When do we launch the armed resistance? That is the question bouncing around the libertarian/anarchist social media scene and blogosphere over the last few days. At what point do we stop risking arrest, stop pamphleting, stop speaking out, blogging, YouTubing and all that other stuff in favor of picking up arms and dropping cops and IRS agents by the dozens?
In this sixth episode of the new video blog, I explain why, for several reasons, the self-ownership principle is utter foolishness and makes no sense whatsoever. In fact, it fails the test for logical soundness on two counts. I put together a pretty detailed argument here, complete with solid references so if you assign a lot of importance to the self-ownership principle, this is going to shake you up!
In our 11th episode of The Art of Liberty podcast, John and I talk about peaceful parenting and Walter Block, an austrian economist and an-cap who argues that kids are not protected by the non-aggression principle and that parents are justified in using aggression against them. John and I obviously did not let this insanity pass unnoticed.
I find it entirely irrational and self-deceptive to think that Ron-Paulians are going to take over the GOP or even have any significant impact. When Ron Paul theoretically had a shot at the GOP nomination I was right in there with many many other people promoting him and donating money. That time has now passed. […]