The United States holds midterm elections today, November 4th; hence the mania of the media and the frenzy of fools. As I wrote two years ago, in “If You Need Me On Election Day…,” “The best vote is the one uncast.”
Refusing to vote is an exercise of intelligence and conscience. It means recognizing that the state is a criminal organization. It means rejecting the state’s rituals.
Voting only encourages the false legitimacy of the state. The problem is the existence of the state, not its particular personnel. Politics is a symptom of the state, not a cure. As Lysander Spooner famously warned in 1870, “A man is none the less a slave because he is allowed to choose a new master once in a term of years.” [click to continue…]
Free immigration, like free trade, is a moral issue. Government’s restriction of immigration violates natural rights, creates immoral results, and deprives us of morally positive benefits.
States draw borders to define the territory they claim to control. Since states are criminal enterprises, the lines they draw, and the restrictions on immigration they impose, are illegitimate.
When we are rid of states, we will be free of national borders. In the meantime, as a matter of morality and compassion, we should advocate all nations open their borders.
Migration Is a Natural Right
As Judge Andrew P. Napolitano observes, “the freedom to travel is a fundamental natural right.” Judge Napolitano discusses the religious basis for natural rights; there is also a philosophical basis — natural rights are grounded in morality. [click to continue…]