by Karl Denninger
(Editor’s note: Karl is not a secessionist…that I know of. But this short article is where a secessionist must begin in the alteration of a world view. This is where YOU begin to crystallize your understanding of personal liberty and property rights. To wit: whose property are you?)
Let’s have a simple conversation folks.
It’s going to be focused on just one thing: First Principles.
Just one of them, in fact. It’s this: Who owns your physical person as a legal adult of 18 or more years age?
No weasel words, no ifs, ands, buts or maybes.
There are two broad possibilities, one of which is an absolute and the second leaves us to have a different discussion. They are:
* You, personally.
* Someone else.
If your position is the second, then please so admit and we’ll discuss that in the comment section. Be prepared to explain how this is not tantamount to slavery (for openers.)
If your position is the first then I challenge you to examine whatever grant of authority over your personal sovereignty you claim the government has a right to assert.
We can go into any level of detail you wish on this, but my posting of this Ticker isn’t intended to focus in any one particular area. Rather, it is to challenge you to examine your first principles and then place against them the policies you support as pertain to the political party and government actors who you support and are willing to submit to in whole or part, and the conditions under which you are willing to do so.
If you can’t square your position on First Principles with your political affiliations, I would argue that it is time for you to re-think those affiliations, and that it is impossible to take the first position as a matter of First Principle and still call yourself either Republican or Democrat.
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