quarta-feira, Julho 30, 2014

Citação Liberal do Dia

Sobretudo útil quando se debatem conflitos entre Estados...
A group, as such, has no rights. A man can neither acquire new rights by joining a group nor lose the rights which he does possess. The principle of individual rights is the only moral base of all groups or associations.
Ayn Rand

Health, Education And Welfare

Milton Friedman - Health, Education And Welfare

terça-feira, Julho 29, 2014

La libertad explicada a terrícolas

Luis Alberto Iglesias - La libertad explicada a terrícolas

Escravatura fiscal

O Estado não é pessoa de bem por José Manuel Fernandes:
O Estado português especializou-se, nos últimos anos, em sugar os portugueses contribuintes até ao tutano. Não falo apenas dos sucessivos aumentos de impostos, única forma aparentemente constitucional de equilibrar as contas públicas. Falo sobretudo da forma desleal como o Estado se relaciona com os cidadãos, das armadilhas legais que se destinam unicamente a onerá-lo e da forma como os serviços públicos tratam sempre de cobrar primeiro e perguntar depois.
Porque é mesmo verdade, e volto ao Henrique: em Portugal, “uma pessoa honesta é vítima de extorsão legal e de abuso de autoridade”.

Teachers Unions vs. Students

Teachers Unions vs. Students

abolish all police

Former decorated cop says abolish all police:
Police should react similar to firemen and never leave the building until it is time to investigate a crime that has been committed against a person or property.

When a murder, robbery or theft occurs, investigators should be sent to gather evidence, solve the crime and make the arrest. This should be the only role of police.

We do not need police to be our first responders or protectors. As mentioned earlier, police rarely catch a thief, or stop rape or robbery in progress. We can be our own first responders and do it faster and with greater skill. Neighbors and friends and passerby’s can respond and help much faster than the police.

Finally, nowhere in history can we find an example of government working.

In fact, governments have always turned dark and corrupt which always leads to mass suffering. Government lovers claim humans are incapable of governing themselves yet they cheer and vote for a few humans to control them.

If humans can’t govern themselves, then how can one expect a few of these humans to govern millions? Abolish all governments. They don’t work. Any continued support of government is continued support of force, coercion and non-consensual relationships.

Peaceful Anarchy is a good start.

domingo, Julho 27, 2014

Capitalism is Better

Why Capitalism is Better than Socialism

Epitaph on the Politician Himself

Here richly, with ridiculous display,
The politician's corpse was laid away.
While all of his acquaintances sneered and slanged,
I wept--for I had longed to see him hanged.
Hilaire Belloc

Neocon "Peace"

Ron Paul: I Don't Blame America for 9/11, 'I Blame Neocons'

BÓNUS - What the Media Won’t Report About Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 por Ron Paul


Robert Higgs:
Imagine a war in which there are no genuine good guys among the leaders on either side and in which a great many others, who bear no significant responsibility for the war's being initiated, constitute nearly the entire body of those killed and those whose property is damaged or destroyed. You've just imagined most of the wars in history. Once again, collectivism is the root of the evil.

There's no need to take sides, except with the innocent who suffer through no fault of their own.

Democracy Is a Fraud

What If Democracy Is a Fraud? por Andrew P. Napolitano:
What if you were allowed to vote only because it didn’t make a difference? What if no matter how you voted the elites always got their way? What if the concept of one person/one vote was just a fiction created by the government to induce your compliance?

Liberdade vs. Estatismo

Clearly explained why Orthodox Jews refuse to serve in IDF

quarta-feira, Julho 23, 2014

Convenient Boogeymen

Convenient Boogeymen

Convenient Boogeyman - transcrição

Thou shalt not steal, except by majority vote

A Dialogue on Social Justice:
We live in an era in which voters have elected politicians who vote for programs of state intervention. People with badges and guns threaten those who prosper through exchange. Yet, lo and behold, economic inequality is still with us. But what we find is this: those who get very rich seem to be able to avoid the long arm of the law. In fact, they seem to be the beneficiaries of it. A century after the Progressive movement gained its greatest triumphs -- the Federal Reserve System, the federal income tax, and the direct election of U.S. Senators -- there is still economic inequality. The spiritual heirs of the Progressive offer a solution: more of the same.

Those of us who remain skeptical of the Progressives and their heirs propose a rollback of the power of the state.

If you get individual justice, there will be greater social justice. That is our position. We are beginning to get a hearing. Meanwhile, the West's economy is in the hands of unelected central bankers and the few dozen major banks, which central banks represent. We are told that we need central banks in order to insure the independence of banking from politics. The defenders of social justice actually believe this -- all in the name of mass democracy. What we have are the most powerful cartels in history: commercial banking cartels.

Consistency is not one of the strengths of those who defend social justice.
It's a debate over two views of theft:
  • Thou shalt not steal.
  • Thou shalt not steal, except by majority vote.
Take your pick.

terça-feira, Julho 22, 2014