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Regarding Liberty

Updated on December 20, 2015

What is liberty? In short, is not liberty the freedom of every person to make full use of his faculties, so long as he does not harm other persons while doing so? Is not liberty the destruction of all despotism - including, of course, legal despotism? Finally, is not liberty the restricting of the law only to a rational sphere of organizing the right of the individual to lawful self-defense; of punishing injustice?

These are the words of Frederic Bastiat, written in 1850, in his book The Law. Do they still have the meaning in 2016? Did we manage to change something. Yes, but for the worse. Because today, most of us think that they live in liberty, but in fact live in slavery, feeding and listening to the hungry animal which takes what is not its.

Legal despotism as Mr. Bastiat has mentioned is socialism. And it is all around us. The western world is living in "welfare" states. Yes, they call it democracy or social democracy. In fact, they can call with whatever names they like, it is legal despotism. And how we can see that?

Let us take "the happiest" nations in the world. Here, the steel hand of government is inside of everyone's pocket. Man can not choose if he would like to pay for health insurance or not. He is not the one to make that decision. He will pay for it, and when he needs it - he will wait in long lines. Once he finally reaches his turn, it might be too late. So the happiest people in the world pay the highest taxes, and if they want to survive cancer - they need to go to private hospitals in nearby country.

In other words - somebody is taking money from you and giving nothing in return. And when it is given - it first has to be taken from somebody else. Is that liberty? If you earn more, you will be taxed more. Is that liberty? How can the people say they are happy? They say because they forgot "how to people". They do not want to think, they do not want to take their right to be independent and plan ahead for themselves. They do not want liberty. They are happy with slavery. So we cannot really blame the legistrators for making these kind of laws.

Law is the collective organization of the individual right to lawful defense. Each of us has a natural right - from God - to defend his person, his liberty and his property.

Mr. Bastiat, once again. I would not connect this right with the God, but with nature, because we are born free and we die in slavery. And where is law? How can he protect something if he is interested in taking it? How can the law protect my person, my liberty and my property? The law is corrupt. Corrupt by the people who put themselves above the nation. And we hand them that right without fight! The few are making the laws for the many. Their interest will dictate how many will live. If there is interest, there will be no justice. There will be taxes, price adjustments, inflations, wars,...

Why people cannot organize themselves? They are not cattle. Is it not natural that they will keep some amount of money for possible health issues? Is it not natural that they will choose education? Is it not natural that the more you make, the more you have? But why then everyone have to pay? Why are they forced trough law to do it? For the law is the force. But the force to eliminate injustice, not to make everybody equal. For there will never be such a thing.

Somebody will say - But we have the right! We have the right to vote! Yes, we do. But remember how the story changes after the elections. Before we can only hear the words which are sweeter than honey. After, it is as it was. ​We are not free, no matter what we think. And it will be like that until people that the right they naturally have and change the system. For to change the state is the liberty itself.

Everything the State says is a lie, and everything it has it has stolen - Friedrich Nietzsche.

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