Nathan Fryzek - I had a question when it comes to
> politics, I know your belief is that there is
> nothing wrong with voting for a
> representative that commits less aggression.
> However, do you consider politicians who
> vote for aggression to be immoral, or do you
> only consider the police who enforce the law
> s to be immoral. If you consider politicians
> to be immoral wouldn't anyone who voted for
> politicians be immoral too (even if one step
> removed). In that case wouldn't voting for
> Ron Paul be immoral even if it's practical
> for reducing aggression? Would a Ron Paul
> supporter be like the corrupt Nazi who lets
> a few prisoners go? They would be heros but
> also would be immoral by the standards of the
> non-aggression principle. Thanks for your
> time as always, Nathan Fryzek.
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Nathan Fryzek - I have heard you talk about
> overseer goodie before, but in that scenario
> you are voting for the police, not the
> politicians who make decisions pertaining to
> the police. If you consider statist
> politicians immoral then you must consider a
> ll who vote for them to be immoral since they
> are simply one step removed. Do you consider
> that statist politicians aren't violating
> the non-aggression principle? If they are the
> n whoever is voting for them is as well.
Walter Block - I don't see any relevant difference
> between "voting for the police, (and) the
> politicians who make decisions pertaining to
> the police."
Nathan Fryzek - If a politician is immoral then
> whoever votes for him is immoral since voters
> are simply one step removed. I'm asking you
> whether only the police are evil or if
> politicians are also. All politicians do is
> vote for policies, the same as the average
Walter Block - You say: "If a politician is immoral
> then whoever votes for him is immoral." By
> your logic, the slaves who vote for overseer
> goody are immoral. Do you really believe
> How's about, if you support the state in any
> way, apart from voting, you're a bad guy.
> For example, using US$, using the roads,
> eating food (since the govt supports farming)
> . Are you a bad guy?
Nathan Fryzek - Hmm, all I am trying to explain is
> that voters are no more or less immoral then
> politicians. Politicians don't initiate
> aggression themselves. In your example voters
> choose the police, in my example voters
> choose voters who choose the police. To put
> it in the context of your example, would you
> consider a slave immoral if he votes for
> more beatings? Obviously the master is
> immoral, but if you vote for a worse master a
> re you immoral as well?
Walter Block - I finally see your point. Sorry.
> Yes, I agree with you. Not only are police
> guilty, say, of jailing victimless criminals,
> but so are legislators who prohibited these
> actions, and so are people who voted for the
> se politicians.
Nathan Fryzek - If you consider politicians to be
> violators of the NAP then do you consider
> voters to be violators as well? Politicians
> vote to pay police, and voters vote for
> politicians to vote to pay police.
Walter Block - Not all politicians are guilty. Ron
> Paul for one.
> But yes, I consider voters who support evil
> politicians to be evil too unless they are
> just voting for overseer goodie.
> What are your views on all of this?
Nathan Fryzek - I have a historical question for you
> , do you think the Confederacy or the Union
> had the moral high ground in the civil war?
> Both violated the N.A.P. some would argue
> that slavery is much worse then not allowing
> states to secede, while others say that the
> Union was in fact enslaved every Confederate
> by not allowing them free association.
> About voting, how does voting for a statist
> violate the N.A.P? Paying the police
> voluntarily violates it, but how exactly
> would voting? I know you standard position of
> overseer goodie, but you do believe voting
> for a statist is immoral, wouldn't voting
> for a overseer be immoral?
> I'm not totally sure about view on overseer
> goodie. The problem is that you can always
> vote for someone better, you could write in
> yourself for instance. In a way you are
> never voting for overseer goodie.
Walter Block - When and if you become my student, I
> 'll answer all your questions, both in my
> office and via e mail. But, I get about 100
> emails per day, and I can't answer all of you
> r very brilliant and important questions and
> challenges. I usually cut people off at one,
> but, since you're my agent, I've done, so
> far,, about a half dozen. How's about
> limiting this to say no more than one per
> The south. Both sides had slavery. Read Tom
> DiLorenzo on Lincoln, who only wanted to
> preserve the union, not end slavery.
