Democracy Violates Consent

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

“If John told you that you had to obey him or he would violate you, that would be wrong. Even if John claims that because he and his friends are in the majority, you must obey or be punished, that would still be wrong. Even Iif John and his friendsvie to have an institution work on their behalf and that you must obey its dictates or be punished, that would still be wrong. If you understand this basic concept then you understand that government neither has the legitimate or lawful right to violate you just because some people decided to vote for it.”

My Commentary: Your public education camp instructor might have taught you otherwise, but this is not how consent actually works.

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