On Silk Road II

Though I don’t use recreational drugs, not even alcohol, the shutting down of Silk Road is lamentable. Think about it. What was Silk Road doing alongside facilitating narcotics trade? It was taking drugs off the street. And more, it was reducing drug-war-induced violence. Buyers and sellers were engaging in peaceful trade. There was no violence on Silk Road, at all! Dread Pirate Roberts has done more to take drugs off the street and reduce drug violence than government has. For that he deserves the Nobel Peace prize. How do the drug warriors thank him? By shutting down Silk Road and pushing his customers back to the street. It makes you wonder what they’re really after, doesn’t it? And that’s today 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.