Nathan Fryzek- Absolutely, I will send one a month
> I am back with another question, I watched on
> e of your videos about children homesteading
> their bodies as they grow up so a parent
> doesn't need the consent of their baby to
> kiss him/her. I also heard you say that
> pedophilia should be stay illegal because
> the child cannot consent to the activity. I
> was wondering why sex should be treated any
> differently then kissing or hugging when it
> comes to babies, the baby wouldn't object,
> and if he/she did you could stop. You also
> have stated in the past that parental
> guardians have a responsibility to care for
> their child, if that is so and a family is
> poor wouldn't it be fine for them to
> prostitute their baby as long as the baby do
> esn't feel any pain or discomfort?
>Walter Block - https://www.lewrockwell.com/lrc-> blog/libertarian-baby-theory/
Nathan Fryzek- - How is the baby being abused if
> he/she is done no harm? Just because it is
> gross and repulsive doesn't mean the baby is
> being abused.
>Walter Block - hey, next month
> I get about 100 e mails a day, and it's hard
> for me to keep up.
Nathan Fryzek - A period joke, please forgive me.
> Anyways I read you thoughts on Rand Paul and
> how we should support him because he is over
> seer goodie. Why then have you also
> criticized Milton Friedman for making
> government more efficient? It seems to me
> that in order to be consistent with you
> criticism of Milton Friedman you should also
> support Bernie Sanders since he would make
> the government extremely inefficient.
>Walter Block - An economist was asked, "How is your
> wife?" The answer: "Compared to what?"
> Rand Paul is great, compared to Donald Trump,
> Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush, Hillary, Bernie, etc.
> Milton Friedman is lousy, compared to
> Rothbard, Mises. Compared to Donald Trump,
> Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush, Hillary, Bernie, etc.,
> he's great. I usually compare him, though,
> to Rothbard and Mises, fellow scholars.
Nathan Fryzek - I was wondering about inflation and
> its relationship to the monetary base, we
> had a lot of inflation around 1980-1981
> even though the US monetary base had been
> fairly steady for a long time before that.
> Ron Paul recently put out this television ad,
> The second link is to a graph of the US
> monetary base,
> Do you see hyper-inflation in the near future
> or is Ron Paul just selling out?
> Thank you for your time as always.
>Walter Block - In my understanding of Austrian
> economics, all we say is that if there is
> inflation in, an increase in, the stock of
> money, the rate of price rises will be
> higher than it otherwise would have been.
> But, there is no necessary connection between
> a rise in the money supply and increased
> prices (although this is the usual result).
> For example, the demand to hold money might
> have also risen during the quantitative
> easing, which would dampen, or even reverse,
> the price boosts that would otherwise occur.
Nathan Fryzek - Hi Walter, if I steal a dollar from
> you I must pay you back 1 dollar, plus 1
> dollar in retaliation, plus the costs of
> apprehending me. I believe that is the
> libertarian theory of justice. I think that
> I may have found a way that involuntary
> democracy can be valid. Imagine I pinch
> you, you then get to pinch me twice and
> make me pay the costs of my apprehension.
> Imagine though, that a few hundred people
> all hate you, and they all stab you with a
> toothpick, once each, until you eventually
> die. Wouldn't each person involved in the
> murder be punished by being stabbed twice
> with a toothpick? People would be more than
> willing to suffer a few pokes if it meant
> killing someone they hated. It wouldn't be
> proportional to execute hundreds or even
> thousands of people for the murder of one,
> how would this problem be solved in a free
>Walter Block - Nice try. But, your objection fails
> because there is one more element to
> libertarian punishment theory you forgot:
> all criminals must play Russian Roulette
> with themselves with the number of bullets
> and chanbers proportionate to the severity
> of the criminal offense. For a bibliography
> on this, see below. True, there will be
> few bullets and many chambers for toothpick
> sticking, but that ought to put paid to the
> incentive for anyone to commit this sort
> of assault and battery on me. But we don't
> even need this radical defense of
> libertarianism against your challenge.
> There is an aphorism in law: "you take your
> victim as you find him." Well, the first
> few toothpick stickers are in no great
> danger of being convicted of murder, but
> the last few, when I am in a weakened
> condition and one more poke may kill me,
> certainly are in this danger.
Nathan Fryzek - (Message Lost)
>Walter Block - Dyke, Jeremiah and Walter E.
> Block. 2011. "Explorations in Property
> Rights: Conjoined Twins." Libertarian
> Papers, Vol. 3, Art. 38;
Nathan Fryzek - I heard in a radio show you were in
> that you have a list of Defending the
> Undefendable suggestions from fans. I was
> wondering if you still have it.
