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The Ten Principles of a Free Society by Ron Paul

On the Daily Paul there are 6 topics which have been open to discussion on the legal side of so called 'bound' delegates and the legality of the affidavit sent to MA delegates. Ron Paul is running for the nomination and he has written about the principles of a free society. What delegates who support Ron Paul's nomination need to know are the political principles on which he stand.

The Ten Principles of a Free Society
by Ron Paul - From the the Appendix to his book, Liberty Defined

  1. Rights belong to individuals, not groups; they derive from our nature and can neither be granted nor taken away by government.
  2. All peaceful, voluntary economic and social associations are permitted; consent is the basis of the social and economic order.
  3. Justly acquired property is privately owned by individuals and voluntary groups, and this ownership cannot be arbitrarily voided by governments.
  4. Government may not redistribute private wealth or grant special privileges to any individual or group.
  5. Individuals are responsible for their own actions; government cannot and should not protect us from ourselves.
  6. Government may not claim the monopoly over a people's money and governments must never engage in official counterfeiting, even in the name of macroeconomic stability.
  7. Aggressive wars, even when called preventative, and even when they pertain only to trade relations, are forbidden.
  8. Jury nullification, that is, the right of jurors to judge the law as well as the facts, is a right of the people and the courtroom norm.
  9. All forms of involuntary servitude are prohibited, not only slavery but also conscription, forced association, and forced welfare distribution.
  10. Government must obey the law that it expects other people to obey and thereby must never use force to mold behavior, manipulate social outcomes, manage the economy, or tell other countries how to behave.

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Please help me strengthen my foundation..fellow Libertarians

what is the best way to tell people Ron Paul's philosophy regarding racism. I have this statement that I came up with, but is not working..."I know racism has affected certain groups throughout American history in a negative way, but affirmative action is reverse racism". One of the principles from above ("All peaceful, voluntary economic and social associations are permitted; consent is the basis of the social and economic order") implies just let people do business (hire, buy, fire, partner with, etc.) with whomever they want, but these people can just revert to hooking up their own...since they would not need to give others a fair shot..also racism has set up a unfair start..so how do we make up for that.
Thank you ...

People are allowed to be racist in a free society,

how would you go about molding their behavior/thinking? Those that have been influenced by the ignorance of racism have the right to find their own way at their own time. A racist mind is one thing, if that way of thinking becomes a deliberate aggressive (or in any way infringing on the natural rights of others) action, then there is legal recourse and a jury of our peers decide the penalty based on law and circumstance. I think it is better that we all be free, even if that means I have to hear racist remarks here and there (there will always be jerks and crazy people running around) and a lawful, principled and transparent local legal system and a small respectable federal government that would protect fiercely the liberty of the people

Enonesoch

But the dirty little secret is....

That racism isn't really racism until it is government sanctioned :) Freedom of association is fundamental to our rights as free people. But as we well know, free people really don't care much for silly things like racism, until government starts creating laws that benefit or hinder certain classes of people.

Arguably

Liberty oriented philosophy transcends black/white, old/young, male/female etc issues when recognizing the rights of the individual.

Volitional politics would further accept the endowed virtues of an individual to succeed on their own personal or professional terms, while exercising one's conscientious ethic as the foundation of their character.

An ethical apparatus of governance would additionally declare that no other individual, fraternal entity, chartered organization or governmental chapter shall infringe upon those rights, including the principles of property, agency, corporality, sovereignty, philosophy or spirituality [please see post below for elaboration].

To finally endorse (ex. Affirmative Action) or denounce (ex. rich people) solely on the basis of percentage (~minorities or 'the 1%') is a form of bias.

IMO this would reflect the 1st and 5th points in Dr. Paul's list

Definition of Racism, Happy to Help you

Hooking up their own is nothing wrong.

A white girl does not have to give all non-whites a fair shot at dating her and entering her bedroom. She can choose a White mate.

Same with Asian and Black girls.

Racism means despising a people, wishing them ill, denying them rights, and finally, persecuting them, including genocide.

But preferring ones own, to preserve your ancestry, culture, heritage and peoplehood, is nothing wrong.

Unfair Start: Tell your interlocutors that Japan, Korea became wealthy, successful despite race related unfair start. Korean and Japanese Americans, later Indians, came here with nothing/few fistful of dollars and made it big.

So racism is just a code word for hate whitey festival.

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Where our Rights are derived from

Our Founding Fathers were very clear with regard to where our rights are derived from:

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.”

self defense

I wish he had also mentioned in there the right of self defense. (this would include national defense)
Of course, you and I know that self defense is central to the right of property ownership. But many people don't understand where self defense lies on this list, and Paul's position on it.

