The Right to Ignore the State


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Ten, solid ten, Mike!!

"Let not any be alarmed, therefore, at the promulgation of the foregoing doctrine. There are many changes yet to be passed through before it can begin to exercise much influence. Probably a long time will elapse before the right to ignore the state will be generally admitted, even in theory. It will be still longer before it receives legislative recognition. And even then there will be plenty of checks upon the premature exercise of it. A sharp experience will sufficiently instruct those who may too soon abandon legal protection. Whilst, in the majority of men, there is such a love of tried arrangements, and so great a dread of experiments, that they will probably not act upon this right until long after it is safe to do so." [Emphasis added]

Right as rain, Herbert...well, with the exception of one tiny little error, there's no "probably" about it. Even in places that "claim" to espouse[1] liberty, they tell me, or insinuate, that individual secession is impossible.

"You have to understand, most of these people are not ready to be unplugged. And many of them are so inert, so hopelessly dependent on the system that they will fight to protect it." ~ Morpheus

[1] Quick definition for espouse
→ to give your support to an idea, principle, or belief