Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Should We Hold Nuremberg Trials for People Who Use Government Roads?
Rick Miller emails:
[L]et me be the first libertarian you have ever heard say that nobody should use the roads. After all, suppose they gave a road and nobody came? A private society does not include property upon which one can trespass, whereas the government road- as it is funded through coercive taxation- is the equivalent of constant trespass. But, like cattle, we are corralled along government roads. Unlike cattle, we have the ability to discern aggressive behavior and peaceful behavior and should never advocate anything other than the latter. But, I am certain that if we held libertarian Nuremberg trials, such minor association with the aggressive, coercive state- such as merely using the road- would be dismissed with extremely light punishment.
So you don't use streets?
Of course! Like I stated above, "like cattle, we are corralled along government roads."
We disagree at a very fundamental level on the nature of human life on earth.
I see absolutely nothing wrong with using government roads when there are no alternatives. Indeed, it might be okay if there are alternatives.
You are operating from a "rights" perspective, I reject the notion of rights as it is generally thought of. My thinking on rights is more in line with Henry Hazlitt who viewed them as mystical.
at 12:00 PM