Archive for the ‘Family’ Category

The void will be filled

Sunday, July 20th, 2014

Gracy Olmstead writes the most perfect and succinct summary I've yet seen of my over-arching socio-culturo-political worldview. If I could distill it into a single sentence, it would be something like: The more a society seeks to—or is forced to—delegate its affairs to the State and rely on the State ...

PCIPA: another internet-censoring, privacy-violating bill that goes overboard

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

I was impressed by this article in The Atlantic by Conor Friedersdorf about the Protecting Children from Internet Pornographers Act of 2011 (PCIPA), The Legislation That Could Kill Internet Privacy for Good. This article was written on August 1, 2011, and apparently the bill, H.R. 1981, is almost a year ...

Because in an anarchic society, gangs of thugs would kidnap newborn babies because of the beliefs or affiliations of the parents

Saturday, November 13th, 2010

I postponed writing about this travesty because the only page I could find about it was at infowars.com, but the affidavit seems legit and there some videos about the story online, such as this Fox News clip. Basically, New Hampshire state thugs kidnapped Johnathon Irish's and Stephanie Taylor's newborn baby ...

Fish in a barrel 3

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

Nate Anderson of Ars Technica wrote, Licensed spectrum came into being for a reason. In the early days of radio, unlicensed radio stations in urban areas regularly got into "power wars" with rival stations, leading to plenty of static. Compared to this free-for-all, the licensing of radio stations in the US, ...

Overeating makes you the property of the State

Sunday, February 15th, 2009

Not surprisingly, now the nanny-state fascists want to take obese children away from their parents. Certainly many people who procreate are bad parents and some are even entirely unfit to be parents. You know what I think makes people even less qualified to be parents than the parents of obese ...

Educating for Anarchism, Blagnet.net edition

Friday, October 31st, 2008

Mike over at nostate.com has an occasional post entitled Educating for Anarchism, in which he posts real life exchanges of his political beliefs with others. Below, you will find an exchange with my brother in a Facebook message thread (which sadly, is the best means he has of keeping in ...

Children, forward to the Glorious Green Future!

Saturday, August 16th, 2008

Unsurprisingly, quite a few radical environmentalists are escalating their alarmist/propagandist efforts and trying to turn children into snitches on their parents and blind servants of the Glorious State. I'm pretty sure most people who call themselves "environmentalists" and embrace the term would find this brand of brainwashing and family-destruction very ...

Federalism and gay marriage

Saturday, May 17th, 2008

I came across a blag that supports the Libertarian Party in the name of gay, lesbian, and bixexual rights, Outright Libertarians, and its proprietor, Brian Miller, has been writing a lot about the ruling by the California Supreme Court that California's illegalization of gay marriages was unconstitutional. In an example ...

They graciously hand down our rights

Thursday, May 15th, 2008

We should…be able to see that our interest would be best served not by asking the state to promulgate our values but by forbidding the state to promulgate any values at all. If the state can espouse some value that we love, it can, with equal justice, espouse others we ...

“But the State has to protect the children!”

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

"Or else stupid and negligent parents would cause all sorts of harm to them!" It is an understandable position, one I used to take in my darker, minarchist days. However, it is hard to deny the reality that often, the harm that a parent does to a child is not even ...