On the State II

When one party is accusing another party of wrongdoing, for who should the benefit of the doubt be afforded? I’d say, the weaker party. Why? One reason: the stronger party holds more power. An example: the state is the most powerful party in any accusation. It has the power to destroy lives, families, and entire communities at will. Should we ever afford such a powerful entity the benefit of the doubt? Should we ever not doubt the claims of an institution that has destroyed whole currencies, privileged the rich over the poor and men over women, held slaves and serfs in bondage, and invaded, occupied, bombed, cooked, and bullied hundreds of millions of people innocent of any crime? Please. 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.