Quotes, Notes, Comments & Slogans
for Individual Liberty & Rights
against Popular Statist Errors & Prejudices
Index - T2
(2013 - 2014)
TAXATION: Taxes can ultimately and permanently be repealed only by armed and organized citizen-soldiers. – JZ, 9.9.81 - MILITIA
TAXATION: Taxes cannot be compared to dues paid to a voluntary organization for such services as one expects from membership, because the choice of withdrawal does not exist. In refusing to trade one may deny oneself a profit, but the only alternative to paying taxes is jail. The suggestion of equity in taxation is spurious. If we get anything for the taxes we pay it is not because we want it; it is forced on us." - Frank Chodorov, The Income Tax, p.229. - Some people do not claim any handouts which the government offers. - However, can one demand such actions as dutiful while such persons are still subjected to numerous taxes? - JZ, 20.3.11. -
TAXATION: Taxes coerce people into supporting numerous activities they do not want, which are even wrong or harmful. At the same time, they render them un-financial for numerous services and activities they do need and want and ought to have. – JZ, 81, 20.3.11.
TAXATION: Taxes consume all too much of the citizen’s earnings, property, labors, health and lives. – JZ, 5.2.97, 18.7.08, 20.3.11.
TAXATION: Taxes cost too much in human liberty and individual rights. – JZ, 13.9.75, 29.6.13. – PROPERTY, EARNINGS
TAXATION: Taxes create drones who devour the earnings of the laborious.” – William Cobbett. – POLITICIANS, RULERS, BUREAUCRATS, LEADERSHIP, DRONES
TAXATION: Taxes destroy, prevent or waste more than they pay for." – J Z version of: "Taxes destroy more than they create." - Source unknown.
TAXATION: Taxes do largely finance what the people do not need, do not want and would not buy. – JZ, 28.12.93.
TAXATION: Taxes eat up about 40% of the money you earn! And more tax means more government. Vote less government, vote no to new taxes." - Jim Clarkson, in SOUTHERN LIBERTARIAN MESSENGER, Winter 75/6.
TAXATION: Taxes exploit labor, destroy productive capacity and lower the general standard of living. – JZ, 78.
TAXATION: Taxes finance disservices while free prices finance services. – JZ, 9.9.81.
TAXATION: Taxes have almost nothing to do with value for value received. They are, rather, raised on the principle: However little service we give to you, however much damage we do to you, you have to pay us as much as we want, so that we can pay a multitude of other people – after first taking off our large brokerage fee. – JZ, 29.6.82.
TAXATION: Taxes have been devised by man, and they could therefore be undone by man." - Paul Lepanto, "Return to Reason”, p.135.
TAXATION: TAXES HAVE CONSEQUENCES. – John C. Calhoun, vice-president under Andrew Jackson, pointed out with dazzling clarity that however small the government might be, and however small might be the tax burden, the very existence of taxation itself creates two unequal and inherently conflicting classes in society: those who, on net, pay the taxes (the “tax payers”) and those who, on net, live off the taxes (the “tax-consumers”). It should be clear that, regardless of legal form, bureaucrats pay no taxes; they consume taxes. Additional beneficiaries of taxes are those in society subsidized by the government, be they armament manufacturers or common welfare recipients. Once a State has cemented a large group of both its members and its subsidized adherents to its cause, it can usually count on the apathy and ignorance of the remainder of the public – usually, but definitely not when the population is continually buffeted by steep and increasing taxes. This is, fortunately, what is happening today.” – Christopher P. Weber, REASON, Nov. 78.
TAXATION: Taxes have set a very bad example to criminally inclined people regarding the collection of their “revenues”, in accordance with the principle: “Get it, whenever and wherever you can, openly or underhand.” – JZ, 21.6.85. - Just like the famed bank-robber Willy Sutton, in a reply to the judge’s question, why he had robbed banks, said: “Don’t you know, your Honour? That’s where the money is!” – JZ, 4.8.08. – JOKES
TAXATION: Taxes impose slavery, dollar by dollar. – JZ, 16.6.91.
TAXATION: Taxes impoverish all but the politicians and bureaucrats who handle them – and their special favorites, used by them as voting cattle. – JZ, 11.5.91, 5.8.08.
TAXATION: Taxes impoverish, directly and indirectly, as disincentives to production and exchange. – JZ, 12.5.92.
TAXATION: Taxes inevitably destroy more than they create." - One might doubt that this applies e.g. to taxes on alcoholic drinks and tobacco - but do these taxes really reduce such consumption to a significant extent? - JZ – Does any “spending” of stolen funds really amount to spending? And is anything built or established with them really “creative”? – JZ, 15.10.08. -
TAXATION: Taxes is a broad term of abuse which covers taxes and rates, levies and duties, charges and fees, royalties and export duties, licences and permits. They go chiefly to the three big P.’s – parliaments, politicians and public servants.” - Viv Forbes, in a 1977 talk: “Mine Your Own Business”, p.4. – PARLIAMENTS, POLITICIANS, PUBLIC SERVANTS
TAXATION: Taxes make a bunch of people conscious of the nation's dignity and sovereignty, in the same way a man knows he is alive when he has a toothache." - David Cort, "Social Astonishments", p.4. - JOKES
TAXATION: Taxes Make Slaves.” – Dangerous Buttons No. 234.
TAXATION: Taxes must become a 'dirty' word ( for all but the members of autonomous and exterritorial volunteer groups ). Most people still love taxes - at least those imposed on others. – JZ, 8.12,78.
TAXATION: Taxes of all kinds discourage production. Man works to satisfy his desires, not to support the State." - Frank Chodorov, Out of Step, p.225.
TAXATION: taxes of all kinds reduce human satisfaction, because they distort values and restrict freedom of choice by forcing taxpayers to pay for goods or services which they may not want. Taxes also pay for the inefficient non-competitive so-called service of an army of non-productive bureaucrats.” – Duncan Yuille, in WORKERS PARTY NSW BULLETIN, Oct. 76.
TAXATION: Taxes on bank accounts are legalized and regular bank robberies. Their total does, probably, by far exceed the total taken by all private bank robbers. – JZ, 10.9.99.
TAXATION: Taxes on personal incomes and corporations are squeezing out all conventional sources of capital funding for the business community."- David A. Fyfe, THE FREEMAN, 6/74.
TAXATION: Taxes only build up a government demand for more taxes. – JZ, 21.9.91. - Well, at least they build up something - apart from new governmental palaces, pyramids, Olympic playgrounds, IBMs, still more nuclear weapons. – As an old French proverb has it: “The appetite comes during the eating.” (“L’appetite vient a la manger!” – If I remember my little school-French well enough.) I also wonder, what is the tax equivalent of the “appetizers” commonly used by gourmets? For the ancient Romans these were, sometimes, the tongues of various animals. At least our lords and masters have spared us this abuse, so far. But they certainly don’t like the use we make sometimes of our tongues – or our keyboards. – So, beware and take care! – They have certainly already tried to control the Internet. - JZ, 5.8.08.
TAXATION: Taxes pay for disservices. Only prices pay for services. – JZ, 81
TAXATION: Taxes pay for lies, bribes, waste and mismanagement. When we put a lot of money into the hands of politicians and bureaucrats – out come empty words and some of these funds are then redistributed to the other government subjects, more than anything else, to buy their votes, as becomes clearly revealed in every election campaign with its spending promises. – JZ, 22.11.99, 20.7.08.
TAXATION: Taxes prevent the full reward for your work. – JZ, 75.
TAXATION: Taxes produce and prolong poverty. – JZ, 19.7.08.
TAXATION: Taxes run the country - into the ground! – JZ, 9.9.81.
TAXATION: Taxes should not be merely reformed but abolished. – JZ, 23.8.98. – Or confined to voluntary victims: so far uncured statists. – JZ, 27.7.08.
TAXATION: Taxes suck the productive private or cooperative parts of the economy almost dry of cash and capital and swamp its non-productive and largely parasitic or obstructive “public” sector. – JZ, 4.7.91, 5.8.08.
TAXATION: Taxes take and destroy most of our potential savings and investments. – JZ, 81.
TAXATION: Taxes tax good sense and responsibility away, too and leave us with political and bureaucratic decisions, actions and “progress”. – JZ, 25.8.98. – Was there ever a government policy, program or action that was quite successful by moral, rational and economic criteria and by the standards of individual rights and liberties? – JZ, 17.7.08.
TAXATION: Taxes tax or penalize rightful, necessary and productive activities to finance wrongful, unnecessary and counter-productive ones. – JZ, 31.3.04, 31.10.07.
TAXATION: Taxes tax you for more than money: They tax part of your life and liberty away. – JZ, n.d.
TAXATION: taxes tend to become ‘cannibalistic’ – to consume … tax payers.” – Whiting Williams, America’s Mainspring, p. 167.
TAXATION: Taxes transform mostly sensible, individual and group spending, all voluntary, of the own money, to wrongful, insensible, or senseless, collectivist, bureaucratic and despotic spending of the confiscated part of the income of the tax victims. – JZ, 21.9.91. – And when they spend the rest of it then much of their spending is swallowed up again by the various taxes built into the prices of the goods or services they buy or even have to buy, to survive. – JZ, 21.9.91. – To some extent we are all captured animals or tax slaves in nation-wide zoos or slave labor camps. And all too many of us remain all to complacent about this situation and do not even demand the right to secede from the territorial State individually or as a group of volunteers. The State has largely succeeded in applying Pavlovian conditioning to us, at least in this respect, if not also in many others. – JZ, 5.9.08.
TAXATION: taxes transformed the American worker from free man to serf." – Schiff, The Biggest Con, p.140.
TAXATION: Taxes turn us into serfs of a feudalistic and territorial State. – JZ, 21.10.92, 25.7.08.
TAXATION: Taxes turn us, lastly, into fodder for the totalitarian territorial State. – 15,6.91. Even the democratic territorial States are not good enough alternatives to the totalitarian ones. – JZ, 5.8.08.
TAXATION: Taxes upon taxes upon taxes – until all rhyme and reason is lost. You buy something with what is left after direct income tax deduction. Then you are taxed again for your purchase. Those who produced it are likewise hit by x taxes. And in return for all your involuntary payments you get to be misruled by politicians and bureaucrats, presented with wars, inflations, deflations and stagflations and their mass unemployment and mass poverty, housing shortages, a supposed welfare State, and all too often a warfare State, involuntarily financed by you, one that further increases rather than decreases and abolishes taxes, in the worst kind of “purchases” you ever made. You should only ever have to pay for those services you yourself wanted and ordered or have subscribed to and all of them should be subject to your own free choice among many competitive suppliers, all paid for at market prices rather than through coercively and monopolistically determined general tribute levies, including charges for services you never wanted, even charges for public disservices done to you. And for all this you are expected to be grateful and loyal to your territorial State and lay down your life for it, as a voluntary sacrifice, upon demand or command. - JZ, 7.6.99, 19.7.08.
TAXATION: Taxes waste money but at times only that makes them barely tolerable :"Imagine we would get all the government we are paying for!". – Source? David Friedman?
TAXATION: Taxes waste your life by about 20-50 hours every week! – JZ, 75.
TAXATION: Taxes will also lead to capital going into hiding (gold stocks, jewelry, art works etc.) instead of being productively invested. Thus productivity will be reduced and prices for the remaining smaller output will be increased. – JZ, 22.7.08.
TAXATION: Taxes, after all, are the dues that we pay for the privilege of membership in an organized society.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt, speech, Worcester, Mass., Oct. 21, 1935. – What privilege? The “privilege” of being misruled by himself, his party, or by others? – JZ, 25.7.08. - Territorially organized States are hardly rightful and rationally organized free societies of volunteers. They resemble slave States or feudalistic States with serfdom much more than free societies. That some economic aspects are already somewhat free is by far not enough, neither for the subjects of a totalitarian States like Red China nor for any of the democracies. In all of the latter "the people" and their "representatives" are still quite wrongly, because territorially defined. - Only societies of volunteers deserve the term societies. - JZ, 22.3.11.
TAXATION: taxes, each of which is based upon special privilege, and all are gross violations of the principle of equal liberty." - Sprading, Liberty and the Great Libertarians, p.24.
TAXATION: Taxes, laws, politicians and bureaucrats make possible wars, oppression, monopolies, exploitation, waste and corruption and managed to turn public services into all too many and all too large disservices. – JZ, 10.8.99, 22.3.11. CENTRAL BANKING, PROTECTIONISM, INSURANCE BY GOVERNMENTS
TAXATION: Taxes, like all other tribute payments and compulsory contributions, will mostly be wasted or spent contrary to the wishes of their victims. – JZ, 30.7.98.
TAXATION: Taxes, like reefs and shoals, storms and icebergs, are the cause of numerous "shipwrecks" and bankruptcies among enterprises, leading to poverty and unemployment. But contrary to these natural hazards, they are artificial and wrongful risks, imposed upon all by governments under one or the other false pretence. – JZ, 28.9.00.
TAXATION: Taxes, no matter how they are designed levied, do wrong and harm everybody, although some people more so than others. – JZ, 3.4.00, 20.7.08.
TAXATION: Taxes, of all kinds, discourage production. It is a silly sophism, and thoroughly indecent, to maintain that the state spends what it collects and that therefore there is no lowering of purchasing power; thieves also spend their loot, with more abandon than the rightful owners would have spent it, and one could therefore make out a case for the social value of thievery. Neither thieves nor officials produce a marketable good to offset what they take; they contribute nothing to the purchasing power because they contribute nothing to the general fund of wealth. …” - Frank Chodorov, Fugitive Essays, p.273. – But the tax-supported territorial systems do manage e.g. to outlaw the potential private and cooperative competitive and sound currency issues, e.g. those with shop-foundation by large department stores, super-markets and associations of all or most of the shops of a district. Free issues of this kind, using a sound value standard, could out-compete all the inferior governmental currencies, if only legally allowed to do so. They are not outlawed because they are worse than the governmental money but because they are already - or would soon be - much better by a process of natural selection, free acceptances, free rating and free refusals to accept inferior, unknown or suspicious issues. The test for each of them would be quite simple and could be made in the nearest shop. If it would accept such a note unquestioningly at par - then it is good enough. – Underlining by me. - JZ, 5.8.08. 22.3.11. - The State's forced and exclusive currency does not even apply the centuries old system of tax foundation money correctly. - JZ, 22.3.11.
TAXATION: Taxes, stripped of all pretences, are an immoral, unwarranted and arbitrary act of confiscation against rightful owners." JZ, 12.9.81 - after reading a similar remark by Robert Turner on the tax bill of 1696 in Rothbard's contribution in LIBERTARIAN ANALYSIS, Winter 70, p. 27.
TAXATION: Taxes, ultimately, mean: Pay or Die! – JZ, 8.8.96. - Either in prison or by official murder - if one tries to defend one's property against this robbery. – Nevertheless, their nature as robberies or imposed tributes is still all too little seen by public opinion. - JZ, 18.7.08, 22.3.11.
TAXATION: Taxes: A penalty upon the economic use of labor, capital and natural resources, as well as upon consumption – in order to promote e.g. uneconomic or anti-economic monopolies, bureaucracies and welfarism. – JZ, 22.8.91, 22.3.11.
TAXATION: Taxes: Money wrongly raised and wrongly spent. – JZ, 7.7.91.
TAXATION: Taxes: The arsenic in our system." - Schiff, The Biggest Con, p.148.
TAXATION: Taxidermist: one who skins and stuffs animals. Tax collector: one who skins only." – Source? - JOKES
TAXATION: Taximeter government" - a 'pay your way’ term to indicate a voluntary taxation alternative.” - Richard C. Cornuelle, Demanaging America, chapter 13.
TAXATION: taxpayer, n. A beast of burden, specifically, an ass." - L. A. Rollins, "Lucifer's Lexicon”, reason, 7/77
TAXATION: Taxpayer, n. One who renders unto a seizer what is not the seizer’s. One who feeds the mouth that puts the bite on him. An April fool.” - L. A. Rollins, Lucifer’s Lexicon.
TAXATION: Taxpayers acting in concert could become an irresistible force. – JZ, 9.9.81.
TAXATION: Taxpayers and other government subjects, rather than tax collectors and other bureaucrats, policemen and soldiers, should be armed, organized and trained for effective resistance against all wrongful acts, especially those by officials. – JZ, 17.12.93, 19.7.08. - MILITIA, RESISTANCE, PROTECTION OF INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES
TAXATION: Taxpayers are people who let themselves be plundered." - JZ/B.P., 80/l.
TAXATION: Taxpayers are the worst suckers. – JZ, 75.
TAXATION: Taxpayers are unrepresented or outvoted victims of the territorial establishment. – JZ, 20.4.89, 5.8.08.
TAXATION: Taxpayers cheer (*) not from the heart, but from the pocketbook.” – Will Rogers. – (*) Cheer? Bleed? Weep? A printing error? – Tax fund recipient might cheer but taxpayers? I still have to encounter that kind of phenomenon. - JZ, 5.8.08.
TAXATION: Taxpayers don't have to take a civil service exam to work for the government. – Anonymous – Indeed, not. To the extent that direct and indirect taxes were extorted from them they were really subjected to force labor or tax slavery. – JZ, 27.4.13. - JOKES, CIVIL SERVICE EXAMINATION, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, TAX SLAVERY, TRIBUTE LEVIES, FORCED LABOR
TAXATION: Taxpayers don’t have to take a civil service exam to work for the government.” – Anonymous. - JOKES
TAXATION: Taxpayers get much less back in wanted services than they were forced to pay. However, they do receive an abundance of unasked for disservices. – JZ, 19.12.93.
TAXATION: Taxpayers must keep records, decipher the tax code, employ accountants, and find legal ways to reduce their tax burden. That comes to seven billion hours each year simply complying with the code., If the hours spent complying with the tax code were put to productive work, they’d represent the entire annual outputs of the U.S. auto, truck, and aircraft industries.” - Walter E. Williams, Do the Right Thing, Hoover Institution Press, 1995, p.64.
TAXATION: Taxpayers not only get nothing for something but also great disservices that costs them, directly or indirectly very much. – JZ, 22.7.85.
TAXATION: Taxpayers rather than tax takers should be armed and organized. – JZ, 18.8.88. – GUN CONTROL, VICTIM DISARMAMENT, MILITIAS, HUMAN RIGHTS
TAXATION: Taxpayers should arm and organize themselves for their defence. – JZ, 12.9.81. – Another version: Taxpayers should be armed and organized. – JZ, 23.11.87. – Much better than the official robbers who now have the fate of tax victims in their hands. – JZ, 5.8.08. – MILITIA, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, GUN CONTROLS, VICTIM DISARMAMENT
TAXATION: Taxpayers should become free to decide for themselves, directly and individually upon tax cuts, and the abolition of certain taxes and government expenditures, even whether they are to remain subject of any particular territorial State and its territorial legislation. – JZ, 12.2.94. - Then politicians would have to offer more than mere promises to retain enough subjects. I hold that territorial politicians do have no real solutions to offer and that, under panarchism, successful panarchies would deprive these confidence tricksters of their subjects and victims, one by one, by these subjects simply seceding from governments they are disappointed with and joining successful panarchies. – JZ, 19.7.08, 22.3.11. – TAX CUTS & ABOLITION OF TAXES FOR THOSE INDIVIDUALS OPTING OUT, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIONISM, REFERENDUM, VOLUNTARY TAXATION
TAXATION: Taxpayers spend 4.3 billion hours in a year of income tax compliance. That is the equivalent of a work force of over 2,083,000 people, more than work in the auto industry, the computer manufacturing industry, the airline manufacturing industry, and the steel industry combined.” - Cost of Complying with Federal Income Tax, The Tax Foundation - & COSTS OF TAX COMPLIANCE
TAXATION: Taxpayers still skinned themselves month after month - and brooded over it every All Fool's Day.” - Eric Frank Russell, Call Him Dead, ASTOUNDING SF, Br. ed., 1/56, p.6.
TAXATION: Taxpayers subscribe willy-nilly to the worst crackpot religion of all, one that sees the State as a public benefactor. – JZ, 12.9.81. – STATISM, GOVERNMENTALISM, INTERVENTIONISM
TAXATION: Taxpayers support all sorts of services whether they like it or not. It is like the hotel guest who discovered that his bill included the cost of a call-girl he didn't use. When he protested, he was told: 'She was there if you had wanted her'.'' - PROGRESS PARTY, Queensland, on "free services". - JOKES
TAXATION: Taxpayers who want tax exemptions of others removed, in the hope that, subsequently, their own tax burden would be eased, remind me of whipped slaves who complain that some of them were whipped less than they were and so demanded that each be allotted a fair share of whippings so that, hopefully, their own quota would be reduced. – JZ & D.Z. 1980. - , EGALITARIANISM
TAXATION: Taxpayers will be reassured to learn that while the Department of Health, Education and Welfare spends $2,100,000 annually to warn us about the perils of smoking, the Department of Agriculture doles out §1,800,000 a year in price-support subsidies to tobacco farmers. – PLAYBOY, 6/69. - What is the annual take of taxes upon this self-destructive vice? I believe it to as high that any territorial government would be disinclined to try to abolish smoking altogether, even if it could achieve this. - JZ, 22.3.11. - SMOKING, HEALTH, TOBACCO SUBSIDIES. CONTRADICTORY PAYMENTS FROM TAX REVENUES.
TAXATION: Taxpayers, enlighten, arm and organize yourself. You have nothing to lose but your taxes." – JZ, 78. – MILITIA, ENLIGHTENMENT
TAXATION: Taxpayers, like alcoholics, tobacco and other drug addicts, are often unaware of what they are doing to themselves. Moreover, they get even less pleasure out of their mistakes. – JZ, 12.9.81, 22.3.11.
TAXATION: Taxpayers, you have been had (conned). – JZ, 74
TAXATION: Taxpayers: The Oppressed Majority.” – Andrew Melechinski
TAXATION: Taxpayers' costs are out of proportion to the benefits they receive." - Stanley C. Abraham, REASON, 4/5/71.
TAXATION: Taxpaying is a form of symbolic self-mutilation. It also tends to direct civilian resentments and aggression against their own governments, thus taking some pressure off international relations.” – Poul Anderson, Conquests, p.38. – However, even when territorial subjects are over-taxed and all too much regulated by their own governments, led into one inflation, deflation and stagflation after the other, all accompanied by mass unemployment, they tend to blame capitalism and foreign immigrants rather than their own governments for their suffering, largely because they have also been "educated" by their governments. - JZ, 22.3.11. - PEACE, WAR, ENEMIES, ANIMOSITIES, GOVERNMENTS, NATIONALISM.
TAXATION: Territorial governments expect us to pay the bills for all their oppressive, exploitative, wrongful, irrational and wasteful actions. Sooner or later, I do hope, enough of us will get sick of that. – JZ, 8.11.96, 18.7.08.
TAXATION: Territorial governments supply all too extensively dissatisfactions in return for taxes. – JZ, 14.9.88. – Only once all its dissenters are free to secede and had seceded would the remainder get what they still believe to be their money’s worth. – Well, each has the right to make his own mistakes - at the own expense and risk. - JZ, 6.8.08, 22.3.11. – PANARCHISM, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM
TAXATION: Territorial governments, by their numerous laws, regulations and juridical as well as bureaucratic decision-making, do not just inflict the Chinese torture of “death by a thousand cuts”, but that of crippling, disabling and even killing people by millions of sometimes not so tiny cuts, during the whole period that they allow them still to live, rather than being sacrificed altogether for the aims and purposes of such governments. – Not all of these cuts are sufficiently known and expected or painfully inflicted in public. Some are rather slow acting poisons, unnoticed by their victims. And they are also made under all kinds of false pretences and excuses – but wrong, hurt or harm nevertheless, in all too many cases. Sometimes their victims are variously narcotized, so that they do not feel the pain. - The victims should be made aware of how much property and income is altogether withheld from them, e.g. in form of public property administered and exploited by politicians and bureaucrats, often very uneconomically and to the disadvantage of customers and taxpayers. They should also be made aware how rich they could become, in their old age, if all their enforced social security contributions for decades were invested on long terms, with the highest interest rates obtainable by productive investments, untaxed, were never confiscated and used for other purposes and if their purchasing power were preserved. Then they might get sufficiently disgusted and angry with “their” territorial governments. These “tortures” are often practised under the pretence of being “public services” and offered by “public servants”. But one cannot fire such servants or refuse to contribute to their support and to such “services”. Nor is one allowed to opt out from under them. – Millions of politicians, bureaucrats, lawyers, judges and teachers do continuously “operate” on their subjects, their victims, their voting cattle, their experimental animals, their property, with all kinds of methods and devices, some hardly noticeable, like indirect taxes or withholding taxes via their employers. - If e.g. the tax share in all goods and services were clearly indicated with the price, then consumer satisfactions with “their” governments would soon be minimized. Likewise, if every taxpayer were provided with a complete list on the xyz ways in which his tax contribution is being wasted, abused, counterproductively used or otherwise uneconomically used. – But these official criminals have covered up their tracks rather well and popularized their false excuses and “justifications” and so “politics as usual” is allowed to go on and on. - JZ, 21.5.04, 31.10.07, 22.3.11. - TAXES, LAWS, REGULATIONS & CHINESE TORTURE
TAXATION: Territorial politics and its “finance” is for all populations the greatest protection racket of them all, even a legalized one. – JZ, 5.11.92, 25.7.08.
TAXATION: Territorial statism is very taxing, impoverishing, limiting and endangering and often destroying or reversing justice, reason, peace, wealth, progress, civilization and culture. I know of no greater enemy for man. – JZ, 10.9.99, 20.7.08. – Compare: “The power to tax is the power to destroy.”
TAXATION: Thank God we don't get all the government we pay for." - Rabbi M. Hershman in JOLIET HERALD NEWS, quoted in LIBERTARIAN CONNECTION, 15.2.73. A similar remark was ascribed to Herman Kahn, in Simon, A Time for Truth, p.217.
TAXATION: That as wrongful, harmful and dangerous institutions as territorial States are, all too many even despotic and warfare states, are still coercively supported by “taxes” is one of the greatest wrongs, irrationalities and absurdities of our times. – JZ, 5.8.08.
TAXATION: that grand fundamental maxim of the Constitution, that no subject of England shall be taxed but by his own consent. To maintain this principle is the common cause of the Whigs on the other side of the Atlantic, and on this.” - Lord Action, Lectures on the French Revolution, ed. by Figgis & Laurence, MacMillan, 1932, p.26, quoting a passage of one of Chatham’s speeches in 1775. – Bold print inserted by me. – JZ - VOLUNTARY TAXATION, CONSENT AS A CONSENT OF INDIVIDUALS
TAXATION: That it is inseparably essential to the freedom of a people and to the undoubted rights of Englishmen that no taxes be imposed on them but with their own consent, given personally, or by their representatives.” – Resolution of delegates from nine American Colonies, New York, 1765. – In another version: It is inseparably essential to the freedom of a people that no taxes be imposed on them but with their own consent, given personally or by their representatives. – Attributed to John Dickinson, Resolutions of the Stamp Act Congress, Oct. 19, 1765. - Cut out: “or by their representatives”! - How could the four important words “their own consent, given personally” become so thoroughly forgotten (for over 2 centuries in this connection) and only the version “or by their representatives” remembered and applied? – JZ, 20.7.08. – But then even whatever limited free banking existed in the USA for a while did also become thoroughly forgotten, for all too long, and most of the discussion centered only on which form of monetary despotism should be adopted. – JZ, 20.7.08. – Haven't our "representatives" by now represented the case against territorial "representation", of a wrongly defined "collective", namely "the people", for long enough, even for over 2 centuries, in some cases? - JZ, 22.3.11. - PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, CONSENT, REPRESENTATION, DEMOCRACY, GENUINE SELF-GOVERMMENT
TAXATION: That same year the Frisii, a nation beyond the Rhine, cast off peace, more because of our rapacity than from their impatience of subjection. Drusus had imposed on them a moderate tribute, suitable to their limited resources, the furnishing of ox hides for military purposes. No one ever severely scrutinized the size or thickness till Olennius, a first-rank centurion, appointed to govern the Frisii, selected hides of wild bulls as the standard according to which they were to be supplied. This would have been hard for any nation, and it was the less tolerable to the Germans, whose forest abound in huge beasts, while their home cattle are undersized. First it was their herds, next their lands, last, the persons of their wives and children, which they gave up to bondage. Then came angry remonstrances, and when they received no relief, they sought a remedy in war. The soldiers appointed to collect the tribute were seized and gibbeted. Olennius anticipated their fury by flight, and found refuge in a fortress…” - Tacitus, A.D 72? - Complete Works, edited by Moses Hadas, 186/187. - Tolstoy is supposed to have made a similar report, somewhere, on how some African witchdoctors, over a long period, imposed slavery, via demanding periodically a small gift, in form of a rare flower, which became rarer and rarer, while this gift turned into an obligatory tribute, that led the natives to finally sell their families and ultimately also themselves into slavery. I have never come across that passage yet. Tacitus, in the above paragraph, confirms the possibility of such a development among other barbarians. Will anyone send me a copy of Tolstoy's report? From the monetary viewpoint of history such developments are not very scarce, although they do not always lead to slavery or feudalism. The imposed authority of creditors, insufficiently questioned by debtors and creditors alike, to demand rare metal coins or scarce monopoly paper money in payment, rather than settlement of debts by clearing certificates or in alternative means of payment, is one of the main causes of monetary crises and their consequences. Ulrich von Beckerath frequently pointed that out in his writings. - JZ, 25.1.02. – The means of payment in which taxes are to be paid are almost as important as the kind and percentage of taxation. I do not know of any modern economist who is as clear about this point as Ulrich von Beckerath (1882-1969) was in his monetary writings. – JZ, 13.4.09. - LEADING TO SLAVERY AND WAR, IMPORTANCE OF MEANS OF PAYMENT, RIGHT OF CREDITORS TO DEMAND "CASH" (PARTICULAR MEANS OF PAYMENT), TAX REBELLION.
TAXATION: That taxpayers are not in revolt is revolting. – JZ, 21.9.93.
TAXATION: That the power of tax involves the power to destroy (is) not to be denied.” - Justice John Marshall, 1819. - This applies, naturally, also to the tax imposed by inflation, as well as the indirect tax imposed by the scarcity of exchange media due to the monopoly, usually in government hands or under government control, for the issue of exchange media. It increases interest rates unnecessarily and leads to emergency sales prices, often at a loss to the seller, as well as to mass unemployment. During the depression, in my home town, Berlin, many people could then no longer afford to pay the rent for their flats and had to move out and lived in tents, in parks and forests. Never forgive the culprits, for they do not know what they are doing and do it nevertheless, never minding the consequences and never showing any interest in learning the truth about their actions and their favorite institutions, like central banks and powerful governments. - Other government granted monopolies do also impose destructive tributes. - JZ, 25.1.02. - - That the power of taxing it [the bank] by the States may be exercised so as to destroy it, is too obvious to be denied. … That the power to tax involves the power to destroy [is] not to be denied. – Chief Justice John Marshall, Decision, McCulloch v. Maryland, 1819. ( Wheat., iv, 427, 431. ) Usually quoted, “The power to tax is the power to destroy.” – Marshall was echoing Daniel Webster, who, during his argument in the case (p.327), stated, “An unlimited power to tax involves, necessarily, the power to destroy.”
TAXATION: that way we ALL lose the connection between paying and getting!" – Terry Arthur,"95% Is Crap", p.86.
TAXATION: That’s one conclusion of a study conducted by two economists from Yale: that the US Government is stealing almost three times more of your income than the plantation masters of the Old South took from their slaves. … according to Frank Tenney, author of An Economic History of Ancient Rome, 80 per cent of the Roman worker’s budget, whether slave or free, went to pay for the bare necessities of life. Therefore, no more than 20 per cent of the Roman slave’s income could have been expropriated. Actually, the Roman slave had less than 20 per cent of his earnings taken.” – Mike Ketcher, FREEDOM TODAY, Dec. 77. - SLAVERY
TAXATION: the … taxpayer would seem to be a long-suffering and patient victim of exploitation.” – E. P. Middleton, GOOD GOVERNMENT, 2/80. – Alas, tax reformers like him, following the teachings of Henry George, still want to introduce a “single tax” which they assume to be justified. – JZ, 24.10.08.
TAXATION: The 'sinews of the class war' - as every communist knows – are the funds provided by that beast of burden, the taxpayer. For, when you look into the matter you find that those 'sinews' are nothing but the tithes by which the priesthood and their acolytes prosper. In this country, as the investigations have so amply shown, Communism thrived in proportion to the number of jobs provided by Congress at the taxpayer's expense. (*) As long as jobs are available there will be communists, either by infiltration or by incubation; the emoluments and the pomp which go with a political job will convert the meekest bureaucrat to the religion of power." - Frank Chodorov, The Income Tax, p.184. - - (*) The reverse is also true: The religion of "power" (over others) and of "sharing" (the property of others) will also establish the jobs required to realize this religion in practice. - JZ – Intellectually that kind of statism is hardly above the “cargo cult” mentality of some of the people in New Guinea. And how many other pious people do still “pray” to their supposed “God”, to be good to them? – JZ, 16.10.08.
TAXATION: The 'take' gets bigger every year. The parasites multiply faster than the harvest." - Gladys Vaughn, in SOUTHERN LIBERTARIAN MESSENGER, Winter 75/6.
TAXATION: the ‘soak the rich’ tax has become a ‘soak the poor’ tax.” – Frank Chodorov, The Rise and Fall of Society, p. 121. – All too long out of print, still, I believe and probably not yet digitized. Some of the best books are still largely unobtainable. But, at least many second-hand book offers are now made online, for those who can afford their prices and the postage involved. I would rather buy all such titles on microfilm or disks, much cheaper per title and at much smaller postage rates. Or in a single purchase of an external HD containing all freedom writings! – JZ, 5.8.08.
TAXATION: The "achievement of the eight hour day" means by now, all too often, that for 40 hours every week you work for the government (to pay your direct and indirect tax burden) and only during your overtime do you work for yourself. – JZ, 13.9.75.
TAXATION: The “tax and spend” governmental system will rapidly unravel – once individual tax payers are freed to opt out from all territorial States and all “societies” with compulsory membership and imposed laws. – JZ, 25.1.00, 20.7.08. – PANARCHISM, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, MINORITY AUTONOMY, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY
TAXATION: The “tax-eating” vs. the “tax-paying” class was a contrast which Bright especially was fond of using.” – Ralph Raico, JLS, Sum. 77, p. 181, on John Bright.
TAXATION: The advent of a regime of absolutism. This, it cannot too often be repeated, was an inevitable consequence of income taxation. The citizen is sovereign only when he can retain and enjoy the fruits of his labor. If the government has first claim on his property, he must learn to genuflect before it." - Frank Chodorov, The Income Tax, p.119.
TAXATION: The advocates of a 'mixed economy' need to be reminded of Lincoln's aphorism: 'I believe this government cannot endure permanently half slave and half free.’ Although this was applied to physical servitude, it is certainly equally applicable to economics where our civil rights as persons are usurped by government, placing over a third of our productive efforts in bondage to the State (a form of part-time slavery )." Charles A. LaDow, THE FREEMAN, 11/74.
TAXATION: the agent of 'the government' - that is, the agent of a secret band of robbers and murderers, who have taken to themselves the title of ‘the government', and have determined to kill everybody who refuses to give them whatever money they demand. To save his life, he gives up his money to this agent. But as this agent does not make his principals individually known to the tax payer, the latter, after he has given up his money, knows no more who are 'the government' - that is, who were the robbers - than he did before. To say, therefore, that by giving up his money to their agent, he entered into a voluntary contract with them, that he pledges himself to obey them to support them, and to give them whatever money they should demand of him in the future, is simply ridiculous." - Lysander Spooner, No Treason, VI.
TAXATION: The alleged purpose of taxation is to provide the money the government “needs” in order to solve national “problems”. But taxes have come to consume such a large portion of our income and wealth that they have themselves become a national problem. As Eickenbacker and Uhler pointed out recently (REASON, June 1978), most attempts at tax reform have merely shifted “the burden from one set of productive citizens to another set … while the total burden has kept right on growing.” – Fred E. Foldvary, in REASON, Nov. 78, p.20.
TAXATION: the American Colonists rebelled against taxes and controls." - Liberty Amendment Committee, Report On Freedom, 3/75. - Do you love freedom less? – JZ
TAXATION: The American Dream was not about government's taking huge sums of money (under the label of "taxation") from citizens by force. The American Dream was about individualism and the opportunity to achieve success without interference from others.” – Robert Ringer - INDIVIDUALISM & THE AMERICAN DREAM
TAXATION: The Americans fought on the slogan 'No taxation without representation'. Had they foreseen taxation with representation, they would have stayed home on the farm.” - "COMMON SENSE", Brisbane, June 81. – REPRESENTATION, DEMOCRACY
TAXATION: The amount of tax one pays should equal the cost of providing the services he uses.” - George C. Leef, THE FREEMAN, 9/78, p.565. - By how much can the cost of levying taxes and distributing this tribute be reduced under territorial bureaucracy? - JZ, 22.3.11. -
TAXATION: The ancient rabbis classed tax-gatherers as robbers." - JEWISH ENCYCLOPEDIA, XII, 69. - This shows that condemnation is not enough - if the victims do not arm and organize themselves. – JZ - MILITIA
TAXATION: The art of government consists in taking as much money as possible from one class of citizens to give to the other." - Voltaire. - This is, obviously, an insufficient defence or justification for the existence of any territorial government. - JZ, 22.3.11.
TAXATION: The art of taxation consists in so plucking the goose as to obtain the largest possible amount of feathers with the smallest possible amount of hissing.” - Attributed to Jean Baptiste Colbert, minister of finance to Louis XIV of France. It has also been attributed to Cardinal Mazarin, under whom Colbert served. - The Home Book of Quotations, ed. Burton Stevenson, 10th ed., p.2300f, no. 5 (1967). – Another version: The art of taxation consists in so plucking the goose as to obtain the largest possible amount of feathers with the smallest possible amount of hissing.” – Jean Baptiste Colbert, 1619-1683.Epigram. ( c. 1665) Colbert was Minister of Finance to Louis XIV of France. The saying has been attributed also to Cardinal Mazarin, with whom it would be quite in character and under whom Colbert served. - Libertarians, as long as they cannot abolish taxation should at least demand that all taxes become noticed and hurt as much as they should, as part-enslavements and robberies. – JZ, 4.1.08.
TAXATION: The assumption is almost invariably made by the spending politicians that the taxpayers do not really need the money that is taxed away from them to pay for some grandiose public project..." - Henry Hazlitt, in THE FREEMAN, 3/76. - Are they really grandiose, in concept and performance, quite apart from the fact that they are financed by robbery? - JZ, 22.3.11.
TAXATION: The average American family head will be forced to do twenty years' labor to pay taxes in his or her lifetime.” – James Bovard, Lost Rights. – Thus the untaxed might be able to retire 20 years earlier! – JZ, 3.1.08. – And these people so convicted and punished, are, basically, innocent. Territorial States are prisons, with forced and largely unpaid labor for their mostly innocent inmates. – JZ, 13.4.09. - AS FORCED LABOR, AMOUNTS TO A PRISON SENTENCE OF HARD & UNPAID LABOR TERRITORIALISM, TAX SLAVERY
TAXATION: The average family pays more in taxes than it spends on food, clothing, and shelter combined. –Congressman Dick Armey, Why a Flat Tax? DURELL JOURNAL OF MONEY AND BANKING, Spring 1995. – Initially, this journal favored free banking. Does it again, if it still exists? – JZ, 3.4.12. – FAMILIES, COST OF LIVING, LIVING STANDARD, FLAT RATE TAX, VOLUNTARY TAXATION, POVERTY, EXPROPRIATION, STATE SOCIALISM
TAXATION: The average persons doesn’t spend his time plotting and planning how he can get out of paying his bus fare. We are all quite ready to pay for what we get. The problem here is that we’re not getting anything for what we pay. Money is taken out of your pocket every week or every year and wasted on extravagance. …” - Peter Clyne interview, AUSTRALIAN PLAYBOY, June 1979
TAXATION: The average taxpayer now works until well into May each year for the government, or approximately one-third of his life (about one-half of his working life) without compensation. – No matter what one’s opinion regarding the necessity of government functions, how can twenty years of labor without pay be called anything but slavery?” - R. J. Ringer, Restoring the American Dream, p.245.
TAXATION: The battle cry of the American Revolution in 1776 was ‘No taxation without representation’. If they could have seen what taxation is like with representation, they might not have bothered!” – John Singleton with Bob Howard, Rip Van Australia, p.243.
TAXATION: The best description of the nature of taxation was penned by the great nineteenth century libertarian Lysander Spooner. “It is true that the theory of our Constitution”, thundered Spooner, “is that all taxes are paid voluntarily …’ - - “But this theory of government is wholly different from the practical fact. The fact is that government, like a highwayman, says to a man: ‘your money or your life’. And many, if not most, taxes are paid under the compulsion of that threat. - - The government does not, indeed, waylay a man in a lonely place, spring upon him from the roadside, and, holding a pistol to his head, proceed to rifle his pockets. But the robbery is none the less a robbery on that account; and it is far more dastardly and shameful. - - The highwayman takes upon himself the responsibility, danger and crime of his own act. He does not pretend that he has any rightful claim to your money, or that he intends to use it for your own benefit. …” – LIBERTY, 9.10.78.
TAXATION: The best tax is “no tax!” - JZ, 20.12.93.
TAXATION: The best tax return of all: Don’t return to paying them any taxes at all. – Go on a permanent tax strike. – But to do so successfully you would better be well organized, armed, informed and trained and this together with most of the other former tax slaves. – And in the process do expropriate the politicians and bureaucrats of all the remaining capital assets they control and mismanage in you name. - JZ, 19.8.99, 19.7.08. – TAX STRIKE
TAXATION: The best thing we can do for family values is to repeal the income tax. Then families will have the resources they need to implement their own values - and not those of the politicians. With the income tax gone, families will no longer be forced to have two breadwinners by necessity. Children will be raised better, family values will predominate, and crime will diminish. If your local school indoctrinates your child with values that are alien to you, you'll have the money to buy a private education.” - Harry Browne, Libertarian Party. – The one good thing about direct taxes is that they are more felt than indirect taxes. I.e., they tend to reduce the approval rate for taxation. They make the victims much more aware of the tax burden. – JZ, 4.1.08. - INCOME TAX
TAXATION: The biggest robberies are done quite openly and “democratically”, continuously, in broad daylight, by unmasked official and legalized robbers, with the assistance of the official police forces and judges. – You are even forced to help them collect their imposed tributes from you. - JZ, 3.8.99, 19.7.08.
TAXATION: The biggest slave rebellion is still to come : The Tax Strike! – JZ
TAXATION: The bulk of revenues are currently raised by penalizing work, initiatives, productivity, individual effort. In fact we are choking to death the goose that used to lay the golden eggs of prosperity.” – Notes from the Anti-Monopolist Action Group of Melbourne, GOOD GOVERNMENT, 12/77.
TAXATION: the burden is increased, not lessened, by being turned into taxes." - W. Graham Sumner, Selected Essays, p.57, discussing "free services".
TAXATION: The business which could succeed in spite of tax raids would be one operated like a Blitzkrieg, for only a very short period. It would appear, make its killing and disappear again, doing only cash deals and using no records. It would thus remain largely invisible to the government. But how many and what type of enterprises can operate in this way? Only black market activities of a certain kind fall under this, enterprises not tied down to fixed addresses or bank accounts. – JZ, 78.
TAXATION: The characteristic of the new exploitation, the statist one, which is typical for the modern form of total government, is taxation, i.e., the tribute of the defeated society payable to the victorious State. From this point of view and in this new situation the fight against taxation in form of a tax strike would be more important than the fight against interest on capital and the rent returns from land-ownership.” - Uwe Timm, Gesammelte Schriften, S.257. – I do not share U. T.’s opposition to interest and rent. Under full economic freedom, including monetary and financial freedom, everybody could get easily access to capital and land and be it only via long term purchase of enterprises by their employees, via credit contracts, repayable out of the additional productivity thus attained, in combination with self-management incentives and rewards. – Occasionally, in correspondence with me, he has made some concessions in this direction. - JZ, 14.9.07. 22.3.11. - EXPLOITATION, TAX STRIKE & THE STATE,
TAXATION: The chief business of a conqueror of the world.” – Caesar, in G. B. Shaw’s “Caesar and Cleopatra.” – It’s not a business but an extortion racket! A robbery or an imposed tribute. Let’s call the spade a spade! – JZ, 5.8.08. -
TAXATION: The citizen is required to swear to things on his tax return that no two people can interpret the same way." - John Chamberlain, in the introduction to Irwin A. Schiff: The Biggest Con.
TAXATION: The clear-cut direct taxes are those levied on incomes, inheritances, gifts, land values; included also are road tolls, licenses, and, since in effect they are taxes, punitive fines. As for incomes, what started as a modest imposition on those who would hardly feel it, has been widened until it includes taxation on wages at the source. Employers are now required to deduct and turn over to the authorities a percentage of the worker’s wage; the so-called social security taxes are in fact levies of the same kind.” - Frank Chodorov, Fugitive Essays, p.272. – But at least this has led to an extensive black market, to black labor, black contract work, whole black factories in Los Angeles, all unlicenced and not directly taxed but, occasionally, subject to raids and penalties for those caught. Just think of the millions of illegal immigrants in the USA, most of them working hard, and for little pay, but better pay than they received in their native countries, in black market jobs, without legal permits. They all help to increase the general standard of living, but are still frowned upon and feared by all too many. I saw once, in L.A., very early in the morning, a garbage truck, stopping for a moment to discharge – a group of illegal immigrants, who spread rapidly and disappeared. – They had probably maps of the city and went to some relatives or friends. – I also met people in the USA, who were proud of cruising, in their spare time, in border areas, in order to give lifts to the interior to help illegal immigrants they saw to get away fast, from official patrols against such immigrants and from private vigilante groups of opponents of free migration. – There are still many people that are quite decent and acting towards liberty in the U.S.A. – Naturally, I would rather like to see immigrants coming in openly and freely, in comfortable buses. Under full monetary and financial freedom there would be work for all of them, in the USA – and also in their home countries. A monetary revolution would take little if any physical effort but a large mental effort. - JZ, 5.8.08. – BLACK MARKETS, FREE IMMIGRATION, FULL EMPLOYMENT, MONETARY FREEDOM
TAXATION: the cloying sanctity of the Robin Hood syndrome. The fact is that taxation at even half the present (1978) levels can only deter enterprise, destroy incentive and savings and encourage emigration of the skilled. … The process of transference of resources from private to governmental (meaning party political) hands is a transfer from more economic to less and less economic use. It is thus both impoverishing and collectively inhumane.” – Norris McWhirter, Freedom of Choice, in K. W. Watkins, ed. In Defence of Freedom, p. 62/63. – ROBBING HOODLISM
TAXATION: The Commissioner may disregard a scheme in making declarations for the purposes of making a declaration under this subdivision, the Commissioner may a) Treat a particular event that actually happened as not having happened; and b) Treat a particular event that did not actually happen as having happened and, if appropriate, treat the event as: i) Having happened at a particular time; and ii ) Having involved a particular action by a particular entity; and c) Treat a particular event that actually happened as i ) Having happened at a time differently from the time it actually happened; or ii) Having involved a particular action by a particular entity (whether or not the event actually involved any action by that entity.” – GST legislation, Australia, section 165-55, quoted by: SAVE AUSTRALIA ALLIANCE, August/September 1907, p.2, ed. by Dale Chorley, firstname.lastname@example.org - www.saveaustraliaalliance.com.au/ - The above piece of Australian Taxation Legislation confirms the words of Mark Twain, when he said: “The world is run by very intelligent people who are having us on, or by imbeciles who mean what they say.” - To me it means whim and arbitrariness has been legalized in an attempt to fleece the taxpayers ever more. – JZ, 11.9.07. TAXATION LAWS, THEIR WRONGFUL ABSOLUTISM
TAXATION: The concerted and organized withholding of tax revenues is the biggest and most frightening stick that the large American middle class can shake in front of government." - Jerome Tuccille, Radical Libertarianism, p.110.
TAXATION: The Congress, a little gang of 535 men, has the outrageous privilege of determining its own revenues. Would you believe that, even as I write this, the radio in the background informs me that the gangsters are preparing to raise taxes once again!” – Pyrrho, THE CONNECTION 99 of 2.11.81, p.69. – PARLIAMENTS, REPRESENTATIVES, DEMOCRACY
TAXATION: The Constitutional philosophy of denying anyone's right to spend someone else's money had suited his frame of disgruntlement admirably.” - James P. Hogan, The Mirror Maze, p.124. - & GOVERNMENT SPENDING
TAXATION: The cost of government increases annually, no matter what party is in power." – Smoot’s LAW, according to LIBERTARIAN DIGEST, Sydney, Aug. 81.
TAXATION: The cost of government is rising faster than anything else..." - SOUTHERN LIBERTARIAN MESSENGER, Winter 75/6. – At least the inflation “tax” is often raised faster than any of the other taxes, and with it, nominally, prices and wages. – Under progressive taxation it also brings more people into the higher tax brackets. – Should we still speak of “government” or only of “mis-government”? - JZ, 15.10.08. – Q.
TAXATION: The country is mismanaged. Why should it be mis-managed with my taxes, too? Taxes play a very large role in the mismanagement of every country. If you volunteered your tax contributions and would let them be used and abused only among the voluntary victims of the system you prefer, then this I would not mind. – JZ, 1.12.85, 24.7.08. – TOLERANCE, PANARCHISM
TAXATION: The crimes of bureaucracy will continue as long as these crimes pay. – JZ, 81
TAXATION: The current figures disclose on every page the modern determination to push up rates and taxes and public expenditure to the limit of endurance. - Sir Ernest Benn, Modern Government, p.178. – In the long run, through their costs and unwanted services, all territorial governments make themselves unendurable. – JZ 7.4.91. – They may also destroy themselves and all their victims by their “modern weapons”. – JZ, 6.8.08. – TERRITORIALISM, GOVERNMENTS
TAXATION: The current tax code is a daily mugging.” - Ronald Reagan, 39th President of the United States - Labor Day address, Independence MO, 2 Sep 85. – Did he stop it? Was he unable or unwilling to do so? – JZ, 4.1.08. – A DAILY MUGGING
TAXATION: The damage caused by taxes is as incalculable as that caused by tying up a man's hands and feet. How much he might have created without these fetters we will never fully know. We can only point out a history of thousands of years of poverty based on slavery. Taxes have prolonged that poverty – by at least partly continuing slavery or serfdom. Under any taxes a man does not fully own himself. He is partly owned by the State - to the extent that he is taxed. – JZ, 11.9.81,17.4.09, 22.3.11.
TAXATION: The degree of the taking does not matter. The right is violated whenever an owner is compelled to part with any portion of his property against his wishes." - George C. Leef, THE FREEMAN, 9/78, p.565.
TAXATION: The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not. –Thomas Jefferson – DEMOCRACY, GOVERNMENT SPENDING, REDISTRIBUTIONISM, VOTING, WELFARE STATE
TAXATION: The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.” – Thomas Jefferson. - - Territorial democracies as well as dictatorships are largely based on lies, misconceptions and self-delusions, among the rulers as well as among the ruled. - JZ, 23. 11. 06. - HANDOUTS, FAVORITISM, PARASITES, TAX CONSUMERS VS. TAXPAYERS
TAXATION: the depredation of the tax-collectors as one of the most terrible afflictions visited upon the populace. – Wilbur Smith, River God, Pan Books, 1994, p.131.
TAXATION: The designation of a levy on one's production as a 'yoke' (1 Kings 12) is interesting; it shows how keen is the mind unencumbered with erudition. The yoke symbolizes the beast of burden, who, of course, has not right of property. When the human is similarly deprived of what he has produced - which is the essence of income taxation - he is indeed degraded to the status of an ox." - Frank Chodorov
TAXATION: The difference between death and taxes is: death doesn't get worse every time Congress meets.” - Will Rogers, 1920’s. - Another version: The only difference between death and taxes is that death doesn't get worse every time Congress meets." - The simple fact that more and more taxes are imposed and increased, while almost no one likes taxes and increase in taxes, proves that governments are no longer sufficiently representative even of the majority, far less of all the more or less suppressed and exploited minorities. - JZ, 29.1.02. - Premature death becomes also more and more likely, e.g., as long as "nuclear strength" and centralized decision-making powers on war & peace, armament and disarmament and international treaties are not being abolished. - JZ, 23. 11. 06. - JOKES
TAXATION: The dilemma for most families is that they could pay for private services of their choice if only their incomes were not reduced by compulsory taxation for public services which many would prefer not to use." – Ralph Harris, in "Down with the Poor", ed. by Dr. Rhodes Boyson, p.12/13.
TAXATION: The direct tax, however, boldly and unashamedly proclaims the prior right of the State to all property ..." - Frank Chodorov, Out of Step, p.226.
TAXATION: The disservices financed with your taxes do tax you again. – JZ,81
TAXATION: The Doers are always forced to provide the Goods for the Non-Good and the Non-Doers.” – Steve Ditko, in the comic series “Mr. A.”
TAXATION: The Economy Campaign, therefore, says that there is nothing worse that can happen to money than that it should get into the public purse.” – Sir Ernest Benn, in Deryck Abel, Ernest Benn, Counsel for Liberty, p.70, also in its Appendix I, a speech, p. 154. - One could also say that there is nothing worse that could happen to money, as an exchange medium and as a value standard, than that its issue should be monopolized and “managed” by a central bank and its value standard to be monopolized as well and declared by fiat and enforced by a legal tender law. – In most cases this also means a special tax, namely the inflation tax. In other cases, through artificial shortages of exchange media, as a result of this monopolized supply, people can be deprived of their jobs, much of their sales opportunities and often their business and homes. – In both cases this can lead to the rise of despotic regimes or even totalitarian ones and to wars and civil wars. – which take their “tax” in blood, lives, limbs, health, liberty, freedom and rights. - JZ, 2.8.08 – MONEY, MONETARY DESPOTISM, CENTRAL BANKING, BUDGET, GOVERNMENT SPENDING.
TAXATION: The economy cannot survive well enough or at all, if put on a diet of taxes. – JZ, 29.9.92, 25.7.08.
TAXATION: The end never justifies the means, and an immoral act, that is, the act of forcing some people to support others via coercive taxation, is not justified, no matter how desirable the end to be achieved is." - FREE ENTERPRISE, June 75.
TAXATION: The essence of our malady is that we have become so used to our fiscal chains that we cannot imagine release to be possible..." - Arthur A. Shenfield, Trial by Taxation, in Right Turn, p.46.
TAXATION: the essential condition of trade, that it be carried willingly, is absent from taxation; its very use of compulsion removes taxation from the field of commerce and puts it squarely into the field of politics." - Frank Chodorov, The Income Tax, p.229.
TAXATION: the evidence is persuasive that above 30 per cent of GNP the state becomes an engine of poverty and oppression..." - Arthur A. Shenfield, Trial by Taxation , in Right Turn, p.29. - I deny that any taxes below 30% are rightful and that their spending by the government is justified, useful and necessary. - JZ, 22.3.11. - POVERTY,
TAXATION: The fact is that the government, like a highwayman, says to a man: YOUR MONEY, OR YOUR LIFE. And many, if not most, taxes are paid under the compulsion of that threat. The government does not, indeed, waylay a man in a lonely place, spring upon him from the road side, and, holding a pistol to his head, proceed to rifle his pockets. But the robbery is none the less a robbery on that account; and it is far more dastardly and shameful. The highwayman takes solely upon himself the responsibility, danger, and crime of his own act. He does not pretend that he has any rightful claim to your money, or that he intends to use it only for your own benefit. He does not pretend to be anything but a robber. He has not acquired impudence enough to profess to be merely a 'protector', and that he takes men's money against their will, merely to enable him to 'protect' those infatuated travelers, who feel perfectly able to protect themselves, or do not appreciate his peculiar system of protection. He is too sensible a man to make such professions as these." - Lysander Spooner, No Treason, VI, Works I. - PRIVATE CRIMES COMPARED WITH OFFICIAL ONES.
