The Choice We Don’t Face

The Choice We Don’t Face

Despite what some people suggest, our choice today is not between black lives and private property. Quite the contrary: respect for black lives logically entails respect for all persons, their possessions, and their peaceful projects. The first property right is self-ownership: one’s property in oneself. (The abolitionists called slave traders and owners man-stealers. Get it?) Do the rioters not know that black people also own shops and other businesses? Or are those owners considered acceptable casualties in the struggle? And have those owners been asked to consent to that demeaning status?

Further, no one has spelled out the practical connection between rioting and looting on the one hand and the achievement of respect for black people by the police on the other. Far from an obvious connection, the disconnect is clear. If society faces a choice between civil unrest and Hobbes’s Leviathan, I have no doubt which one most people, including most black people, will choose. That situation will hardly usher in a blissful time of respect for black people’s or anyone else’s lives by the police.

Cooperation and Coercion – Book Summary and Analysis

Cooperation and Coercion – Book Summary and Analysis

… in a world of voluntary social cooperation through mutually beneficial exchanges, where one man’s gain is another man’s gain, it is obvious that great scope is provided for the development of social sympathy and human friendships. It is the peaceful, cooperative society that creates favorable conditions for feelings of friendship among men.… the social relations formed by the division of labor tend to be permanent as individuals specialize in different tasks and continue to produce in those fields.

 

Murray N. Rothbard
Man, Economy, and State with Power and Market, p. 101

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The Choice We Don’t Face

Who Becomes a Cop?

If a major police mission is to catch us in forbidden consensual transactions, you may not like the kind of people who become cops.

The Choice We Don’t Face

Oh, the Irony!

People on the big-government left who are distraught over the condition of black lives in America are logically committed to opposing the police and teachers unions — whether or not they realize it. That is because the first indispensable steps in the direction of justice and decency lie in changing the poisonous dynamic between cops and communities on the one hand and bringing competition, entrepreneurship, and parental choice to education on the other. The police and teachers unions, which make it exceedingly hard to fire bad cops and bad teachers, inevitably oppose changing those practices or supporting those key reforms out of sheer institutional self-preservation.

Thus activists, who typically sympathize with government-employee unions, are in fundamental conflict with two of the most powerful government-employee unions in America, again, whether or not those activists get it.

Someone’s in for a rude awakening.

119: Project Manticore w/Ryan Bunting

119: Project Manticore w/Ryan Bunting

Ryan Bunting is a newly published author of the dystopian novel Project Manticore. Tommy invited him on to discuss the book, his writing process, and his future endeavors. The conversation progresses into policing in the US, and how the left and right are missing the big picture of how communities could better provide security.

Ryan Bunting’s website

Project Manticore on Amazon

The Choice We Don’t Face

When “Defund the Police” Will Turn Serious

Defunding the police is only a small part of only one side of the equation. All anti-vice laws must be erased, and the people, individually and in voluntary combination, must be freed — including freed from taxation — to see to their own security, their own education, their own health care, their own this, their own that, and their own the other. When that stuff enters the discussion, it will have gotten serious.

No Treason – Book Summary and Analysis. Pete Quinones and Keith Knight.

No Treason – Book Summary and Analysis. Pete Quinones and Keith Knight.

… my basic motivation for being a libertarian had never been economic but moral. … While I was convinced that the free market was more efficient and would bring about a far more prosperous world than statism, my major concern was moral: the insight that coercion and aggression of one man over another was criminal and iniquitous, and must be combatted and abolished.

 

Murray N. Rothbard – Betrayal of the American Right, pp. 73–74

Lysander Spooner (1808–1887) is the American individualist anarchist and legal theorist known mainly for setting up a commercial post office in competition with the government and thereby being shut down. But he was also the author of some of the most radical political and economic writings of the 19th century, and continues to have a huge influence on libertarian thinkers today. He was a dedicated opponent of slavery in all its forms — even advocating guerrilla war to stop it — but also a dedicated opponent of the federal invasion of the South and its postwar reconstruction.

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The Libertarian View: Police – The Problem and Solution. Rothbard and Brennan

The Libertarian View: Police – The Problem and Solution. Rothbard and Brennan

In short, the problem with police is they are

(a) coercively funded, any organization who’s ‘customers’ can’t opt out will get worse service than they otherwise would;

(b) a monopoly, one cannot start up a competing police agency with the state, and

(c) they claim the ‘special immunity’ of having the right to forcibly tell others what to do because politicians told them to- they can kidnap people for disobeying the laws written by government officials widely accepted to be corrupt and dishonest.

This along does not account for why the coercively funded American police are so much more likely to commit act of brutality, compared to the coercively funded monopoly Italian police. All we are trying to do here is form a foundation that is morally justified and is most likely to protect persons and property from aggressors.

