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Is The Judge an anarchist??

I just saw him on Stossel. He said ALL taxation was theft and opposes all taxation. Someone in the audience asked him how the military would be funded. He replied, who says we need a military? Then he added, and who says it has to be funded by taxes?

Background knowledge:
Belief in "natural rights" sometimes leads people to extremes like this, because if you believe all initiation of force is immoral and that it should never be done then you can't support the existence of the State (note that "government" is not necessarily the same thing as the state. An anarchist can support "government" but not the State which is a monopoly government). The reason you can't be an anarchist and support the State is because even if the State didn't tax, it would still be the initiator of force because it initiates force to prevent competing police, jail, and court systems. That is, it estalishes a coercive monopoly on force. This is the most fundamental definition of the State, a monopoly on force. This is why Lew Rockwell is an anarchist, for example. The very existence of the State violates natural law, if initiation of force is against natural law. It's also called "anarcho-capitalism," the view that there should be no monopoly in force but a competitive free market in force (some would call this "competing governments"). Anarcho-capitalists believe in no taxes and no State. I'm wondering if this is The Judge's view as well, since he's such a staunch proponent of natural rights and because of this very radical statement by him.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IT2NpPpNZE8 The question starts at 1:17

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Thanks for the heads up ,Lisa!

Ughh!! jocean.. You're good at sniffing them out! Please watch and do not let it loose for weeks (AGAIN!)!!Could you host a class with the other mods?

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damn, its MY job to point him

damn, its MY job to point him out first ;(

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Sorry.

You can do it next time.

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no its ok, first come first

no its ok, first come first serve.

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BMWJIM's picture

Damn, At least I said I was

a lightweight. Thanks guys.

1976-1982 USMC, Having my hands in the soil keeps me from soiling my hands on useless politicians.

Not even a "howdy".

How rude.

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BMWJIM's picture

We can expect a

lot more of this especially if RP wins in New Orleans. I am trying to get tickets and will try to make it. I can probably get about 9 more votes.

Jim

1976-1982 USMC, Having my hands in the soil keeps me from soiling my hands on useless politicians.

Did you see the link to the free tickets

I posted?

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BMWJIM's picture

Got it, Thank you.

Jim

1976-1982 USMC, Having my hands in the soil keeps me from soiling my hands on useless politicians.

maybe he's changed. I believe

maybe he's changed. I believe that taxation is theft, but that it is a necessary evil. The founder's understood this.

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The Judge 2012! Anyone who

The Judge 2012! Anyone who wants to abolish taxation's got my vote.

If he had any chance at that,

he doesn't now. To question that whether we need a military at all is a campaign killer. Way too extremist.

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Awesome... :)

Anyone who says those things and means is truly an anarchist... :) At the very least, honorary anarchist... lol

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