TAXATION: The fact is, that to deny the smaller societies a real life and meaning, a personality, in fact, is not anti-clerical, or illiberal, or unwise, or oppressive – is untrue. And ‘all the king’s horses and all the king’s men’ cannot make that true which is untrue. The House of Lords cannot do it. Even the Roman Empire, with the mediaeval Papacy thrown in, the fons et origo maili cannot do it; because it is impossible. And we shall win.” – J. N. Figgis, The Church and the Secular Theory of the State, in David Nicholls, The Pluralist State, p.142. – The same could and should be applied to secular societies and communities as well, whether they are small or large, even world-wide. None should be territorially subjugated by anyone – unless it is a society of totalitarians, terrorists and other aggressors, all of them common enemies of mankind and of all other free societies and self-responsible and peaceful communities. – JZ, 6.8.08. – PANARCHISM, TRIBUTE LEVIES, TERRITORIALISM, WELFARE STATE
TAXATION: The fact is, the IRS is 90% bluff. They have successfully violated our rights only because we allowed them to do so. Our fear is based on our own ignorance of our rights under the Constitution and under federal law. The fact is, a very large number of people are successfully defying the IRS. The aren’t being charged; they aren’t being tried; and they aren’t being convicted. Equally important, they aren’t paying any taxes. (*) The IRS admits that there are now over 5 million tax resistors in the US. Many are using dubious or illegal tax avoidance methods. A growing number, however, are basing their non-compliance on the Constitution and on federal law. There is not overwhelming evidence that these methods are not only successful but completely legal. In fact, they are based on a strict observation of the law.” – René Baxter, FREEDOM TODAY, 9/75. Even the best case should not be overstated. R. B. still relies too much on the Constitution and laws. - As if the government could not very rapidly and legally close any remaining loophole that someone has discovered. Baxter should also have mentioned the number of tax resisters who had been unsuccessful and had been severely punished for their attempts. – Some were old and sick and have been very cruelly treated. - (*) No even indirect ones? - JZ, 4.8.08.
TAXATION: The fact of taxation was known long before it was so named. (*) … The Danes who made periodic collecting visits to their neighbors called it Danegeld. However, a name and a theory are unimportant to the unsophisticated brigand who takes what he likes; both become important only after the browbeaten victim learns how to buy peace at a price, and the brigand finds it nice to put himself on par with the merchant. The path of skullduggery is made easier with a coating of morality, which is aptly applied to an established custom, by the lawyer and the professor of economics. And so, the business of taking what does not belong to you has been well obfuscated by a “philosophy” of taxation.” – Frank Chodorov, Fugitive Essays, p. 268. - (*) Whole human lives were “taxed” into full slavery, via special “slave raids.”, later, indirectly and partly, e.g. through cattle or camel raids. – At first self-ownership was only recognized e.g. for Greeks or for Englishmen, not for subjected nations. – Let all taxpayers secede! - JZ, 5.8.08, 22.3.11. - TRIBUTES, DANEGELD, ROBBERIES, THEFT, RAIDS
TAXATION: The fact that someone is getting something for nothing implies that someone else is getting nothing for something. And the 'someone elses’ usually don't like it." - Charles Curley, The Coming Profit in Gold, p.22. – This is, largely, only a paper profit, indicating how much the governments forced and exclusive currency has been depreciated. – JZ, 16.10.08, 22.3.11.
TAXATION: The fact that taxation is achieved via some measure of democracy makes it no finer a thing than lynching with majority support. That our representatives vote for taxation does not escape the fact that it is legalized theft or, as the philosopher Robert Nozick has called it, ‘forced labor’”. – Tibor Machan, Liberty and Culture, p.112. – DEMOCRACY, REPRESENTATION, MAJORITIES, CONSENT
TAXATION: the fantastic privilege of politicians to determine their own revenues. Once you grant that privilege to anybody, it’s all over but the crying and the dying.” – Pyrrho, LIBERTARIAN CONNECTION 107, p. 56.
TAXATION: The father works so that the grandfather, from his pension, can pay for the studies of his grandson.” – Heinz Peter Neumann, 24.11.86. (“Der Vater arbeitet, damit der Grossvater aus seiner Rente dem Enkel das Studium bezahlen kann.“) – WELFARE STATE, PENSIONERS
TAXATION: The fiery-tongued 19th century anarchist, Lysander Spooner, said he actually preferred meeting a highwayman to a tax agent … for – though they both seize your wealth through threat of force – at least the highwayman doesn’t insult you by claiming he’s doing you a service.” – FREE MARKET REPORTER, 1/277.
TAXATION: The first American Revolution was fought over taxes. (*) With our bicentennial year approaching, it’s time for another great American Revolution, and the issue is again taxes. – - The tax revolt movement is the most important new trend in American life. It’s exactly the same spirit and cause which motivated the Founding Fathers to resist the tyranny of King George III. and his English aristocrats. Taxation was the issue then; taxation is the issue now.” - René Baxter, FREEDOM TODAY, 9/75. - (*) Alas, not against the inflation tax, made possible by legal tender laws and the money issue monopoly (monetary despotism). – It was and is by far not the only issue. – The issue of e.g. the decision-making monopoly on war and peace, that of monetary freedom, that of all genuine individual rights and liberties and of ideal militias for their protection and that of exterritorial autonomy for communities of volunteers are as important and were not raised then and are not yet sufficiently raised now. - JZ, 4.8.08. -
TAXATION: The first effect ... of a high rate of peacetime taxation is to reduce a country's influence in world affairs." - C. Northcote Parkinson, quoted by Milton Friedman in NEWSWEEK, 9.2.76. - Perhaps this is the only beneficial effect of taxation? – JZ
TAXATION: The first step towards abolishing taxes could be to go on collecting them and then withholding these collected funds from the present distribution channels. Instead, they could be distributed by alternative local agencies which would be much more representative than the present ones and would hold the purse strings for state and federal governments - or what remains of them or would still be tolerated of them. Then, whoever paid the piper would really get a chance to call the tune and more and more disservices and overpriced monopoly services would be rapidly cut out and the difficulties of transition to a free society would be greatly reduced. – JZ – However, any such territorial reform will encounter much resistance. All reforms are best introduced for volunteers only – who have obtained full exterritorial autonomy or experimental freedom for this purpose. – JZ, 18.10.08. – PANARCHISM VS. TERRITORIALISM & COLLECTIVISM, FEDERALISM, EVEN LOCAL GOVERNMENTS
TAXATION: The fraud involved in taxation is indicated by the fact that most people are not, most of the time, fully aware that, how, to what extent, why, by whom and for whose benefit they are robbed in the process. – JZ, 17.9.81
TAXATION: The free market is a more just, rational, useful and efficient transfer agency than a parliament and its tax department could ever be. – JZ, 21.12.93, 19.7.08.
TAXATION: The free market takes best care of the needy - by inducing them to work whenever, wherever and at whatever they can be productive, thus improving not only the own situation but that of everyone else - instead of pulling all others and themselves down by receiving handouts based on tax funds. – JZ, 19.9.81.
TAXATION: The fundamental class division in any society is not between rich and poor, or between farmers and city dwellers, but between tax payers and tax consumers." - David Boaz, CATO Institute. - The total tax take in poor districts still tends to exceed the total government hand-outs in them. And the even the poorest tend to suffer more from the legal and juridical restrictions of their liberties and rights than they gain in hand-outs, whether they are aware of this or not. - JZ, 23.8.02. - TAX SLAVERY, RICH & POOR ARE BOTH VICTIMS, THE PRIMARY FORM OF EXPLOITATION
TAXATION: the gang that lives on taxes is by trade the vanguard of socialism.” - Frank Chodorov, Fugitive Essays, p. 403. – STATE SOCIALISM
TAXATION: The gathering storm of rebellion against the awful burden of taxes should at last convince the local and federal governments that they have plucked too many feathers from us geese.” - "Isn't It The Truth!"- ARIZONA DAILY STAR, no date given, quoted in: William L. Raby and Carl Riblet, Jr., The Reluctant Taxpayer, a Tower Book, 1970, p.207. - Even if they plucked only a single of our "feathers" against our will, this would already be an unjustified assault and crime with a victim. - JZ, 22.3.11. - TAX STRIKE
TAXATION: the government ... is now taking too much; it is demanding more than the services are worth. That is unjust." - George C. Leef, THE FREEMAN, 9/78. – Who really cares about such injustices? The governments certainly don’t and most of their victims don’t, either. The rest are not yet free to secede from these victimizers and their all too apathetic victims. – And the few protestors have not even bothered, as yet, to declare all their individual rights and liberty in an ideal declaration for them. - JZ, 17.10.08. - The least theft is still a theft. None of the "services" of territorial governments are properly priced and sold to willing buyers. - JZ, 22.3.11.
TAXATION: The Government and big business hold hands - in your pockets." - David Lewis, THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 14.10.72.
TAXATION: The government becomes a mechanism for channeling money from the vast bulk of the people into the hands of the few." – Bob Howard, 17.2.78.
TAXATION: The government can't carry out your plans for you, but you can." – Harry Browne, How I Found Freedom in an Unfree World? - Only once you are free of any territorial government. - JZ, 22.3.11.
TAXATION: The government doesn't simply post a price and ask those who want the service to pay. They levy a tax and collect it from everyone." - Robert LeFevre, "Lift her Up, Tenderly”, p.189.
TAXATION: The government hands out the privileges and the taxpayer pays for them.” – From Progress Party leaflet, NSW, Australia. – PRIVILEGES, GOVERNMENT
TAXATION: The government has no right to tax away all or most of your output." – JZ, 75/81
TAXATION: The government has not been authorized by YOU to get the major cut of your earnings. – JZ, 17.5.89.
TAXATION: The government has not right to my money. – JZ, 17.2.95. – That would be more obvious if “my” money were not, via the note issue monopoly and legal tender laws for it, really the government’s money, as its only issuer. Morally, the only ones obliged to accept any notes in payments at par with their nominal value are the issuers of the notes, and, by contract with them, their debtors. A comprehensive tax strike would also requite a monetary freedom revolution. - JZ, 17.4.09, 22.3.11. – MONETARY FREEDOM VS. MONETARY DESPOTISM.
TAXATION: The government in every 'democratic' country is run like any share company would be in which those who do not hold any shares in that company could, nevertheless, vote themselves dividends from its earnings and could easily outvote those who have invested in that company. Why the victims want to persist with this exploitative absurdity is hard to understand. – JZ, 22.9.81.
TAXATION: The government is massively and pervasively extracting its pound of flesh from every hide in the country." - Bob Hengerer, quoted in JAG, 2/78. - There isn't much flesh on the hides, but only within them, while they are not yet taken off.. - Too many analogies limp. - Including this one. - JZ, 22.3.11.
TAXATION: The government is not a form of voluntary giving; it is a form of compulsory giving. You lose your home or your land if you don't pay your taxes. There's nothing benevolent about old Uncle Sam when it comes to you paying the tax bill." - Earl L. Butz, THE FREEMAN, 7/74.
TAXATION: The government is not the greatest withholder. You are.” – Jerry Hill, 9.1.91. – Only potentially! Especially when you consider withholding your membership in the State as well, or withdrawing from it and reorganizing otherwise, together with like-minded people, under personal laws. – JZ, 6.8.08. – PANARCHISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM
TAXATION: The government rips people off to get together the money to keep people from getting ripped off.” – Robert LeFevre, 1978. – “el Don”, 26.5.78. - See also the debated between LeFevre & Opitz, called: "What Protection?"- JZ, - PROTECTION BY THE STATE AGAINST PRIVATE CRIMES.
TAXATION: The government robs me without my consent – in all my income and all my spending. – JZ, 19.12.93.
TAXATION: The government says to the citizen; 'Your earnings are not exclusively your own; we have a claim on them, and our claim precedes yours; we will allow you to keep some of it, because we recognize your need, not your right; but whatever we grant you for yourself is for us to decide." – Frank Chodorov in The Income Tax..., p.11.
TAXATION: The great curse of modern society is this power to raid the market..." GOOD GOVERNMENT, 4/76.
TAXATION: The great enemy of human freedom is the Government. By taking money out of our pockets and spending it, it destroys our freedom." - Milton Friedman, during an interview at the University of Chicago. NATIONAL TIMES, 3.1.77.
TAXATION: the great systems of taxation, which make of the individual mere tax-material, as conscription makes of him mere war-material; ..." – Sprading, Liberty and the Great Libertarians, p.413, on Auberon Herbert.
TAXATION: The greater one's ability and/or willingness to work, the greater one is penalized by progressive taxation." – Workers Party, platform draft, 1975.
TAXATION: The greatest robbery and fraud. It is also continuous. – JZ, 19.5.91.
TAXATION: The growth of the nation-state can be measured by the increase in taxes. Since the Middle Ages, governments have taken more and more money from the people through ever increasingly refined systems of taxation. Monarchies took more money than did church and nobles; and representative government takes even more.” - Charles Chively, in the introduction to No Treason, VI by Lysander Spooner, Works I, p.4.
TAXATION: The harder you work, the more tax you pay. So, why work harder? – JZ, 74.
TAXATION: The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.” – Albert Einstein, quoted Barbara Rowe, A Book of Quotes. - We should not show it understanding and sympathy, far less obedience, but, rather, abhorrence and do away with it. – JZ, 31.8.85, 29.6.13. - How many lawyers, rather than economists, have worked on it to make it so complicated and anti-economic, and how many lawyers and accountants make a good living from its complications? (*) One should also keep in mind that no one was allowed to opt out from under it. Thus this monstrosity could grow and grow, committing more and more wrongs and causing more and more damages. - JZ, 24. 11. 06. – (*) Not to speak of bureaucrats and politicians. – JZ, 29.6.13. - INCOME TAX, SECESSIONISM
TAXATION: The hatred the Tax Department has, against “tax evasion” is certainly not shared by me, although it is shared by many taxpayers who are envious of the successful tax evaders. What they hate I love and only wish that I could practise it extensively and successfully. – JZ, 7.4.85, 4.8.08. - TAX EVASION, HATE, ENVY
TAXATION: The higher the rate of taxation upon the most productive, the less their incentive to keep on producing at an extraordinary pace." - Paul L. Poirot, Why Capital Wants Out, quoted in THE FREEMAN, 6/74.
TAXATION: The higher the tax is, the more the producers are crippled at the expense of (*) non-producers. Hence, the higher the level of taxation, the lower will be both the level of production and the standard of living.” (*) - Christopher P. Weber, REASON, Nov. 78. - Henry Meulen, in one of his short articles in his THE INDIVIDUALIST, once pointed out that all the increases in productivity, that science and technology had made possible in England, since about 1900, had been taxed away. He should have added, that in addition the bureaucracy so funded had obstructed further productivity increases by compulsory licensing, price and rent controls, and xyz interventionist laws and regulations, including prohibitions. – JZ, 6.8.08. – (*) rather for the benefit of! – JZ
TAXATION: The highwayman takes solely upon himself the responsibility, danger, and crime of his own act. He does not pretend that he has any rightful claim to your money, or that he intends to use it for your own benefit … Furthermore, having taken your money, he leaves you, as you wish him to do … He does not keep "protecting" you by commanding you to bow down and serve him; by requiring you to do this, and forbidding you to do that. – Lysander Spooner
TAXATION: The history of every country in the world is a record of progressive increase in taxation, culminating, as it must, in a complete breakdown of the national economy.” – Frank Chodorov, Fugitive Essays, p.273.
TAXATION: The horse loves oats, the earth manure and the governor tribute.” – Russian proverb, quoted by Paul Avrich, Russian Rebels, 1600-1800, p.51.
TAXATION: The hue and cry over the cost of living would make more sense if it were directed at taxation, the largest single item of the cost." - Frank Chodorov, Out of Step, p.220. - Or, with enough understanding, against inflation, deflation and stagflation, all caused by the government's central banking system. - JZ, 22.3.11.
TAXATION: The illusion of prosperity being achievable through some kind of taxation, tribute-payments or penalties does still persist, even among Georgists, who condemn already all other taxes than the single tax that they do propose. – JZ, 28.2.95, 18.7.08, 16.4.09. - SINGLE TAX, GEORGISTS
TAXATION: The imagination boggles at the thought of the wealth and the comfort which might now be available for all if the money squandered by irresponsible and incompetent agents of the State had been left, like the smaller sums of half a century ago, to fructify in the pockets of the people.” – Sir Ernest Benn, Honest Doubt, p.61. – Actually, in the pockets of the people they would not have fructified but only if they had been productively invested. – JZ, 19.7.08.
TAXATION: The immediate priority of the Progress Party is to reduce the size and cost of government and to reduce the burden of taxation and inflation. - - We believe that taxation should be minimal, direct and no-discriminatory. It should be used for raising revenue, not social engineering. It should be simple. – - Many of our taxes are discriminatory and unjust. For example payroll tax discriminates against those who provide jobs, sales tax falls heaviest on poor people, progressive income tax penalizes people who work hard, tariff protect manufacturers and penalize consumers, company profits are taxed twice before as shareholder receives benefits, land tax discriminates against farmers, property rates discriminate against home owners. - - Many taxes we will eliminate in our first term of office, e.g. payroll tax, land tax, gift and death duty. Other taxes such as customs duties and export levies will be phased out over a fixed period. The major tax, income tax, will be simplified, levied at one flat rate and reduced to an absolute minimum.” – Viv Forbes, What Is the Progress Party? - Alas, even he did not come out in favor of voluntary taxation - all only within communities of volunteers, after having done away with all territorial powers, monopolies, privileges and coercion. - A compromise with an evil is also an evil. - JZ, 22.3.11.
TAXATION: The immense and ever increasing sums which the state wrings from the people are never enough for it; it mortgages the income of future generations, and steers resolutely toward bankruptcy.” – P. A. Kropotkin, Paroles d’un révolté, 1884. - Austrian joke after WW I: “The government never goes bankrupt. Only its creditors do!” – But the German professor Manes wrote an excellent book on State bankruptcies: Prof. Alfred Manes, Staatsbankrotte, wirtschaftliche und rechtliche Betrachtungen, 1918, 3. Auflage 1922, 290 S. – I reproduced it in PEACE PLANS 635, on microfiche. – JZ, 20.7.08. – JOKES, BANKRUPTCIES OF STATES, PUBLIC DEBT
TAXATION: The imposition of taxes does represent an initiation of force." - Ayn Rand
TAXATION: The income tax created more criminals than any other single act of government. - Barry M. Goldwater - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. - CRIME & LEGISLATION
TAXATION: The income tax created more criminals than any other single act of government.” - Barry M. Goldwater. – But where are the victims of these “crimes”? – JZ, 4.1.08. – Who but minor family members towards their parents does have a right to the incomes of other people, without a rightful sales and purchase contract? – JZ, 29.6.13. - INCOME & OTHER TAXEX & CRIMEM, WELFARE STATE, WELFARE CLAIMS, RIGHTS, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, PROPERTY, INCOMES
TAXATION: The income tax department operates basically on espionage." - Moshe Kroy, 17.4.77. - Extortion or blackmail, rather. – JZ
TAXATION: The income tax has destroyed the concept of financial privacy. It has demolished the idea that a man's home is his castle. It has provided unlimited funding for politicians to wreck lives and property. It has forced one-earner families to become two-earner households - leading to decreased parental supervision of children; loss of family values; and increased crime, promiscuity and drug use. So long as the government has the power to invade our lives, rummage through our records, and take what it wants from our income, we will have only as much freedom and take-home pay as the politicians condescend to let us have.” - Harry Browne, Libertarian Party. - INCOME TAX & PRIVACY & FAMILY VALUES
TAXATION: The Income Tax has made more Liars out of the American people than golf has. - Will Rogers - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. - INCOME TAX, LIARS
TAXATION: The income tax has made more liars out of the American people than golf has. Even when you make a tax form out on the level, you don’t know when it’s through if you are a crook or a martyr.” – Will Rogers. – Another version: The Income tax has turned more people into liars than the devil did.” – Rogers. (JZ retr. of: “Die Einkommenssteuer hat mehr Menschen zu Luegnern gemacht als der Teufel.“) – JOKES, INCOME TAX, LIARS, DEVIL, SATAN
TAXATION: The Income Tax Return Form 'is the government's licence to kill.’ " - THE NEW BANNER, Feb. 2, 1972.
TAXATION: The income tax, by attacking the dignity of the individual at the very base, has led to the practice of perjury, fraud, deception, and bribery. Avoidance or evasion of the levies has become the great American game, and talents of the highest order are employed in the effort to save something from the clutches of the State. People who in their private lives are above reproach, will resort to the meanest devices to effect some saving and will even brag of their ingenuity.” - Frank Chodorov, The Income Tax, p.76.
TAXATION: The intellectual “explains” the intricacies of the Gross National Product; the layman wants to know why he has to pay taxes to support services he neither wants nor uses.” - R. J. Ringer, Restoring the American Dream, p. 23. – Q.
TAXATION: The intelligent man, when he pays taxes, certainly does not believe that he is making a prudent and productive investment of his money; on the contrary, he feels that he is being mulcted in an excessive amount for services that, in the main, are useless to him, and that, in substantial part, are downright inimical to him.” - H. L. Mencken, More of the Same.
TAXATION: The IRS constantly uses the threat of punishment under statutes and rules that have been declared illegal, null and void in prior judgments, hoping that their victim will not be sufficiently knowledgeable of the law to defend himself.” – Ascribed to Marvin Cooley.
TAXATION: The IRS has 480 different tax forms, plus 280 more to explain how to fill out the first 480. The original Tax Code had 11,400 words; today it has 7 million.” - Rep. Sam Johnson, R-Texas
TAXATION: The IRS has lifted more money from the purses, wallets, socks, mattresses, and bank accounts of the U.S. public than all conquered nations or empires have paid in tribute throughout history." - FREEDOM TODAY, 2/76. - This is probably the source of the quote: The Taxation Department has lifted more money from the purses, wallets, socks, mattresses and bank accounts of the Australian public than the combined efforts of all other thieves in the whole history of Australia." – Australian reference not noted. – JZ
TAXATION: The January, 1976 Survey of Current Business of the US Department of Commerce ... shows that in the fourth quarter of 1975, federal, state and local governments were spending at the annual rate of $ 547 billion. That $ 547 billion is 49% of the total earnings of $ 1,113.1 billion." - AAPS NEWS LETTER, THE VOICE FOR PRIVATE DOCTORS, April 76 - Public service "earnings" should not have been included in the total earnings. This would have revealed the situation as being still worse. – JZ
TAXATION: The King is like a robber permanently on the prowl, always probing, always searching for the weak spot where there is something for him to steal.” – Gerald of Wales, 12th century. This before the income tax! - SOUTHERN LIBERTARIAN MESSENGER, 5/79.
TAXATION: The larger the slice taken by government, the smaller the cake available for everyone.” - Margaret Thatcher, Statecraft, 2002, HarperCollins, www.fireandwater.com. – p.425. - - Well, politicians, bureaucrats and their favorites still get the largest slices from the total cake, which is greatly reduced by their take and interventions. – JZ, 8.10.07. - & LIVING STANDARD
TAXATION: the late Sir Sidney Holland, in a New Year Message to the people, he said, “There is little incentive to greater effort when taxation is so high as to take a large portion of the earnings of the people, and when almost every activity requires a permit from an all-powerful State. We must recover our freedom, place no ceiling on ambition, no limits on achievement, and no penalties on success.” – Alas, poor Sid! Within a year he was Prime Minister. His efforts probably resulted in a few more shackles being laid upon us. Nevertheless, he had the right idea. …” - H. T. A. McGahan, Matamata, N.Z., in GOOD GOVERNMENT, Aug. 76. - As if we ever had full freedom under any form of territorialism. - JZ, 22.3.11.
TAXATION: The legislator has inflicted on mankind for ages the miseries of revenue laws - greater than those of pestilence and famine, and sometimes producing both these calamities. - Thomas Hodgskin - Liberty Quotations – Facebook, 5.11.13. – Legislators have? - JZ
TAXATION: the lie that taxes solve all problems.” – Frank Herbert, Chapterhouse Dune, p. 356.
TAXATION: the life of the people was devoured, and the ruin of the country was at hand." - Winwood Reade, The Martyrdom of Man, p. 84.
TAXATION: the looters have a stranglehold over you, which consists of your moral code." - Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged, p. 980. - TERRITORIALISM, OBEDIENCE, STATISM
TAXATION: The Lord Giveth and Uncle Sam Taketh Away." – bumper-sticker mentioned by Robert LeFevre. - If the "Lord" gave, we would not have to work for our living. - Praying or worshipping or merely believing in him, her or it, would be enough. - JZ, 22.3.11. - , RELIGION, CHRISTIANITY
TAXATION: The man who produces while others dispose of his product is a slave.” – Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged. - Alas, she did not clearly distinguish the producer from the trader. Under economic freedom they specialize and cooperate and also engage in competition, which is also, under division of labor and free exchange, a form of cooperation, while cooperation is also a form of competition. The farmer is not the slave of his distribution chain and if he feels unfairly done with by it then he can establish a farmer's coop for this purpose. - She also failed to seriously consider the competitive production, sale and acceptance or refusal of "government", services, i.e., freedom of contract, enterprise, exchange, association and disassociation in that sphere. The limited government model did somewhat blind her. If it had not … - JZ, 26. 11. 06, 22.3.11. - That hardly applies to close personal relationships, like those of the nuclear family. – Nor does it apply to all employers or to farmers, who do leave the sale of their products to various wholesalers or their farmer’s cooperative society. – JZ, 26.9.07, 22.3.11. - TAX SLAVERY, WELFARE STATE, SERFDOM,
TAXATION: The marvel of all history is the patience with which men and women submit to burdens unnecessarily laid upon them by their governments.” – William H. Borah, 1865-1940, speech, U.S. Senate. – Even if governments considered them to be necessary, that still would not make them just impositions or tributes. – JZ, 22.7.08.
TAXATION: The maximum fine for not filing a tax return is $ 200 – obviously money well spent. You can resist any attempts to make you do it for some years.” - Peter Clyne interview, AUSTRALIAN PLAYBOY, June 1979. – I suppose that this penalty has been greatly increased since. Moreover, high interest charges and possibly also high penalties are raised upon belated tax-payments and these should also be taken into consideration. The David’s under present conditions, not permitted to opt out from under the whole system, do not always win against the State-Goliath. Even the existing tax havens under siege, Here only an almost general tax strike would help, but it must also see to it that the present recipients of tax funds, e.g. bureaucrats, policemen and customs officers, do get other and productive jobs and that some arrangements are made to help the quite helpless, rather than simply cutting off their official hand-outs. That means that at least for the transformation period to voluntary taxation, insurance and credit arrangements and voluntary charity actions, the tax-strikers would have to somehow tax themselves and budget the receipts in a way to minimize resistance against the tax strike. I believe that to be successful they would also have to prepare for and engage in a peaceful monetary and financial revolution. – JZ, 2.8.08, 22.3.11. – TAX STRIKE
TAXATION: The maximum reduction rate of $ 300 for Rates and Land Taxes means that, at least for the rest, the income tax amounts to a tax on taxes. The same applies, naturally, to licensing and registration fees, sales taxes and xyz other taxes. - - Even that tax-free amount for rates has been abolished in the meantime. – Double or even multiple taxation of the same amounts exists now in many forms. At almost all stages, open to the tax-man, our earnings and our spending are put through their “wringer”. - JZ, 19.8.82, 2.8.08. - TAXATION, DOUBLE & MULTIPLE:
TAXATION: The median family of four ... paid $4,722 in federal taxes last year. That's enough to pay for a new curtain for the secretary of commerce's office, to bribe a farmer not to plant 38 acres with corn ... seven weeks of salary for a Customs man assigned to save us from the terror of high-quality, low priced foreign TV sets, or the subsidy on 6,000 bushels of wheat to prop up the Soviet regime. Surely civilization would collapse without such essential services." - Alan Bock, "Orange County Register" - & GOVERNMENT SPENDING, GOVERNMENT BUDGET ITEMS, JOKES
TAXATION: The medieval serf was taxed 15% of his wealth. You, a 'free' American, are taxed more than 45% of your entire wealth...." - Stanford Young Libertarians. - While this all too often applies to income, it does not always apply to capital. – JZ.
TAXATION: The meeting of 350 homeowners “shouted their approval” as Jim Tobin charged that “Taxes are immoral.” – LIBERTARIAN FORUM, Aug. 77. – [James Tobin]
TAXATION: The middle ground of politicians is their position between your earnings and your spending. – JZ, 6.2.97. - COMPROMISES, POLITICIANS, MIDDLE[-GROUND, STATISM, GOVERNMENTS, WELFARE STATE
TAXATION: The monarch 'erected a multitude of new offices and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance’ at the time of the Declaration of Independence. The Federal and state governments do the same today." - Karl Hess, The Lawless State, p.17/18.
TAXATION: The money government took from us in taxes could have been spent by us on things we want. If the school tax were abolished, for example, people would retain that much money for themselves, which they could use to pay for private education or other things they want.” - Sam Wells Jr., OPTION, 4/.77.
TAXATION: The moral case is not just that heavy taxation saps incentives but that heavy taxation is immoral because it does not allow a man to make his own decisions on how he will provide for his own life, care for his family and fulfill his responsibilities to his fellows. Every time the State takes his money in taxation and rates and educates his children, it is affronting his dignity and weakening the coherence of the family." - Dr. Rhodes Boyson, editor, "Right Turn", p.7.
TAXATION: The more centralized taxation becomes, the lesser becomes the restraint on more government spending. Nobody seems to have to pay his own bills and everybody scrambles for a feed from the federal or State trough. Whosoever refrained from this would still have to pay the same taxes - and would get far less back. So a competition in local programs does set in which are to be subsidized out of state and federal government tax funds. – JZ, 12.9.81.
TAXATION: The more tax money is available, the more foolishly it is spent." - Dr. R. S. Jaggard.
TAXATION: The more they tax us, the less they serve us. – JZ, 28.3.89. – Supposed public servants taxing their supposed masters, the people! The usual absurdity of territorial democracies. – JZ, 5.8.08. – PUBLIC SERVANTS, POLITICIANS, REPRESENTATIVES
TAXATION: The more this question of taxation is considered, the more clearly I believe will the mischief of the present system come to light. So long as the political faction in power can decree the levying of what taxes it likes, it is unreasonable to hope that either the organized or the unorganized oppression of men by each other can ever be brought to an end. The conception of our true relations to each other is poisoned at an ever-flowing spring." - Auberon Herbert, in Mack edition p.163.
TAXATION: The more you achieve in this society, the more you are penalized by taxation. – JZ, 20.11.78.
TAXATION: The more you pay, the more they need. // The more you earn, the less you keep.” – Ogden Nash, quoted in PROGRESS, May 1979.
TAXATION: The more you work, the less you get - at least per hour.” - John Pepper, Berrima, 1974. – Rather: the smaller is the percentage of your earnings which you actually get." – JZ – PROGRESSIVE TAXATIONTAXATION: The most immoral thing an American can do is to pay taxes.” – THE REASONABLE ANSWER, quoted in NEW LIBERTARIAN WEEKLY 81, of July 10, 77.
TAXATION: The mounting burden of taxation not only undermines individual incentives to increased work and earnings, but in a score of ways discourages capital accumulation and distorts, unbalances, and shrinks production. Total real wealth and income is made smaller than it would otherwise be. On net balance there is more poverty rather than less.” - Henry Hazlitt, ISIL LIBERTY QUOTE LIBRARY 03. Also quoted by Anja Hartleb on Facebook, 30.1.11. - VS. INCENTIVES, PROSPERITY, CAPITAL ACCUMULATION, STANDARD OF LIVING, WEALTH. IT PROMOTES RATHER THAN FIGHTS POVERTY
TAXATION: the mystical trappings of 'sovereignty' have so veiled the process that only libertarians are prepared to call taxation what it is: legalized and organized theft on a grand scale." - Murray N. Rothbard, For a New Liberty, p.12.
TAXATION: the national con-game of using the taxpayers as their own private herd of domestic animals ..." Mark Clifton, "When they come from Space", p.31.
TAXATION: The net effect is that we have a punitive tax scale for our most talented creative people.” - Mr. C. Honnor, of Sydney's Macquarie University, THE AUSTRALIAN, 18.11.74.
TAXATION: the net effect of our taxes is to deter work, enterprise and saving." - Arthur Shenfield, in Right Turn, ed. by Dr. Rhodes Boyson, p. 36/37.
TAXATION: The net payers of tax funds are the ruled and exploited while the net recipients are the ruling class of the exploiters. JZ, n.d., free after J. C. Calhoun, - EXPLOITATION, EXPLOITERS, RULERS & RULED, RULING CLASS, VICTIMS & VICTIMIZERS
TAXATION: The non-user should never be forced to pay for the user. – JZ, 80.
TAXATION: the objections necessarily attaching to compulsory contributions is almost always aggravated by the expensive precautions and onerous restrictions which are indispensable to prevent an evasion of a compulsory tax.” - J. S. Mill.
TAXATION: The officers of Congress, may come upon you now, fortified with all the terrors of paramount federal authority. Excise men [taxmen] may come in multitudes; for the limitation of their numbers no man knows. They may, unless the general government be restrained ... go into your cellars and rooms, and search, ransack, and measure, everything you eat, drink, and wear.” - Patrick Henry, ISIL LIBERTY QUOTE LIBRARY 03.
TAXATION: the official figures (referred to in Mrs. Planyi's essay) show that in 1968 a typical family with two children and no more than an average income paid twice as much in taxes as the total value of social benefits they received in cash and kind. So far from enjoying 'free' health, education and cash benefits, most people are more than paying their way." – Ralph Harris, in "Down with the Poor", p. 10.
TAXATION: The oldest surviving tyrannical institution is that of taxation. Let's finally pull it down. – JZ
TAXATION: The only “fair taxes are NO TAXES. – JZ, 14.8.98.
TAXATION: The only incentives of the present taxation system are tax avoidance, tax evasion and land speculation.” – A. Schmidt, Melbourne, quoted in GOOD GOVERNMENT, Feb. 78. - INCENTIVES
TAXATION: The only moral tax refund is the maximum one, which would return all those of one's taxes not yet spent and one’s shares in the public assets, funded with extorted tax revenues. – JZ, 9.9.81, 18.10.08. – See: PEACE PLANS 19 c, for the realization of such a plan for Australia.
TAXATION: The only ones not bothered by direct taxes are private criminals. They do not have to produce their income - nor is it directly taxed. If they need more, then, just like the official criminals, they take more. How the citizens put up patiently with either type of criminals, especially the official ones, is beyond my understanding. – JZ, 7.11.78.
TAXATION: The only people politicians should be free to tax are the other statist politicians and party members of their own parties and all those, who voted for them, as long as they do concede to them the right to secede from them. – JZ, 1.9.92, 20.7.08.
TAXATION: The only rightful and economical kind and degree of taxation is none at all. The contributions of the members of communities of volunteers are quite another matter even if, formally, they are made in some or the other kind of taxation system. Through the voluntary membership they merely amount to voluntary subscriptions. – JZ, 19.5.93, 20.7.08. - PANARCHISM
TAXATION: The only rightful taxes would be a voluntary ones among members of voluntary societies and communities, in the political, economic and social spheres just as well as in the religious sphere. But what we have instead are numerous wrongful and imposed taxes or tributes, e.g. tariff duties, land taxes, flat taxes, progressive taxes, sales taxes, income taxes and the inflation tax etc. All tax reformers expect miracle from their kind of favorite robbery. – The wrongful and harmful effects of all taxes are usually ignored, just like robbers and thieves ignore the consequences of their actions for their victims. - JZ, 2.5.95, 18.7.08. - PANARCHISM
TAXATION: the only security men can have for their political liberty, consists in their keeping their money in their own pockets, until they have assurances, perfectly satisfactory to themselves, that it will be used as they wish it to be used, for their benefit, and not for their injury." - Lysander Spooner (1808-1887). – Not only political but also economic and social liberties are involved. – JZ, 4.1.08. - VOLUNTARY TAXATION & POLITICAL LIBERTY
TAXATION: The only tax reform needed is tax repeal. Taxation is theft.” – Edward Rosnick – However, there are at least some sensible steps towards tax reform and, ultimately, even it abolition with majority approval: E.g.: 1.) Collecting taxes only in sound tax foundation money, competitively issued with xyz private sound money issues. - 2.) Replacing progressive taxation with flat rate taxation. – Already practiced in some countries. – 3.) Making any tax increase dependent upon a referendum. (Partly practised by some local governments.) – 4.) Having with each election a referendum on which taxes of budget items should be cut altogether. – 5. ) Allowing all individual taxpayers to allocate themselves their tax funds to the budget items they do want to support. – 6.) The inflation tax could be stopped by repealing the issue monopoly of the central bank and the legal tender power for its kind of “money”, at best only a soundly issued tax foundation money. - Would anyone wish to outlaw these and xyz other steps going in the same direction? Naturally, by rights, all taxpayers should be free to secede from this “duty” or “obligation”. – JZ, 13.4.09. - TAX REFORM?
TAXATION: The only things for sure in this life are Death and Taxes ... and Taxes are optional as long as you don't care where you die!” - From Monica Cellio homepage. – As if there were already some places which are quite free of all kinds of taxes and we were free to migrate to them. Thus this "joke" makes no sense to me, on second reading. - JZ, 22.3.11.
TAXATION: The only way to stop taxation in practice is from the tax paying end. What the bureaucrats and politicians do not have and cannot get, they cannot spend. One loophole for governments appears to be inflation. But this can be blocked by a wide-spread refusal to accept government paper money and by the issue of alternative exchange media. The tax strike would automatically prevent the sale of many more government bonds. – JZ, n.d. & 22.3.11.
TAXATION: the people pay for protection, and their payments are used to oppress them.” – Rousseau, Constitutional Project, in F. Watkins, Rousseau, p. 282.
TAXATION: The people starve because those in authority over them devour too many taxes;..." - LAO TZU, in Lionel Giles translation.
TAXATION: The philosophy underlying the system of progressive taxation is that the income and the wealth of the well-to-do classes can be freely tapped. What the advocates of these tax rates fail to realize is that the greater part of the incomes taxed away would not have been consumed but saved and invested. In fact, this fiscal policy does not only prevent the further accumulation of new capital. It brings about capital decumulation. This is certainly today the state of affairs in Great Britain." - Ludwig von Mises, Planning for Freedom, p. 32.
TAXATION: The plain truth is that the bulk of taxes collected are not spent on useful services, too much goes into the cost of collection,“ - Mr. W. Younger, 9.11.77, EXP. QUEENSLAND
TAXATION: The plunder through the Congress and bureaucracy is scandalous and must stop." - Donald Quinlan, in a 1975 pamphlet. – Must BE stopped. The “How” is not yet sufficiently answered. – JZ, 17.10.08.
TAXATION: The point is, is the tax collector’s actions any less immoral simply because he supposedly represents a million people or a majority instead of one lonely robber? Put in rational terms, tax collectors are nothing but sophisticated thieves sanctioned by the State to steal from its citizens for wars, the common good and improvements on Presidential homes to name only a few. Fortunately, the average thief only steals for himself and not, of course, for the beautification of the President’s home.” – Lawrence Samuels, in: “Taxation Is Legalized Theft”, a SLL leaflet, under “The Double Standard”.
TAXATION: The point to remember is that what government gives, it must first take away.” - John S. Coleman
TAXATION: the political and moral sin of coercing men through taxation to pursue ends other than their own …” - Ellen Frankel Paul, JLS, Fall 77, p. 302.
TAXATION: The politician attempts to remedy the evil by increasing the very thing that caused the evil in the first place: legal plunder. – Frédéric Bastiat – PLUNDER, REDISTRIBUTIONISM, BUDGET, GOVERNMENT REFORMS
TAXATION: the politicians are playing games with your money." - THE NATIONAL TIMES, 22-27,4.74:"... If they were healthy, competitive, educational and voluntary games I would not mind so much but, instead, they are incapacitating, monopolistic, misleading and coercive ones and all coercively and fraudulently funded by various direct and indirect taxes, including inflation. Instead of fair games they are foul and wasteful ones, in which everybody must lose - at least in self-respect. – JZ
TAXATION: The politicians don't just want your money. They want your soul. They want you to be worn down by taxes until you are dependent and helpless. – James Dale Davidson, National Taxpayers Union
TAXATION: the politicians took to it because more taxation means more power. And getting and exercising power is the principal business of the politician."” – Frank Chodorov, Out of Step, p. 8. – By why did the taxed allow it, although they do vastly outnumber the revenuers and politicians? And why did they let themselves be robbed of so much, by politicians and bureaucrats for so long? – As the former liberal Prime Minister of Australia, John Menzies, once said: “I can understand it if a man lets himself be bribed, but not if he is bribed with his own money.” – only from my flawed memory. However, the Australian Liberal Party engaged in much of the same “Welfare State” system or bribery of voters, with tax funds, as did the Australian Labor Party. - JZ, 15.10.08.
TAXATION: The poor pay most of the income taxes. Eighty percent of the income tax revenues received by the Treasury comes from the 20 percent tax which all must pay, including those who earn as little as $600 a year. The bulk of the tax is paid by those who earn $10,000 a year or less; what with the present purchasing power of the dollar, the man who earns $10,000 a year can hardly be called rich, particularly if he has a family to support. Those who can rightly be called rich, the people who earn upwards of $ 100.000 a year, pay less than one-half of one percent of the total income tax. Repeal of the Sixteenth Amendment would be a bonanza for those who pay most of the income taxes, the poor." - Frank Chodorov, The Income Tax, p.133.
TAXATION: The power to tax carries with it the power to embarrass and destroy.” – Supreme Court of the United States: Decision in Evans vs. Gore, 1920. (Cf. Marshall, ante, 1819.) - - The power to tax involves the power to destroy. – Mr. Chief Justice John Marshall: Decision in McCulloch vs. Maryland, March 6, 1819.
TAXATION: The power to tax is the power to destroy.” - Michael Silver’s “Regulations that are killing us” (Oct.) leads me to: “The prerogative to protect becomes the power to destroy.” – Jim Roaf, REASON, 1/79, p.11. – PROTECTION, REGULATIONS
TAXATION: The power to tax is the power to destroy.” - This quotation comes from the words of Daniel Webster and those of Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall in the Supreme Court case, McCulloch v. Maryland. - Webster, in arguing the case, said: "An unlimited power to tax involves, necessarily, a power to destroy", 17 U.S. 327 (1819). - In his decision, Chief Justice Marshall said: "That the power of taxing it [the bank] by the States may be exercised so as to destroy it, is too obvious to be denied" (p. 427), and "That the power to tax involves the power to destroy … [is] not to be denied" (p. 431). – Even the governmental spending of this loot destroys much, e.g. in self-reliance, self-help, work incentives. – JZ, 4.1.08. - & GOVERNMENT SPENDING
TAXATION: The power to tax, once conceded, has no limits; it continues until it destroys." - Robert Heinlein, quoted by William L. Raddatz, on Facebook, 10.6.12. – Everything has its limits. No taxation that comes close to 100% or even exceeds 100% can be effectively continued for long. It dries up its sources. – JZ, 27.4.13.
TAXATION: The power to tax, once conceded, has no limits.” – Anonymous. - Obviously, when the levying of taxes costs more than they bring in, then a limit is reached by taxation. During the Great German Inflation from 1914 to 1923, most government revenue came from its note printing presses. They were usable for this until a monetary revolution had begun and the printing costs came already to 47 % of the value of the newly printed notes. Obviously, the printing presses for notes would have reached their limit somewhere between 47 % and 100 %, if the monetary revolution and several separatists attempts and Hitler's first Putsch had not occurred in the year 1923. - JZ, 22. 11. 06. - One simply cannot tax negative incomes or losses. The attempt to do so would amount to taxes on capital and thereby increase the losses further. - JZ 25. 11. 06. - NO LIMITS FOR IT?
TAXATION: The practice of taxation has systematically undercut and toppled freedom in America." - I. R. Ybarra, THE MATCH, 5/75. – Not that freedom was ever fully realized there, either. – One all rights and liberties are known, understood and used, they would sufficiently support each other. - JZ, 18.12.08.
TAXATION: The predictable is that the IRS would not be interested in a declaration of conscience. (Interesting contrast: people who, for reason of conscience, will not kill, are exempted from military service. But no one is exempted, through taxes, from general service to the very state that orders the killing in the first place! The state, it seems, takes money more seriously than life.)" - Karl Hess, in Dear America, p.93. - CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTION AGAINST TAXATION DISALLOWED.
TAXATION: The present great tax burdens will only become significantly reduced once individuals become free to shrug them off, together with their supposed benefits, and to establish for themselves alternative societies with other financial systems, ideologies, platforms, institutions, personal laws etc. – JZ, 7.9.89, 6.8.08. – PANARCHISM, FREE CHOICE OF GOVERNMENTS & SOCIETIES
TAXATION: The present income tax laws are designed to prevent any individual earning by his own productive efforts, any great economic power." - CAMPBELL, John W. Campbell Jr., in ANALOG, 8/58. - Well, at last some still managed to get rich in spite of them. - Luckily, territorial governments are not even 100% efficient in the sphere of taxation, either. - JZ, 22.3.11. -
TAXATION: The present system allows anyone “to put their hands into other people’s pockets for any purpose which they think fit to call a public one.” – J. S. Mill - Not just anyone, but all too many lobbies or pressure groups, which can offer voting blocks to political parties. - JZ, 23.3.11.
TAXATION: The present taxation system is a violation of human rights and the cancer of labour and industry.” – G. Ravenscroft, in PROGRESS, Melbourne, March 78, a Henry George publication. – Any system of taxation, not only the present one, falls under that accusation, as long as it is not a voluntary one, or one for the voluntary members of a community only. – JZ, 4.8.08. – PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARY TAXATION
TAXATION: The pressure to take ever more from people compelled to give is overwhelming. – JZ, 22.10.82.
TAXATION: The price the place puts on the right to live in it.” – L. L. Levingson, Webster’s Unafraid Dictionary. – It’s neither a price nor merely a place. True choice is excluded, country-wide. – JZ, 25.3.84. – Territorially, for a whole population, with power only in the hands of a few power addicts, who, between them, and quite legally, legalized by themselves, commit more murders, robberies and other crimes than all their numerous private competitors in the country manage to commit, between them, quite illegally. Places or locations cannot command. Only those “humans” or ‘inhumans” placed in or having usurped existing local territorial power positions, can issue commands and legalize their errors, prejudices, whims, false premises and conclusions into laws binding for all those of victims, who cannot escape these chains upon their individual rights and liberties. – Please, do likewise correct my own mistakes! - JZ, 25.3.84, 5.8.08. – TERRITORIALISM, GOVERNMENTALISM, STATISM, NATIONALISM, STATES, COUNTRIES
TAXATION: The Prime Minister says he is going to clobber me with taxes. I know what I would like to clobber him with, in return! – JZ, 8.7.74.
TAXATION: The private criminals usually give you a choice in saying: “Your money or your life!" Governments tend to take both - under the pretence of defending you! – JZ, 76/81.
TAXATION: The private robbers are honest enough not to pretend that their robberies are undertaken to benefit the public and to demand that they be honored, salaried and, finally well pensioned for them. Some wide sharing of the loot, to buy votes with it, is all that happens in territorial politics – and an all too wide-spread sanction of it by its victims. – JZ, 10.3.05, 29.10.07. - WELFARE STATE, POLITICIANS & PRIVATE CRIMINALS, VOTING, SANCTION OF THE VICTIMS
TAXATION: The productive man is, as a rule, the most restricted, prosecuted and penalized man and he is also the forgotten man in most State welfare schemes. – JZ, 81.
TAXATION: The program of the IRS leaves much to be desired. // It seems to me the object is to handicap the hired.” – Anon, in SOUTHERN LIBERTARIAN MESSENGER, 12/77.
TAXATION: The progressive part of the progressive income tax collects very little income and has almost no effect on the accumulation of wealth by means of capital gains." - David Friedman, The Machinery of Freedom, p.33. – But then there is also the capital gains tax and inflation brings more and more people into the nominally higher tax brackets where they are exposed to higher rates of progressive taxation. Many of the criminal actions of territorial governments do support each other. - JZ, 22.3.11. - PROGRESSIVE TAXATION
TAXATION: The proliferation of bureaucrats and its invariable accompaniment, much heavier tax levies on the productive part of the population, are the recognizable signs, not of a great, but of a decaying society. Historians know that both phenomena were especially marked in the declining eras of the Roman Empire in the West and of its successor state, the Eastern or Byzantine Empire. – William Henry Chamberlin – BUERAUCRACY, LEGISLATION INSTEAD OF COMMON LAW RULES, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, CONSTITUTIONALISM, IMPERIALISM, INTERNAL COLONIZATION, COERCION & COMPULSION INSTEAD OF VOLUNTARISM, FREE ENTERPRISE, COMPETITION & FREE EXCHANGE, FREE CONTRACTS & FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION & EXPERIMENTATION IN EVERY SPHERE
TAXATION: The proliferation of bureaucrats and its invariable accompaniment, much heavier tax levies on the productive part of the population, are the recognizable signs, not of a great, but of a decaying society. Historians know that both phenomena were especially marked in the declining eras of the Roman Empire in the West and of its successor state, the Eastern or Byzantine Empire.” - William Henry Chamberlin, ISIL LIBERTY QUOTE LIBRARY 03. – Inflations, outright conquests and confiscations have played a similar role – and are possible and likely largely among monetarily unenlightened people, the victimizers as well as the victimized. – JZ, 10.1.08. - BUREAUCRACY, STATE, ROMAN EMPIRE, THEIR PROLIFERATION VS. CIVILIZATION
TAXATION: The promise of major parties not to increase taxes any further is like a promise to a weightlifter holding 300 lbs over his head : We will not increase the weight any further. Just keep it up! – JZ, 76. – PROMISES, POLITICIANS, PARTIES, JOKES
TAXATION: The protection racket of the government costs us more than any other racket. – JZ, 81.
TAXATION: The public, the owners and producers and exchangers, would have made much better use of their money than the territorial bureaucrats and politicians ever would or could and this with much less waste, mal-investments, corruption and embezzlement. – Only voluntary taxes within communities of volunteers would have a good chance to be rightfully used in the interest of the members. - JZ, 7.12.93, 19.7.08. – PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARY TAXATION
TAXATION: The question is whether the percentage of the individual’s earnings over which he has jurisdiction should increase indefinitely.” – V. G. D’Estaing, Towards a New Democracy, p.64. - It can only be increased to 100 %, which is his, by rights, to 100 %! - Why not, since they are his earnings after all? Only a politician, bureaucrat, dominator or private criminal would even ask such a question. Who else has a better right to dispose of all his earnings than the one who earned them? Who has the right to question his earnings, and his property rights to them, otherwise than as a consumer of the earner or as his employer or co-owner or partner? – JZ, 22.7.08, 17.4.09. - , STATISM, INTERVENTIONISM.
TAXATION: the real or pretended necessity of imposing taxes on the subject, ..." – Wilhelm von Humboldt, quoted in Sprading, Liberty and the Great Libertarians, p. 110.
TAXATION: The real point of audits is to instill fear, not to extract revenue; the IRS aims at winning through intimidation and (thereby) getting maximum voluntary compliance." - Paul Strassel, Former IRS Headquarters Agent "WALL ST. JOURNAL" 1/28/80. – In other words, it acts just like any of the Mafia’s extortion or “protection” rackets. – JZ, 5.1.08. - & TERRORISM, PROTECTION RACKETS
TAXATION: The real problem is that productive capital investment is being siphoned off by taxes, restrictions, and government contracts for unproductive and wasteful government expenditures, including military and space boondoggling." - Murray N. Rothbard, For a New Liberty, p.258.
TAXATION: The real reason for withholding taxes is the unwillingness of workers to share their incomes with the government and the consequent difficulties of collection. To overcome this handicap, the government has simply impressed employers into its service as involuntary and unpaid tax collectors. It is a form of conscription. Disregarding the right of privacy, which is an essential of liberty, the government's agents may, under the law, invade the employer's office, demand his accounts, and punish him for any infraction which they believe he has committed; they can impound his property and inflict a penalty for not having collected taxes for the government." - Frank Chodorov, The Income Tax, p.61.
TAXATION: The real scandal is not tax evasion but tax payment and tax extortion or the tribute payment and blackmail that is involved. – JZ, 25.8.82, 2.8.08.
TAXATION: The reason there is a breakdown in family values is that there is no parent at home. The reason there is no parent at home is that one parent works to support the family and the other to support the government.” - Representative from Family Research Council, CNN & COMPANY. - & FAMILY VALUES, JOKES
TAXATION: The resentment of the working classes at paying higher taxes, their rejection of state welfare, their resistance to and evasion of it (by refusing to send children to school, for example) would have been even sharper than it has been, and sharper than it is in the middle and upper classes, if they could see more clearly the weight of the taxes they pay. But, of course, a man who is asked how much tax he pays thinks of the visible deduction from his pay packet, not of the invisible deductions on his purchases. In 1972 a man earning around £1,600 paid £ 560 in taxes: 35 per cent in all, 24 per cent indirectly and 11 per cent deducted from pay. A man earning £ 3,400 paid £ 1,160: 34 per cent in all, 17 per cent indirectly and much the same percentage deducted from pay. And a man earning around £ 5,000 paid £1,600 :32 per cent in all, 14 per cent indirectly - less than the 19 per cent deducted from pay. Although the ratio of total taxes paid by the three was roughly similar (34.5, 34, and 32.1 per cent) (*), the percentage paid indirectly by the lowest earner of the three was almost twice as high as paid by the highest earner; and the percentage paid directly by the lowest earner was barely more than half of that paid by the highest. If he were told, he would be angrier. (*) These figures are based on the sample used in the 1972 Household Inquiry Analysis in 'Incidence of taxes and social service benefits, 1972', "ECONOMIC TRENDS", November 1973." - Arthur Seldon, in 1985, Dr. Rhodes Boyson, editor, p.48
TAXATION: The reward of energy, enterprise and thrift – is taxes.” – William Feather. - JOKES
TAXATION: The river of looted tax funds can be stopped effectively only at its numerous sources - not where it runs into the sea or irrigates land parched by its enforced drainage. The refusal to accept the government's depreciated paper money and insistence upon payments in honest currencies instead, would be one of the exceptions. – If the refusal to accept the government's forced and exclusive currency, accompanied by enough private sound exchange media issues or sufficient expansion of private and free clearing, were wide-spread and thus the government money could mostly only be used to pay those taxes which can still be enforced, then the government would soon be unable to pay with the reduced tax revenue and by inflating its currency further. - The resulting government bankruptcy should be welcomed and celebrated rather than feared. Private and free exchanges, including those of willing labor, professional services, tradesmen's services and consumer goods for sound currencies could then grow to their inherent limits. -JZ, n.d. & 22.3.11.
TAXATION: The robber generally plundered the rich, the governments generally plunder the poor and protect those rich who assist in their crimes. The robber doing his work risked his life, while the governments risk nothing, but base their whole activities on lies and deception. The robber did not compel anyone to join his band, the governments generally enroll their soldiers by force. All who paid the tax to the robber had equal security from danger. But in the state, the more any one takes part in the organized fraud, the more he receives not merely of protection, but also of reward. Most of all, the emperors, kings and presidents are protected (with their perpetual bodyguards), and they can spend the largest share of the money collected from the taxpaying subjects; next in the scale of participation in the governmental crimes come the commander in chief, the ministers, the heads of police, governors, and so on, down to the policemen, who are least protected (*), and who receive the smallest salaries of all. Those who do not take any part in the crimes of government, who refuse to serve, to pay...." - Tolstoi, in Sprading, "Liberty and the Great Libertarians”, p.331. - I deny that policemen are the least protected. Once one of their own has been injured or even murdered, the police will go all-out to find the culprits. - JZ, 22.3.11. -
TAXATION: The robbery victims of taxation are threatened with jail sentences when they try to hang on to some more of their own money as their official robbers are willing to allow them. – JZ, 9.8.92, 20.7.08, 22.3.11.
TAXATION: The Ron Paul Plan - Justin Raimondo, October 17, 2011 - Ron Paul has a plan: cut $1 trillion from the federal budget, defund the wars and “foreign aid,” … - The Ron Paul Plan « Antiwar.com Blog - www.antiwar.com - Quite voluntary taxation or contribution schemes, all only for communities of volunteers, would cut even more! – JZ, Facebook, 18.10.12. - CUTTING TAXATION
TAXATION: The schoolboy whips his taxed top, the beardless youth manages his taxed horse with a taxed bridle, on a taxed road; and the dying Englishman, pouring his medicine, which he has paid seven per cent, flings himself back on his chintz bed, which has paid twenty-two per cent., and expires in the arms of an apothecary, who has paid a license of a hundred pounds for the privilege of putting him to death.” – Sydney Smith, Review of Seybert’s Annals, 1830, EDINBURGH REVIEW. – JOKES.
TAXATION: The scribes of what we call capitalism, neither as knowing nor as honest, have gone about camouflaging taxation with theories, canons, sanctimonious justifications, and, of course, a library of laws, until its mask has become its true face. When you unmask it, by means of reason and historical investigation, you see that taxation is highwaymanry made respectable by custom, thievery made moral by law; there isn't a decent thing to be said for it, as to origin, principle, or its effects on the social order. Man's adjustment to this iniquity has permitted its force to gain momentum like an unopposed crime wave; and the resulting social devastation is what the socialists have long predicted and prayed for. - Frank Chodorov - Liberty Quotations – Facebook, 26.9.13.
