By Chris Rossini
Liberty rests on a solid foundation of non-aggression. No one, including (and especially) government has the right to use aggressive force against anyone else. Interactions between people are to be voluntary, and if someone veers off and decides to use force, or commit fraud, government's job is to punish the aggressor.
Today, in America, the ideas of Liberty have been turned completely upside down. The idea that 'Might Makes Right' has been accepted and embraced. The use of aggressive force (especially by government) is just about worshipped in all aspects of life.
It starts at the very beginning. Children are forced into government buildings, during their most impressionable years, to be "schooled" by the government. What a recipe for disaster. Year-after-year, this "system" is widely acknowledged as a failure.
But, instead of removing the government force, the only idea that ever prevails is to throw more money at it. But more money never has, and never will solve the problem. We are individuals. A one-size-fits-all education system is the antithesis of individuality.
Government force and education must be separated completely.
Then we move to the economy, where federal, state, and local governments are woven like spider webs into every facet of business down to the tiniest minutia. The results are an abysmal failure as the standard of living in America has stagnated for many decades. Americans live on credit cards and loans of every variety just to get by.
But, instead of removing government force, it's much easier to blame foreign nations and call for more government interventions.
More might. More force.
This error is on auto-pilot and has been for over 100 years.
Just as we must remove government force from education, so must it be removed from the economy.
Then we move to the BIG ONE. America's foreign policy of 'Might Makes Right' is the biggest and most expensive failure of them all.
For 100 years, the American government has been intervening with violent force in the affairs of other nations. This will go down in the history books as one of mankind's greatest tragedies. Here was a country that started out with the philosophy of Liberty, only to throw it all away by worshipping the exact opposite.
Despite decade after decade of failure, TRILLIONS are extracted from people living on credit cards to fuel a philosophy of 'Might Makes Right.'
Here's the truth:
Might DOES NOT Make Right.
And it doesn't matter if 99.9999% believe that it does. Americans have been brainwashed into believing that if a majority of people believe and want something, that it should be so, and that it is somehow sacred.
Ultimately, this philosophy burns itself out.
If it didn't, all of the earlier attempts at Empire would still be with us. The Roman Empire would still exist, as would Spanish, British...etc....etc.
But they do not.
As the worship of force in America approaches and ultimately reaches its burnout point, a new philosophy will have to be embraced.
Americans will have to try again and start over.
Why not take the best of what our Founders were thinking? Why not actually embrace the words of the Declaration of Independence?
Why not Live and Let Live?
Why not keep our hands off other people and their stuff?
Why not voluntary interactions, respect for private property, and sound money?
It's surely better than this.