Liberty Forged

the State has no money of its own, so it has no power of its own. ` Nock

Posts Tagged ‘statism’

Freedom Works -> Deny Statism

Posted by Jesse on April 3, 2009

Mises on War

War…is harmful, not only to the conquered but to the conqueror. Society has arisen out of the works of peace; the essence of society is peacemaking. Peace and not war is the father of all things. Only economic action has created the wealth around us; labor, not the profession of arms, brings happiness. Peace builds, war destroys. (Socialism, p. 59)

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song for the day – listen to this neosapian – the poverty of philosophy

Posted by Jesse on March 16, 2009

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US policies exploit citizens, their prosperity, and the peace.

Posted by Jesse on March 13, 2009

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Question – what is up?

Posted by Jesse on March 12, 2009

Has this post degenerated? Or are we merely revealing the fundamentals? The nation is confronting the excesses and looking for leadership and concrete solutions to the problems and losses in prosperity and civil liberties that have been exposed – slowly but surely. Do we not need to know the function of government before we can allocate resources to it? The impetus of my arguments drive at the notion that the fundamentals in gov’t and “the economy” are being assumed, but not audited. Which is why people that I listen to for leadership make the claims that these measures we see being proposed by so many (in the three branches of gov’t) are not going to fix the problems but exacerbate them. This is why Ron Paul always stresses that we cannot address these issues without confronting the role of government in our lives. That’s why he is my President, by choice.

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If taxes were voluntary society would transform overnight.

Posted by Jesse on March 9, 2009

Some people, especially those who like to say that the state is your friend, want to claim that opposition to paying taxes, inflation, and the politics of the current administration, is an example of naivity, partisanship, and a reactionary mentality. I would submit that to be true for many people. Unfortunately for such a position it doesn’t satisfy truer, more principled reasons given for such opposition. Of course, the reason for such obvious denial is probably due to the fact that some of the arguments that best describe said opposition can’t be refuted, so it’s easier to ignore them. I charge said folks as the pre-meditated reactionaries.

The foremost argument against taxes is that it is theft.

Look it up in a dictionary – it won’t disappoint

Of course, in this day and age people are trained to pray for statism – and the masses sacrifice voluntarism on the altar of compulsion.

And people thought language was supposed to mean something.

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