TAXATION: The secret weapon of the centralists is money - your money. You work for it. They squander it." - Peter A. Wright, Australian campaign against centralization. – CENTRALIZATION, STATES, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM
TAXATION: The servitude is indirect. It is by way of taxation, by income taxes, property taxes, sales taxes, and any one of hundreds of variations. When one's substance is taken from him to be used to provide services for others, that is a species of servitude. Presumably, he has served in order to acquire the substance. The amount of time and energy which he devoted to acquiring the substance forced from him to use for the service of others, is the measure of the degree of servitude." - Clarence B. Carson, THE FREEMAN, 5/75. – Taxes upon oneself and all one’s activities will be continued until one can secede from the tax gatherers, their laws and institutions. – JZ, 17.4.09.
TAXATION: The silent tax of currency depreciation can only be stopped by reestablishing a sound money.” – Prof. James L. Green, MM. - Not only one sound money but as many sound monies and as much of them as potential issuers can issue and their potential issuers are willing to accept. – JZ, 6.8.08. – MONETARY FREEDOM, INFLATION, FORCED & EXCLUSIVE CURRENCIES, LEGAL TENDER, MONETARY DESPOTISM, CENTRAL BANKING,
TAXATION: The simple fact is that taxation is robbery. It is a barbarous practice, as anachronistic and oppressive as the tribute paid by medieval serfs to their kings feudal lords.” – JZ 7.10.78. – In form of local rates, State land taxes and all income taxes at least, this formal feudalism is still legally continued. – JZ, 17.4.09. - LIBERTY, FEUDALISM, SERFDOM
TAXATION: The sneakiest two words in the English language are Plus Tax." - Mack McGinnis, - READER’S DIGEST, 10/76.
TAXATION: The solution is to deregulate and de-tax the economy so that business can expand and create jobs.” – Ed Clark
TAXATION: The specific kind of armed robbery committed by the collective known as “government” and generally regarded as legitimate by its victims. - From “The Best of Murray Rothbard” following his article “Tax Day” at www.mises.org- http://www.voluntaryist.com/quotes/
TAXATION: The specter of the undeserving squandering the unearned haunts us all." - John A. Goodson, New Jersey Libertarian Party
TAXATION: the state had openly raised the trade of robbery to a policy, …” - Rudolf Rocker, Nationalism and Culture, p. 402.
TAXATION: the state has been living on a revenue which was being produced in the private sphere for private purposes and had to be deflected from these purposes by political force." - Joseph Schumpeter, Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy, N.Y., Harper, 1942, p.198.
TAXATION: The State is not concerned with the welfare of the 'poor' - or even of the 'rich' - but takes where the getting is good; and the wages of the country is a cornucopia the State could not overlook." - Frank Chodorov, Out of Step, p.213.
TAXATION: The State is taking control and ownership of the people. It is using the power to tax to destroy their independence and self-reliance. It is converting free men into vassals and dependents. It is devouring the substance of self-supporting people to render them self-supporting no longer, and to establish a condition of universal reliance upon the biased paternalism of a great White Father - a "Father" corrupted and corrupting, since great power does corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely." - OMAHA WORLD HERALD, Quoted by Admiral Ben Moreel, Log II, p.125.
TAXATION: The State makes use of the money which it extorts from me to unjustly impose fresh constraints upon me; ..." - Taine
TAXATION: the state never relinquishes one form of revenue for another, for it is inherently incapable or restraining its lust for power. The highest Tariff walls in the history of the country sprang up after income taxation was constitutionalized.” – Frank Chodorov, Fugitive Essays, p. 262.
TAXATION: The State taxes you because it would be unable to sell you its services under free competition. They are not wanted widely enough nor good enough for that. If they were, a government could just become an effectively competing service business, working to achieve and maintain satisfaction among its voluntary customers. – JZ, 11.11.93. – PANARCHISM
TAXATION: the State, unlike all other persons and institutions in society, acquires its revenue not by exchanges freely contracted, but by a system of unilateral coercion called 'taxation'." - BARR, Charles, Barr, "reason", 3/72:
TAXATION: The states are asking for federal aid, and the federal government is asking for taxpayer aid, and the taxpayers are applying for social-service aid. This is known as the economic cycle.” - Bill Farmer – JOKES
TAXATION: The stone birds on the doorposts of the taxation office in Chichester, U.K. are vultures!" - UPI. – JOKES
TAXATION: The straight-thinking pioneer knew full well that the power of the government is in direct ratio to its income, and he was therefore all for cutting its income to the bone; that way it could not get out of hand. About all he would allow it was what it could pick up from tariffs on imports. Grudgingly, because, as Hamilton pointed out, tariffs could not produce enough to pay the running expenses of the proposed government, he allowed it some excise taxes. More than that he would not give, and more than excise and tariff taxes did not get into the Constitution." - Frank Chodorov, The Income Tax, p.122.
TAXATION: The study of this sacred monster, government, occupies the attention of armies of learned men. The scholars and students peer down the trunk of the elephant, look up its anus, pull its ears, apply stethoscopes to its hide, describe the howday, criticize the mahout and even cadge rides on its back. But few spare a thought for the poor peasants who supply the mountains of food the beast consumes. Even fewer ask the question, why elephants?” - - "There are several ways of studying the monster. All of them yield information, but few yield understanding useful to the poor peasants collecting its food." - H. S. Ferns, The Disease of Government, p.17.
TAXATION: The surest path to bankruptcy and tyranny is called uncontrolled and unconstitutional taxation." - THE INDIVIDUALIST, vol. 4, No. 2.
TAXATION: The surprising fact, then, is that there are constitutional limitations protecting the citizens against many forms of arbitrary government action, but not against the most obvious and omnipresent of all: taxation. Criminal defendants are protected against police harassment, and even against police questioning, by such constitutional rituals as the “Miranda” warning. Newspapers are protected from any form of “prior restraint”. The Constitution even shelters owners of household appliances from the excessive zeal of finance companies. But the taxpayer is left without any constitutional protection at all. - - There is no adequate political protection for the taxpayer, because the beneficiaries of redistribution either outnumber, or are better organized than the payers.” – Joseph F. Johnston, Jr., The Limits of Government, Regnery Gateway, Chicago, 1984, p.99. - - Let taxpayers secede and this problem is solved. Via voluntary membership in personal law communities their taxation would be voluntary, too, also assured by individual and group secessions from them. Moreover, they would tend to be greatly reduced in numbers and percentages of their take. If compulsory taxes were properly named, namely “tributes”, then resistance against them would be increased. – JZ, 2.10.07. - & CONSTITUTIONALISM
TAXATION: The system forces you into jobs you don’t like and taxes you so heavily that you have to continue in them – so that others can be bribed with your tax money into jobs they don’t like and which further restrict you, thus creating a restricting and finally suffocating spiral. – JZ, 28.11.78, 5.6.82. – I hold that this system could best be broken by a well organized tax strike, combined with a monetary and financial freedom revolution and by the right and practice to secede and set up diverse communities of volunteers only, all under personal laws and full exterritorial autonomy. Confined to free competition for volunteers, i.e., without its territorial monopoly power, the present system, would hardly stand a chance against the competition of many of the voluntary and successful societies that would then result. Without its present privileges and powers, the remnant of the former territorial government system, reduced to being a mere panarchy of volunteers, would sooner rather than later, simply join the fate of most of the other unsuccessful panarchies of volunteers, i.e., it would vanish or become reduced to a museum of its past “glories” and man-made disasters. – JZ, 5.8.08. – JOBS, EMPLOYMENT, UNEMPLOYMENT, PANARCHISM
TAXATION: The Talmud classes tax gatherers with burglars and bandits. – But neither the inflation tax nor all other taxes were abolished in Israel. – JZ, 17.4.09.
TAXATION: The tax and spend system of the government is so muddled up and inefficient that no one knows clearly by how much he is rather a tax payer than a tax fund recipient and, inevitably, most, except public 'servants' and welfare recipients are rather being taken than takers. – JZ, 12.9.81.
TAXATION: The tax burden, due to the ignorance of human rights, is a harmful disincentive to labor and industry in the production of wealth.” – G. Ravenscroft, in PROGRESS, Melbourne, March 78, a Henry George publication. – Georgists only imagine that their “single tax” would be a quite rightful substitute for all other taxes. – JZ, 4.8.08.
TAXATION: The tax collector has no intention of earning the property he takes from the market. His object is something for nothing; and in monetary matters the most instant process is to create a fiat money and declare it 'legal tender' in place of the money chosen by traders." - Paul L. Poirot, THE FREEMAN, Oct. 73. – LEGAL TENDER, MONETARY DESPOTISM
TAXATION: The tax commissioner is morally no more entitled to hear the truth from us than any other coercive criminal is. – JZ, 20.11.78.
TAXATION: The tax department represents the “Inquisition” of our times – and yet it still received some “conscience money”. – JZ, 28.6.83. – Let the statists and the non-statists disassociate themselves from each other, to do their own things only for and to themselves. – JZ, 4.8.08. – PANARCHISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR VOLUNTEERS
TAXATION: The tax laws have become the instruments of our oppression. Who can respect a law that was not designed to protect? Why am I less entitled to the fruits of my labor than someone who has many dependents to claim? Am I equally free? Am I less of a citizen? Or, am I merely a subject?” – Terrence D. Oaks, THE JUSTICE TIMES, 5.10.78. – Judging merely by the dates of magazines etc. and titles of book that I quoted, you will see that I have extracted only a fraction of all articles and books, which I managed to read, for a few years. It will need a huge further effort of numerous people, for a considerable period to extract all such remarks and then select from them - or shape some of them - into the best possible versions. – Check your favorite reading matter and find out which of your favorite quotes are not yet included here! - JZ, 4.8.08. - PROTECTION, OPPRESSION, EXPLOITATION, EQUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES
TAXATION: The tax money saved would be applied far more to the general good of the national economy if left in the hands of the taxpayers.” - Norris McWhirter, Freedom of Choice, in K.W. Watkins, ed. In Defence of Freedom, p. 65.
TAXATION: The tax money taken from you- your money- is always spent by others...." while "you know your individual needs and desires better than politicians and bureaucrats possibly can." - MARKET FOR LIBERTY, Libertarian Party of Oregon Newsletter, Aug. 78, arguments in favor of measure No. 6.
TAXATION: The tax people can make life very nasty.” – Heard on TV and considered by me as the understatement of the year. – JZ, nd.
TAXATION: The tax records of everyone, who accuses tax dodgers, should be very thoroughly investigated, even privately, if necessary and quite ignoring “privacy” just as he does, and this even for years backwards. These accusers are offenders against the common public interest and individual rights and liberties and defenders of the worst and greatest criminal organizations. – JZ, 8.6.82, 23.7.08.
TAXATION: The tax revolt is our best weapon." - Gary North, in "reason", Oct. 73. - At least it is one of our best weapons - but even this only once it has been properly thought out, prepared and put into action. For instance, it must embrace a system of paying for police and army and a systematic refusal to accept the government paper money any longer, combined with the issue of alternative sound currencies. – JZ
TAXATION: The Tax Revolt will fizzle out – until it get sufficient intellectual support! – J.Z, 4.6.82. – TAX STRIKE
TAXATION: The Tax System is comprised of over 7000 pages of rules, regulations and stipulations that cannot be understood by the tax paying people of Australia. It is full of pitfalls and traps.” - SAVE AUSTRALIA ALLIANCE, August/September 1907, p. 3, ed. by Dale Chorley, email@example.com - www.saveaustraliaalliance.com.au/ - TAXATION SYSTEM, AUSTRALIA:
TAXATION: The tax-based financing of any service means only that the tax “price” goes up, while the service goes down. – JZ, 21.9.91. – Need I mention e.g. the Post Office, government railways, government bus and subway services? – JZ, 5.8.08. – PUBLIC SERVICES, BUREAUCRACY, SUBSIDIES
TAXATION: The tax-eaters had absorbed the energy." -, Isabel Paterson: The God of the Machine.
TAXATION: The Taxation Department has lifted more money from the purses, wallets, socks, mattresses, and bank accounts of the Australian public than the combined efforts of all other thieves in the whole history of Australia.” – Libertarian Bookshop, Kalgoorlie, 1977. - CRIME
TAXATION: The taxers can quit. Why can’t the tax-payers?– Referring to report on the politician Muildoon, New Zealand: “He had enough!” – Their victims had more than enough! – JZ, 8.11.91. – At least they should have! – Formerly, and perhaps still, military officers could often formally quit their jobs. Conscripts and voluntary soldiers could not. They could at most desert. And then were all too often mistreated as P.O.W.’s. – If territorial rulers can resign or abdicate, why not their subjects, too? - JZ, 5.8.08. – POLITICIANS, TAX VICTIMS, OFFICERS, SOLDIERS, QUITTING FROM JOBS, RESIGNING, SECESSIONISM, DESERTION
TAXATION: the taxes he is obliged to pay take away the greater part of his thin savings; …” - Marquis de Sade, in G. Gover, The Revolutionary Ideas of the Marquis de Sade, p. 143. – His sexual practices were perverted, his freedom thinking was not. – JZ, 19.7.08. - SAVINGS
TAXATION: The taxpayer is someone who works for the federal government but doesn’t have to take a civil service examination.” – Ronald Reagan, Quoted Barbara Rowe, a Book of Quotes. - JOKES
TAXATION: the taxpayer was helpless ….” - Kurt Tucholsky, Politische Texte, S.88. – JZ tr. only of: “… der Steuerzahler war wehrlos …” – If the views of the taxpayers were really decisive in this respect then taxes would, most likely, not exist at all. However, too many taxpayers have granted the sanction of the victim to the territorial State and taxes were only one of the many wrongful and harmful consequences of this establishment. – JZ, 6.8.08.
TAXATION: The taxpayers are largely disarmed, disorganized and insufficiently informed on their rights, liberties and opportunities. The looters and parasites are largely armed and organized and well led, into wrongful victories after victory, over centuries, through a statist faith shared even by most of their victims. – JZ, 15.6.91. The taxpayers haven’t even organized themselves as yet into an efficient political party to represent their interests. The existing parties are, largely, powerful lobbies against the rights, liberties and interests of the tax payers. – JZ, 5.8.08. - PARTIES
TAXATION: The tendency of taxation is to create a class of persons who do not labor, to take from those who do labor the produce of that labor, and to give it to those who do not labor.” – William Cobbett: Paper Against Gold, 1811.
TAXATION: The territorial governments continue to set world records in the greatest robberies of all times. – JZ, 26.9.99. – And we manage to let them get away with this. They also tax you through their inflations and the mass unemployment their laws and policies cause. – JZ, 20.7.08.
TAXATION: The testimony of history is that the Roman people finally welcomed the inroads of the barbarians as a lesser evil than the continuance of their tax system." – Edward Gibbon, quoted in SOUTHERN LIBERTARIAN MESSENGER, 2/77.
TAXATION: The theory of progress through robbery is still held in esteem." - Bastiat, Sophisms, p. 196:
TAXATION: The theory of republican government is that sovereignty resides in the citizen, who lends it to his elected representative for a specified time. But a people whose wealth is siphoned into the coffers of its government is in no position to stand up to it; with its wealth goes its sovereignty, its sense of dignity. People still vote, of course, but their judgment in the ballot booth is unduly influenced by handouts from their government, whether these be in the form of 'relief’, parity prices, or orders for battleships. Though it is not exactly an over-the-counter transaction, the citizen's conscience is bought. Nor are voters immune to the propaganda issued by the bureaucrats, in their own behalf, and paid for by the voters themselves." - Frank Chodorov, The Income Tax, p.47.
TAXATION: the theory that the state has eminent domain over all life and property. Upon that theory it claims and collects taxes at rates that would cause the most callous feudal lord to blush." – Brian Summers, THE FREEMAN, 3/74.
TAXATION: The theory, which construes taxes on the analogy of club dues or of the purchased services of, say, a doctor, only proves how far removed this part of the social sciences is from scientific habits of mind. – Joseph Schumpeter, quoted by economics.org.au on Facebook, 24.1.12. – VOLUNTARY TAXATION OR SUBSCRIPTION VS. COMPULSORY TAXATION
TAXATION: The things we lose by the robberies of criminals are nothing in comparison to the amount we lose when we are robbed by our own government." - Perry E. Gresham, THE FREEMAN, 10/78, p.610.
TAXATION: The time for a taxpayers' revolt is long overdue." - Jerome Tuccille, Radical Libertarianism, p.103.
TAXATION: The time will come when passive resistance to taxation will be recognized as the most effective method of abolishing the State." - Benjamin R. Tucker, quoted in Reichert, Partisans of Freedom, p.163. - The aim to abolish the State altogether, completely and for all, is intolerant towards those who want it and are prepared to support it on their own. Consequently, in other passages, Tucker also favored individual secession from the State. This would indeed, destroy the State as a territorial and monopolistic agency but would let it survive in relatively harmless forms, comparable to the survival of some monarchies, as constitutional monarchies, now. – JZ
TAXATION: The timely “Give me liberty or death!” of the American Revolution has been turned into the State’s tax extortionist threat: “Give me the tax tributes I demand or die!” – Our counter-slogan might be: My liberty or your death! – JZ, 28.7.93, 19.7.08.
TAXATION: the torrent that passes from the pockets of the people into the treasury - …” - Joseph H. Delaney, A Man of Letters, ANALOG, 4/88, p.129.
TAXATION: The tribesmen paid their tithes to the chieftains, the elders, the witchdoctors - as always.” - Mark Clifton & Frank Riley, They'd Rather Be Right, Part II, ASTOUNDING SF, August 1954, 29. - TRIBUTES, STATISM
TAXATION: The trouble … with government of the people, by the people and for the people is that the people get billed for it in triplicate.” – Oren Arnold, quoted in READER’S DIGEST. – JOKES
TAXATION: The trouble with an income-tax reduction is that it stimulates business just enough to put everybody in a higher tax bracket.” – Harold Coffin. – JOKES. - A genuine stimulation of the economy can neither be achieved through taxation, government spending or monetary despotism. - JZ, 22.3.11.
TAXATION: The trouble with pulling the wool over the taxpayer’s eyes is that after a while they begin to recognize the yarn. – S. G., quoted in READER’S DIGEST. – So far, their enlightenment process took much too much time. - JZ, 22.3.11. - JOKES
TAXATION: The ultimate answer to taxes is the refusal to pay. Be prepared. – JZ
TAXATION: the unfairness of forcing some people to pay for programs which others use. Whether or not the program is considered “good” or “needed” is not the issue here.” - Sam Wells Jr., OPTION, 4/.77.
TAXATION: The various “free” services provided via taxation usually cost much more than they are worth and would be supplied better and more cheaply by private enterprise or cooperative or mutual aid competitors. But the whole coercive and propaganda and mis-education system territorial States have set up do keep them alive. – JZ, 10.9.99, 20.7.08.
TAXATION: the very existence of taxation and the State necessarily sets up a class division between the exploiting rulers and the exploited ruled." - Murray N. Rothbard, For a New Liberty, p.11.
TAXATION: The very nature of taxation precludes a taxpayer from being properly represented: A crime victim is never represented by the criminal! JZ, 81.
TAXATION: The very use of compulsion which taxation must resort to removes it from the field of commerce, puts it squarely in the field of politics. Taxes cannot be compared to dues paid to a voluntary organization, for such services as one expects to obtain from membership, because the choice of withdrawing does not exist. Frank Chodorov - Liberty Quotations – Facebook, 15.1.14.
TAXATION: The wads of worthless paper money were growing heavier in the pockets of the nation, but there was less and less for that money to buy." - Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged, p.1004. – If they were already quite worthless, they would already be generally refused! – JZ, 17.10.08.
TAXATION: The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation. – Vladimir Lenin– in www.strike-the-root.com - & INFLATION
TAXATION: The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation." - Lenin
TAXATION: the way we should go about doing things should make the rich richer, the poor richer, and the IRS poorer.” – G. Harry Stine and Wilfred C. Smith, Laughing All the Way to Orbit, ANALOG, Feb. 88m, p. 69.
TAXATION: The Welfare State will decline when the votes of the people who think they benefit are exceeded by the votes of those who know they pay for what they do not get." - THE INDIVIDUALIST, vol. 4, No. 2.
TAXATION: The whole population of Al Hogarija in Yemen assembled in the mosque to celebrate a thanksgiving - after a fire had destroyed all files of the tax office.” - From DIE WELT, 31.12.1954. – JOKES
TAXATION: The wisdom of man never yet contrived a system of taxation that would operate with perfect equality.” – Andrew Jackson, Proclamation to the People of South Carolina, Dec. 10, 1832. – Taxation itself is unwise. – JZ, 21.11.85. And it establishes the basic inequality between the taxed and the taxes, between the tax-payers and the tax money recipients. – But man was always foolish enough to find some excuses for wrongful acts like taxation. - JZ, 25.7.08.
TAXATION: The word 'taxation' belongs to the slang of criminals. – JZ, 1974.
TAXATION: The worker is no longer free to work for himself. He has been subjected, under various pretences, to numerous looters - who use all of the State's power against him. – JZ, n.d.
TAXATION: The workers pay most of the taxes, directly or indirectly. – JZ, 25.8.75.
TAXATION: The working man pays the lion’s share: The wealthy pays very little tax – mostly they pay less than you and I, yet earn millions.” - SAVE AUSTRALIA ALLIANCE, August/September 1907, p.3, ed. by Dale Chorley – But the poor are still being fooled into believing that the rich people are soaked by taxes, to make the own taxes appear more bearable in comparison. - Let them secede from each other! – Then the rich as well as the poor will be better off or at least have less reason to complain about the other. – As freedom lovers we should be glad that at least some people are almost free from direct taxes. The rich are certainly not free from all indirect ones under territorialism. - JZ, 15.4.09. firstname.lastname@example.org www.saveaustraliaalliance.com.au/ - PANARCHISM, SECESSIONISM,
TAXATION: The worst “robbing hoods”, judging by their total “take”, are those working for the tax departments. – JZ, 21.8.93.
TAXATION: The worst deals are those involuntarily and indirectly “bought” by taxpayers with their taxes. – JZ, 11.9.88. – No bargains there. Only illusions, delusions, disappointments and “lemons”. – JZ, 6.8.08.
TAXATION: The wrongful, irrational, harmful and even absurd religion which e.g. both, Jews and Arabs, as well as all too many other people of various faiths do share, is that of territorial nationalism and territorial statism. – Without it they could all get along with each other quite peacefully and tolerantly. – JZ, 25.8.93, 19.7.08.
TAXATION: Theft is still theft even if done by legislation." - John A. Goodson
TAXATION: Theft is theft, … no matter who does the stealing or how many wish it done.” - L. Neil Smith, Bretta Martyn, p.286.
TAXATION: Their own subjects they mulct under the euphemism 'taxation'". – Laurance Labadie, What Is Man's Destiny?
TAXATION: There are 116 business taxes, so-called, in the price of a suit of clothes. All such taxes are passed on to the ultimate consumer – the individual citizen.” - Ronald Reagan, p.106, in “Sincerely, Ronald Reagan”, a collection of his letters, compiled by his secretary Helene von Damm, 1976. – Would people voluntarily pay such taxes and as many? – JZ, 16.9.07.
TAXATION: There are all too many people around who legally or illegally interfere with property. The worst and the most harmful ones have the law on their side. – JZ, 75/81. - PROPERTY
TAXATION: There are moral principles that stand much higher than those of the Tax Department. The Tax Department says, in effect: What is yours is largely mine! – The resisting taxpayer states in effect: What is mine is mine to keep or spend, give away or invest. Everything is mine that I have peacefully and honestly acquired or produced or worked for. – JZ, 11.2.88, 2.8.08. – MORALITY, ETHICS, PROPERTY RIGHTS, OWNERSHIP
TAXATION: There are more than 150 different taxes represented in the price of a loaf of bread. – Federal spending has increased by some 15,000 percent between 1929 and 1975, while population rose only by 80 percent.” - David Boaz, in a YAF leaflet.
TAXATION: There are no other rightful claims to the products of the labor of others than those arising out of free agreements." - LERNZIEL ANARCHIE, Nr. 5.
TAXATION: There are thousands of taxes these days but, alas, no place where the taxpayer can hide.” – TIMES, St. Louis, quoted in SOUTHERN LIBERTARIAN MESSENGER, 11/83.
TAXATION: There are times when I suspect that the first of our 'natural resources' to be exhausted may turn out to be the American taxpayer." - Edgar B. Speer, THE FREEMAN, 3/74.
TAXATION: There are two distinct classes of men - those who pay taxes and those who receive and live upon taxes.” - Thomas Paine - TAX CONSUMERS VS. TAX VICTIMS
TAXATION: There are two distinct classes of men in the nation, those who pay taxes, and those who receive and live upon the taxes. - Thomas Paine – TAX-SLAVERY, MODERN FEUDALISM, SERFDOM
TAXATION: There be many Caesars // Ere such another Julius. Britain is // A world by itself, and we will nothing pay // For wearing our own noses.” – Cloten, 3,1,11, in Shakespeare, Symbeline, - Hyman Quotations, p.304.
TAXATION: There can be no true condition of rest in society, there can be no perfect friendliness amongst men who differ in opinions, as long as either you or I can use our neighbor and his resources for the furtherance of our ideas and against his own. The present power to levy taxes compulsorily seems to me the inner keep, the citadel of the whole question of liberty; and until that strong-hold is leveled to the ground, I do not think that men will ever clearly realize that to compel any human being to act against his own convictions is essentially a violation of the moral order, a cause of human unrest, and a grievous misdirection of human effort. Of the immediate ill effects, of the waste, of the extravagance, of the jobbery, that are all born of the compulsory taking of taxes, I will not speak here. The first and greatest question is whether to help oneself to one's neighbor's property by force is or is not morally right." - Auberon Herbert, in Mack edition p.164.
TAXATION: There cannot be a good tax nor a just one; every tax rests its case on compulsion. – Frank Chodorov, 1887-1966, in: Out of Step, p.239. American Essayist and Journalist – It is part and parcel of any territorial government over any number of involuntary subjects. - JZ, 24. 11. 06. - Nevertheless, as a follower of Henry George he managed to advocate the “single tax”. – JZ, 5.4.12. – At least some Georgists established communities to practise their single tax system among themselves only. – JZ, 29.6.13. - GOOD & JUST? - BASED UPON COMPULSION & THEREFORE IT IS UNACCEPTABLE TO ALL WHO HAVE NOT GIVE THEIR INDIVIDUAL CONSENT TO IT. SINGLE TAX, GEORGISTS
TAXATION: There cannot be a good tax, or a just one; therefore, every tax rests its case on political power. And the power behind every levy fattens on its collections, while the power of the individual is commensurately weakened. The ultimate of the progressive process of taxation is the absorption of all production by the state – which is the ideal of socialism.” - Frank Chodorov, Taxation Is Robbery, in Fugitive Essays, p.285/86. – Of State-socialism or State capitalism only! – JZ, 5.8.08.
TAXATION: There has never been a perfect taxation system in the world and there never will be." - Arthur A. Shenfield, Trial by Taxation , in Right Turn, ed. by Dr. Rhodes Boyson, p.28.
TAXATION: There is a grim jest to the effect that if the rebels of 1775 thought that taxation without representation was an outrage, they should only have lived to see it WITH representation." - Libertarian Handbook, 1973, p.31. - REPRESENTATION
TAXATION: there is invariably a concentration of power. And it is power that enables the thumbs to turn down. Withdraw that power and the exactions would no more be possible than it would be possible for an infant to intimidate a grown man.” – Stanton A. Coblentz, The Long Road to Humanity, p. 458. - POWER, CENTRALIZATION, TERRITORIALISM
TAXATION: There is just one thing I can promise you about the outer-space program: Your tax dollar will go farther.” – Werner von Braun. – Why didn’t his imagination go farther than financing space research via taxation and grants for military purposes? He did not care much whether his rocket hobby was promoted by the Nazis, for their purposes or by militarists and taxers in other countries, for their purposes, not even when many of his rockets were used to carry nuclear war-heads. – Should we not dispense with the services of as immoral “scientists”? – JZ, 2.8.08. - JOKES
TAXATION: There is no art which one government sooner learns of another than that of draining money from the pockets of the people." -Adam Smith , The Wealth of Nations www.thelibertarianrepublic.com - Allen Kraus shared The Libertarian Republic's photo. – Facebook, 9.10.13.
TAXATION: There is no art which government sooner learns of another than that of draining money from the pockets of the people. –Adam Smith
TAXATION: There is no art which government sooner learns of another than that of draining money from the pockets of the people.” – Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations. – With the exception of tax anticipation warrants, issued soundly as its only paper money, using a sound value standard and having no legal tender power in general circulation. – With it, according to numerous historical precedents, it could anticipate the taxes for up to the next 3 months and supply the economy with sufficient suitable currency to pay its taxes. Naturally, this should not be the only currency allowed. It would use this paper money to pay all its expenses. And it could not increase this circulation – unless it increased taxes. But present governments have, apparently, all forgotten about this monetary tradition. - JZ, 23. 11. 06, 13.4.09. - & TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENTS, TAX FOUNDATION MONEY, THE ONLY MONEY A GOVERNMENT SHOULD ISSUE, AS LONG AS IT IS STILL ALLOWED TO EXIST & TO LEVY TAXES
TAXATION: There is no fair way to steal people’s money.” – NYLP, 11/90. - FAIRNESS, FAIR TAXES,
TAXATION: There is no justification or excuse for any compulsory taxes. - JZ, 30.1.02.
TAXATION: There is no lingering gratitude for tax cuts.” – Treasurer Keating, in Radio News, 13.4.89. – Why should there be? – JZ, 7.4.09. Should there really be any gratitude for no longer being robbed to the extent of these tax cuts? – JZ, 13.4.89. - - Moreover, most of these “cuts” are not absolute cuts of the total tax take but only “cuts” of planned tax increases, announced beforehand, to really frighten people and then being reduced to show how “generous” our lords and masters are to us. - Often they are merely a cover for the total tax take being increased in other ways. – JZ, 25.8.92. 5.8.08. – Even if they were genuine tax cuts, under as heavy a tax burden as we suffer under now, the actual tax revenue can very well be increased by reducing the tax rate. This is an experience already known to the ancient Chinese and only very occasionally rediscovered by some economist, political scientist or even a politician and finance minister or treasurer and then applied. Do not forgive most of them, for they do not really know – or care – what they are doing to us, as long as they are in power and their salaries etc. etc. and pension funds are good for them. – JZ, 5.8.08.
TAXATION: There is no reason to believe that ... the avoidance of tax has a more distortening effect on business activity than that caused by taxation. … there are circumstances in which avoidance obviously mitigates the distorting effect of taxation." - Arthur A. Shenfield, in "The Political Economy of Tax Avoidance" in R. Harris & A. Seldon, “Not from Benevolence", p.154. - distorting? distortioning? - JZ
TAXATION: There is no such thing as a fair and a just tax.” – R. C. Hoiles, quoted by K. E. Grubbs, Jr., in LIBERTARIAN REVIEW, U.S., 3/77.
TAXATION: There is no such thing as a fair tax, no more so than a fair robbery. – JZ, 1.12.92. – The only exception would be the taxes of voluntary communities, from which members would be free to secede, individually or in whole groups. – JZ, 25.7.08.
TAXATION: There is no such thing as a good tax system any more than there is a good robbery or a good government, a good politician or a good bureaucrat. – JZ, 1.8.99, 19.7.08.
TAXATION: There is no such thing as a good tax." - Winston Churchill, quoted by Douglas Darby, sharing ForAmerica's photo. - Facebook, 15.4.12. - Did W. C. abolish a single one, while he had the chance? – JZ, 4.9.12.
TAXATION: There is no such thing as a temporary tax or a permanent press.” – J. G., quoted in READER’S DIGEST, 10/81, p.92. - JOKES
TAXATION: There is no taking without loss!" - Daniel P. Dern, ANALOG, 10/76.
TAXATION: There is no taxation like: no taxation! – JZ, 9.10.93.
TAXATION: There is no truth to the rumor that the IRS is staffed with reformed muggers,” says Al Batt. “They are not reformed – they’re just better dressed.” – SOUTHERN LIBERTARIAN MESSENGER, 1/78, p.7. - JOKES
TAXATION: There is no worse tyranny than to force a man to pay for what he does not want merely because YOU think it would be good for him.” - Robert Heinlein, The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress.” - TRANSFER SOCIETY, GOVERNMENT SPENDING, BUDGET, TERRITORIALISM
TAXATION: There is one difference between a tax collector and a taxidermist – the taxidermist leaves the hide.” – Mortimer Caplan, TIME, Feb. 1, 1963. - JOKES
TAXATION: There is only one way to kill capitalism – by taxes, taxes, and more taxes.” – Karl Marx. - The supposedly anti-communist and anti-socialist governments, wrongfully called capitalistic ones, raise even more in total tax revenues than the communist and state socialist ones! – JZ, 13.4.09. - MARXISM VS. CAPITALISM, FREE ENTERPRISE, FREE EXCHANGE & THE FREE MARKET, COMPULSORY TAXATION, STATE SOCIALISM, NATIONAL COMMUNISM
TAXATION: There is something abhorrent about sharing one’s earnings with a seemingly irresponsible structure of management.” – B. & F. Sterling, Will Roger’s World, p.94.
TAXATION: There is, I believe, one principle, and only one principle, upon which taxation could be based which avoids injustice to any citizen. It is the same principle which underlies all market transactions: You pay for what you get." - George C. Leef, THE FREEMAN, 9/78, p. 562. I would add: "and had ordered". – JZ
TAXATION: There should not be any taxes – unless you want to pay for service." - Owen Warrington, in AIR discussion, 1973/4.
TAXATION: There was another promise that America held forth during most of its first century of unorganized existence. Except for the indentured, assuming they held to the terms of servitude, these immigrants knew they could keep all they produced; there was no tax-gatherer to claim a share of their earnings. This assurance of complete ownership induced industry and thrift. The immigrants therefore applied themselves to their tasks with vigor and in short order came up with an excess over consumption, a profit, which they invested in what we call capital : ships and shops and all sorts of devices to improve their output. Unfortunately, when their opulence became evident, the inevitable tax-gatherer showed up, and though his demands were modest they resented his presence and shortly threw him into the Atlantic Ocean. This took some doing- in fact, seven years of war - but, being men of freedom, they thought the effort worthwhile." - Frank Chodorov, The Income Tax, p.151. – Was actually a single tax collector thrown into the ocean? – JZ. – It was already all too much territorially organized during its first century. – JZ, 29.6.13.
TAXATION: There's another major hurdle to a new year of prosperity: our tax code. No human being understands it. The current code, which runs over 8,000 pages and countless thousands more pages of IRS rulings and interpretations, is beyond redemption. … Incalculable amounts of the nation's intellectual brainpower are devoted to the dead-end task of coping with the current tax code. Over one-half million people in the U.S. make their living off it, whether in lobbying, lawyering, tax preparing, or accounting. … Americans spend five and one-half billion hours a year filling out tax forms … and spend between $100 billion and $300 billion to comply with the current code. –Malcolm S. Forbes – Date? The current figures for the USA and for other States may be much worse. – JZ, 3.4.12. – TAX SLAVERY
TAXATION: There's only one kind of tax that would please everybody - one that nobody but the other guy has to pay.” - Earl Wilson. – Another version: “There's only one kind of tax that would please everybody - one that nobody but the other fellow has to pay." - Earl Wilson, in READERS DIGEST, 10/81. - JOKES
TAXATION: There’s another major hurdle to a new year of prosperity: our tax code. No human being understands it. The current code, which runs over 8,000 pages and countless thousands more pages of IRS rulings and interpretations, is beyond redemption. Incalculable amounts of the nation’s intellectual brainpower are devoted to the dead-end task of coping with the current tax code. Over one-half million people in the U.S. make their living off it, whether in lobbying, lawyering, tax preparing, or accounting. … Americans spend five and one-half billion hours a year filling out tax forms … and spend between $100 billion and $300 billion to comply with the current code.” – Malcolm S. Forbes. - - In short, even before the government more or less wastes the extorted funds, much waste results from gathering them. - JZ, 23. 11. 06. - PROSPERITY & THE TAX CODE
TAXATION: These indirect extractions, // Take much of what they earn; // They go to distant projects, // Which are of no concern. // … There would be far less pressure, // Less hardship and dismay, // If those, who gained the blessings // Were called upon to pay. // Our mode of high taxation, // Which strangulates and kills, // The pursuit of the farmers // Secluded in the hills.” – From a poem by J. S. Rankin, in PROGRESS, 10/76.
TAXATION: They can force you to pay taxes but they cannot enforce your approval for this extortion racket. – JZ, 9/81
TAXATION: They continue to impose harsh new taxes to satisfy the whims of politicians or to buy votes with expensive handouts and privileges to pressure groups..." – Workers Party, Economic Policy, NSW State Elections 1976.
TAXATION: They have transformed taxation into confiscation and expropriation." – Ludwig von Mises, Omnipotent Government, p.4.
TAXATION: They may differ in their approach, but if you think that our domestic brand is any less determined than the foreign variety, just try deducting from your tax bill your share of the cost of socialized housing in America. First, you will be fined. If you refuse to pay the fine, you will be sentenced to prison. If you resist the officer who is sent to arrest you - well, just what does happen in our country to persons who resist arrest?" - Admiral Ben Moreell, Log I, p.32.
TAXATION: They pretend to help you while they rob you and force you to help them in robbing you. – JZ, 22.10.03. – Unpaid and compulsory labor in their favor is still slave labor. – JZ, 26.10.07. - TAXATION OFFICE, REVENUERS, TAX COLLECTORS, TAX DECLARATIONS & RECORD KEEPING FOR TAX PURPOSES
TAXATION: They rule us by their laws and finance their impositions by tax levies. How much longer will we put up with the lie that it is our will that is being done? – JZ, 12.9.81. – Q.
TAXATION: They see taxation as … taking away free energy that might create more new things.” - Frank Herbert, Chapterhouse Dune, p.371.
TAXATION: They took infinite pains to inculcate, as a fundamental principle, that in all monarchies the people must in effect themselves, mediately or immediately, possess the power of granting their own money, or no shadow of liberty could subsist." - Edmund Burke, quoted in C. Bingham, Men and Affairs, p.20. - Taxation, even when lawful, does not realize this principle. Even in a direct democracy the dissenting minorities are not represented. – “The people”, there, too, is nothing but a convenient fiction. - JZ, 16.10.08.
TAXATION: They try even to tax us into voting by putting a penalty of $ 25 on non-voting! – JZ
TAXATION: They were not allowed to impose taxes on the kingdom." - (p. 146) - STUART, on the Constitution of England, the Saxon monarchs, quoted in Lysander Spooner, Works, II/55.
TAXATION: They were particularly aware of the fact that the power of the State is in proportion to its income, and made sure that the State would not go hog-wild by limiting its power to tax. ..." - Frank Chodorov, The Income Tax, p.126.
TAXATION: They're putting us on! The money collected from all the wealthy people in this country is not enough to run the government for a week, at the present rate of spending." - Edson I. Gaylord, 10.6.75, quoted in THE FREEMAN, 9/75., p. 526. – SOAK THE RICH?, PROGRESSIVE TAXATION
TAXATION: think about how much of that’ll get grabbed for taxes. Any other business, paying that much’d make me a major shareholder entitled to a seat on the board of directors.” –Dean McLaughlin, The Eternal Juice Machine, ANALOG, Feb. 1, 1982, p.112.
TAXATION: Think for thyself; and let no clown In trappings wield thee for his gain."- William Walstein Gordak, quoted in Reichert, Partisans of Freedom, p.316.
TAXATION: think of taxes as simply a matter of extortion by the biggest crooks who happen to live nearest to you." - Samuel R. Delany, Triton, 178.
TAXATION: Thinking of taxes as bribes to corrupt officials can have a salutary effect in demystifying the whole process of levying and collecting taxes, revealing it for what it really is, the ‘protection’ racket writ large.” – Erwin Strauss, How to Start Your Own Country, p.29.
TAXATION: This amounted to unrestricted hunting by local, State and Federal tax collectors." - V. Forbes, quoted in LIBERTARIAN OPTIMISM, 11/78
TAXATION: This burden prevents efficiency because the proliferation of taxes weakens the economy and effectiveness of tax administration; because it deters work, enterprise and saving; and because, beyond some point well below the present taxation level, the transfer of resources from private to governmental hands is a transfer from more economic to less economic uses." – Arthur A. Shenfield, Trial by Taxation, in Right Turn, ed. by Dr. Rhodes Boyson, p.29/30.
TAXATION: This communistic wedge, pounded by violence, opened an ever-widening crack in the wall of limitation on government. Here was formal acknowledgment of government as an agent of plunder. The final limit to the extent of the plunder against private property is everybody's total property. Beyond that the plunderer cannot plunder." - Leonard E. Read, "Instead of Violence", p.16.
TAXATION: This huge inventory of taxes has reduced once-proud Americans to the status of chattel slaves.” - Paul Roberts in his Feb. 7, 1996 column. - TAX SLAVERY
TAXATION: This is neither begging, borrowing, nor robbery; yet it has a twang of all of them.” – Phillip Massinger, The Guardian, Act V, sc.4.
TAXATION: This is the history of governments - one man does something, which is to bind another. A man who cannot be acquainted with me, taxes me; looking from afar at me ordains that a part of my labor shall go to this or that whimsical end - not as I, but as he happens to fancy. Behold the consequence. Of all debts men are least willing to pay the taxes. What a satire this is on government! Everywhere they think they get their money's worth, except in these." - Ralph Waldo Emerson, Politics.
TAXATION: This largely parasitic burden on the diminishing wealth-creating private sector must be drastically cut back." – Samel in "Dr. Rhodes Boyson, editor, “1985”, VI.
TAXATION: This nation … cannot continue to fill all the tin cups that are held out and grease all the hands extended palms up. …” – Congressman H. R. Gross. – Source & date not noted by me. – JZ
TAXATION: This repeats the all too common story of taxpayers having been forced to support government programs attempting to achieve one goal, only to later be forced to pay for an attempt to undo the earlier efforts.” – Robert J. Smith, Earth Resources: Private Ownership vs. Public Waste, p. 100. – Undoing former wrongs is not one of the strengths of territorial governments. They rather tend to impose further wrongs and their costs, via more laws, bureaucracies, taxes, measures and policies. Moreover, they tend to blame private enterprise and economic freedom – which they had suppressed, for the consequences of their former interventionism and then, with “good conscience” intervene even more, more wrongly and more harmfully. – JZ, 24.10.08. - GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS, GOVERNMENT MEASURES, WASTE, GOVERNMENTAL MISDIRECTION, PUBLIC MISMANAGEMENT
TAXATION: this shameless raid …” Lord BALOGH, - quoted in Henry Meulen's THE INDIVIDUALIST, 8/75.
TAXATION: This view that Washington is the enemy, and that any tax dollar paid there is a tax dollar wasted, is grotesque.” - Thomas Friedman, The Lexus and the Olive Tree, p.465, Harper Collins Publishers, ISBN 0 00 655139 4. – Is it, really? Who should decide? Voluntary members and subjects, through their various voluntary taxation systems. Statism only for Statists, Anarchism only for Anarchists, Libertarianism only for Libertarians, etc., Panarchism with its various panarchies, peacefully coexisting because of their very nature, for all. – JZ, 14.9.08. – , TAXATION, STATISM, PANARCHISM
TAXATION: Those favoring taxation want to be humane, charitable and public-spirited with other people’s money. JZ, 81.
TAXATION: Those tax exempt bonds were put in so that a town or a state or a government could sell more bonds than it ought to.” – Will Rogers. - TAX-EXEMPT GOVERNMENT SECURITIES, PUBLIC DEBT, INVESTMENTS IN TAX SLAVES
TAXATION: those who have nothing but their labor to sell, pay for the bounties handed to them, as well as for the administration of the handouts, although, to be sure, they believe (and are told) that they are getting something for nothing, that the "rich" pay all the taxes." - Frank Chodorov, Out of Step, p.213.
TAXATION: Those who pay taxes for the support of others are to that extent slaves to the recipients of welfare." – Paul Lepanto, "Return to Reason”, p.141.
TAXATION: Those who pay their taxes voluntarily for their own protection, and who can conceive of no better means whereby their homes and country can be saved from invasion except by the government method, do not really support government from a sense of duty. It is self-interest, clearly, in their case; and, when they force others to pay taxes and preach duty for others to follow, against what appears to them as their interests, they are attempting to bind obligation upon their fellows which they do not feel themselves in the same way." - John, Badcock, Jr., "Slaves to Duty."
TAXATION: Those who strain themselves to give taxation a moral character are under obligation to explain the State's preoccupation with hiding taxes in the price of goods." - Frank Chodorov, Out of Step, p.220.
TAXATION: thou shall not steal, even by majority vote … –Gary North, Conspiracy. – MAJORITY DESPOTISM, LAWS, LEGISLATION
TAXATION: Thou Shalt Not Steal!" - whether against the law or with it. – JZ, 12.9/81.
TAXATION: Though the people support the government, the government should not support the people.” - Stephen Grover Cleveland (1837-1908), Veto, Texas Seed Bill, February 16, 1887. - WELFARE STATE, GOVERNMENT VS. PEOPLE
TAXATION: though we long ago abolished debtor's prisons, we do have prisons for those who violate the income-tax laws." - Frank Chodorov, The Income Tax, p.107.
TAXATION: Through my own effort and skill I had made my business a success; the government hat contributed nothing. Why should the government take a larger cut?” - Piers Anthony, Politician, Bio of a Space Tyrant, vol. 3, 158. - Or any cut at all? - JZ - PROFIT, WEALTH, PROSPERITY
TAXATION: Through taxation people pay for their statist beliefs with large slices of their lives. Unfortunately, even the death penalty does not deter the true believer. – JZ
TAXATION: To all those asserting, when defending progressive taxation: 'You can afford it" or 'He can afford it!', one should take a big stick, hit them hard on their thick heads with it and then 'justify' one's action by saying to them: 'You can afford to suffer in this way because you are so thickheaded! - Moreover, your pain satisfies some of my needs and gives me great pleasure. This is just about equivalent to the pain you want inflicted upon others by means of taxation. – JZ, 78. -
TAXATION: To argue that government gives people services in return for the money it expropriates from them is, of course, irrelevant for the same type of reason explained in connection with “eminent domain” in the last chapter. If someone takes your money at gunpoint in an alley, but gives you something in return that you either do not want or did not bargain for, it does not make him any less a robber.” – R. J. Ringer, Restoring the American Dream, p.240.
TAXATION: To argue that the political party's 'tax' provides for some good and necessary service, does not alter the fact that the acquisition process was one of theft. During the 1930s, supporters of Adolph Hitler pointed to the many hospitals, social services and magnificent highways that were the product of his regime." - LEON, Sy Leon, None of the Above, p.118. - Of his tax victims, rather. – The forced labor employed in building these highways got just their meals, shelter and 50 Pfennige a day! - JZ, 17.10.08.
TAXATION: To be sure, the original Populists, and the aping Democrats and Republicans, to say nothing of the conscious Socialists, little thought that their income-tax gadget would ever be used to 'soak the poor’. It was an instrument, they thought, that could lend itself to no other purpose than to expropriate the rich in favor of the poor. How the poor would benefit from the expropriation, they did not explain; their intense hatred of the rich conveniently filled this vacuum in their argument. Their passion blinded them to the fact that this 'soak the rich' law would enable the government to filch the pay envelope." - Frank Chodorov, The Income Tax, p.51.
TAXATION: To compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves and abhors, is sinful and tyrannical.” – Thomas Jefferson. - How many items in the extremely long budget of present territorial governments, are really wanted by the average tax payer? How many of them are utilized in carrying out ideas and opinions that he is strongly opposed to? Tribute payment to centralized spending organizations must become replaced by voluntary contributions to communities only in which one is and remains a voluntary member. - JZ, 22. 11. 06. - COMPULSORY VS. VOLUNTARY TAXATION
TAXATION: To force a man to pay for the violating of his own liberty is indeed an addition of insult to injury. But that is exactly what the state is doing.” – Benjamin R. Tucker, Instead of a Book, 1893.
TAXATION: To help the poor and the middle classes, one must cut the tax rates of the rich.” – George Gilder, Wealth and Poverty. – “Gilder argues that only the rich have enough capital to stimulate rapid economic growth, and only reasonable tax rates (*) can induce them to invest rather than spend their money in unproductive ways.” – TIME, Feb. 9, 1981. - Alas, economic sense does not make sense to most voters, as products of government schools, and thus not to most political parties, either. – (*) A contradiction in terms! - JZ, 23.7.08. – POVERTY, WEALTH, SOAKING THE RICH
TAXATION: to me a man who does avoid taxes and therefore stops public squandering is a hero..." - Terry Arthur,"95% Is Crap", p. 229.
TAXATION: To rob Peter to pay Paul.” – Proverb of 14th c. – Hyman Quotations, p.276.
TAXATION: To say that we must find an alternate way of financing government before we reject income taxes is to say to a girl, being raped, that she cannot repel her attacker until she finds for him an alternate form of sexual gratification." - Henry Hohenstein - JOKES
TAXATION: To steal from one person is theft. To steal from many is taxation. - Jeff Daiell - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. - Daiell's Law (a take-off on Felson's Law). This crime continues to succeed only when it is well organized, legalized and also all too much supported by public opinion. – JZ, 26.3.12. - IS THEFT, EVEN ROBBERY
TAXATION: To tax and to please, no more than to love and to be wise, is not given to men.” – Edmund Burke, speech, On American Taxation, April 19, 1774.
TAXATION: To tax the community for the advantage of a class is not protection: it is plunder." - Benjamin Disraeli, Commons, 14.5.1850.
TAXATION: To tax the larger incomes at a higher percentage than the smaller is to lay a tax on industry and economy; to impose a penalty on people for having worked harder and saved more than their neighbours. - John Stuart Mill – - Principles of Political Economy (1848)" - Quoted by Nizam Ahmad – Facebook 1.10.13.
TAXATION: To the middle classes, however, income tax makes life into an endless treadmill. Even the most productive find themselves unable to accumulate significant capital." - Peter McAlpine, in The Occult Technology of Power.
TAXATION: Tobin told the cheering throng that “You can never call a tax fair when you are forced to pay against your will. It’s immoral to force me to pay for educational facilities when I don’t have any children to send to school. It’s immoral to force the elderly and retired to pay for schools that are no use to them.” – LIBERTARIAN FORUM, 8/77, quoting James Tobin. – EDUCATION, SCHOOLS
TAXATION: Today taxpayers pay to support the tax privileged classes. The middle class is the tax slave class. Congress creates tax loopholes for the rich and gives subsidies to various classes only to confuse the people." - Mike Tecton, view ascribed to him in SOUTHERN LIBERTARIAN MESSENGER, 5/77.
TAXATION: Today the average family pays more in taxes than for food, clothing, and shelter combined.” - Walter E. Williams, Do the Right Thing, Hoover Institution Press, 1995, p.64. – And such institutions are still called “Welfare States”! – JZ, 15.4.09. – TAXES COMPARED WITH LIVING EXPENSES
TAXATION: Today the freedom of the property-owner is being severely curtailed. Through the modern taxation system, the State has become a kind of joint proprietor, without sharing any part of the risk.” – Otto von Habsburg, The Social Order of Tomorrow, p.30. - PROPERTY RIGHTS – Has any of the Hohenzollern written a similar book? – JZ, 21.7.08.
TAXATION: Today they cost the American family more than food, clothing or shelter." - Robert Bartell, quoted in SOUTHERN LIBERTARIAN MESSENGER, 10/76.
TAXATION: Today, he concludes that the federal income tax is unconstitutional because tax laws deny equal civil rights to taxpayers by establishing tax classes." - Mike Tecton, view ascribed to him in SOUTHERN LIBERTARIAN MESSENGER, 5/77.
TAXATION: Today, people are beginning to understand that the government's account is overdrawn..." - Ayn Rand, "AYN RAND LETTER, 11.3.74.
TAXATION: Today's bushrangers come in the form of politicians who steal in ever-rising sums from the earnings and savings of the Australian people." - Doug, Anthony, quoted in THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 28.6.75. - For once I must agree with him. But this particular “bush ranger” is not resigning, either, but seems, instead, to enjoy being Deputy Prime Minister! - JZ
TAXATION: Tom Paine’s dictum, that “the taxes were not raised to carry on wars but that wars were raised to carry on taxes.” – Author and book title? I find this quote on page 159, which is headed: The Missionary Spirit. – JZ – WAR, GOVERNMENTS, TERRITORIALISM, POWERTAXATION: Too many are being paid too much for too little." - The 'King' of Warragamba, a self-proclaimed monarch-tax-resister, 11/9/75, also called sometimes "King Ron".
TAXATION: Total tax exemption for all but politicians and bureaucrats. – JZ, 17.12.93. – We should at least get something back from them. – JZ, 18.7.08.
TAXATION: Townsend, in his famous book Europe and Asia, ... wrote that the peasants 'were the stakes in the game, not the players. It is for the right of taxing them that all Indian revolutions, wars, invasions, movements of all kinds have occurred!" - Dr. G. T. Wrench: Land and Motherland, p.61. Replace "peasants" by "people"! – JZ
TAXATION: Treasury’s discussion paper dispels the popular illusion that the more we can shift the burden of taxation on to companies, the less tax you and I have to pay. – The sad truth is that, in the end, inanimate objects such as companies don’t pay tax, only humans do. – When governments impose taxes on business, the burdens of those taxes is shifted to humans. – It may be shifted forward to customers in the form of higher prices, or backward to employees in the form of lower wages. Failing that it’s shifted to the humans who ultimately own the business – which increasingly these days is likely to be you, in your guise as someone with superannuation savings.” - Ross Gittins, the Herald’s economics editor, THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, www.smh.com.au - Aug. 9-10, 08, p.41. - COMPANY TAX, TAXES ON BUSINESS, ON CORPORATIONS,
TAXATION: Trial by Taxation" - Arthur A. Shenfield,: in Right Turn, edited by Dr. Rhodes Boyson, p.28, in a chapter heading. - Trial by fire or trial by taxation? What is the difference? You are always -'proven' guilty and penalized. – JZ, 13.4.76.
TAXATION: Tribute is a synonym for taxation and a much more honest and realistic name. – JZ, 76.
TAXATION: Tribute to whom tribute is due.” – Bible, Romans, XIII, 7, ca. 55. - Tribute is due to nobody! – JZ, 6.11.85.
TAXATION: Two detectives discussing a murder case, in a rich man’s house. “We have to ask ourselves, … who stood to gain most from his death, and the answer is, of course, the Treasury.” – SUN HERALD, 26.8.73. - JOKES
TAXATION: Two gentlemen met at the seaside. "I," said the first, "believe only half of what people tell me." - "What s your profession?"- "I'm a lawyer." - "I believe twice what people tell me," said the second. - "What are you?" - "A taxation investigator." - TEMPO, Italy. – JOKES
TAXATION: Two points may be made about these hyper-rates: (1) they do not raise much revenue, but (2) they do hurt not only the rich but the poor, and tend to make them poorer." - Henry Hazlitt, The Conquest of Poverty, p.122. I tried, in vain, to get rid of the following line insertion. – JZ, 24.3.14.
TAXATION: Two tax officials in front of a grocery store. Above the store an open window, in which a man is seen, calling to someone behind him: “Isn’t that oil boiling yet?” – PUNCH, 3.9.75, p.351. – JOKES
TAXATION: Two things in life are certain: death and taxes. Death to taxes!” – David Taylor, 5.6.85.
TAXATION: Ultimately, of course, every American holds in his hands the most explosive weapon that possibly could be turned against such a government as that of the United States as it has developed. That weapon is the sword of tax refusal." - Karl Hess, The Lawless State, p.27/28. – A general refusal to accept the government’s currency would achieve the same. – JZ, 17.10.08.
TAXATION: Uncle Sam needs you! - Resist! Join the tax rebellion." - Libertarian Handbook, 1973.
TAXATION: Under freedom you could look after yourself - with your own money. – JZ, 75.
TAXATION: Under taxation and compulsory subordination under territorial States the “free vote” means a vote, once every few years, for politicians and daily payments for their daily decisions regarding all too many affairs of your own life and relationships, your own individual rights and liberties, rather than leaving you free to make your own choices for yourself, with your own money or at least free to select, individually, those among competing public service suppliers whom you still trust sufficiently. And this whole immense protection racket is misnamed political liberty and democratic self-government. – The alternatives to it, namely voluntary forms of taxation all under panarchism or free choice among societies and governments, is only rarely considered so far and this only by a few people. - JZ, 31.7.99, 19.7.08.
