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6-Year-Old Stares Down Bottomless Abyss Of Formal Schooling
http://www.theonion.com/content/news/6_year_old_stares_down_bottomless
What if children really knew what they were being dragooned into?
"Public education" is group think writ large; "This is what we're supposed to do"; adults erroneously believe it's "good for socialization"
Schools as prisons, basically forced "socialization"
It's HOW you're taught that does the harm
The Student as Nigger: Essays and Stories by Jerry Farber
http://www.soilandhealth.org/03sov/0303critic/030301studentasnigger.html
"...imagine what the effect must be upon our apt and impressionable minds of a twelve-year course in servility. Think about it...What is it that they're teaching you? Twelve years pitted against your classmates in a daily Roman circus. The game is Doing What You're Told."
The insanity of forcing people (either big people or little people) to learn things
The Comprachicos by Ayn Rand (in "The New Left: The Anti-Industrial Revolution", pp. 41-95. Signet, 1975); government school "socialization" leads to gang warfare and loss of conceptual thinking and objectivity
http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/learning.html
Choice quotations: http://www.stormy.org/edcompr.htm
Ayn Rand and her thoughts on Rational Education by Michael S. Berliner
http://tinyurl.com/8ylvr8
"Learning" by memorization rather than conceptual integration doesn't foster enlightened and healthy minds; it's dire and hopeless and soul-crushing
"Public education" can't be rationally defended, but educators do have their rationalizations...
Since "public education" is coercively funded, we can expect the aftermath--such as mass servility and obedient payment of property taxes
Jerry Farber's "IF IT WEREN'T COMPULSORY..."
http://www.soilandhealth.org/03sov/0303critic/030301studentasnigger.html
"It would be well if we stopped lying to ourselves about what compulsory schooling does for our children. It temporarily imprisons them; it standardizes them; it intimidates them. If that's what we want, we should admit it. There's not much point in going on about this. If you've somehow missed reading A.S. Neill's Summerhill, you ought to go out and get it."
http://www.summerhillschool.co.uk/  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Summerhill_School
http://www.amazon.com/Summerhill-School-New-View-Childhood/dp/0312141378
Parents and other adults are much better able to create educational environments that cater to the varying interests and abilities of children, and kids should be free to pick and choose as they see fit
Delayed adolescence courtesy of governmental schools
Trashing Teens: Psychologist Robert Epstein argues in a provocative book, "The Case Against Adolescence," that teens are far more competent than we assume, and most of their problems stem from restrictions placed on them. by Hara Estroff Marano
http://www.psychologytoday.com/articles/index.php?term=pto-20070302-000002&print=1
The Case Against Adolescence: Rediscovering the Adult in Every Teen by Robert Epstein; Ph. D.
http://www.amazon.com/Case-Against-Adolescence-Rediscovering-Adult/dp/188495670X
Being able to conceptually integrate in an objective fashion is the hallmark of maturity (and the teenage brain has this capability)
John Holt's five points on effective tutoring and learning (on page 202)
http://books.google.com/books?id=oRk28eZoYNkC&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ViewAPI#PPA202,M1
Instead of Education: Ways to Help People Do Things Better by John Caldwell Holt (John Holt)
http://books.google.com/books?id=oRk28eZoYNkC&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ViewAPI#PPP1,M1
How individualism is stamped out by the system; one only creates resistance and problems by trying to control other human minds
Successfully nurturing individual young minds via student-centered and self-directed learning is key
In addition to stopping their coercive behavior, government school educators need to alter their pedagogy, particularly who's in charge
Case in point: Project-based learning
A choice quote from the teacher in the video below:
"As long as they defended their answer, then that's what I want"
Picturing the Possibilities - Project-based Learning
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFt6qW0Pb4c
Some choice "school sucks" videos by kids:
School Sucks, Rants Rule (6:02)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlRv7Ky7bgE
School Sucks! (4:48)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3SKC6zi2UA&NR=1
school sucks (2:14)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DF6JfP4qJ2A
Vouchers--promoting the illusion of freedom within a coercive paradigm
Intrinsic motivation is key, which is impossible within a compulsory system; modern pedagogy discourages rational self-interest, as does our collectivistic culture; Dirty Dancing with The Fountainhead...
Those who equate being selfish (i.e., concerned with oneself, or self-interested) with being antisocial are merely projecting their own antisocial views on those who are respectful; promoting coercive education and statism isn't social or virtuous
True socialization entails independent people coming together with mutual interests, trading value for value, just like anything else in the marketplace
We need to see beyond the coercive monopolies that have blinded us from amazingly beneficial possibilities in education (and the rest of the economy)
bumper music "Schools Are Prisons" by the Sex Pistols
http://www.sexpistolsofficial.com/  http://www.artistdirect.com/nad/window/media/page/0,,1726210-4679121,00.html

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Salting roads for the common good (and corroding vehicles)
Private property owners have no interest in benefitting from commerce and trade--not!
