THE LIBERTARIAN ENTERPRISE
Number 791, October 5, 2014
Bureaucracy is the form of government in which
everybody is deprived of political freedom, of
the power to act; for the rule by Nobody is
not no-rule, and where all are equally
powerless we have a tyranny without a tyrant.
Special to L. Neil Smith's The Libertarian Enterprise
We only have one "representative" in the US Congress for all of Wyoming, and I'm on her website mailing list.
This week she's writing to complain about Harry Reid, a frequent theme:
Her focus, however, is really on the latest bill to be sidelined by Reid's tactics. H.R. 4: the Jobs for America Act.
All that sounds like a good idea at first glance, but if you are truly interested in individual liberty and self ownership, it's easy to spot the big flaw here.
By what legitimate authority does the US government, any part or person, have anything to say about any of it? Why do so many people assume that these things can only be decided, managed, paid for and organized by some non-voluntary government entity or personality? Why should any one person, such as Mr Reid, or any group of people, such as the congress, senate, president, etc... be able to block others from doing what is best for them and for their own property, in voluntary association and cooperation with their neighbors?
I suspect that H.R. 4 would be a very good thing. I know that the elimination of the 900 lb gorilla of government, sitting front and center in every home and business across the country, would be 100% better. I'd very much rather the "congress" did absolutely nothing at all. I'd rather it did not exist.
How about you?
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