06-26-2016, 08:54 PM
Mm. True. I think, though, that the so called free contract principle that angela mentioned is ultimately dependent upon coercion, too. In other words, I think that her so called free contract would still devolve into a social contract. And justice itself would likely turn into a commodity, too. Which is dangerous. And far more tyrannical than anything we've known throughout history.
Anyway. Far too complex of a discussion for the purpose of this thread. Maybe some other time we can go through and analyze all of the different isms that function and self-identify (equally dangerous) with libertarianism in some detail for comparison sake of their end results once thought all the way through. Reason being is that many, many ideas, comparable to stalking horses, are often forwarded in the name of liberty, that, once thought all the way through, are technically counterintuitive to it in scope. And often counterintuitive in a way that defies any principles of non-aggression. Again, how would one physically enforce their rule of me not driving on their private road if I didn't pay them money to do so? How would they enforce the idea that simply not driving on their private road is the only means of opting out?
Of course, simply not driving on someone's private road isn't the only way to opt out. angela's description supports/furthers that notion that a monopoly must exist and guide the terms of controversy by the mere fact that the only way to opt opt, by her model, is to simply not drive. A pay me or you don't drive kind of deal. How would she enforce it? That's a fair question to ask. What if I decide that simply not driving on her road isn't the only way to opt out? What if I just build my own private road to compete with hers complete with my own private security forces...also to compete with hers? How do you think that would end up? It'd likely get jiggy as a mofo in a hot second. Well...unless her private security came to my doorstep to maybe "talk me out of it" first.
Similar to what Dear Leader was saying the other day...