Socialism is not Christian

contrary to statist belief

January 20, 2016 2:36 PM ~  

The Social Contract

November 20, 2013 1:11 PM ~  
"The social contract is present in our everyday lives. It's the reason I hold the door for strangers upon entering or exiting a store. It's why I tip the waiter or waitress when I dine-out. Its why I don't needlessly curse at strangers or intentionally block people's paths. The more I abide by the social contract of my respective society, the more society includes me. The more I disregard the social contract, the more society recants its openness towards me. We all unconsciously acknowledge the social contract day-by-day and hour-by-hour when we thank friends, family, and strangers for everyday actions. 'Thank you' was originally a verbal acknowledgment of being socially indebted to someone. The constant exchange of verbal acknowledgements of indebtedness through favors, gifts, and trade creates a complex network of social debts that acknowledges everyone owes and is owed something in society. Reciprocity is the foundation of society. Social contract is the corollary of mankind's high propensity to cooperate, to interact, and to trade. At no point can one argue the coercive nature of a nation-state is at all comparable, or part and parcel, to the cooperative nature of society. The relationship between state and society has never been one of reciprocity, thus rendering the state non-compliant with the social contract, therefore terminating the state from the social contract completely. There is no social contract binding us to the state because it refuses to abide by the simple terms of the social contract: cooperation and reciprocity."

h/t Thomas J. Michie VII of We the Individuals

Serving and Protecting the Shit out of You #9

October 2, 2013 3:50 PM ~  
Dana Holmes was arrested in May on a DUI charge to which she pleaded guilty. However, she never could have known what would be in store for her when she arrived at the LaSalle County Illinois jail.

Holmes is alleging that she was illegally strip searched, when officers reacted to her moving her leg during a pat down. The video shows her move her leg slightly when officers quickly react and restrain her, then they throw her to the floor. After securing her, they then carry her into a padded cell, strip off her clothes and leave her lying there naked and alone.

Read more:

The Role of Community in the Commitment to Liberty

September 24, 2013 3:22 PM ~  
This is outstanding. It's long, it takes an attention span to watch it, but it is very good.



Serving and Protecting the Shit out of You #8

September 19, 2013 6:53 PM ~  
Officer detains and threatens to arrest an entire family because they asked him to stop blocking their driveway

No deaths this time, thank goodness. That's probably because witnesses stopped and watched as the entire thing happened. Who knows what drugs would have been found on their dead bodies had there not been witnesses.