Don’t Tread on Anyone

The Philosophical Problem Every Government Faces. Michael Huemer and Keith Knight

The Philosophical Problem Every Government Faces. Michael Huemer and Keith Knight

“Why should 535 people in Washington be entitled to issue commands to 300 million others? And why should the others obey? These questions, as I argue in the following pages, have no satisfactory answers.”

Michael Huemer

The Problem of Political Authority: An Examination of the Right to Coerce and the Duty to Obey

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Links to mentioned works-

The Problem of Political Authority: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1137281650/
Myth of the Rational Voter: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B007AIXLDI/

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0:00 – Quote from The Problem of Political Authority

0:31 – What is ‘political authority’?

1:18 – If you do not like the government of a country, you should leave

2:57 – Voting for a political representative is morally on par with consent

6:27 – “Liberty depends on taxation” – Cass Sunstein 

9:15 – You benefit from the state, therefore you have an obligation to obey it’s edicts 

15:19 – What about the poor?

18:29 – Does potential wealth inequality justify political authority?

21:11 – The major takeaway from the Trump presidency 

22:38 – Corporations need regulation which justifies a state

Homelessness caused by regulation: https://libertarianinstitute.org/dont-tread-on-anyone/whats-the-1-cause-of-homelessness/

29:05 – In the absence of a state, chaos will exist

32:04 – The mindset of the unattainable perfection objection “who will do X”

35:09 – Huemer’s approach to handling objections to anarchism 

36:05 – High standards for the market, no standards for the government & incentive structures

38:57 – Governments v. HOA’s

42:42 – The market commodifies human beings, therefore should be replaced by the state

46:03 – Where has anarcho-capitalism worked?

49:10 – Why are believers in government so confident in their low information position?

52:06 – How has the state created a double standard in the minds of the masses for thousands of years?

55:30 – Shame is the health of the state

1:00:10 – Most important thing you learned from Bryan Caplan

1:01:15 – Most important contribution of Jason Brennan

There Are No Good Arguments for Government, Give It Up

There Are No Good Arguments for Government, Give It Up

Each individual should have the freest possible scope for the development of his faculties and his personality. In order to have this scope, he must have freedom from violence against himself. Violence can only repress and destroy human growth and endeavor, and neither can reason and creativity function under an atmosphere of coercion. If each person has equal defense against violence, this “equality before the law” will permit him to maximize his potentialities.

Murray N. Rothbard
Education: Free and Compulsory, p. 6

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0:00 – Art Carden, Professor of Economics at Samford University

2:08 – Jason Brennan, Professor at Georgetown University

5:19 – Bryan Caplan, Professor of economics at George Mason University

9:14 – Jason Brennan, Professor at Georgetown University

12:18 – Johan Norberg, Swedish author and historian

10 Objections to Libertarian Anarchy – Roderick T. Long

10 Objections to Libertarian Anarchy – Roderick T. Long

One very popular charge against anarchism is that it “means chaos.” … anarchists have always believed that the establishment of their system would eliminate the chaotic elements now troubling the world. … Th e root of the word comes from the term ‘anarchos’, meaning opposition to authority or commands.

Murray N. Rothbard

Strictly Confidential, pp. 26–27

PDF: https://lbry.tv/@libertariantruther:0/10-Objections:7

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What is Anarchism? Mark Passio, Larken Rose and Keith Knight

What is Anarchism? Mark Passio, Larken Rose and Keith Knight

… I define anarchist society as one where there is no legal possibility for coercive aggression against the person or property of any individual. Anarchists oppose the State because it has its very being in such aggression, namely, the expropriation of private property through taxation, the coercive exclusion of other providers of defense service from its territory, and all of the other depredations and coercions that are built upon these twin foci of invasions of individual rights.

– Murray N. Rothbard, Libertarian Forum v. 1, p. 535

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Archive:  https://archive.org/details/what-is-anarchism-mark-passio-larken-rose-keith-knight

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Timestamps-

0:00 – Mark Skousen quote

0:37 – What is freedom?

2:14 – What is a ‘right’?

4:05 – What is ‘natural law’?

6:38 – What is ‘government’? Why are you anti-government?

9:06 – What is ‘anarchism’?

11:32 – Quote from The Most Dangerous Superstition by Larken Rose

11:53 – What is ‘gun control’?

22:46 – Are police responsible for enforcing immoral laws?

26:29 – The power of ‘no’

31:24 – Is anarchism a utopian pipe dream?

