Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Which Shall We Treat, the Problem, or Symptoms?

My latest column is now up at Everything-Voluntary.com. It begins:
Voluntaryists are not pacifists, though they do encourage strategic pacifism on many fronts. In regards to the private ownership of weapons (from clubs to firearms), it is the perspective of this voluntaryist that such a "right," that is, the right to self-defense by any advantageous means possible, precedes all state constitutions, their amendments, and ultimately the state itself. Likewise, the right to say anything one wants to say, be it friendly, libelous, slanderous, or seditious, so long as one has permission of the owner on whose property they are standing when they say it (or write it), precedes the state. Having said that, what's all this talk about gun control and deporting Piers Morgan?

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