"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

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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

What would you do? And Do you believe in Justice?

In the first hour, we claim that the government is an immoral entity. We also discuss what we would do in the collapse of the the U.S. system. One of our first callers claims we would have to institute a "Leader," which we reject. We discuss the common law, and the fact that the American people cannot think outside political Law. In the second hour, we ask the people to get off their knees and quit begging for a man to rule over them.. We also discuss the difference between "government" vs. "governance," and whether we can discern between political law and common law.


  1. Bill -- the government can pay more because it doesn't have to please its "customers." It doesn't have the pressure of being driven out of business if it doesn't provide services which people voluntary pay the price of.

    Steve -- not everyone has the intellect, specialized skills, entrepreneurial skills or capital to work for himself. Some people are content to have a lesser income to have time to spend on other things. These people "hire" their bosses to do the entrepreneurial stuff on their behalf. That choice isn't incompatible with freedom.

    Phil (?) -- Government is the MONOPOLY PROVIDER of governance. Governance doesn't have to be provided by a monopoly provider any more than shoes have to be provided by a monopoly provider. The same logic which says that there must be a government at any sub-global range also applies to why there must be a global government -- do you object to a global government? What are you, an anarchist? There is no reason for that line of reasoning to stop at a lower level. Natalie hits it on the head in the next hour. On several points. Great call by her.

    Insurance companies could provide order/dispute resolution without being monopolies, for those who want something more explicit: http://mises.org/daily/2265/

    Excellent show.

    Jim in Kenai

  2. Wow.
    Excellent comment. I especially think the thought on world government is brilliant. If any government is desirable, the ultimate one should be the most desired. I am going to talk about that tomorrow on the program.
    Thanks Jim, and thanks for calling in last week.