But what about the roads (and fire and police "services)! Nothing like institutionalized legalized monopolies as the best way to solve problems
Bureaucratized utilities once again to the rescue; preservation of the status quo is always best, especially regarding the utility monopolies; thinking outside the statist electricity box; the genius of Nikola Tesla:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wireless_energy_transfer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wardenclyffe_tower#Theory_of_wireless_transmission
But what about the schools! Most realize the massive failure in this area
Harry Browne's hypothetical of government running the computer industry
http://www.harrybrowne.org/articles/FreeTheSchools.htm
Imagine if education worked like the computer industry; the sky's the limit
So, in the spirit of Thoreau, we must strike at the root of coercive education, not merely hack at the branches
http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/h/henrydavid161709.html
Future School: Reshaping Learning from the Ground Up: Alvin Toffler tells us what's wrong -- and right -- with public education by James Daly
http://www.edutopia.org/future-school
It's way past time to abolish governmental schools, which are designed to produce "disciplined" industrial workers but don't even accomplish that; instead, they barely inculcate rudimentary skills while fostering compliance and obedient mentalities
Leave it to Marx and Lenin to promote the essentials of authoritarian education
And leave it to John Dewey and Horace Mann (and Henry Barnard and Josiah Quincy and Jacob Abbott et al.) to implement their authoritarian scheme
Crossing Education's Rubicon With Horace Mann
http://sixthcolumn.typepad.com/cubedseducationblog/2007/05/education_is_a_.html
Becoming the property of the State via compulsory education
Education: Free and Compulsory by Murray N. Rothbard
http://www.mises.org/story/2226
And leave it to religion to lay down a framework of blind obedience to "authority," in which "authority" is seen as benevolent
Mann is seen as the father of American "public education"; in addition to being a master of phrenology;) he was also a big supporter of the temperance movement (abstinence), which led to the prohibition era championed by big Mann-fan and despot Woodrow Wilson
Following the Prussian educationist model, Mann promoted the following: the debilitating "whole-language," or "look-say," reading method; a centralized educational system at the federal level; and, getting private universities to be publicly funded
With governmental schools, the bad ideas and bad money (extorted via taxation) drive out the good ideas and good money (voluntarily exchanged); it's hard for the private sector to compete with "free" governmental schools
The Spread of Education Before Compulsion: Britain and America in the Nineteenth Century by Edwin G. West
http://www.fee.org/publications/the-freeman/article.asp?aid=3872
Families find themselves "...caught in a choice-restricted monopoly system serving the interests not of the demanders but of the rent-seeking suppliers."--as in all things involved in government, follow the money trail...
Coercive education, like coercive government, is predicated on the belief that some people know what's best for all people
In order to implement his own form of arbitrary power, Horace Mann and those of his ilk gravitated toward the coercive educational models practiced in foreign countries where the cancer of statism had metastasized (i.e., the most consistent adherents to the principle of statism)
The people in today's power-centers of coercive control see themselves as a cut above the rest
The essence of being an authoritarian sociopath is choosing to deal with others in a disrespectful fashion, using threats and violence instead of persuasion and reason
Hiding in and not taking responsibility for the system of authoritarian sociopathy is of course assuming its traits
The theme promoted and modeled in the governmental schools is one of obedience
The master/slave relationship is the ultimate example of racism
"Racism is the lowest, most crudely primitive form of collectivism." http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/racism.html
The Student as Nigger by Jerry Farber, 1969 http://ry4an.org/readings/short/student/
Essays and Stories by Jerry Farber
http://www.soilandhealth.org/03sov/0303critic/030301studentasnigger.html
"Authority addicts" defer self-responsibility to others (the "authorities")
A little lesson on Farber's reference to the torturous "Procrustean set-up" of education: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Procrustes
Slavery, like statism, tends to perpetuate itself from the inside
Harriet Tubman: "I freed a thousand slaves. I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves."
http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/h/harriettub388682.html
Dealing with the psychological/social resistance to change; being attacked by fellow slaves who accept the constant theft, violence, and lies of government; such attacks reveal that they know the moral nature of the argument and they concede defeat
Curiosity requires a level of emotional intelligence (respect for feelings) that most people still need to achieve
It's idiotic to believe that authoritarian sociopaths have any regard whatsoever for you as an individual, or for your freedoms
Just as farmers benefit from having free range chickens that produce more for them, authoritarian sociopaths benefit from giving their perceived "livestock" the illusion of being free so that they produce more for them; this is the matrix we live in
True News 13: Statism is Dead - Part 3 - The Matrix by Stefan Molyneux
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P772Eb63qIY
Who really are the human farmers, i.e., slave masters? Statist intellectuals who feed off others and thus justify institutionalized coercion (government)
The drug war as an example of erroneous thinking about morality and law, in which breaking "the law" is equivalent to being immoral (again, following from the master/slave relationship)
"The law" or "State" can never be the victim; individuals are the real victims within such a demented system--and governmental officials are the real criminals
The Socialism of Public Schooling by Jacob G. Hornberger
http://www.fff.org/comment/com0811c.asp
Elegantly exposing the contradiction: "Advocates of government schooling claim that parents are not competent to make educational decisions for their children. That raises an obvious question: Why not? Aren’t most parents products of public schooling? If public schooling has produced a nation of adults who lack the competence to guide their children’s education, why do we want to continue a system that is likely to produce the same result?"
The communistic methods of coercive funding and provision of education utilize vouchers as a trojan horse to further control non-governmental education
The institution of government is based on the idea that you don't own yourself, that you are a slave to statist "authorities"
Thus it's crucial to challenge the pemes (political memes) that are in our heads
#TL074: PEME-THEORY - BASIC, INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED by Frederick Mann
http://www.buildfreedom.com/tl/tl074.shtml
#TL075: PEMES = POLITICAL MEMES by Frederick Mann
http://www.buildfreedom.com/tl/tl075.shtml
Project Abolish Stupidity & Increase Intelligence by Frederick Mann
http://www.buildfreedom.com/stupidity/abolish_stupidity.html
Further historical reading: The Underground History of American Education by John Taylor Gatto
http://www.johntaylorgatto.com/chapters/index.htm
bumper music "School Sucks" by White Birch Home School Players (starring Robert Ryan Keech)
School Sucks - Low Budget Music Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpkrWuXn2RE

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Throwing some scraps to the slaves in Taxachusetts (mj leniency), where 70% of voters endorsed the status quo of income expropriation
Education is the main component for maintaining the meme of statism; governmental schools are seen as a necessary good
"Education is a weapon" said Stalin
Government Education Is Broken? It Just Ain't So! by Alan Schaeffer and Marshall Fritz
http://www.fee.org/publications/the-freeman/article.asp?aid=8366
Pundits typical "solution" to the problems of "public education": more money!
