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Where Rothbard is wrong I'm

Where Rothbard is wrong I'm happy to point it out. His analysis of tactics and strategy is not one of those areas. How do we know? Because it's the same that the bad guys have used so successfully.

You espouse strategic compromise. That must fail. The only reason to compromise strategically is if you don't believe in the strategic goal. Which I know you do not. So I don't want anyone who shares my goal to be tricked by this.

Tactical compromise is fine.

I'm willing to share the liberty train with anyone who wants to move in the anti-statist, individualist direction. When we get as far as you want to go and you want to get off, fine. You know my philosophy. I will not try to force you to stay on.

But I'm never going to capitulate the moral case. Nor should anyone.

The state is immoral.

A 5% tax may be a quarter as immoral as a 20% tax, but it's still immoral.

Because some immoral people made some other people dependent on perpetuating immorality is not my sin, nor should you think it is yours. Hopefully one day you will conclude that.

An Andrew Jackson quote is appropriate here and should be generalized to all prior statist evil that is used to perpetuate the state.

Gentlemen! I too have been a close observer of the doings of the Bank of the United States. I have had men watching you for a long time, and am convinced that you have used the funds of the bank to speculate in the breadstuffs of the country. When you won, you divided the profits amongst you, and when you lost, you charged it to the bank. You tell me that if I take the deposits from the bank and annul its charter I shall ruin ten thousand families. That may be true, gentlemen, but that is your sin! Should I let you go on, you will ruin fifty thousand families, and that would be my sin! You are a den of vipers and thieves. I have determined to rout you out, and by the Eternal, I will rout you out!