John Zube


Quotes, Notes, Comments & Slogans
for Individual Liberty & Rights
against Popular Statist Errors & Prejudices

Index - L1




LABELS: For the sake of sanity, be careful not to LABEL. Words like Fascist, Communist, Democrat, Republican, Catholic, Jew refer to human beings, who never quite fit any label.” - A. E. van Vogt, The Pawns of Null-A, p.116. – Labels that refer to the populations of whole territories, as if they were individuals, are just as wrong and misleading. They lead directly to mass extermination devices. – JZ, 16.12.10. – NUCLEARWAR THREAT, ENEMIES, DEFENCE, AGGRESSION, DEFINITIONS, GENERALIZATIONS, CLASSIFICATIONS, COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY, NAME-CALLING, PROPAGANDA, PREJUDICES, INDIVIDUALISM, COUNTRIES, THE PEOPLE, NWT

LABELS: I call myself “libertarian” when I want to assure Rightists, a “decentralist” when I want to reassure Leftists, and an “anarchist” when I want to scare both…. But all these are approximations, as I don’t believe any interesting political orientation can be described by a single word. My approach is similar to Doug’s: Evade the power of Cerberus (Big Government – Big Business – Big Labor) by whatever means necessary, flush its lies from my head, and encourage others to go and do likewise. Confrontation is playing Cerberus’s game, on his turf, by his rules, and it is only for those who seek martyrdom, rather than those who seek change. …” - Arthur D. Hlavaty, 250 Coligni Ave., New Rochelle NY 10891, USA, 5.2.1975, in GEGENSCHEIN 34. - CLASSIFICATION SCHEMES, ANARCHISM, CONFRONTATION GAMES, DECENTRALIZATION, LIBERTARIANISM

LABELS: Political tags – such as royalist, communist, democrat, populist, fascist, liberal, conservative, and so forth – are never basic criteria. The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire. The former are idealists acting from higher motives for the greatest good of the greatest number. The latter are surly curmudgeons, suspicious and lacking in altruism. But they are more comfortable neighbors than the other sort.” – Robert Heinlein, Time enough for Love, p.352/53. - TAGS, CLASSIFICATION SCHEMES, POLITICS, PEOPLE, IDEALISTS, CONTROL, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

LABLIBS: A liberal government is a contradiction in terms and a labor government rules labor, i.e., it does not set it free. – JZ, 11/72. - LABOR PARTY & LIBERAL PARTY, AUSTRALIA

LABLIBS: All they do is tax your incentives whether you’re an employer or an employee (e.g. double tax on overtime).” - John Curvers, Sydney, in an Workers Party election leaflet, 1976. - LABOR PARTY & LIBERAL PARTY, AUSTRALIA, WORKERS PARTY

LABLIBS: Both the Liberal and the Labor Parties believe in BIG government, BIG taxes and BIG COSTLY bureaucracy. As a result, no matter which of the major parties is in power, they’ll take an ever increasing and far too great a slice of our earnings.” – John Curvers, Sydney, in an Workers  Party election leaflet, 1976. – Are they entitled to any of them? If so, to what extent? – JZ, 12.11.07. - LABOR PARTY & LIBERAL PARTY, AUSTRALIA, WORKERS PARTY, TAXATION

LABLIBS: fear that the people are likely to lose their freedom, no matter which side triumphs. – Stefan Heym, The Eyes of Reason, Cassell & Co., London, 1952. – From the dust-jacket. - LABOR PARTY & LIBERAL PARTY, AUSTRALIA, PARTIES, POLITICS, PEOPLE & FREEDOM, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, PEOPLE AS PROPERTY

LABLIBS: the essential difference between the soft socialist Labor Party and the avowedly free enterprise Liberal and National Country Party coalition is that the former is committed to socializing profits and the latter to socializing losses.” – Prof. Lauchlan Chipman, QUADRANT, 4/76. - STATE SOCIALISM

