Voting is Coercive, and Should Not Be Taken as Proof of Consent

The following correspondence originally took place upon my Facebook wall, after I posted artwork being shared by the page, “Stateless Sweets“…

Rayn:

"Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results."

“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.”

Steve L.: The average American doesn’t have much power to influence their government. Use what power you have carefully.

“When people put their ballots in the boxes, they are, by that act, inoculated against the feeling that the government is not theirs. They then accept, in some measure, that its errors are their errors, its aberrations their aberrations, that any revolt will be against them. It’s a remarkably shrewd and rather conservative arrangement when one thinks of it.” ~ John Kenneth Galbraith, The Age of Uncertainty (1977), Chapter 12, p. 330.

Rayn: “In truth, in the case of individuals, their actual voting is not to be taken as proof of consent, even for the time being. On the contrary, it is to be considered that, without his consent having even been asked a man finds himself environed by a government that he cannot resist; a government that forces him to pay money, render service, and forego the exercise of many of his natural rights, under peril of weighty punishments. He sees, too, that other men practice this tyranny over him by the use of the ballot. He sees further, that, if he will but use the ballot himself, he has some chance of relieving himself from this tyranny of others, by subjecting them to his own. In short, he finds himself, without his consent, so situated that, if he use the ballot, he MAY become a master; if he does not use it, he MUST become a slave. And he has NO OTHER ALTERNATIVE than these two. In self-defence, he attempts the former. His case is analogous to that of a man who has been forced into battle, where he must either kill others, or be killed himself. Because, to save his own life in battle, a man takes the lives of his opponents, it is not to be inferred that the battle is one of his own choosing. Neither in contests with the ballot – which is a mere substitute for a bullet – because, as his only chance of self-preservation, a man uses a ballot, is it to be inferred that the contest is one into which he voluntarily entered; that he voluntarily set up all his own natural rights, as a stake against those of others, to be lost or won by the mere power of numbers. On the contrary, it is to be considered that, in an exigency into which he had been forced by others, and in which no other means of self-defence offered, he, as a matter of necessity, used the only one that was left to him.” – Lysander Spooner, 1867

The Jones Plantation:

Claims that Government is a “Necessary Evil” Are Only Half Right

As I scrolled through my Facebook news feed, I discovered the following artwork here, being shared by the page, “Spontaneous Order,” and originally posted it to my own wall, along with commentary…

"People who say: 'Government is a necessary evil' are only half right."

“People who say: ‘Government is a necessary evil’ are only half right.”

My Commentary: “Necessity is the argument of tyrants. It is the creed of slaves.” – William Pitt

Reject Death-Worship, and Embrace Individual Sovereignty!

As I scrolled through my Facebook news feed, I discovered the following artwork, being shared by an acquaintance, and originally posted it to my own wall, along with commentary…

"System works because you work"

“System works because you work”

My Commentary: All three of these deceptions are based upon the ancient, hierarchical, hive-minded mystery religion of Death-Worship! Stop bowing down to these SOCIAL PYRAMID SCHEMES, already, and embrace the TRUE equality of Individual Sovereignty and co-existence through The Non-Aggression Principle and Voluntaryism!

Blind Faith in the Religion of Centralized Government is Obsolete!

As I scrolled through my Facebook news feed, I discovered the following artwork here, being shared by the page, “Fuck the Government,” and originally posted it to my own wall, along with commentary…

"I have certain rules I live by... My first rule... I don't believe anything the government tells me..." - George Carlin

“I have certain rules I live by… My first rule… I don’t believe anything the government tells me…” – George Carlin

My Commentary: Blind faith in the religion of centralized government is obsolete in a free society! Try critical thinking on the issue, and you may even learn why Individuals are willing to REPEATEDLY submit themselves to a plutocratic oligarchy of sociopaths, in the first place…