TAXATION: Under the graduated income tax someone working 75 hours per week may earn less per hour than someone working only 40 hours. Even higher overtime payments do often not make up for it. - (This is in accordance with 'spread the work’ “policies” and thus approved by all too many!) – JZ
TAXATION: Unless we have a society in which the producer enjoys the full fruits of his labor, our freedom is impaired precisely to the degree that political exactions deprive the man who works, whether with mind or muscle, of his production." - Admiral Ben Moreell, Log I., p.148.
TAXATION: Untax Us" - sticker mentioned in LIBERTARIAN OPTION, 9/75.
TAXATION: Various segments of archist societies are licensed to steal if not overtly (e.g. by collecting taxes) then covertly via de jure monopolistic practices. Can you name others?” - George Kysor, THE CONNECTION, No.122, p.70. - GOVERNMENTS: LICENSED TO STEAL, Q.
TAXATION: Very definitely has Frederic the Great expressed himself in favor of progressive taxation, in the instruction for the West Prussian contributions, 1772, to Roden the President of the Ministry of Finance. The protocol of Roden states: ‘If a rich man had an income of 5000 Thalers, then he could well give half of it, for he could live from the rest. But a poor man, earning only 80 Thalers could not give half of that amount because then not enough would be left for him to live on.’” – JZ tr. of the German original: “Sehr energisch has sich Friedrich der Grosse zu Gunsten des progressiven Steuerfusses geaeussert in der Instruktion fuer die westpreussische Kontribution 1772 an den Praesidentender Oberrechnungskammer Roden. Es heisst indem Protokoll Rodens: ’Wenn ein Reicher 5000 Thaler Einnahmen haette, so koennte er wohl die Haelfte abgeben, weil er dennoch leben koennte; ein Geringerer aber, wenn er 80 Thaler Einnahme haette, koennte davon nicht die Haelfte abgeben, indem er alsdann nichts zu leben haette; bei diesem waere es schon genug, wenn er von 80 Thalern einen Thaler gaebe.’“ – Zakrzewski, Die laendlichen Steuern, S. 83f., in: Gustav Cohn, System der Finanzwissenschaft, Stuttgart, Ferdinand Eule, 1899, S. 262. – Property rights are, typically, not recognized here at all. The royal „right“ or prerogative to tax subjects is presupposed. The only consideration is: How much can be taxed away without killing the victim, so that he can be taxed again and again. Presupposed is also that everybody would be entitled to the State’s “services” and disservices, though not to all the private services that could and should be competitively supplied. On the same principle Doctors sometimes charged different prices for medical services and Governments subsidized e.g. bread, transport, rent, other prices, while charging high taxes on supposed “luxuries”. - Everybody ought to pay his way – until disabled. And then he should be covered by his voluntary social insurance, mutual aid, fraternity or, credit contracts or societies or helped by charity. – JZ, 15.9.90. - , PROGRESSIVE TAXATION
TAXATION: Very many people believe that taxation of the higher income groups simply means a limitation of expenditure on the part of those groups and that what is siphoned off from their purchasing power can thus be directed to social ends in the lower income groups. This is an obvious elementary error; for it should be obvious that higher incomes provide the foundations which are essential to certain functions of society. Capital formation, investment, cultural expenditure, patronage of the arts and many other things could be listed under that head. Now, the more the higher income groups are eradicated by progressive taxation, the less likely it is that functions of this kind will be carried out. - Wilhelm Roepke - Liberty Quotations – Facebook, 29.8.13. - PROGRESSIVE TAXATION, SOAK THE RICH, REDISTRIBUTIONISM,CAPITAL DESTRUCTION BY GOVERNMENTS RESULT IN FURTHER IMPOVERISHMENT
TAXATION: Via taxes productive people are, so to speak, gradually cannibalized, into food for others, over and over again. – JZ, 4.7.92.
TAXATION: Voluntary taxation would keep taxes few, simple and low. – JZ, n.d. & 30.10.07. They would be more like voluntary contributions or subscriptions than the currently coercively levied tributes. – They would not tend to multiply the number of taxes, their total amounts and government powers, spending, programs and institutions. – In the absence of territorial supply monopolies, competitive free pricing would tend to become introduced for all competitively provided public services that are really wanted and for the privately supplied competitive services. - JZ, 30.10.07. - PANARCHISM
TAXATION: Vote no on every tax override." - Gary North, in "reason", Oct. 73. - I'd rather say: Vote no on every tax - except those you impose on yourself only. – JZ
TAXATION: Vote to have yourself taxed - but don't tax others through your vote. – JZ, 75, after reading a remark by John Hospers in reason, 9/72. - VOTING
TAXATION: Voting: All is does is give you a pick on who will pick your pocket. – JZ, n.d. - VOTING
TAXATION: Wake up and work for yourself rather than for every bum who asserts his need for your money - through the political channels. – JZ, 75/81.
TAXATION: Wanninski puts together a model with two tools borrowed from Arthur Laffer of the University of Southern California – the “wedge model” and the “Laffer Curve". Taxes and regulations create a “wedge” between what business pays for labor and capital and what workers and investors ultimately receive. …” - Alan Reynolds, Wedges and Curves, in REASON, 12/78. – REGULATIONS, WORKERS, BUSINESSMEN, LABOR, CAPITAL
TAXATION: Warning! Taxation is hazardous to your liberty. The medieval serf was taxed 25% of his wealth. You, a 'free; American, are taxed more than 45% of your entire wealth." – Source?
TAXATION: We are all being "... extorted by every form of direct and indirect, and unequal taxation." - Lysander Spooner, No Treason, VI/55, in Works, I.
TAXATION: we are all virtually fined by taxation whenever we employ each other." - S. S. Gilchrist, in an essay: The Keynesian Myth and Stagflation.
TAXATION: We are going to tax and tax, spend and spend, elect and elect.’ – Franklin D. Roosevelt. - - At least that promise he did keep. - JZ, 23. 11. 06. - Nobody can deny that he and his supporters did just that. – JZ, 7.1.08. - & SPENDING MANIA OF GOVERNMENTS & POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS
TAXATION: We are living in a sick society filled with people who would not directly steal from their neighbor but who are willing to demand that the government do it for them. – William L. Comer – WELFARE STATE
TAXATION: We are not the bosses of taxpayers; they are ours.” – T. Coleman Andrews, Director, Internal Revenue Service, 1955. – Apparently, many of his subordinates did need such a reminder. – But, can I, individually, fire them, as their boss? That would really demonstrate my position as their boss. Alas, I could do so only as a voluntary members in a panarchy that no longer satisfied me, so that I would, individually and freely, secede from it. – JZ, 2.8.08. – PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARY TAXATION.
TAXATION: We are often told that there are many things that must be done on time, such as paying income taxes. The fact is that one need only file on time. Paying later is fine as long as you pay the fine. But because the penalty carries a lower interest rate than many financial institutions pay on the same money, it's practical to procrastinate in paying Uncle Sam." - Les Waas, in OMNI, 1/80, under “Last Word”. - If the penalty consists only on paying a relatively low interest on the amount paid belatedly, then this is fine. To have to pay double the tax, as a penalty, would be another matter. In the first case the advantage would also consist in having to pay the total and the imposed interest from an income much increased, nominally, due to inflation. – JZ
TAXATION: We are robbed daily.” – Dr. H. L. Soper, PROGRESS PARTY NEWSLETTER, 10.3.84. – By our supposed protectors. – JZ, 30.3.84.
TAXATION: We are supposed to pour still more money down the governmental rat-hole!" - Murray N. Rothbard, For a New Liberty, p.199.
TAXATION: We are taxed today in everything we have or do, and tax compounds upon tax." - I. R. Ybarra, THE MATCH, 6/75.
TAXATION: We are, so Mr. Schiff suggests, contributing to our own destruction by paying taxes to a government that engages in so many unlawful and criminal activities that it makes the Mafia look lily-white by comparison. This poses a nice question for the taxpayer: if you cooperate with a thief, doesn't that make yourself the perpetrator of an unlawful act?" - John Chamberlain in THE FREEMAN, 5/76, in reviewing Irvin A. Schiff's "The Biggest Con".
TAXATION: We call ourselves tax patriots. We refuse to pay taxes on patriotic grounds. Paying taxes is actually evil for the country, true patriots don’t finance their own destruction.” – Robert Clarkson of Anderson, quoted in SOUTHERN LIBERTARIAN MESSENGER, 9/81. - PATRIOTISM
TAXATION: We can legislate ourselves into a free-for-all world. I would prefer to pay my money and take my choice. At least in these circumstances, what I see is what I get. In a free-for-all, one seldom gets even this much. What you don't see is what you get, such as a fist in the ear. Those who are productive tend to do poorly in slug-fests, and those who are expert brawlers are not very efficient producers. A world of production can afford a few brawls, but a world of constant brawling starves." - Gary North, THE FREEMAN, 12/73.
TAXATION: We can no longer say that man has a right to enjoy the fruits of his labor, but only that man is permitted to enjoy that which the state does not demand be put to purposes of its choosing." - George C. Leef, THE FREEMAN, 9/78, p.562.
TAXATION: We cannot be happy without being free; we cannot be free without being secure in our property; we cannot be secure in our property if, without our consent, others may, as by right, take it away; taxes imposed on us by Parliament do thus take it away.” – John Dickinson: Letter from a Farmer in Pennsylvania to the Inhabitants of the British Colonies, 1767. – PARLIAMENT, PROPERTY, CONSENT, DEMOCRACY
TAXATION: We cannot permanently and all of us live by consuming our capital. Thus we must live out of the profits from the current productivity and this depends largely on the maintenance and growth of our capital including that of ability to labor productively. Thus as long as there are taxes, income taxes make more economic sense than do capital taxes. – An argument by Ulrich von Beckerath, in my words, JZ, 20.7.91. – Naturally, one’s own labor power also considered and self-exploited, as capital, constitutes also a very important and powerful capital and thus income taxes on it do also amount to a tax on capital. Its total value, over a life-time, as measured in its wages and salaries, added up, does, at least in somewhat developed countries, often amount to astonishingly large sums. If enough employees became aware of this, they would become less sympathetic to taxes on other kinds of capital as well. – JZ, 5.8.08, 22.3.11. – TAXES ON CAPITAL & TAXES ON LABOR CAPITAL,
TAXATION: We cannot restore traditional American freedom unless we limit the government's power to tax. No tinkering with this, that, or the other law will stop the trend toward socialism. We must repeal the Sixteenth Amendment. – Frank Chodorov in The Income Tax: Root of all Evil (PDF) – Much more ought to be repealed or otherwise abolished, at least for all dissenting volunteers. – JZ, 25.4.13. - FREEDOM, LIMITED GOVENRMENT, INCOME TAX, TAXATION
TAXATION: We contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.” – Winston Churchill (1903). – www.strike-the-root.com - That stupidity is currently practised by most governments, once again, via their bail-out schemes. The only difference is that they are mainly using the inflation tax., just printing and distributing more of their forced and exclusive currency, while continuing their monetary and financial despotism, that caused the crisis in the first place. Their “solution”, as usual, will make matters worse. – JZ, 13.4.09. - & SOCIAL ENGINEERING, SUBSIDIES, PROGRESSIVE TAXATION, DEATH DUTIES, COMPANY TAXES, WELFARE STATE, RE-DISTRIBUTIONISM ETC.
TAXATION: We don’t seem able to check crime, so why not legalize it and then tax it out of business? – Will Roger. - The biggest criminals, the territorial politicians, were always opposed to the competition from small criminals. – JZ, 20.9.07. – Although they pretended to be our protectors, they could not even solve this relatively minor crime problem. – Instead, they made it worse, e.g. by Prohibition and the Anti-Drug War. – JZ, 15.4.09. Their prisons have often been described as schools for criminals. Their legislation multiplies at least what their consider to be "crimes" against their laws, even if they have no other and real victims. - JZ, 24.3.11. - & CRIME, JOKES
TAXATION: we each work more than two and a half hours of each eight hours just to pay our taxes." - Lowell Ponte, Libertarian Handbook, 1973, p.34.
TAXATION: We have a system that increasingly taxes work and subsidizes non-work.” – Milton Friedman, 1977. – Well, it could hardly exist if it did not exact a tribute upon all work and private property and were confined only to those, who do not work and who do not own any property except themselves. – JZ 7.10.07. - That is just one of the symptoms of the disease of territorialism. – JZ, 5.4.12. - TAXATION ON WORK & SUBSIDIES FOR NOT WORKING! WELFARE STATE
TAXATION: We have direct control over the dollars that we spend individually, however, we lose direct control over our dollars when we pay them out as taxes. The control then becomes diffused and political and hard for any one of us as an individual to do very much about." - Earl L. Butz, THE FREEMAN, 7/74.
TAXATION: We have had enough. We are not going to pay these taxes." - The 'King' of Warragamba, a self-proclaimed monarch-tax-resister, 11.9.75. – An international survey about the successes or failures of all these individual tax resisters would be enlightening. At least in one US case, 1990, a cruel and unusual punishment was involved: The “culprit”, an old and very sick man, was imprisoned, far away from his wife, and the tax “debt” was increased beyond any possibility of paying it. – His wife was forced to sell some of his books to get some cash. – I believe governments are “setting deterrent examples” by such treatments. - JZ, 18.10.08.
TAXATION: we have not been getting our money's worth...throwing increasing amounts of the taxpayer's money at very real social and economic problems has made them worse, not better." - Milton Friedman, NEWSWEEK, 9.2.76.
TAXATION: We have vast resources, surpluses, and a residuum of collective loyalty and humanitarianism. Neither of those conditions need prevail. Taxes can end both, and there are signs they are working to that goal ..." - GALAXY, 9/77, p. 83.
TAXATION: We know that because of a man's right of ownership, it is morally wrong for any of his wealth to be taken from him without his consent. But this is precisely what taxation does: the citizen is forced to pay money over to his government. Only one conclusion can logically follow: All taxation is theft." – Paul Lepanto, "Return to Reason”, p.135.
TAXATION: We live in a land of real people, most of whom react to government as that thing which eats out their substance (Jefferson's phrase from the Declaration of Independence).” - Lowell Ponte, Libertarian Handbook, 1973, p.34. – Alas, most Americans, too, have turned into territorial statists and have granted the State the sanction of its victims. – JZ, 17.10.08.
TAXATION: We live in a very low state of the world, and pay unwilling tribute to governments founded on force. There is not, among the most religious and instructed men of the most religious and civil nations, a reliance on the moral sentiment, and a sufficient belief in the unity of things to persuade them that society can be maintained without artificial restraints, as well as the solar system, or that the private citizen might be reasonable, and a good neighbor, without the hint of a jail or a confiscation." - Ralph Waldo Emerson, Politics, quoted in Sprading, Liberty, p.152. – FORCE, STATE, GOVERNMENTS, COMPULSION, COERCION, TERRITORIALISM
TAXATION: We may not always recognize it, but government plays a bigger role in our lives than any other single person or institution. We spend nearly half of our lives working to pay for it. Children spend more time in government schools than they do with their parents. Birth, death, marriage, every area of our lives feels the influence of government.” - Harry Browne, when Presidential Candidate of the Libertarian Party - & GOVERNMENT
TAXATION: We need tax cut not tax shifts.” – Ed Clark
TAXATION: We need tax relief, not tax reform. Repeal Marxist Income Tax!" – Source? – Repeal or otherwise abolish all compulsory taxation as a form of enslavement. – JZ, 29.6.13. - TAX REFORM?
TAXATION: We pay more taxes to have more public money wasted and still more taxes extracted from us. – JZ, 14.12.85.
TAXATION: we prey on ability and willingness in order to subsidize indolence." - Charley Goodman, "All these rights", THE FREEMAN, 1/78.
TAXATION: we see a newer, emerging pattern of class warfare: the governing class (or tax consumers) versus working people (or tax payers).” – Timothy Condon, REASON, 9/80, p. 55. - CLASS WARFARE
TAXATION: We shall tax and tax and tax and spend and spend and spend.” – Harry Hopkins, President Franklin Roosevelt’s confidant and alter ego, quoted by Arthur Shenfield in REASON, 8/76. – GOVERNMENT SPENDING
TAXATION: we should ask about every public project, 'Is it worth what it costs if we had to pay for it directly?’ " - Earl L. Butz, THE FREEMAN, 7/74.
TAXATION: We should have an end also to … crushing and inevitably inequitable taxation, to the ever increasing and unnatural meddling of politics in all things, …” – Bastiat, in - G. C. Roche III, Bastiat, A Man Alone, p.230.
TAXATION: We should hold elections every year, because there never seem to be tax increases in an election year." - Earl Wilson, READER’S DIGEST, 11/76. - JOKES
TAXATION: We should make it a complete tax strike. Taxes are by now unpopular enough. To stop ordinary taxation you have to refuse to pay money to the government. To stop taxation through inflation you have to refuse to accept payment- if offered in its deteriorated legal tender money. – JZ, 1.6.76.
TAXATION: We should not only be able to laugh about the antics of taxation but even to laugh it out of existence! – JZ, 2.8.08. - JOKES
TAXATION: We should not see to it that there are more involuntary taxpayers but, rather, that there are no involuntary taxpayers at all. – Fair prices or charges for monopoly services supplied can only be determined once the monopoly is abolished and free competition is introduced for all public services that are still wanted. - JZ, 1.11.92, 25.7.98.
TAXATION: We should start a subscription fund to retire all tax collectors immediately, on a full pension. – JZ
TAXATION: We tried, in vain, to elect genuine representatives – not taxation authorities and automated robots for producing still more wrongful laws. – JZ, 18.7.85, 4.8.08. – REPRESENTATIVES, POLITICIANS
TAXATION: We will allow politicians to reduce or abolish taxes, but it is time the voice of the people was heard clearly before they are increased.” – Viv Forbes, in FINANCIAL REVIEW,14.7.77. – V. F. was a prominent spokesman for the libertarian Progress Party in Queensland. Now he is mainly concerned in countering the myths about Global Warming and its supposed causes. – JZ, 4.8.08. – REFERENDUM, PEOPLE
TAXATION: We work 2 days in 3 for the whackers in Canberra - to do for us what we could do better for ourselves!" - John Singleton, 20.10.76.
TAXATION: We, as taxpayers, have to PROVE why we should be ALLOWED to keep our OWN money that we have WORKED for, whilst there are more and more people trying to show us that welfare recipients not only have a RIGHT to more and more of our money, but that they should be ENCOURAGED to take it. THAT is the evil of the welfare state." - Bob Howard, in "FREE ENTERPRISE", Sept./Oct. 75.
TAXATION: We, i.e., the non-statists, should all be freed from taxes, not merely equally or fairly or monopolistically taxed. – JZ, 1.12.92, 25.7.08.
TAXATION: We, rather than politicians, bureaucrats and their favorites, should be free to spend all the money we have earned or have acquired otherwise, quite rightfully and peacefully. – JZ, 5.11.92, 25.7.08.
TAXATION: We’re in a position where half the people in America work for a living and the other half vote for it.” – William Simon, quoted in REASON, Feb. 78, p.25. - VOTING, WELFARE STATE
TAXATION: We’ve been taxing work and output and employment and we’ve been subsidizing non-work, leisure and unemployment. It should come a no shock from Economics 1 to find that in the United States we’ve been getting so little work and output and employment while we’re getting so much non-work, leisure and unemployment.” – ON LIBERTY, Nov. 79, “Laffer’s Logic”. – SUBSIDIES
TAXATION: We’ve got what it takes to take what you’ve got.” – Internal Revenue Service. - JOKES
TAXATION: wealth can be obtained by earning it, which is hard; or by seizing it - which is easier. (*) Of course, if a man seizes another man's property, the action is called a crime; but if done by a government, it is called, say, taxation or devaluation, or even deficit financing.” - Eugene Guccione, in "reason”, 4/74. - "(*) I would add here: "for criminals and governments." – JZ, 75.
TAXATION: Wealth should only be transferred by individual agreements not by collective voting. Individual budgeting rather than government budgets. - JZ, 28.1.02. - BUDGETS, WEALTH, EXCHANGE, SUBSCRIPTIONS & CONTRIBUTIONS VS. TRIBUTES OR TAXES
TAXATION: Weisman’s portrayal of the city government as a ‘fiscal junkie’ ”. – Lawrence White, LIBERTARIAN REVIEW, 11/77. – Governments have a “fix” on your earnings. – JZ, 21.11.82.
TAXATION: Well, fancy giving money to the Government! // Might as well have put it down the drain. // Fancy giving money to the Government! // Nobody will see the stuff again.” – A. P. Herbert, “Too Much!”TAXATION: What a pity that there is no karate or judo defence against the taxation department. – JZ, 9.1.78. – Love and hate are so often mobilized. Why is the hate against taxes not yet sufficiently mobilized? – Who does really love taxes except bureaucrats and politicians and their hand-out recipients? But even these recipients do, sometimes to often, pay more in taxes than they receive in hand-outs. Have they not learned to count, in government schools? - JZ, 2.8.08, 24.3.11.
TAXATION: What a predicament we have got ourselves into! Governments which should be our servants have been taken over by politicians who see only the opportunity to hold the intoxicating reins of power. They attempt to regulate our lives rather than discovering our real needs and desires, and they tell us what we are allowed to keep! They penalize us for going to work by stealing our wages through income tax, and they make goods dearer by imposing sales tax, petrol tax and other taxes on the transport of goods." - GOOD GOVERNMENT,12/75.
TAXATION: What about a bill of Parliament for the needs of the long-suffering and exploited taxpayers and their families? – JZ, 8.1.97. – They would be helped most by the repeal of all previous bills and the resolution to pass no further ones. – JZ, 18.7.08. - LAWS
TAXATION: What an absurdity: When you are a peaceful and productive citizen then you are penalized by thousands of dollars every year, while if you are a violent and convicted criminal thousands of dollars are spent on you every year to keep you in relative idleness and comfort in prison. Does this mean that the top criminals in the country look after the welfare of the minor ones, who were caught and convicted? – JZ, 20.8.82, 24.3.11. - TAXATION, CRIME & PRISON SENTENCES
TAXATION: What awesome U.S. weapon wipes out millions every year? - - Income taxes!” – Al Jaffee, in MAD. - JOKES
TAXATION: What can a man put his money in these days? Taxes. You needn’t worry about what to do with your money. That’s all been arranged for you… Everybody’s money is to go into taxes. … That’s going to save you a lot of trouble.” –Will Rogers. – JOKES, INVESTMENTS, CAPITALISM, WORRIES
TAXATION: What can a refusal mean to a society? If you refuse to pay taxes, and enough do so, you bring down any present society." - D. Barbour, in GEGENSCHEIN 33. - The author should have replaced "society" by "State". – JZ
TAXATION: What can you expect from people who let themselves be taxed without even protesting against it? Well, their ancestors put up with slavery and serfdom for hundreds of years, mostly without protests and resistance, too. And the more they are owned by their territorial governments the more nationalistic they feel – or the more they are indoctrinated to be and remain obedient tax slaves. – JZ, 20.9.92, 25.7.08.
TAXATION: What do you get for your tax burden? Politicians, bureaucrats, policemen and thousands of laws and regulations. Are they worth their price? – JZ, 6.8.03. - BUREAUCRACY, POLITICIANS, WARS & WASTE & OBSTACLES, Q.
TAXATION: What good does it do you to brag that you are a free man? Don’t you have to pay taxes, punctually? Although you dislike them?“ – Wilhelm Busch, Schein und Sein, Unfrei. (JZ tr. of the German original: “Was hilft es dir, damit zu prahlen, // Dass due in freies Menschenkind? // Musst du nicht puenktlich Steuern zahlen, // Obwohl sie dir zuwider sind?“)
TAXATION: What has the government done with our taxes? – JZ, 7.6.74. – One might as well ask: What hasn’t it done already, to us and others, at our expense? – JZ, 17.4.09. – Q.
TAXATION: What if they had a tax and nobody came?" - FREEDOM TODAY, April 76. - "Gave" might be better than "came". - JZ
TAXATION: What if they had a tax and nobody gave?" - SLAM slogan.
TAXATION: What is at stake is your job, your taxes, the prices you pay, and whether the money you earn by your work is spent by you for what you need, or by government for what someone else wants.” President Nixon, THE AUSTRALIAN, 30.1.73.
TAXATION: What is money? Something that stays only shortly in your pocket - on the road to the tax department." - B. & A. - JOKES
TAXATION: What is needed is NOT 'tax reform' which is a euphemism for 'tax him more and me less'; NOT more taxes on business which are always ultimately passed on to the consumers; NOT more taxes on more things or on 'bad' things like cigarettes, poor housing, or luxury cars; NOT tariffs or savings bonds or deficit spending or inflation or any other gimmick that politicians pull to hide the magnitude of their theft from the wage earner. What is needed is an end to taxes!" – David Taylor.
TAXATION: What is taxation but theft on a gigantic and unchecked scale?" - Murray N. Rothbard, reason, 3/73.
TAXATION: What is the degree of sanity of all those, who put up, all too quietly and unresistingly, with compulsory taxation, which turns them, at least partly, into tax slaves? – JZ, 9.10.11, comment to: Carbon tax to cost $1 trillion: committee - news.smh.com.au - COMPULSORY
TAXATION: What is the justification for requiring hard-working people to give up a substantial portion of the fruits of their labor?” – Joseph F. Johnston, Jr., The Limits of Government, Regnery Gateway, Chicago, 1984, p.181. – Only in communities of volunteers would there be nothing wrong with that. But most of them would rather pay contributions for services they do want than taxes for services they do not want. – JZ, 2.10.07. - TAXATION UPON LABOR, Q.
TAXATION: What kind of taxes should be levied? That is like a discussion among slaves on what kind of chains they should wear. – JZ, 5.11.92. –
TAXATION: What percentage of old age security schemes remains untaxed at every stage, if any, in the payment of contributions, in the investment of the funds and in they payouts when due, apart from the inflation tax which the monetary despotism of central banks imposes upon all of them? and apart from the anti-economic regulation and direction of such investments? The legislation on the subject seems also to be changed every few months to every few years, thereby almost destroying any security expectations. – How much of all these funds has to be legally and coercively “invested” in governmental insecurities, which will motivate the imposing, if repaid at all, further future taxes upon the insured and their children and grandchildren? – Not only goods and services are x times subject to taxation. – And all these schemes are accompanied by the false pretence that the employer pays half of the contributions, while, in reality and economically, these amounts, too, are part and parcel of all wages and salaries paid. – In Australia it even happened with superannuation of public servants, that the total of the “government’s contribution” was paid-in only afterwards, when the superannuation became due, i.e., these amounts were not productively invested on long term, earning high interest, thus increasing the average superannuation. In some countries the funds went straight into general revenue and payouts came from general revenue. There are many kinds of frauds involved in almost every governmental old age insurance scheme and social insurance laws and controls. Thus, in future, governments should have no say at all in this sphere, just like they should have no say when it comes to religion, science, technology, the arts, free enterprise, free exchange and transport and communications, generally, on any genuine individual rights and liberties. – JZ, 18.7.08, 24.3.11. - SOCIAL SECURITY, PRIVATE PENSION- & SUPERANNUATION SCHEMES, OLD AGE SECURITY, SOCIAL INSURANCE, Q.
TAXATION: What percentage of your tax money do you get back in form of services? – JZ – Q.
TAXATION: What these examples of private garbage-collection and fire-protection services mean is that not only do taxpayers normally pay for government services used by others, but they pay much more than necessary because of government’s insistence on trying to be an entrepreneur.” - R. J. Ringer, Restoring the American Dream, p.153.
TAXATION: What we have is the ugly spectacle of a societal gang war, each group attempting to manipulate government so as to enrich itself at the expense of the others. This is possible - indeed, inevitable - because our tax system is not rooted in principles of justice (as are, e.g. our property and tort law)..." - George C. Leef, THE FREEMAN, 9/78.
TAXATION: What we want is not “tax reform” or proposals to shift the tax burden – we want real tax reduction, reduced government spending and less government.” – NEW GUARD, July 78, Advice and Consent Section. – Just compare what just such limited ideas led to, from the time of the American Revolution to our time. To each society or community of volunteers only as much of taxation and government controls – or as little of them – as they want for themselves. Collective, monopolistic and coercive decision-making, in this sphere as in all others, will always lead to bigger burdens, more waste, most destruction, more killings and lesser rights and liberties. Under panarchism this process would be reversed, for some very fast, for others only gradually. Each could then become as free or unfree as he wants to be, as fast as he desires, only criminals and aggressors with victims excepted. These would then encounter not only statist and bureaucratic protection and defence, but free enterprise in this sphere as well and potential victims who are enlightened, well organized, armed and trained in the defence of their basic rights and liberties, with no pity or excuses for the remaining offenders. – JZ, 4.8.08.
TAXATION: What would remain of the present States, or of their tax system, if State membership and subordination became voluntary, through secessionism, and exterritorially autonomous competition with it from the various panarchies of volunteers if that re-organization became recognized officially and by the vast majority of all citizens, either in a quite rightful, rational and peaceful reform or by a revolution? What kind of taxes would remain, if any? And would not all these former tribute extortions then become automatically voluntary taxes or contributions – among the remaining volunteers of the State, then, through this voluntarism also reduced merely to an exterritorially autonomous body of volunteers, one in competition with all the other and very diverse panarchies of the secessionists? It would be a political Reformation and even a much more tolerant one than the religious one was, originally. It took decades before it became sufficiently tolerant towards its own dissenters. – JZ, 29.4.09, 24.3.11.
TAXATION: What would you pay for a certificate which you needed to possess in order to stay out of jail? There is no denying that such a certificate is an economic good.(*) For the same reason, the fact that the US government accepts its own dollars as tax money gives the dollar exchange value. No backing behind the dollar? Nonsense! It’s backed by Faith and Force.” – Albert the Unknown, LIBERTARIAN CONNECTION, 8/11/75. – (*) For you, subjectively. – JZ - TAX FOUNDATION MONEY
TAXATION: What's this country coming to. Paying ten times as much in taxes as we used to and we are not governed 1/10th. as well." - Will Rogers. - Did he ever recognize that a "good" territorial government is impossible, as long as its territorialism is upheld? - JZ, 24.3.11.
TAXATION: Whatever it is you want, there's bound to be a direct alternative available that requires only your own decision. If there are people you want to aid, for example, you can accomplish far more by keeping the taxes and paying the money directly to those people.” - Harry Browne, How I Found Freedom in an Unfree World, p. 99. - His wrongful assumption was that we are already as free to act as we ought to be. He was right only for some cases, including some not generally known or appreciated, but not right in his generalization of these cases. At last in his title he still admitted that this world is still unfree. In details he denied it. Did he ever list the free and the unfree aspects in two separate lists? - Was he successful in refusing ALL or ANY tax payments? - JZ, 24.3.11.
TAXATION: Whatever measures the government takes to improve productivity will fail if we continue foolishly to tax success at the present rate.” – Henry Meulen, THE INDIVIDUALIST, Dec. 76, p. 69. – How come some people want to entrust even the promotion of productivity in private industry to the most wrongful, wasteful, irrational and inefficient public body of all, namely, the territorial government? – Nor would increased productivity, if the government could achieve it, help enough, seeing the barriers it puts upon free production and exchange e.g. via monetary and financial despotism, protectionism, compulsory licensing, bureaucratic regulations and controls. - JZ, 4.8.08. - PRODUCTIVITY
TAXATION: whatever politicians support tax-wise, it’s the wrong proposal for the citizen.” - Carl Worden. – quoted in: Carl Vigo - Examiner.com. - POLITICIANS, CITIZENS
TAXATION: Whatever the sacrifice, our government must live within its income; and the amount of that income which is taken from the people must be drastically reduced." - Admiral Ben Moreell, Log I., p.36.
TAXATION: When a government takes tax monies from its citizens, and redirects that money in the form of subsidies, bounties, concessions and grants to industry, it acts in defiance of the market." - Giles Edwards, in pamphlet "FREE ENTERPRISE".
TAXATION: When a nation is burdened with taxes, nothing is more difficult, as I would say, impossible, than to levy them equally. The statisticians and fiscal authorities no longer even try to do so. What is still more difficult, however, is to shift the tax burden onto the shoulders of the rich. The State can have an abundance of money only by taking from everyone and especially from the masses." - Bastiat, quoted by G. C. Roche III in Frederic Bastiat, A Man Alone, p.238:
TAXATION: When a self-governing people confer upon their government the power to take from some and give to others, the process will not stop until the last bone of the last taxpayer is picked bare. – Howard Kershner – Inevitably, it will run out of sufficient tax revenue to run its large and expensive machinery long before it can reach that point. Even a very good case should not be advocated with exaggerations. –Sometimes in history governments became aware that lesser or fewer taxes brought them higher revenues – and so they still retained enough taxpayers, all too many of whom came to believe that their remaining prosperity was a gift form governments, rather than the result of the practice of some remaining rights and liberties and of science and technology and of the limited enterprise, trading, communication and transport options that did remain, in spite of numerous wrongful laws and regulations. - JZ, 25.4.13. - UNDER DEMOCRACY & ITS TRANSFER PAYMENTS, ITS ULTIMATE END
TAXATION: When Barbary Pirates demand a fee for allowing you to do business, it's called "tribute money." When the Mafia demands a fee for allowing you to do business, it's called "the protection racket." When the state demands a fee for allowing you to do business, it's called "sales tax." - Jeff Daiell - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online.
TAXATION: When everybody has got money they cut taxes, and when they’re broke they raise ‘em. That’s statesmanship of the highest order.” – Will Rogers, The Autobiography of Will Rogers, 1949, p.17. – JOKES, TAX POLICY, DEPRESSIONS
TAXATION: When government monetary policy shrinks the value of the dollar, prices respond by moving up. Since a dollar is the yardstick by which all wealth is measured and taxed, measuring one's wealth with smaller dollars creates the illusion of greater wealth and compels the payment of higher, unwarranted taxes." - Irvin A. Schiff, "The Biggest Con." – INFLATION, PROGRESSIVE INCOME TAX
TAXATION: When government needs money, citizens are forced to contribute.” – SLL leaflet. – Regardless of whether they need or want government services or not. – JZ, 4.8.08.
TAXATION: When in Rome, do not render unto Caesar." - Jim Clarkson, in SOUTHERN LIBERTARIAN MESSENGER, 2/77.
TAXATION: When in the ancient world the entire economic fabric rested on personal slavery, the greatest minds could not see it. To Xenophon and Plato, and Aristotle, and the Romans it seemed that things could not be different, and that slavery was the inevitable and natural result of wars, without which, in turn, humanity was inconceivable. Similarly, in the Middle Ages, and until very recently, people could not perceive the significance of landed property and the slavery consequent upon it, which upheld the entire economic structure of the Middle Ages ... And even so, today, nobody sees, or wishes to see, that in our time the enslavement of the majority of men is based on the money-taxes, levied upon land and otherwise, which are collected by government from the subjects, - taxes collected by the administration and the army, the very administration and army which subsist upon these taxes." – Tolstoi, in Sprading, "Liberty and the Great Libertarians”, p.324. - Even Tolstoi was, apparently, unable to visualize property in land without slavery, feudalism and serfdom. - JZ, 24.3.11. -
TAXATION: When more of the people's sustenance is exacted through the form of taxation than is necessary to meet the just obligations of the government and expenses of its economical administrators, such taxation becomes ruthless extortion and a violation of the fundamental principles of a free Government.” - Grover Cleveland. - Are there any just obligations of the government - within territorial States? Rightly they can apply only to those who have given their individual consent to a government, not to those who did not vote or voted against it. - JZ, 24.11.02. - TAXATION BECOMING EXTORTION
TAXATION: When normal returns after taxes are down to 5 to 20 % then reducing a tax rare of 40% plus becomes, subjectively, the major incentive. – JZ, 2.10.88, 24.3.11. – Probably more ingenuity is spent upon tax reduction and tax avoidance schemes than on increasing productivity, which might merely mean still higher taxes. – JZ, 5.8.08. - Not the weight of the chains or tax-burdens should be objected to but, objectively, their imposition on involuntary and innocent victims. - JZ, 24.3.11. - INCENTIVES
TAXATION: when one may take by law that which another has put his labor into, we have injustice of the keenest kind, for the denial of a man's right to possess and enjoy what he produces is akin to a denial of life..." - Frank Chodorov, The Income Tax, p.45.
TAXATION: When people are forced to support a government institution, many can no longer afford to patronize a private one." - Duncan Yuille, in leaflet on public education.
TAXATION: When people learn that government robs them while they work or save, it is little wonder that an underground economy flourishes. People cheat on their taxes, shift from saving to speculation, and are willing to go bankrupt or undertake any other kind of behavior which will give them a break because they know their government will not give them a break.” - Newt Gingrich, Window of Opportunity, A Blueprint for the Future, p.189. - GOVERNMENT & UNDERGROUND ECONOMY, BLACK MARKET
TAXATION: When people pay for things they want through prices, they pay for the services that they want and use, and they are not forced to pay for services which they do not want and do not use. On the other hand, when people are forced to pay for government services, they must pay for programs somebody else uses. For example, a school tax is levied against all taxpayers – not just the ones who send their children to government schools.” - Sam Wells Jr., OPTION, 4/.77.
TAXATION: When plunder hears the name of impost fortitude is intimidated and wisdom confounded: resistance shrinks from an alliance with rebellion, and the villain remains secure in the robes of the magistrate.” – Samuel Johnson: The Rambler, Aug. 17, 1751.
TAXATION: When putting one’s hand into the own pocket one usually notices that the hand of the public was already there beforehand.” – Graffiti – (“Beim Griff in die eigene Tasche stellt man immer wider fest, dass die oeffentliche Hand schon vorher drin war.”)
TAXATION: When taxes are too high, people go hungry.” – Lao Tse. - The victimized and exploited people - yes. The rulers and public servants: No. They will as a rule not reduce their take but merely their handouts to others. Rulers have long learnt how to "suffer" the miseries of their subjects with dignity and in luxury for themselves. - Their victims do often only rebel when matters have already somewhat improved for them and they have more expectations for the future. Total misery can be totally depressing. But in extreme cases, like that the last inmates of Nazi extermination camps, even they will sometimes rise in desperate and even partly successful resistance. - JZ, 22. 11. 06. – By now in somewhat developed countries, almost all with very high taxes, productivity is so high that the problem even of the poor is rather obesity than hunger. – Part of the high taxes is used to feed those made unemployed by xyz laws. – JZ, 6.10.07. - & HUNGER
TAXATION: When taxes first started … who started ‘em anyhow? Noah must have taken into the Ark two taxes, one male and one female, and did they multiply bountifully! Next to guinea pigs, taxes must have been the most prolific animals.” – Will Rogers, Autobiography, p.345. - JOKES
TAXATION: When the federal government is held to its proper constitutionally limited functions, tax reform will take care of itself.” - Rep. Ron Paul, ISIL LIBERTY QUOTE LIBRARY 03. – Even constitutional taxes are not yet voluntary taxes. – JZ, 10.1.08. – I know of no proper functions of any territorial government. – JZ, 13.4.09. - TAX REFORM & CONSTITUTIONALISM, TERRITORIALISM
TAXATION: When the government is short of money – cut spending; when the government has a surplus of money, cut taxes!” – Dick Rider, in ENTERPRISE, Simi Valley, Calif., 7.3.84. - Alas, who is free and authorized to cut the spending and the taxes? Only the government is. We are almost fully disfranchised in this respect, too! – JZ, 18.7.08. - CUT TAXES & GOVERNMENT SPENDING
TAXATION: When the government raises taxes, that's not a gouge, but when you try to earn money so you can pay your taxes, that's a gouge." - Robert LeFevre, in "GOOD GOVERNMENT".
TAXATION: When the honest workers were finally forced to turn over ALL their property to The Wise Ones (who would then properly handle their affairs for them), the workers realized they had slowly but surely been robbed and sold into slavery. In desperation, they shot the bureaucrats and burned down the taxing bodies." - Dr. R. S. Jaggard, JAG, 31.3.74.
TAXATION: when the results of their efforts are taken from them, when the prospect of possession and enjoyment is diminished, they lose interest in producing. Why work when there is nothing in it? And this disinterest in production arises whether the insecurity of ownership is caused by regular visits from marauders or tax collectors. The name or the uniform of the absconder makes no difference to the one deprived of his property; he sees no point in trying to improve his circumstances, in widening his horizon; his point of interest is mere existence. That is civilization in decline." - Frank Chodorov, The Income Tax, p.125.
TAXATION: When there’s a single thief, it’s robbery. When there are a thousand thieves, it’s taxation. – Vanya Cohen, in www.strike-the-root.com
TAXATION: When they take your money to finance the further taking away of your liberty, then you should at least become angry rather than remaining a willing and rationalizing victim. – JZ, 75/81.
TAXATION: When you examine any species of government intervention, you find that it is made possible by revenues. A government is as strong as its income. Contrariwise, the independence of the people is in direct proportion to the amount of their wealth they can enjoy. We cannot restore traditional American freedom unless we limit the government's power to tax. No tinkering with this, that, or the other law will stop the trend towards socialism. We must repeal the Sixteenth Amendment." - X. - While this could be a start, it should definitely not be our final aim. - JZ, 24.3.11.
TAXATION: When you pay taxes you help thieves stealing from yourself. – JZ, 6.6.92.
TAXATION: When you shear sheep, you do stop when you come to the skin. But the Chancellor is fleecing people and he is practically down to the skin." - Mrs. Margaret Thatcher, as opposition leader, THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 19.4.75.
TAXATION: When you withhold money from the government, you're acting as you would when you lock your home at night to protect it against thieves. In either case, you're acting to preserve what is yours from those who would like to take it without your consent." - Harry Browne, How I Found Freedom in an Unfree World, p.189.
TAXATION: Where income is derived from privilege - and every privilege rests on the power of the State - it is eminently fair that the state confiscate the proceeds, although it would be fairer if the state did not establish the privilege in the first place..." - Frank Chodorov, The Income Tax, p.238.
TAXATION: Where is the man who can honestly say: 'I like paying taxes'? – JZ, 25.8.75. – Q.
TAXATION: Where there is a man who does not labor because another is compelled to work for him, there slavery is.” - Leo Tolstoy - "The Slavery of Our Times" (1900). - TAX SLAVERY & OTHER SLAVERY
TAXATION: Where there is an income tax, the just man will pay more and the unjust less on the same amount of income.” – Plato, ca. 428-348 BC, Republic. – As if taxes had anything to do with justice rather than injustice. – JZ, 22.7.08.
TAXATION: Whether the taxes were collected in the name of ‘the people’ or 'the king’ made little practical difference." – G. C. Roche III., Frederic Bastiat, A Man Alone, p.26. - One might add: The only difference is that kings demanded much less. – JZ
TAXATION: Which is really crushing our lives more? Paying the taxes or doing the taxes? I think it’s close.” – Jerry Seinfeld, SeinLanguage, Bantam Books, 1993, p.106. - Having to work on my tax declaration is always and every year the most despicable job for me. - JZ, 24.3.11.
TAXATION: While all taxes are morally and economically objectionable, to initiate tax reduction and maximize resistance against the remaining taxes, all indirect taxes should be abolished first. Then only those who pay direct taxes should be allowed to vote. Otherwise we would continue to experience absurdities like “pensioner power”, by people, who failed to insure themselves well enough for their old age, and to see to it that they could freely and safely do so, using their voting power to get old age security out of current tax payments. – JZ, n.d. & 22.7.08.
TAXATION: While I would welcome the removal or at least reduction of any taxes and government spending, I do oppose the introduction of any new taxes and budget items or the increase of any old ones. – JZ, 26.8.98, 17.7.08. - TAX & SPENDING OR BUDGET REFORM
TAXATION: While individuals must produce more in order to earn more, governments must find new methods of expropriation. The tax levies must be raised, or new taxes imposed. But taxation is often unpopular, and may precipitate the downfall of governments. This is why inflation is such a convenient source of revenue." - Hans Sennholz, "Inflation or Gold Standard?” p.17. - Inflation is also an indirect tax and it also becomes easily unpopular as soon as it becomes progressive and it has also strongly contributed to the downfall of many governments, through its effects, not through wide-spread awareness of cause and cure. – JZ - The gold standard is not the only sound and rightful alternative value standard, even though many believe that it is. Those believers in the classical and redemptionist gold standard are mostly unaware that the gold-clearing standard, without gold redemptionism, is even more rightful and sound and can be used for many more free exchanges than the gold-redemption standard. - It is quite independent of the amount of gold coin that are available for gold-redemption purposes. With it the last trace of an exclusive currency or monopoly money disappears. It is or should be among the options under a free choice for value standards. It should be no more exclusive than a gold-redemption standard should be or any exclusive exchange medium or clearing avenue. - JZ, 24.3.11. - GOLD REDEMPTIONISM, GOLD CLEARING STANDARD, VALUE STANDARDS, FREE CHOICE AMONG VALUE STANDARDS & MEANS OF EXCHANGE.
TAXATION: While it is probably morally better to steal from the government than through the government, it is still something an honest man would be disinclined to do, particularly when part or all of his income is already financed out of taxes and when, apart from getting part of the own money back, one might easily come to increase, through one's thefts. the tax burdens upon others. – JZ, 6.6.73.
TAXATION: While some say: 'We need taxes to run the country’,' I say: It would , indeed, be impossible to mismanage a country as badly as happens now, if there were to be no compulsory taxation to finance this mismanagement. – JZ, 11.9.81.
TAXATION: While taxation is still continued and to speed up its progressive reduction and final abolition, they should be as few, as direct, as visible and as painful to every taxpayer as possible. – JZ, 23.9.91.
TAXATION: WHITE PAPER (ON TAXATION) SPURS INFORMED DEBATE.” – That was the heading of an article today. What are the bets that the information offered there is not extensive enough to include the replacement of compulsory taxation for the spending on various services and disservices whether they are wanted or not by the taxpayers, by various voluntary contribution schemes only for wanted and ordered services, competitively supplied.? – JZ, 14.6.85. – But we should not really blame these statists, in their antics, for we, the libertarians, have not yet bothered to collect and closely examine, discuss and publish all the voluntary taxation proposals so far made! – The few I came across I micro-fiched. I have not yet seen an anthology and thorough discussion of all of them. Have you? - JZ, 4.8.08. – VOLUNTARY TAXATION.
TAXATION: Who are ever taxed? Individuals only. Who have property that can be taxed? Individuals only. Who can give their consent to be taxed? Individuals only. Who are ever taxed without their consent? Individuals only. Who, then, are robbed, if taxed without their consent? Individuals only." - Lysander Spooner, A Letter to Grover Cleveland, p.9.
TAXATION: Who believes in working for the benefit of bludgers? – JZ, 25.8.75.
TAXATION: Who but politicians, bureaucrats and other monopolists and parasites have ever been “saved” by taxation? – Need we really be saved from a fate “worth than death”, namely from being really free to take care of ourselves, via free societal, community, social, insurance and credit, mutual aid and constitution contracts and personal laws, after free individual and group secessions, under free enterprise, free competition, free exchange and free markets in every sphere, as free or even as unfree as we ourselves want to be? – JZ, 3.3.95, 18.7.08. - FREEDOM, ANARCHISM, PANARCHISM, TOLERANCE
TAXATION: Who likes taxes except the small group of bureaucrats that handle the mazuma?" - Mickey Spillane, My Gun Is Quick.
TAXATION: Who many times have you been promised taxes would not go up? How many times has it proven true?" - SOUTHERN LIBERTARIAN MESSENGER, Winter 75/6. – Q.
TAXATION: Who needs taxes except politicians, bureaucrats and other unproductive people? Who needs politicians and bureaucrats? Almost all the needs of the other groups of unproductive people can be met by their insurance or credit contracts. Otherwise, they should depend on charity from relatives, friends and strangers, given quite voluntarily. – JZ, 9.9.81. – However, if they want to establish a Welfare State or other state socialist utopia for themselves, at their own risk and expense, they should not be obstructed in such efforts. – But they should not be given votes or taxing powers over the affairs and properties of others. - JZ, 18.10.08. - PANARCHISM
TAXATION: Who voted for any of the taxes imposed upon him? Who granted them his individual consent? Who really trusts any politician or bureaucrat with that much of his own earnings? Let us have some REAL voting and decision-making for a change, instead of confining ourselves to merely picking territorial masters over us via majority voting. - JZ, 24.5.00, 2.2.02. - COMPULSORY VS. VOLUNTARY TAXATION
TAXATION: Whoever desires liberty should understand these vital facts, viz.: (1.) That every man who puts money in the hands of a ‘government’ (so called), puts into its hands a sword which will be used against himself, to extort more money from him, and also to keep him in a subjection to its arbitrary will. (2.) That those who will take his money, without his consent, in the first place, will use it for his further robbery and enslavement, if he presumes to resist their demands in the future. …” - Lysander Spooner
TAXATION: Whoever is taxed is not properly represented. The proof lies in the robbery involved! (People would certainly not pay the same amounts voluntarily.) – JZ, 13.2.81.
TAXATION: Whoever pays Danegeld never gets rid of the Dane!"
TAXATION: Whoever pays the piper calls the tune!’ does not apply here. In practice the taxpayer has less influence on how his tax 'contribution' is to be spent than those have who clamor for handouts or for the 'right' to dispense them. They have to pay the piper but do not even get to select the tune. - 13/2/81.
TAXATION: Whoever successfully dodges taxes, i.e. withholds his funds from being abused by politicians or bureaucrats, is a public benefactor rather than a criminal. – JZ
TAXATION: Why “enforce involuntary servitude through taxation?” – Jack Anderson and Perry Miles, A Constitution for a Moral Government, p.46 or 49?
TAXATION: Why are the people starving? // Because those above them are taxing them too heavily. //That is why they are starving.” – Lao Tzu, Tao The Ching, No.75, p.107 in the tr. of John C. H. Wu.TAXATION: Why can't we just take the taxes home and give them the rest?" - Dennis Burgess, 2.11.76. - JOKES
TAXATION: Why Common Thieves Are Better Than Socialists: Thieves have the guts to do the job themselves. Thieves don't steal in the name of "justice". Thieves don't masquerade as "liberals". Thieves don't comprise a unified political mob of millions. Thieves don't loath freedom and individuality. Thieves don't undermine the Constitution. Thieves don't promote mind control via "political correctness" and "hate" crimes. Thieves don't own/control the "establishment" media. Thieves don't indoctrinate our children to be unquestioning drones of the state. Thieves can be arrested. – Mark Gilmore - WELFARE STATES, STATE SOCIALISM & CRIMINALS
TAXATION: Why does a slight tax increase cost you $200 and a substantial tax cut saves you 30 cents? - Peg Bracken - & ITS FALSE PRETENCES, JOKES, TAX INCREASES & TAX CUTS, Q., JOKES
TAXATION: Why does a slight tax increase cost you two hundred dollars and a substantial tax cut save you thirty cents? – Anonymous - JOKES
TAXATION: Why is any surplus always expropriated?" - PROGRESS PARTY - There is no “surplus” - except in the eyes of the tax collectors! – JZ
TAXATION: Why is it that only with taxes one does not think one gets one’s money’s worth? – Because one doesn’t. – JZ, 4.5.94.
TAXATION: Why should a childless person or a couple who believe in 'zero population growth' be forced to contribute to the maintenance of large families?" – George Hardy, The Doom of the Welfare Society, p.12.
TAXATION: Why should the taxpayers be forced to pay for the upkeep of their natural enemies?” – A. Bertram Chandler, Gateway to Never, p.192. - GOVERNMENT, POLITICIANS, RULERS, STATESMEN, BUREAUCRATS, PUBLIC SERVANTS
TAXATION: Why should those who work harder, longer or better be taxed more? – JZ, 78. – Q.
TAXATION: Why should we pay politicians and bureaucrats anything for what they are doing to us? At least let us reduce all these tribute payments to voluntary contributions by their believers, voters and members only, for their own favorite projects. – JZ, 2.3.94, 24.3.11. – VOLUNTARY TAXATION, PANARCHISM.
TAXATION: Why should you pay taxes to politicians and bureaucrats when they give you nothing worthwhile in return? – JZ, 81.
TAXATION: Why taxes at all, for any wanted goods and services? And why impose taxes for any unwanted goods and services? – JZ, 25.7.08. – Q.
TAXATION: Why work harder only to see the government taxing most of your extra earnings away, directly and indirectly? Why shouldn’t we rather loaf than the bureaucrats do, at our expense? – JZ, 17.11.97. – BUREAUCRACY, PROGRESSIVE TAXATION
TAXATION: Why work when there is nothing in it? Why go into business to support politicians?" - Frank Chodorov, Out of Step, p.226.
TAXATION: why would you ever pay for something you didn't want - you nuts or something?" - ST. JOHN'S BREAD, undated.
TAXATION: Why, the government is spending money like a 14 year old kid in a candy store with a credit card." - Don Douchette, Houston, Republican candidate, quoted in NEWSWEEK, 29.7.75. - JOKES
TAXATION: Why, the very first act of the State, the compulsory assessment and collection of taxes, is itself an aggression, a violation of equal liberty, and, as such, vitiates every subsequent act, even those acts which would be purely defensive if paid for out of a treasury filled by voluntary contributions." - Benjamin R. Tucker, Relation of the State to the Individual.
TAXATION: Will any honest worker be allowed to keep enough of his own earnings to make it worth his while to keep trying?" - Dr. R. S. Jaggard, JAG, 31.5.75.
TAXATION: With 40 per cent of our income, an equal proportion of our liberty has gone, liberty to employ one another, to trade and to prosper. And also, this same 40 per cent appears in the price of everything that we make and buy and sell, while weakening the home market puts us right out of every market beyond our shores. – Lastly, and most serious of all, we are forcing a lower standard upon our children.” – Ernest Benn, speech, 27.1.31, in Deryck Abel, Ernest Benn, Counsel for Liberty, p.159. – I have often wondered whether the famous/infamous UK Labor Party politician, also called Benn, was one of his children or grandchildren. – That kind of “fate” can happen to any libertarian. - JZ, 5.8.08.
TAXATION: With a fraction of the present tax burden, each could buy better services and these only the ones he wants. But presently the politicians and bureaucrats won't let us proceed in this way. Shall we tolerate this conditions forever? – JZ, 23.8.81.
TAXATION: With all that IMF money, the Thailand's and Mexico's are spared the consequences of their fiscal incompetence, and Wall Street's heavy hitters are spared the consequences of their stupid investments. The global economy is a rigged game, rigged so Third World politicians, rich investors and global corporations win – and U.S. taxpayers lose. –Patrick J. Buchanan – BAILOUTS, SUBSIDIES, GOVERNMENT SPENDING, IMF
TAXATION: With EVERY TAX we are forced to pay too much and to the wrong people, for the wrong things. Under voluntary contribution schemes we would only pay for what we want or need. – JZ, 9.10.11, on Facebook, comment to: Wrong Medicine for a Sick Economy - direct.mises.org - VOLUNTARY VS. COMPULSORY TAXATION OR CONTRIBUTION SCHEMES
TAXATION: With government out of your pocket and out of your wallet you could pay your own way. – JZ, 17.5.89.
TAXATION: With money you can employ soldiers and with soldiers extort money." - Caesar, or ascribed to him. - Since then this method has become standardized and popularized under various cover names. – JZ
TAXATION: With taxation you pay your money - but you don't get your goods and services for it. – JZ, 76.
TAXATION: With taxes they force you to dig your own grave and force you to an early death. – JZ – 13.7.75.
TAXATION: With taxes we buy barbarism, and primitivism. – JZ
TAXATION: With taxes you pay through the nose - for things you do not want at all. – JZ, 80.
TAXATION: With the coin which I do not owe it - and which it steals from me it defrays the expense of the persecution which it inflicts upon me. Let us beware the encroachments of the State, and suffer it to be nothing more than a watch-dog." - Taine - The territorial State is much too dangerous for our own genuine individual rights and liberties to be considered as a watchdog. We might as well try to use a wild lion or tiger as a watchdog for ourselves. - JZ, 24.3.11.
TAXATION: With your money, taken forcefully out of your pay-packet or added to the cost of the beer and petrol and household goods you buy, politicians are buying the subservience and political indebtedness of a whole range of community groups and organizations." –Peter Samuel, THE BULLETIN, 24.5.75. -We have during the last few years seen numerous mass meetings and demonstrations, e.g. of pensioners, women, public servants and especially of teachers, all asserting their 'rights" and using their voting powers against those who pay their bills. – JZ
TAXATION: Withdraw from the tax racket - by opting out of the State! – JZ, 75. - SECESSIONISM
TAXATION: Without a big tax rip-off, there wouldn't be a big government." - E. Raymond, Pastor, - LAISSEZ FAIRE REVIEW, 5-6/74. – BIG GOVERNMENT
TAXATION: Without income taxation, socialism is impossible; with it, socialism is inevitable." - Frank Chodorov, The Income Tax, p.213. – STATE SOCIALISM
TAXATION: without punitive taxes, people would be able to voluntarily provide for themselves." – Workers Party, Economic Policy, NSW State Elections 1976.
