Early Morning Thoughts, September 15, 2019
Voluntary vs Forced Compliance
If there is one piece of knowledge and awareness that I would like every human to know and understand, it is that there is a huge difference between voluntary agreements between human adults, and forced compliance by organized gangs.
Anarchists want voluntary agreements among men, and governments want, and use, forced compliance of their own sets of artificial ‘rules’ sometimes called laws or statutes.
That is the primary difference – voluntary vs force. If you like force being used on you and on others, you like government. In fact, many people like government as a tool (or weapon against others) because they can call government into an adult situation and ‘force’ their adversaries into submission by way of government rules and forced compliance.
If governments were simply an impartial and unbiased arbiter of human problems, I would have no problem with any government, but it isn’t, they aren’t, and so I do.
And here’s the rub. Government walks a thin line using deception and fraud to convince some members of a society that government force and violence is somehow justified but individual force and violence is not, simply because it is government force and violence.
“The state calls its own violence law, but that of the individual, crime.” ― Max Stirner
Really? When did the people ever authorize government to do that?
“The people cannot delegate to government the power to do anything which would be unlawful for them to do themselves.” — John Locke
So, if I can’t use force and violence on you, then Locke tells us I cannot charter government to do that either. Is our whole American system in 2019 bizarre and/or perverted? Who designed this system of control? Did you do it? Did I do it?
“There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters” ― Daniel Webster
I suspect many poor and powerless people just avoid all government contact because they fear the force and violence that emanates from government. My main theme is that no one ever asks for, or wants, force and violence used on themselves and their families. Sadly, in a police state as we have in 2019, government monitors EVreyone (except their own government wanker coworkers and partners), and so for the common man, flying under the radar is becoming increasingly difficult. So, why are the people monitored and controlled and government is not?
In fact, in 2019 you don’t have to harm anyone else in order to have government come after you with force and violence. You just have to ask the wrong questions, or maybe expose government crimes against the people (e.g. Julian Assange and other whistle blowers). Victimless crimes are the laws of the day. In fact, red flag laws are being seriously considered by the plantation masters. Really? Is the individual dead to the sociopathic militarized gang we so affectionately call government?
“Individual rights are not subject to a public vote; a majority has no right to vote away the rights of a minority; the political function of rights is precisely to protect minorities from oppression by majorities (and the smallest minority on earth is the individual).” — Ayn Rand
And freedom of speech? What’s that – something to eat? How about being able to stand on your own two feet and act outside government regulations – can you do that? How about defending yourself against any and all attackers – can you do that? How about actually owning property (home, car, etc.) against all outside controls – can you do that? How about the freedom to travel by current means of transportation without identification and/or a license – can you do that?
I have many lawyer friends and they count on their knowledge of the law to help them earn a living, to command respect from others, and to manage their own pathway through life. But, what about those common men who do not know the law as intimately as do lawyers? Is the common man doomed to slavery to the state simply because he is not a master of the law? Really? And because modern law schools (like Harvard Law School) no longer teach constitutional law as a degree core requirement, are modern lawyers also becoming obsolete in their own knowledge? Or is the Constitution really a dead document? Do lawyers succeed because they know the legal procedures in courtrooms, rather than know the law? Is this a condition of allowing procedure to rule over law? What about judges? Can they ever be actually impartial?
“When the law no longer protects you from the corrupt, but protects the corrupt from you – you know your nation is doomed.” ― Ayn Rand
Voluntary agreements among mature humans do not require a universal set of laws outside natural law. In the US government approved agreements (like marriage licensed agreements), however, require man made laws and statutes, which are then enforced by means of force and violence from the executive and judicial branches of government. Are we doomed as a country?
Many of my observations and questions are made because I want us all to think about these things. My thoughts and my ideas are not meant to be the same as yours, and are intended to generate thought and discussion.
Have a nice day. Think good thoughts. Continue talking to others. We can solve this human problem.