"[T]here are, at bottom, basically two ways to order social affairs, Coercively, through the mechanisms of the state -- what we can call political society. And voluntarily, through the private interaction of individuals and associations -- what we can call civil society. ... In a civil society, you make the decision. In a political society, someone else does. ... Civil society is based on reason, eloquence, and persuasion, which is to say voluntarism. Political society, on the other hand, is based on force." ~ Ed Crane
As a voluntaryist I resist involvement in government. I live underground as best I can without destroying the quality of life. Interaction with gov is a trade off where I continually balance risk of avoidance with penalty.
Atheist at 8, voluntaryist at 12, Capitalist at 16, Objectivist at 23, hard money advocate at 24, living more or less underground at 30, married at 40 (no children), lifelong student majoring in philosophy and psychology, specializing in politics and economics.
Movies, poker, reading, gardening.
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