Since the last election cycle, Ron Paul has enjoyed an improved, more effective, campaign yielding more of the much-needed wisdom of true liberty to not only be tolerated by the mainstream media, but now embraced by many mainstream GOP members themselves. Certainly a prestigious benchmark for advancing the ideas of freedom. Ron Paul may have delivered #over9000 babies, but he has also delivered #over9000 statists to real freedom, and that deserves some recognition. I often think that Ron Paul does an excellent job educating people on the principals of freedom, but where Ron Paul stops, agorism picks up by consistently applying what Ron Paul teaches to practical, socio-conscious, life. One good example is his idea of “Opting–Out” of government programs, and while this may not go as far as an ardent voluntaryist would like to see; its a welcomed step in the direction towards freedom.
And of course, where a libertarian leaves off is where you can expect a voluntaryist pick up, so… out of the playbook of the Paul campaign comes a call to “Opt-out of STATism” and many other forms of organized theft:
Here is the challenge; the goal of the project is to get a million pledges to opt-out of statism/taxation by 2015, but I think that can happen sooner; lets examine. The question is “what could encourage a million people to take such action?” Here is the math: the current USA population is nearly 312 million strong, of which 1 million is about .32 percent of the population, note: a very small fraction of the population. Not only is that achievably small, but the persuasion should be just as easy. Remember; its a matter of consistency. Most people conduct their personal affairs according to the golden rule as evidenced through their actions. Its only when people put on their STATist masks when it becomes okay to steal money from people to pay for things that people obviously want and would otherwise be willing to peacefully pay for. And of course we know STATists are quite presumptuous and full of inconsistency, and we as free individuals don’t have to fall victim to their logical fallacies if we should choose not to. So if you examine anyone’s consistency of principal to their actions, then you should be able to easily explain WHY they should consider opting-out of the inherently inconsistent STATE. How can a legal fiction such as the STATE establish and maintain real peace in any society when the very lifeblood of the STATE is legally-sanctioned violence or threats thereof?
We have made many great strides in human history when society has emancipated itself from dogmatic thought and embraced perception that is more consistent to reality. Let us remember the hardships of navigating the world using a flat earth theory, as opposed to now with adoption of the spherical nature of the earth, we’ve developed such precision technologies such as GPS systems and achieved space exploration; all of which could not have happened with a flat earth perception. Knowing the existential rewards for keeping the working concepts of the world closer to the facts that make up such mental-landscapes within ourselves should make this project a scenic and enjoyable endeavor.
So, can .32% of the populace pledge to “Opt Out” of STATism by 2015? I think so, how about you?
 aka: “unique forms of domestic terrorism” or “potential threats” [to who and how?…]