“But now, in which direction has latter-day American Liberalism tended? Has it tended towards an expanding régime of voluntary cooperation, or one of enforced cooperation? Have its efforts been directed consistently towards repealing existent measures of State coercion, or towards the devising and promotion of new ones? Has it tended steadily to enlarge or to reduce the margin of existence within which the individual may act as he pleases? Has it contemplated State intervention upon the citizen at an ever-increasing number of points, or at an ever-decreasing number? In short, has it consistently exhibited the philosophy of individualism or the philosophy of Statism?”
Albert Jay Nock (1870-1945) From the Introduction to Spencer’s forgotten 1884 classic, The Man Versus the State
The latest internecine conflict between the wings of the uniparty in the swamp deserve some credit for revealing the absolute buffoonery of our overlords where they can’t even conduct a conspiracy worthy of the name.
My case in this essay is that no law can possibly grant freedom without taking from another. None.
In the larger scheme of things, what …
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