My eyes were opened to the realities of freedom and liberty when I came across Murray Rothbard’s “Man, Economy and the State” nearly 10 years ago.
My Fundamental Principles
Here is a logical, reality-based, consistent set of principles through which all of life can be processed.
It starts with four overarching provable human concepts:
1.I own myself.
2.Theft is evil.
3.Enslaving is evil.
4.Committing fraud is evil.
You cannot disagree with my opinions without disagreeing with at least one of these precepts.
On Personal Liberty
All rights are derived from self ownership. No person should initiate the use of force or fraud against any other person. Every person has the right to exercise sole dominion over his own life and property so long as he does not forcibly interfere with the equal right of others to do the same.
On Human Governance
In human governance, every effort should be made to maximize individual liberty and protect property rights. However, once any compulsion (force) is introduced to advance any social good, whoever introduced the compulsion has accepted in practice, that the “good” is whatever the strongest (those with the guns, jails and the ability and power to impose fines) say it is.
Regulation, and the voting directly or indirectly for any regulation, is the ethical equivalent of slavery.
Taxation, and the voting directly or indirectly for any taxation, is the ethical equivalent of theft.
There is no alternative, coherent position which, for example, seeks justice, equity or more efficient markets. All other positions are a degradation of individual liberty to one degree or another.
Jericho lives and breathes technology. He is also the creator of reboot the republic.
“During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.” -George Orwell