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April 21, 2011

The Statist Mind: Freedom Requires Slavery

Statists think of freedom in a contradictory way. For instance, they say things like this, “People should be free from want.” This means that if some are hungry then others must be forced to feed them.

The end sought is noble, but look at the means. Some must lose their freedeom to choose so that others can be free from want.

I too want to see everyone fed. I’m eager to help finance efficient means for achieving this, but I do not consider The State to be efficient. This does not matter to the Statists, who all maintain that I must be compelled to comply with their way of doing things.

The Statist wants to enslave me for however long I must work to fund his monopolistic approach to achieving our mutual goal.

We both want everyone to be free from serious deprivation, but only the Statist is willing to enslave people to achieve this.

Statists sometimes pursue worthy goals, but the means they choose are vile and contradictory.

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