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“To a Fellow Politician in Washington, July 6th, 2017”

Vex not Thou the Poet's Mind

I remember you once asked,

How should I best serve the people?”

What I’ll tell you will sound hard

but is naturally and fearfully easy.

First, you wanna work at night

when the dazzling stars inspire smooth rhetoric.

In private, mind you. Public needs require secret newsfeeds.

Be sure you have the right tools and the right spot.

What you design in the dark should sound like this:

Each American should have their own place of rest,

fashioned with our lightly taxed cloth

pillows full as a soft father’s hands,

blankets tight as a woman’s grip.

His bed should be framed by the sturdiest wood,

fitting all and only his substance;

teach him to be an individual

and chase his own American Dream,

with no helping hand but yours.

They may wonder about random stuff like

the grave, or the coffin, or what happens at night,

but you can…

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Murray Rothbard – Left, Right, and the Prospects for Liberty

Murray Rothbard – Left, Right, and the Prospects for Liberty.

The only ULTIMATE difference between a democracy and a dictatorship.

Whether a country is a democracy or a dictatorship, the only difference is who gets to decide the enslavement of others: either one man, or the majority of people within a certain geographical area determined by a (comparatively) small group of get people who get paid to tell other people to go fight and defend those who they themselves have mastery of.

Politics.

Economics.

Voluntarism and Capitalism.

Anarch.

Politic.

No matter HOW many times the difference between politics is economics is stated, it’s NEVER going to be accepted by the majority.

If I could send you to jail if you didn’t buy hamburgers at the price that I wanted to, or if you didn’t buy as many hamburgers as I wanted you to, do you think I would supply you a very good hamburger?

Or let’s put it this way: one the one hand, I can use violence against you if you don’t buy my hamburgers at the prices that I ask, and also if you don’t buy as many of them as I want you to.

On the other hand, I cannot.

Under which circumstance do you think higher quality hamburgers are going to be provided?

Or let’s put it to you another way:

If I’m willing to use violence against you for not buying my hamburgerswhat makes you think that I will even create the hamburgers at all, and won’t just take your money anyway WITHOUT providing the hamburgers?

This is the political and economic forces at work.

Some will say “Cody, you can’t compare that to government, because government provides police protection, the roads, and the military.”

Obviously, they’ve never read a history book and understood it, so why even explain to them history and try to explain to them why it could have occurred?

Voluntarism and Capitalism.

Paying Taxes Should Be Voluntary.

Anarch.