TAXATION: Woman in taxation office: 'But surely, you're not going to tax me on money I've spent!'" - Mike Connolly, READER’S DIGEST, March 74. - JOKES
TAXATION: Work hard. You have a government to support.” - Pauline Russell, quoted in Meulen's THE INDIVIDUALIST, Oct. 1971, p.52. - & GOVERNMENT
TAXATION: Work harder and still harder - until you get finally almost nothing but your tax receipts in return and are barely kept alive out of your nationalized earnings? – JZ
TAXATION: would seem self-evident that if no one would accept social security payments there would be no governmental plundering to finance the program. And the same is true of thousands of other ignoble schemes." - NOTES FROM FEE, 3/78. - But this would go rather against human nature than with it. It would be more in accordance with human nature not to part with the tax money in the first place, to hang on to one's own for one's own purposes - if a practicable technique for this can be found. – JZ
TAXATION: Would you put a gun at your neighbour's head and demand his money? - Certainly not! Would you hire one of our professional Chicago hoodlums to put a gun at your neighbour's head and demand that he share his money with you? - Certainly not! Would you hire an IRS agent to do the same thing? To demand that your neighbour share his money with you? - Careful!" - SOUTHERN LIBERTARIAN MESSENGER, Winter 75/6. – Q., JOKES.
TAXATION: Writing off the State as a cost of living/business is like driving around dragging a log chained to your car and writing it off as an expense instead of taking a bolt cutter to the chain.” – P. W. Hermeneutics, THE CONNECTION 141, p.69. - JOKES
TAXATION: Yet political thoughts predicated on the submergence of the individual are not alien to democracies. In our own country, for example, President Johnson declared: “We are going to take all of the money that we think is unnecessarily being spent and take it from the ‘haves' and give it to the 'have-nots' that need it so much.” And, in a similar vein, President Kennedy said: "Ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country." - W. H. Peterson, THE FREEMAN, 2/75, p. 110. - One might also add Malcolm Fraser's "Life was not meant to be easy!" and the fact that his Australian policies helped to assure to make this saying would come true. – JZ
TAXATION: You can only get other people's money by force and violence. The violence may be concealed, as when the force is the tax collector's hand in your pocket." - Milton Friedman in Australia, 1975, p.65.
TAXATION: You can't pay for liberty with taxes. The means predetermine the end. – JZ, 12.9.81.
TAXATION: You can’t trust anyone with your money except your personal friends and close family members – and you can’t even trust all of them very far with it. – JZ, 10.4.79. – So why should we entrust politicians and bureaucrats with our money? – JZ, 23.10.08. - POLITICIANS & BUREAUCRATS
TAXATION: You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.” – “Not a Lincoln quotation but a 1942 leaflet by the Committee for Constitutional Government.” – Gorge Seldes, The Great Quotations. - PROSPERITY
TAXATION: You cannot trust the government with your money." - Henry Hazlitt, in THE FREEMAN, 7/74.
TAXATION: You complain - but why do you keep on paying taxes?" - The 'King' of Warragamba, a self-proclaimed monarch and tax-resister, 13.9.75. - He is also an individual secessionist! I would rather say: Secede from all tax gatherers! - But so far territorial governments have not made that any easier than refusing to pay taxes. – I do not expect they ever will, unless their hands are forced. – JZ, 18.10.08.
TAXATION: You don’t have to support the Welfare State. You don’t have to support the socialists. You don’t have to support anyone but yourself and your own family. If this puts the politicians and the bureaucrats out of a job, well, that’s too bad. They’ll just have to go out and get honest jobs like the rest of us, and do something productive for a change.” – René Baxter, FREEDOM TODAY, 9/75.
TAXATION: You earn it or try to spend it and the politicians immediately claim they have a right to it." - From 76 Libertarian Party election leaflet..
TAXATION: You have a legal right to avoid taxes, even valid Constitutional taxes. – “The legal right of a taxpayer to decrease the amount of what otherwise would be his taxes or altogether avoid them, by means of which the law permits, cannot be doubted.” – (Gregory vs. Helvering, 293 U.S. 465.) – Your property is, after all, yours,. It does not belong to the government. You must, however, use legal means to do so. Otherwise you place yourself in jeopardy under American law.” – FREEDOM TODAY, 9/75. – Underlining by me. – Under laws and court decisions they do not even have the time, interest and energy to read! How much simpler and how much more just would be the democracy and voluntarism of individual and group secessionism and of voluntary associationism under personal laws and full exterritorial autonomy? It would not only made tax avoidance but also tax evasion rightful and easy. - JZ, 4.8.08. – LAWS, PANARCHISM, SECESSIONISM
TAXATION: You may do everything, put up the most dangerous demand, in theory, make literary revolutions, depose of God – but the tax legislation they prefer to do by themselves.” – Kurt Tucholsky, Politische Texte, S.89. – JZ tr. only of: “Alles darfst du: die gefaehlichen Forderungen aufstellen, in abstracto, Buecherrevolutionen machen, den lieben Gott absetzen – aber die Steuergesetzgebung, die machen sie doch lieber selbst.” - LEGISLATION, POLITICIANS, PARLIAMENTS, REPRESENTATION, DEMOCRACY, FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION
TAXATION: You may sue your neighbor if he has stolen a potato from you. But try to sue the State which under the name of dues and taxes steals from your property every day, in order to fatten a legion of bureaucrats with the produce of your sweating.” – Georg Buechner.
TAXATION: You now work Monday and Tuesday for us, Wednesday for yourself and Thursday and Friday for us." - John Singleton, 20.10.76, impersonating a bureaucrat.
TAXATION: You pay your taxes voluntarily - or else! – JZ,11/73.
TAXATION: You Pays Your Taxes, But You Gets No Choice.” - Arthur Seldon, Charge, Temple Smith, London, 1977, p.59, heading of part 2. - CHOICE
TAXATION: You should have the opportunity to pick and choose only the services you want and should have to pay only for these. – JZ,19.9.81.
TAXATION: You take my life when you take the means by which I live.” – Shakespeare. – Those, who have him digitized should be able to add the place of this remark of his. – JZ
TAXATION: You want more production? Don't tax overtime!" - John Pepper, Berrima, 1974.
TAXATION: You yourself should "have the final say about how you'll spend your money - not the politician" or bureaucrat.” - John Curvers, election leaflet, 1976.
TAXATION: You, the American taxpayer, are victim to a parasitical government that is spending the United States into economic and political oblivion." - Tax Rebels Of America, quoted in the Libertarian Yearbook, 73.
TAXATION: Your car registration sticker is a token of your enslavement by bureaucrats. – JZ
TAXATION: your father, like everyone else, finds government taking half of his pay check to pay for all the bureaucracy it takes to do things we should be doing for ourselves.” - Ronald Reagan, p.146, in “Sincerely, Ronald Reagan”, a collection of his letters, compiled by his secretary Helene von Damm, 1976. - & BUREAUCRACY VS. SELF-HELP
TAXATION: your government decreed that robbery was legal and resistance to robbery illegal." - Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged, p. 986.
TAXATION: Your involuntary contributions to the power addiction of and to territorial governments. – JZ, 10.12.92, 25.7.08.
TAXATION: Your money is your life." - adv. in THE FREE MARKET, 30.3.73.
TAXATION: Your money is yours." - Ayn Rand in AYN RAND NEWSLETTER, 2/63.
TAXATION: Yours Is Not Your Own", – Frank Chodorov, The Income Tax..., chap. II, heading, p.9. - One might add: “or so the tax commissioner says.” – JZ
TAXIS: Why not allow all private car owners to put up signs indicating: For Hire – Price & Destination? – JZ, n.d. – Recently I heard that the German “Mitfahrer-Zentrale” organizations, which mediated city to city transport for passengers via private cars, with seats to spare, for a monetary consideration to the driver and the mediator, have been closed down, because of insurance regulations. True or false? – They were never introduced in Australia and here, I heard from one of my sons, even hitch-hiking is now outlawed! – What will the bureaucrats outlaw next? Flower, shrub or herb growing without a licence? - JZ,1.8.08. – The latter has recently happened where I live: You may not plant anything on the roadside green strip without permission from the local council! – JZ, 17.4.09.
TEA PARTIES, Q.: The Australian Tea Party - How many genuine individual liberties rights are not supported but rather opposed by most of the tea parties?" – HUMAN RIGHTS, TEA PARTY LIBERTARIANS, CONSTITUTIONALISTS, LIMITED GOVERNMENT ADVOCATES, STILL TERRITORIALISTS! Q.
TEA PARTIES: I Don't Support Any Party...But I Do Like TEA* (Points to Badge) - austeaparty.com.au - Has any of the tea parties developed as yet a quite consistent, complete and also tolerant enough libertarian platform? Not to my knowledge. All too many non-libertarian notions still seem to prevail in the heads of all too many of their members. The worst one is their territorialism. If they came to rule, would they permit dissenters to secede and do their own things among themselves? Are they for full monetary freedom - or just for a particular pet currency project? Are they interested in all genuine individual rights or only one of them? Test case: Are they in favor of free migration? - JZ, 13.8.11, on Facebook. - Does any of the Tea Parties e.g. support free migration? Australia and the USA were built up by immigrants, early & later ones. Governments were not instituted to restrict freedom of movement! How many others of their ideas are unsound? – JZ, 18.8.11, on Facebook.
TEA PARTIES: The Dept of Climate Economy & Fiscal Deficiency - austeaparty.com.au - Their opponents have, mostly, subscribed to monetary and financial despotism as well, instead of quite free markets for exchange media, value standards. clearing and credit options, with the predictable result of many severe and prolonged economic crises. – JZ, 18.10.11, on Facebook. – The original Tea Party “action” was misdirected as well, for it consisted in the destruction of a load of tea, which was private property, just because it was highly taxed and supplied under a monopoly. – Libertarians, as propertarians, should have used another name for their new party. – They are also still under all kinds of delusions regarding the original constitution, which was far from ideal and with its numerous amendments is still far from an ideal constitution, which would recognized all genuine individual rights and liberties and not recognize imagined welfare rights. - JZ, 8.10.12. - & OTHER STATIST OR CONSTITUTIONAL OPPONENTS OF THE PREDOMINANT STATISM
TEA PARTIES: The US Tea Party as well as the Australian one could do worse than consider adopting the panarchist program for all dissenting minorities and majorities. It aims merely at full exterritorial autonomy for all communities, societies etc. of volunteers, none of them claiming any territorial monopoly for themselves or recognizing any of the existing territorial monopoly claims. On that simple platform of experimental freedom for all groups, always at their own expense and risk, all rational and moral beings should be able to agree. For some details see www.panarchy.org - Regarding the groundswell growth on this kind of radical movement, do a search for "panarchy" and "panarchism". An alliance or federation of all groups with that program has the potential to become the largest of all and the one to lead to the greatest and quite moral and most peaceful changes of all." – JZ, 22.1.11, on Facebook. - & PANARCHISM OR EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM FOR ALL
TEA: Drinking just three cups of tea a day may protect against heart attack and type 2 diabetes, researchers claim. – A review shows regular drinking of black tea, with or without milk, can reduce the risk of heart problems by cutting levels of bad cholesterol and blood sugar. – Experts say the benefits of tea were largely due to the flavonoid content antioxidant ingredient that counteract cardiovascular disease. – One cup of tea provides 150 to 200 mg of flavonoids, and it is the best source of antioxidants in our diet. In terms of the delivery of antioxidants, two cups of tea is the equivalent to five portions of vegetables. – A review in the journal NUTRITION BULLETIN found drinking three or more cups of black tea a day protected against heart disease and two or more cups a day may protect against type 2 diabetes. – Unsigned news in thetelegraph.com.au, 20.2.12, p.7. – If one searches further, one might find contrary information. A comprehensive digitized health encyclopedia is still missing. – JZ, 11.3.12. - & HEALTH, HEART DISEASE & DIABETES
TEACHERS & JOURNALISTS: Teachers and Journalists want to set themselves up as high priests of enlightenment through schools and mass media. – But how much genuine enlightenment can really be spread by most of them and in this way? – JZ, n.d., 23.7.08. - ENLIGHTENMENT, EDUCATION, MASS MEDIA, JOURNALISTS
TEACHERS: - Lane demonstrates his knowledge of the classroom and teachers by asserting that if the doors of the school were flung open to competition, few of the existing teachers would find students.” - Carl Watner, A Voluntary Political Government, p.38, on the letters of Charles Lane. - EDUCATION, SCHOOLS, COMPETITION
TEACHERS: All too often merely: Professional and legalized kidnappers and indoctrinators. – JZ, 25.6.03. - EDUCATION, SCHOOLS
TEACHERS: and many teach, as Shaw pointed out, because they can do nothing else.” – Marshall Bruce Evoy, LIBERTARIAN OPTION, 1/75.
TEACHERS: Blessed are the teachable … for they shall inherit the earth.” – FEE – slogan. – Only once they are free to choose teachers for themselves and have easy access to all refutations of popular errors, myths and prejudices, as well as to all positive ideas and talents so far offered. – JZ, 24.10.08.
TEACHERS: By bringing others to Understanding, one’s own Awareness grows.” – William Hjortsberg, Gray Matters, p.24. – To some extent one can learn oneself by teaching. – JZ, 24.7.08.
TEACHERS: Concerning our public schools today: Never have so many been paid so much for so little. I thank whatever gods there be that I went to school so many years ago that I had no choice but to be tightly disciplined in classes in which the teachers did not hesitate to fail and to punish. My first-grade class had 63 kids in it, one teacher, no assistant. Before the end of the second semester all 63 could read.” – Robert Heinlein, Expanded Universe, Notes: 1980.
TEACHERS: Fred Nile Convinces Barry O'Farrell To Ditch Ethics Classes - www.smh.com.au - Did their teachers learn enough about ethics, individual human rights and liberties to teach them anything worthwhile? I hold that the same applies even most high school teachers and lecturers at law schools. All the more we should appreciate the exceptions. – JZ, 2.2.11, on Facebook. - SCHOOLS, CLASSES & EDUCATION, STATE SOCIALIST BIAS
TEACHERS: From a tutor who guided and watched over you while you memorized your lesson, the schoolmaster has mutated into an educator whose legal status entitles him to a moralizing crusade in which he pushes himself between you and anything you want to learn.” – Ivan Illich, Disabling Professions, p.19. – SCHOOLS, EDUCATION
TEACHERS: Go only where called but do everything within your power to qualify to be called. Become so proficient that tutorship or counsel is sought; resort to the law of attraction.” – Leonard E. Read, Let Freedom Reign, p.99.
TEACHERS: He who can, does. He who cannot, teaches.” – George Bernard Shaw, 1950, Man and Superman, 1903. quoted in ANALOG, Nov. 74. - SCHOOLS, EDUCATION
TEACHERS: I do not open up the truth to one who is not eager for knowledge, nor help out any one who is not himself anxious to explore causes. When I have presented one corner of a subject to any one and he cannot learn it from the other three, I do not repeat my lesson.” – Confucius, Analects, bk.xii, c.viii. - LEARNING, KNOWLEDGE, TRUTH, EAGERNESS
TEACHERS: I don’t teach people, I stretch them.” – Harry Hopman, tennis coach, quoted in READER’S DIGEST, 1/78.
TEACHERS: If one were to seek deliberately to device a system of recruiting and paying teachers calculated to repel the imaginative and daring and self-confident and to attract the dull and mediocre and uninspiring, he could hardly do better than imitate the system of requiring teaching certificates and enforcing standard salary structures that has developed in the large city an state-wide systems. It is perhaps surprising that the level of ability in elementary and secondary school teaching is as high as it is under these circumstances. The alternative system would resolve these problems and permit competition to be effective in rewarding merit and attracting ability to teaching.” – Milton Friedman, Capitalism and Freedom, p.96.
TEACHERS: In teaching it is the method not the content that is the message… The drawing out, not the pumping in.” – Ashley Montague, quoted in L. J. Peter, The Peter Plan, p.111.
TEACHERS: in the long run their profession must adapt to become profitable.” - Newt Gingrich, Window of Opportunity, A Blueprint for the Future, p.166. - One might add: And valuable enough for their potential sovereign consumers to prefer their services to those by some other teachers or providers. - JZ, 23.1.02. EDUCATION, SCHOOLS
TEACHERS: In the teaching profession ‘merit pay’ is a dirty word.” - Marshall Bruce Evoy, LIBERTARIAN OPTION, 1/75.
TEACHERS: It seems to me that the glad tidings of what’s right can never be borne on the wings of admonishments, preachments, scoldings. This intrusive method evokes both resentment and resistance and pushes away from us the person we would influence and win, be that person a child or an adult.” - Leonard E. Read, Let Freedom Reign, p. 94.
TEACHERS: Laypersons, parents and students should exercise the most influence on education. Teachers should be employed in the manner that doctors and lawyer are hired.” – Glen G. Cooper, Contemporary Realism, 16.
TEACHERS: Most teachers seem to think that schools, school children and their parents exist for the benefit of teachers. – JZ, 4.2.91.
TEACHERS: Most teachers suffer from a learning, teaching, attention and ideas deficit. They do more harm than good towards the genuine education of their part-time prisoners. - JZ, 1.7.02. - SCHOOLS, EDUCATION
TEACHERS: Never were so many paid so much for accomplishing so little.” – Robert Heinlein, To Sail Beyond the Sunset, p.303. – That does also well apply to politicians and bureaucrats. – JZ, 25.10.08.
TEACHERS: No man, however strong, can serve ten years as schoolmaster, priest, or Senator, and remain fit for anything else.” - Henry Adams, The Education of Henry Adams, 1907. - Are, most of them, really fit for their professions? - I think it was Ivan Illich who wrote a book on the "disabling professions". They are not only disabling for their practitioners but also for their victims, their "customers", clients or subjects or followers. - JZ, 29.11.05. - PRIESTS & POLITICIANS
TEACHERS: One good schoolmaster is of more use than a hundred priests. - Thomas Paine - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. - & PRIESTS
TEACHERS: Perhaps there should be a new word for helping people do what they want to do. But the word ‘teach’ and ‘teacher’ are old and honorable, and I will not surrender them up to the people who work in compulsory schools.” – John Holt, Instead of Education, p.26.
TEACHERS: Public educators, like Soviet farmers, lack any incentive to produce results, innovate, to be efficient, to make the kinds of difficult changes that private firms operating in a competitive market must make to survive. – Carolyn Lochhead – PUBLIC SCHOOLING, COMPULSORY EDUCATION
TEACHERS: Public educators, like Soviet farmers, lack any incentive to produce results, innovate, to be efficient, to make the kinds of difficult changes that private firms operating in a competitive market must make to survive. – Carolyn Lochhead - PUBLIC SCHOOLS, EDUCATION
TEACHERS: Public school teachers are licensed to practice forced indoctrination as “education.” - George Kysor, THE CONNECTION 122, p.70.
TEACHERS: Rather one good teacher, whose good teachings are available 24 hours a day and up to 365 days a year anywhere in the world, to potentially millions of computerized pupils than 2 or even 2000 bad teachers, each teaching only 5 hours a day. to about 30 pupils in class rooms. The price for such computerized lessons could be very small pro pupil an hour or course, downloaded or offered on disc and the good teacher could, gradually, produce and provide more and more lessons and courses, offered computerized, all with tasks set, questions and answer and computerized self-tests and evaluation methods. Between the pupils of the same level and subject networks could be developed. Some of them, living nearby, could even meet in their homes for study periods. Expenses for school building could thus be saved. Armies of bad or mediocre teachers, swallowing a large percentage of all government budgets, would be superfluous as teachers and available for some productive work. - The savings of such largely computerized education could be enormous and finance even a free PC and Internet link for every child. Parents could also check out the lessons, to find out whether any of them contained any indoctrination that they disliked. - How many or how few teachers would be needed to thus teach the children of the world? With how little free and productive labor could the children themselves pay for the costs involved? Many lessons could also be offered in form of games or other entertainment. The possibilities are great but, so far, the vested interest of conventional teachers and schools and the associated bureaucracy have largely prevented their realization, or so I believe. JZ, 4.6.82, 24.7.08.
TEACHERS: Road safety notice outside school: Drive carefully. Don’t kill a child. – Wait for teacher.” – Graffiti – JOKES, TEACHERS
TEACHERS: Since peoples can afford only teachers for 600 Marks they do remain so stupid that they can afford wars for 60,000 Million Marks.” - (Da die Voelker sich nur Lehrer fuer 600 Mark leisten koennen, bleiben sie so dumm, dass sie sich Kriege fuer 60 Milliarden leisten koennen.) - Christian Morgenstern, 1914. - Better payment for teachers does not necessarily spread better ideas and more knowledge. To compare the salary of one teacher with the costs of forcing millions to fight - is absurd. Better paid teachers would largely have taught the same errors, myths and prejudices. - JZ, 10.7.02, 19.8.02. - EDUCATION,
TEACHERS: Some of the teachers are good people. They are just mucked-up in the head. – D.Z., 23.4.76.
TEACHERS: Teachers aren’t always entitled to hear the truth from pupils or parents – because they are members of a coercive agency.” – JZ, ca. 1977. – LIES, TRUTH, HONESTY
TEACHERS: Teachers who license their competitors out of existence are not inclined to encourage their students to examine the evils of businessmen doing the same thing.” - Glen G. Cooper, Contemporary Realism, p.16. – COMPULSORY LICENSING, JOB ENTRY RESTRICTIONS, UNIONS
TEACHERS: Teachers, like their unwilling subjects, and other public servants, are largely victims, not only beneficiaries of state socialism. They are full of excuses and false pretences for all their wrongs, errors and mistakes and spout them readily, upon any challenge, in a seemingly unending stream. – JZ, 24.5.82. – For they, too, are already the indoctrinated victims of a State-controlled mis-education system even in the best of the democracies. – Priests used to indoctrinate future priests and this without competition for them. Now teachers, indoctrinated under State control, indoctrinate future teachers. JZ, 24.10.08. - PREJUDICES, EDUCATION, SCHOOLS, PUBLIC SERVANTS, EXCUSES, RATIONALIZATIONS
TEACHERS: Teachers? Mind mutilators. Mutilators of children's minds. - Naturally, their own have already been similarly mutilated. - JZ, 12.12.90. - EDUCATION, SCHOOLING
TEACHERS: The aim of teaching is to evoke thinkers, not followers. The mark of a teacher’s success is to have his students surpass him.” – Leonard E. Read, Deeper Than You Think, Prologue XV, also on IX. – THINK, FOLLOWERS, EDUCATION, STUDENTS
TEACHERS: The average schoolmaster is and always must be essentially an ass, for how can one imagine an intelligent man engaging in so puerile an avocation?” – Mencken, Prejudices, Third Series. – Hyman Quotations, p.204.TEACHERS: The evil of men is that they like to be teachers of others.” – Mencius, bk. iv, pt. I, c.xxiii. - All too often in the meaning: “Teaching them a lesson!” or in another authoritarian way, e.g. pretending to be an expert whom others ought to follow or to obey. – Governments love to play the role of teachers of the public, although many members of the public know more and better ideas, facts and opinions than those the governments try to teach – or to impose. – ADVICE VS. ORDERS OR LAWS. - JZ, 24.7.08.
TEACHERS: the Great Indoctrinator at the head of the class.” – Robert Brakeman, SOUTHERN LIBERTARIAN MESSENGER, 12/78. – Also, to some extent at least, the “Great Inquisitor!” – The same does, largely, apply to Professors and other lecturers at Universities etc. - JZ, 24.10.08.
TEACHERS: The highest function of the teacher consists not so much in imparting knowledge as in stimulating the pupil in its love and pursuit.” - The Free Man's Almanac. - EDUCATION, SCHOOLS, KNOWLEDGE, LEARNING, STUDYING
TEACHERS: The job of the teacher is to bring out what’s in the pupil, not pour in what’s in his manual.” – Dagobert D. Runes, “Treasury of Thought”, p.136.
TEACHERS: The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” – William Arthur Ward. – The home schooling movement demonstrates that often the parents are the best teachers. Now there are also more electronic learning aids than ever before. The Joseph Lancaster system and the Summer Hill School experiment demonstrated very well that most school years are just a waste of time and energy for many to most kids. One twentieth of the number of teachers could teach more in a much shorter period. When they are using electronic learning and teaching options then the number of teachers required could even be much smaller still. Schools are largely a scheme to employ teachers and to keep kids out of productive employments, where they could learn more.
TEACHERS: The reason teaching has to go on is that children are not born human; they are made so.” - Jacques Barzun. – But teachers and other educators are the first ones who need to become really educated and enlightened. They or at least some of them ought to see to it that this can be done - in an organized and systematic as well as market-like and business-like way - far superior to their current academic training under the control of territorial States. The machinery for enlightenment still needs numerous and vast improvements. – JZ, 23.1.08. – At least in the social sciences most teachers and lecturers still spread more errors, myths and prejudices than truths. – JZ, 13.4.09. - TEACHING NEW GENERATIONS, BARBARISM & PRIMITIVE IDEAS & NOTIONS ARE BORN AGAIN & AGAIN, IN OUR CHILDREN, EDUCATION, , PREJUDICES, SOCIAL SCIENCES
TEACHERS: The teacher’s work, therefore, begins when that other person asks a question. No question, no teaching.” – John Holt, Instead of Education, p. 87.
TEACHERS: the teachers are living on extorted funds.” - Glen G. Cooper, Contemporary Realism, p.16.
TEACHERS: There is a special circle in Hell for the “Educators” who decided that the Three R’s weren’t all that important.” – Robert Heinlein, Expanded Universe, Notes: 1980.
TEACHERS: Those who can, do. Those who can’t, teach.” – Quoted in ANALOG 4/76, editorial. – “He who can, does. He who cannot, teaches.” – G. B. Shaw, Man and Superman, p.274.
TEACHERS: To teach is to learn twice.” – Joseph Joubert, READER’S DIGEST, 1074.
TEACHERS: Today’s teaches have coercive “educational” intercourse with non-consenting minors. – JZ, 12.1.78.
TEACHERS: What have today’s schools and teachers got to do with genuine education? – JZ, 21.4.78, 1.8.08. – SCHOOLS, EDUCATION
TEACHERS: Whenever anyone succeeds in lighting his own wee candle, another Teacher appears and ignorance recedes. … Become a Teacher!” - From a FEE reply envelope.
TEACHERS: Why in the world are salaries higher for administrators when the basic mission is teaching?” - Governor Jerry Brown. - ADMINISTRATION, EDUCATION
TEACHERS: Woe to him”, says Will Durant, “who teaches men faster than they can learn.” - Ringer, Restoring the American Dream, p.23. – LEARNING, EDUCATION
TEACHING: Both from Baldy’s words and from his example, we learned that “teaching, to be effective, must be in fact as well as in spirit a friendly, cooperative endeavor rand not a battle between antagonists. This requires much time, patience, and sincere sympathy for honest differences of opinion.” – F. A. Harper, Writings, vol. 1, p. 1, introduction.
TEACHING: Most of our textbooks fail on two big counts. They are not sufficiently human, and their application is not sufficiently practical. Their tendency seems to be to look upon the whole process of education as a job of dull and interesting work - with the apparent argument that the duller and more uninteresting it is made the more credit there is for doing it. - Thomas Edison - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. - EDUCATION, SCHOOLS, TEXTBOOKS, COMPULSORY ATTENDANCE, CLASSES
TEACHING: Never try to teach someone a lesson he cannot absorb.” - Frank Herbert, Chapterhouse Dune, p.370. – Or that he does not want to learn. – JZ, 13.4.09. - TEACHING: THE UNTEACHABLE, RED., LEARNING
TEACHING: Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon.” - E. M. Forster.– Not even the three R’s are properly taught any longer, completely and as fast as possible, although, competitively, that had historically been done, within 3 weeks to 3 months, even for slum children, up to a 1000 at a time, at a ridiculously low cost, through the “monitor system” developed by a Quaker, named Bell and later by Joseph Lancaster and successfully practised for a considerable time, until, from about the middle of the 19th century, the vested interest of government-trained and paid teachers intervened and stopped this development, to promote their own trade union special interests and inefficiencies. – What are the kids taught today about the realities of the territorial States and the real free economy? - JZ, 8.8.08. – EDUCATION, SCHOOLS.
TEACHING: Teaching too much too fast makes for confusion.” - Robert Anton Wilson, The Earth Will Shake, p.71. - ADVOCACY, EDUCATION, IDEAS
TEACHING: You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him to find it within himself.” – Galileo
TEACHING: You must teach, not dictate.” – Alfred Bester, The Stars my Destination, p.187.
TEAMWORK: Intelligent individuals working together – that’s the true jewel of freedom. … teamwork is not the same as collectivism. There’s nothing wrong with choosing between them. In fact, there’s great human strength in teamwork.”… Being chattel by choice – that would have been the real tragedy. – Diane Carey, Descent. Star Trek. The Next Generation, Pocket Books, 1993, p.271. - VS. COLLECTIVISM, PRODUCTIVE COOPERATIVES, RUN IN A BUSINESSLIKE WAY, RATHER THAN ON EGALITARIAN PRINCIPLES
TEARS: One must never apologize for tears. – “Tales from the Darkside”. – As long as you can still weep your personal case is not entirely hopeless – in most cases. – It, like justified anger or laughter, indicates that at least some of your moral sense is or may be still intact. - JZ, 31.7.08.
TECHNICALITIES: However appropriate any or all of these may be, we have moved unwittingly into a new age, the Age of the Technicality. The signs abound that more and more ruling bodies are spending more and more of their time and that of the citizenry in applying these technicalities to the warp and woof our lives.” - Clarence B. Carson, THE FREEMAN, 3/76.
TECHNICALITIES: It is not the abuses which pose the greatest threat but the resolute carrying out of what has been authorized.” - Clarence B. Carson, THE FREEMAN, 3/76.
TECHNICALITIES: The Age of the Technicality is not, itself, the age of safety and health. It is the age of the endless hearings, debate, and litigation over the degree of safety, health, and whatever.” … - Clarence B. Carson, THE FREEMAN, 3/76. – BUREAUCRACY, COMPULSORY LICENSING, MEDDLING, INTERVENTIONISM, PROTECTION PRETENCES
TECHNICALITIES: The tyranny of technicalities is tyranny, but it is oh such petty tyranny that a man must grasp its whole impact before he sees it as worthy of his opposition.” - Clarence B. Carson, THE FREEMAN, 3/76. – E.g. the government houses collapse in storms (Darwin) or earthquakes (schools, recently in China) or soon become slums (public housing projects, after slum clearing.) and the use of life-saving medicines becomes delayed for years (Food and Drug Administration), the war against drugs creates more addicts and crimes and corruption, while the legalized drugs like alcohol and tobacco harm and kill more people than the prohibited drugs. – REGULATIONS, CONTROLS, HOUSING POLICIES, LICENSING
TECHNICALITIES: we have been thrust into the Age of the Technicality by the determination to use government to force us to do what some believe to be good and right. The result is the politicalization of life and drastic decline in choice and freedom for the individual.” - Clarence B. Carson, THE FREEMAN, 3/76.
TECHNOLOGY: a human race drunk on technology.” - Gordon R. Dickson, Young Bleys, p.114. – I like General Omar Bradley’s remark more: “nuclear giants and ethical infants”. – JZ – On the other hand, it is and was rather slow to accept certain technologies. For me a classical case was that the discontinuance of hand-forged nails took a century! The microfilm options for texts were never sufficiently taken up e.g. for the reproduction of all freedom writings, nor were, so far electronic discs for this purpose, although a single external HD could, probably, cheaply reproduce all of them. Even freedom lovers are using CDs and DVDs more for music and movies than for their supposedly favorite literature. Not even the humble floppy disc, which could very cheaply have reproduced up to 6 freedom books, zipped, was much used for this purpose. Many techniques for the speeding up of the enlightenment process are still quite insufficiently known and used. – JZ, 16.4.09.
TECHNOLOGY: Anti-technologists have pointed out that the powerful men of society have always used technology as a tool for keeping their power and dominating the poor and the weak.(*) Yes, just as they have used superstition and sheer physical force. Over the long run, however, technology has led to a broadening of human freedom, a sharing of wealth and power among the common people, …” - Editorial in ANALOG, 9/74. - (*) - As if it could not also be used against tyrants. – JZ, 1.8.08. -
TECHNOLOGY: As Arthur C. Clarke has said, a properly functioning technology has the appearance of magic, that is, it alienates us from nature and gives us the belief (true or false) that we are relatively free from the constraints of the material world.” – DIAGONAL RELATIONSHIP 10. – If radio and television had been used mainly for educational purposes rather than for entertainment and music, the world would be a better place by now. But these media, like the newspapers, catered mainly to mass interests. However, by now, whatever these media and others did offer in genuine education, truths, facts, enlightening information, can now be very cheaply and permanently offered electronically, in any desired or needed assortment – if only enough people care to do so. – JZ, 1.8.08.
TECHNOLOGY: But the problem is not to create new transcendent technologies but to discover why we are not using the humbler technologies we already know – or even why we use so rarely the most prosaic and useful technology of all, which is common sense. Otherwise we will simply add to the frustrating backlog of technique we fail to apply.” – Richard C. Cornuelle, Demanaging America, p.63. – Among them are centuries old medical and monetary freedom techniques and methods and self-management schemes, individual secessionism, personal law associations, competing juridical systems, exterritorially autonomous communities, tyrannicide, rightful governments in exile, liberation rather than total war methods, self-defence arms and rightful militias of volunteers. – There are also underutilized modern technologies like e.g. the electronic “argument mapping” of Paul Monk et al and the possibilities to put whole special libraries on a DVD or an external HD. Not even the humble 1.4 Mbs floppy, which could reproduce up to 6 books, zipped, as been fully utilized as yet. - JZ, 1.8.08. – IDEAS ARCHIVE, SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT
TECHNOLOGY: Carnegie justifiably boasted that he transported four pounds of raw materials – iron ore, coal, lime, and manganese – hundreds of miles to his Pittsburg steel mills, “and these four pounds of materials I manufactured into one pound of steel, for which the consumer pays one cent.” – Cited by L. Huberman, We the People, rev. ed., New York, Harper, 1947, p.218. Here quoted from: L. S. Stavrianos, The Promise of the Coming Dark Age, 1976, p. 26/27. – The current steel prices do also, to some extent, indicate how much the US Dollars has been depreciated since C. made this statement. – JZ, 15.4.09. - I guess that it would be very difficult to use a general steel index, since there are so many different kinds of steel, as opposed e.g. to rare metals. But the range of price increases for standard kinds of steel, since Carnegie's times, would be interesting. - JZ, 23.3.11. - MARKET PRICING, STEEL
TECHNOLOGY: Human experience with new technologies over the past 300 years suggests that no technology delivers all that its proponents claim or its opponents fear.” - Prof. Wayne Hall, University of Qld, in a review, THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, July 27/28/02. - INNOVATION, INVENTIONS, MACHINES, COMPUTERS, INTERNET
TECHNOLOGY: I favor a technology which sets us free – totally free, rather than replacing the tyranny of nature with centralistic State or Big Business power.” – DIAGONAL RELATIONSHIP 13. – We should expect from technology only what technology can and does supply. It is no substitute e.g. for basic rights and liberties. – JZ, 1.8.08. -
TECHNOLOGY: I may conceive them using sticks and rocks as tools, scorning the fancy metal devices manufactured by modern blast furnaces and factories. And, even so, they are free to do this only because they take advantage of the fact that our technological society can feed (however imperfectly) billions of human beings and still leave land for simple-lifers to grub in.” – Isaac Asimov, By the Numbers, in Joe Haldeman, Study War No More. – RETREATISM, BACK TO NATURE MOVEMENT, SIMPLE LIFESTYLES, RETREATISM
TECHNOLOGY: It is not enough that you should understand about applied science in order that your work may increase man’s blessings. Concern for man himself and his fate must always form the chief interest of all technical endeavors … that the creations of our mind shall be a blessing and not a curse to mankind. Never forget this in the midst of your diagrams and equations….” – Abert Einstein, “What I Believe”. – As a former German he should have known that not all Germans were Nazis and that they were thus not to be collectively held responsible for the crimes of the Nazi regime and its voluntary followers, e.g. via ABC mass murder devices. Nevertheless, he promoted the building of atomic weapons and, to my knowledge, never opposed the principle of collective responsibility. Also, in his correspondence he opposed exterritorially autonomous communities, i.e., he subscribed to territorialism, which provides targets and motives for ABC mass murder devices. In other words, he did not sufficiently or consistently follow his above advice. & SCIENCE & CONCERN FOR MAN & HIS FATE
TECHNOLOGY: It was the ideas of the classical economists that moved the checks imposed by age-old laws, customs, and prejudices upon technological improvement and freed the genius of reformers and innovators from the straightjacket of government tutelage.” – Ludwig von Mises, Human Action, p. 8. – PROGRESS, LAISSEZ-FAIRE, INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION, TUTELAGE, INTERVENTIONISM, PROTECTION
TECHNOLOGY: Life without technology …nasty, brutish, and short.” – THE CONNECTION 138, p. 70.
TECHNOLOGY: Machine Age: It has enlarged the possibility of tyranny from a local matter to intercontinental scope.” – Dagobert R. Runes, Treasury of Thought, p.89. – And yet, international wars have become rarer while the number of civil wars remained high. – JZ, 1.8.08. - TYRANNY, AGGRESSION, INVASIONS, TERRORISM, CIVIL WARS.
TECHNOLOGY: Technology and economics are the savers – of work, time, capital and resources, while politics is a popular wastrel. – JZ & D.Z., 7.1.77. – Economics, morality and technology try to save us while territorial politics tries to waste us, under the pretence of protecting and helping us. – JZ, 18.11.78, 1.8.08. – POLITICS, ECONOMICS, MORALITY, RIGHTS, LIBERTIES, STATISM, TERRITORIALISMTECHNOLOGY: Technology and Science only for those who like them and to the extent that they do like them. A corresponding extension of consumer and producer sovereignty with the borders based on private property rights and natural rights to not having one’s water, air, soil, food, drinks or body polluted, poisoned or irradiated by someone else, against one’s will. – JZ, 16.6.92. – If the general radiation soup of the electro-magnetic spectrum, in which we now live, keeps increasing more and more, to more dangerous levels, then we might have to go back largely to copper-line connections or, for large masses of information, to disc-recordings that are snail-mailed. – JZ, 1.8.08.
TECHNOLOGY: Technology breeds anarchy. - Frank Herbert, God Emperor of Dune, p.43. – At least as tourists we can somewhat escape, temporarily, our own territorial governments. – And with the Internet we can link up with many foreigners, without the help of bureaucrats, diplomats, passports and foreign exchange restrictions, even if we should never meet them in person. - JZ, 25.7.08. - ANARCHISM
TECHNOLOGY: Technology is the art of causing change by Imagination and Will.” – Gen. E. A. Crowley, Math in Theory and Practice, quoted in Robert Anton Wilson, Schroedinger’s Cat III, p. 113. - It is the same for social reforms that are fully in accordance with individual rights and liberties. – JZ, 25.7.08. - That are, in other words, only practised among volunteers, once they are liberated from the legalized and wrongful restrictions of territorialism. - JZ, 23.3.11., - PANARCHISM, SECESSIONISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, VOLUNTARISM, WILL, IMAGINATION
TECHNOLOGY: Technology is what humans and their hominid ancestors have been practicing for millions of years: using and modifying physical objects surrounding them to satisfy their material needs. Starting with the use of a stone as a scraping and cutting tool, they progressed naturally …” - L. S. Stavrianos, The Promise of the Coming Dark Age, 1976, p.16. - & PROGRESS
TECHNOLOGY: Technology make large populations possible; large populations now make technology indispensable.” – Joseph Wood Krutch, The Nemesis of Power, Human Nature and the Human Condition, 1956.
TECHNOLOGY: Technology, by its nature, is dynamic, forward looking. Every development, every invention, every improvement upsets the status quo, changes the people and society, threatens the Establishment.” - Editorial in ANALOG, 9/74. - Just compare what email and mobiles have done to the postal monopoly for letters and telephone talks. – JZ, 1.8.08.
TECHNOLOGY: technology, used improperly, can get us into trouble and … technology, used properly, can get us out of trouble.” – L. J. Peter, The Peter Plan, p.128. – I doubt that there is a technological substitute e.g. for panarchism, monetary freedom, freedom of expression, justice, peace. – However, to achieve such aims certain techniques or methods or procedures do have also to be used. - JZ, 17.4.09.
TECHNOLOGY: The demand to ‘restrict’ technology is the demand to restrict man’s mind.” – Mrs. Young, on Ayn Rand, in her manuscript on Ayn Rand, p.18. – Should we give up the technology of language, speech, writing, reading, printing, duplicating and communication services, too? – And that of spinning and weaving? - JZ, 1.8.08. -
TECHNOLOGY: The knack of so arranging the world that we don’t have to experience it.” - Max Frish. - As if technology did not also give us the chance to experience much more of the world than we could otherwise. Tourism is now the largest industry. And modern travelers are often guided by computerized maps or satellite location indications. - Think of the technology involved in modern transport, printing, art reproductions (enormous collections exist on microfilm), movies, music, astronomy, microbiology, email, websites, radio, television documentaries. – We used to have choice only among the movies offered in nearby picture theatres. Now we have access to thousands all the time via movie tapes or disks. An information explosion is involved, putting us in touch with much more reality than we could physically experience in our lifetime. – The world is now electronically mapped. Soon all past significant radio and TV shows will also be permanently accessible, electronically. - With the help of one of my grandchildren I saw recently, from space, the block of flats and the parks in the area of northern Berlin, where I grew up. - JZ, 25.7.08. -
TECHNOLOGY: The luxury of rejection of technology and affluence is possible only in a milieu of technology and affluence and it was a less than rational and honest flea which cursed the dog.” – Nicholas Brady, The Microwave Factor, p.204. - AFFLUENCE
TECHNOLOGY: The more frankly anti-technological views just have not yet grasped that they and most people in America are hopelessly far apart. They hate technology (*) while most people love most of what it has brought. People love cars and want to drive them; they love television; they want dishwashers, There will be no voluntary going back. (**) People have tasted the fruits of technology and want them. They prove this throughout the world when they have the chance and the money to do so. … Technology promises enormous opportunities to raise people’s living standards around the world.” – Robert Booth Fowler, in the anthology “Outside Looking In”edited by Dorothy Buckton James, p. 238. - - (*) While consuming many of its products and services, often unaware of this fact. – Better technologies offer solutions to the unwanted side-effects of inferior technologies. - - (**) But many people do have the option of doing without advanced technological aids in their own lives. At least until they do need it, e.g. to save their lives in a complicated medical operation. - JZ, 1.8.08.
TECHNOLOGY: the solution for all problems of technology is more technology.” – G. Harry Stine, ANALOG 6/96. – More and better technology and science – and more consideration for individual rights and liberties. – ABC mass murder devices are technical and scientific achievements but hardly achievements for the human race, no more so than the extermination camps of the Nazis were. - JZ, 18.7.08. – SCIENCE, RESPONSIBILITY, RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, , NWT
TECHNOLOGY: the tremendous progress of technological methods of production and the resulting increase in wealth and welfare were feasible only through the pursuit of those liberal policies which were the practical application of the teachings of economics.” - Ludwig von Mises, Human Action, p.8.
TECHNOLOGY: There is a technophobia as well as a technophilia approach to personal liberty. As long as an individual’s choice in these respects are not hindered by others or imposed upon others, both are rightful libertarian individual choices. – JZ, 10.10.99.
TECHNOLOGY: To condemn technology in toto is to forget gardens made green by desalinization of sea water, while to idealize technology is to forget Hiroshima.” – Stuart Chase, quoted in L. J. Peter, The Peter Plan, p.11.
TECHNOLOGY: Who needs government anymore? Technology can and will free us of the past.” – Jerome Tuccille, in Libertarian Handbook 1973. - Obviously, it has not yet sufficed to free us of territorial governments. - JZ, 23.3.11. - GOVERNMENT
TEENAGER: One who has reached the age of dissent.” – Harold D. Leslie - JOKES, DISSENTERS
TELEPHONE: Government protected telephone monopolies are foisting substandard service at exorbitant rates on the citizens.” – Libertarian Handbook 1973. – At least in this respect and with regard to shopping hour restrictions some positive changes have taken place, not only through the influence of technology. I have still to see or to compile a list of “positive signs of the times”. Today I read, for instance, that national wars have become rare but civil wars are still as frequent as ever. – JZ, 31.7.08. - SIGNS OF THE TIMES
TELEPHONE: Human beings want free, unprotected monopolies, or they would not create them. Individual Americans created the one telephone service in many cities in this country, by deserting many telephone companies. At the same time, Americans support some sixty thousand independent telephone companies in these States, for American Government is the only Government that does not hold a monopoly of telephone service.” – Rose Wilder Lane, The Discovery of Freedom, p.244. - No "monopoly" that only consists of a temporary domination of the market should get any legal monopoly for its status. - No should any small beginnings of a firm be protected by any legal monopolies like copyrights and patents - except within communities of volunteers that are inclined to uphold such monopolies among their members, at their own expense. - JZ, 23.3.11. - PATENTS, COPYRIGHTS, LEGALIZED MONOPOLIES, VOLUNTARISM & EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY VS. TERRITORIALISM
TELEPHONE: Modern communications: People who reach each other at the same time cannot, because then they are then both “engaged”. – JZ, 29.3.85. – At least email, answering machines and message services have improved the situation, also computerized telephone services and phone sets that record the last number that tried to reach you. – Some sets also indicate that another call is waiting and one can interrupt the current one to give an in-between message to the other caller. - JZ, 31.7.08.
TELEPHONES: Let Telecom (Australia, later Telstra) charge whatever it wants to – but allow full and free competition against is and force it to pay dividends or hand out shares in it to all its involuntary shareholders and financiers – JZ, 22.3.88. In the meantime some competition has been allowed, e.g. via “Optus” and various internet telephone services. – And about 1/3 or the government’s share in Telstra has been sold to private enterprises. – But it still charges monopoly prices for its copper line network. - JZ, 31.7.08.
TELEVISION: Government regulated television broadcasting is notorious for insipid programming and monolithic news coverage, subject to political influence and favoritism.” - Libertarian Handbook 1973.
TELEVISION: governmental supervision of cable TV has stifled the growth of a media that could make computers, libraries and periodicals available to any home at the touch of a button.” – Libertarian Handbook 1973, p.17. – Where are the monuments or at least lists of successes of governmentalism and statism? I know of none. Do you? – People are territorial statists just like they were and largely still are believers in a God, without any genuine evidence for either case. - JZ, 2.8.08. – STATISM, GOD, CONTROLS, BUREAUCRACY, TERRITORIALISM, BROADCASTING
TELEVISION: He notes that middle class America is more attached to its color TV and other comforts than to their rights or freedoms.” – Wilmot Robertson’s book “Ventilations”, reviewed in SOUTHERN LIBERTARIAN MESSENGER, 3/78. – STATISM, FREEDOM
TELEVISION: It is difficult to produce a television documentary that is both incisive and probing when every twelve minutes one is interrupted by twelve dancing rabbits singing about toilet paper.” - Rod Serling – Sterling?
TELEVISION: No censorship by means of licences for TV or radio stations, either. – JZ, 5/73, 2.8.08. – CENSORSHIP, LICENSING
TELEVISION: Television is an institution with whose aid people who are idle can observe other people, who are idle.” – Allen – (“Das Fernsehen ist eine Einrichtung, mit deren Hilfe Leute, die nichts tun, andere Leute beobachten, die nichts tun koennen.”) - As if there were no documentaries or televised lectures. I got myself the first TV only in 1975, when Milton Friedman visited Australia and often appeared on TV. – Think of the millions of slobs, who watch athletes on TV. – Radio and TV do also provide some educational material, even if they do mostly cater to mass-tastes and interests. - JZ, 25.7.08. – - By now all broadcasts could be recorded and made accessible, anywhere, at any time, to those interested in them. - JZ, 23.3.11.
TELEVISION: Television is chewing gum for the eyes.” – Definition of a child. (“Fernsehen ist Kaugummi fuer die Augen.”) – But it distracts more from thinking for oneself. – JZ, 25.10.08.
TELEVISION: Television provides a small, squared and selected view of life and seems to carefully avoid the most important subjects, the real solutions, even more so than the printed mass media do. – JZ, 3.5.88. – Being financed largely by advertisements, it tends to appeal to the lowest common denominator. – JZ, 31.7.08.
TELEVISION: The broadcast media bring too much, too fast, likewise do oral discussions and debates, to leave enough time to ponder, criticize and think of or remember optimal replies or alternative facts and examples. Newspapers, magazines and books are better in this respect – but they leave too little opportunities for replies. The Internet has increased the reply options greatly and the chances that the replies will remain available “in print”, at least electronically. But written and long debates, involving hundreds of facts and arguments merely set up sequentially, are almost as bad as a labyrinth. One can get lost in them and overlook one or several points easily. Thus they have been improved, formerly by flow chart discussions on paper and relatively recently by the electronic “argument mapping” developed by Paul Monk and al. The method is described online. I wish that all remaining libertarian and anarchist, pacifist and justice controversies were thus systematically dealt with, slowly, persistently and thoroughly, by thousands of libertarians in electronic collaboration with each other, through corresponding websites, from all over the world and this within a relatively short period. - I am aware that there are also methods to make meetings more fruitful. The best that I found was described by Michael Doyle and David Strauss: How to Make Meetings Work, The New Interaction Method, Playboy Paperback, 1976, 1977, fourth printing 1978, 301 pages, indexed, a very well developed and proven method, whose essentials are rather simple and can be learned and practised fast. The book simply brings refinements of it. ISBN: 0-872-16514-7 – I think that the RED., , & SLOGANS FOR LIBERTY encyclopedias, when finished, plus an encyclopedia that simply brings the multitude of different definitions of every term, that is significant in the social sciences, numbered, would also greatly help to improve mutual understanding. – Naturally, a comprehensive and growing electronic libertarian encyclopedia and library would also greatly help. - JZ, 5.8.92, 1.8.08. - RADIO, ORAL DISCUSSION & DEBATES VS. WRITTEN NEWS, DISCUSSION & DEBATES, BROADCASTING
TELEVISION: There's so much comedy on television. Does that cause comedy in the streets?” - Dick Cavett - CRIME & VIOLENCE,
TELEVISION: Through television one can live in a perpetual dream world, oblivious to the persons and ideas around oneself. There is no need to wait for a heaven after death. Marx was wrong when he said, ‘Religion is the opiate of the people!’ In reality, opiate is the religion of the people. And a good shot or prime time family fare will beat the hell out of a fix of heroin.” – PHILOLOGOS No. 19,3/77. - By now we have similar addictions to the Internet and to movies on tape or DVD. – JZ, 31.7.08.
TELEVISION: Unless you have an LCD, PLASMA or similar screen, you get probably more hard radiation from your own TV set than from all the nuclear bomb tests combined. So why don’t you stop watching TV? I am serious. I am concerned about the radiation hazard. Are you? Are you aware that many of the microwave ovens do also leak microwaves, and so do most mobile phones, so that you are slowly and partly cooked by them? As long as it does not cause them pain or visible harm most people simply ignore such dangers. Even the magnetic fields around ordinary electrical appliances and power leads are, according to some reports, not entirely harmless to human beings. When will we being to take such threats serious enough? – JZ, n.d., & 31.8.08. – RADIATION HAZARDS
TELEVISION: We need consumer protection against the ABC controllers. – JZ, 3.6.73. – (Australian Broadcasting Commission)
TELEVISION: What cannot be clearly conveyed in a few sentences (sound bytes) and with a few images cannot, as a rule, be conveyed on TV. – JZ, 22.1.94.
TELLING OTHERS WHAT TO DO: The trouble with this world: Everybody is always telling everybody else what to do.” – From a Western film on Channel 10 or 7, on 24.6.77. – ORDERS, INTOLERANCE, TERRITORIALISM, COMMANDS, LAWS, GOVERNMENTS, DESPOTISM, AUTHORITARIANISM, TOTALITARIANISM, MAJORITIES, MINORITY RULE
TELLING: During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.” – George Orwell - TRUTH DURING A TIME OF LIES, ERRORS & PREJUDICES,
TEMPER: It is my rule never to lose my temper till it would be detrimental to keep it.” – Sean O’Casey, The Plough and the Stars, 1926. – SELF-DISCIPLINE, SELF-CONTROL, ANGER- & RAGE-SELF-MANAGEMENT
TEMPORARY MEASURES: I have seen too many ‘temporary’ measures harden into permanent controls by government to permit me to view them with complacency.” – Admiral Ben Moreell, THE FREEMAN, 4/75. – INTERVENTIONISM, REGULATIONS, CONTROLS, LAWS, INTERIM MEASURE, TERRITORIALISM
TEMPTATION: Yield to temptation; it may not pass your way again.” - Robert Heinlein. – As long as you don’t victimize anyone or only adult and voluntary victims. – I doubt that R. H. slept around much, if at all, after he married. – Temporary temptations should always be weighed against the lasting hurt they can do to others about whom one cares. – All the free love relationships in his works are, I believe, among volunteers only. – And he also described at least one faithful monogamous one, e.g., by Lazarus Long, while his love lived. - JZ, 23.1.08. – JOKES, SIN, FAITHFULNESS, MARRIAGES.
TEN COMMANDMENTS: Say what you will about the Ten Commandments, you must always came back to the pleasant fact that there are only ten of them.” – H. L. Mencken. – LAWS, JOKES
TEN COMMANDMENTS: The Decalogue may have been a rough and useful ready-reckoner for the Israelites, but to us it admits of so many exceptions and interpretations that it is practically worthless.” – Ascribed to Edward Carpenter. - DECALOGUE, BIBLE, CHRISTIANITY
TEN COMMANDMENTS: the Ten Commandments: Perhaps a bit of excessive ambition on the Lord’s part.” Bertrand Russell said that the Ten Commandments should bear a note like those on Oxford examination questions: ‘No more than four to be attempted by any candidate.’ – DIAGONAL RELATIONSHIPS 10. - Excessive ambition or not enough? Are they a good enough substitute for a complete and clear declaration of all human rights and liberties? Should not anarchists and libertarians be ready by now to compile such a declaration, between them or at least to make a serious effort in this direction? – Or will his or here supposed “children” never grow up? - JZ, 2.8.08. - HUMAN RIGHTS DECLARATION
TENACITY: But the secret to success in any endeavor was tenacity, and lukewarm commitment was a shortcoming through which only the self was slighted.” – Nicolas Brady, The Microwave Factor, p.204. – SUCCESS, COMMITMENT, ENTHUSIASM, PERSISTENCE, PERSEVERANCE
TENDER HEARTS: So many people who think they have a tender heart have only a soft mind.” – Maritain, quoted by Isvan Teleki in LIBERTARIAN CONNECTION 75. - SOFT HEARTS, SOFT MINDS, FEELINGS, EMOTIONS
TENTH AMENDMENT TO THE US CONSTITUTION: If the Tenth Amendment were still taken seriously, most of the federal government's present activities would not exist. That's why no one in Washington ever mentions it. – Thomas E. Woods, Jr. in The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History – It runs: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states, or to the people.” – As I read and understand it, the States could still reserve them to themselves and thereby deny them to “the people” and to individuals. – Without a clear declaration of all individual rights and liberties and their recognition by the Federal Government, as well as by all State governments, I still find this clause to be insufficient. It still speaks at best only of “the people” i.e. the whole population of the USA or one of its States as if they were individuals and does not clearly recognize rights of individuals at all. Hasn’t at least one lawyer, judge, journalist or other writer, social scientist or citizen bothered to attempt, during the many years since this Amendment was passed (when?) bothered to set down the rights and liberties not of the people but of individuals? I suspect that territorial statism, combined with constitutionalism has prevented them from doing this. Or are there some exceptions? If so, please provide me with the details. I wish to make my anthology of over 130 PRIVATE human rights drafts as complete as possible, at least as raw material for the drafting of an as perfect declaration as human beings could and should provide by now. – These drafts are online as part of a disc reproduced on www.butterbach.net. - email@example.com - JZ, 26.4.13.
TENTH AMENDMENT: If the Tenth Amendment were still taken seriously, most of the federal government’s present activities would not exist. That’s why no one in Washington ever mentions it.” – Thomas E. Woods, Jr. in The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History. - - Americans often talk and write about politics as if only the USA existed. With that kind of limited horizon and debate they will not be likely to arrive at all generally or widely valid solutions. - JZ, 25. 11. 06.
