State-Enforced Unemployment and State-Sponsored Extortion

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Tennessee Has Fined Residents Nearly $100,000, Just For Braiding Hair:
https://www.forbes.com/sites/instituteforjustice/2018/03/13/tennessee-has-fined-residents-nearly-100000-just-for-braiding-hair/#5eef1ef9174c

(Nick Sibilla) Ever since she was a little girl, Fatou Diouf has been braiding hair. And for almost two decades, Fatou has turned that tradition into a vocation by working professionally as a licensed natural hair stylist in Tennessee.

“I never did any other job but hair braiding my whole life,” she said. “I cannot recall a time when I did not know how.”

But in recent years, Tennessee has forced Fatou to pay a staggering $16,000 in fines, simply because she employed workers who did not have a government license to braid hair.

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My Commentary: The State-enforced unemployment, followed up by State-sponsored extortion.

Most Laws Represent the Violent Enforcement of Personal Preferences

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“[IL]LEGAL”

There Ought Not Be a Law:
http://reason.com/archives/2018/03/13/there-ought-not-be-a-law

() Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin wants limits on virtual currencies, like Bitcoin, that help people keep their financial lives private from folks like him. Senator Dianne Feinstein wants government regulation of political speech by foreign agents—or maybe just by people with whom she disagrees. Gun control activists want more restrictions with which to threaten peaceful gun owners so that violent predators who break laws will have more things to ignore.

If ever there was a “there oughta be a law moment,” we’re living in it. At least, we’re living in one of all too many such moments. Because people are forever looking to the law as the solution to the ills they perceive in the world around them—often only to spackle over the failures of the previous round of laws. In the process, they’re forever forgetting that laws are usually nothing more than codified prejudices, imposed against resistant populations, by sometimes incompetent and often corrupt enforcers.

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My CommentaryNo Victim, No Crime, control freaks…

Vote-begging the State to violently enforce your personal preferences upon the peaceful? You might just be a Statist!

A Very Short Debate on a Full Gun Ban in America

The following debate took place upon my Facebook wall, after I posted artwork being shared by the page, “AnarchoChristian”…

Rayn:

“Liberals: Cops are shooting black people based on race.
Also Liberals: Only cops should have guns.
Republicans: Don’t question cops when they use force.
Also Republicans: The 2nd Amendment is because we can’t trust the government”

Sam B.You’re right. The cop shouldn’t have a gun either.

Rayn: But… without an army of domestic terrorists, funded by victim extortion, and operating under color of law, how exactly do you expect to disarm an entire population of innocent, peaceful human beings?

“Border Control” and “Gun Control” Crowd Share Same Flawed, Authoritarian Logic

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Two Statist Peas in a Pod:
https://steemit.com/anarchy/@larkenrose/two-statist-peas-in-a-pod

(Larken Rose) It’s amazing how much the “closed border” crowd has in common with the “gun control” crowd, in how they think, in how they feel, and in how they talk.

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My Commentary: Peel away the outer layers of the “arguments” being used to promote “closed borders” and “gun control” to discover the same exact violent ideology underlying them both.

Poll Reveals Americans Blame Government More Than Guns for Florida School Shooting

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“FBI Warned”

Americans Blame Government More Than Guns for Florida Massacre:
http://m.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/gun_control/americans_blame_government_more_than_guns_for_florida_massacre

Most Americans think government error is more responsible than a lack of gun control for the Valentine’s Day massacre at a Florida high school.

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My Commentary: “The Adventures of the Public Who Just Started Paying Attention”