 

0:00 – Quotes from Rothbard A to Z: https://mises.org/library/rothbard-a-to-z

 

11:48 – The Moral Parity thesis by Jason Brennan, Professor at Georgetown University – https://www.amazon.com/dp/0691181713?tag=duckduckgo-d-20&linkCode=osi&th=1&psc=1

 

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Libertarian Party Presidential Nominee Explains Her Platform – Dr. Jo Jorgensen and Keith Knight

Libertarian Party Presidential Nominee Explains Her Platform – Dr. Jo Jorgensen and Keith Knight

… you cannot roll back or whittle away statism — whether it be the government’s inflation, its budget, or its numerous depredations and controls on the economy — by getting a few “good guys” in there to speak Truth to Mr. President. … In the case of the State, the only thing that will roll back State power in any and all areas is the growth of a mass movement from below, i.e., among the public outside of and subjected to State power. Only a mass movement from below and outside: either by individual or organized actions, by ad hoc organizations, or by a Libertarian Party, or by all together, can hope to exert the pressure necessary to roll back the State.

 

Murray N. Rothbard, Libertarian Forum v. 1, p. 510

0:00 – Quote from UNLV Professor Murray N. Rothbard

0:33 – What is Libertarianism?

0:48 – Why do libertarians criticize the government so much?

1:43 – Utilitarian benefits of freedom – Environment, foreign policy,

3:22 – What about poverty? Is voluntary charity realistic?

6:22 – What about high costs of healthcare?

9:32 – The libertarian response to police brutality

12:49 – Protectionism vs. Free Trade

15:15 – What about education?

18:47 – Social Security

20:14 – Dr. Jorgensen’s message to conservatives

22:54 – Dr. Jorgensen’s message to progressives

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The Principled Solution to Police Brutality

The Principled Solution to Police Brutality

Police may use such coercive methods provided that the suspect turns out to be guilty, and provided that the police are treated as themselves criminal if the suspect is not proven guilty … in all cases, police must be treated in precisely the same way as anyone else … police, in a libertarian society, must take their chances like anyone else; if they commit an act of invasion against someone, that someone had better turn out to deserve it, otherwise they are the criminals. As a corollary, police can never be allowed to commit an invasion that is worse than, or that is more than proportionate to, the crime under investigation.

Murray N. Rothbard, Ethics of Liberty, pp. 82–83

 

The policeman who apprehends a criminal and arrests him, and
the judicial and penal authorities who incarcerate him before trial
and conviction — all should be subject to the universal law. In
short, if they have committed an error and the defendant turns
out to be innocent, then these authorities should be subjected to
the same penalties as anyone else who kidnaps and incarcerates an
innocent man.

Murray N. Rothbard, For a New Liberty, p. 109

 

Governmental police have not only no incentive to be efficient or worry about their “customers’” needs; they also live with the ever present temptation to wield their power of force in a brutal and coercive manner.

Murray N. Rothbard, For a New Liberty, p. 250

1. Voluntarism. Allow people to opt out of funding police departments- no PD or LEO has the right to collect money by force, like all citizens they must hereby only get what they can voluntarily (advertising, crowdfunding, contracts, Go Fund Me, fundraisers, subscriptions, lotteries, etc)

2. Equality. Hold police officers to the same standard you would any other person or group of persons. They have the right to investigate, defend the innocent, use force to stop aggressors, etc- however these are rights everyone else has, the job of the officer would be to SPECIALIZE in how to keep the peace and stop people from being defrauded or aggressed against.

Part 1 – Private Policing Isn’t a Fantasy: https://mises.org/wire/private-policing-isnt-fantasy

Part 2 – Police Choice: http://libertarianpapers.org/deangelis-police-choice/

Part 3 – Book of Fallacies https://www.amazon.com/How-Win-Every-Argument-Abuse/dp/147252912X

Part 4: My interview with Jason Brennan: https://youtu.be/Ei_3GYGOVyU

 

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Have You Been Fooled by the Corporate Press? – Their #1 Propaganda Tactic

Have You Been Fooled by the Corporate Press? – Their #1 Propaganda Tactic

… the whole point of politics is to “divide” people, to separate
people by principle and ideology and to have them slug it out, each
trying to gain a majority support of the population.

Irrepressible Rothbard, p. 289

 

… men are not uniform … the species, mankind, is uniquely characterized by a high degree of variety, diversity, differentiation; in short, inequality. An egalitarian society can only hope to achieve its goals by totalitarian methods of coercion …

Murray N. Rothbard
Egalitarianism as a Revolt Against Nature, pp. 7–8

The tactic is a two sided coin- us vs them, then using “them” or the big “problem” real, exaggerated or fabricated is used to justify more state power.

 

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