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The Philosophy of Liberty

This is an awesome way to help people understand what liberty is. I showed it to the kids at my school and they really enjoyed it.

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Great video. I'd never seen it before.

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The United States Constitution set out the method for the federal government to obtain the necessary funds to do what was necessary...tariffs. It was a decent means of providing the funds yet not causing interference on the free market.

I personally believe that a small limited government can functional perfectly well with donations. Since the government would have very limited powers, there would be no gain by lobbyists as we see today. People would simply put money towards a certain project or in a big pot that the government could do as they pleased with. If people are unsatisfied with the results, the donations will drop.

I live in a place that we have a private police force, private fire protection, only decent schools are private, roads (except for major highways) are maintained privately, our local electric lines are maintained privately, when poor people are in need charities take care of them. So things can be done by the private sector, it is just that the government loves it that they get to handle it all and thus state that only they can handle it, because they are unbiased and have no ulterior motives.

Always loved this one

Definitely top on my list!

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Have you seen my sig?

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I am no way affiliated with the group, but think the video is an awesome introduction.

Ahh, crap, I just tested for the first time in a long time and my link is dead. It happened once before. I will have to find a new source, maybe the one you posted.

The Philosophy Of Liberty -
http://www.thephilosophyofliberty.com/

My dilemma is this.

What is lacking in an otherwise excellent essay on liberty is an explanation of how those who do use force against others are dealt with. In a perfectly moral society this would not be a problem because everyone would behave morally.

But there is no society in which all the members will be moral. This is the human condition. There will be criminals, both minor and major. They will need to be dealt with. It will cost money, time and effort to deal with them.

What is the nature of the institution that would be needed to deal with criminals? Would not that institution need to use force against others - that is taxation - to obtain the finances to support law enforcement? Is that use of force justified in this case?

There is no dilemma. In a free society it can be agreed upon...

...that law enforcement is a proper role of government.

That's how our cities, counties, states and nation are structured.

And we all are OK with paying the taxes necessary to fund that.

But the government has grown far beyond its proper roles. So much so that it requires unconstitutional taxes like income taxes.

The nation worked fine for 138 years without a federal income tax. But when you do things like give away foreign aid, occupy foreign lands, defend every other nation on earth, have programs like FEMA, and other huge departments, then you need the tax revenue.

A society could decide not to fund law enforcement so that it would be every one for themself.

That would work if everyone followed the philosophy of liberty and never did wrong doing to their fellow man.

Also - you have to make sensible laws. When you have stupid drug laws for instance, you need a huge law enforcement industry which means more taxes and more anti-liberty government action.

I prefer user taxes to income taxes to fund government. Property taxes are just as bad because it implies you never own your property.

Even a national sales tax (on new goods only-not used) is better than an income tax because then everyone pays; criminals, tourists, illegal aliens etc.

And that tax would be very small if the government observed only its proper roles.

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

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Outstanding video...

I use this video all the time to educate people on what liberty means. It's a great one to share far and wide.

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I absolutely love this video

I have showed this to many people. It illustrates the principles perfectly. I once had a conversation with a verizon salesman and after chatting for a while I had him put me on hold and watch this video haha.

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Always loved this...

...from when I first saw this on the dP.

Very concise and well explained.

I'll be posting this on f4cebook soon for those who are still unsure of the Liberty message.

Good video to teach! :D

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Loved it

+1

Lord Acton, Lord Chief Justice of England, 1875 - "The issue which has swept down the centuries and which will have to be fought sooner or later is the People v. The Banks."

I posted this here over 2 years ago. It should be kept on the

...front page indefinitely.

It is the essence of what Ron Paul, his movement and this site is all about.

Unfortunately it is not even close to what the USA is about anymore.

This philosophy of liberty really began to be dismantled in 1913, and it has continued ever since.

I blame one entitity and one entity only: THE U.S. CONGRESS.

There is no bigger anti-liberty organization on this earth - And there is no more powerful den of thieves in this world.

Because NO president EVER ELECTED, could have gotten away with ANY of the numerous crimes they have, without the consent of the U.S. Congress.

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

It is also available in every

It is also available in every language.

The song is called 'Betrayal' and it's in A minor I think...

hard to peg this one...

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one of the best ever

I like to watch this at least once a year.

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excellent

well put together,and easy to follow
I have been saying this for quite some time
and has been my belief for as long as I can remember
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If we deny truth before your very eyes,then the rest of what we have to say,is of little consequence

Cool

I'll need to share this.

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