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Do Homeschoolers Make Good Citizens? – LewRockwell.com

A friend of mine emailed me an article titled “Home Schoolers make good citizens”.The first thing that ran through my mind was, “If home schoolers make good citizens, those parents are doing it wrong.”

Is being a good citizen even something we should strive to achieve? Should we teach our kids to be one? Or should we be and teach our children to be “good people”?

What is a good citizen?

One of the definitions of “citizen” in the Merriam-Webster online dictionary is: “ a native or naturalized person who owes allegiance to a government and is entitled to protection from it”.

You can be a good citizen and not follow the non-aggression principle. In fact, a good citizen supports his government in aggressing against his own neighbor, and teaches his children this is good.

You can be a good citizen, and support the immoral wars of aggression in Iraq and Afghanistan, and actually, we are told you are a bad citizen if you don’t support every war or invasion the government decides it wants.

A good citizen will submit to a cop beating him and not show even the least bit of resistance. A good citizen knows that it is his duty to take the beating and, if he really doesn’t think he earned this form of protection, the good citizen can plead his case against the beating before a court, if he survives the beating.

A good citizen turns a blind eye to another good citizen getting beaten by a cop, knowing that the good citizen must have done something to earn this act of protection. To be a good citizen one must give every penny the government says he owes in taxation, and he must be happy about it, and about where the money is spent. The good citizen doesn’t “cheat” the government on his tax returns, knowing the government needs that money in order to pay for cops to beat him and his neighbor, and to fight the wars it wants.

A good citizen votes in every election he can, and accepts the choices the government gives him to vote for and on. A good citizen pledges allegiance to his government and doesn’t question anything it does, period.

No thanks.

(Source: moralanarchism)

16 hours ago
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American police exist to enforce the State’s laws against you and as a threat of violence to collect extortion money like taxes and fines, not to protect and serve.

American police exist to enforce the State’s laws against you and as a threat of violence to collect extortion money like taxes and fines, not to protect and serve.

1 day ago
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I am free, no matter what rules surround me.
If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them;
if I find them too obnoxious, I break them.
I am free because I know that I alone am
morally responsible for everything I do.
Robert A. Heinlein (via moralanarchism)
2 days ago
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The Tale of the Slave

laliberty:

Always appropriate to share on Tax Day…

Consider the following sequence of cases, which we shall call the Tale of the Slave, and imagine it is about you.

  1. There is a slave completely at the mercy of his brutal master’s whims. He often is cruelly beaten, called out in the middle of the night,…
1 day ago
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thinkoutsidethestate:

"There can be no consent where it can’t be withdrawn" - Miguel Duque

thinkoutsidethestate:

"There can be no consent where it can’t be withdrawn" - Miguel Duque

(via thevoluntaryistpunk)

1 day ago
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hipsterlibertarian:

New video from Remy for Tax Day. Watch it now.

Clap along if you love
looking for every last receipt
Clap along if it feels
you’re on a bike without a seat

Clap along if you just want to
high five and say shucks
When the State Department
can’t locate $6 billion bucks

2 days ago
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