WA Delegate: The Amerikanisches Reich of ThinkPads (elected )
Founder: The Commonwealth of Whipjangle
Embassies: Red Army of the USSR, Union of Socialist Soviet Republics, USSF, The Red Fleet, Comintern Intervention Forces, Kapitalist Paradise, Benevolent Capitalism, Libertarian Capitalist Zone 716, The Brotherhood, The Mystical Council, Peoples Federation of Qandaristan, and Dill Country.
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|21.||The Freedom of Nelly||Corporate Bordello||“Strength is beauty”|
|22.||The Free Land of The Anarcho-Capitalist Brotherhood||New York Times Democracy||“Molon Labe”|
|23.||The New United States of Jordtopia||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“Una Natio sub Deo Libertateque”|
|24.||The Republic of Zenol||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“Zen”|
|25.||The Federal Republic of The Mohave Wasteland||Civil Rights Lovefest||“Stay off the lawn, darn kids !”|
|26.||The Incorporated States of Ron Pauls Toupee||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“Economic freedom”|
|27.||The Night-Watchman State of Milton Hayek||Anarchy||“Society doesn't have values. People have values.”|
|28.||The Hack Frauds of Lightning Fast VCR Repair||Capitalizt||“We're just here to be bombarded with picture and sound.”|
|29.||The Holy Empire of Heaveen||Right-wing Utopia||“Be wise, choose wise.”|
|30.||The Confederacy of Naaf||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“So we evolve”|
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- : The Amerikanisches Reich of ThinkPads replaced The Constitutional Republic of Alternate Universe 912 as WA Delegate.
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Libertarian Regional Message Board
"Public Prosecutors" are a bugbear of mine - they make the law political, with victimless "crimes", and real criminals not getting prosecuted because of "plea bargains" (a vile practice that allows Prosecutors to use lying criminals in the prosecution of the innocent - and allows criminals to laugh at their victims by avoiding punishment for real crimes), or just because the state does not wish to prosecute them.
In England and Wales private prosecution still (in theory) exists - but the state can step in at any time to crush a case (even in the case of murder) as "not in the public interest".
Crimes should be punished in proportion to the offence - not in proportion to how "useful" the criminal has been (for example neither German law or Scots law used to have no concept of a "plea bargain" or other deals of this sort) and a crime is a crime - the blood of a murder victim cries out for the punishment of the murderer (which is why anyone was once able to bring a prosecution - to be decided by a JURY) even if it is politically difficult.
On defence - that is the big question (at least to me), too big for a comment.
I will say that what I have read from the anarcho capitalists does not convince me.
I am open to being convinced - but I am not convinced by the stuff I have read.
Winning wars is a horrible undertaking - the only thing worse than winning is losing.
And it is not possible to win whilst respecting rights ("you can site your artillery here - it is my private property") - it really is not.
For example a Rothbardian approach to war is essentially "I agree to LOSE".
That did not bother the late Murray Rothbard (as he assumed that the West in general, and the United States in particular, was always in the wrong), but it does bother me.
There are worse things than Uncle Sam in this world.
Are there any anarchy leaning libertarians out there? If so, what are the foundations of your belief and is it actually something you would like to see come to fruition?
I'm an anarcho-capitalist. The foundation of my belief is the non-aggression principle. I would like it to come to fruition, but not sure how to do so.
I pretty much go with live and let live. Sort of like a peaceful laidback kind of anarchy.
Congratulations on your election! :)
Let me know when I am free to go.
I got the message. Later my friends!
I accept that absolute freedom exists only in pure anarchy, however this leaves one ginormous flaw. There is no one to ensure that generally accepted 'rights' are protected. As history proves, any state in anarchy will not remain so for long; every power vacuum has been filled by some political entity, often through the use of brute force. This is the basis for my belief in a libertarian state; one that is very limited in scope and exists solely to protect individual rights (defense from foreign aggression, police force that protects and serves, courts to settle disputes, etc.). When it comes to an individual's decisions that don't have any direct effect on anyone else, the guberment should have no authority.
I personally struggle with this question myself. On the one hand, I am concerned that it may not be possible for "small government societies" to avoid eventually becoming "large government societies", but on the other hand, I think any true AnCap society larger than a city-state would be at high risk of being regarded as a safehouse by organized crime and a "wretched hive of scum and villainy" by statists and socialist libertarians alike. I hope a time may come when a large, peaceful, prosperous, low-crime anarchy could realistically exist, but I don't think we're there yet.
Zomia may be an example of a region that once had anarchist societies.