Since Oct 22, 1998

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Some undeniable truths from yours truly and others.

1. The Constitution attempts to spread the executive, legislative, judicial, local and general powers of the State out to their least concentrated, least anthropomorphic, and least dangerous form, making its interests as equal to the people's interests, as possible. The Constitution scatters the King.

2. Your estate; the fruits of your life's work, is the State's, if it can't be passed on to whoever you choose.

3. Liberal politicians want you to say: "I'll pay 2 times more if you make him pay 4 times more" (or they are not Liberal). Conservative politicians want you to say: I respect the property rights of others (or they are not Conservative).

4. Government cannot both equalize the outcome of life's lottery, and preserve property rights.

5. From the fact that people are very different it follows that, if we treat them equally, the result must be inequality in their actual position, and that the only way to place them in an equal position would be to treat them differently. Equality before the law and material equality are therefore not only different but are in conflict which each other; and we can achieve either one or the other, but not both at the same time. F.A. Hayek

6. The state, and stateless individuals such as jihadists, enjoy an asymetric advantage in the use of force over civilized individuals, and are in competition with them for their life, liberty and property.

7. The opposite of discriminatory behavior is indifference, not preference.

8. In America, the agent of the State is the Majority. The agent of the citizenry is the Constitution.

9. When the State's agency is distributed as widely as possible, Individuals will attain maximum liberty. This is the purpose of the Constitution.

10. In America, ever since Franklin Delano Roosevelt was president, the State offers individuals security, in exchange for their liberty and property.

11. The greed of a person, is always negligibly dangerous, compared to the greed of government.

12. Any particular society of people may be living under an oppressive government, whether or not they are corrupt, but a society of corrupt people cannot survive without an oppressive government.

13. In a state of nature, each individual is his own state. He's a legislator, executor and judge, self-contained. Everything he does is by definition, "legal". He will soon kill or be killed, and rob or be robbed, by others in a state of nature. In a state of nature he has maximum liberty but his life and property are insecure. Individuals create civil governments to maximize the security of life and property. Any time these latter two rights are infringed, we become less civilized.