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Vermont Voluntaryists

In October of 2011 I began the Vermont Voluntaryists page on Facebook, with the intention of creating a Vermont-specific internet hub for voluntaryist ideas, activism, communication, and strategies.  To date, there are a mere 77 Likes -- the vast majority of whom, while either voluntaryists or those interested in voluntaryism -- do not reside in the Green Mountains.  While all others are still most certainly welcome to remain on board and continue to join, I am seeking to build a greater body of Vermont residents who are interested in creating a voluntary society.  If that's you, or you know of someone who might fill that criteria, please Like the linked page or forward the URL.  As with this STR blog, I'm seeking to ramp up the level of awareness and interest in my own neck of the woods using a narrower focus as an additional resource.  Thanks.  Now back to drinking raw milk and eating pancakes slathered in maple syrup while carrying concealed with no license in the middle of a field full of cows.  :-)

Natural Rights are Mere Privileges in the Eyes of Would-Be Burlington, Vermont Gun Controllers

Based on this recent speech from Norm Blais of the Burlington City Council, we get to see a raw unadulterated look at the twisted mindset of those who worship at the altar of government.  Key is the fourth paragraph:
"With regard to the claim that what we are doing is unconstitutional, that is likewise wrong. There is not a single constitutional right that is unfettered. There is not a single constitutional right, from the right of free speech, to the right to a jury trial, all those rights are subject to reasonable regulation by governmental entities. And for someone to suggest this evening that what is being proposed is not reasonable regulation, I do not think is facing with the reality of what we are talking about."
It's quite obvious what the reality is regarding what Blais is talking about here.  Aside from the fact that we can see in fineness the futility of the Constitution as any kind of a guarantor of liberty, we also see that the arrogant bureaucratic mentality of someone like Blais is that there are no natural rights -- only government-granted privileges.  And of course, such a mentality recognizes only that the gateway to such privileges rests squarely in the hands of those as abundantly enlightened as Blais himself, and others of his totalitarian breed.
The Norm Blaises of this world must be cut off from any ability to control us whatsoever.  At all.  In any way. 
Voting accomplishes nothing productive.  Opting out altogether is the only way to permanently neutralize such psychopathic fanatics.

Elizabeth Warren's Recent Anti-Anarchy Diatribe

To my mind, it bears continuing to point out how utterly self-righteous, arrogant, uninformed, and undereducated Warren and those of her ilk -- most notably of late Harry Reid -- truly are.  And how desperate they seem to be getting in a vain attempt to prop up what perceived legitimacy their failing collectivist state system still possesses:

Columbus or Canada?

While it's absolutely true that no Voluntaryist should wish to sanction a state-approved holiday to begin with -- at least, not merely because of that approval -- I have chosen as of last year to celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving rather than Columbus Day.  This is not because I endorse Canada as an overall better tax farm, nor am I from Canada, but rather because I see greater evil in celebrating the life of a murderous slave trader who ridiculously purported to claim territory in the name of a regent.  Thanksgiving in Canada, according to my research, while established by the Canuck state, is solely to commemorate harvesting season.  Plus, it's kind of fun to go out to a restaurant on the 2nd Monday in October and get a turkey dinner with all the trimmings roughly 6 weeks before I eat a home-cooked version with my family. 
So, my point is to both raise awareness and have fun at the same time by ditching Conqueror Columbus for Toronto Turkey.  Thoughts?  Comments?  Suggestions?  Mashed potatoes?  :-) 

Selling Your Vote


Just wanted to put a question out there to garner some thoughts:
While -- or perhaps since -- most if not all of the people reading this don't exercise their "right" to vote, if there were no governmental repercussions (or at least no serious ones) from selling your vote to someone each election cycle for a monetary fee (or other suitable compensation), would you be amenable to this?  Why or why not, depending?

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