Presenting the argument to statists that government is violence. We have all been there. We share our experiences. I should point out that the government that the title is referring to is the state. Some have broader definitions for the word. Even the word state has been confused by the Orwellian existence of the United “States.” State means one thing when referring to Chile or Japan and something else when referring to Michigan. The intent of this, of course, was to pretend that Michigan was going to be as Chile or Japan but clearly it’s not. The United States is a state. Michigan is not.
Prof CJ’s Dangerous History Podcast, A history of American Slavery Part I, Origins of Atlantic Slavery
Stefan Molyneux’s reading of Lenard Reed’s two talks, called The Fall of Rome and Modern Parallels.
They Lie: Why does anyone over 30 vote? Nearly every president makes a huge historical campaign promise that is an utter lie. On this topic, I bring up President Roosevelt’s campaign speech in Boston, on October 30, 1940. There is a tiny clip in the video. I wish the clip had been just a bit longer but I could not find it. Below is what I would have liked to have included in the video and you can read the entire speech here:
And while I am talking to you mothers and fathers, I give you one more assurance.
I have said this before, but I shall say it again and again and again:
Your boys are not going to be sent into any foreign wars.
They are going into training to form a force so strong that, by its very existence, it will keep the threat of war far away from our shores.
The purpose of our defense is defense.
Tom Woods, Robber Barons and The Progressive Era. It’s a great lecture dispelling common myths that actually hurt society for people to believe. About 49 minutes in, Tom tells a story about Dow trying to keep from being put out of business by a classic undercut, crush, and raise prices scam. Dow did an excellent job.
The never ending question: What about the _____? (whatever people want tax dollars to provide.)