Dropping out as psychologically healthy
The Teenage Liberation Handbook: How to Quit School and Get a Real Life and Education
http://lowryhousepublishers.com/TeenageLiberationHandbook.htm
No school system can be all things to all students, and no coercive school system is good for anyone
Even though it's always alleged to help them, kids from poorer families suffer the worse from governmental schooling, as did their parents
Governmental employees are the perfect products of governmental schooling; they've inherited the bad memes fully
The nerve-touching moral question always looms large: How exactly is this system funded?
Statist arguments from emotional convenience--being treated with ridicule and outrage by those who don't want to face their history of statist indoctrination and advocacy
Two fallacies: that the government school system is a failure, and that government can fix it!
John Dewey's perverse coercive educational goals: to make good people; to make good citizens; to make each person his or her personal best
From the horse's mouth: "My Pedagogic Creed" http://www.infed.org/archives/e-texts/e-dew-pc.htm
Link (to a link) to Rand's take on Dewey: http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/education.html
The true aim of governmental education is, in H.L. Mencken's words, "to reduce as many individuals as possible to the same safe level, to breed and train a standardized citizenry, to put down dissent and originality."
John Taylor Gatto - State Controlled Consciousness
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ogCc8ObiwQ
Stupid in America by John Stossel
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bx4pN-aiofw
Being shackled as a governmental school employee, or even a State-regulated private school teacher
Regimentation, standardization, and segregation are the mainstay of coercive "public" education
Maria Montessori's key insight: "The child has a teacher within"
http://www.logicallearning.net/libertyeducation.html
Bad tendency of adults to interfere with kids' intrinsic motivation
Alfie Kohn's insights on intrinsic motivation (versus extrinsic rewards and punishments):
Punished by Rewards? A Conversation with Alfie Kohn by Ron Brandt
http://www.alfiekohn.org/teaching/pbracwak.htm
GRADING: The Issue Is Not How but Why by Alfie Kohn
http://www.alfiekohn.org/teaching/grading.htm
Understanding our natural gifts as children; being creative, imaginative, innovative, and fearless
Keeping the entrepreneurial spirit and society alive with these gifts
Kids are incessant question-askers, as opposed to most adults
Why is it that most adults--and even libertarians--send their kids to governmental schools...
Constitutional arguments against governmental education are invalid, because the Constitution itself is not a valid contract
As Lysander Spooner pointed out: No Treason. No. VI, The Constitution of No Authority
http://www.lysanderspooner.org/notreason.htm#no6
The false binary "choices" offered to us by the statist system
To advocate coercion to provide education is beyond the pale
Because "poor people" need to be educated so much, the market will quickly fill this need cheaply and effectively (sans government)
The coercive "business" of governmental education, purported as being for "the common good" (which is never very common and thus never achieved)
The fallacy of voting (collectivized plunder), in which people supposedly get something for nothing and extort those with supposedly more wealth
If you don't want to be a standardize citizen, there's no place for you in a coercive society
Obedience to "authority" is pervasive, both in and out of "school"
The ending of governmental schools means the beginning of complete liberty
Gatto: "Children need to know that the ultimate form of private property is full possession of one’s own mind and volition."
The Alliance for the Separation of School & State
http://www.schoolandstate.org/home.htm
"The Alliance for the Separation of School & State has a two-fold mission:
1. Help parents and others understand the true nature and the dangers of compulsory state schooling.
2. Show parents and others how they can take back their freedom and ensure a bright future for their children and our country."
All statist regimes rely on a tax-funded education system to perpetuate themselves, and to devolve into totalitarianism
The American governmental school system is the perfect storm of convincing people in droves that tyranny is actually good for them, and that they are "free," relying as it does on the Founding Fathers' liberty-oriented rhetoric
An alternative historical view: Voices Of A People's History Of The United States by Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove (eds) http://tinyurl.com/njfch
Most advocates of the governmental system deny and evade the "gun in the room," i.e., the coercive nature of their views
Essentially "the system" discourages individuals from challenging "authority," despite the objective need for a mutually respectful ethics
No one can make choices for you, fundamentally; objectivity demands that you open your mind
A free society entails people making their own choices about education
The key is to free your mind from the mythologies from childhood; remember that when you were being taught about government, it was likely by a governmental employee within a governmental school
You were told to believe in and take bites out of "invisible apples," as Stefan Molyneux has astutely noted:
http://www.freedomainradio.com/Traffic_Jams/how_to_control_a_human_soul.mp3
bumper music "Another Brick in the Wall" by Pink Floyd
http://www.pinkfloyd.com/  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_bvT-DGcWw

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Barack Obama pledges $700B public works plan to help economy by Peter Wallsten
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-obama-stimulus_5sdec07,0,3049287.story
Drunken sailer extraordinaire
Best way to make federal buildings "energy efficient" is to close them down
Obama sees 2.5 million more governmental jobs in our future, for starters
Your Monday Message from the Libertarian Party: The LP Goes to Harvard, posted by Andrew Davis
http://www.lp.org/blogs/andrew-davis/the-lp-goes-to-harvard
Digging holes and filling them back up...all via extorted wealth
The MO of government: distribute the costs and concentrate the benefits
In order for government to refrain from intervening in the marketplace, it must disintegrate and disappear
Government is nothing other than a coercively funded and arbitrarily imposed organization
Government, being a parasite on the economy, doesn't make anything; it acquires money via extortion
To "stimulate" an economy through coercion is evil
Government isn't fit for a society of rational and respectful people, so it must be abolished
No one, including those working in "government" have the right to impose a service at the barrel of a gun
World's Shortest Political Quiz  by Marc Stevens
http://www.adventuresinlegalland.com/index.php?/content/view/88/33/
Win Every Political Argument by Marc Stevens
http://www.adventuresinlegalland.com/index.php?/content/view/89/33/
Some people disingenuously assert that governmental employees don't impose their "services" at gunpoint; compliance isn't voluntary, as innocent people thrown in governmental cages can attest
As long as slaves remain obedient, their masters treat them well
Keynesians (statist economists) believe in the meme of authoritarian sociopathy writ large--that the State is legitimate and all-powerful; mystical God is to the believer as mystical Government is to the statist
"Public property" just invites boondoggles, among other sordid things
The collectivistic term "national debt" has no validity and must be repudiated
Even though persons such as Milton Friedman have tried, one can't rationally perform a "cost/benefit ratio" on the use of coercion, which is forcing people to do things against their wills
http://www.logicallearning.net/libcapitalismpol.html (search for choice quote by Friedman)
You wouldn't allow people to force you against your will if they didn't call themselves "government," would you?
