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Illinois GOP sends Armed Thugs to Libertarians Homes

August 22, 2014. Oak Park, IL. (ONN) Illinois Republicans went way too far in their desperate attempt to keep the Illinois Libertarian Party off the November ballot. Imagine your doorbell rings and two giant, threatening thugs with guns tell you you’ve committed a crime by signing the Libertarian Party’s ballot access petition. They then force you against your will to sign a document recanting your original petition signature. It happened across Illinois and it’s a Class 4 felony. Illinois Republicans may go to prison. And they may just lose what was going to be a landslide General Election over it.

http://www.illinoisherald.com/articles/2014/q3/illinois-gop-...

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I appreciate your sentiment. But you're wrong.

Your analogy fails because most of the body of "law" is just intended to herd you and I into non-voluntary transactions (i.e. anti competitive corporatism.) Go ahead, try to start a hospital in your neighborhood, watch what happens to you.
We need very few "laws." Mostly you just need a common-law court overseen by you and your neighbors.
So, yeah, almost all "law" is illegitimate.

You're entitled to your opinion

but it's inconsistent.

My argument is lawbreakers don't nullify law. You say "almost" all law is illegitimate. Bad laws also do not nullify law, which you concede by saying almost.

Bad politics doesn't mean all politics is bad. Politics is about power. Is power illegitimate?

The actions of the party thugs were illegitimate. Many actions of the Congress are illegitimate. Neither de-legitimizes the political process. They are illegitimate because there is a political process.

The political process

de-legitimizes itself.

nature's law

Lol

That's why we have a political process.

However much theory you digest, there's no getting around the reality of politics. I don't see it going away anytime soon. If it devolves into gunfire, what's the remedy? A restoration of some kind of process. Isn't anarchy a form of political process? No government would be an alternate means of regulating power. It would be different, but still political.

Does not negate

my premise

It wasn't

meant to

ChristianAnarchist's picture

The stupidity of the GOP

The stupidity of the GOP cannot even be imagined!!

Beware the cult of "government"...

And yet...

people continue to support them. This is why a free society cannot spawn from a mass of voting retards.