On Freedom

Here’s a memetastic peeve of mine:  the bumper stickers and signs that say “Freedom is not free.” Talk about an equivocation. What is being implied by this statement is support for the armed forces and law enforcement. Little thought seems to be given in what this support entails, forcing other people to part with their hard-earned money to pay for these misidentified “services”. I suppose it could be argued that there is no equivocation if what is meant with this phrase is something along the lines of “It costs your freedom to protect your freedom.” In which case, keep your protection to yourself, nobody asked you. And that’s today’s two cents.

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Founder and editor of Everything-Voluntary.com and UnschoolingDads.com, Skyler is a husband and unschooling father of three beautiful children. His writings include the column series “One Voluntaryist’s Perspective” and “One Improved Unit,” and blog series “Two Cents“. Skyler also wrote the books No Hitting! and Toward a Free Society, and edited the books Everything Voluntary and Unschooling Dads. You can hear Skyler chatting away on his podcasts, Everything Voluntary and Thinking & Doing.

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3 years ago

We are paying the price for teaching (or allowing to be indoctrinated by Government) our children, by our own use of violence as Parents ( and Government), that INITIATED and/or PREEMPTIVE violence is okay, whereas we should have taught them, that only for true SELF-DEFENSE, is Violence acceptable.

If CIVILIZATION is not important then flail on. “Mother Nature” will teach you, the “hard” way

3 years ago

Enlisting = promising to help murder whichever poor, different-looking foreigners the politicians are pointing you at any given week.