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Ron Paul's 10 Principles Of A Free Society

"Having just finished reading "The Good Doctor" Ron Paul's book, Liberty Defined: 50 Essential Issues That Affect Our Freedom, I felt compelled to share a tiny piece of it with you. At the very end of the book (the appendix, in fact), Ron Paul added what I considered the most important part of the book:

"The ten principles of a free society:

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 government 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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A great read!

The individual who refuses to defend his rights when called by his Government, deserves to be a slave, and must be punished as an enemy of his country and friend to her foe. - Andrew Jackson

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Imagine that! "Abolish the

Imagine that! "Abolish the State" isn't one of them! So confused...I thought he was an anarchist?!?!

Just no

The concept of a "right" is a rhetorical device valid only within the phrase "No one has the slightest right to defraud me in any way." As such, there are no such things as rights qua something-I-get-to-lord-over-you.

"I have a right to my gun."
"I have a right to protect my children from all those guns."

It is deliberate. It is insipid. It is the NWO.

What are your thoughts on

What are your thoughts on positive and negative rights/liberties?

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Is a "right" something that can be "owned" anyway?

Positive or negative?

Sounds like a lot of tripe, right? Of course there are rights. Without rights, needs go unaddressed. When I need to keep someone from infringing on my rights, I must be able to point to some code, or law, or something, which lets everyone know I'm either claiming jurisdiction over a certain thing or claiming that no one may claim jurisdiction over a certain thing. It's the constitution of my me, laid out for all to see.

Here's the thing, though, about the thing: how far down does such a stack-o-turtles go? I mean, not only the depth, really, not just the futile search for the "ultimate authority" or the "knowable justice" at the heart of the soul or the soul of the heart, but also the breadth too, which begs the question of just how many different codes and laws and functionary middlemen would be necessary to provide adequate protection for even the bravest individual ego. So what society needs is someone with a pure super-ego to write a document that describes all possible things in all possible ways using all possible languages and all possible sentence structures.

Seems doable. Just don't give a name to such a god of such-and-such commandments.

Keep it simple?!

Would it not be so much simpler to just say,
'There is no God... but me'?

Is that you, Aleister?


Dr. Paul is eloquence defined. A true scholar and gentleman.

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I agree,

Except the Ten Principles are priceless! ;)

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15



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