>Walter Block - Eugenicist; no govt compulsion
> The hater
> Gold and silver rule denier
> Polygamy, group marriage (Heinlein)
> Gay (straight) conversion therapist
> The porn addict
> The materialist
> The individual racist (possibly as long as government doesn't do it)
> Murder memorabilia seller
> The alcoholic (because you defended the drug pusher and drug addict)
> Predatory lender
> Derivatives Trader
Nathan Fryzek - When it comes to the subject of
> pedophilia, however, no one has been able
> to give me a answer that I deem
> satisfactory. Could you write a short list
> of why you think pedophilia violates the
> NAP? So far I have heard the following,
> No ability to consent
> Not in the child's best interest
>Walter Block - I think pedohilia (unless it is
> needed to save a child's life) is child
> abuse. So is verbal abuse child abuse. I
> think both should be crimes. I think
> children are different to adults. If you
> have (voluntary) sex with an adult, or
> verbally abuse her, that's no crime. But
> it is for a kid, in my view. Why do you
Nathan Fryzek - I would say pedophilia itself is
> not inherently harmful. Just because someone
> has sex at a very young age doesn't mean
> they will necessarily be mentally scarred.
> The media only covers pedophilia when it
> is harmful and horrible, not when it is
> mutually beneficial. In ancient Sparta
> and Rome it was said that the best companion
> for a young boy was a older man. If you
> believe that pedophilia violates the NAP
> because it is harmful I think you are
> absolutely incorrect. It may be harmful
> in some circumstances, but not most.
>Walter Block - I agree with you it is not
> "inherently" harmful. I'm an economist,
> not a psychologist, so I don't know for
> sure, I've not done any research on this,
> but my belief is that it would not be
> harmful for, oh, 1% or fewer of kids.
> What evidence can you supply that
> demonstrates I'm wildly off in this
> statistical assessment of mine?
> I'm glad my kids were not brought up
> in ancient Rome or Sparta
Nathan Fryzek - I will do research and then email
> you later
>Walter Block- Ok
Nathan Fryzek - With your argument with private
> roads that you could build over a holdout,
> what if they are using the sun for crops or
> solar panels? Can you still build over them
> and block their sunlight?
>Walter Block- - http://www.walterblock.com/wp-c> ontent/uploads/publications/block_roads> -bridges-sunlight-reply-tullock-1998.pdf
Nathan Fryzek - This is similar to the toothpick
> murder question.
> When someone is executed six people must
> press a button to poison the person to
> death. In the case that an innocent person
> is kidnapped and killed in this manner who
> should be held responsible?
> Another thing I thought up.
> Murder is in essence the theft of years of
> life. So if we stipulate that every person
> lives to exactly 75, if I kill a 70 year
> old I should be punished for "stealing"
> 5 years and should lose 10 years myself,
> so I should be executed at age 65 or
> enslaved for 10 years now. Doesn't it make
> sense that the punishment be different for
> killing someone that is about to die in 10
> minutes versus a child who has many decades
> to live? Shouldn't we treat each murder
> trial by determining about how many years
> the victim had left and punishing the
> criminal accordingly?
> Should a business owner be punished for
> selling cigarettes to a child? Isn't it the
> guardian(s) responsibility to have control
> of their child not the owner of the business?
> How is selling something to a minor an act
> of aggression?
Nathan Fryzek just watched a documentary in which a Amazonian tribe puts fire ants
> >> all over their male children when they turn 10 for religious reasons.
> >> Doesn't the government or dispute resolution company have to either be
> >> officially atheist or religious? If they are atheists they would say it
> >> isn't in the best interest of the child and therefore is child abuse
> >> the religious group would say it isn't since pleasing God to get into
> >> heaven in the after life is in the child's best interest.
> >> What is your opinion on religious matters such as this? If you think it
> >> is okay wouldn't you also have to say child use of tobacco is okay as
> >> if their parents think it is in their best interest?
> >> Thanks for your time as always!
>Walter Block In my view, all of this is child abuse. Certainly, fire ants qualify as
> child abuse. Tobacco too, although less so. I have the same view on the
> Jehovah's Witnesses who won't allow blood transfusions to their kids. I
> think those children should be taken away from their parents since they are
> horrid guardians. Here are my views on circumcision:
> Testa, Pat and Walter E. Block. 2014. Libertarianism and circumcision
> International Journal of Health Policy and Management; Article 8, Volume 3,
> Issue 1, June, Page 33-40; http://www.ijhpm.com/;