The crimes committed with impunity by those in government are the same ones that those in government prohibit private individuals from perpetrating (assault, battery, kidnapping, theft, extortion, counterfeiting, murder, etc.)
Obama has chosen to be the head of a coercive organization, an organization of people who treat others in an involuntary fashion, an organization of people who rely on propaganda, pr, and widespread obedience to maintain the illusion of legitimacy
There shouldn't be political parties or a republic form of government; there should just be the free market, filled with enterprising entrepreneurs who ensure people's rights if need be (justice agencies http://www.logicallearning.net/liblegalagencies.html )
We shouldn't aim for "smaller government, lower taxes, and more freedom"
We should aim for no government, no taxes, and complete liberty
bumper music "Highway To Hell" by ACDC
http://www.acdc.com/

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Evil Concealed by Money by Walter E. Williams
http://www.gmu.edu/departments/economics/wew/articles/08/EvilConcealedByMoney.htm
Williams' new book: http://www.amazon.com/Liberty-versus-Tyranny-Socialism-Controversial/dp/0817949127
Let's talk about socialism, in America..."The forcible use of one person to serve the purposes of another"
The perceived virtuous coercion to get people to do things is the essence of government
The doctrine of self-sacrifice fits perfectly with statism
The glaring contradiction of "people are selfish and greedy," so they must be coerced
The irrational greediness of governmental bureaucrats knows no bounds
The alleged virtue and "good intentions" of government versus allegedly lessor others in the marketplace
Most people sense the wrongness of government, but they don't know what to do to fix it; they're not organized, for one thing
The nature of integrity in relation to immoral, unjust edicts
Feeling isolated by the repercussions for not complying with statists--and fearing being attacked by one's fellow slaves
People are really ambivalent about freedom and government
Freedom activist Lauren Canario's courageous and independent-minded civil disobedience
http://www.youtube.com/tackletheworld
http://www.newhampshirefreepress.com/NHFreePress/?q=node/238
Lauren Canario was released from CT Prison yesterday
http://www.keenefreepress.com/mambo/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=377&Itemid=36
or http://tinyurl.com/y58xuo
FTL did an in depth interview with Lauren:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/ftl/FTL2006-12-22.mp3
NH: Lauren Canario returns from jail
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZTm-Hiz6Xs
The most disturbing documentary about statism, imo: "Taxi To The Dark Side" - Trailer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WX0MPcN08Zc
(full film, though link may become defunct at some point) http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2987535946644608661
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taxi_to_the_Dark_Side
Five detainees ordered released "forthwith" after seven years at Guantanamo
http://www.salon.com/opinion/greenwald/2008/11/20/guantanamo/index.html
Goes to show that authoritarian sociopaths have no qualms about putting innocent people in cages for indefinite periods--and torturing them
This is why we must strike at the root, at the meme of government itself; people really need to change their perspective about tyranny
No good end ever justifies using coercion against innocent people; government actions are never virtuous on account of this
"Compensatory justice" (i.e., getting one's "fair share" of the stolen loot) is a non sequitur
"Congress" is another widespread term of slavespeak
While the Founding Fathers were seemingly more aware of the principles of liberty than today's goons, they still sold out and used coercion
Case in point: James Madison, the architect of the Constitution http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_madison
JM was instrumental in this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Bank_of_the_United_States
The Constitution authorizes the initiation of force against individuals (e.g., the "power to lay an collect taxes"); therefore it's corrupt and contradictory to the core
No 'right person' can be in politics, because he or she refuses in principle to be involved in a coercive institution
A Dollar in Peril by Jim Davies
http://www.strike-the-root.com/82/davies/davies8.html
Creating cognitive dissonance by challenging individuals' statism memes (like voting); voting is violence, plain and simple
JD "Voting is one of the most immoral things one can do," because it's all about laying obligations on people
STR's powerful non-voting archive: http://www.strike-the-root.com/vote.html
The collectivistic meme of the tribal premise
http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/tribalism.html & http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/tribalpremise.html
What is life if you lose your curiosity?!?
A good question to ask others: Are there any aspects of your life that you'd like someone else to govern?
Anarchy simply means freedom to make your own choices
The youth are the main hope for a better world
What if government imploded and collapsed...would people really want it back?...would they miss it?--especially when entrepreneurs would quickly, cheaply, and competently provide any and all desired services
If you're getting a shoddy service and you don't like it, you shouldn't have to pay for it
What would we do without a communized police force!
Police Statism, Arizona style...