I think this falls under #1

with free speech and all of our other rights.

"The world is a dynamic mess of jiggling things, if you look at it right." - Richard Feynman

Great Post

Thanks for reminding me why I'm here...And why I'm not going away anytime soon. Thumbs up!

The Ten Principles of a Neo-liberal/Socialist-Democratic Society

All credit goes to the original post by "Independent Pursuit" down below. I just decided to tweak it a little:

1. Everyone makes the same amount of money (except for government bureaucrats, who are given more lavish and generous rations, because they know what is best for you)
2. Every endeavor/venture must have the same amount of races/ethnicities/sexual orientation/gender to it. No exceptions.
3. You have free speech, as long as what you say is in compliance with the politically-correct regulations of governmental departments/cabinet offices.
4. Religion is banned, because it does nothing but cause conflict. Government knows best. Government answers your problems, believe in Government only.
5. Every citizen has a right to and is guaranteed government-approved: food products, fluoridated water access, shelter, clothing, disease-management services, formal schooling services, cell phones, TVs, cooking appliances, regulated internet, TSA monitored transportation, plastic surgery, etc.
6. Eat your vegetables. It's the law! Any food with a fat content over 0 can not be consumed.
7. Open borders, anyone can come and go as they please automatically obtaining full tax-levying citizenship and future access to an insolvent entitlement system. However, new immigrants must live at least 50 miles away from elected leaders. The only thing they are good for is votes (so they can't live in my backyard).
8. Citizens are to be monitored for all activities involving the emission of CO2 (that includes respiration) with a specific government-determined limit per household in the name of environmental preservation. Exceptions can be made for large enterprises that can afford to pay heavy carbon-taxes and abide by self-lobbied, government regulations.
9. If you try to move your wealth offshore to avoid taxes, you will be executed for treason.
10. All media must be in compliance with all rules and regulations of government departments/cabinet offices. That means no dissent. Also all TV shows and movies must have an equal representation of all races and ethnicities and lifestyles. For example, for every TV sitcom featuring a heterosexual family, there must be one featuring a homosexual family, a bisexual family, and an interracial family. And every sitcom family must have at least ONE(1) homosexual child.
(11. Self-defense is prohibited under all circumstances. No object may be used as a weapon against an attacker or one will be targeted as an insurgent. When in distress call for federal authorities.)

This is Agenda 21! The

This is Agenda 21! The Master plan for global enslavement, government and currency (debit cards so long as you comply with their demands).

There is no Left or Right -- there is only freedom or tyranny. Everything else is an illusion, an obfuscation to keep you confused and silent as the world burns around you." - Philip Brennan

"Invest only in things that you can stand in front of and pr

I think....

Think I'll throw up in my mouth now. You went a little overboard on a few, but I don't blame you. The principle is dead on.

Planks of the Platform of the GOP.

I wonder how it would fly?

Free includes debt-free!

These should be carved in stone...

...and sitting in front of every courthouse in the country!

Who's ten principles are this?

1. Rights are granted by groups and you belong to them. An individualist means terrorist. If they decide they can kill you anytime incantating magic formula 9/11 and if you wear funny dresses they should do it by RC drones and including your family, friends and neighbors.
2. Only belligerent, involuntary associations are possible as only the fittest who firmly belongs to a group regardless whether wanting it or not survives. Obey to lie, loot and kill or perish is the motto of the social and economic order.
3. No property is guaranteed and you with your belongings can be seized as an asset of the government or its prefered foreign corporation anytime.
4. Government is here mainly to redistribute the wealth from poor to rich and the bureaucratical racket is its basic modus operandi.
5. Individuals are obviously very irresponsible so the goal of the government working together with leading international organizations is to kill as much of them as possible to save the mother Gaia. The best you can do for government is go and kill yourself (after you leaved all to the IRS).
6. Government claims monopoly on everything including money, and what is impossible to monopolize is forbidden. Macroeconomic stability is not the goal of the day, quite on the contrary, the absolute order comes out of absolute chaos as the illuminated well know.
7. Aggressive wars should be prolonged indefinitely and who does not like it should at least be detained indefinitely, again by The group incantating magic formula 9/11 they created, because indefinite wars lead to unlimited profits needed to maintain this illuminated system which most of the people actively support financially, by their overinformed ignorance and otherwise.
8. Functional juries are abolished, law comprises of positive federal statutes and international treaties conflicting with the ancient paper called US Constitution (which is sporadically evoked only in case some pathetic beggars have something impossible to cover-up and too bad to say about a member of the ruling group) - and who doesn't like it should be contained and reeducated in FEMA camps, because this poor people saying bad things about rulers are national disaster.
9. Servitude is encouraged by induced ignorance and imposition of unpayable debts by inflation of money supply and its derivatives bigger than actual amount of all money in circulation globally, enlistment is one last resort to flee the small private creditors but of course not the too-big-to-fail banks which will be generously bailed out anyway to stuff the pockets of the moneymasters again a bit more before their banks eventually bankrupt.
10. Government is above law, bad apples are treated from grassy knolls and like, has unlimited immunity, uses violent force, blackmail, bribery and propaganda to manipulate everything including social outcomes, so called elections and economy and tells other countries how to behave only in cases when it does not invade them first to promote peace and freedom without useless blabber.

