In the last chapter of Gerard Casey's book "Libertarian Anarchy", he says this: "The only mode of social organization that is ethically acceptable is one that respects our liberty, namely, anarchy" [page 147]. Anarchy literally means "no ruler". My first argument as a Christian for anarchy comes from 1 Samuel, chapter 8. The elders of… Continue reading Why I, as a Christian, seek political anarchy
This is an invitation to participate in a live action role-playing game. The purpose of the game is to design a new form of government, starting at the neighborhood level. Based on my book, If Not Democracy, it will develop a form of government without rulers (people who make moral decisions for other people) and… Continue reading The Canton Nation Game
The three-part Canton Nation oath is meant to provide a basis for a common law. In it, the rights of life, liberty, and property are identified as being essential to a peaceful human society, and the solidarity of the members of that society is also a necessary requirement. The oath also provides the basis for… Continue reading The Canton Nation Oath
Adam N. Michel, a Senior Policy Analyst in the Thomas A. Roe Institute, had an article on the Heritage Foundation recently, picked up by today's Philadelphia Inquirer. He writes to say why the system called tax withholding should be done away with. I like the article for a couple of reasons. First, while the authors… Continue reading Time to End Federal Tax Withholding
One of the main objectives of Canton Nation is to employ a non-governmental, open-source legal system. This one, called ULEX, from the Institute for Competitive Government, is very intriguing.
My book’s introduction starts off this way: Representative democracy has failed because the “representatives” no longer represent the people who elected them, but rather themselves (the political elite) and the lobbyists and the businesses those lobbyists quite successfully represent (the economic elite). The means of selecting representatives (majority vote) and the artificial constraints that limit… Continue reading Academic support
There is a wonderful animation on YouTube that I call “Democracy Diner”. It brilliantly describes democracy as the sham that it is. Some of the “features” of democracy: lack of choices (two and only two parties with any chance of winning an election); winner-take-all, which means only some people may get even a smidgen of… Continue reading Democracy fails to satisfy.