License-plate scanning catching crooks, raising privacy concerns
http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/news/articles/2008/11/23/20081123autotheft1123.html
Contribute to the cause--buy the print edition of Complete Liberty (http://completeliberty.com)
http://www.lulu.com/content/687618
bumper music "First They Brand You" (or "dodo-1") by friend and Free Stater Roger Grant
http://www.politicalgraffiti.com; couldn't find exact link

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Bureaucrats Never Have a Case by Administrator (aka Marc Stevens)   
http://www.adventuresinlegalland.com/index.php?/content/view/20/27/
Statism is based on the illogical premise that you don't own your own life
A "complaint" shouldn't be confused with a "case"
The Stockholm Syndrome, writ large
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stockholm_syndrome
IF IT’S NATURAL TO BE FREE, WHAT’S STOPPING US?
http://completeliberty.com/chapter9.php
"Citizens" and "States" don't really exist; they're unjust legal fictions
The words on paper crafted by bureaucrats are necessarily open to vast interpretation, and many of words spell injustice
The Constitution’s Problems: Article I Section 8...Sadly, A Template For Disaster
http://completeliberty.com/chapter2.php#47
Once you allow taxation, you open society up to unending tyranny, saying in effect that extortion is good and proper and useful
The two absolutely essential elements of legal standing: 1) violation of a legal right and 2) personal injury
The unjust laws of the Nanny State create "criminals" out of everyone and generating constant "revenue" for the terrocrats
The problem with our society today is not strictly the authoritarian sociopaths in the insane institution of government; it's all the people who are either tuned out or tacitly or directly support violent ideologies; mostly slave-on-slave violence keeps us enslaved
Why does society need the monstrous contradiction of government, the preeminent violator of individual rights? Such a meme only promotes low self-esteem and perpetual enslavement
"Tax cases" are an indication of how truly sick and twisted our culture is--governmental employees are putting people in cages who've violated no one's rights!
Statists allege (but never prove) that the "State" has a legal right to "tax revenue" (your money) and governmental employees are "injured" when they don't get their extorted money
"No attempt is made to put such allegations in an 'indictment' because it’s impossible to establish factually how an obligation to file a 'tax return' was created. To prove an obligation or legal right was created, there must be a connection between the people asserting the right and the person who allegedly has this obligation. Statists immediately point out the 'constitution.' And that is the point where they lose; and lose big time."
Basically, people in government seek to deprive individuals of self-ownership and property rights simply by virtue of their geographical location, essentially claiming that we are born enslaved
It's monstrously contradictory to claim the "right" to deprive innocent others of their rights to self and property
The Constitution binds or obligates no one and created nothing; no one today has signed or agreed to it as a contract, except perhaps some brainwashed governmental employees, those who really need to unbrainwash themselves by reading the following:
No Treason. No. VI, The Constitution of No Authority.  (1870).*
http://www.lysanderspooner.org/notreason.htm#no6
"The State" can't be a valid plaintiff; it's at best a fictional third party; "The State" has no standing in any case, not even regarding real crimes such as murder
"There is no such thing as a legitimate government, so nothing they do is legitimate regardless of the endless red herrings statists throw up."
"Government is men and women providing services on a compulsory basis; pay or get shot. To be legitimate they would have to drop their guns and provide their services on a voluntary basis. However, the moment they do so, they cease to be a government."
Either you're for voluntary social interaction (complete liberty) or you're for anti-social human interaction (statism)
"...statism and it’s supporting theology are not here to promote freedom or protect 'Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness'; it’s mind control to divert our attention away from the actions of anti-social individuals who are so desperate to 'protect' us they are willing to kill us and steal our property."
The libertarian movement is crippled by the unwillingness to differentiate those who want a voluntary society and those who do not; any libertarian who promotes "limited" government or any form of statism whatsoever is engaging in this monstrous moral contradiction in society
All governmental courts operate outside the bounds of natural and objective law, i.e., a voluntarily funded and provided legal system; statist courts, regardless of their rhetoric (used for public relations), are necessarily invalid
Prosecution of alleged rights-violators must involve restitution and reparations; the ingenuity of justice service entrepreneurs will probably entail many elements of the insurance model
As we transition to complete liberty, the need for rights-protection services becomes less and less; the threat against our lives and property will be extremely remote in a society of complete liberty, because the biggest violators of rights (governments) will be absent
The only way to clarity in these matters is to reassess the nature of one's volitional capacity and one's fears of others, which entails addressing the moral corruption and authoritarianism in family life; "Do this because I said so" is the same as "Obey this law (because we wrote it down)"
Are We There Yet, Are We There Yet? Let’s Check Marx and Engels’s List by Robert Higgs
http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=2366
The Timeless Allure Of Communism
http://completeliberty.com/chapter1.php#15
Government needs to make slaves out of adults (property tax payers) to indoctrinate future tax payers (kids in schools of government)
"Remember the government's motto: you've got money, and we want it."
"Therefore, in the present distressing circumstances, we may be warranted in asking: is our politico-economic system finally going smash in a frenzy of monetary inflation, bailouts, and government takeovers? We’ll know the answer pretty soon."
So, what can we do? Focus on passing moral judgment; point out to others the coercion at the base of society (the gun in the room:
http://www.lewrockwell.com/molyneux/molyneux29.html); and, get people out of your life who behave in morally corrupt ways and advocate coercion
Ultimately, it's either statism or voluntarism; mutual respect of persons and property is the ideal
bumper music "Gimmee_Dada Orwell-REMIX" by Roger Grant and Dada Orwell (aka Dave Ridley)
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Free Talk Live Host Sentenced To 93 Days In Jail
http://www.lewrockwell.com/blog/lewrw/archives/024015.html
Ian Freeman arrested and jailed for 93 days RAW FOOTAGE (by http://www.candid-world.com/ )
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlcT-3niVes
Those who posture as "authorities" who enact "justice"
"Judges" as authoritarian sociopaths who have no standing and whose paychecks are derived from extortion (taxation)
Rising for the Judge, Bowing to the State by Manuel Lora
http://www.lewrockwell.com/lora/m.lora57.html
http://freekeene.com for full details
Properly holding in contempt those working in statist courts
Authoritarian sociopaths who become their victims' servants (reflecting subconscious guilt, no less)
The power of the Web to expose terracrats
http://jailedactivist.info/bureaucrats/city-officials/mikaela-l-engert/
Does anyone in government understand (or want to understand) individual rights and how they're violated?