TENURE FOR JOBS: Today the employer who fires an employee does so at his peril, whatever the cause, and the overall result of undue job security is impairment of the incentive to do well on the part of the employee and thwarting of employer efforts to spur efficiency in production. …” - W. A. Paton, THE FREEMAN, 1/75. - JOB SECURITY, RESTRICTIONS ON DISMISSING OR FIRING PEOPLE
TERABYTE HARD DRIVES: A TB, or terabyte, is about 1.05 million MB. All the data in the American Library of Congress amounts to 15 TB. - Catherine Armitage in THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, smh.com.au, March 24/25, 2012, p.11. – How many or how few TBs would be required to permanently and cheaply reproduce all freedom, peace and justice rights writings? - Yesterday I shelved a recent advertisement: It offered a WD Western Digital Desktop HDD, 3TB, USB 2.0, easily reformatted for use with Mac – for only $173. – All the online offers of libertarians and anarchists could become confined to recent changes and additions. – JZ, 11.4.12. - & DIGITAL FREEDOM LIBRARY ON A LARGE DISC
TERMINOLOGY: With a knowledge of the name comes a distincter recognition and knowledge of the thing.” - Henry David Thoreau. - With a term come also all the misinterpretations of the term and the dogmatic assertion of any of these meanings by some and altogether a great confusion and ignorance of all the relevant facts related to a word. - JZ, 22.8.02. - TERMS, WORDS, NAMES, KNOWLEDGE
TERMS As soon as a thing is named, its essence is limited, if not lost, for nothing is limited to its name.” - L. E. Modesitt, Gravity Dreams, Orbit, London, 1999, p.194. – Compare: “The map is not the territory.” & “ The word is not the fact.” – Reality is not what is usually believed about it. – JZ, 7.10.07. – Most people are not even aware how many other definitions than their own exist for the same term and thus they arrive at many wrong conclusions. – I would welcome an encyclopedia in which most to all different definitions are offered of the same significant term in the social sciences, together with their pro and con. Then, finally, many to most people would advance and apply their own and possibly quite incomplete or flawed definitions much less dogmatically. – JZ, 15.4.09. DEFINITIONS, NAMES, WORDINGSTERRAFORMING: small-scale terraforming is what people normally do, everywhere and all the time.” - Laurence M. Janifer, Poems Are Made by Fools Like Me, p 127 of ANALOG, Jan. 97.
TERRITORIALISM: [During the 20th century] … 170 million men, women, and children have been shot, beaten, tortured, knifed, burned, starved, frozen, crushed, or worked to death; buried alive, drowned, hung, bombed, or killed in any other of the myriad ways governments have inflicted death on unarmed, helpless citizens and foreigners. –R. J. Rummel, Death by Government - STATISM, MASS MURDERS BY GOVERNMENTS, DEMOCIDE
TERRITORIALISM: 170 million men, women, and children have been shot, beaten, tortured, knifed, burned, starved, frozen, crushed, or worked to death; buried alive, drowned, hung, bombed, or killed in any other of the myriad ways governments have inflicted death on unarmed, helpless citizens and foreigners.” – R. J. Rummel, Death by Government. - [During the 20th century] With some later figures added this number of victims was increased by him to over 200 million people. See his extensive web pages. – JZ – GOVERNMENTS, TOTALITARIANISM, DICTATORSHIP, TYRANNY, MASS MURDERS, ATROCITIES
TERRITORIALISM: A caged canary is safe but not free. – Walter Williams – Territorialism is not any good in providing protection, defence, peace and security, either. On the contrary, almost all the larger States are turned by it into warfare states. – JZ, 23.4.13. – SECURITY, SAFETY, STATISM, PEACE
TERRITORIALISM: A government can be understood as a territorial monopolist of compulsion: an agency that engages in institutionalized property rights violations and the exploitation – in the form of expropriation, taxation, and regulation – of private property owners." - Banking and the State by Thorsten Polleit [Mises Daily] – Quoted by Nizam Ahmad – Facebook, 2.2.13. - GOVERNMENT
TERRITORIALISM: A government is the most dangerous threat to man’s rights: It holds a legal monopoly on the use of physical force against legally disarmed victims. – Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged, PART III. – In theatres 2014. Quoted by Nizam Ahmad shared Capitalism's photo. – Facebook 25.9.13. -STATES, GOVERNMENTS, FORCE, VICTIM DISARMAMENT
TERRITORIALISM: A whole country or continent does not belong exclusively to any group of people or to its present territorial government or population, no matter how large that government or population or group or party or movement is, and no matter how well it is organized, however much it is shouting and how belligerent it is and however confidently it asserts its territorial land monopoly claim. – JZ, 17.9.88, 26.7.08. -PANARCHISM
TERRITORIALISM: Above all, we should not forget, that government is, abstractly speaking, an evil, an usurpation upon the private judgment and individual conscious of mankind; and that, however we may be obliged to admit it as a necessary evil for the present, it behooves us, as the friends of reason and the human species, to admit as little of it as possible, and carefully to observe, whether in consequence of the gradual illumination of the human mind, that little may not hereafter be diminished.” - William Godwin (1756-1836), An Inquiry Concerning Political Justice and Its Influence on General Virtue and Happiness, 1793, Vol. 2, Bk. V, ch.1. - TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENT, STATES, NATIONS, COUNTRIES
TERRITORIALISM: above this race of men stands an immense and tutelary power, which takes upon itself alone to secure their gratifications, and to watch over their fate. That power is absolute, minute, regular, provident, and mild. It would be like the authority of a parent, if, like that authority, its object was to prepare them for manhood; but it seeks, on the contrary, to keep them in perpetual childhood ...” - Alexis de Tocqueville - PATERNALISM, WELFARE STATE, BENEVOLENT DESPOTISM, STATE, GOVERNMENT, RULERS, PRESIDENTS, LEGISLATORS, POWER
TERRITORIALISM: Addiction to territorialism amounts, probably, to the worst threat to mankind, not only because of the nuclear war threat associated with it. – JZ, 9.11.97, 16.7.08.
TERRITORIALISM: After having thus successively taken each member of the community in its powerful grasp and fashioned him at will, the supreme power then extends its arm over the whole community. It covers the surface of society with a network of small, complicated rules, minute and uniform, through which the most original minds and the most energetic characters cannot penetrate, to rise above the crowd. The will of man is not shattered, but softened, bent, and guided; men seldom forced by it to act, but they are constantly restrained from acting. Such a power does not destroy, but it prevents existence; it does not tyrannize, but it compresses, enervates, extinguishes, and stupefies a people, till each nation is reduced to nothing better than a flock of timid and industrious animals, of which the government is the shepherd." - Alexis de Tocqueville - TERRITORIAL & CENTRALIZED GOVERNMENTS, LAWS, RESTRICTIONS, CONTROLS
TERRITORIALISM: After having thus successively taken each member of the community in its powerful grasp and fashioned him at will, the supreme power then extends its arm over the whole community. It covers the surface of society with a network of small, complicated rules, minute and uniform, through which the most original minds and the most energetic characters cannot penetrate, to rise above the crowd. The will of man is not shattered, but softened, bent, and guided; men seldom forced by it to act, but they are constantly restrained from acting. Such a power does not destroy, but it prevents existence; it does not tyrannize, but it compresses, enervates, extinguishes, and stupefies a people, till each nation is reduced to nothing better than a flock of timid and industrious animals, of which the government is the shepherd." - Alexis de Tocqueville - STATISM, POWER
TERRITORIALISM: All countries and their territorial States are, inevitably, and to a large extent failures because as territorial organizations they cannot really represent all of their people. Thus as territorial countries, as States with geopolitical borders, they should all disappear. But whatever is essential, from a human point of view, in any country, all their voluntary societies, communities and associations should remain, free and active, exterritorially autonomous and distinct, under their own personal laws, without any territorial monopoly, country-wide, continent-wide or even world-wide, as long as they do have any volunteers, anywhere. – JZ, 14.9.08. - COUNTRIES, STATES, PANARCHIES, STATISM
TERRITORIALISM: All of political history can be summed up as a struggle to throw the bad guys out and put the good guys in.” – John A Pugsley, intro to "None of the Above". - - Alas, the supposedly good or better guys often turn out even worse than the previous ones, at least as far as their taxing and spending habits are concerned. Individuals and voluntary groups must become free to choose between bad and good guys, bad and good systems and institutions, principles, laws, constitutions etc. but only for themselves and never for others, as they are now free to do and even encouraged to do under territorialism. - JZ, 25. 11. 06. - TERRITORIAL POLITICS LEAVES ALMOST ONLY THE FOLLOWING ALTERNATIVE
TERRITORIALISM: All territorialist monopoly claims are, to their extent, totalitarian claims, when then they claim such a monopoly only for a democracy or a republic or an anarchist society or community, for the benefit of any kind of minority or majority. – JZ, 13.10.93, 19.7.08. – TOTALITARIANISM
TERRITORIALISM: All we need to do is remove from individual administrators everywhere, whether elected or appointed, all formal authority to make decisions binding upon others. …With hierarchy removed, other changes logically would follow.” - Frederick C. Thayer, An End to Hierarchy! An End to Competition! Organizing the Politics and Economics of Survival. – New Viewpoints, N.Y. 1973, p.179/180. – It seems to me that he did not realize the genuinely free competition and its benefits that would follow in the absence of territorial and nationalistic hierarchies. Generally, he seems to favor decentralization, but only of the geographical kind. – However, with his opposition to what he terms “competition” he may have meant only what he calls, also on p. 179: “Whatever the community-building activities of nation-states, their principal undertakings involve competition with other nation-states for territory, markets, “power”, and “influence”, the typical win-lose confrontation which leads to wars.” – That “competition” is what I would rather call “territorialism” or territorial monopolism, the struggle for exclusive power, domination and exploitation of whole territories and their population, which has little to do with competition and much with power, monopolization and victimizing involuntary victims. Individuals and minorities are not free to secede from it and to exterritorially compete with it. - JZ, 26.3.09. – DECENTRALIZATION, COMPETITION, NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, POWER, DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLY, HIERARCHIES
TERRITORIALISM: Appropriate channels under statism and its hierarchies, collectivism and territorialism are mostly quite inappropriate except for bureaucrats and politicians. – JZ, 3.4.14.
TERRITORIALISM: As long as most people believe only in territorialism, non-violence, nuclear deterrence and statism as rightful, rational and effective cure-alls or panaceas, the really required rightful, rational, voluntary and effective panarchistic steps will not be undertaken or even seriously discussed by enough people. – JZ, 18.6.09, 9.3.12. – NONVIOLENCE, NUCLEAR DETERRENCE, PRAYER, WORLD GOVERNMENT ETC.WAR, PEACE, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR VOLUNTEERS
TERRITORIALISM: As our rights fade out, we accept perpetual war for perpetual peace, the two parties fuse into one, and the government becomes more powerful than at any time in our history. – Kevin Maley – Alas, territorialism persists even among anarchists and libertarians. Firstly, we never enjoyed all individual rights and liberties. We never even bothered to clearly formulate and declare all of them and do not strive systematically to achieve that. Nor have most freedom lovers clearly seen the need for an ideal militia of volunteers to protect or realize these rights, to the extent that communities, societies and governance systems of volunteers wish them to be realized among themselves. Interest among them in a libertarian defence, liberation, revolution and military insurrection program is still all too close to zero. The fusion of political parties occurs only under territorialism. Under individual and group secessionism independent factions would multiply and become tolerant or peacefully coexisting. None would have a territorial monopoly any longer for their power addicts. All would be confined to their volunteers. The excessive government powers at present, going even to mass murder preparations, are all part and parcel of wrongful territorial nationalism and statism, still supported by most libertarians, who are merely “limited” government advocates. – The problems hinted at by K. M. are produced by his kinds of thinking, errors, prejudices, wrongful assumptions and conclusions. – JZ, 27.5.13.
TERRITORIALISM: At first is was very strange to our earthly minds that there should be nowhere a pretended omniscience and a practical omnipotence, that is to say a sovereign thing, a person or an assembly whose fiat was final.” – H. G. Wells, Men Like Goods, p.197 of the first paperback issue, 1922, 1970, p.204. – Government - a pretended omniscient, omnipotent and omni-benevolent corporation or “God”. – JZ, 7.4.96. - GOVERNMENT, RULERS, PRESIDENTS, PRIME MINISTERS, PREMIERS, LEGISLATORS, PARLIAMENTS
TERRITORIALISM: Australia does not belong exclusively to Australians or to the Australian governments, no matter how strong and widespread that belief its. – JZ, 16.10.93.
TERRITORIALISM: Away with the whims of governmental administrators, their socialized projects, their centralization, their tariffs, their government schools, their state religions, their free credit, their bank monopolies, their regulations, their restrictions, their equalization by taxation, and their pious moralizations! - - And now that the legislators and do-gooders have so futilely inflicted so many systems upon society, may they finally end where they should have begun: May they reject all systems, and try liberty; for liberty is an acknowledgment of faith in God and His works." - Frederic Bastiat (HT Chris Pacia) - Ludwig von Mises Institute - Facebook, 4.10.12. - VS. LIBERTY
TERRITORIALISM: badgers, for example, have large territories that overlap, while mink have much smaller territories that are fiercely defended. - Jeremy Chersas, THE AUSTRALIAN, 7.7.87. (First in NEW SCIENTIST, London.) - & EXTERRITORIALISM AMONG ANIMALS
TERRITORIALISM: badgers, for example, have large territories that overlap, while mink have much smaller territories that are fiercely defended.” – Jeremy Chenas? Chersas? THE AUSTRALIAN, 7.7.87, first in NEW SCIENTIST, London. – Animals have the excuse that for them an exclusive territory as their food gathering and hunting ground is a matter or survival. But people, being productive animals, increase their standard of living by greater population density. If they understood this sufficiently, they would do away with immigration barriers and all other barriers to rights and liberties. – JZ, 26.7.08.
TERRITORIALISM: Because they do not know any better, victims of the government’s “educational” policies and propaganda, they can be made to pay, obey and fight for exclusive territorial powers of their governments, their leaders or misleaders, under which they are, as usual, lied to, cheated, robbed and oppressed, just like they would be by an enemy government and they will consider that to be honorable patriotism!. – JZ, 2.3.95, 18.7.08. - TAXATION, WAR AIMS, NATIONALISM, WARFARE STATE, DICTATORSHIPS, MONOPOLIES, PEOPLE, ENLIGHTENMENT, PREJUDICES, PUBLIC OPINION
TERRITORIALISM: Because we believe that our ethnic group, our society, our political party, our God, is better than your God, we kill each other. – Neale Donald Walsh – in www.strike-the-root.com . – Territorialism, with its kind of voting and power system is not a satisfactory alternative to this extreme kind of intolerance. Exterritorial autonomy for communities and societies of volunteers makes peaceful coexistence possible and likely, at least in the long run, once it is understood and seen how it works. – JZ, 1.4.12, 18.1.13. - & ITS INTOLERANCE, RACISM, NATIONALISM, RELIGIONS, IDEOLOGIES
TERRITORIALISM: Between two groups of men that want to make inconsistent kinds of worlds I see no remedy except force … It seems to me that every society rests on the death of men. – Oliver Wendell Holmes. – An example of the selective blindness, intolerance and violence of territorialism – even in the mind of a famous judge. – JZ, 9.9.11. – For him there are less excuses than others, for in his profession he should have at least heard or read about personal law. – JZ, 1.3.12. - & FORCE, COERCION, COMPULSION, WAR, , SOCIETY, STATE, PERSONAL LAW
TERRITORIALISM: Both effectively denied people the freedom to choose their own affiliations and associations, imposing lifelong allegiance to a club which they never applied to join – Frances Wheen, How Mumbo-Jumbo Conquered the World, Harper Perennial, 2004, p.75. – PANARCHISM, CHOICE, FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION, VOLUNTARISM VS. TERRITORIALISM, STATISM
TERRITORIALISM: Brown calls for state control of media and licences for journos - www.theaustralian.com.au - We are all territorially ruled by territorial control freaks and power addicts, rather than being free and sovereign consumers or subscribers to competitively supplied and wanted public services. The consequences are VERY predictable. – JZ, 6.10.11 on Facebook. - POWER ADDICTS
TERRITORIALISM: By the state of Israel they would 'Germanize' the Jewish people and create the ideal conditions for his physical extermination. For a people reassembled and concentrated in a little territory is a thousand times more vulnerable than if it were dispersed all over the earth, especially in a nuclear conflict. A little lost H-bomb, falling on the territory of the state of Israel would accomplish the project of Hitler and the Nazis . ... Today when all the world is becoming Nazi, when all nations are becoming capable of genocide with their nuclear war preparations ...” - – Emmanuel Levine, 18 rue A. Cherioux, Issy-les-Moulineaux, Seine, France. – Quoted from address in EQUALITY, publisher: R. Fichte, 1261, Arzier, Switzerland, in issue No.1, May 65. - Instead of "Germanizing" I would rather speak of "Nazifying" people. Collective responsibility notions are, mostly, wrongly applied. - JZ, 19.11.02. – Even those, who were formally Nazis, as their party members, were often conscripted into it. The directors of departments did, sometimes, sign up all of their staff members as members of the NSDAP, without their consent. Afterwards none of them dared to openly protest against this. The first 300,000 inmates of the concentration camps were well known opponents of the Nazis. Already the Weimar Republic had seen to it that almost all the people were disarmed, while Nazis and Communists armed themselves illegally. – JZ, 14.4.09. – Either ibid, p.57? or elsewhere, Emmanuel Levine also wrote: “Today, when all the world is becoming Nazi, when all nations are becoming capable of genocide with their nuclear war preparations.” … Levine claimed to have coined the slogan: “Make love, not war!” (*) I have not heard of him or R. Fichte in decades and presume both of them to be dead or inactive. – JZ, 26.7.08. – (*) For me it is an example how one slogan, even if still somewhat flawed in its premise and conclusion, can “conquer” the world. – JZ, 11.10.08. - NUCLEAR STRENGTH OF ISRAEL, DIASPORAS FOR EVERYBODY – BUT WITH FULL EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR ALL THE DIVERSE COMMUNITIES & SOCIETIES OF VOLUNTEERS! NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, GENOCIDE, NAZISM, GERMANY, COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY, EMBODIED IN ABC MASS MURDER DEVICES
TERRITORIALISM: By trying to please everybody one ends by pleasing no one.” - Alfred Bester, Deceivers, p.217. - The diverse panarchies for different kinds communities of volunteers, that panarchism would introduce, have the potential to please almost everybody, at least for a time, until they have lost some of their self-delusions. – And then they are free to choose better communities ones for themselves. – - JZ, 19.6.07. - GOVERNMENTS, PLEASING EVERYBODY, DEMOCRACY, LAWS, LEGISLATION, COMPROMISES, MIDDLE WAY, REPRESENTATION, POLITICS, PANARCHISM
TERRITORIALISM: Can the territorial power addicts really do much good, even if they wanted to and really knew what the good means, e.g. when it comes to abolishing war, poverty, unemployment and inflation? - JZ, 25.11.12, on Facebook to Leif Smith – & ITS POWER ADDICTS, FROM VOTERS, TO POLITICIANS & PRESIDENTS, Q.
TERRITORIALISM: Check your territorial premises! - JZ, 25.11.01. - PREMISES
TERRITORIALISM: Coercive and monopolistic territorialism is the foundation for war, civil war, revolutions, terrorism, injustice, despotism and poverty. – JZ, 18.7.95.
TERRITORIALISM: Conspirators terrorists and revolutionaries do also form panarchies - temporary ones. Alas, all of them are perverted by their common aim: territorial supremacy and their non-recognition, thereupon, by the present territorial governments. - JZ 21.7.87, 10.8.87. - CONSPIRACIES, TERRORISM, REVOLUTIONS, PANARCHISM, “FREEDOM FIGHTERS”
TERRITORIALISM: Constitutionally, legally and juridically enforced territorialism has severely restricted genuine self-government, self-determination, free voting, freedom of contract, freedom of exchange, freedom of association and forms of representation. On the one hand it has extended “free” voting wrongfully – namely over the affairs of others, while on the other hand, it has wrongfully restricted voting over the own affairs. It has made the continuance of Warfare States possible and has caused all too many wars, civil wars, revolutions, rebellions, riots and terrorist actions, also all economic crises not caused by natural catastrophes. It has failed to recognize all genuine individual rights and liberties. It has made immigration restrictions possible, even nuclear war preparations, wrongful other forms of warfare as well and this in the pursuit of wrongful war aims. Quite rightful war- and peace aims would exclude territorialism and replace it by exterritorial autonomy for volunteers. It remains the greatest obstacle to peace, freedom, justice, prosperity, progress and enlightenment. – JZ, n.d. & 10.4.12.
TERRITORIALISM: Crowd out" is the wrong term for territorial States outlawing exterritorial competition by communities and societies of volunteers, thus effectively monopolizing free experimentation with whole alternative political, economic and social systems. See e.g. www.panarchism.info & www.panarchy.org – JZ, 31.1.11, comment to Government and Its Rivals - www.nytimes.com - Governments and their rivals: governments simply outlaw them, they do not crowd them out in free competition, when none has a territorial monopoly and all are only exterritorially autonomous for their volunteers. – JZ, 5.10.12.
TERRITORIALISM: Cuius regio eius religio.” - Formula of the religious peace treaty of Augsburg of 1555, according to FAZ, 27.10.86. - What would be the correct Latin version for the reverse? To each only the government or community of his faith, ideology, race, culture or other preferred distinction - rather than the imposition of the religion or ideology of a king or parliament or other despot upon all subjects in a territory? Laissez - Faire in Politics, Economics and Social Arrangements. Voluntarism in all non-interventionist actions. Even the plain terms: self-government and self-determination have been collectively misunderstood, as if the "people" or the majority could ever constitute a self or an organic and uniform entity. And the concepts "nations", "people", "minorities", "democracies" and "republics" as well as "anarchies" and "limited governments" have been wrongfully and unnecessarily tied to certain territories. - JZ, 2.2.02. - RELIGIOUS DESPOTISM, INTOLERANCE, EXTERRITORIAL IMPERATIVE
TERRITORIALISM: Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than half of the people are right more than half of the time.” – E. B. White, 1899-1985, in New Yorker, 3 July 1944. - Territorial democracies should be distinguished form personal law democracies for volunteers, who are, largely, like-minded on public affairs. Only with them would a genuine democratic self-government begin, that deserves the name. Both, representative democracies and direct democracies are, largely, as territorial regimes, based on dangerous fictions. – A better definition of democracy states that it is a system that fully respects the rights of peaceful minorities. – JZ, 9.9.07, 23.3.11. - & DEMOCRACY
TERRITORIALISM: Democracy is tyranny over the lowest number - but it is tyranny still. – JZ, free after Herbert Spencer in "Social Statics", chapter IXX. - DEMOCRACY, MAJORITIES, TYRANNY
TERRITORIALISM: democratic’ political theory has from the beginning been designed only to preserve and reinforce hierarchical organizational arrangements in society as a whole.” - Frederick C. Thayer, An End to Hierarchy! An End to Competition! Organizing the Politics and Economics of Survival. – New Viewpoints, N.Y. 1973, p. 58. – HIERARCHY, NATIONALISM, INTOLERANCE, DEMOCRACY, POLITICAL SCIENCE?TERRITORIALISM: Do more than eliminate taxes and conscription. Avoid creating the authority capable of imposing them.” - L. Neil Smith, A Matter of Certainty, Brad Linaweaver & Edward E. Kramer, eds., Free Space, Tom Doherty Associates Book, New York, www.tor.com, 1998, p.277. - GOVERNMENTS, TAXATION, CONSCRIPTION
TERRITORIALISM: Don't let your minds, actions and lives be imprisoned, chained - all caged by Territorialism. - JZ, 21.1.99, 23.3.11.
TERRITORIALISM: Due to the present territorial borders birds, flies and mosquitoes, germs and flying seeds, do enjoy more freedom of movement than man has. - J. Z., 21.1.99.
TERRITORIALISM: During the whole period of written history, it is not the workers but the robbers who have been in control of the world. - Scott Nearing - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. - TAXATION, STATISM
TERRITORIALISM: Each territorial thought, action and institution does lead us deeper into its statist kind of enslavement. – JZ, 18.4.13. - STATISM, ENSLAVEMENT
TERRITORIALISM: Earlier, I compared companies and countries, and there is a lot to that comparison. But there is one way in which countries will never be like companies. Companies can rise, fail, fall and disappear. Countries can rise, fail and fall – but they rarely disappear. Instead, they stick around as failed states.” –Thomas Friedman, in The Lexus and the Olive Tree, Harper Collins Publishers, ISBN 0 00 655139 4, p.416. – Panarchies will freely succeed or fail, like private companies, depending upon their own merits or defects and how fast they are recognized by their members, managers, customers and investors. Their voluntarism and their voluntary contribution systems will serve them as their pricing system. – JZ, 14.4.09. – PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM
TERRITORIALISM: Earth is one planet for ALL humans. It should not be legally and coercively parcelled out to the territorial political power addicts and power-mad leaders as their exclusive hunting reserves for tax slaves, most of them involuntary tax victims. All adult humans have the right to freedom of movement, work and settlement on it, everywhere. All the rights and liberties they have to respect are the private property rights and all other genuine individual human rights and liberties but not any national monopolies to whole countries. National, religious, racial or ethnic “rights” to whole countries or even continents are no more than a fiction. In this respect we should not have less rights and liberties than our remote ancestors, who freely moved all over this Earth and settled where it pleased them. Neither feudal lords not absolutist kings or totalitarian rulers liked such freedom of movement for their victims. Our supposed representatives, restrict this liberty, mainly because they are unable to deal with involuntary unemployment, which in their ignorant, prejudiced, monopolistic and collectivistic or State socialist interventions with free market economics, they have caused in the first place and maintained for all too long. Without their wrongful and legalized interventions involuntary unemployment could be done away with, permanently, within hours to days only and millions of free immigrants would soon be welcomed rather than hated as competitors on the labour market. They would increase the division of labor and productivity and, thereby, general prosperity. – We would benefit more from them by trading with them here than if we had to trade with them across oceans and while they were living and suffering even under more economic restrictions than we do at present. – Laissez faire, laissez passer, meaning: Let people freely produce and exchange – everywhere. - JZ, 10.3.12. - GOVERNMENTS, HUNTING RESERVES OF FEUDAL OVERLORDS, HUNTING INVOLUNTARY TAX VICTIMS
TERRITORIALISM: Earth's politics became an irrational beast, lunging out of control, …” - Joe Haldeman, Worlds Enough and Time, p.119. - POLITICS
TERRITORIALISM: Ethnic cleansing’ - it goes on and on through the ages. Violence leading to violence, the world infected by territorial greed.” - Hammond Innes, Delta Connection, p.218. - MASS MURDERS & "ETHNIC CLEANSING"
TERRITORIALISM: Even among territorial States there are significant differences. Any Catholic, Protestant, Islamic, Buddhist or other religious organization dominating a country makes it very different from one in which there exists at least full religious tolerance and freedom. And a country in which at least some markets are already somewhat free is very different from one in which e.g. State socialism predominates – JZ, 10.10.97, 13.7.98, 23.3.11. – But the greatest difference would be that between territorial States and those States, governments, societies and communities that are all formed by volunteers only. with none of them possessing any territorial monopoly – but all being exterritorially quite autonomous under their own personal laws. – JZ, 16.7.08. – DEMOCRACIES, STATES
TERRITORIALISM: even here the Constitution has proved to be an instrument for ratifying the expansion of State power rather than the opposite. As Calhoun saw, any written limits that leave it to government to interpret its on powers are bound to be interpreted as sanctions for expanding and not binding those powers. In a profound sense, the idea of binding down power with the chains of a written constitution has proved to be a noble experiment that failed. The idea of a strictly limited government has proved to be utopian; some other, more radical means must be found to prevent the growth of the aggressive State. The libertarian system would meet this problem by scrapping the entire notion of creating a government – an institution with a coercive monopoly of force over a given territory – and then hoping to find ways to keep that government from expanding. The libertarian alternative is to abstain from such a monopoly government to begin with.” - Murray N. Rothbard, For a New Liberty, revised edition, p.67, Collier Books, 1978, ISBN 0-02-074690-3. - Individual and group secessionism was missing, in combination with exterritorially autonomous communities, an ideal declaration of all individual rights and liberties, protected by an ideal militia of volunteers with no other purpose and organized and run by itself, quite in accordance with such a code. – All too few have so far fully realized that as yet. And they do not know sufficiently of each other! - JZ, 16.9.08, 23.3.11. - CONSTITUTIONALISM, GOVERNMENT, LIMITED GOVERNMENT, PANARCHISM, INDIVIDUALISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY VS. TERRITORIAL STATES
TERRITORIALISM: Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under.” - H. L. Mencken. – Mostly he would have not reason to be ashamed of the government or society that he has freely and individually chosen for himself. If later he thinks that his choice was wrong, he would not be ashamed of that government but only of his own individual choice, lack of judgment, knowledge or discretion. – But, he could say: We live and learn and will never make that mistake again. – JZ, 5.1.08. - & GOVERNMENTS, VOLUNTARISM, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, PANARCHISM
TERRITORIALISM: Every territorial State, every parliament, democracy and party system is “A house divided against itself”. – JZ, 20.8.08. - PARTIES, PARLIAMENTS, DEMOCRACY, STATES, PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, MONOPOLISM
TERRITORIALISM: Everybody claiming exclusive rights to a “national territory” does, thereby, declare war against all the rest of mankind. – JZ, 11.2.73, 26.7.08.
TERRITORIALISM: Everyone has the right to make his own decisions, but none has the right to force his decisions. On others. – Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged, Part III, in theatres, 2014. – And yet she opposed “competing governments” – in The Virtue of Selfishness, because she completely misunderstood the idea. – Objectivists, to my knowledge, have still not managed to correct her views on this. They, too, are too much “true believers” and “second-handers” still, rather than self-thinkers. – JZ, 27.11.13.
TERRITORIALISM: Everything we do (*) or seek is a manifestation or an extension of this universal strife to attain power and hold on to it. No wonder all states of the contemporary world profess and practise the indiscriminate use of force – coercion and tyranny within their own borders and military power in their dealings with other nations – with no regard for law or human rights.” - Kevork Ajemian, The Fallacy of Modern Politics, Books International, PO Box 6096, McLean, Virginia 22106, 1986, Tel. (703) 821-8900, p.198. – (*) ? They do! – JZ - TERRITORIAL POWER URGE & POLITICIANS
TERRITORIALISM: Exclusive and territorial government does not release and protect the best in man – but the worst! – JZ, 3.6.82, in a comment to Ringer, Restoring the American Dream, p.378.
TERRITORIALISM: Exclusive territorial claims by any group are never quite right but always essentially and mainly wrong. – JZ 15.11.95. – Genuine self-government is only meant for volunteers, not for the all too diverse and often antagonistic groups in the populations of whole territories. – JZ, 15.11.95, 18.7.08, 23.3.11. – SELF-GOVERNMENT, VOLUNTARISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY
TERRITORIALISM: For as long as there are Terrans among us, for as long as we have to waste time and energy dealing with their ignorance, their condescension, and their convoluted legal system, we will never be more than second-class citizens in their galaxy. And they will never be more than unwelcome intruders in ours. Would it not be best for all involved if we went our separate ways? – Excerpt from a Houseman League propaganda page, author unknown. - C. S. Friedman, This Alien Shore, Harper Collins Publishers, Voyager books, www.voyager-books.com, pb, 2000, p.487. – The exterritorial alternative is not discussed in this SF book, either. – JZ, 1.3.12. - TERRANS
TERRITORIALISM: For the libertarian, no government has a just claim to any property or “sovereignty” rights in a given territorial area. … No State has any legitimate property; all of its territory is the result of some kind of aggression and violent conquest.” - Murray N. Rothbard, For a New Liberty, revised edition, p.268, Collier Books, 1978, ISBN 0-02-074690-3. - STATE, PROPERTY
TERRITORIALISM: From territorial internal interventions to international ones is but one step. Consider all voluntary and exterritorial autonomy alternatives as peace-, freedom-, justice, prosperity- and progress providers, just like experimental freedom in natural science, technology, agriculture, architecture, arts, life styles, health and exercise and diet systems. Great difficulties and conflicts arise only under monopolism and coercion, especially of the territorial type. Freedom of contract, association, competition and disassociation - in all spheres, will bring many answers now not even sufficiently envisioned by anyone. – John Zube on Facebook, 12.4.12.
TERRITORIALISM: Government differs, however, in that there is little choice. Taxes are taken whether programs are supported or successful or not. These may be evaluated by elections (*) but the more function the state performs, the more difficult the evaluation. Thus the free society with only one state function – the regulation of coercion – is better planned than societies with active governments. Moreover, as goals in each area can conflict with each other, the active government often works at cross purposes with itself as different elites have different power in different governmental sectors. This confusion not only adds to inefficiency but it finally makes the government impossible to evaluate. A market however, allows each unit to seek its own end in concert (**) with others. In this type of social situation (***) what is gained by one is not done so at the expense of another. (33) - Donald J. Devine, Does Freedom Work? Caroline House Books, Green Hills Publishers, 1978, 46/47. - (33) Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations, New York, The Modern Library, 1937; from the original 1776 version, Bk. IV, ch. II, p.432. (****) - (*) not by individual and group secessionism - (**) in peaceful coexistence - (***) exterritorial autonomy at the own expense and risk - (****) A free market for governmental and societal services, practised among a majority of statists, will permit, for a considerable time, the voluntary statists to continue to do their own things to themselves, regardless of how inefficient and contradictory they may objectively be. On a free market for consumer goods and services not all do always buy only those of the best quality or really necessary ones. Statists should have that liberty, too, among themselves, but without having the territorial power to drag all down to their level and their kind of state socialist utopia or welfare State. – Depending on the degree of their remaining ignorance and prejudices, they may, like religions, churches and sects, persist for a long time, even when exposed to the free competition for members from atheists, rationalists, deists, humanists etc.. - JZ, 26.9.07. - GOVERNMENTS & INDIVIDUAL CHOICE, LIMITED VS. UNLIMITED GOVERNMENTS, TAXATION, PANARCHISM
TERRITORIALISM: Government is not reason, it is not eloquence – it is force. Like fire it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master; never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action.” - George Washington, ISIL LIBERTY QUOTE LIBRARY 03. - All territorial governments act inevitably irresponsible to all peaceful and dissenting minorities. – We should no longer grant them any territorial powers, not even for a moment. – JZ, 8.1.08. - TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENTS
TERRITORIALISM: Government is not the solution, but rather the cause of our problems. –Ronald Reagan – TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, PROBLEMS, SOLUTIONS
TERRITORIALISM: Government is the assumption of authority over a given area and all within it, exercised generally for the double purpose of more complete oppression of its subjects and extension of its boundaries.” – Benjamin R. Tucker, Instead of a Book.
TERRITORIALISM: Government is, at every level, a means to gather in the labor and wealth of the people, and then instruct the people about new restrictions or monitoring of their lives.” – Jeff Baxter - TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENT, BY ITS VERY NATURE, AMOUNTS INEVITABLY TO MISGOVERNMENT OF ALL TOO MANY INVOLUNTARY SUBJECTS
TERRITORIALISM: Government ought to be as much open to improvement as anything which appertains to man, instead of which it has been monopolized from age to age, by the most ignorant and vicious of the human race. Need we any other proof of their wretched management, than the excess of debts and taxes with which every nation groans, and the quarrels into which they have precipitated the world?" – Thomas Paine – TERRITORIAL STATISM VS. COMPETING GOVERNANCE, PERSONAL LAW, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, SELF-HELP, SELF-GOVERNMENT, SELF-DETERMINATION, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR VOLUNTEERS.
TERRITORIALISM: Harmony through territorially enforced uniformity and equality before “the” law – is the commonly believed-in utopia, which is an unrealizable fantasy - for as diverse critters as human beings are. We have already largely learned to leave each other alone in our private lives, in our diverse hobbies, crafts, sports, reading, watching, listening, traveling and amusement and entertainment activities, our betting, gambling, conventional drug taking (alcohol, tobacco), religious affiliations, fashions, etc., etc. - but not yet in the political, economic and social system spheres which are still territorially monopolized by territorial governments and our supposed “representatives”. Extending individual choices into these spheres, will tend to harmonize our lives very extensively, just like tolerance for private activities does. Why should I care if you apply your communism, your racism, your totalitarianism, your utopia - only among your true believers, at your and their expense and risk? It would add to my amusement and entertainment options, just like the activities of clowns, acrobats, jokers and humorists, provide e.g. additional spectacles and deterrent examples or cause some healthy laughter. – Or why should you care if I did some foolish or silly or absurd things – only at my expense and risk? – Then all of us could also benefit from the examples freely set by the most enlightened people among us. - JZ, 26.8.81, 26.7.08. – HARMONY, PEACEFUL COEXISTENCE
TERRITORIALISM: He that grips too much holds fast to too little.” – Ascribed to Rabelais. - CENTRALIZATION, POWER
TERRITORIALISM: Here's one word the United States government does not understand: CONTRACT. - J Neil Schulman - John Zube Territorialism with its monopolistic, coercive and collectivist statism is the opposite to voluntarism, associationism, contractarianism, freedom of action, freedom to experiment, to most individual rights and liberties. – Facebook, 9.6.13.
TERRITORIALISM: Heresy-hunting is, of course, one manifestation of tribal animosity; and a heretic is the person who has the insufferable impudence to disagree with us.” - Norman Angell, Human Nature and the Peace Problem, 1925, p.74. – INTOLERANCE TOWARDS DISSENTERS, HERETICS, OTHER IDEOLOGIES ETC.
TERRITORIALISM: History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives. OBSERVER, Saying of the Week, 1970. – Under the free experimentation of volunteers, happening naturally under panarchism and polyarchism, the making of mistakes will largely be shared out among many experimenters. Finally, the successful methods will likewise be shared. Under territorial collectivism and its monopolized decision-making, mistakes tend to be repeated all too often because then dissenters can be largely ignored by the centralized decision-makers. – JZ, 15.4.14. - STATISM, LEARNING FROM EXPERIENCE NEEDS VOLUNTARISM & COMPETITION, NOT COMPUSORY COLLECTIVISM, PROGRESS UNDER MONOPOLISM IS GREATLY SLOWED DOWN
TERRITORIALISM: How do you beat programmed random malfunction?’ – William Prochnau, Trinity’s Child, Sphere Books, 1985, p.331. - In the case of territorialism your beat it with exterritorialism, i.e., its compulsion by individual secessionism or quite voluntary membership, its monopoly by extending competition into the last spheres, now monopolized by territorial States, in short, by considering and realizing its opposite. – JZ, 1.3.12. – EXTERRITORIALISM, STATISM, CENTRALIZATION, PLANNING, STATE SOCIALISM, WELFARE STATE
TERRITORIALISM: How much oppression COULD they impose without that monopoly, i.e., when everyone but criminals and aggressors could freely secede from them and do the own things, together with like-minded people, under full exterritorial autonomy, whether these things are still statist actions among themselves or anarchist or libertarian ones? – JZ, 10.12.11, on: The Aquarian Agrarian: What is Social Libertarianism? - aquarianagrarian.blogspot.com - & STATISM
TERRITORIALISM: However, if we assume a moral obligation to force other people, with whom we have little or no contact, to behave the way we think they should, we can destroy the freedom they and we have. Any political system, that allows us to tell others what they should do with their lives, can be used by others to restrict what we do with our lives. …” - Richard B. McKenzie, Bound to Be Free, Hoover Institute Press, 1982, p.67. – Alas, he interpreted this only within the all too limited framework of territorial limited governments. – JZ, 6.10.07. - ONE LAW, ONE SET OF INSTITUTIONS FOR ALL, COLLECTIVISM, CENTRALIZATION, MORAL OBLIGATIONS, DUTY, VOTING
TERRITORIALISM: human history is the resultant of the conflict between the forces of good and evil. (*) The evil is made up of the will to power in man (**), expressed in the coercion or domination of man by man. (***) And the good consists in the renunciation of that will and the consequent enlargement of the ability to love.” (****) – R. V. Sampson, The Discovery of Peace, p. 187 - - (*) Alas, both territorially organized and thus not freely competitive and peacefully coexisting but, rather, afraid of each other, and forever struggling with each other, with none of them permanently in the position to do its own things, as long as it has any volunteers, and none of them under the threat of becoming territorially outvoted or conquered and despotically ruled by other parties, systems and their ideologies. - - (**) Not self-government power but territorial power over dissenters. Territorialism leaves people no other option, if they wish to achieve self-government. Rule over others is the “collateral damage” of this system and its associated power-urge. - - (***) The territorialist sees only the choice between becoming an anvil or a hammer. - - (****) Rather, in being just and tolerant to others, who peacefully do their own and different things only among their own volunteers. One does not have to love them or their actions or their systems and beliefs but, as long as they apply them tolerantly among themselves, one should think and act quite tolerantly towards them. – We should, finally, attempt to properly define what is objectively good or evil for beings like human beings, by thoroughly discussing and drafting a complete and clear declaration of all individual rights and liberties. The old distinctions between “good” and “evil” are no longer informative and enlightening enough. Nor are any of the bills of rights declared by territorial governments. - JZ, 26.7.08.
TERRITORIALISM: Human society is based on the lowest common denominator.” - L. E. Modesitt, Gravity Dreams, Orbit, London, 1999, p.80. – - What is true for territorial States, it is not necessarily true for exterritorially autonomous communities of volunteers. While many of them, will, indeed, be based upon their particular lowest common denominator, others will have then have the chance to become based upon the best truths, facts, experiences, wisdom, principles and ideas which their members have so far found and want to apply among themselves. These pioneers will then no longer be held back by the ignorance of prejudices of all the people in a territory, who did not join them. Then the free experiments and institutions of the new “founding fathers” will tend to prove and spread their insights and discoveries. – JZ, 7.10.07. – Even in our society the classical music lovers are free to do their things, while the pop music lovers do theirs. Neither forces the other to accept his preferences. That tolerant practice can and should be adopted in all spheres. The territorially upheld monopolies of the State are the main obstacle to peaceful coexistence in all spheres. – JZ, 16.4.09. - MAJORITARIANISM, NATIONALISM, STATISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAWS, MINORITY AUTONOMY FOR ALL SOCIETIES, VOTING, BUREAUCRACY
TERRITORIALISM: I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure – which is: try to please everybody. – Herbert Bayard Swope, 1881-1958, American newspaper editor. – WELFARE STATE, STATISM, UNITY, UNIFORMITY SUCCESS, FAILURE, INDIVIDUALISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTYO & SECESSIONISM
TERRITORIALISM: I do not know any ‘separate territories’.” - Christian Morgenstern, Stufen, 1918, p.43. – That was long before we had any real images of “spaceship Earth”. – JZ, 15.4.09. - BORDERS, FRONTIERS
TERRITORIALISM: I do own a block of land, all of ½ acre large or, rather small. Although this is a tiny part of a large territory, a whole continent, I do not assume that this possession (also under xyz governmental restrictions and even taxes) does make me a territorialist or a territorial government and gives me the freedom to act in a sovereign way like a territorial government does. It is rather the territorial government that acts in several ways as if it owned my life, my rights, my liberty, my little bit of land. And as a tiny land-holder and user, one among millions, I am certainly not a land-monopolist, either. – If there is something that deserves to be called a “land monopoly” then the worst among all of them would certainly be the national land-monopoly, established and upheld by force. - JZ, 2.9.08, 20.9.08. – LAND-OWNERSHIP, LAND MONOPOLY?
TERRITORIALISM: I have absolutely and irrefutably shown that government cannot exist without initiating force, or at least threatening to do so, against dissenters.” – Roy A. Childs, Jr., Liberty Against Power, Fox & Wilkes, San Francisco, 1994, p.148. – INITIATION OF FORCE, GOVERNMENT
TERRITORIALISM: I have no wish to see another generation of managers, bureaucrats and administrators wrap this species of ours in their steel-wire mesh of inflexible rules and regulations. – John Brunner, Web of Everywhere, 1974, p.39, of first NEL pb. ed., March 1977. - GOVERNMENT, BUREAUCRACY, LAWS, LEGISLATION VS. FREEDOM
TERRITORIALISM: I sum up many to most of my dislikes in public affairs with the term "territorialism" and do expect all sound solutions for the remaining man-made problems to come from the experimental freedom of exterritorial autonomy for volunteers. Experimental freedom works in all other spheres it would work well too for alternative political, economic and social systems, sorting the wheat from the chaff. – JZ, 26.7.12, 4.9.12, 18.1.13, comment to Jason Repsher - Just a peace of advice for the reactionary assholes out there. "A "monopoly of force" in government is far more dangerous than a crazed lone shooter" – GOVERNMENTS, MASS MURDERS, TERRITORIALISM, TERRORISM
TERRITORIALISM: I think that China’s territorial claims to the Spratlys is fictitious.” – Clancy, p. 313 of SSN, Berkley Books, 2000. – All territorial claims are fictitious and wrong. – JZ, 7.8.09.
TERRITORIALISM: If anyone wish to migrate to another village, and if one or more who live in that village do not wish to receive him, if there be only one who objects, he shall not move there.” – The Salic Law, c.490. – Veto power even to individuals against freedom of movement. That would suit some of today’s tradesmen, businessmen and factory owners just fine! – China and Japan were for centuries closed societies by government edicts. Should we continue with such wrongs and absurdities? Each being confined to a section of “spaceship Earth”? – JZ, 26.7.08. – IMMIGRATION RESTRICTIONS, FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT, NATION-WIDE PRISONS OR CONCENTRATION CAMPS, CLOSED SOCIETIES WITH A TERRITORIAL MONOPOLY CLAIM.
TERRITORIALISM: If only they could even run a war properly! The machine’s like a rusty old spring, and all the wrong people are in charge – a bunch of doddering fools. Everything they touch withers and dies, and they touch everything. They don’t understand a single thing they’re doing, they don’t understand this century! They look upon this amazing country as though it were their personal fief; if they feel like it, they’ll make peace; if they feel like it, they’ll make war – just as they behaved toards Turkey in the last century. And they imagine they’ll always be able to get away with it. - Solzhenitsyn, August 1914, 1971, p.594. - POLITICIANS, RULERS, PRIME MINISTERS, PRESIDENTS, STATISM, LEADERSHIP, PARTIES, DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLIES, JUST WAR- & PEACE AIMS
TERRITORIALISM: If the government is the ultimate decisionmaker, then by implication no single man has exclusive control over his own appropriated and produced goods. In effect, the state has assumed ownership of all goods appropriated and produced by “its” residents, and has reduced them to the rank of tenants.” - Hans-Hermann Hoppe, The Great Austrian Economists - Sid Non-Vicious LeRoux – Although Hoppe has written and talked very much about competing governments, it seems that he wants to abolish the territorial monopoly and achieve exterritorial autonomy ONLY for anarcho capitalists. – Am I wrong in this generalization? If not, is he then and thereby his own worst enemy, by not demanding the same freedom and rights even for the statists, who do oppose libertarian views and institutions? Should their xyz factions not also become free to do their things – for or to themselves? – JZ, Facebook, 26.2.13.
TERRITORIALISM: If we are ever to attain a free society, we must persuade a great many of our fellows that it is simply wrong for any individuals or groups, by violence or the threat thereof, to impose their demands on others who have committed no crime and violated no one’s just rights, and that it is just as wrong for the persons who compose the state to do so as it is for you and me. – Robert Higgs, “Freedom: Because It Works or Because Its’ Right? Dec. 27, 2012, quoted in FFF DAILY, 29.12.12. – Facebook, 30.12.12. – Robert Higgs, "Freedom: Because It Works or Because It's Right?" [December 27, 2012] - & THE STATE, COMPULSION, VIOLENCE & THREATS
TERRITORIALISM: If you continue to give in to territorial governments you might as well give up. – JZ, 9.11.97. – Suicide would be less painful and prolonged. – JZ, 16.7.08.
TERRITORIALISM: IMF’s Lagarde: View is growing that policymakers can’t make tough choices - www.washingtonpost.com - They tend to make choices that are tough on us, their involuntary victims, but not on them. Hardly anyone of them knows of and appreciates the alternative free and rightful choices for individuals and exterritorially autonomous minorities - and if he knew about them, then he or she would try to suppress them. – JZ, 29.8.11, on Facebook. – POLICIES, POLITICIANS, DECISIONO-MAKING MONOPOLY, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & PANARCHIST ALTERNATIVES INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM
TERRITORIALISM: In an Objectivist society, the government is not open to competition, and hence is a coercive monopoly.” – Roy A. Childs, Jr., Liberty Against Power, Fox & Wilkes, San Francisco, 1994, p.147. - OBJECTIVISM, LIMITED GOVERNMENT, COMPETITION & PANARCHISM OR POLYARCHISM
TERRITORIALISM: In any event, neither sound nor unsound proposals can be carried out efficiently, because the machinery of government is a vast series of interlocking hierarchies, riddled through and through with incompetence.” - Laurance J. Peter and Raymond Hall, The Peter Principle, 1969ff, p.56/57. – - All innovations and experiments in the social sciences should be carried out only among volunteers. To promote that they should be free to choose full exterritorial autonomy and personal laws for themselves. – JZ, 21.9.07. - TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENTS, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM
TERRITORIALISM: In order to get power and retain it, it is necessary to love power; but love of power is not connected with goodness but with qualities that are the opposite of goodness, such as pride, cunning, and cruelty.” - Leo Tolstoy - POWER, POLITICS & CORRUPTION
TERRITORIALISM: Inasmuch as it is highly improbably that any government covering any considerable territory has ever had, for a single day, the consent of all the governed within its borders, it is evident that some reason other than consent must be given, if the hypothesis of just governmental powers is to be maintained.” - Theo P. Perkins, in Tucker's LIBERTY, 1892. - PANARCHISM, GOVERNMENT, CONSENT, JUSTICE
TERRITORIALISM: International skilled labour war - www.watoday.com.au - No territorial nation State or nationality deserves undivided loyalty - because none of them are benevolent Gods, quite the contrary. "Trade of population and culture" is a nonsensical notion, too. Individuals should be free to move on Earth and trade with other individuals, sharing their own culture with others who are interested in it and accepting from other cultures whatever they like. Stop thinking in collectives. We are all individuals, all different and not automatically parts of any culture or nation, religion or "race". – JZ, 25.11.11, Facebook, revised: 6.10.12. - STATISM, MONOPOLISM, LOYALTY, TRADE, MIGRATION & CULTURE
TERRITORIALISM: Is the political struggle for territory a struggle for bread? - Norman Angell, Human Nature and the Peace Problem, 1925, p.153. – Large power and a large exclusive territory cannot make a people or nation well off. But free enterprise and free exchange, even in very small countries can. Consider e.g. city States like Hong Kong, Berlin, Singapore and Bremen, all wealthy to the extent that they are free – and this only on a few square kilometers for each, enough for free production and exchange. – JZ, 14.4.09. - POPULATION INCREASE? FOOD SHORTAGE? OVERPOPULATION?
TERRITORIALISM: Is There Room for Compromise with Socialism? - mises.org - Voluntary or cooperative socialism and voluntary laissez-faire, market or capitalist relationships do not need any compromise. Let them and all others do their own things - exterritorially. Territorial relationships CANNOT satisfy everybody. Why only free choice in tooth-brushes etc. which are relatively cheap and harmless, but not for governments, societies and communities - for which consumer sovereignty is suppressed? – JZ, Facebook, 7.12.11. - SOCIALISM & COMPROMISES, VOLUNTARISM, TOLERANCE & PEACEFUL COEXISTENCE – EXTERRITORIALLY!
TERRITORIALISM: Is Your Country or Company Harvesting Its Knowledge? – We have moved from a world where the key to wealth is how you seize, hold and exploit territory (*) to a world in which the key to wealth is how your country or company amasses, shares and harvests knowledge.” Thomas Friedman, The Lexus and the Olive Tree, p.219, Harper Collins Publishers, ISBN 0 00 655139 4 www.fireandwater.com – Not even the libertarians have so far harvested, sorted, processed and made easily, fast and cheaply accessible all the freedom knowledge they possess between them. – JZ, 16.4.09. - (*) Rather its population! – JZ - KNOWLEDGE, WEALTH, IDEAS ARCHIVE, SUPER-COMPUTER PROJECT
TERRITORIALISM: It is a safe bet that all TERRITORIAL governments are going to be failures in most, if not all their efforts, except, naturally in providing power and money for themselves. – JZ, 9.10.11, Facebook comment to: Obama defends loan to Solyndra, calling it a 'good bet' - www.latimes.com - GOVERNMENTS
TERRITORIALISM: It is at the price of patent self-contradiction that sovereign States reluctantly allow the least measure of autonomy for particular agencies and associations born of freedom. Through the inner logic of Sovereignty, they tend to totalitarianism.” - Jacques Maritain, Man & The State, ed. by Richard O’Sullivan, London, Hollis & Carter, 1954, p. 46. - STATES & TOTALITARIANISM
TERRITORIALISM: It is bad enough that they have seized control of ultimate decision-making for that area; what criterion can possibly give them the rightful ownership of the entire territory? – Rothbard, The Ethics of Liberty, quoted by Ludwig von Mises Institute added a new photo. Facebook, 15.7.12.
