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Thanks, Pawnstorm!

Here is one of my favorites quotes for Rothbard's Anataomy of the State. I basically invalidates the monopolies.

The State has never been created by a “social contract”; it has
always been born in conquest and exploitation.
The classic paradigm was a conquering tribe pausing
in its time-honored method of looting and murdering
a conquered tribe, to realize that the timespan
of plunder would be longer and more secure,
and the situation more pleasant, if the conquered
tribe were allowed to live and produce, with the
conquerors settling among them as rulers exacting
a steady annual tribute. of a State may be illustrated as follows: in the hills
of southern “Ruritania,” a bandit group manages to
obtain physical control over the territory, and finally
the bandit chieftain proclaims himself “King of the
sovereign and independent government of South
Ruritania”; and, if he and his men have the force to
maintain this rule for a while, lo and behold! a new
State has joined the “family of nations,” and the former
bandit leaders have been transformed into the
lawful nobility of the realm.

So They State has always been primarily interested in extracting a tribute from the people. (landowners) The more history I study the more I see this is always the trick.

i just want an exemption. I would like to opt out.