How serious are you about liberty?Submitted by dwalters on Sat, 02/22/2014 - 22:01
If I posed the question - Are you willing to fight for liberty? - most would respond without pause - "Yes" - with the knowledge that death is a probable consequence - aka the ultimate sacrifice. This would suggest seriousness regarding freedom.
However, what if I asked a question where an affirmative answer did not include the immediate possibility of death? What if I asked the question - Are you willing to quit paying taxes?
Fear is the food of tyrants.
As I watch the world turn, I have noticed that people are more apt to take up arms and kill people - many times fellow countrymen - much quicker than they are to withdraw their participation in the finance of their oppressors. To me, this is backwards.
The first step of any movement to resist a state should be to quit financing it. Do you hold that violent resistance should be resorted to first?
Are you willing to quit paying your taxes?
How serious are you about liberty, really?
Or, do you still have faith in the political process?
Anatomy of the State by Murray Rothbard (Short Read)
Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau (Short Read)