TERRITORIALISM: It is common knowledge that his dreams have never been realized; no wonder he is still chasing the same age-old aspirations. New governments come and go every now and then, and with the approach of each election his hopes are rekindled, yet nothing changes. His dreams never come true, as the promises are never kept. Those who seek office – both individuals and political organisations - do not really care, because all they are interested in is coming to power. It is part of the game, their profession, which is based on the logic of success. The ultimate aim is staying in power or wrenching it away from the opposing party; not introducing reforms or bringing about necessary changes. …” - Kevork Ajemian, The Fallacy of Modern Politics, Books International, PO Box 6096, McLean, Virginia 22106, 1986, Tel. (703) 821-8900, p.100. - TERRITORIAL POLITICS AS USUAL, MAN AS MERE VOTING CATTLE OR SHEEPLE
TERRITORIALISM: It is not the business of government to make men virtuous or religious, or to preserve the fool from the consequences of his own folly. – Henry George – in www.strike-the-root.com - VS. EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR VOLUNTEERS
TERRITORIALISM: It is noteworthy that totalitarian despots, who have succeeded in reducing the state to their private domain, excel in upholding its sanctity and inviolability.” – Dagobert D. Runes, Treasury of Thought, p. 78. – “TERRITORIAL INTEGRITY”, “INNER AFFAIRS”, “NON-INTERVENTIONISM”
TERRITORIALISM: It is only errors, lies, prejudices, false assumptions and conclusions, ignorance, stupidity and lack of sufficient interest in public affairs and in some cases fear or even terror, which maintain territorialism with all its wrongs and burdens. All but the views of the stupid, the terrorized and the disinterested can become changed and they are daily changed on many of the less important topics. Ideas know no frontiers any longer, especially since the Internet has spread as well as mobile phones, almost everywhere. All that is needed is that the intelligent and interested as well as relatively unprejudiced do combine their presently all too dispersed information much more effectively than they have so far, in suitable enlightenment efforts, making the best ideas, arguments and facts easily and fast accessible on every point of interest to libertarians and this with all of the present information storage and communication means. That is not optimally done by tens of thousands of separate websites and blogs, insufficiently combined through the present automatic search engines. When the more intelligent and interested libertarians do effectively combine their resources and findings, downloadable or obtainable on large discs or even a single one, from a single source, then they will become much more influential and effective than they were so far. – Only then will the best ideas of the most enlightened people come to spread a fast as possible and decide as well as secure our future. – In other words, a comprehensive free market is needed for all pro-freedom ideas, facts, resources, references and talents, just like it is for ordinary consumer goods and services, natural resources and capital assets as well as for news. - JZ, 6. & 8.6.13. - MACHINERY FOR ENLIGHTENMENT & FREEDOM, SPREADING THE ALTERNATIVE OF EXTERRITORIALISM, PERSONAL LAW, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE, NEW DRAFT, PREJUDICES, IDEAS
TERRITORIALISM: It is remarkable that jealousy of individual property in land often goes along with very exaggerated doctrines of tribal or national property in land. We are told that John, James, and William ought not to possess part of the earth’s surface because it belongs to all men, but it is held that Egyptians, Nicaraguans, or Indians have such right to the territory which they occupy, that they may bar the avenues of commerce and civilization if they choose, and that it is wrong to override their prejudices or expropriate their land. The truth is, that the notion that the race own the earth has practical meaning only for the latter class of cases.” – W. G. Sumner, What Social Classes Owe To Each Other, p.45. . – If Sumner had thought this idea over, to its final conclusion, he might have come out in favor of exterritorial autonomy for communities of volunteers, i.e. for panarchism or polyarchism. – JZ, 13.11.07. – The jealous possessiveness regarding national land claims may have had its origin in the fact that originally the possession of hunting or grazing grounds or arable land was the only way to earn a living or even to become relatively rich. Now numerous people, crowded closely together in cities, become relatively rich in other, honest, productive and creative ways of working and serving others in free exchanges for their wanted output, mostly without owning more than the house or flat they are living in and a tiny garden, often confined to flower pots. - NATIONAL LAND MONOPOLY, LAND TENURE, PANARCHISM
TERRITORIALISM: It is the fundamental theory of all the more recent American law … that the average citizen is half-witted, and hence not to be trusted to either his own devices or his own thoughts. – H. L. Mencken – In reality the politicians, political leaders and legislators show by the masses of their legislation and their public statements that they are only half-witted or less when it comes to their attempts to rightfully and efficiently run a whole country and its population, under the wrongful assumption that this can be done at all. At best they can look out after their real No. 1, their own financial interests, at the expense of their many opponents as well, not only their likewise under-informed and prejudiced followers. – JZ, 23.4.13. – POLITICIANS, LEADERSHIP, RULERS, REPRESENTATIVES, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, PLANNING, RUNNING A COUNTRY, LAWS, GOVERNMENT
TERRITORIALISM: It is the slicing off of territorial areas into single, governmental monopolies that leads to mass destruction (This much was quoted in REASON, 3/73. – JZ) – for then if the single monopoly government of Walldavia confronts its ancient rival, the government of Ruritania, each can wield weapons of mass destruction and even nuclear warfare because it will be the “other guy” and the “other country” they will hurt. Furthermore, now that every person is a subject of a monopoly government, in the eyes of every other government he becomes irretrievably identified with “his” government. The citizen of France is identified with “his” government, and therefore if another government attacks France, it will attack the citizenry as well as the government of France. (*) But if Company A battles with Company B, the most that can happen is that the respective customers of each company may be dragged into the battle – but no one else. It should be evident, then, that even if the worst happened, and a libertarian world would indeed become a world of “anarchy”, we would still be much better off than we are now, as the mercy of rampant, “anarchic” nation-states, each possessing a fearsome monopoly of weapons of mass destruction. We must never forget that we are living, and always have lived, in a world of “international anarchy”, in a world of coercive nation-states unchecked by an overall world government, and there is no prospect of this situation changing. …” Murray N. Rothbard, For a New Liberty, revised edition, p. 120/21, Collier Books, 1978, ISBN 0-02-074690-3. - (*) The government itself is usually spared. Its subjects are not! – JZ, 16.9.08. - With "territories" usually those much larger areas are meant than those which constitute, in most cases, merely private real estate. - JZ, 19.11.02. - NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, ANARCHY, WORLD GOVERNMENT, TARGETS, ENEMIES, PEACE
TERRITORIALISM: It is the slicing off of territorial areas into single, government monopolies that leads to mass destruction. …” - Murray N. Rothbard, REASON, 3/73. – Size matters, also, Scattered small possessions of 50 acres each would hardly present themselves as nuclear targets. Nor would cities, in which diverse peoples would live side by side, although most as members of very diverse communities of volunteers, all under their own personal laws and institutions. – JZ, 1/75, 26.7.08. - NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, NUCLEAR TARGETS, NUCLEAR ARMS RACES, FINANCING NUCLEAR WAR PREPARATIONS, DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLY,
TERRITORIALISM: It should, however, be clear that the fundamental criticism of modern society is its lack of organic growth, and the absence of scope for normal human biology and initiative. To follow this kind of analysis with a detailed institutional program would be illogical.” (*) – Alex Comfort, “Authority and Delinquency. A study in the psychology of power”, 1950, 1970, p.116, a book largely on the delinquency of authority. – Alas, kept out of print and off the Web for all too long. - JZ, 15.5.06. - - (*) Illogical only if the program were based once again upon a territorial autonomy instead of free exterritorial competition among communities of volunteers. – A. C. recognized this himself in his following sentence. - JZ, 15.9.07. - TERRITORIAL STATES VS. PANARCHISM OR POLYARCHISM, EXTERRITORIALLY AUTONOMOUS COMMUNITIES OF VOLUNTEERS
TERRITORIALISM: It takes a territorial government, its monetary and currency laws and currency “policies”, its “deficit financing”, its “inflation fighting”, its power, errors, prejudices and ignorance, to cause an inflation, a deflation or even both of them at the same time in a “stagflation”. In a fully freed economy it would not be possible for any competing banknote issuer to cause such a man-made disaster. At most the issuer could somewhat depreciate his own means of exchange or supply too few of them. But this would hardly matter, for they would be refused or discounted and replaced by others. Free exchanges through other exchange media or clearing channels would go on, and this under sound value standard reckoning. The general price level would remain the same, expressed in sound value standards. The issuer of flawed exchange media or too of his few exchange media, would, largely, only harm himself. He would still have to accept the whole volume of his exchange media at 100% for all that he has to offer for sale, in form of consumer goods and services and, if that option would be exhausted, he would have to accept them at par in a forced sale of all his capital assets, his business, his home and other assets. However, due to the optional acceptance of his exchange media and the discounting option, he would, probably, not be able to over-issue his currency by as much. Full publicity for all money issues and their reflux would also see to that. Moreover, once he had significantly depreciated it, he would not longer be able to issue any more of it. His money would not be a monopoly money with legal tender power. – JZ, n.d. & 10.3.12, 18.1.13. - CENTRAL BANKING, MONETARY DESPOTISM, STATISM DEFLATION, INFLATION & STAGFLATION
TERRITORIALISM: It takes time to ruin a world, but time is all it takes. –Bernard DeFoutenelle – And the wrongfulness and irrationality of territorial powers, which have played football with this world and its population for all too many centuries. – JZ, 20.4.13.
TERRITORIALISM: It was a culture that had worked in metals, that had delved into the atom, that had mastered chemicals and had built a complicated and dangerous gadgetry. It had concentrated upon the technological and had ignored the sociological so that a man might punch a button and destroy a distant city without knowing, or even caring, about the lives and habits, the thoughts and hopes and beliefs of the people that he killed. I ask you, my friend, what is the history of conference?” - Clifford D. Simak, Ring Around the Sun, p.171. - Social sciences are so little developed that the exterritorial and voluntaristic alternatives have so far been explored only by very few people. - Compare: General Omar Bradly: “We are nuclear giants and ethical infants.” - JZ, 30.10.02. - STATE, TECHNOLOGY, STRENGTH, NUCLEAR STRENGTH & WAR THREAT, PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, SECESSIONISM & CHOICES, SUMMIT CONFERENCES
TERRITORIALISM: Learn from the animals and plants. None claim large territorial monopolies and uphold them by force. All live and prosper wherever they can. - JZ, 21.1.99.
TERRITORIALISM: Let us all agree upon: To each the ism of the own choice, always at the own expense and risk! There is no justification for enforcing any of them upon the population of whole territories. – John Zube: Facebook, 12.4.12.
TERRITORIALISM: Life under territorial systems cannot freely develop into all that it could be and should be. – JZ, 25.8.98.
TERRITORIALISM: Man is born free, yet he is everywhere in chains. –Jean Jacques Rosseau, The Social Contract, 1762. – MAN, FREEDOM, RIGHTS, LIBERTIES, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS, HUMAN RIGHTS, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, GOVERNMENTALISM
TERRITORIALISM: Man suffers from many territorial ideas - but they are not imperatives or unavoidable instincts. They are just temporary spleens indicating a degree of insanity and dangerous aggressiveness. The condition is curable. Nor did or does it always exist, for all people and under all conditions, no more so than chauvinism or religious fanaticism. - JZ, 3.11.81, 19.11.02. TERRITORIAL IMPERATIVE, TERRITORIALITY, TERRITORIAL ORGANIZATION, TERRITORIAL INTEGRITY
TERRITORIALISM: Melt down territorialism by individual and group secessionism, - JZ, 6.9.13.
TERRITORIALISM: Most bad government has grown out of too much government. – Thomas Jefferson, quoted by =Andrew Martin-Smith - www.blogtalkradio.com/baretruth — with Austin Guerrilla Thomas. – Facebook, 19.10.13. - GOVERNMENT
TERRITORIALISM: Most people are more full of agreements in their personal selection from a multitude of popular errors and prejudices than full of agreements on unpopular but important truths, which are much smaller in their total number. Nevertheless, they have not yet managed to compile all the popular errors and prejudices, which are obstacles to progress, in a special digitize encyclopedia of the best refutations so far found against them, on a disc or online. No one on his or her own can fully enlighten themselves on so many subjects without such a reference tool. It would be much more important than dictionaries for the correct spelling of words. I doubt that sufficient enlightenment can be achieved without this tool and a comprehensive ideas archive. – JZ, 4.3.14, 22.3.14. - WRONGFUL WAR- & PEACE AIMS, LEGISLATION, CONSTITUTIONS & JURISDICTION UNDER TERRITORIALISM, TRUTHS, POPULAR ERRORS & PREJUDICE & AN ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THEIR BEST REFUTATIONS
TERRITORIALISM: Most people are more full of agreements in their personal selection from a multitude of popular errors and prejudices than full of agreements on unpopular but important truths, which are much smaller in their total number. Nevertheless, they have not yet managed to compile all the popular errors and prejudices, which are obstacles to progress, in a special digitize encyclopedia of the best refutations so far found against them, on a disc or online. No one on his or her own can fully enlighten themselves on so many subjects without such a reference tool. It would be much more important than dictionaries for the correct spelling of words. I doubt that sufficient enlightenment can be achieved without this tool and a comprehensive ideas archive. – JZ, 4.3.14, 22.3.14. - WRONGFUL WAR- & PEACE AIMS, LEGISLATION, CONSTITUTIONS & JURISDICTION UNDER TERRITORIALISM, TRUTHS, POPULAR ERRORS & PREJUDICE & AN ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THEIR BEST REFUTATIONS
TERRITORIALISM: Most people think and act only in terms of territorial States, their laws and institutions and thus altogether miss all their exterritorialist options, rights and liberties, that could keep them out of most of their present and future troubles. They take territorial organizations, laws and institutions for granted, as if they were natural or inevitable, even when only their opposites could assure them what they really need and want, the practice of all the individual rights and liberties – to the extent that they do already appreciate them and, finally, even of all of these rights and liberties, once they understand them sufficiently. – Territorialism is largely identical with the current statism but at least it as a monopoly it also suggests, to self-thinking people, its opposite, namely exterritorial autonomy for all kinds of voluntary communities, while even most libertarians and anarchists could, so far, usually only imagine various forms of limited or mini-governments or various forms of anarchism, both territorially realized for all inhabitants, whether they like these organization forms or not. – JZ, 19.10.05, 14.4.09, 23.3.11. - STATISM, EXTERRITORIALISM, VOLUNTARISM, LIBERTARIANS, STATES, ANARCHISTS, PANARCHISM
TERRITORIALISM: Most territorial laws create rather than solve problems. – JZ, 1.1.01. - LAWS, PANARCHISM
TERRITORIALISM: Nations on the brink don't need a large push to send them toppling.” - Poul Anderson, A Knight of Ghosts and Shadows, p.124. - Territorial nations, as territorial nations, are always too close to the brink. - JZ, 16. 7.01. - One might even say that they are defined by brinkmanship, under the misleading terms of "Realpolitik", power politics, international relations, international affairs, international law, territorial integrity, national sovereignty, national unity etc. They have set up territorial constitutions, laws and jurisdictions, i.e. artificial borders against differences, and free competition, which otherwise could be quite tolerable and would permit peaceful competition and Free Trade. - JZ, 9.2.02. - BRINKMANSHIP, BORDERS, FRONTIERS, DEFENCE, ARMS RACES, TENSIONS, NATIONALISM
TERRITORIALISM: Naturally the common people don't want war ... but after all it is the leaders of a country who determine policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament or a communist dictatorship. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in every country. - Hermann Goering - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. - DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLY, RULERS, PRESIDENTS, POWER-MONGERS, STATISM, PEOPLE, LEADERSHIP, NATIONALISM, SECURITY, STRENGTH & DEFENCE MYTHOLOGY, WAR, PEACE
TERRITORIALISM: Neither the cop on the beat nor any government in "its" territory should have a monopoly! Nor should a parliament judge, jury, arbitration system or governmental military force have a territorial monopoly. – JZ, Facebook, 4.10.12. - & MONOPOLISM
TERRITORIALISM: no government has a just claim to any property or “sovereign” right in a given territorial area … all of its territory is the result of some kind of aggression and violent conquest.” – Murray N. Rothbard, For a New Liberty, p. 284. – By using the term “its” territory he made already too much of a verbal concession. – JZ, 26.7.08.
TERRITORIALISM: No nation-state in the history of the world has ever voluntarily given up a piece of territory that it wanted to hold, for either ideological or security reasons, and felt that it could hold. Thomas Friedman, From Beirut to Jerusalem, Fontana/Collins edition, 1990, p.409. - & NATION STATES, ABDICATION OF SUCH POWER
TERRITORIALISM: No one can be a king and not do harm.” - (On ne peut point régner innocement.) - Louis Antoin Léon de Saint-Just, calling for the execution of Louis XVI, 13.11.1792. – For many decades now the British constitutional monarchy has refuted this assertion. I wish all territorial politicians would be as powerless to do wrong and to do harm. As nominal heads of the State these monarchs can and sometimes have upheld the rights of the subjects against all too power-hungry politicians. Through the royal representative of the British King or Queen, the Governor General, this has happened twice in Australia during the last century. To that extent the British constitutional monarchy should be appreciated even by anarchists and libertarians. – JZ – If they became the ultimate official guardians of an ideal declaration of individual rights and liberties, then such monarchies might function even better. – JZ, 15.4.09. - TERRITORIAL RULERS, KINGS, GOVERNMENTS, MONARCHS, CONSTITUTIONAL MONARCHIES, VETO POWER, DISMISSAL OF GOVERNMENTS
TERRITORIALISM: No territorial constitution is worth protecting. Only those for communities, societies and governance systems of volunteers are worth upholding - by their volunteers, for their own affairs. - John Zube – Facebook note, n.d. – VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, CONSTITUTIONALISM
TERRITORIALISM: No territorial government and population is quite free, secure and sovereign as long as there are other such sovereign governments, peoples and territories around, and as long as the internal colonization and subjugation of dissenters and also the imperialistic territorial expansion trend are continued. Each of them is already abusing its all too large powers, at least over internal minorities, each is more or less a permanent threat to the majority and the minorities of other countries. All over, although this is not generally or widely recognized as yet, territorial regimes are the common enemies of all people who want to be free and live in peace and justice. – JZ, 16.8.86.
TERRITORIALISM: No territorial government can help being a territorial government and acting like it. – JZ, 31.1.11, comment to Myanmar, Singapore Sign Pact online.wsj.com, STATES, STATISM, GOVERNMENTS
TERRITORIALISM: No whole country should be monopolized by any kind of people, religion or ideology. All of the world belongs to all people – apart from all kinds of private and cooperative property. – JZ, 4.9.99. - NATIONALISM, COSMOPOLITANISM
TERRITORIALISM: Nobody can be trusted with unlimited power. The more power a regime has, the more likely people will be killed. This is a major reason for promoting freedom.” - Rudolph Rummel. – All territorial powers and all territorial power claims, e.g. of parties, majorities and terrorists, are already excessive by their very nature. All powers must become confined to voluntary members and voluntary victims. – JZ, 23.1.08. – Only those who trust it should be exposed to the powers that they have selected for themselves, as a kind of self-imposed punishment for their remaining ignorance, errors, prejudices, false premises and false assumptions. Let them learn about power at their own risk and expense. FREEDOM. TRUST & POWER, LEADERSHIP, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM, TO EACH HIS OWN SYSTEM & SELF-CHOSEN LIFE STYLE, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM FOR ALL, AS A TEACHING & LEARNING METHOD
TERRITORIALISM: North Korean defector learns to live outside the world's biggest prison | World news | The Guardian - www.guardian.co.uk - Don't forget that the other territorial States are also "nation"- wide prisons, although many of them only with medium to minimum security. In none of them are all genuine individual rights and liberties fully known and respected. But the degrees of differences can already be significant. But should we be satisfied with anything but full liberties and rights for ourselves, our families and like-minded friends? To each as much or as little freedom as they want for themselves. Who would then have any right to complain? – JZ, 6.7.11, on Facebook. - NATION-STATES AS PRISONS, EVEN IF THEY ARE DEMOCRACIES
TERRITORIALISM: Obama Ag Secretary Vilsack: Food Stamps Are A Stimulus - www.realclearpolitics.com - As long as ANYONE remains in TERRITORIAL power I do not expect any genuine solutions to come from THIS source. This power does, in practice, outlaw experimental freedom and freedom of association when it comes to trying out new solutions among volunteers in the social sciences, i.e. to alternative economic, social and political reforms and whole systems, all quite tolerantly practised rather than imposed upon involuntary victims. – JZ, 18.8.11, on Facebook. - POLITICIANS, POLICIES, DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLY, FOOD STAMPS, CRISES, HANDOUTS, , IGNORANCE, PREJUDICES, BUREAUCRATS, WELFARE STATE
TERRITORIALISM: Obama Should Play Golf All Day, Every Day by Anthony Gregory - blog.independent.org - "I favor the right and freedom to secede from them and to compete with them exterritorially - in the provision of really wanted services, subscribed to by their members. – JZ, Oct. 12, on Facebook - PRESIDENTS, RULERS, GOVERNMENTS
TERRITORIALISM: One can become a leader only if one is supported by an ideology which makes other people tractable and accommodating.” - Ludwig von Mises - A DANGEROUS IDEOLOGY FOR AMBITIOUS “LEADERS”, PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR COMMUNITIES OF VOLUNTEERS
TERRITORIALISM: One cannot grow sufficiently or far enough under territorial tutelage, care and leadership or despotism. – JZ, 25.8.98.
TERRITORIALISM: One challenge of our adventure on earth is to rise above dead systems - wars, religions, nations, destructions – to refuse to be part of them, and express instead the highest selves we know how to be.” – Richard Bach, ONE, a novel.Pan Books, 1989, p.95. - If they were already dead, we would not have to abolish them or secede from them and replace them by something rightful, just, peace-promoting and also liberating, at least in the long run, if not almost immediately. - Alternatively, we should allow all systems – but all of them only for their volunteers and, exterritorially. – JZ, 1.3.12. - SYSTEMS, STATISM, CHOICE, COMPETITION, LIBERATION, REVOLUTION, PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, PEACE, JUSTICE, FREEDOM
TERRITORIALISM: One decision for all is usually wrong for many to most people. - JZ, 24.5.02. -DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLY, MAJORITY, GOVERNMENT, DEMOCRACY, UNITY
TERRITORIALISM: Only about 10 percent of the countries of the world are ethnically homogeneous.” - John Naisbitt, Global Paradox, p.39. - And that is only one of many other diversities among human beings. – Only the religious diversity has so far been largely but not yet fully recognized and tolerated through corresponding voluntary communities. The diversity of political, social and economic systems does not yet enjoy the same autonomy and tolerance which it should have and needs urgently. - JZ, 16.9.07. TERRITORIAL UNITY VS. EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, ETHNICAL & OTHER DIFFERENCES WITHIN “THE” PEOPLE, POPULATIONS, NATIONS, COUNTRIES, STATES
TERRITORIALISM: Our problems are no longer a matter of ‘left-wing’ or ‘right-wing’, ‘strong leadership’ or ‘weak’. The decision-system itself has become a menace.” - Alvin Toffler, The Third Wave, Pan Books & Collins, 1980/81, p.424. - - Since in the political, economic and social spheres of whole and all-embracing systems there are only territorial State systems, it is the territorial decision-making system that has to be replaced. By what? By free choice of political, social and economic systems for individual volunteers and for their voluntary groups or communities. Let them go in their own directions, just like tourists exploring themselves the whole world, or like natural scientists and technicians do, artists and poets. One does not have to join them and without compulsory taxation one does not have to finance their “hobbies” or commitments. Experimental freedom for all experiments that can be practised tolerantly, which excludes territorial experiments upon whole populations - which almost always represent a whole spectrum of different ideas, opinions and preferences. – JZ, 24.9.07. – It is absurd to attempt to “integrate”, rule or regulate all producers and consumers, entrepreneurs and their customers. The free market, with its free pricing, free contracts and uncounted individual choices, made hourly, does that much better. – JZ, 24.9.08, 23.3.11. - TERRITORIAL, CENTRALIZED & IMPOSED DECISION-MAKING, GOVERNMENTS, STATES, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, ENERGETIC LEADERSHIP
TERRITORIALISM: Patriotism is often an arbitrary veneration of real estate above principles.” – G. J. Nathan, Testament of a Critic, p.16. – If at least it were private or cooperatively owned and managed real estate then this would make at least some sense, would be moral in itself and rational. But collectivist, coercive, monopolistic and national real estate, on the country-wide level, as usual mismanaged and exploited by politicians and bureaucrats for their purposes and at the expense of the population? How could such wrongful nonsense be continued for as long, in spite of all its costs, wastes, enforced tribute payments, its anti-economics, killings, repressions and other drawbacks? Obviously, popular errors, myths and prejudices, false assumptions and conclusions are not yet systematically enough countered and better ideas not yet sufficiently marketed through special institutions and channels for them. – Social Sciences are still far from being genuine sciences, as Gian Piero de Bellis pointed out in an excellent essay on www.panarchy.org. - JZ, 26.7.08. - PATRIOTISM, NATIONALISM, PREJUDICES, LIBERTARIAN ENCYCLOPEDIA, IDEAS ARCHIVE, ENCYCLOPEDIA OF REFUTATIONS
TERRITORIALISM: Political boundaries and fences destroy the people's sovereignty and create slave camps that should not exist.” - G. C. Szmak, in "The Four Blind Spots." - BORDERS, FRONTIERS, BOUNDARIES, NATIONS, SOVEREIGNTY, NATIONWIDE SLAVERY
TERRITORIALISM: Political theorists have constantly warned that a person cannot feel he is an important part of the political process if the number of voters is so large as to make his vote seem insignificant. Aristotle concluded that a state must stop granting citizenship when ‘it has filled up its numbers’. (27) Much later, Rousseau argued that ‘the larger the state, the less the liberty’ …. (28)” – (27) The Politics, Book III, Ch. 5, p. 112. – (28) Jean Jacques Rousseau, The Social Contract and Discourses, trans. G. D. H. Cole, New York, Dutton, 1950, p.57.” – Frederick C. Thayer, An End to Hierarchy! An End to Competition! Organizing the Politics and Economics of Survival. – New Viewpoints, N.Y. 1973, p.60. - - It is not so much the size that matters but the number and kinds of differences that exist in a population. A world-wide and dispersed membership of Catholics, in the hundreds of millions, can, nevertheless, be largely united in its beliefs, its thinking and its actions, without any violent internal struggles. The same would be true, e.g., for a world-wide federation of Free Traders. Also one of protectionists, also doing its things only to itself. – But with a mixed territorial population its optimal size, if there is any at all, for this kind of organization, is reached rather soon. One can find some of the sharpest disagreements and clashes already in small families! – Here, too, it can be a clash between individual sovereignty and collective or hierarchical family sovereignty. The blood relationship is often not strong enough to overcome the differences of views and inclinations. – Far less is a common language or cultural inheritance enough to hold people closely together. - JZ, 26.3.09. - CENTRALIZATION, DECENTRALIZATION, OPTIMAL SIZE, OVERSIZE, BIGNESS, VOTING
TERRITORIALISM: politics divides us and, in so doing, weakens our social connectedness.(1) Political systems set group against group, engendering a distrust of everyone except, of course, political leaders. By such means, the networks that would otherwise connect us to one another as we pursue our various self-interests, become cleaved.” (2) - Butler Shaffer, The Wizards of Ozymandias, chapter 65. – (1) True for territorial politics. Untrue for exterritorial politics. Territorial States do coercively “unite” us and thus weaken our cohesiveness. Exterritorial societies divide us, with regard to their multiplicity and via individual choices but do unite us in panarchies with like-minded people. – (2) Panarchies are also networks. They unite people exterritorially. They can also provide all the “public services” that their members want for themselves. – They unite or strengthen the relationships with like-minded people while separating them, as much as they want to be separated, from people who think or believe otherwise. – Panarchies and the Internet unite in diversity. - JZ, 20.2.05.
TERRITORIALISM: Politics is the art of obtaining money from the rich and votes from the poor on the pretext of protecting each from the other. –Anonymous - POLITICS, VOTING, RICH, POOR, PROMISES, POLITICIANS
TERRITORIALISM: Politics operates within every group of people. Politics is the relationship of alienated people. Men are the most alienated and therefore the most political.” – Jim Cairns, Growth to Freedom, p.7, Down to Earth Foundation, Canberra, 1979. – So far, territorial politics is allowed to play its wrongful and harmful games with all kinds of people in a territory. No wonder that many people feel alienated under such regimes, which they have not individually chosen for themselves. Men are more ideologically motivated and thus ideologically more divided and alienated from whatever ideology, one of many, is temporarily and territorially ruling. Alas, most of them do not know of or are not interested in the alternatives that exterritorial political options would offer all of them, namely to each the government or non-governmental society of his or her dreams or choice. At least for a while they would then no longer be alienated from the society or government system that they have freely chosen for themselves while afterwards they would be free to secede. Territorial organization is now omnipresent, although it is alien to the nature of man. It could arise and maintain itself only on the basis for flawed ideas and false assumptions, and numerous popular prejudices. Just like any religion. Territorial power renders most of its subjects powerless, does not allow them to fully mature and human beings, up to the limits of their individual potential. - I did not find any freedom ideas in this book of 83 pages, that I would consider as such. Yet, for years, J. C. was one of the top Labor party leaders in Australia. Perhaps others can find something of value in this book. – JZ, 28.7.07, 23.3.11.. - TERRITORIAL POLITICS, ALIENATION & MEN
TERRITORIALISM: Power was always something nonsensical but it was, as far as territorial ambitions go, something that was calculable. In our times the claims of might are ideologically colored, which means that the nonsensical has become still more nonsensical.” – Hans Habe, Leben fuer den Journalismus, Band 1, Reportagen und Gespraeche, Knaur, 1976, S.25. - Ideologies are non-territorial and can be non-territorially satisfied for their volunteers, however irrational they may be. They are not, inherently, as intolerant as territorial claims are and one does not even have to bother calculating their effects, as long as they are applied only by and upon volunteers. But one can count on this, that this freedom of action and experimentation will be less provocative, oppressive and threatening and it will promote freedom, peace, security, justice, general progress, wealth and enlightenment much more than territorialism can. Then one does not have to struggle or fight for the kind of liberty that one likes – since under this condition one can already enjoy it among a few like-minded people, like one can enjoy religious liberty or religious tolerance, where they do already exist. – JZ, 15.9.07. - & EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM
TERRITORIALISM: Prevent most crimes: eliminate all territorial governments with compulsory membership or subordination for peaceful and productive people. – JZ, 9.11.97. – TERRITORIALISM, PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, CRIME, POLITICS, WARS
TERRITORIALISM: Private individuals make mistakes, but the mistake of government has been the continual creation of widespread misery by forcing certain erroneous notions on everyone living within a certain area.” - Albert Tarn, quoted in THE INDIVIDUALIST, London, Meulen's, Dec. 55, p.70. - ERRORS, MISTAKES, RIGHTS, INDEPENDENCE, INDIVIDUALISM, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM
TERRITORIALISM: Problems cannot be solved by the same level of thinking that created them. - Albert Einstein, 1879-1955 - & ITS PROBLEMS
TERRITORIALISM: Problems cannot be solved by the same level of thinking that created them. - Albert Einstein, 1879-1956. - Italics does not work in this Open Office file - JZ, 26.9.12.
TERRITORIALISM: Setting up many territorialist regimes up, all of them by their very nature and more or less forcefully “competing” with each other, cannot provide the ultimate free society, freedom, justice and prosperity and progress options. Not even the best defence options, while all of them do all too much facilitate suppression and aggression. – JZ, 3.5.98, 16.7.08, 23.3.11. – WAR, PEACE, PROGRESS, DEFENCE, PROSPERITY, JUSTICE, FREEDOM, PANARCHISM
TERRITORIALISM: Someone asked me the other day if I believe in conspiracies. Well, sure. Here’s one. – It is called the Political System. It is nothing if not a giant conspiracy to rob, trick and subjugate the population. – Jeffrey Archer, quoted by Nizam Ahmad sharing Aallia's photo. – Facebook, 6.2.13. – I call it territorialism and explore, together with a few others, the personal law, experimental freedom, freedom of association, freedom of contract, individual secessionist, panarchist, polyarchist or exterritorialy autonomy alternatives for volunteers. The number of online references to this alternative is rapidly increasing. – JZ, 6.2.13. - THE POLITICAL SYSTEM, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM
TERRITORIALISM: Sovereignty and independence’ – absolute sovereignty over its own territory, that is – may well include the ‘right’ to make the existence of others intolerable. Ought any nation to have such a right?” - Norman Angell, Human Nature and the Peace Problem, 1925, p.40. – Q., SOVEREIGNTY, STATES, MAJORITIES, MINORITIES, RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, TERRITORIALISM VS. EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR VOLUNTEERS OR PANARCHISM
TERRITORIALISM: States institutionalized coercion and compulsion while panarchies institutionalize voluntary creative activities. – JZ, 1.9.85, 15.4.09. - TERRITORIAL STATES & POWER MONGERS, POLITICIANS, TERRITORIAL STATES VS. PANARCHIES & POLYARCHIES, VIOLENCE VS. VOLUNTARY CREATIVE ACTIVITIES, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, VOLUNTARISM
TERRITORIALISM: Taking somebody's money without permission is stealing, unless you work for the IRS; then it's taxation. Killing people en masse is homicidal mania, unless you work for the Army; then it's National Defense. Spying on your neighbors is invasion of privacy, unless you work for the FBI; then it's National Security. Running a whorehouse makes you a pimp and poisoning people makes you a murderer, unless you work for the CIA; then it's counter-intelligence. – Robert Anton Wilson – STATISM, GOVERNMENTALISM, TAXATION
TERRITORIALISM: Territorial “independence” is not worth a single human life – but has cost already hundreds of millions. – JZ, 5.4.88.
TERRITORIALISM: Territorial democracy at its best is at most government by the majority or by a somewhat more enlightened minority. What it is never and can never be is true self-government by and for all peaceful dissenters regarding their own affairs. – JZ, 8.5.04, 16.10.07, 13.4.09. - VS. SELF-GOVERNMENT & PANARCHISM, DEMOCRACY, OUTVOTED MINORITIES
TERRITORIALISM: Territorial democracy or republics amount to the wrongful and coercive integration of the fools with the wise, the conservatives with the reformers and the radicals - instead of letting each go his own way, minding his own business, do his things for or to himself, according to the ancient Roman principle of justice: Suum cuique! (To each his own.) Voluntary separatism or segregation is moral and rational compared with coercive integration and "unity" or "equality before the law" - or any other system which is wanted only by either a temporarily ruling majority minority. - JZ, 29.1.02, 24.3.11. - & DEMOCRACY, VOLUNTARISM, EXTERRITORIAL SEPARATISM, PANARCHISM
TERRITORIALISM: Territorial despotism isn't the solution, not even in its democratic or republican form. - JZ, 15.2.02 - & DEMOCRACY
TERRITORIALISM: Territorial disputes are among the most potent causes of war among nations. This statement holds true throughout the 20th century” – Conclusion by Erich Weede in “World Politics and the Causes of War in the Twentieth Century: A Quantitative-Empirical Study.” – German title: Weltpolitic und Kriegsursachen im 20. Jahrhundert, Munich, R. Oldenburg, 1975, 438 pp, reviewed in PEACE RESEARCH, April 76. – Obviously, this is not just my own opinion. – I do not know whether the author drew the panarchistic conclusion from this fact. - JZ, 26.7.08. - PANARCHISM
TERRITORIALISM: Territorial frontiers and powers should be abolished, and no restriction should any longer be imposed upon communities of volunteers within and across the former borders. – JZ, n.d., 24.10.07. - FRONTIERS, BORDERS, TERRITORIAL & COLLECTIVE SOVEREIGNTY FOR GOVERNMENTS, PANARCHISM, EXTERRITORIAL MINORITY AUTONOMY
TERRITORIALISM: Territorial governments are institutions for the domination of minorities, sometimes also for the exploitation of majorities through legally privileged minorities, and for the extraction of tributes, called taxes, but certainly not for any genuine form of self-government or self-management. – JZ, 17.5.89, 26.7.08. - SELF-GOVERNMENT, TAXES, TRIBUTES, DOMINATION, MINORITIES
TERRITORIALISM: Territorial governments either prevent or slow down progress rather than tolerate, promote and accelerate it. Panarchism gives every serious reform attempts its best chance, under personal laws, exterritorial autonomy and full experimental freedom for its volunteers. – JZ, 16.9.03, 23.3.09. – STATES, PROGRESS, GOVERNMENTS, PANARCHISM
TERRITORIALISM: Territorial governments over large and adjacent populated or even unpopulated areas, and liberty, peace and justice are irreconcilable, at least in the long-run. – JZ, 7.11.76, 26.7.08. – NATIONALISM, PATRIOTISM, IMPERIALISM, EXPANSIONISM, EXCUSES FOR WARS OF AGGRESSION OR DOMINATION, EXPANDING THE TAX- OR TRIBUTE BASE.
TERRITORIALISM: Territorial governments, by means of their “scientific” super-“weapons” do no longer threaten merely the survival of some individuals but of whole cities, even whole countries and peoples, even that of all of mankind. They are thus no longer legitimate defenders but the worst kind of aggressors.” – JZ, 22.3.05. - & ITS MASS MURDER DEVICES, NUCLEAR STRENGTH, NUCLEAR WAR THREAT
TERRITORIALISM: TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENTS: An Orgy of "Make-Work" for Bureaucrats and Lawyers by Wendy McElroy - www.fff.org - Without their territorial monopoly and its associated monetary and financial despotism, they would sooner rather than later be out of their cushy jobs and people, who seceded from them and used their genuine individual rights and liberties, would be free to produce and exchange as much as they like. – JZ, 11.9.11, on Facebook - PUBLIC SERVANTS, PUBLIC SERVICES, BUREAUCRACY, WELFARE STATE, WARFARE STATE, TERRITORIALISM
TERRITORIALISM: TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENTS: Their taxes, their inflations, their government debts do indicate their bankruptcy. They have no rightful incomes but persist by coercive monopolies and exploitation - as long as all too many all too readily and hopefully and faithfully put up with them, regardless of the numerous disappointments with them and the man-made disasters they caused - throughout history. We need freedom to secede from these wrongful power addicts, individually and in communities of volunteers, to manage our own lives and affairs according to our own preferences, under full exterritorial autonomy. That would make the remaining statism shrink fast and render the remainder relatively harmless and temporary: Another small association or of all too ignorant and foolish volunteers, confined to their exterritorial autonomy. Well, in each country there would still be a variety of statist panarchies just like there are everywhere still a variety of sects. No one would have to belong to them and pay tribute to them. – JZ, 11.9.11, to Max Wessenberg, rev. 18.1.13.
TERRITORIALISM: Territorial Governments: They constitute broad rivers of wrongful, false, self-defeating, impoverishing and conflict-promoting decision-making. – JZ: 17.4.04. – All too often they provide us with floods of wrongful decisions, policies and legislation and, at all times, by their territorial monopolies, also with a barrenness of self-help options, just like they provide inflationary and deflationary phenomena, governmental propaganda and lack of real education at the same time. – JZ, 19.10.07.
TERRITORIALISM: Territorial institutions are not rightful, peaceful, rational and progressive. On the contrary! – JZ, 15.1.97, 18.7.08.
TERRITORIALISM: Territorial integrity should rather be renamed: territorial absolutism - for that is the nature of the game. Who has used this expression most of all, lately? The Soviet regime! The term is as absurd as would be the term 'religious integrity' in naming the absolute sway of one religion over one country and the outlawry and suppression of all other religions in that area. - To suppress dissenters, non-conformists and competitors, to force consumers to accept one's services and disservices and compulsorily billing all of them, does not indicate that one's products or services are pure, genuine and honestly traded, that one is a man or an agency of integrity. - Uniform territorial jurisdiction and exclusive legislative areas are not an ideal to which millions of human lives should be sacrificed. It is merely a utopian ideal which goes against human nature, makes for war and should never be enforced. - The national and exclusive land tenure system which is defended with this slogan is one of the greatest evils ever conceived and practised. It makes nuclear war possible and not only possible but likely, as long as it persists. It prevents internal and external harmony between human groupings. - Extract from PEACE PLANS 16-18. - TERRITORIAL INTEGRITY
TERRITORIALISM: TERRITORIAL INTEGRITY: There is no such thing. It amounts to a contradiction in terms. Even the most democratic or republican States or anarchistic societies, when territorially established and maintained, amount basically only to territorial and to that extent even totalitarian despotism of one or the other kind of territorial minority or majority. – JZ, 9.10.93, 19.7.08. – TERRITORIALISM
TERRITORIALISM: Territorial integrity" and political independence or genuine self-government, even for individuals (individual sovereignty) cannot peacefully coexist. The beliefs, aspirations, customs and ideas etc. of all the people living in any territory of a considerable size are not alike enough. - JZ, 22.11.00. - Indeed, they vary greatly even within close family, friendship and hobby groups - apart from those aspects and interests which they do have in common. - JZ, 1.2.02. - TERRITORIAL INTEGRITY
TERRITORIALISM: Territorial law means continuous aggression, legally, at least against minorities. – JZ, 7.12.73.
TERRITORIALISM: Territorial nationalism is "destined for continual combat until one overcomes the other." - Anthony T. Sullivan, on ordinary nationalism, in THE ACADEMIC REVIEWER, Fall-Winter, 73.
TERRITORIALISM: Territorial nationalism is the worst, most wrongful and anti-economic as well as war- and oppression-promoting monopolism. – JZ, 2.3.95.
TERRITORIALISM: Territorial parliaments and bureaucracies, more so than any other organizations, some religions excepted, represent organized ignorance, irrationality, immorality, prejudices, power addictions, exploitation and irresponsibility. – JZ, 4.9.87.
TERRITORIALISM: Territorial politicians are always promising much more than they could possibly deliver while remaining silent about what they do deliver, like wars, civil wars, mass murders, ignorance, prejudices, errors, tributes, impoverishment, exploitation, monopolies, inflation, mass unemployment, obstacles to enlightenment, progress and development. – JZ, 30.7.98, 16.7.08. – POLITICIANS, REPRESENTATIVES, RULERS, GOVERNMENTS, LAWS, REGULATIONS, WARS, CIVIL WARS, MASS MURDERS
TERRITORIALISM: Territorial politicians have an almost unstoppable inclination and ability to make wrongful and irrational decisions and to get away with this, while blaming others for the disastrous wrongs and mistakes they made and imposed. – JZ, 25.8.98. – We should certainly become free to opt out from under them. – JZ, 16.7.08.
TERRITORIALISM: Territorial politics amounts already to minority or majority despotism, even to a kind of camouflaged civil war. It legally sets all against all, rather than protecting their basic rights or liberating them. It cannot rightfully unite them, no more so than could a single religion or church, philosophy or ideology unite a whole country and all its people, no matter how hard it tries to pretend that it could do so. – JZ, 5.8.98, 17.7.08.
TERRITORIALISM: Territorial politics amounts to well organized irresponsibility. – JZ, 25.8.98. It is the largest and most successful protection racket. – Also the most murderous and destructive one, in the majority of cases. Only a few countries and populations can proudly say, like Iceland, that they have no armed forces. – See Desmond Bagley, Running Blind, Fontana/Collins paperback, 1972, p. 79.
TERRITORIALISM: Territorial politics amounts to wrongful and senseless grandstanding on behalf of wrong ideas, institutions and actions. – JZ, 25.8.98, 17.7.08.
TERRITORIALISM: Territorial politics considers most citizens as mere pawns – not permitted to change sides or to remain neutral or even to freely jump to other boards or start other games among themselves, to become untaxed, unregulated and un-judged by government constitutions, laws and courts, un-wasted by territorial politics. The territorialist opposition people, too, just wait for their chance to territorially lord it over those, who previously excluded them from government and dominated over them. Territorial politics leaves no other freedom options than persuasion attempts, voting struggles and freedom fighting - in revolutions, civil wars etc. It leaves people only some to many individual choices in private matters, to the extent that the territorial government has still left them any funds, time and energy for this. Some of the most important individual choices that individuals should be free to make for themselves are simply territorially, coercively and monopolistically preempted for them. – Nevertheless, hardly a voice of protest is raised against this maltreatment – still! – JZ, 4.9.87, 26.7.08, 24.3.11. - PANARCHISM
TERRITORIALISM: Territorial politics does not offer enough choices to individuals and minorities to do their own things for or to themselves. – JZ, 25.8.98.
TERRITORIALISM: Territorial politics is as much “civilized” as savages, barbarians and their customs were. Note that the average voters and their representatives are not any more “civilized” and enlightened in their decision-making. – J.., 11.8.07 & 19.10.07. And the uncivilized savages and barbarians were only armed with sticks, stones, swords, lances, bows and arrows and had to work hard to pile up heaps of their dead victims while our modern barbarians are equipped with mass murder devices which makes such “jobs” easy and very fast. – JZ, 19.10.07. - TERRITORIAL POLITICS & CIVILIZATION
TERRITORIALISM: Territorial politics is extremely ignorant, prejudiced, corrupt and bankrupt. Only ignorance and prejudices (state controlled “education!), conscription, police forces and wrongful laws, methods and powers, including taxation and inflation and public borrowing, can keep them going - to the disadvantage and at the expense of the rights and liberties of most of their subjects. – JZ, 25.8.98, 16.7.08.
TERRITORIALISM: Territorial politics is for a make-believe world and peoples, not for the real world and people and populations as they really are, individually and in their voluntary groups. No wonder then that none of its policies, measures, laws and institutions does offer any real solutions to really existing problems. On the contrary, its solutions provide most of our public problems that are not caused by our own nature or by natural catastrophes. We have to discard it altogether to enable us to find real solutions for the remaining problems that can be solved by free and rightful actions, institutions, measures and methods, and be it only through free experimentation among volunteers. Peace, justice, progress, enlightenment, rights and liberties, health, longevity and access to the stars cannot be achieved but only prevented or delayed through uniformly imposed territorial measures, laws and bureaucracies. – JZ, 25.8.98, 17.7.08.
TERRITORIALISM: Territorial politics is good only in causing and prolonging problems. – JZ, 25.1.97. – PANARCHISM
TERRITORIALISM: Territorial politics leads whole countries and their populations astray and does not allow individuals, minorities and majorities to seek and try to realize their own aims in their own ways and this only at their own risk and expense. – It is essentially intolerant, even totalitarian in its approach. It imposes e.g. an enormous amount of reading matter upon all, and penalizes those, who ignore it, or remain unaware of it, e.g. its avalanche of laws. – JZ, 28.8.98, 17.7.08.
TERRITORIALISM: Territorial politics represent our ignorance, errors, prejudices, passions and myths rather than the best ideas and accumulated wisdom of mankind. - Only full exterritorial autonomy for all voluntary societies, communities and social, economic and political reform systems would give the best ideas and the greatest talents in these spheres their best chance for success, in their own communities of volunteers, all doing their own things at the own risk and expense and, if and when successful, setting up and demonstrating good examples, which could be voluntarily followed by any others who are really interested in improving their own situations. – JZ, 25.8.98. – PANARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, VOLUNTARISM VS. TERRITORIALISM & COMPULSION
TERRITORIALISM: Territorial powers could be most efficiently collapsed rather than fought, by introducing full exterritorial autonomy for all communities of volunteers, even if, at first, this could be only done via corresponding governments-in exile. Our statist “defence experts” still do not seem to be aware of that option, although already the ancient Romans used at least a single alternative and still territorial government in exile effectively against their opponents. If they had recognized not just one government in exile but as many different ones, as the people to be liberated would have wanted for themselves, then a federation of communities of volunteers – or several of them – might since their time, have covered the world and progress would have advanced unbelievably beyond its present stage even in the most advanced countries. – JZ, 25.3.97, 16.7.08. – GOVERNMENTS IN EXILE, PANARCHISM, ROMAN EMPIRE, DEFENCE, LIBERATION, POWER, STATES
TERRITORIALISM: Territorial republics and democracies “function” only as utopian ideals. In reality their operations do, quite inevitably, render them more or less dysfunctional and despotic, too. – Not to speak of other and still worse territorial regimes. - JZ, 7.9.88, 26.7.08. - PANARCHISM
TERRITORIALISM: Territorial rule is also a cover-up for natural and chosen differences, to pretend a unity or uniformity that does not really exist. Allow all different kinds of people to live in their own preferred ways, at their own expense and risk, sacrificing no one’s rights, liberties, property or life on the altars of a pretended national territorial unity. Nothing but what is voluntary deserves the term “national”. – JZ, 25.8.98, 17.7.08. The last sentence has been ascribed to a Mrs. Chisholm, an Australian pioneer women, but I have been unable to find out when and where she made that or a similar statement. – JZ 17.7.08.
TERRITORIALISM: Territorial rule is not rule by consent or genuine self-government and independence and it has nothing to do with integrity. – JZ, 14.1.00.
TERRITORIALISM: Territorial rulers always tend to increase their own powers and not the self-government powers of their subjects. That would change if they were confined to voluntary subjects and voluntary contributions by individual sovereignty, individual secessionism, personal law or exterritorial autonomy for volunteers. In other words, they must cease to be territorial rulers and legislators. - Why is this rightful alternative not yet widely enough considered and discussed? – John Zube - Facebook, 26.10.12. - GOVERNMENTS, RULERS, STATISM, POWER
TERRITORIALISM: Territorial rulers and legislators do, as such, inevitably misrule a country and its population, even with the best intentions. – JZ, 4.9.12., 2.10.12. - RULERS, GOVERNMENTS,DOGOODERS, WELFARE STATE, POLITICIANS, LEGISLATORS, STATES
TERRITORIALISM: Territorial rulers are all control freaks and as such no wrong is too small or too big for them. Alas, most voters, their direct or indirect victims, are mostly territorial statists still and thus they get the kind of wrongs inherent in this system into their own lives. – JZ, 12.11.12, on Facebook. - RULERS, POLITICIANS, REPRESENTATIVES, VOTERS, STATISM, POWER-MADNESS, CONTROL FREAKS
TERRITORIALISM: Territorial sovereignty is wrong towards all peaceful dissenters, who are entitled self-government or self-determination under full exterritorial autonomy and personal laws. – JZ, 12.2.88, 26.7.08. – SOVEREIGNTY, INDIVIDUAL RATHER THAN TERRITORIAL, COLLECTIVE & ENFORCED.
TERRITORIALISM: Territorial sovereignty over involuntary subjects has very different effects from those of exterritorially autonomous communities and societies of volunteers only. – JZ, 30.7.98, 17.7.08.
TERRITORIALISM: Territorial States are constitutionally and legally organized for oppression, exploitation, aggression and mass murders. – JZ, 14.1.00. – Supposedly democratic governments with stockpiles of mass murder devices! Need one say more? – JZ, 20.7.08.
TERRITORIALISM: Territorial States, whether openly dictatorial or not, cannot peacefully coexist with each other in the long run, at least not once they exceeded the size of mini-States. (*) They are organized to antagonize each other and their own subjects. They are only as “safe” as corroding high pressure containers are. – JZ, 1974. - (*) Even the ancient Greek mini-States were often at war with each other. – JZ, 26.7.08. - Not to speak of almost perpetual warfare among many to most small tribes, at least in ancient times. - 24.3.11. - PEACEFUL COEXISTENCE, PEACE, WAR, IMPERIALISM, TERRITORIAL EXPANSION TENDENCY, CONQUESTSTERRITORIALISM: TERRITORIAL STATISM: Why Double Jeopardy May Not Protect You by Wendy McElroy - www.fff.org - Very little of our currently predominant territorial statism does protect our genuine individual rights and liberties. They are, rather, legally and juridically infringed in many thousands of ways, that produce e.g. further wars, revolutions civil wars, terrorism and economic crises like the present one. – JZ, 11.11.11.
TERRITORIALISM: Territorial system prevent the realization of rightful ideas more often than they do promote them. – JZ, 25.8.98. – On the contrary, they tend to repeat the same old errors, mistakes, wrongs and flawed measures over and over again, unable or unwilling to learn from their own experience, their own history. – JZ, 16.7.08.
TERRITORIALISM: Territorial systems are obstacle courses for right ideas, talents, actions and institutions. – JZ, 25.8.98, 16.7.08.
TERRITORIALISM: Territorialism amounts also to coercive and collective responsibility of all people subjected and taxed by a government, as decided by the own and by foreign governments, via taxes, laws and “nuclear strength” “policies” for the crimes (e.g. inflation or deflation) committed by the own government or e.g. for indiscriminate air raids undertaken by the own government, against the subjects of a foreign government, and also holding them responsible for all other crimes and mistakes of a government territorially imposed upon them. That they are taxed, conscripted and forced to work for an enemy government and subject to its laws seems to territorial statists to be a sufficient "justification" to hold these victims collectively responsible for that government, and its crimes, even with nuclear “weapons”, really anti-people weapons or mass murder devices. By a “gentleman’s agreement” the criminal governments remain usually unpunished. – JZ, 14.4.89, 26.7.08. - COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY
TERRITORIALISM: Territorialism amounts to letting majorities – through voting, politicians and bureaucrats, make decisions on e.g. brain surgery and numerous other professional, scientific, technical, social, economic and political problems, without letting the doctors or other professionals and various systems and methods freely compete and letting the individual patients freely select their own doctors or other experts and helpers. – JZ, 25.8.98, 16.7.08.
TERRITORIALISM: Territorialism and even anarchism try to be successful contrary to the laws of evolution, which operates via changes, reforms or mutations at first among a few only. Only panarchism, through its exterritorialism and voluntarism operates in accordance with the laws of evolution, starting with some individuals and their groups of volunteers, all free to do their own things among themselves, and spreading improvements from them, only via voluntary adoptions. – JZ, 12.1.95, 18.7.08. – EVOLUTION, DEVELOPMENT, PROGRESS, ENLIGHTENMENT, FREEDOM TO EXPERIMENT
TERRITORIALISM: Territorialism combined with majoritarianism brings almost everything down to the lowest common denominator. It also reduces education and enlightenment to a minimum and leads thus to stagnation, reaction and repetition of the same popular errors and mistakes, over and over again. – JZ, 27.4.95. - MAJORITIES, LEVELING, IMPOSING EQUALITY, UNIFORMITY
TERRITORIALISM: Territorialism does not offer a quite satisfactory solutions to anyone, anywhere. – JZ, 7.5.04. – Except to ignorant and prejudiced territorial statists. They should be allowed to continue their kinds of states and governments, but only exterritorially and for their own kinds of volunteers. – JZ, 1.11.07, 24.3.11. - TERRITORIAL EXCLUSIVENESS & DOMINATION, PANARCHISM
TERRITORIALISM: Territorialism gives wrongful monopoly power to ignorant, prejudiced, incompetent and corrupted people – at the expense and risk of not only minorities but also of the temporary majorities. – JZ, 30.7.98, 16.7.08.
TERRITORIALISM: Territorialism imprisons the innocents, the pioneers and the liberators as well as the voluntary victims and the criminal offenders against human rights. - JZ, 21.1.99.
TERRITORIALISM: Territorialism is a despotic to murderous idea and practice. – JZ, 24.8.98.
TERRITORIALISM: Territorialism is insufficiently representative. Only voluntarism can achieve sufficient representation. - On the day of another NSW territorial election with compulsory participation,. Which leaves me, under secret voting and the threat of a $ 55 fine for not participating in this "voting", only the option of voting "informally", i.e. crossing out all the candidates and parties and adding some comment like the above. An entry like: "None of the above!" is not on the ballot paper. - All of this farce runs under notions like "the" right to vote, "representation", "'elections", "choice", "consent", "free country", "democracy" and "mandate" - JZ, 26.3.11,
TERRITORIALISM: Territorialism is the denial of freedom of association, voluntarism, individual sovereignty, individual secessionism, freedom of action, freedom of contract, laissez faire, competition, free markets, cooperation, society, peaceful coexistence, harmony, diversity, choice, even of human nature. - JZ, 29.1.02.
TERRITORIALISM: Territorialism is the unjustified, unnecessary, unnoticed and thus unchecked premise in most political, economic and social doctrines or theories and projects of a statist nature. – JZ, n.d. & 18.10.07.
TERRITORIALISM: Territorialism leads to ghettos, apartheid, oppression, exploitation, refugee and concentration camps and to more or less organized mass murders. It is the major problem and not the solution. – JZ, 20..02. – PANARCHISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, VOLUNTARISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM VS. TERRITORIAL INTOLERANCE, DESPOTISM, AUTHORITARIANISM, TYRANNY, MASS MURDERS, PROBLEMS, CRISES
TERRITORIALISM: Territorialism leads to the worst terrorism. – JZ, 2/75.
TERRITORIALISM: Territorialism leaves us glued down or throws us down, restricts and robs us in many ways, of many of our rights, liberties and opportunities. Only full exterritorial autonomy for volunteers would allow us to climb up and up, by our own efforts, with out own means, ideas, knowledge and talents. – JZ, 25.8.08, 16.7.08. – It is absurd to expect enlightenment, rights, liberties, progress, prosperity, peace and justice from its politicians and bureaucrats, their laws and institutions. – JZ, 16.7.08.
TERRITORIALISM: Territorialism limits man and his societies just like the availability of natural caves limited his caveman ancestors. – JZ, 4.1.00.
TERRITORIALISM: Territorialism maximizes infighting and in the process can easily slip from its better forms into its worst forms, from representative or direct democracy into despotism and even totalitarian tyrannies. Panarchistic free competition, on the other hand, between a great variety of diverse panarchies of volunteers would minimize internal and external conflicts and maximize harmonious interrelationships between like-minded people and this without setting them into conflict with dissenting outsiders or even insiders. When internal dissent becomes strong then the dissenters would simply leave. Everyone would be free to do the own things at the own expense and risk – and that should keep them busy enough. Each would be free to try to convert outsiders by setting the best possible example with his own system, with the best possible support, namely that of his volunteers. The deficiency of internal dissent would be well enough substituted by external criticism and the examples set by other systems and communities of volunteers. Each system could thus spread fast, peacefully and widely, if it has enough merits. It would not depend on military power, conquests and domination or upon first persuading a majority. I could be continued freely as long as it still has any followers. It could also fail without involving the whole population in its crisis. And it could be revived, even after having failed previously, by other volunteers still upholding the same flawed views. It would advance and develop as well as resist by not resisting and not prohibiting but simply letting responsibility fall where it is due. – JZ, 24.3.09. - INFIGHTING, PANARCHISM, PARTY POLITICS, TERRITORIALISM, COERCIVE COLLECTIVISM VS. VOLUNTARISM
TERRITORIALISM: Territorialism occupies all too much “territory” in most people’s heads and also in most people’s lives. – JZ, 4.9.93, 19.7.08.
TERRITORIALISM: TERRITORIALISM OR EXTERRITORIALISM? http://www.theverge.com/2013/5/15/4334356/larry-page-Max Borders - wants-to-set-aside-a-part-of-the-world-for-experimentation - http://www.theverge.com/2013/5/15/4334356/larry-page-wants-to-set-aside-a-part-of-the-world-for-experimentation - Facebook, 29.5.13. - John Zube : The duty-free shops do indicate that it is not necessary to own and control a territory in order to at least partly introduce free trade. Based upon individual sovereignty or self-ownership and individual and group secessionism, political, economic and social experiments of volunteers, under personal law or exterritorial autonomy, should become quite free everywhere, to the extent that the individual rights and liberties of others are respected. Exclusive territorial rule provokes dissent, even for successful experiments. Leaving each free to engage in the own preferred experiments does reduce resistance to them to a minimum. We do have already non-territorial organisations of hobbyists, collectors, music and other arts lovers, life-styles, sports groups, religious ideological groups, with the largest examples set by religious freedom or tolerance. Technology and natural sciences are also largely based upon experimental freedom. Only in the social science sphere does it remain suppressed through the religion of territorial statism. From the existing presedents the tolerance for political, economic and social alternatives, all only for volunteers, should have been only a small intellectual step and it would certainly tend to reduce rather than increase frictions. Why fight for it when you can have your system for your own affairs at the own risk and expense? Where did the territorial model ever satisfy all peaceful individuals and minorities? Even the majorities consist out of contending factions.
