Politicians at every level talk about freedom, liberty, and justice. They also act. Unfortunately, the speechifying seldom matches the action. I submit that ownership is a function of control and exercising control is an act of ownership. Please tell me why the state at every level feels compelled to control my body, my land, my business, my children, my health, my income, my pets, my personal defense, and my choice to set or reject any price on any product. Please tell me how the state can justify the use of force, or the threat of force, to control every aspect of private property. Please help me understand why it would be unjust for an individual to resist such immoral force.
Socialism is certain to prove the road NOT to freedom, but to dictatorship and counter-dictatorships, to civil war of the fiercest kind. Socialism achieved and maintained by democratic means seems definitely to belong to the world of utopias.
Shoot low boys. They’re ridin’ Shetland ponies.
And he shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. But they shall sit every man under his vine and under his fig tree; and none shall make them afraid: for the mouth of the Lord of hosts hath spoken it