Imaginary voluntarist society: is it statist or voluntarist?Submitted by BILL3 on Fri, 04/04/2014 - 00:13
One hundred persons voluntarily form a village under a written contract with the following stipulations:
1. All members agree to pay 10% of the value of their property, income or purchases as they choose annually
2. All members agree to be subject to sit on jury in judgement of those who violate the contract
3. The penalties for violations are laid out in the original contract
4. Anyone who violates the contract and refuses the penalty has to leave the village
5. The signatories to the contract agree to submit to a draft in case of attack
6. The signatories agree to modifications to the contract by popular vote according to some described procedure
After everyone signs and the land is acquired and divided between the signatories, inexplicable natural disasters occur which make this village the only habitable area on the Earth surrounded by mutant shark infested radioactive waters.
As the oldest members die and children are born, the children must sign the contract upon majority or else leave the village. To leave the village of course implies facing the danger of mutant sharks and radioactive waves.
Therefore, the only means of changing the laws is by participating in the contractually defined procedures of changing the terms of the contract.
Does this private village conform to the conditions of NAP and not violate any libertarian ethics?
If so, how does this differ from a modern constitutional state?