LABLIBS: Their only answer to every problem is more tax, more regulation, more controls which stifle incentive and reduce productivity and employment even more.” - John Curvers, Sydney, in an W.P. election leaflet, 1976. - LABOR PARTY & LIBERAL PARTY, AUSTRALIA, WORKERS PARTY, TAXATION, LEGISLATION, CONTROLS

LABLIBS: There is so little to choose between Labor and Liberal Parties that under compulsory voting both draw about the same number of votes – according to the laws of chance. – JZ, 3.5.76. – They constitute but do not themselves make a good case for “biarchy”, in which the Labor Party would rule the Labor voters and the Liberal Party the Liberal voters. From there it would be only a step towards panarchy, in which each group of volunteers rules itself, governmentally or in other self-management forms, all genuine because they are only applied to volunteers. – The situation is much the same in many other countries, with their two major parties, e.g. in the U.K. and in the USA. Only the names of their main political parties are somewhat different. They should all be free only to “benefit”, wrong and harm their own members, who must remain free to secede. Thus their revenues and powers would soon be reduced. – Then they could place any burdens only upon their remaining supporters. - JZ, 16.12.10. – AUSTRALIA, BIARCHY, PANARCHY, POLITICAL PARTIES, ELECTIONS, VOTING, TERRITORIALISM, RULERS, VOLUNTARISM, SECESSIONISM, TWO MAJOR PARTIES

LABLIBS: While trying to put themselves across as the lily-whites, the Liberals also tried to paint Labor red. Politics, of course, is the art of avoiding the issue.” – Mark Tier, Tweedledum and Tweedledummy, p.4. – The LabLibs offer no true alternative. – JZ, 16.10.73. - LABOR PARTY & LIBERAL PARTY, AUSTRALIA, PARTIES, POLITICS

LABOR DAY: The parades one is familiar with do not seem in the least embarrassed by historical fact. The Fourth of July parade makes a farce of the Revolution it is supposed to celebrate. The premise of the parade is that Washington won the war with fire-crackers, and that the Revolution was a vulgar rabble’s noise-making, whereas the American Revolution was rather a quiet war conducted by country gentlemen primarily in the country. - Labor Day parades have a similar effect of demoralizing the significance of labor. Workers have meaning only at their jobs; when they march, they masquerade as an army. In claiming to be something it is not, and ought not to be, the labor movement thus takes on a sinister quality it ought not to want.” – David Cort, Social Astonishments, p.7. – All too many of the marchers have, indeed, still “class warfare” notions in their heads. - The same could be said of the 14th of July parades in Paris, to celebrate the storming of the Bastille in 1789. I experienced it in 1958 in Paris. On that day the museum of the revolution was closed, which seemed an absurdity to me, and a center-point of the parade were soldiers of the Foreign Legion, who had e.g. fought in Algeria. Until I saw, ca. 2 years later, large groups of drunks, vagrants and minor thieves in the State Penitentiary in Sydney, I had never seen a worse group of human beings. These soldiers had, certainly, not been fighting for individual human rights and liberties, but for an colonial empire. – JZ, 12.11.07. - MAY DAY, FIRST OF MAY, FOURTH OF JULY PARADE, MARCHING, DEMONSTRATIONS

LABOR HOURS: Government has no more business setting hours of labor than establishing the number of hours we should sleep.” – Clarence B. Carson, THE FREEMAN, Aug. 76. - EIGHT HOUR DAY

LABOR LAW: all legislation dealing with labor-employer relations - are concessions to the communist concept of wages.” - Frank Chodorov, Let's Teach Communism, in: One Is A Crowd, p.79. - UNIONISM, COMMUNISM, WAGES, SALARIES

LABOR LAW: How Labor Laws Destroy Employment Opportunities.” – Schiff, The Biggest Con, heading of chapter 9, p.164. - EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES, UNEMPLOYMENT, MINIMUM WAGES ETC., MONETARY DESPOTISM

