The Liberate Movement
The road to freedom begins by seeing the hidden violence behind statism. After answering the three questions below, if you agree that violence will never set us free, then I implore you to join the Champions of Liberty and sign the Freedom Pledge. Your signature shows the world that you are not afraid to draw your moral line in your community against all acts of violence.
How is statism immoral? Simply answer these few questions to find out:
1. In your day-to-day life, do you use violence to solve your personal problems? Violence defined as placing a person in an involuntary position without their consent or choice, i.e., rape, murder, theft, and assault — all violations of property rights beginning with self-ownership.
2. If you said “no,” would it be wrong or immoral to initiate force onto others? Self-defense of yourself and others is not violence; it’s self preservation from the initiation of force.
3. If you said “yes,” would you then agree that it is wrong or immoral to violently force your ideas onto other people? For example, if you did not like what I have to say you can simply walk away, ignore or ostracize me. But If I were to grab you and threaten you with a gun if you did not listen to me, then I would be violently forcing my ideas onto you.
Then, if it is wrong and immoral to initiate force — violence — on another human being to solve social problems, how then is voting any different? How is spanking children any different? And how is the State any different?
There is one, and only one singular way that the State knows how to solve problems in society and that’s through violence. It’s an organization that solves problems through the use and threat of violence (laws & police), in which the only way the organization can sustain and fund itself is through more violence via extortion (taxes).
Remove the State, and no one, not even businesses (state-backed corporations will cease to exist when there are no laws to shield owners from personal liability) will have access to an organization that would enable them or have the opportunity to use violence on people. There is no example in history where a business was able to violently take over a country without the assistance and support of a State. Only States can fund and support armies through mass extortion through taxes.
Anarchy, meaning against political rulers, is the complete and exact opposite of the State; in that it offers a plurality of non-violent and voluntary solutions to problems via voluntary exchange in the free market. Therefore, the only real alternative to an organization that has only one coercive solution — violence — to solve problems in society would be anarchy. And if you answered “no, yes, and yes” to the questions above, then it shows that for the most part you’re already a practicing anarchist.
It’s time we Liberate RVA instead of occupying it with more statist ideas.
Liberate our communities from the idea that violence will set us free!
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We have the courage to stand against tyranny, can you say the same?