discussed: my debate with Todd Lewis, appeal to genetics, appeal to authority, define your terms, Bad Quaker, political euphemisms, self-ownership and how it pertains to slavery, when a child gains the ability to rightfully consent, Jim Limber Davis, Liberty Defined, peaceful parenting, running away stories, punishment and authority in the parent/child relationship, chores, acquired obligations, devaluing terms, veganism and animal rights, preserving endangered species, vegan extremists, abortion and more!
“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” Viktor E. Frankl
The urge to be accepted by the tribe and to conform to societal norms is powerful. It is this ancient characteristic that has kept humanity alive throughout our most dangerous and treacherous prehistoric past. At those times conforming to the tribe was a matter of life or death as very few people could survive on their own. All this has changed with technological development and the Industrial Age. We are now no longer so weak and dependent on each other. We can work to earn money to purchase the labor of other skilled artisans. We do not have to be 100% self-sufficient. Indeed this is one reason that humanity has been able to lift itself out of poverty.
“If goods do not cross borders, soldiers will.” Frédéric Bastiat
“To understand how evil controls people, it is necessary to understand the difference between principal and law. A principle is a truth that creates freedom. A law is a lie that creates slavery.
Principles describe reality. They are knowledge that help you make use of our world. Because of your intelligence, you recognize principles in everything you do. Every true thing you learn is a principle. The movement of your hands, which foods taste good, mathematics and empathy for a friend are all based on principals.
Laws are artificial ideas created by evil men to restrict the thinking and understanding of people. Laws mask themselves in authority so that they can impersonate principles. When people mistake truth for the ideas of authority, their abilities and wisdom are diminished. This is the purpose of law.
Law must be enforced, because there is no truth in it. A law destroys freedom because it is a lie. A principle, however, creates freedom because it is knowledge.