Voting Is Evil

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Fri, 31 Jan 2003 08:25:02 GMT
by Bill St. Clair

I just saw Dances With Wolves on video. The Sioux seemed very libertarian to me. They did not initiate force, and they didn't try to boss each other around. They had leaders, but their leadership consisted of being a person who was often asked for advice. Noone was "in power".

After the movie, it dawned on me that voting is evil. No, there's nothing wrong with going to the polls and expressing your opinion. The problem is that the guys you vote in are going to have power over me if I disagree with them. They will be able to raise taxes, pass zoning ordinances, require licensing fees for braiding hair, make it a crime to own certain vegetables or certain pieces of metal, etc., etc. If I don't go along, I will be fined. If I don't pay the fine, I will be arrested. If I resist arrest, I will be shot. By your vote, you have given someone permission to shoot me, for minding my own business. That is evil. Stop it.

"Government is not reason; it is not eloquence; it is force! Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master." -- George Washington

Read Mary Ruwart's Healing Our World for a more in-depth discussion of the fact that everything government does is enforced by pointing a gun at our heads.

Read Lysander Spooner's No Treason: The Constitution of No Authority for analysis of why the constitution is not binding on anyone who has not explicitly agreed to it (e.g. our elected government agents). has a good bibliography of Mr Spooner's work.

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