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Our Big Problem and the Amazingly Simple Solution

Thursday, May 18, 2017 12:38
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Let me ask you a question.  Who owns you? Yeah, we know the international bankers hoodwinkded us way back when and replaced our gold backed currency with their fiat currency ponzi scheme, and federal reserve notes are really notes of debt, which means we’re all technically slaves to a debt-based system.  But does anybody on this blue spinning ball LEGITIMATELY own you.  Does anyone have a higher claim over your life than you do? Do YOU have authority over somebody else to the extent that you can say you own THEM?  In other words, do YOU have a higher claim over somebody else’s life and property than THEY do?

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If the answer is NO to both questions: NO no one has a higher claim over your life and property than you; and NO you don’t have a higher claim over someone else’s life and property them…then there’s another logical question that needs to be asked.

Can you delegate to someone else an “authority” or power that you don’t have?  How about if you get a group of your friends together.  If none of you individually has a higher authority than other humans, then there’s no way you have such an authority as a group and therefore you cannot delegate a non-existent authority to somebody else.

What if someone else claims to have authority over you? And by authority, I mean the actual right to rule another person.  I am NOT talking about the rightful authority a parent has over a child; or voluntarily submitting to the authority of a karate instructor, or a teacher or an employer.  These are all voluntary interactions that are mutually agreed to by both parties.

Here’s the deal, you own your own life. And each individual on the planet owns their own life.

The fundamental nature of individual liberty is based on THAT principle of self-ownership.

You own your life.  To deny this is to imply that another person has a higher claim over your life than you.

No other person or group of people owns your life.  And I’m talking about legitimate ownership.

Likewise, you don’t own the lives of others.

You exist within the framework of time.  Past Present and Future

This is manifest in Life, Liberty and the Product of your life and liberty

To lose your life is to lose your future

To lose your liberty is to lose your present

To lose the product of your life and liberty is to lose that portion of your past that produced it.

The product of your life and your liberty is your property

Property is the fruit of your labor and the product of your time, energy and talents

Property is that part of nature that you turn to valuable use

Property is also the property of others that is given to you by voluntary exchange and mutual consent.

People who exchange property are each benefited by the exchange, or they wouldn’t do it.

And only THEY may rightfully make that decision for themselves.

At times, through force or fraud, some people take from others without voluntary consent.

And with the initiation of force or fraud it is well-known that:

- To take a life is Murder
- To take liberty is slavery
- to take property is theft

And it is the same whether these actions are committed by one person acting alone; by the many acting against the few; or even by “officials” wearing costumes or standing in the supposed “authority” of a gloriously delcared title.

You have the right to protect your own life, liberty and justly acquired property from the forceful aggression of others.  

You have the right to ask others to help defend you.

But you do NOT have the right to initiate force against the life, liberty and property of others.

You also have no right to designate some person or a group of people to initiate force against others on your behalf.

You have the right to seek leaders and rulers for yourself.  But you have no right to impose rulers onto others.

No matter how officials are selected, they are only human beings like you and have no legitimate rights or claims that are higher than those of any other human beings…regardless of their imaginitive labels and offices they hide behind to justify their behavior…or the numbers of people encouraging them.

Officials have no right to murder, to enslave or to steal.

You cannot give them any rights that you yourself do not possess.

Since you own your life, you are responsible for your life.

You don’t rent your life from others who demand your obedience.  Nor are you a slave to others who demand your sacrifice.

You choose your own goals based on your own values.  

Success and failure are both the necessary and naturally occurring incentives of life to learn and to grow.

Your action on behalf of others and their action on behalf of you is only virtuous when it’s derived from voluntary mutual consent.

Because individual virtue can only exist when there is free choice.

This is the basis of a truly free society and it’s not only the most practical and humanitarian foundation for human action, it’s also the most ethical

Problems in the world that arise from the initiation of force by government have a solution.

The solution is for the people of the earth to stop asking government officials to initiate force on their behalf.

Evil does not only arise from evil people, but also from good people who tolerate the initiation of force as a means to their own ends.

In this way good people have empowered evil people throughout history.

Having confidence in a free society is to focus on the process of discovery in the market place of values rather than to focus on some imposed vision or goal.  Using governmental force to impose a vision on others is intellectual sloth and typically results in unintended, perverse consequences.

Achieving a free society requires courage to think, to talk and to act.

especially when it’s easier to do NOTHING.

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  • Just me

    Very true and well stated.

    In the midst of conflict, it takes more faith and courage to pursue peace than it does to take up arms. In the midst of peace, it take more faith and courage to take up arms than it does to compromise in order to prolong the peace.

  • diane

    Terrific video, and very true. Thank you!

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