1. The State is a coercive monopoly; it must initiate force on non-violent people or cease being a State.
2. Taxation is compulsory. This implies you have no choice. What right does the State have to impose compulsory dues? None.
The State demands you pay and threatens and initiates force for disobedience.
2A. Taxation is criminal if you do it. How can it be legitimate for someone to do something which is criminal? It can’t. Taxation is criminal.
2B. The State exists by virtue of taxation. If The State only took voluntary contributions, if it did not extort (“tax”), it would not be the State. Who would be imposing taxation if there were no State? How would the State exist if it did not have the power to tax?
3. How can the State maintain a monopoly without threatening and initiating force? It cannot. (This is for “defensive monopoly minarchists.”) The State either threatens force to maintain it’s purported monopoly or it ceases to be the State.
The State is a criminal organization.
- If there were no “police,” and someone was breaking into houses in your area, would you demand all your neighbors pay to have someone “protecting” them/their property.. and send armed men.. the same armed men you claim will be “protecting” them.. to remove your neighbors from their houses by force if they didn’t pay?
- If there were no public schools, but there was a local private school nearby that you had to pay for directly, would you go to your neighbors house and demand they pay into the school, and send armed men to remove them from their house by force if they didn’t? if you think that is wrong, what about “voting” makes it okay for a politician, “tax” collectors, and the police to take part in such activities?
- If the “government” has the right, or authority, to tack various fees for “services” onto a property regardless of your wishing for or using those “services,” and remove you from property by force for not paying.. who owns property?
- When “the government” demands money from you for services you never asked for, and/or never used, and initiates force against you for not paying, is it a) protecting you or b) extorting you ?
- Do you have the right, power, or authority to “tax” your neighbors? To impose or force “services” on them regardless of their wishes, and demand their wealth in payment? If not, how can you delegate this right, power, or authority to someone else?
- If you vote against a politician, or you dont vote.. and the person you voted against, or didnt vote for, wins and imposes some “law” upon you, when did you consent? Would you consider defending yourself against these impositions to be immoral?
- If the people in “government” are your servants, why do they demand your obedience under threat of violence?
- The person on the street, who you didn’t “vote” for, who demands your wealth and obedience and hurts you if you disobey, why aren’t they “the government,” but the person in the office, who you didn’t “vote” for, who demands your wealth and obedience and will send armed men to hurt you if you disobey, why are they “the government” ?
- If some group was invading, or threatening to invade “the country,” and some group of people, your own “countrymen,” decided everbody has to pay so that “the government” can “protect” everyone, and threatens force for disobedience to this demand for “taxes,” how is that group of “countrymen” different than the group that wishes to invade and try to control you?
- Government is Magic…Watch in frustration as Jan Helfeld uses the socratic method to expose Sen. Inoue’s inconsistent logic. But Jan, don’t you know government is magic?
- The State versus the Highwayman – Lysander Spooner
- No Treason, No. 6, The Constitution of No Authority, Lysander Spooner
- Objectivism & The State: An Open Letter to Ayn Rand, Roy Childs, Jr. Regarding the nature “the state” and the contradictions of “limited government.”
- Voluntaryists -vs- Socialists debate
- Outside The Cage ep1, Larken Rose
- The Most Dangerous Superstition, Larken Rose (first fifty pages)
- I’m allowed to rob you!
- “It [the belief in/the institution of “government”] is not a rational construct, not a way to get along, not a way to organize and cooperate.. it is a hallucination of something that is not there: a group with the right to rule.” Larken Rose – Free Your Mind Conference 2011
- Larken Rose (anarchist) debates Michael Benoit (“Libertarian”) pt I
- Larken Rose (anarchist) debates Michael Benoit (“Libertarian”) pt II
- The Peter Mac Show: Larken Rose guest hosts for Peter. Bill Malloy is guest. Peter calls in near the end -regarding giving up the myth of “government” entirely.
- The Peter Mac Show: Can “government” be limited? Bill Buppert joins Peter to help answer this question. [mp3]
- Rothbard destroys a common statist argument.
- The Myth of The Rule of Law – John Hasnas
- The Obviousness of Anarchy, Hasnas
- The Laws of The Jungle, Allen Thornton From a Christian perspective.
- Exploring Liberty: The Machinery of Freedom. David Friedman is an economist, political philosopher, and the author of many books including The Machinery of Freedom, wherein he lays the groundwork for a society based exclusively on voluntary transactions. In this Exploring Liberty lecture, Friedman discusses the main premises of The Machinery of Freedom and offers a few additional conclusions he has reached in the years after the first edition of the book was published in 1973.
- The Practical Case for “Anarcho-capitalism.” Peter Leeson gives a fantastic lecture regarding the practicality of a Voluntaryist society.