"Posterity, you will never know how much it cost the present generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it. If you do not, I shall repent in heaven that ever I took half the pains to preserve it." -John Adams

Welcome to Patriot's Lament. We strive here to educate ourselves on Liberty. We will not worry ourselves so much with the daily antics of American politics, and drown ourselves in the murky waters of the political right or left.
Instead, we will look to the Intellectuals and Champions of Liberty, and draw on their wisdom of what it is to be a truly free people. We will learn from where our Providential Liberties are derived, and put the proper perspective of a Free Individual and the State.
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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Life After Ron Paul and What Might Freedom Look Like?

In this episode we ask the question: What will happen after Ron Paul? So many are waiting for him to free them from regulations and draconian laws, but freedom is a state of mind that we must each discover within ourselves. The work of spreading the ideas of liberty and freedom are also not Ron Paul's responsibility, it is our responsibility as individuals.

As Butler Shaffer reminds us:
Freedom is a state of mind that each of us must discover for ourselves. In so doing, we will find that there is nothing that anyone in authority can do to make our world more peaceful orderly, or free. There are no institutional reforms, or ideologies, or more fashionable gurus to save us: such thinking only continues our sense of irresponsibility.

In the first hour we discuss how roads are already self-regulating and also the modern belief in magic that we call the "legal system."

In the second hour we discuss various aspects of what a non-state society might look like. We get bogged down in details now and then, but offer a few possibilities for how roads, defense, and things of this nature might be provided.

I again recommend to anyone interested in this topic to read The Market for Liberty as an introduction to this philosophy.http://mises.org/books/marketforliberty.pdf

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