Tag: freedom
America’s First Revolutionary
There can be no prescription old enough to supercede the Law of Nature and the grant of God Almighty, who has given to all men a natural right to be free, and they have it ordinarily in their power to make themselves so, if they please.–James Otis, Jr. James Otis, Jr. (2/5/1725-5/23/1783) of West Barnstable, Cape…
Memorial Day Thoughts
J. Edward Carp has already written a fine piece on Memorial Day, but I see no reason why there isn’t room for another. One might expect an anarchist such as myself to simply trash veterans as stooges of the state, but I have a more nuanced perspective to offer. Memorial Day is often used by…
Canadian Immigration Authorities
I had my first experience with the Canadian state this week. The immigration authorities questioned me about my trip to Canada. One dicey moment was when the customs officer asked about whether I paid taxes or not. I replied that I only pay sales tax. I haven’t made enough money to pay income tax since…
Perfect Freedom
Perfect freedom is often dismissed as a fantasy. This post is aimed at refuting that notion. A good starting point is the late Ellen Willis’s distinction between personal and sovereign freedom. The former pertains to the ability to do whatever you want as long as you obey the law of equal freedom. This law stipulates…
Pay Taxes or Go Directly to Jail
It’s been more than a month since Toine Manders, tax consultant and former leader of the Dutch Libertarian Party, was arrested and jailed for protecting his clients from theft.  Less than a week away from his son’s first birthday Toine is still held prisoner and his custody has been extended for an additional 90 days….
An Open Letter To The Peace Movement: Reply To A Friend’s Criticisms Expanded
In a previous post; the following was said: You’re more concerned with property values than human freedom. What’s truly destructively selfish is your willingness to use initiatory force to uphold your property values. Freedom matters more. My interlocutor responded to the comment thusly: It’s not that I’m more concerned with property values than personal freedom…
Bradley Manning: The Mighty Fist!
On Wednesday, we learned the fate of American whistleblower PFC Bradley Manning. Manning was sentenced to  35 years in prison for leaking documentation of war crimes to Wikileaks, after conviction on violating key provisions of the Espionage Act (an act which is in and of itself an offense to liberty and repeatedly abused by the…
The Declaration of Independence in American
WHEN THINGS get so balled up that the people of a country got to cut loose from some other country, and go it on their own hook, without asking no permission from nobody, excepting maybe God Almighty, then they ought to let everybody know why they done it, so that everybody can see they are…
The Right to Ignore the State
As a corollary to the proposition that all institutions must be subordinated to the law of equal freedom, we cannot choose but admit the right of the citizen to adopt a condition of voluntary outlawry. If every man has freedom to do all that he wills, provided he infringes not the equal freedom of any…
Report to change British press future
One major event to watch for today is the release of the Leveson Inquiry Report.
Gaza’s Youth Manifesto for Change!
We want to be free, we want to live, we want peace.
Desligarse del Estado
Sheldon Richman: El derecho a desligarse del estado significaría que nadie podría forzarte a participar en ninguna actividad gubernamental con la que no estés de acuerdo.
Capitalism: Yes and No
The issue, I repeat, is not between socialism and capitalism, in any meaningful sense of the words. In the broadest sense, it is between freedom and tyranny.
Opting Out of the State
Sheldon Richman: The freedom to opt out means that no one can force you to participate in any government activity that you object to.
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The Art of Being Free
Wally Conger: I can ask for no better guidebook to fighting for and living the stateless life.
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The Lost Generation’s Call To Action
Keith Taylor: We don’t need “the job creators.”
Liberty and Creativity
Darian Worden on how creativity fosters freedom, and freedom promotes creativity.
Anarchy and Democracy
Fighting Fascism
Markets Not Capitalism
The Anatomy of Escape
Organization Theory