The court as elementary schoolroom full of bullies...
Authoritarian/obedience memes that arise from having one's will dominated as a child
Progressives, truthers, and peaceniks who've been waiting to take their turn with the coercive tools of government (to rewards friends and punish enemies)
Emotional regurgitation of propaganda, rather than using logic and objectivity to discern truth and moral principles
The vast quantitative and qualitative differences between voluntary trade and regulated trade
Prescription Drugs Kill 300 Percent More Americans Than Illegal Drugs by David Gutierrez
http://www.truthout.org/111208HA
The more regulated the industry, the more the corruption, immorality, and other bad effects
Why do we need the FDA, or any other authoritarian sociopathic groups of individuals?!
Zeitgeist Addendum critique (http://www.zeitgeistmovie.com/)
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7065205277695921912
Resource based economy by Jacque Fresco
http://www.thevenusproject.com/resource_eco.htm
Zeitgeist Addendum: The Review by Stefan Molyneux
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1JcUBx2dxU
The alleged ills of the profit motive and selfishness
The supermarket as a microcosm of capitalism's delivery of abundance to everyone--all via the profit motive and selfishness
Obama's cabinet members as K-Street lobbyists and tax-fed parasites; Obama's grand fantasies of statism will acceleration economic decline
Throughout history, the doctrine of sacrifice has predominated
http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/sacrifice.html
Under capitalism, profits equal helping others
http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/capitalism.html
Enlightened, rational selfishness as the primary healthy goal
Government directly fosters all the irrational selfishness we see in society
Money and barter, and those who want to wish them away...
Defining money as a naturally arising, handy, and universally recognized medium of exchange
A reason-based society rather than a coercion-based society
The one-way street of morality, based on the doctrine of sacrifice, is killing our civilization
The abundance of violence in society is preventing us from evolving
We need to apply the libertarian non-initiation of force principle to every individual and institution--no double standards
The Venus Project as a parody of a socialist manifesto...
Religious theme of attacking money - The Camel and the Needle's Eye by Robert Sheaffer
http://www.debunker.com/texts/needleye.html
Selling things in abundance! - Coca - Cola Admits That Dasani is Nothing But Tap Water by Trevor Datson
http://www.commondreams.org/headlines04/0304-04.htm
The Ultimate Resource 2 by Julian Lincoln Simon
http://tinyurl.com/kdpj9
Understanding the nature of resources as the result of creativity, ingenuity, and free trade
Making sacrifices for others and for the central planner...
Money as a commodity that creates efficiency and more capital investment
Freedom as the main ingredient to respecting everyone's choices; everyone is self-governing and self-regulating
The blank out of money in Star Trek as template for the Venus Project?
The main question to ask anyone posturing as a central planner: At whose expense?
The future and beyond by Jacque Fresco
http://www.thevenusproject.com/intro_main/essay.htm
Do people really miss the USSR that much!
The insanity of criticizing capitalism (which doesn't presently exist, btw) as well as the free enterprise sector
The Venus Project as trying to give people a confused and conflicted red/blue pill combo
As long as you give authoritarian sociopaths some semblance of legitimacy, they will never give up their power and control
Does attaining complete liberty mean practicing CD and being thrown in jail?
The fully communized "justice" system in America provides injustice as a way of life
Never failing to pass moral judgment and exposing the gun in the room (the coercion of government)
http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/moraljudgment.html
bumper music "Jailbreak" by AC/DC
http://www.acdc.com/

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The Attack on Libertarianism by Aaron David Ward
http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig8/ward-aaron4.html
The End of Libertarianism: The financial collapse proves that its ideology makes no sense by Jacob Weisberg
http://www.slate.com/id/2202489/
The three variants of libertarianism (classical liberalism, laissez-faire capitalism, and anarcho-capitalism), only one of which is logical (market anarchism and voluntarism, i.e., anarcho-capitalism, i.e., complete liberty)
Capitalism And Current Political Views: http://www.logicallearning.net/libcapitalismpol.html
Either you advocate statism or you don't; there's no wiggle room for a night-watchman State that allegedly would respect rights
Libertarianism isn't on the continuum of statism, so it's neither left nor right
The nature of human autonomy and the nature of reality
We must show respect for each other; logic demands it; each person is deserving of respect and happiness
The initiation of force is anti-reason and anti-life
If you do not define your terms properly, it will lead you down contradictory paths
http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/definitions.html
We don't have "self-regulating financial markets," by any stretch of the imagination
A communized fiat currency and a host of regulatory "agencies" are the main economic problems, not "unregulated credit market derivatives"
Modern intellectuals' denial of individuals and focus on politics in midstream (out-of-context analysis)
Alan Greenspan's betrayal of his own earlier views:
Gold and Economic Freedom by Alan Greenspan (1966)
http://www.lewrockwell.com/north/north204.html
Our present fiat currency (dollars) would disappear quickly in a free market, and be replace by gold and silver (or any other tangible commodity that can't be dramatically inflated and devalued)
Regulation always compounds the political problem (whatever it is) and it obscures the real nature of the injustice (coercion) as well as the solution (get rid of the institution of government)
Cato and Reason "libertarian" think tanks as apologists for statism; neither strikes at the root of the problem (government itself)
The analytic/synthetic dichotomy in modern philosophy
http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/analytic.html
The arbitrary division of rationalism and empiricism
http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/rationalismvsempiricism.html
http://www.logicallearning.net/libfreewill.html
The basic metaphysical/epistemological issue is how well do one's concepts adhere to the facts of reality
The concepts of libertarianism adhere perfectly to the facts of reality, because they are in accordance with a non-contradictory (logical) view of human nature; any other interpretation, any version of statism, would be contradictory
Those who believe in "government" are supporting the bully mentality writ large, institutionalized disrespect of persons and their property
Those who believe in "government" deny the irrefutable principles of property rights and self-ownership
What we need are new intellectuals, able to think logically and objectively, especially in relation to challenging the meme of government (which Ayn Rand failed to do, though ironically she did denounce statism)
http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/intellectuals.html
Brief clip of Ayn Rand on the New Intellectuals
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xKGZMwaIG8
Freedom—An Intellectual Issue: http://www.logicallearning.net/libfreedomintell.html
Roundtable discussion!...
