Because You’re a Moral Human Being

“Logic,” according to the border-fetish crowd:

If you don’t approve of pointing a gun in some stranger’s face just because he wanted to step across an imaginary, arbitrary line, in the middle of the woods or the desert, nowhere near any private property, but over a line between the geographical territorities claimed by two different ruling classes, then you must:

  1. be a fan of violent state extortion;
  2. think that every Muslim in the world is a perfect angel;
  3. not believe in private property boundaries;
  4. want a hundred random foreigners living in your house;
  5. hate everything about Western culture, and;
  6. love communism and the New World Order.

Actual logic:

If you don’t approve of pointing a gun in some stranger’s face in that situation, maybe it’s because you’re a moral human being who opposes the initiation of violence.

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Larken Rose

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Larken Rose is an anarchist author best known for challenging the IRS to answer questions about the federal tax liability of citizens, and being put in prison with no questions answered. He is the author of The Most Dangerous Superstition.

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I was under the impression that broken laws like trespass are not punishable unless damage can be proven. So even if you know people are using your land temporarily as a crossing you have to show how that harms, the value of the harm, and get a judgment. If I had land that was being used in spite of my warnings, without damage, but still I wanted to stop the trespass, I would fence it off. I know that sounds like disrespect for property rights but the circumstances may be that the property is remote and the trespass inadvertent or… Read more »