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Punishment is Useless

Probably the worst thing that can happen to someone is to lose a child.
That experience happened to anarchist writer Kent McManigal, when a drunk driver took Cheyenne's life. The whole of today's ZGBlog is given over to what Kent did next. Here's Letter to a Daughter's Killer.

Is Shunning Enough?


After government has vanished there cannot be any laws nor therefore any punishments, so a reasonable concern is that a few aggressors may cause havoc.
A good response is that such malefactors will be shunned, by all in the free society. But will that deter enough? Today's zero government blog reasons that it will be much more than enough. See whether you agree, in The Boycott.
And a happy new year, to all who thirst for liberty!

Freedom and Faith: Friends or Enemies?

With all the admirable recent talk of peace and goodwill towards men, it's easy to suppose that there is not much harm in religion and no need to beware of it in the coming zero government society.
Out today is Religion in the ZGS, to show why that isn't necessarily so.

Enslavement, Liberty, or Somewhere In Between

Today's Zero Government Blog considers the state of slaves before emancipation, and imagines some who learned what anarchists have learned: that each of us is actually sovereign. While enjoying that realization just like us, sadly they could do nothing more about it. We can.
So I hope you'll enjoy Slaves, Half Free.

Interesting Money

Libertarianism is under attack!  And by a group that wants to abolish the Fed!  Nothing as queer as people.
Today's Zero Government Blog attempts to unscramble the strange hostility to lending money at interest. Please enjoy Usury.

The Disgruntled

Every election produces a winner, but it also produces losers. The losers this time are especially sad, because the media had led them to expect a triumphant victory.
Today's ZGBlog points out that democracy, along with all other styles of government, always leads to discontent in society; that all government is necessarily divisive and destructive. I hope that after reading it, you may find it fit to send on to your statist friends, expecially Democrats. So, enjoy Sore Losers.

A Letter to PEOTUS


Recently nearby a load of sewage was dumped on me by a critic who alleged I fancy myself as a teacher, or pedagog. It's true that I have some such skills, but I can teach nothing to those who, like my critic, have closed their minds - for now - to reason. Teaching can happen only when the student wishes to learn.
This put me in mind of a further and far larger group; those to whom I could teach a great deal, but I don't know whether or not they would pay heed. On the principle that nothing is gained until something is ventured, I therefore wrote to the President to be, and to ensure he knows about it I made it "open" as today's ZGBlog. So please enjoy "Dear Mr Trump,"


A Wake-up Call


Today's Zero Government Blog is longer than most, and details the great danger to liberty in the view that nobody has any rights.

The STR Mission Statement says that it exists to "advance the cause of liberty", and Murray Rothbard identified as the "primary axiom" of the libertarian "the universal right of self ownership." Since Paul Bonneau and Alex Knight have repeatedly and emphatically denied the truth of that axiom, they have placed themselves in opposition to STR's mission and ought therefore to be relieved of their membership.

The Blog is titled Warning! Poison!

The $20T FedGov Debt: A Help or Hindrance?


It's unsustainable, obviously, but is its existence likely to assist us who are working to terminate government, or to obstruct us? Will the new President follow through on his hint about abrogating part of it? A few thoughts in today's Zero Government Blog explore the questions. Enjoy!

Keep Hillary Out

Nobody here votes, I trust, but all of us have friends who insist on validating the statist system by doing so; if you agree with the theme of today's Zero Government Blog, please send them a copy today.

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