When a man claims to be 'just following orders' - he loses a major piece of what makes him a human being. He sheds his humanity because instead of being an individual capable of wisdom, sound moral judgement and/or rational thought, he becomes nothing more than the extension of another man's will. When this happens, he is no longer a thinking man - he becomes simply a tool to be used. Like a machine following a program. Or like a wrench to a nut. The wrench does not think or feel, it is simply used,
The debate (unfortunately) rages on between Progressives, their Statist friends, and the defenders of liberty and the voluntary market. It's time to help put much of that debate to rest.
Much of the argument from 'the left' (whatever that even means these days, considering their ad-hoc defense and support of Obama, AKA Bush 2.0) attempts to center our economic and financial
Updated 03-22-2012 at 11:30 PM by Sentient Void
Remember when Ron Paul (at CPAC) was suggesting the ability to 'Opt-Out' of the system? I understand he was talking primarily about federal income tax - but why not think about it in terms of Federal, State, and Local?
I was thinking deeply on this the other day, and it's theoretical implications.
First, I would think passing 'Opt-Out' legislation would be less offensive (and thus easier to legislate successfully) to most liberals than outright abolishing or privatizing
Updated 07-11-2012 at 08:35 PM by Sentient Void