Wes Alexander (in 2005)

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.