LABOR LAW: It used to be fun to fire people. Now it takes a ruling of the Supreme Court.” – From Paul Newman film: A New Kind of Love. - JOB PROTECTION

LABOR LAW: Legislation to protect labor is merely a recipe for poverty.” - Prof. Jan Narveson, 25.7.04. – LABOR PROTECTION LAWS? UNIONS, INDUSTRIAL OR ANTI-INDUSTRIAL LAWS, POVERTY, MINIMUM WAGE LAWS, PROTETIONISM

LABOR LAW: Let me work at whatever I please for whatever I can obtain by willing exchange, whether the wage be a mere trifle or a king’s ransom. Let my hours of labor range as I please from zero to 168 per week – subject, of course, to contracts.” – Leonard E. Read, Having My Way, p.68. - WAGES, WORKING HOURS

LABOR LAW: We should repeal all the labor laws, passed over the last forty years, that build up the power of labor unions, strengthen the extortionate strike-threat system, and in effect force employers to capitulate to labor union demands. …” Henry Hazlitt, THE FREEMAN, 3/75. – UNIONS, COLLECTIVE BARGAINING, WAGE CONTROLS, MINIMUM WAGES

LABOR LEGISLATION: Repeal all laws which give advantages to either employer or employee or both.” – JAG, Aug. 22, 1972.

LABOR LEGISLATION: The Labor Party has given us a lot - of laws to repeal. – JZ, 7.8.74. – Not that the Liberal Party is much better in this respect. – JZ, 7.8.74. - In some respects it was and is even worse. – JZ, 12.11.07. – MODERN LIBERALISM

LABOR LEGISLATION: Try to imagine a system of labor imposed by force that is not a violation of liberty; a transfer of wealth imposed by force that is not a violation of property rights. If you cannot do so, then you must agree that the law cannot organize labor and industry without organizing injustice.” – Bastiat, quoted in G. C. Roche III, Frederic Bastiat, A Man Alone, p.236. - LAWS, PROTECTION OF LABOR, PROPERTY RIGHTS

LABOR MARKET: we should adopt stable monetary and fiscal policies and seek to make the labor market as free as possible.” – Milton Friedman, An Economist’s Protest, XV. – More important than monetary and financial stability is monetary and financial freedom. Moreover, only in this way can monetary and financial stability be approached as far as possible. – JZ, 16.12.10.

LABOR PARTY: A champion of the working man has never yet been known to die of overwork.” - Robert Frost. – What fraction of union and labor party functionaries is obese, compared with those, whom they represent? The same comparison might be made for other pressure groups and parties and “representatives” generally. – JZ, 24.9.13. - COMMUNISTS, UNION FUNCTIONARIES, LABOR PARTY OFFICIALS

LABOR PARTY: It offers e.g. featherbedding of workers at the expense of all consumers, various ways to reduce competition and productivity and thereby the standard of living, e.g. through various monopolies and excess taxation, bureaucracy, legislation, regulation and red tape. It has remained quite uncritical towards monetary and financial despotism, has favored high taxes and restricted migration. It prevents savings and capital formation through taxation and inflation. It is generally an enemy of free markets and free competition and free and individual work contracts. Although no longer for all-out nationalization, it still favors all too many state monopolies and the employer-employee relationship. It has promoted xyz bureaucracies and their fat cats. Its policies are still based largely only on popular errors, myths and prejudices. Not that modern liberal or conservative parties are much better. Only once merely its own members and other supporters would have to suffer under its policies would their policies be tolerable for those, who do not agree with them. Neither these nor any other parties or associations, least of all trade unions, should ever be granted territorial powers or monopolies. – JZ, 27.1.99, 20.11.07, 16.12.10. – Every party ought to rule only over its voluntary subjects, apply its personal law system only to them. Neither should employees be authorized to vote on the economic rights and liberties of employers nor should the latter be authorized to vote on the rights and liberties of employees. Their relationships should be settled by free contracts under conditions of full economic freedom for both and this requires especially full monetary and financial freedom. So far neither side has fully realized that and so a kind of anti-industrial warfare goes on and on. – However, both groups should also be free to choose quite different economic, political and social systems for themselves. Full laissez-faire economics should not be obligatory for both, even though, objectively, it would benefit both sides most. – People have the right to make mistakes at their own risk and expense. - JZ, 24.9.13.