Looks like we're all a little

Looks like we're all a little fed up, here. +1

Violation

Violations of #1, #4, #9, and #10 in my case are why I'm here.

Tricks and treachery are the practice of fools, that don't have brains enough to be honest. - Ben Franklin

The Ten Principles of a Free Society by Democrats

1. Everyone makes the same amount of money (except the ruling class elites, who are given more lavish and generous rations, because they know what is best for you)
2. Every endeavor/venture must have the same amount of races/ethnicities/sexual orientation/gender to it. No exceptions.
3. You have free speech, as long as what you say is in agreement with the ruling class.
4. Religion is banned, because it does nothing but cause conflcit. Government knows best. Government answers your problems, not religion.
5. Every citizen is guaranteed food, water, shelter, clothing, healthcare, cell phones, TVs, internet, transportation, plastic surgery, etc.
6. Eat your vegetables. It's the law! Any food with a fat content over 0 can not be consumed(except by the ruling class. They do know what is best for you, after all)
7. Open borders, anyone can come and go as they please. However, new immigrants must live at least 50 miles away from the ruling class. The only thing they are good for is votes, but they can't live in my backyard.
8. No citizen can use anything that emits CO2 or greenhouse gases. Exceptions can be made for the ruling class elite, because what else can power their private jets, limos, yachts, and 20 bedroom mansions? It's a tough job knowing what's best for you and running your life, after all, which is why the ruling class is exempt here.
9. If you try to move your wealth offshore to avoid taxes, you will be executed for treason.
10. The media must be in lockstop with all rules and regulations that comply with the ruling class elite. That means no dissent. Also all TV shows and movies must have an equal representation of all races and ethnicities and lifestyles. For example, for every TV sitcom featuring a heterosexual family, there must be one featuring a homosexual family, a bisexual family, and an interracial family. And every sitcom family must have at least ONE(1) homosexual child.

Don't Give Up On Democrats!

http://www.dailypaul.com/236362/freedom-democrat-press-release

Pride and greed hold us all back, to the benefit of the few and detriment of the whole.

brilliant.

bump forever

h-daddy

#8

They should make this point an obvious reason why NDAA should be demolished.

That's very helpful! Thank you!

I purchased "Liberty Defined" and had read sections here and there, but hadn't seen this most important page. I would love to see this kind of simple principle-oriented discussion on Liberty, as I think most Americans need to be re-familiarized with the concepts.

As much as

I agree with the points Dr. Paul raises, I believe this list parallels the Bill of Rights in that they are both incomplete and cursory.

Critical to developing volitional governance, I argue there are 6 codifiable principles by which an individual's rights shall not be infringed

A) property [ex. theft]
B) agency [counterfeiting money]
C) corporality [forced inoculation to one's body]
D) sovereignty [inc. free travel]
E) philosophy [freedom of speech]
F) spirituality [freedom of religion]

(philosophical essay here)
http://www.dailypaul.com/122408/draft-ideal-of-the-individual

Further arguing that such axioms are based upon a moral ethic (and hypothetical 'compass'), I maintain that 'Left and Right' ideologies diverge from the politically ideal when engaging in anti-voluntary coercion

Beautiful and to the point

nevertheless may I suggest some additions?

#5 Individuals are responsible for their own BELIEFS, THOUGHTS and actions; government cannot and should not protect us from ourselves.

#9 All forms of involuntary servitude are prohibited, not only slavery but also conscription, COMPELLED PERFORMANCE, COMPELLED CONFORMITY, forced association, and forced welfare distribution.

Of course we can always resort to the Bill of Rights which ought to include violation of which is a FELONY.

TRUTH

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A timely quote from RP's "Liberty Defined", appendix. . .

p. 327!