I will just go through a quick run down of the things that I believe regarding government, as I am headed to Libertopia
very soon (tomorrow, and I am anxious).
This is a question of morals. I'll start by asking this: who has control over you and your life? Would you agree that the only one who can rightfully tell you what to do or how to do it would be yourself? That anything else would be immoral?
So if you agree with this...that you think the only person in charge of yourself..let me ask this: Would you not agree that someone forcing you to do something by the threat of violence is wrong and immoral? Let's give an example of the brute force in African nations forcing young boys to take up arms and murder their own family and join the side of evil or to be murdered and tortured, but first having to see it happen to their family. I think most would agree that this is wrong. Well, let's give another, let horrendous example. Let's say a group of armed men came into your community and told everyone that they had to follow the new rules or they would be shot, even if you think the new rules are wrong. Still think this is wrong?
Well, this is what the government is. Every government. They use the threat of violence to get you to do what they want. Behind every law is a gun enforcing it...the initiation of violence. The government threatens you to do what it wants, but makes it seem like it's a good thing, that you're doing this for the "greater good." Some may argue that to keep peace and order, this is the way that it's supposed to be..that in order to enjoy freedom, there has to be some give in that take.
Well, I disagree. There really aren't that many criminals in the world, that actually harm people, that we need protection from. You say, but look at all the "criminals" in prison. But, think about it. How many of those people are imprisoned because they actually harmed someone? The majority of people in prison are those that have broken the law with the State as the "victim." And it's my opinion that people should protect themselves in the event someone tries to harm them.
I somewhat digress. My point is, it's not okay for anyone, even the government, to regulate my life, especially with the threat of violence. It's my opinion, it doesn't have to be yours. If you think about it, governments throughout history have done SO much more damage than good. And be honest with yourself when you think about this. It's government that's created classes and the poor. If people were able to do as they wish and create without being penalized, there wouldn't be so many unfortunate souls who scrape to get by. The welfare system has only made the situation worse. Wars are terrible, evil things...and what are the causes of war? Religion...and government. Governments pitted against each other for immoral reasons. War is immoral, and it's not good for people to be involved with it. There's a reason PTSD and suicides by returning vets are a problem.
The truth is, we can live peacefully side by side without government. Most of us do it every single day. And, the truth is somewhat uncomfortable, once one sees the government as it really is, without turning a blind eye or listening to propaganda spewed by popular media. The truth should make you angry if you really see things as they are. If you're interested in the truth, I suggest these Facebook pages: The Idealist
, and Exposing the Truth
. There's some others you'll discover if you root around..
But I'm not trying to force anyone to see things as I do. I just think that so many people are in this box, that they can't see the possibilities without the government's existence. It's easy for me to see people living together peacefully, I just wish more people could.
So I'm packing, and I'm nervous about traveling. The furthest I've traveled alone is three and a half hours in my car, and I've only been on a plane once....anyway, I have to continue packing...I hope everyone is well!!