Ridiculous laws and the practice of civil disobedience--where do you draw the line in terms of kowtowing to "authority"?
If you're not willing to expose the coercive entities of the State, then you're granting them legitimacy
Propaganda is used to promote the myth that those in government (authoritarian sociopaths) are our "protectors" and "providers"
Using the Internet to reverse the statist propaganda; San Diego Free Press, perhaps
Can you really change others?
You can't delegate to others any rights that you yourself don't possess
Most people worship government like they worship god; even most atheists worship government, regardless of it being a coercive monopoly that infringes on individual rights
Once you plant the seed of authoritarian sociopathy (i.e., government), it will grow into an uncontrollable weed
We don't need to be robbed in order to be protected!
The sundry collectivistic and fascistic ills of HOA's, which aren't free market phenomena
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homeowners%27_association
One man's story about his encounters with HOA Nazis: http://www.parkingenforcementforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=3
In order to transition to a free market, people need to deal with their fears about conflicts with others
Objectivist's failure to understand and thus criticize corporations and corporatism
Does child-rearing advice from someone who doesn't have any children have validity? Yes, because we were all children once, and we all know the nature of being respected and disrespected
"Authority" figures believe they are behaving rationally, so they can live with themselves; the thinly veiled rationalizations of authoritarianism in parenting
Honoring the feelings of little people; some great video clips by psychologist Haim Ginott:
http://www.betweenparentandchild.com/index.php?s=content&p=free_parenting_video_clips
No one likes to be disrespected
"Getting kids to do things"; the nature of brutalizing behavior that parents are prone to indulge in, which denies self-responsibility and autonomy
Operant conditioning (rewards and punishments) begets more of itself, and it sets up an inhuman living environment
Some great empirical analysis on this issue: http://www.alfiekohn.org/books.htm
Seeing children as irresponsible, naughty, irrational, deficient, or flawed, is no different than the religious doctrine of Original Sin--and it excuses authoritarian sociopathy, i.e., pervasive disrespect
The flawed medical school model, as noted by Harvard business prof Clayton Christensen:
http://itc.conversationsnetwork.org/shows/detail3798.html
Good parenting is really about self-trust, a healthy relationship to one's own mind, and cultivating self-esteem, so that one nurtures it in others (especially children)
The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem by Nathaniel Branden
http://www.nathanielbranden.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=21_23&products_id=35
Central planners of all guises always seem to know "what's best for you"
The so-called "age of reason" (seven for Catholicism, btw) is no guide in understanding how to treat children appropriately
Julia Sweeney - Letting Go of God...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNELNq4XJKs
Two books addressing the moral corruption in families and thus in society - On Truth: The Tyranny of Illusion & Real-Time Relationships: The Logic of Love by Stefan Molyneux
http://www.freedomainradio.com/free/
One must respect the will of the child, while offering rational guidance and education, in order to make the world a significantly better place
bumper music "Fortunate Son" from Chronicle, Vol. 1: The 20 Greatest Hits (and Willy & The Poor Boys) album by Creedence Clearwater Revival
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Front Page Article in Keene Sentinel on Free Staters
http://freekeene.com/2008/08/31/front-page-article-in-keene-sentinel-on-free-staters/
Free State project is moving slowly: Like-minded people are still coming to the Granite State By PHILLIP BANTZ
The nature of the FSP motto...to get rid of, or not to get rid of, government?
The proper goal should be: To get rid of the powerful meme of government in the general populace
Is the power of the government in the people's hands?
The nature of the "idea of freedom" in California; reinventing yourself and your life, washing away useless traditions
Versus California's status quo political oppression that people don't think about (which pretty much exists everywhere)
Government rations things by having you stand in line
Special guest: "The Governator" ;)
Main question to him: Why didn't you let the government of California go bankrupt and thus disappear?
The market creates and rewards independent, self-sufficient people
Non-cooperative activists in Keene, NH challenging the "authority" of the governmental thugs
The greatness of civil disobedience is that it reveals the way of life of governmental employees (coercion)
Sam Dodson's great handiwork: The Obscured Truth Network - http://www.youtube.com/obscuredtruth
Governmental-issued "ID" is a typically unnoticed form of tyranny
The fear of liberty in a NH resident is typical in America; status quo, all the way!
Excuses for not being an activist for liberty: Don't want to be bothered; it's too difficult; I'm afraid; I can't do it!
Corrupt form of morality allows for political disrespect on a daily basis; "knuckling under for the common good"
"Good" slaves attack other slaves seeking freedom
What other people decided years, decades, and centuries ago has NOTHING to do with your individual rights in the present
The NH constitution's "common good" nonsense
In Search Of The Governed’s Consent http://completeliberty.com/chapter10.php
"The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights, cannot claim to be defenders of minorities." AR
http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/minorityrights.html
The culture of government; coercion and brainwashing
The Zimbabwe catastrophe, caused by government of course; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zimbabwe
Expanding the U.S. government's military empire into Africa...
http://www.africom.mil/  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Africa_Command
Beware slavespeak: http://www.buildfreedom.com/tl/tl07a.shtml
Magnetic field 'aids coma victim'
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7669056.stm
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation might be the cure for the terracrats in government...
