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Jeff Sessions should End enforcement of Drug Prohibition instead of doubling down on it 

In Liberty, True nature of the State on May 15, 2017 at 8:54 pm

The drug war was designed to target minorities, anti-war protestors and others who were a threat to the status quo. It was never about justice or health – it’s always been about increasing tax revenues and controlling those who disagree with the state, and those who weren’t like everyone else. Instead of it being a war on drugs it’s a war against those who think differently. 

The Bill of Rights was added to the Constitution to protect our god-given natural right to sovereignty over our consciousness. Make no mistake about it the Drug War  is not against a plant or a chemical, it’s a war against the thoughts and feelings you have in your head.

Freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and freedom of association were created to keep government from forcibly legislating your thoughts. 

You are sovereign over your body and mind. If you ingest a psychotropic compound and commit no crime against person or property then what business is it of the government what compound you took? According to the philosophical underpinnings of the Bill of Rights, government has no right to interfere with the mind of an individual let alone imprison him for altering his thoughts or even killing him for them. The state fears that if we alter our thoughts with drugs we will be less likely to kill for it or accept its interference in the rest of our lives.

Read Aldous Huxley’s “Doors of Perception” and you understand the type of thinking they at war with.

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The Federal progenitor the War on Drugs Henry Anslonger had these illuminating quotes:

“There are 100,000 total marijuana smokers in the U.S., and most are Negroes, Hispanics, Filipinos and entertainers. Their Satanic music, jazz and swing result from marijuana use. This marijuana causes white women to seek sexual relations with Negroes, entertainers and any others.”

“Reefer makes darkies think they’re as good as white men.”

We have always had plenty of laws on the books to prosecute those who commit crimes against persons and property.  The above quotes show that Henry Anslinger, the first head of what would become the DEA, was more worried about music and sex between white women and black men than any kind of crime against person and property.

People who supported this law back then believed the Constituitin prevented them from passing laws to forbid creative expression or interracial sex. So they passed laws that would prosecute thought and emotions by targeting substances those people used and so do an end around on the Bill of Rights .

Richard Nixon was no fan of the Constitution as well and turned up the heat on the War On Drugs in a big way. His motivations were similar to Harry Ansligner’s. Acordding to John  Ehrlichman, Nixon’s domestic policy advisor, The War On Drugs was a tool to control black people and crush the antiwar movement. And it’s used in a similar manner today. 

The entire War on Drugs is a waste of time, money and also a waste of human potential. It should be called a war against Thought and Feelings, because that is really what these laws punish. Life is painful and tragic. Locking people up for pursuing a better state of mind, even if the side effects could be detrimental, isn’t helping them or society.  Continuing the enforcement of the Prohibition of Drugs will only lead to more suffering not less suffering  in the world. 

Jeff Session  – Now is the time to end the failed War on Drugs. 

Brad Miller 

Advocate of Liberty 

Kim Jong Un loves freedom

In True nature of the State on May 12, 2017 at 9:14 pm


He does for himself but not his people. 

“Even despots accept the excellence of liberty. The simple truth is that they wish to keep it for themselves and promote the idea that no one else is at all worthy of it. Thus, our opinion of liberty does not reveal our differences but the relative value which we place on our fellow man. We can state with conviction, therefore, that a man’s support for absolute government is in direct proportion to the contempt he feels for his country. Alex de Tocqueville 

Kim Jong Un is not alone in being despotic. The entire political class of all nations believe that they should keep liberty to themselves while they dictate how everyone else should live.  

The ruling elite of North Korea is reported to spend around $600 million dollars a year on luxury goods while their citizens suffer. In the United Stares six of the ten richest counties are located around Washington DC. How is this any different? 

The idea that drives the political class is the belief that they are superior and deserve unlimited liberty and that everyone doesn’t because they are not worthy of it. When politicians talk they are always trying to increase their choices in life why limited those of others. 

Liberty simply means freedom to choose how to live your life. Every law passed, every tax created, every zoning regulation is a reminder of the despotic philosophy of the ruling class. They believe they are worthy of freedom but you are not. 

When politicians are talking about killing despots around the world just remember that they share the same despotic philosophy with the ones they say are the embodiment of evil. They just haven’t been able to insitiute total government in their own country due to practical issues but they spend their energies working towards that goal. 

Brad Miller 

Advocate of Liberty 

A different libertarian take on taxes

In Taxes, True nature of the State on May 11, 2017 at 8:51 pm

Taxation is theft,  right? 

I firmly believe that it is but I just read something today that made me reconsider this idea. 

I’ve been fascinated with the idea of creating my own country for years. During my recent research into Seasteading I bought the classic book “How to start your own country” by Erwin S. Strauss  A fascinating book that any freedom loving person should own. 

How to start your own country – Erwin S. Strauss

Erwin covers the many ways one may go about creating your own country including declaring your home a sovereign nation. Peter Griffin actually did this in an episode of Family Guy and called it Petoria. It didn’t go so well for him. He should have read “How to start your own country” before raising his flag. (I’ll be covering how Peter could have used Erwin’s advice to create a better outcome in a future post).

Erwin doesn’t pretend that you’ll be able to flaunt the law of the government surrounding your plot of land. Peter Griffin learned this the hard way. By declaring your home a sovereign nation is an easy way to as Erwin retire “dip your toe in the new country water”. And you get to create your own flag!

Taxation is one of the main reasons  why people want to start their own nation. The power to tax is at the heart of the nation state.  And taxation becomes the number issue if you do declare your home an independent nation within the territory claimed by another nation. The problem isn’t you collecting taxes from yourself and your family. 

Borders mainly exist to delineate who gets to take your money in the form of taxes. 

If you refuse to pay your taxes what will happen. The exact same thing that would happen if you don’t pay your taxes now as a citizen. The U.S. government will use force to collect it. We all know trying to use  force to repel the unlimited police/ war machine of he U.S. Federal government  is not an option. 

If you declare your home an independent nation inside of the U.S., you instantly have the largest most deadly military and police force in the as your not so friendly neighbor. How do you defend against them seizing your property or committing violence against you? 

All nations have a defense budget. Why? A large part has to do with the military industrial complex and the psychopathy that propels politicians to wage war. But the stated purpose of a defense budget is to keep the lives and property of the “citizens” safe within its borders. 

As a microscopic, poor, ally-less nation how could you possibly survive? According to Erwin your best option to defend your person and property from harm is to pay your taxes to the state and federal governments. Your tax bill is simply part of your defense budget for your nation. This is the idea that got me to reconsider if taxation is truly theft.!

How much do you think Assad would pay in “taxes” to avoid being attacked by the U.S. government? 

That is an interesting way to look at taxation. Is taxation still theft in Erwin’s scenario if it’s labeled “defense spending”? 

Do you consider your tax bill as a part of your personal “defense budget”? 

Please leave a comment on your thoughts about taxation and the viability of creating micro-nations within an existing country. 

Brad