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Accentuating the Liberal in Classical Liberal: Advocating Ascendency of the Individual & a Politick & Literature to Fight the Rise & Rise of the Tax Surveillance State. 'Illigitum non carborundum'.

Liberty and freedom are two proud words that have been executed from the political lexicon: they were frog marched and stood before a wall of blank minds, then forcibly blindfolded, and shot, with the whimpering staccato of ‘equality’ and ‘fairness’ resounding over and over. And not only did this atrocity go unreported by journalists in the mainstream media, they were in the firing squad.

The premise of this blog is simple: the Soviets thought they had equality, and welfare from cradle to grave, until the illusory free lunch of redistribution took its inevitable course, and cost them everything they had. First to go was their privacy, after that their freedom, then on being ground down to an equality of poverty only, for many of them their lives as they tried to escape a life behind the Iron Curtain. In the state-enforced common good, was found only slavery to the prison of each other's mind; instead of the caring state, they had imposed the surveillance state to keep them in line. So why are we accumulating a national debt to build the slave state again in the West? Where is the contrarian, uncomfortable literature to put the state experiment finally to rest?

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Thursday, April 18, 2013

My Piece on Marriage Equality, and the Absurdity of Parliament & Representational Democracy.

Below is simply the comment I have made to Eric Crampton’s post on this topic (he runs a great blog, by the way), which ended with Eric writing ‘Well done New Zealand’:

I'll be the party pooper and disagree Eric.

'Well done NZ' doesn't mean anything in this context. Marriage equality - and letting go the notion the government should be involved in marriage at all: they shouldn’t - should be a basic right beyond the vote. I found all the shenanigans last night absurd.

And okay we've got that now, but how about legalisation of cannabis, and euthanasia ... do we wait another 140 years before we're allowed those?

Last night simply showed we are a kindy of a country, not a country of free grown ups.

All we’re saying is, we’re serfs, and this once our political masters, sorry, representatives, have thrown this little bone to us, and allowed them to feel all good about themselves. And I notice the Campbell Live poll last night came out with over seventy percent against the vote, so it could be argued it's a non-representative law if we go with the tyranny of the majority. Ie, the gay community simply got lucky this once.

It, the system, is offensive to free men. Excuse the dreadful punning, but bugger representative democracy; bring on a constitutional republic in the form of minarchy.

(Probably got out of bed on the wrong side this morning).

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