Wednesday, June 25, 2014

How do You Spread Liberty?

I meant what I said in the title of this post. This blog post is just a question. And I want answers. I have many ideas for future blog posts but nothing was ready for this week. So I decided to do something a little different.

There are many ways to spread the message of liberty. Some ways are more effective while other ways are less effective. I want to hear your thoughts on the matter. What ways do you advocate? What ways do you NOT advocate? I want as many comments as possible but even just one will still be helpful. So, don't be shy! Comment!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Let's Play "Is it a Crime?"

Welcome to everyone's favorite gameshow, "Is it a Crime?"! I'm your host, Dan Pratt. As always, the object of the game is to determine how many violent acts each contestant can get away with. The contestant who is allowed to commit the most amount of brutal deeds will win the game! Today's game features two very special contestants. Our challenger for today grew up in your hometown, likes to do the things that you do, and just wants to live his life in peace. Welcome, Average Joe! And we welcome back our defending champion. He was conceived as a tool for forceful domination, enjoys getting involved in everyone's lives, and believes that there is only one way to do everything. Welcome, Government! We will ask each contestant whether or not specific activities constitute a crime. Let's go straight to the questions!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

That Awkward Moment You Realize You are Promising to Obey a Piece of Fabric

Have you ever thought about the Pledge of Allegiance? I mean really thought about it. People all over the country say it all the time, usually without thinking about it. But where did it come from? Did George Washington write it on wet parchment as he courageously crossed the Delaware River? Did Abraham Lincoln dictate it as he lay dying from a fatal gunshot wound? Did some entrepreneur use the words of a socialist to market and sell American flags? You would think that finding out the origin of the pledge would be an important part of understanding it. And besides the origin, why do we say it?

Let me tell you what went on in my head when, for the first time ever, I decided to think about the words of the Pledge of Allegiance and decide whether I agreed with them or not.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

How to End a Government in Six Easy Steps

Any government is illegitimate and, therefore, needs to cease to exist. But how will that actually happen? How can you go back to the way things were before government existed? Governments have been interfering with the free market for a long time and it would be very difficult to try to reverse everything that even a single government has done. I have a proposal for dealing with such a situation. My plan is simple, it can be done in an orderly fashion, and it requires no additional aggression or central planning.

Step 1: Get a critical mass of individuals to reject the notion of government authority (simple enough, right?).