Posted on December 9th, 2010 by Marc Stevens
Week of Dec. 6, 2010
We’re slacking people, I’m the one in the Weekly Spotlight again, hopefully this is just a case of under-reporting.
During the Freedom Summit this past weekend, I actually had some of my books with me. I had the nerve to offer a product to people who were free to exchange their property for some of mine and I didn’t take any extra under the guise of “protection” money and send it to people calling themselves the “government”. We engaged in a mutually voluntary exchange and I didn’t charge a “sales tax”.
Some consider it a “privilege” to exchange property and demand a cut for not only the “privilege”, but for some mythical “protection” they pretend to provide. Let’s see: no one asked me if I wanted or needed protection and considering the number of armed people at the Freedom Summit, if I needed protection I’m not only capable of doing that myself, but I’m sure I could have entered into an agreement with someone to do it for me.
How are governments different than criminal syndicates?