TERRITORIALISM: TERRITORIALISM VS. FREEDOM TO TRY TO EXPERITMENTAL FREEDOM: We have to do something. … Who made us the moral guardians of the world, …? … We’re the most powerful nation on Earth. It comes with the territory. ---Maybe it comes with the territory to try. What doesn’t come with the territory is succeeding. … Maybe that’s what we need –magic. – Gordon Kent, Peacemaker, HarperCollinsPublishers, 2001, p.102. – Under territorialism full freedom to try is outlawed in all spheres now monopolized by governments. Full experimental freedom for groups of dissenting volunteers is all the “magic” or “wonder” that is required. – JZ, 9. & 19.2.13. - , PANARCHISM, USA, AMERICANISM, IMPERIALISM, SETTING AN EXAMPLE OF EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM IN EVERY SPHERE, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW
TERRITORIALISM: Territorialism will ALWAYS lead to minor to maximum violent "actions". - Consider all the positive consequences of its total abolition - naturally, not including private and cooperative properties - i.e. real estate. – JZ, Facebook, 22.10.12. – VIOLENCE, BOMBINGS, TERRORISM, WARS, CIVIL WARS, MASS MURDERS
TERRITORIALISM: Territorialists wrongfully believe that two as different interests - among thousands of different interests - can be sufficiently represented in one organization, by majority voting. Each group should be free to rule only the own affairs - in whichever way they like. None should get any vote on the affairs of other groups of volunteers. As much should be self-evident. Alas, it is not as yet to most people. – Let people sort themselves out, individually. – Let people sort themselves out and let them sort themselves in, one by one. Only then would we get genuine self-government or self-determination or genuine democracy or republicanism or any other form of organization and decision-making, which free people, all volunteers, desire for themselves. - John Zube - Facebook, 6.11.12. – SELF-DETERMINATION, SELF-GOVERNMENT, DEMOCRACY, REPUBLICANISM, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM
TERRITORIALISM: TERRITORY: (1) The portion of geographical space under the jurisdiction of a recognized authority. Territorial claims have often been at the root of political tensions and conflicts; recently these claims have been related more to the resources available within the territory than to its function as shelter. TERRITORIAL SOVEREIGNTY extends over adjacent maritime and air spaces, and maritime powers are now widening the breadth of their territorial seas and claiming control over the contiguous continental shelf. …” – The Fontana Dictionary of Modern Thought, ed. by Alan Bullock and Oliver Stallybrass, Fontana/Collins, 1977, p.627.
TERRITORIALISM: the best that you can escape to is some more camouflaged form of imprisonment than we provide …” - Thomas M. Disch, The Prisoner, p.79. - STATES, EMIGRATION, ESCAPE, NATION-STATES AS PRISONS
TERRITORIALISM: The biologist learns from the historian that the causes of war have been various, the chief among them having been feuds relating to possessions, power, and prestige between politically dominant families and dynasties; quarrels between human societies or sections thereof concerning the political and economic domination of territory; the clash of irreconcilable political and social ideologies or religious fanaticism, and the competition of rival commercial interests in the search for bullion, raw materials or markets.” – F. A. E. Crew, Must Man Wage War? Thrift Books, London, 1952. – Without the legalization of territorial privileges or monopolies, how may other factors than territorialism would really be effective in causing wars? – JZ, 26.7.08. - WAR, CAUSES OF WAR
TERRITORIALISM: The common denominator in all government activity is the use of force: Government either forces you to do things, forces you not to do things, or forces you to pay for things.” – Doug Newman - TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENTS AMOUNT TO FORCE, NOT PERSUASION, APART FROM THE POPULAR PREJUDICES THEY UPHOLD FOR THEIR PURPOSES
TERRITORIALISM: The Daily Bell - Gold and Silver Beyond the Limit - www.thedailybell.com - Territorial governments are never SUFFICIENTLY self-limiting - BECAUSE they are TERRITORIAL governments, ruling over all too many involuntary victims. - I see no rightful scope for the actions of the territorial USA or of any other territorial State. – JZ, 2.8.11, on Facebook.
TERRITORIALISM: The evil is made up of the will to power in man, expressed in the coercion or domination of man by man ...” - R. V. Sampson: The Discovery of Peace, p.187. - Other dirty notions in this muddle: Strength, unity, uniformity, equality, tribalism, monopolism, centralism, power. - JZ, 19.11.02.
TERRITORIALISM: The existence of an open or suppressed opposition (however multiple and varied) is the common feature of all territorial States. In other words, they carry the germs of their own destruction within them. - JZ, 2.6.82. - Usually there is not just one opposing force but numerous and different groups in opposition. Alas, practically all of them are territorialists, too and want to be top dogs. - JZ, 19.11.02. - Alas, these counter-forces are also full of territorialist myths, errors and prejudices and so the same territorial domination messes continue over and over again. – 26.7.08.
TERRITORIALISM: The fact that man must adhere to the policy of his government, whether he likes it or not, is the cause of all revolutions.” – Le Grand E. Day, THE CONNECTION 150, p.77. Day’s book on “multi-government, closely related to panarchism, is online at www.panarchy.org
TERRITORIALISM: the famous declaration of August 18, 1792: ‘A State that is truly free ought not to suffer within its bosom any corporation, not even such as being dedicated to public instruction, having merited well of the country.’ - David Nicholls, The Pluralistic State, 1975, p.162/63. - STATISM, GOVERNMENTALISM, CORPORATIONS, TERRITORIAL MONOPOLIES, SELF-MANAGEMENT, AUTONOMY, FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION
TERRITORIALISM: The greatest killer, mass murderer, oppressor and also obstacle to progress, peace, justice, freedom, wealth – finally and partly unmasked and considered to be guilty on all charges, at least by some people, in some writings and talks: Territorialism, i.e. exclusive and coercive territorial rule, in preparation for its general conviction, sentencing and execution. – JZ, 28.8.95, 18.7.08. – WAR, OPPRESSION, TYRANNY
TERRITORIALISM: The important conceptual shift will remove the nation-state from its status as an organization ‘above’ other organizations.” – Frederick C. Thayer, An End to Hierarchy! An End to Competition! Organizing the Politics and Economics of Survival. – New Viewpoints, N.Y. 1973, p.179. – I agree at most only with half the title and half the book. I stopped reading it closely because what I perceived to be nonsense on page 133 proved to me too much for me. But today’s skimming of the rest showed me at least some almost panarchistic remarks on p. 179/189. I leave it to others to find other pearls in this book. One person can only read so much. – JZ, 26.3.009. - NATION STATE, HIERARCHIES, PANARCHISM, DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLY
TERRITORIALISM: The Israeli government has asked its Supreme Court to allow the demolition of eight Palestinian hamlets in the South Hebron Hills so the area can be used for military training." - Sheldon Richman - http://Israel Seeks Army Use of West Bank Area - www.nytimes.com -/ So many Jews are also working in the mass media. Are none of them aware what such behavior will do to public opinion on Israel and Jews in general? In this way some Jews are, much against their will, boosting antisemitism, once called “the socialism of the stupid ones”, possibly by Sombart. Racism, nationalism, territorialism and collectivism formed a large part of the Nazi’s “ideology”. Emanuel Levine, many years ago, claimed to have invented the slogan “Make love, not war!” and considered, in some of his articles, most of the Jews in Israel to be Jewish Nazis. That they also uphold a degree of democracy and basic rights, at least for Jews there, is hardly a sufficient excuse for them. That their government acquired also a few hundred nuclear weapons does also characterize them as totalitarians. The myth of the chosen people is all too much alive among them. However, I do love the large number of intellectuals, professionals and inventors they do have among them, making them still one of the top races or ethnic groups. All the more shameful is the relapse among the rest into primitivism, barbarism and totalitarian territorialism. Will we have to wait long before the first panarchist activist appears in Israel? Its defence department, too, although it has been innovative in many other ways, remains unaware of and disinterested in how much panarchism could strengthen the defence options for a non-territorial Israel. Its territorial defence efforts have brought it closer and closer to the destruction of Israel and all of its population. Its first victories were actually gained not by a unified Jewish State but by numerous decentralized groups collaborating against a common enemy. By now territorial State security notions have prevailed over survival notions and practices. – JZ, 4.9.12, 18.1.13.
TERRITORIALISM: the justification of the government's power [is] in no way derived from the (morally) irrelevant question of geographical extent. [It can only be based on the individual's delegation to the government to act as his or her agent.] Thus, so long as the State uses aggression to maintain its monopoly over physical force in a given area, it is immoral. When it stops and allows others to compete for customers by supplying the same legitimate service[s], it is no longer a State in the sense defined.” - Roy Childs, in unpublished Open Letter to Objectivists and Libertarians, Nov. 30, 1969, pp. 4 & 17, here quoted in THE VOLUNTARYIST, No. 90, 2/1998, p. 2. - STATE, COERCION, COMPETING GOVERNMENTS, EXTERRITORIALISM, PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM
TERRITORIALISM: The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil constitution, are worth defending at all hazards; and it is our duty to defend them against all attacks ... It will bring an everlasting mark of infamy on the present generation, enlightened as it is, if we should suffer them to be wrested from us by violence without a struggle, or be cheated out of them by the artifices of false and designing men.” - Samuel Adams, ISIL LIBERTY QUOTE LIBRARY 03. – Are they worth “defending” with ABC mass murder devices or have their all too limited liberties brought about the nuclear etc. holocaust threat in the first place and prolong it? – JZ, 10.1.08. - TERRITORIAL NATIONALISM CONSTITUTIONALISM, REPUBLICANISM & LIBERTIES, , NUCLEAR WAR THREAT
TERRITORIALISM: The mass of the people have nothing to do with the law but to obey them. – Bishop Samuel Horsley, 1733-1806, speech, 1795. - STATISM, GOVERNMENTALISM, LAWS, PEOPLE, SUBJECTS
TERRITORIALISM: The modern world, with its ideologies, socialism, communism capitalism, aspirations, hopes, achievements, progress and all, is so geared as to render us impotent, helpless and doomed.” - Kevork Ajemian, The Fallacy of Modern Politics, Books International, PO Box 6096, McLean, Virginia 22106, 1986, Tel. (703) 821-8900, p.165. – DEMOCRACY, NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, STATISM
TERRITORIALISM: the moment of peace and perfection was the moment at which this wall was torn down and the last territorial possession was renounced, so that there was nothing to defend and, therefore, nothing to fight for.” - Morris West, The Tower of Babel, p.130. - At least not on a territorial scale and on the backs of involuntary victims, collectively and coercively manipulated and sacrificed. - JZ, 6.10.01. – Actually, the less territorial powers are valued and fought for, the richer people tend to get in private properties, gained through free and peaceful production and exchange. – JZ, 14.4.09. - PEACE & WAR, WEALTH & POVERTY, PRODUCTIVITY & FREEDOM
TERRITORIALISM: The monopoly of territorial government to undertake political, economic and social experiments must be abolished. All groups, societies and communities of volunteers must finally get full experimental freedom. That means that territorial governments and compulsory membership or subordination to them must become abolished. How wrong they are is indicated by the extreme case: their “armament” with ABC mass murder devices, which are, obviously, not directed against criminal foreign governments but only against the victims of such governments.” – JZ, 16.6.04, 19.10.07. - TERRITORIAL MONOPOLY & GOVERNMENTS
TERRITORIALISM: The monopoly of territorial legislation and institutions ought to be abolished, like every other monopoly legally imposed upon peaceful dissenters. Actually, with the territorial monopoly all the other territorially legalized monopolies would disappear as well. – JZ, 7.4.04, 19.10.07. - TERRITORIAL LEGISLATION, INSTITUTIONS, POWER & MONOPOLY
TERRITORIALISM: The more a nation reduces its territory the more it approaches freedom and strengthens its unity. – JZ, n.d., after reading, Daniel Guerin “Anarchismus” p.62, on Proudhon: The more a city (read: a Nation) expands its territory, the more it approaches tyranny and provokes its dissolution.” – Naturally, the opposite is true as well. And once a “nation” is reduced to the individual only then can real “nation-building” or free societies, all only formed by volunteers and all confined to exterritorial autonomy, really being. – JZ, 17.9.07. - & DECENTRALIZATION, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM, ASSOCIATIONISM, NATION BUILDING, GENUINE
TERRITORIALISM: The most fundamental purpose of government is defense, not empire.” – Joseph Sobran (1995) - Alas, all territorial governments are inherently imperialistic, in their internal as well as in their external policies and as such not defensive but rather aggressive institutions. Can tigers be turned into guard dogs? Wishful thinking does not make them so. The best of wishful thinking on "limited" but territorial governments has turned into the Federal Government of the USA, with its imperialistic and despotic tendencies. Fichte's 1793 teachings, in his book on the French Revolution have been ignored: The essence of every revolution is individual secessionism. As soon as it gets away from that the revolution becomes more and more betrayed. - In his nationalistic fervor against the despotism of Napoleon I, J. G. Fichte, himself, a few years later, became a territorial nationalist, fundamentalist and even a totalitarian, unable or unwilling to apply his earlier insights. In fighting situations men become all too often fighting-mad, instead of remaining reasoning and moral animals. - Territorial governments are not rightful and sensible institutions for defence. On the contrary. As territorial governments they tend to run wild, against "foreigners" and "subjects". - How many governments have ever practised only quite rightful war and peace aims and this with quite rightful defence methods? - JZ, 26. 11. 06. - DEFENCE, GOVERNMENT, IMPERIALISM
TERRITORIALISM: The murderous Moloch Cult lives on - in form of territorial nationalism. As such it is even more murderous, wrong and senseless than this ancient cult ever was – and less questioned and criticized. – JZ 28.12.93. - NATIONALISM, MOLOCH CULT, PANARCHISM
TERRITORIALISM: The national land monopoly is as absurd as changing the simple rule: “First come, first served!” to: “First come, only one served!” – JZ, 15.9.97. Anyhow, it is unlikely that many territories, turned into States at one stage or the other, are still only in the hands of the first comers. – JZ, 16.7.08. - NATIONAL LAND MONOPOLY, STATES, TERRITORIAL INTEGRITY, INTERNAL AFFAIRS
TERRITORIALISM: The open ended and unpredictable evolution of economic opportunities and contingencies – most of them specific to time and place – requires prompt, decentralised and innovative responses by self responsible individuals and teams. Ponderous and prescriptive collective action simply handicaps those out to catch fleeting opportunities in world markets. - Wolfgang Kasper - Liberty Quotations – Facebook, 2.9.13. – STATIST COLLECTIVISM, CENTRAL PLANNING, INTERVENTIONISM, CONTROLS, REGULATIONS, LAWS
TERRITORIALISM: the persistently fiendish treatment of man by man; the perpetual effort of society to establish law, and the perpetual revolt of society against the law it had established; the perpetual building up of authority by force, and the perpetual appeal to force to overthrow it; the perpetual symbolism of a higher law, and the perpetual relapse to a lower one; the perpetual victory of the principles of freedom, and their perpetual conversion into principles of power; but the staggering problem was the outlook ahead into the despotism of artificial order which nature abhorred.” - Henry Adams, The Education of Henry Adams, 1907. - UNIFORMITY, COERCION, COMPULSION, ORDER, FREEDOM, SOCIETY, CRUELTY, MAN, DOMINATION, AUTHORITY, POWER
TERRITORIALISM: the pluralistic theory of the state … It agrees with Mr. [A. E.] Zimmern that a state is a territorial society divided into government and subjects, but it differs, as you will observe from his definition in that it makes no assumptions as to the authority a government should posses. And the reason for this fact is simply that it is consistently experimental in temper. …” - H. J. Laski, The Pluralist State, in David Nicholls: The Pluralist State, p. 149. - - Actually, the territorial State monopolizes experiments in the political, economic and social spheres and makes them difficult to achieve but once effectively and legally introduced, wrongfully imposes them upon all dissenters. Without this monopoly the territorial State would disappear, theoretically already with the very first successful individual secession, which would soon be followed by many others, thus reducing the formerly territorial State to a community of its remaining volunteers, with its laws being turned into personal laws, for them only. – JZ, 26.7.08.
TERRITORIALISM: The Political Reformation in Europe will come by questioning, for instance, the whole philosophy of patriotism, the morality or the validity, in terms of human well-being, of a principle like that of ‘my country, right or wrong”; by questioning whether a people really benefit by enlarging the frontiers of their State; whether ‘greatness’ in a nation particularly matters; whether the man of the small State is not in all the great human values the equal of the man of the great Empire; whether the real problems of life are greatly affected by the colour of the flag; whether we have not loyalties to other things as well as to our State; whether we do not in our demand for national sovereignty ignore international obligations without which the nations can have neither security nor freedom; whether we should not refuse to kill or horribly mutilate a man merely because we differ from him in politics.” - Norman Angell, Human Nature and the Peace Problem, 1925, p.132. – STATISM, LOYALTY, NATIONALISM, NATIONAL SOVEREIGNTY, PATRIOTISM, MORALITY, PANARCHISM, Q.
TERRITORIALISM: The politics of the “blood and soil” States is rather blood-soaked and dirty. – JZ, 15.2.87. – WAR, CIVIL WAR, REVOLUTIONS, TERRORISM
TERRITORIALISM: The poverty of territorial political ideas was well exemplified by Richard Nixon. Did he really know and apply a correct solution to any problem? Did most of his opponents, predecessors and successors? – JZ, 12.8.06, after seeing the movie “Nixon”. - TERRITORIAL POLITICS, POLITICS AS USUAL, RICHARD NIXON
TERRITORIALISM: The power, complexity, and instability of the geopolitical universe is beyond our comprehension.” - Newt Gingrich, Window of Opportunity, A Blueprint for the Future, p.137. - Treating the world as a geopolitical problem IS the problem! - J. Z., 26.6.00. Geopolitics offers no solutions - only more and more problems. - JZ, 23.1.02. - & GEOPOLITICS, PANARCHISM, POWER, WARS, PEACE, DICTATORSHIPS, INSTABILITY, REVOLUTIONS, PROBLEMS
TERRITORIALISM: The present system simply wasn’t geared for change of any kind; it was like wading through molasses. - Piers Anthony, Bio of a Space Tyrant, VOLUME 3, Politician, p.238, Grafton Books, U.K., 1988. – It takes care only of its own coercive, wrongful, irrational and clumsy changes, makes them very costly and often achieves the opposite of its intentions. – JZ, 7.4.12. – FREEDOM TO EXPERIMENT UNDER FULL EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, FOR ALL GROUPS OF VOLUNTEERS.
TERRITORIALISM: The prospect of a government that treats all its citizens as criminal suspects is more terrifying than any terrorist. And even more frightening is a citizenry that can accept the surrender of its freedoms as the price of "freedom". – Joe Sobran – CITIZENS, RULERS, GOVERNANCE SYSTEMS, OFFICIAL & PRIVATE CRIMINALS, STATISM
TERRITORIALISM: The reservation-mentality: You draw a line, anywhere at all on the map, and say: Right you folks, just stay north of the border, and you have put them in a reservation. No matter how big it is, …” - Edmund Cooper, The War Games of Zelos. – Finally an end to all reservation policies, not only the religious and racial reservations, but even the national and ideological ones. – JZ, 12.4.84.
TERRITORIALISM: The same ragged tangle of fears, the same strange sense of aimlessness (*) … a gradual and willing accommodation of the machine, the system, … - William Gibson, Neuromancer, Grafton, An Imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 1986, p.242/43. – An almost poetic expression, alas, like most poetry, without indicating a rightful and rational alternative. – I believe that the whole book was largely written under the influence of drugs. At least it sounds like it. The hero and most other figures in it are also drug users. Drugs did not produce any worthwhile new ideas in the mind of the author any more than do alcohol and tobacco chemicals in the minds of others. At least that was my impression. I bought it, recently, only because it was very cheap, $ 1 in mint condition, and many years ago it was much praised. (Hugo & Nebula Award Winner. “The Future as Nightmare … A brilliant Debut.” – THE STANDARD) Does anyone know of any new and good ideas that can be ascribed to drug use, apart from coffee and tea? – JZ, 11.4.12, 18.1.13. – & STATISM, Q.
TERRITORIALISM: The single most exciting thing you encounter in government is competence, because it’s so rare.” – Daniel Patrick Moynihan (1976) - - Territorial government is, by its very nature, largely incompetent. Only incompetents desire territorial governments for themselves. - Let them have their kind of government for themselves, but not territorial domination over any of the peaceful dissenters. Except all those from their rule and rules, who know better and prefer genuine self-government for themselves, resulting from the free choice for all individuals to choose their own government systems, legislation and public institutions in voluntary communities that are only exterritorially autonomous. - JZ, 22. 11. 06. – Mostly they can only “think” of the big stick, monopolies, bailouts and further taxes, wrongful laws and regulations. – JZ, 14.4.09, 24.3.11. - GOVERNMENT, INCOMPETENT MOSTLY, COMPETENCE VERY RARE, PANARCHISM AS GENUINE SELF-GOVERNMENT FOR VOLUNTEERS ONLY
TERRITORIALISM: The terms "my country", "my people", "my race", "my nationality"", "my culture", "fatherland" and "motherland" have become very misleading categories causing numerous wrongful actions, even mass murder and genocide when combined with notions of "territorial integrity", "equality before the law", "collective responsibility", "running a country" and may now lead to a world-wide holocaust conducted with ABC mass murder devices. - JZ, 28.1.02, 24.3.11. - VS. THE EXTERRITORIAL IMPERATIVE OR PANARCHISM
TERRITORIALISM: The territorial problem is territorially unsolvable. – JZ, 25.4.88.
TERRITORIALISM: The territorial State "destroyed the root of all true association", namely voluntarism.- JZ, 20.3.81, 24.3.11, quoting Rocker: Nationalism and Culture, p.178.
TERRITORIALISM: The territorial State is not a human or humane institution, not even in form of the Welfare State. It, too, is based upon coercion, monopolies, robberies and degrees of despotism, e.g. in its decision-making monopoly power on war and peace. – JZ, 2.3.12. - STATISM, HUMANITY, WELFARE STATETERRITORIALISM: the transfer of the psychology of Nationalism to the industrial field has the same effect of Balkanization. We get in both areas, not the definite triumph of a cohesive group putting into operation a clear-cut and understandable program or policy, but the chaotic conflict of an infinite number of groups unable to co-operate effectively for any program.” - Norman Angell, Human Nature and the Peace Problem, 1925, p.74. – Actually, under Turkish rule there was considerable tolerance for diverse communities along the lines of their religious differences. Territorial nationalism destroyed that degree of tolerance, which was practised for centuries in the “millet” system or “dhimmies” – They were far from perfect but a step in the right direction. – JZ, 8.10.08. – BALKANIZATION, FRAGMENTATION, INTOLERANCE & FACTION FIGHTING UNDER TERRITORIAL NATIONALISM, MILLET SYSTEM, DHIMMIES, MINORITY AUTONOMY FOR RELIGIOUS COMMUNITIES
TERRITORIALISM: The ultimate consequence of territorialism is MAD: Mutual Assured Destruction, the general genocide via ABC mass murder devices, imposed upon mankind by its supposed protectors, armed with these anti-people “weapons”. – JZ, 25.8.98, 17.7.08. - PEACE PLANS 16-17: www.butterbach.net/epinfo/abc.htm
TERRITORIALISM: The world ... is no longer man’s theatre. Man has been made into a helpless spectator. The two evil forces he has created – science and the state – have combined into one monstrous body. We’re at the mercy of our monster and the Russians are at the mercy of theirs. They toy with us as the Olympian gods toyed with the Greeks. – Eugene Burdick and Harvey Wheeler, Fail-Safe, Hutchinson of London, 1963, p.84/85. – POWER, MONOPOLISM & THE STATE, TECHNOLOGY, NUCLEAR POWER, DEFENCE, DETERRENT, BALANCE, ACCIDENTS
TERRITORIALISM: The world is simply too vast, too complex, to be ruled or contained by any one people or system. No power yet has ever proved equal to the task; almost certainly, no power ever will. …” Fred J. Cook, The Warfare State, Jonathan Cape, 1962, p.351. – - Alas, F. J. C. also did not consider the exterritorialist autonomy alternative, in which all powers are confined to their volunteers and targets for mass extermination devices, as well as motives and means for them would, thereby, disappear. – JZ, 6.10.07, 24.3.11. - POWER & DIVERSITY
TERRITORIALISM: The worst forms of tyranny, or certainly the most successful ones, are not those we rail against but those that so insinuate themselves into the imagery of our consciousness, and the fabric of our lives, as not to be perceived as tyranny. –Michael Parenti – WELFARE STATES, TAX SLAVERY, COMPULSORY EDUCATION, TYRANNY, GRADUALISM
TERRITORIALISM: There is a cost to giving in to the demands of existing institutions for a sense of permanence: institutionalization destroys civilizations!” - Butler Shaffer, in speech: “The Failure of Governments to Limit State Power”, as reviewed in FREEDOM NETWORK NEWS. 12/07, p.14. – Alas, he still does not distinguish between territorial institutions with central monopoly powers ruling over many others than their own volunteer and communities and societies that have only voluntary members and are only exterritorially autonomous and from which one can freely secede. – Voluntary institutions can also be permanent – but harm only their own members. Churches are good examples for this. - JZ, 10.9.08. – PANARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, VOLUNTARISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY INSTEAD OF TERRITORIAL MONOPOLY POWER, INSTITUTIONS & CORPORATIONS WITH PRIVILEGES VS. COMPETITIVE COMPANIES
TERRITORIALISM: There is NO JUSTIFICATION for ANY TERRITORIAL MONOPOLY CLAIM! See under individual and exterritorial autonomy, minority autonomy, voluntarism, freedom of association, personal law, freedom of contract and freedom to migrate - IF your are interested in GENUINE SELF-Government or SELF-determination, rather than the mere "representation", which territorial politicians are interested in. - John Zube – Facebook, 11.12.12.
TERRITORIALISM: There is no territorial and military or political power and taxation or hand-out solution to the problems caused by territorial political, economic and social systems. They do inevitably lead to internal despotism of one kind or the other, also to violent revolutions and civil wars, turn even democracies into tyrannies, promote mass murders and minimize individual satisfactions and achievements. – JZ, 26.3.04, 24.3.09. – CIVIL WARS, REVOLUTIONS, WARS, MASS MURDERS, DESPOTISM, ECONOMIC CRISES, MONETARY & FINANCIAL DESPOTISM, INFLATION, MASS UNEMPLOYMENT, POVERTY
TERRITORIALISM: There is no territorial solution to the problems created by territorialism, in the same way as there exists no cancer cure for the problem posed by cancer. – JZ, 5.12.92. – Unless we become able to create a special cancer that would attack and destroy only ordinary cancers. – JZ, 20.7.08.
TERRITORIALISM: These conflicts, in so far as the Great Powers were concerned, had been in practically every case over territory, or roads to territory; over Madagascar, Egypt, Marocco, Korea, Mongolia; ‘warm water’ ports, the division of Africa, the partitioning of China, loans thereto and concessions therein; the Persian Gulf, the Bagdad Railway, the Panama Canal. …” - Norman Angell, Human Nature and the Peace Problem, 1925, p.141. - WAR
TERRITORIALISM: They constitute broad rivers of wrongful, false, self-defeating, impoverishing and conflict-promoting decision-making.” – JZ: 17.4.04. – All too often they provide us with floods of wrongful decisions, policies and legislation and, at all times, by their territorial monopolies, also with a barrenness of self-help options, just like they provide inflationary and deflationary phenomena, governmental propaganda and lack of real education at the same time. – JZ, 19.10.07. - TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENTS
TERRITORIALISM: they would have to force everybody to believe and do the right thing - or else.” - Mark Clifton and Frank Riley, They'd Rather Be Right, ASTOUNDING SF, Nov. 1954, p.128. - Not the power to enforce what is, objectively, the right thing, is the problem, but the power to enforce wrongs upon dissenters, or things or actions which dissenters believe to be wrong. - JZ, 3.2.02. - STATES, POWER, DICTOCRACY, COERCION, FORCE, INTOLERANCE, IMPOSED UNIFORMITY
TERRITORIALISM: Thirdly, the “sovereign” State is possessed of a supreme power which is exercised without responsibility”. - Jacques Maritain, Man & The State, ed. by Richard O’Sullivan, London, Hollis & Carter, 1954, p.45. - - The political territorial leader or misleader usually becomes retired after a while, for some of his misdeed, prematurely and against his will, because he is no longer popular enough. He is then retired at a huge pension, at the expense of the taxpayers, and also being treated as an honorable “elder statesmen” still making too much from the fools, by speeches and his memoirs. That does not amount to being held responsible for all the wrongs and harm he has done as a territorial political leader while in office. Even if he were tried and executed, his single life could hardly make up for the numerous lives lost or messed up by his actions. - If he had, instead, represented only the volunteers of an exterritorially autonomous community, then this would be quite another matter. Their volunteering would have made them his consenting victims, as long as they did not secede from this community. – JZ, 29.9.07. - TERRITORIAL STATES, POWER WITHOUT RESPONSIBILITY, PANARCHISM
TERRITORIALISM: This anvil I compare to the country, the hammer with its ruler and the people the bowed sheet metal in-between. - Woe to the poor metal when arbitrary strikes strike it at random and never the ready kettle appears!” - Goethe, Epigramme, Venedig, 1790, JZ tr. of: ”Diesen Amboss vergleich’ ich das Land, den Hammer dem Herrscher // Und them Volke das Blech, das in der Mitte sich kruemmt. // Wehe dem arment Blech, wenn nur willkuerliche Schlaege // Ungewiss treffen, und nie fertig der Kessel ercheint!” – PEOPLE, GOVERNMENTS, ARBITRARY POWER, COUNTER-PRODUCTIVITY, VICTIMIZATION, TERRITORIALISM
TERRITORIALISM: This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or their revolutionary right to dismember it or overthrow it." - Abraham Lincoln, 1838. – Apparently, he did neither consider the geographical nor the exterritorial secession and autonomy options. – JZ, 5.1.08. - COUNTRIES, PEOPLE, REVOLUTION S, REFORMS VS. INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP SECESSIONISM UNDER PERSONAL LAWS & EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY
TERRITORIALISM: This failure of the geographical unit to correspond to a genuine political unit is one of the factors responsible for the rise of territorialism.” (*) - W. H. Auden, p. 15, in: “I Believe”, “19 Personal Philosophies.” (Edited by?) – Also for the almost permanent power struggle between different political parties, sometimes leading to wars, civil wars and violent revolutions, putsches, military insurrections and all too often to despotism, even totalitarianism. Only under full experimental freedom for all voluntary communities could the best ones gradually win over most of the rest to their successful systems. – JZ, n.d. & 26.7.08. - (*) Purely logically, it should have led to a decline of territorialism. But in the minds of power-addicts the diversity of the local populations motivated them to try to "unify" them coercively, monopolistically and territorially. - JZ, 24.3.11. - NATION-BUILDING, POWER-MONGERS
TERRITORIALISM: This is an exasperating thing about Earth - in many ways they cling stubbornly to the cultural matrix that brought them to within a button-push of destroying humanity. On the WORLDS, at least we had the sense to junk it all and start over.” - Joe Haldeman: 26 Days on Earth, GALAXY, Nov/Dec. 72, p.86.
TERRITORIALISM: Those who make peaceful change impossible make violent change inevitable.” - John F. Kennedy. - He, too, was unaware that democrats and republicans do likewise dominate dissenters and that they make peaceful and gradual change impossible by suppressing individual and minority group secessions. He deluded himself into thinking that the system preferred by him constituted already the pinnacle of freedom, even while he doubled the nuclear arsenal of the U.S., i.e., of its mass murder and mass destruction devices or anti-people or genocide weapons, and although he asserted that the regimes on the other side were imposed upon dissenting people by dictatorships and totalitarian regimes. Nevertheless, he targeted the people rather than their rulers, with one exception, and here he failed, too: He did not achieve the tyrannicide of Castro and, thereby, the liberation of most of the people of Cuba. - As a nuclear war monger, he, too, deserved to be executed - but not by a madman or communist, or by some high-ranking internal conspiracy and competitors for his power. - JZ, 27.1.02. - WAR, PEACE, PANARCHY & EXTERRITORIALISM, PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, INDIVIDUAL & MINORITY RIGHTS
TERRITORIALISM: Those, who do not own much or any real estate, privately or cooperatively, do often dream of themselves as collective part owners of huge national territories. All such dreams have turned into nightmares. We have to wake up from them and became aware of our individual, private and cooperative exterritorial autonomy options – if we want to survive. – If we wanted to, we should be free to establish or to join even a world-wide peace, justice, free trade, free migration and free international investment or globalization organization or federation, even one that would fully recognize all our individual rights and liberties. But we should not be forced to belong to it, either and exterritorially there is room for several competing organizations of this kind, just like there is room for several world-wide religions, philosophies, ideologies, sports and arts movements. – JZ, 4,9,99. 20.7.08. - NATIONALISM, INTERNATIONALISM, COMPETITIVE & PEACEFULLY COEXISTING COSMOPOLITANISM & WORLD FEDERATIONS
TERRITORIALISM: To act on the belief that we possess the knowledge and the power which enable us to shape the processes of society entirely to our liking, knowledge which in fact we do not possess, is likely to make us do much harm." - F A Hayek – Quoted by Nizam Ahmad - Nevertheless, as individuals and members of minority groups we should come to enjoy full experimental freedom in all spheres, always at the own expense and risk, alone or in association with like-minded others. Then we would shape this part of the total market and the all-over society as we do as sovereign consumers and entrepreneurs in the market for ordinary consumer goods and services, to the extent that we are not also territorially mis-regulated and territorially controlled there, too. – Territorially imposed rules and actions upon the lives of whole populations should be distinguished from free actions and mere proposals and suggestions from laws and regulations for whole populations. - John Zube - OR EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM FOR SOVEREIGN INDIVIDUALS?
TERRITORIALISM: To be governed is to be watched, inspected, spied, directed, law-ridden, regulated, penned up, indoctrinated, preached at, checked, appraised, seized, censured, commanded by beings who have neither title nor knowledge not virtue. To be governed is to have every operation, every transaction, every movement noted, registered, counted, rated, stamped, measured, numbered, assessed, licensed, refused, authorized, indorsed, admonished, prevented, reformed, redressed, corrected. To be governed is, under pretext of public utility and in the name of the general interest, to be laid under contribution, drilled, fleeced, exploited, monopolized, extorted from, exhausted, hoaxed and robbed; then, upon the slightest resistance, at the first word of complaint, to be repressed, fined, vilified, annoyed, hunted down, pulled about, beaten, disarmed, bound, imprisoned, shot, judged, condemned, banished, sacrificed, sold, betrayed, and, to crown all, ridiculed, derided, outraged, dishonored. - Pierre Proudhon - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. - GOVERNMENT, STATES
TERRITORIALISM: To be left under collectivist and coercive territorial decision-making by a few officials has corrupted our moral sense, conscience, notions of right and wrong, of liberty, self-responsibility, reduced our self-defence, self-government options, our individual choices for giving or withholding consent, for individual decision-making. It has prevented us from growing up, becoming just, moral, rational, mature adult human beings. It has induced us to give up on much of our human nature, rights and liberties, giving up on being one’s own man, or woman, a free person. It has replaced these options by territorial, cumbersome, expensive, obstructive, destructive and murderous great machines, mismanaged by politicians and bureaucrats – for their advantage. – JZ, 20.8.86, 26.7.08, 24.3.11.
TERRITORIALISM: To each the government or non-governmental society of his/her choice.” – Richard Johnson in email 5.6.08. – That means exterritorial laissez faire capitalism, free enterprise, freedom of contract, freedom of association as far as possible and rightful. – firstname.lastname@example.org – www.gene-callahan.org/ or www.gene_callahan.org/ - It means much more: namely all kinds of statism also for all kinds of statists, all kinds of anarchism also for all kinds of anarchists, etc. – JZ, 19.7.08.
TERRITORIALISM: To those who maintained what is currently called a "love it or leave it!" stance, Tucker replied: "By what right am I thrust into the alternatives of recognizing the machinery of the State as the only chance left me in rescuing my life, liberty and possessions from invasion?" - Wendy McElroy, in TOTAL LIBERTY, Spring 1999, quoting Tucker, LIBERTY ii, Dec. 9, 1882, p.2. - This popular fallacy assumes that for dissenters only the emigration option remains when they realize that they cannot persuade the territorially ruling majority or minority to change its minds within a reasonable period. But human rights are not so territorially limited. The list of individual rights that are now not fully recognized and realized, or not at all, is rather long and those as ignorant and prejudiced as to share the above prejudice should have only the right to determine their own fate, not that of others. - JZ, 1.2.02. - FREEDOM TO EMIGRATE, PANARCHISM, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR ALL VOLUNTEERS, FREEDOM TO EMIGRATE, EVEN FREEDOM IMMIGRATE, IS NOT ENOUGH
TERRITORIALISM: To Western political theorists the word ‘government” has always really covered two quite disparate but arbitrarily (*) associated functions – an organization for the planning and carrying out of social operations, economic schemes, utilities; and a set of institutions enabling power-minded individuals to dramatize and act out their wishes through social operations, generally to the detriment of the constructive institution.” – Alex Comfort, “Authority and Delinquency. A study in the psychology of power”, 1950, 1970, P. 121, a book largely on the delinquency of authority. – Alas, kept out of print and off the Web for all too long. - JZ, 15.5.06. – Individual and groups secessionism and the voluntarism of competing and only exterritorially autonomous communities would allow both aims to be realized while minimizing wrongs and damages and keeping the peace. – (*) territorially! – JZ, 15.9.07. –
TERRITORIALISM: Tolliver did not argue that war was good or desirable, merely that it would always exist as long as man organized himself into societies. – Eugene Burdick and Harvey Wheeler, Fail-Safe, Hutchinson of London, 1963, p.73. - He, too, mixed up States with societies. Territorial States have involuntary members and subjects. Societies are made up only by volunteers. Once the territorial monopoly of States is abolished then only societies of volunteers will remain, all of them without a territorial monopoly but exterritorially autonomous for their volunteers. Almost no war-promoting power or motive will remain but a strong motive for all such societies to maintain the peace. Then and therefore they will cope with the few remaining power-mad people, just like they cope now with a few criminals and madmen, who are not part of the very small class of territorial rulers. – JZ, 13.3.12. – WAR, STATES, SOCIETIES, DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLY ON WAR & PEACE, POWER, COMPULSION, COERCION, CONSCRIPTION, TAXATION
TERRITORIALISM: Under territorialism reverses are inbuilt options for power addicts. Only voluntarism, individual sovereignty, individual secessionism, exterritorial autonomy for volunteers, under personal law, or associationism, contractarianism, optionality, panarchism, polyarchism etc., essentially the required experimental freedom in all spheres still monopolized by territorial States, can assure progress and this at a rapid rate. - John Zube – PROGRESS, POWER ADDICTION, STATISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM
TERRITORIALISM: Under the freedom and rights restrictions of territorialism large wrongs, including warfare states, are inevitable, as soon as they go beyond a minimum sized. Monaco and Lichtenstein e.g. are not warfare States. But even they would benefit from being transformed into exterritorially autonomous communities of volunteers, spread, possibly, with their members, world-wide, intermixed with voluntary members of other communities. - John Zube, Facebook, 22.11.12.
TERRITORIALISM: Undiluted autocracy, however benevolent it may be, and undiluted democracy are an incomparable mixture, which is bound to result in an explosion. – Gandhi, in: William L. Shirer, Gandhi, A Memoir, ABACUS, 1981, p.61. – WELFARE STATE, CRISES, UNEMPLOYMENT, INFLATION, STAGFLATION
TERRITORIALISM: Uniform, centralized, collective and imposed decision-making for whole countries and their populations is as disastrous in the political, economic and social spheres, i.e., as it would be in all others. – JZ, 25.8.98m 17.7.08.
TERRITORIALISM: Up until now, most people … had operated by a working method which said if we don’t agree with you we will fight you.” – Kim Stanley Robinson, Blue Mars, p.14. - WARS, FIGHTING, INSISTENCE UPON UNIFORMITY, DISSENTERS, INTOLERANCE & FIGHTING VS. VOLUNTARISM & EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY
TERRITORIALISM: US ready to arm Philippines amid China tension - www.google.com - The introduction of individual and group secessionism and exterritorially autonomous communities of volunteers, together with full monetary freedom and voluntary taxation would, probably, suffice to disarm all territorial governments. To make more this more certain, let us compile and sufficiently publish an as ideal declaration of all genuine individual rights & liberties as possible - and start an ideal militia for their protection. That is my utopia in a nutshell. - JZ, 28.6.11, on Facebook. - DISARMAMENT & IDEAL MILITIA FORCE FOR ALL GENUINE INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES
TERRITORIALISM: WAR, WARFARE STATES, NATIONALISM: War begins in the mind of man”, and “If people define situations as real, they are real in their consequences.” - – Amitai Etzioni, Toward a Sociological Theory of Peace, in WAR – Studies from Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, rev. and enlarged edition, ed. by Leon Bramson & George W. Goethals, Basic Books, Inc., Publishers, New York, London, 1968, p.421. – They rather begin within the minds of territorial rulers and in the minds of territorial subjects, which are conditioned to think only in terms of territorial rule instead of exterritorial autonomy or personal law for societies, communities and governance systems of volunteers. – Those ignorant, fanatic and foolish enough to regulate their lives unjustly and irrationally, like some religious fanatics, will be free to do so but will not be granted any powers and means to terrorize dissenters into submission to them, for all the protective and defensive rights and liberties, institutions and methods will also become optional and widely used against them. - JZ, 20.12.12.
TERRITORIALISM: We are a nation of people with great ability and incredible power. But we have so limited our chances for personal action that we can only lament the spirit we have lost …” - Richard C. Cornuelle, Reclaiming the American Dream, A Vintage Book, p.63. – STATISM
TERRITORIALISM: We cannot solve the problems of today with the same thinking that created the problem. - "Einstein's First Law"
TERRITORIALISM: We don’t have to play any longer the power games and provide their human sacrifices and pay the other costs and take the other risks, which the territorial rulers, of whatever kind, so far managed to impose upon us. All of them are merely power addicts and more or less power-mad. We do outnumber them by far and they are merely weak and vulnerable human individuals, not Gods. Merely resolution, organization, arms and sufficient knowledge are required on optimal forms of resistance, liberation, revolution and military insurrections. – JZ, 29.7.11.
TERRITORIALISM: We have the power to do any damn fool thing we want to do, and we seem to do it about every 10 minutes. –J. William Fulbright – STATISM, LEGISLATION, INTERVENTIONSIM, GOVERNMENTALISM, DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLY, RULERS, REPRESENTATIVES, POLITICIANS, PRESIDENTS
TERRITORIALISM: We have to turn territorial beasts into exterritorially autonomous and self-governing humans. – JZ, 30.12.73, 26.7.08.
TERRITORIALISM: We have too many parties and too little consensus to achieve easily a government for the people and by the people. - Morris West, - The Salamander, 1973, Coronet ed., 1984, p.272. – This does already and quite wrongfully assume that a single people does exist The various diverse peoples, who do live in any territory should all become quite free to choose, for themselves, only, the kind of governance system, society or community which they do prefer, individual by individual and they should become and remain free to secede from any of them. – That we can and should achieve, country-wide and world-wide. – We have only to give up our belief in and support for territorial governments, which turned out to be the greatest criminals of all and are often even Warfare States. Even the “Welfare States” are based upon plunder. - JZ, 6.6.13. - PARTIES, CONSENSUS, UNITY, STATISM, PEOPLES
TERRITORIALISM: We live as subjugated people in an occupied territory.” - Jeff Knabel - http://www.voluntaryist.com/quotes/ – CAPTIVE NATIONS, PEOPLES, SUBJUGATION, STATISM, GOVERNMENTALISM, CAPTURED & COLONIZED PEOPLES, ALL CONSISTING OF TEMPORARY MAJORITIES & SEVERAL DIVERSE MINORITIES
TERRITORIALISM: we must never put an absolute straitjacket of rules and regulations around the world again. Maybe what brought us to the Blowup was the simple operation of an inflexible natural law. (*) Equally, it might have been the excessive constriction of inflexible man-made laws. Man likes to be free. When he’s fettered he gets angry and lashes out. - John Brunner, Web of Everywhere, 1974, p.141, of first NEL pb. ed., March 1977. – (*) Under natural law not all of the higher life forms, beginning with insects, do kill and eat each other. Many leave each other alone and lives of other, still less mobile life forms or of plants. – (**) The present majority of territorial statists should not be overlooked. They do certainly not love all genuine individual rights and liberties. How many do, altogether? Many, who have acquired power, wrongful monopolies or privileges, do also use compulsion or even violence to maintain them. – JZ, 4.10.12. - LAWS, LEGISLATION, GOVERNMENT, DOMINATION, NATIONS AS PRISONS, RIGHTS LIBERTIES, NATURAL LAW
TERRITORIALISM: We propose a five-word constitutional amendment: There shall be open borders. People are the great resource, and so long as we keep our economy free, more people means more growth, the more the merrier. Study after study shows that even the most recent immigrants give more than they take." - WALL STREET JOURNAL - FRONTIERS, BORDERS, IMMIGRATION, FREE MIGRATION, OPEN BORDERS, NO FRONTIERS
TERRITORIALISM: We want all our land back.” – PLO. – Now only less than 1/3rd of their homeland – Arafat’s reduced demand. But any exclusive territorial land demand by any group is antagonistic to other such demands, if not immediately then sooner or later. – Under full economic freedom and full exterritorial autonomy, the fully employed Arabs could then purchase, on the free market for land, as much land as they can afford. Then they could also get much credit for this purpose from numerous Arabs in other countries. As a result, most of the land in Israel could soon be in their hands and also under the personal laws of Arab personal law associations, while Israelis would be reduced to voluntary membership in their exterritorially autonomous communities or societies, all without any territorial monopoly and all owning and using only as much land as they do privately or cooperatively own or lease, in Israel or anywhere else in the world. As an exterritorial community or society, it would not be confined to Israel but could be a world-wide society or community. The question: How much land for each group in Israel would then not be decide politically, by territorial politics, but would be peacefully settled privately, in a businesslike way, on the private real estate market. In this way Arab as well as Jewish societies could expand in a businesslike way. Neither would be confined to any part of the supposedly “holy land” only. The world would be their oyster. So far, for instance, there is no shortage of deserts for proper development. And if they believe in a God and in his creation of man and this world, then what does their location matter? Is their God confined to a territory or a church or synagogue or temple location? – Is exclusive territorial rule worth a single human life? – If Jews as well as Nazis in Europe had been quite free to run their own affairs, according to their own rules, would either the Great Inflation or the Great Depression, the Nazi Regime, WW II and the Holocaust have happened? – The Nazis were almost incurable territorialists. Should the Jewish people, who survived for many centuries in the Diaspora, and this often with at least some degrees of self-administrative autonomy, have been unable or unwilling to increase and complete this autonomy for their own purposes, first only in democratic countries and later in the world, demonstrating to other ethnic, political, racial, economic, social or ideological groups that in this peacefully coexisting and competitive way they could best solve their remaining problems, via multiple free experiments among volunteers? - JZ, n.d. & .7.08. – ISRAEL, PALESTINE, & ANY COUNTRY OR TERRITORIAL STATE OR MOVEMENT
TERRITORIALISM: We will spare no effort to find a peaceful solution.” – President Clinton, on radio, regarding Bosnia, 24.9.95. – He should have added: As long as I and the fighting groups do not have to deviate from our territorialism, which caused this civil war, too, in the first place. The exterritorial and voluntary autonomy solution should not be too hard to find for any president. Alas, they will not even look for it. – The mental effort to consider the exterritorialist alternatives seems to be too great for any president or prime minister and their advisors and also for the majority of most political “scientists”, journalists and writers of political and pacifist books. - JZ, n.d. & 18.7.08.
TERRITORIALISM: When it is said that “power corrupts” and “absolute power corrupts absolutely”, one should always add, for the sake of clarification, that territorial power is meant. – Exterritorial autonomy “power” is based upon and limited by individual consent and individual secessionism. To that extent it can never be very largely or even absolutely corrupting. It leaves the ultimate individual sovereignty and responsibility intact and is thus helpful and enlightening, rather than corrupting. – Numerous alternative societies and communities will also exist in the same country and compete freely with the worst systems and institutions. – Their nearby and better examples, almost daily observed by the others, will be influential, finally even upon groups of fanatics and fundamentalists. - JZ, 16.10.93. – Only yesterday I read that some of the US small, old and traditionalist religious communities, through extensive intermarriage among members only, have become so inbred that genetic faults have multiplied among them and tend to threaten their continuance in the long run. – Nature has her own slow way to eliminate those, who do not adapt and develop sufficiently. – JZ, 19.7.08. - PANARCHISM, TOLERANCE, REALLY LIMITING GOVERNMENTS, POWER
TERRITORIALISM: When one with honeyed words but evil mind persuades the mob, great woes befall the state. – Euripides, mmetville.com – quoted by Nizam Ahmad shared Indian Libertarians's photo.#indiangeneralelections - 2014– Facebook, 13.4.14.
TERRITORIALISM: When others resist the choices we have made for them, conflicts escalate and voraciously consume resources. A warring world is a poor one.” - Dr. Mary J. Ruwart, Healing Our World, introduction. - INTOLERANCE, RESISTANCE, REVOLUTIONS, CONFLICTS, WARS
TERRITORIALISM: When the people contend for their Liberty, they seldom get anything by their Victory but new masters. – George Savile, Marquis of Halifax, 1633-1695, Political Thoughts and Reflections. – “The People” is merely a fixed idea of an entity, which does not exist anywhere. Everywhere the population is a mixture of very different kinds of people, apart from the fact that everyone of its individuals is also unique. Thus they do not have enough common backgrounds, ideals and aims. The diverse groups often fight or dislike each other more than they do their present territorial rulers. If they struggle merely for another territorial settlement then most of their troubles will be continued – although they will be imposed by another set of person. They can only be sufficiently unified and liberated once they strive for personal law societies and competing governance systems, all freely chosen by individuals for themselves, in all their desired varieties. - JZ, 15.4.14. – “THE PEOPLE”, META-UTOPIA, PANARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW CHOICES, POLYARCHISM, EXTERRRITORIAL AUTONOMY, VOLUNTARISM, STATISM, LIBERTY, LIBERATION, FREEDOM FIGHTERS, REVOLUTIONS
TERRITORIALISM: When the warring parties inhabit different territorial areas, the scope for modern weapons becomes enormous, and the entire arsenal of mass devastation can come into play." - Murray N. Rothbard in: "War, Peace and the State", p.4. – Not only territorialism but collective responsibility notions are to be blamed here. The main enemies and culprits remain insufficiently defined and thus insufficiently resisted or even spared by a kind of “gentleman’s agreement” between the rulers. They do rather mutually slaughter their subjects than themselves. – Already Immanuel Kant, in his 1795 essay “Eternal Peace”, pointed out that all States, in which the “right” to decide upon war and peace is still monopolistically reserved to their rulers, are, thereby, essentially, still despotic regimes. – Now such monopolistic decision-making power can even decide upon the survival or destruction of mankind – as a “final solution” or general holocaust. – Nevertheless, it is barely questioned so far. -JZ, 14.4.09. – ENEMIES, DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLY, NUCLEAR WAR THREAT.
TERRITORIALISM: Why did Robert Ardrey, in his “The Territorial Imperative” assume that we did not, do not and cannot imitate or continue the behavior of non-territorial animals, like e.g. sparrows, galahs, whales, sharks, dolphins and some apes, even mentioned by Ardrey, whenever and wherever we are free to do so? After all, we did not stay in the spot where we developed into man and, instead, spread all over the world, sometimes even changing countries several times during a long life-span, given the chance, so that by now, at least in countries like the USA, Canada, New Zealand and Australia people of almost all races, religions and ethnic backgrounds can be found, who broke their supposed inherent or natural territorial conditioning and limitations and made, as far as they could or wanted to, use of all of the “spaceship” earth. To assume that “nature” or our own nature always confined us to a particular territory only - has been refuted many millions of times by millions of people who made new homes and built up new careers in countries, often very far from their birth places, often with different languages and customs, laws and institutions. To me it seems obvious that man, in spite of his remaining feelings for his birth-place and growing-up-place, is one of the least territorial animals. – If we had a written record for all of man’s history, we would probably find that he was far longer exterritorially organized, under personal laws, than he was territorially organized under territorial laws. – Territorial systems require coercion to be established and maintained. Man’s nature is somewhat but not fully influenced or made by his relatively recent territorial conditioning and the territorialist and statist propaganda machines and “mis-education”-systems. - JZ, n.d. & 26.7.08. –NATIONALISM, PATRIOTISM, STATISM, GOVERNMENTALISM, Q.
TERRITORIALISM: Why do so many different kinds of animals, even in the wilderness, often get along better with each other. in the same territories, than human beings do, and this although they are of numerous different species? The same species is only rarely warring against others of the same species, unless driven to it by starvation. The animals have largely learnt to leave each other alone. (They kill and eat each other only to survive. - JZ, 23.4.11.) Shouldn’t we, finally, be able to learn that as well? – JZ, 25.11.94, 18.7.08. – PANARCHISM, TOLERANCE, VOLUNTARISM, GOVERNMENTS
TERRITORIALISM: Why this uncritical, thoughtless commitment to territorial organization, laws and jurisdiction, without every seriously considering the exterritorial autonomy alternatives for volunteers? Why this coercive territorial model instead of the exterritorial one based upon individual consent? Are just a host of errors, myths, prejudices, fallacies, wrong assumptions and wrong conclusions involved or are we merely the playthings of territorial statist censorship, propaganda and “education” campaigns? Who benefits from this system and who doesn’t? – JZ, 23.4.87, 26.7.08.
TERRITORIALISM: Within territorial nations the territorial barriers and frontiers have been largely removed, apart from the imposition of territorial laws and institutions upon all their often very diverse population. These restrictions should be similarly removed world-wide, so that everywhere one could live under self-chosen laws, institutions and systems, while, naturally, respecting the private and cooperative property rights of others, who prefer to live under different systems, laws and institutions. – JZ, 7.5.82, 26.7.08. – Inviolable borders only around individuals and their voluntary associations, which implies also individual and group disassociations or secessionism and freedom for new kinds of associations for volunteers, ignoring majority opinions and the opinions of supposed experts. Each to become free to live alone or with others at the own expense and risk. – JZ, 17.4.09. – PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, BORDERS, FRONTIERS, COSMOPOLITANISM
TERRITORIALISM: Writing in partial sentences (for greater emphasis: the missing words function by forcing the reader to complete the Gestalt) Pound defines the theme of the Cantos, near the end, in two wistful clauses: “for something not brute force – in government – and … “ – Robert Anton Wilson, Illuminati Papers, p.109. – Only brute force can hold people territorially together – unless all of the people in a territory happen to agree with each other, a very unlikely and rare case. – JZ, 13.7.82, 216.7.08. – Either force or unanimous agreement are required for territorial regimes. And if an agreement would be achieved, it could only be on the basis of equal liberty and autonomy for all, which would exclude dictators and subject citizens, or an agreement to alternately engage in sadistic and masochistic activities. - - Territorial government, unless all the people in a territory agreed with it on every point, has to use much brute force – legalized and defended by government courts – towards all those who disagree with its decisions and try to do their own things. – JZ, 11.11.82, 26.7.08.
TERRITORIALISM: you cannot draw boundaries which clearly segregate linguistic (*) groups. Every territorial division necessarily leaves minorities under foreign rule.” - Mises, Omnipotent Government, p.82. - Nevertheless and to my knowledge he never demanded full exterritorial autonomy for all minorities that desire it for themselves. - JZ, 19.11.02. – Obviously, there are numerous other distinctions between various kinds of peoples than merely those of different languages. Territorial despotism should neither be tolerated for languages nor for anything else that is peaceful or productive. – JZ, 14.4.09. - (*) and many other types of groups of volunteers. – JZ, 26.7.08. – MINORITIES
TERRITORIALISM: You know the words from the Bible: ‘Build not on sand, but on rock.’” – Solzhenitsyn, Words of Warning to the Western World, p. 22. – Territorialism is a foundation of sand for a free society. A free society can stand only upon the rock of individual consent. – JZ, 1.7.92. – But a totalitarian State can be built, for all too many years to decades upon the rock of terror. S. did provide an example for this, on the same page: “Ten years in prison for saying there are “good roads in America.”
TERRITORIALISM: You see, no place on Earth is actually safe. Every square meter of the planet could be constructed as having belonged to someone else at some time in the past. The Native Americans could demand the United States back, the Saxons could demand England back from the Normans. (*) Siberia goes back to the Mongols. Kiev goes back to the Varangian Vikings. It goes on and on.” – Kevin J. Anderson, Climbing Olympus, HarperCollins Publishers, 1994, 209. - (*) And the Celts from them. And whom did they replace? – JZ, 19.9.07. - NATIVE LANDS, ABORIGINALS, LAND RIGHTS, NATIONALISM, OPPOSITE CLAIMS, RACIAL CLAIMS TO TERRITORIES OR HOMELANDSTERRITORIALISM: You’ll never have a quiet world till you knock the patriotism out of the human race.” – George Bernard Shaw, O’Flaherty, V.C., 1915. – The territorial patriotism or nationalism! – JZ, 26.8.07. - PEACE, PATRIOTISM, TERRITORIALITY, TERRITORIAL ORGANIZATION, 'TERRITORIAL INTEGRITY