36:00 – What about the poor?

39:44 – Do we need ‘government’ to have basic safety or regulation in society?

44:58 – Appeal to tradition & popularity

49:59 – How government gets its power & how we can escape mind control

56:56 – How do we differentiate moral from immoral behavior?

1:04:26 – How can we determine truth from falsehood?

1:10:44 – What have you learned from talking to statists for 20+ years?

1:13:56 – What is the most important information you learned researching “Tesla energy suppression”?

1:18:00 – 30 Second elevator pitch to non-anarchists

1:19:40 – Any final thoughts/ anything I missed? 

Government Itself is Immoral – James Corbett

Government Itself is Immoral – James Corbett

For example, consider slavery. Slavery is a system in which a nonviolent human being must labor for another under the threat of aggressive violence. For Rothbard, slavery is unjust because it violates the non-aggression principle. Therefore, slavery must be illegal. Now consider the case of drinking alcohol. Although it may be morally reprehensible and bad for one’s health, drinking alcohol
does not involve the use of violence against a nonviolent human being. Therefore, drinking alcohol must be legal. In this manner, Rothbard uses the non-aggression test to determine whether any act is just or unjust and must be legal or illegal.

Although the non-aggression principle itself has never been controversial in the history of thought, its implications can be shocking for the uninitiated. For example, consider the case of taxation. A tax is a payment that government extracts from a human being under the threat of aggressive violence. To Rothbard, taxation is unjust because it violates the non-aggression principle. Any logically consistent thinker who accepts the principle must reject taxation.

 

Edward W. Fuller

Rothbard A to Z, xxvii

Full article by James Corbett here: https://www.corbettreport.com/5-important-lessons-absolutely-no-one-will-learn-from-iowa/

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Twelve Times the Lockdowners Were Wrong

Twelve Times the Lockdowners Were Wrong

… the prince is advised always to appear to be moral and virtuous in the Christian manner, since that enhances his popularity; but to practice the opposite if necessary to maintain power. Thus Machiavelli stressed the value of appearances, of what Christians and other moralists call “hypocrisy.”

 

Murray N. Rothbard

Economic Thought Before Adam Smith, p. 191


Articles mentioned-

https://www.aier.org/article/twelve-times-the-lockdowners-were-wrong/

https://thefederalist.com/2020/10/29/these-12-graphs-show-mask-mandates-do-nothing-to-stop-covid/


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The Machiavellians: Defenders of Freedom – 13 Point Summary

The Machiavellians: Defenders of Freedom – 13 Point Summary

… the overriding, if not the only goal for the prince was to maintain and extend his power, his rule over the state. Keeping and expanding his power is the prince’s goal, his virtue, and therefore any means necessary to achieve that goal becomes justified.

 

Murray N. Rothbard

Economic Th ought Before Adam Smith, p. 190

PDF of The Machiavellians: Defenders of Freedom: https://lbry.tv/@libertariantruther:0/James-Burnham—The-Machiavellians_-Defenders-of-Freedom—(1943,-The-John-Day-Company,-Inc.)—libgen.lc:0


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Liberty or Lockdown? Jeffrey Tucker and Keith Knight

Liberty or Lockdown? Jeffrey Tucker and Keith Knight

 

Jeffrey A. Tucker is Editorial Director for the American Institute for Economic Research.

Buy Liberty or Lockdown here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1630692123?pf_rd_r=YXJ7ZTETT48NWAPJZW2D&pf_rd_p=edaba0ee-c2fe-4124-9f5d-b31d6b1bfbee

0:23 – “The American government was justified in shutting down the economy to halt the spreading of a deadly, contagious disease that has killed millions worldwide in order to save the lives of its citizens” – How do you respond?

2:28 – ‘Logic tells us social distancing = less spreading = less death’

5:46 – Is there any correlation between locked down areas & lower death rates?

9:08 – Hong Kong Flu of 1968 – https://www.aier.org/article/woodstock-occurred-in-the-middle-of-a-pandemic/

14:02 – Solutions v. trade offs, what are the 2ndary effects of the lockdowns?

16:04 – ‘We didn’t know what this was, lockdowns were our way of playing it safe.’

19:40 – Are cases & deaths increasing or decreasing?

25:27 – Immune systems & the Flu shot

28:28 – New decade, new justification for government – how can we think our way out of this?

30:52 – ‘There are no libertarians in a pandemic, this shows we need socialism.’

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