The tremendous ills of coercive funding of scientific research (i.e., via taxation)
Basing your life on research money from government gives you little motivation to solve disease-related problems, unlike market-based research, which is currently hamstrung by authoritarian/obedience memes related to coercive organizations such as the FDA and protectionist rackets such as the AMA
Basically, it's time WAKE UP! You don't have to go through a windshield to be in a coma
bumper music "A Great Day for Freedom" from The Division Bell album by Pink Floyd
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Economics of Police Brutality by Art Carden
http://www.independent.org/blog/?p=174
All of the world's problems could be solved is we had clearly defined ownership
The contradiction of "public property" and the unaddressed fears of ownership
WE HOLD THESE TRUTHS TO BE SELF-EVIDENT (AFTER A BIT OF INSPECTION)
http://completeliberty.com/chapter3.php
Psychology of Ownership
http://www.logicallearning.net/libpsychologyofo.html
Competition is a civilizing force; externalities explained (they're all around us)
The Obviousness of Anarchy by John Hasnas http://www.mises.org/journals/scholar/hasnas.pdf
Riding shotgun with a cop; the-end-justifies-the-means argument to provide "security"
Part 1: http://freekeene.com/2008/10/21/conversation-with-shane-maxfield-kpd-lt-part-15/
Part 2: http://freekeene.com/2008/10/22/conversation-with-shane-maxfield-kpd-lt-part-25/
Part 3: http://freekeene.com/2008/10/23/conversation-with-shane-maxfield-kpd-lt-part-35/
Part 4: http://freekeene.com/2008/10/24/conversation-with-shane-maxfield-kpd-lt-part-45/
Part 5: http://freekeene.com/2008/10/25/conversation-with-shane-maxfield-kpd-lt-part-55/
Security comes with respect for individuals rights, not violation of them
'Competing' police forces follows from a privatized system (no "public property")
The ills of socialized/communized "services"--denying individuals self-responsibility
Crime is the Health of The State, The Kaptain's Log by Kapt Kanada, aka Manuel Miles
http://www.ncc-1776.org/tle2007/tle446-20071202-09.html
Statists practices of the fine arts of theft, rape, murder, arson, and duplicity
The Statist "justice" system grows with the creation of more unjust laws, i.e., those that infringe on individual rights
Government people protecting their own, essentially ensuring their own security, not yours
The practice of coercing you in order to "help" you; the immense propaganda needed to keep the sham going
Ayn Rand's contradictions about government and objective laws
http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/anarchism.html
Anarchy simply means "no rulers"--no tyrants allowed
The government is a naive floating abstraction; the meme of government isn't much different than the meme of God, except that government translates directly into violence
Projecting one's fears onto the marketplace, creating gangs of armed thugs in one's mind to somehow maintain the meme of government (which is a giant gang of armed thugs, btw)
More Guns, Less Crime: Understanding Crime And Gun-Control Laws by John R. Lott Jr. http://tinyurl.com/elg5u
For a rights-respecting person, the freedom to defend yourself is absolute
Peaceful coexistence is impossible with the gang called government
Defining one's terms: "competing governments" as contradictory
A coercive monopoly in the realm of justice essentially ruins society
Rand's (and big "O"bjectivists') strain of authoritarian sociopathy
Basically, people's fear of conflict with other people enslaves them and perpetuates government
A coercive monopoly of "justice" services, i.e., government (even one funded voluntarily) will always provide unjust and incompetent and expensive "services"
One case in point: Laws against private electricity production commerce; Jon Udell's Interviews with Innovators: Jock Gill - On Energy, IT, Markets and Society
http://itc.conversationsnetwork.org/shows/detail3825.html
My experiences with the local mafia with a flag--parking ticket Nazis--who look to make criminals out of rights-respecting individuals
The brilliance of Ayn Rand was that she taught individuals to think independently and to use logic according to the main metaphysical laws (identity, causality, and non-contradiction)
Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology by Ayn Rand, Leonard Peikoff, Harry Binswanger
http://scholar.google.com.mx/books?id=_znYGPoNe2wC&dq=subject:%22Objectivism+(Philosophy)%22&lr=&as_brr=0&hl=en&rview=1&pgis=1
Objectively speaking, the coercive monopoly of government is a authoritarian mythology that contradicts the virtue of justice
The Biological Basis of Teleological Concepts by Harry Binswanger
http://www.aynrandbookstore2.com/prodinfo.asp?number=CB02B
Seeing "police" for what they are: individuals who join a gang that violates individual rights and only pays lip service to the virtue of justice (enough to hoodwink those they rule over and maintain their coercive monopoly)
Central planning is authoritarian sociopathy writ large--in which fears and love of domination deny freedom of choice
The most vile form of mysticism: the murderous meme of government, which has no "procedural safeguards"
Government as the preeminent violator of individual rights: denying people's capacity to choose a real upholder of justice
So naturally, real upholders of justice will be seen as threats to government
Understanding individual rights is simple: Don't hit people, don't take their stuff, and honor your promises (though no involuntary servitude is valid)
"Our Enemy, The Party" by SEKIII posted by Wally Conger
http://wconger.blogspot.com/2008/10/our-enemy-party.html
The ills of "partyarchy," i.e., vote-chasing and power-seeking; the absurd oxymoron of politician libertarianism
"The hopeless utopia of minarchy"
Distinction between politics and ethics, objectively speaking
http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/morality.html
Seeking freedom via the State is wrong; to be consistent, one must favor not only abolition over gradualism but also market over power as the means to achieve freedom
SEKIII: "The State loses by each free transaction committed in defiance or evasion of its laws, regulations and taxes; the State gains by every compliance with, acceptance of, and payment to its institutions. Thus does agorism create anarchy and partyarchy preserve the State."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Counter-economics
Objectivists will always lose their argument for government to their more statist comrades
Coffee and chocolate are the key to long life by Richard Gray, Science Correspondent
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/politics/health/3223650/Coffee-and-chocolate-are-the-key-to-long-life.html
bumper music "Letter From The Government" by Brother Ali
http://www.brotherali.com/  http://www.myspace.com/brotherali

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