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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Why Not Restrict The Freedom Of Pilots?

I saw this joke. Someone wrote "Joe Stack misused a small airplane. We should restrict the freedom of people who own their own plane."

That'll never happen. Can you figure out why?

What type of people can afford their own airplane? Wealthy people and State insiders! A law restricting their freedom isn't going to pass.

BTW, I've seen a commonly cited misconception. "Joe Stack owned his own airplane." Actually, I read he was co-leasing it with someone else. Leasing a small airplane is a lot cheaper than buying one.

There's another bit "Joe Stack owned his own airplane! Why is he complaining?!" Just because your master allows you some possessions, doesn't mean your slavery is acceptable.

There are many positive inventions in our modern society. Most of them happened in spite of the State, rather than because of the State. For example, as soon as electricity was invented and widely sold, Edison and others lobbied for a State-backed monopoly. I can buy electricity in spite of the State, rather than because of the State.

Just because our modern society has some nice things, doesn't imply "Taxation is not theft! The State is beneficial!" The State has a monopoly. You can't prove things would be worse without a State violence monopoly. It's illegal for a group of people to get together and start a business that competes with the State monopoly.

2 comments:

Truth Excavator said...

Wealthy people, State insiders, and most important of all, drug traffickers.

Anonymous said...

Pensions for public sector workers cost each household 47, 000 Pounds.

See

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1259944/Public-pension-cost-soars-1-200billion.html

I read elsewhere the cost of policing is 800 Pounds per year per taxpayer.

Our family recently suffered a robbery. The time was known and the crime should have been caught on close circuit television. The crime was reported, but it seems the police never bothered to fish our the television footage and it was not investigated at all. The case was just closed.

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