On the Law

I came to the realization that “law” was not synonymous with “the law” a few years ago. More recently, however, I came to the realization that “the law” should always be held in contempt. Why? A few reasons: 1) because “the law” is necessarily decreed by a ruler or group of rulers, who are always illegitimate usurpers of power; 2) “the law” is always enforced by those paid for with stolen resources, ie. taxation; and 3) “the law” often prohibits legitimate, peaceful activities. As can be seen, “the law” is always a mechanism for creating injustice, and can never create peace, harmony, and prosperity for everyone in society. 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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