My Commentary: If government derives its power from “the people,” then they can only do those things which “the people” have the right to do… “The people” cannot delegate to the government rights which they do not have. This is bullet-proof logic, and yet, for the Statist, it simply does not compute, because they cannot accept the cold, hard truth that NO ONE HAS A RIGHT TO STEAL, OR INITIATE VIOLENCE against others…
“Understand then all of you, especially the young, that to want to impose an imaginary state of government on others by violence is not only a vulgar superstition, but even a criminal work. Understand that this work, far from assuring the well-being of humanity is only a lie, a more or less unconscious hypocrisy, camouflaging the lowest passions we possess.”
– Leo Tolstoy, “The Law of Love and the Law of Violence” (1908)
As I scrolled through my Facebook news feed, I discovered the following artworkhere, being shared by the page, “Government Does Not Exist,” and originally posted it to my own wall, along with commentary…
“You don’t like it? Then, move to another plantation!”
My Commentary: The “logic” of the average Statist… has all of the depth and consistency of a puddle.
As I scrolled through my Facebook news feed, I discovered the following artworkhere, being shared by the page, “Voting is Violence,” and originally posted it to my own wall, along with commentary…
“Patriotism is an immoral feeling because, instead of confessing himself a son of God… or even a fee man guided by his own reason, each man, under the influence of patriotism confesses himself the son of his fatherland and the slave of his government, and commits actions contrary to his reason and conscience.” – Leo Tolstoy
As I scrolled through my Facebook news feed, I discovered the following artworkhere, being shared by the page, “Freedom is a State of Mind,” and originally posted it to my own wall, along with commentary…
“It is the job of thinking people not to be on the side of the executioners.” – Albert Camus
Rayn: Apparently, the authoritarians among us will continue to arrogantly force their “great ideas” upon us, because REASON and CONSENT are not as important to them as BLIND FAITH and COMPLIANCE!
It’s time for Individuals to wake up, and reject ALL FORMS OF COERCION as illegitimate!
“Good ideas don’t require force”
Jonas A.: That’s right! No “brown” nosing to get us to work for free! 😛
Brian K.: That assumes most people would be smart enough to recognize the good ideas. “We must view with profound respect the infinite capacity of the human mind to resist the introduction of useful knowledge.” Thomas R. Lounsbury
Genaire: Brian how would we measure ones intelligence… an iq test? I know several people that would do extremely well on an iq test yet would be unable to survive without the aide of others. I also know several people in school that consider themselves to be very intelligent yet have not tested this intelligence outside the sheltered environment of a classroom. Then one has to ask himself what overlord would one place in charge of determining this said intelligence the government? I know of governments that deemed unintelligent people worthy of extermination. In a free society however one does not have to worry themself about those arrogant few who deem themselves intelligent enough to decide what a good or bad idea may or may not be.