reply to post by hooper
I';m fine with giving up the so-called "benefits" of this society. In fact, they are benefits are at all. I don't need anyone telling me how to
live my life, making my choices for me. In fact, the only laws that should exist, are the so-called natural laws. If you initiate force against
someone else, then you break the law. If you don't initiate force against someone else, then you don't break the law. Everything else is just
The people should not have to rely on government, telling them what to do and when to do or even telling them what is safe and what isn't because
ultimately, it isn't the interest of the people that the government - or those who influence it - holds.
People would be much better off if they made their choices on their own or exercized their critical self thinking skills and those that w/couldn't,
wouldn't fair well anyway.
For instance, if people didn't rely on the government to make their choices in the first place, then the first responders probably would have worn
resporaters, instead, they listened to the government who said it was safe and entrusted that the government had their best interests at heart.
With that being said, it isn't only this situation but rather almost everything in life. Instead of making our choices, we are forced
on government to not only protect us, but also make our choices for us.
I don't know about anyone else, but I am responsable and capable of making my own choices. I know what's best for me better than anyone else and in
fact, I am the only person that truly holds my best interests at heart.
When you delegate those powers, you are giving up on personal liberties and opening yourself up to those who would want to take advantage of you for
their own ends, such is the case with our current system. We are exploited for the benefit of the "elite" or those who influence our current
You see, this country was founded on the corner stone of liberty, but through indoctrination from the last 100-150 years, the people have slowly lost
control over their own lives. Do you realize that there are so many criminal laws that it would almost be impossible to know them all and even if you
tried, it would consume the better part of your life? That's crazy. There should be no law against anyone doing anything that doesn't affect anyone
In fact, you see people losing their livelihoods because lawyers take advantage of this very complicated system. These days, if you are accused of a
crime or brought into court to be sued, even if it is a frivilous claim, you are going to lose whatever nest egg you have to lawyers who then navigate
the unnecessary complicated law system.
So again, I would glady give up these so-called "benefits", in return for personal freedom, security and liberty, If it's safety your after, you
might as well allow the government to lock you in a cell somewhere with absolutely no freedom. At least that way, you will be safe.
"Whoever shall trade a little liberty for a little security, deserves neither and will lose both" --Ben Franklin