The Obviousness of Anarchy: Police

Written by John Hasnas, Associate Professor, Georgetown University, J.D., Ph.D, LL.M

Continued from The Obviousness of Anarchy: Courts

Regardless of whether a state is needed to supply law and courts, supporters of government are adamant that police must be supplied exclusively by government. It may be true that the market can adequately supply most goods and services, but police services are unique in that they inherently involve the use of coercion. Obviously, no civilized society can permit competition in the use of violence. Civil society is formed precisely to escape from that situation. Unless government brings the use of violence under its monopolistic control, peaceful coexistence is impossible, and life is indeed as “nasty, brutish, and short” [23] as Hobbes contended.

Before I respond to this by suggesting that you look around, reflect for a moment on the silliness of this argument. For if civil society cannot exist without a government monopoly over the use of coercion, then civil society does not exist. Societies do not spring into existence complete with government police forces. Once a group of people has figured out how to reduce the level of interpersonal violence sufficiently to allow them to live together, entities that are recognizable as governments often develop and take over the policing function. Even a marauding band that imposes government on others through conquest must have first reduced internal strife sufficiently to allow it to organize itself for effective military operations. Both historically and logically, it is always peaceful coexistence first, government services second. If civil society is impossible without government police, then there are no civil societies.

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It’s Not Just a Difference of Opinion

Written by Cash Snowden.

Statists, this is for you. You like to call the fact that I take issue with non-consensual interactions my ‘political opinion.’ When I object to the initiation of violence against non-aggressors, you call this my ‘theory.’ When I explain the non-aggression principle, and you reject it as misguided, in order to not express rage equal to that of a mother defending her baby’s life, I must summon all my resolve to remain calm. Most of the time I manage to pull this off quite well. I remember I don’t need you to be different than you are. I don’t require you to understand. You don’t know any better.

You aren’t the only one. Most people are just like you. I must remind myself “They know not what they do.” Statists are not capable at all of understanding the righteous outrage that seizes my body when they tell me that we should just agree to disagree about the initiation of force against peaceful non-aggressors. “Not everyone will agree with your political opinions,” statists tell me. “You just have to accept that we have a difference of opinion.” You, statists, know not what you say, no matter how much it seems like you do understand, and that you just don’t care, you really don’t understand. If you did understand you would care.

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Woody Harrelson, the Anarchist

Written by Winter Trabex.

When Suzanne Collins wrote the three Hunger Games books, she might have not have had Woody Harrelson in mind when she wrote about Haymitch Abernathy. Haymitch, in the fictitious world of Panem, is a Hunger Games winner whose job it is to coach new participants in the games while living out of a bottle in between. As a coach, Haymitch trains people to survive a competition where people are not meant to survive, an impossible task. He does his best, as he sees it, only to watch people die. It turns out that this a reality he can’t deal with.

At first glance, Harrelson appears to be a mild-mannered, middle-aged, balding man. The kind of man who would stop in the middle of the road to avoid running over a squirrel. He smiles a lot, as though he’s privy to a joke that only he understands. It is as though he is forever laughing at the world, his mirth too great to constrain.

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Century of Enslavement: The History of The Federal Reserve

What is the Federal Reserve system? How did it come into existence? Is it part of the federal government? How does it create money? Why is the public kept in the dark about these important matters? In this feature-length documentary film, The Corbett Report explores these important question and pulls back the curtain on America’s central bank.

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If Jefferson Were Writing the “Declaration of Independence” These Days

Written by Cash Snowden.

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If Jefferson were writing the Declaration of Independence these days:  “a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation…let Facts be submitted to a candid world.”

–He has forbidden us to adopt a child without his permission.

–He has required us to use currency produced by a private banking cartel which creates currency as debt out of thin air and charges we the people interest on what did not exist to be lent.

–In defiance of the first amendment of the bill of rights of the U.S. Constitution, he has sent undercover agents and assets to influence our political opinions, calling us paranoid libertarians, while simultaneously running through both the government and through contractors paid by government, cognitive infiltration operations, and counter intelligence scams against us using dummy social media accounts. Continue reading

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