LABOR PARTY: Labor organizations are formed, not to employ combined effort for a common object, but to indulge in declamation and denunciation, and especially to furnish an easy living to some officers who do not want to work. People who have rejected dogmatic religion, and retained only a residuum of religious sentimentalism, find a special field in the discussion of the rights of the poor and the duties of the rich. We have denunciations of banks, corporations, and monopolies (*), which denunciations encourage only helpless rage and animosity, because they are not controlled by any definitions or limitations, or by any distinctions between what is indispensably necessary and what is abuse, between what is established in the order of nature and what is legislative error.” – W. G. Sumner, What Social Classes Owe to Each Other, p. 40. - (*) What is wrong with that – if they are real monopolies, instead of imagined ones? – JZ, 12.11.07. - Their functionaries function mainly only in their own interests. – Under compulsory unionism they levy a form of private taxation or tribute from their members, also under the pretence of serving them. Unions certainly do not serve the consumers, although the consumers should be the ultimate and main beneficiaries of all economic efforts. - 16.12.10. - LEFTIST MOVEMENTS, TRADE UNIONS

LABOR PARTY: Labor party people, mostly, can do nothing but labor under old prejudices, errors, and myths, false assumptions and conclusions. – JZ, 13.11.73, 14.1.08, 16.12.10.

LABOR PARTY: The ALP achieved in only 2 years the bad reputation (the bad name) the Liberal Party worked 20 years for. – JZ, 1974. – In justice it must be said that Whitlam inherited also an inflationary and interventionist mess, which the Liberals had consistently increased over 25 years. – JZ, 29.7.84. – ALP & LIBERAL PARTY, AUSTRALIA

LABOR PARTY: The Labor Party aims at: “The democratic socialization of all production, distribution and exchange. The rest is up to us – if you know what I mean.” – John Singleton, 20.10.76. - NATIONALIZATION

LABOR PARTY: The Labor Party is only the left wing of the Liberal Party and the Liberal Party is only the right wing of the Labor Party. – JZ, 6.7.93. - VS. LIBERAL PARTY, AUSTRALIA, LABLIBS

LABOR POLICIES: The so-called pro-labor policies bring about a state of affairs under which each group of wage earners is intent upon improving their own conditions at the expense of the consumers, viz., the enormous majority.” – Ludwig von Mises, Planning for Freedom, p.183. – CONSUMER INTERESTS & RIGHTS

LABOR THEORY OF VALUE: According to Marx’s labor-value theory, mud pies are worth as much as apple pies, if both take the same amount of labor to make.” – Stormy Mon, A Liberty Book, p.65.

LABOR THEORY OF VALUE: By virtue of the labour theory of value – which is fundamental to the socialist and communist theory – there is little poverty in the Third World. Indeed, if labour determines value, then India, where people slog for incredibly long hours, is wealthier than America where much time is spent in leisure.” – DIE INDIVIDUALIS, quoted in SOUTHERN LIBERTARIAN MESSENGER, 1/80.

LABOR THEORY OF VALUE: Marx does seem to be regarding value as deriving automatically from labor. He does not seem to consider the possibility that labor may be expended to produce something of no value.” – Diogenes, THE CONNECTION 122 p.39. – Washing dirty clothing also requires some labor. If the labor theory of value were correct, then the more often clothing had been dirtied and washed, then the more valuable it would become. – JZ, 15.11.07. – How much labor is wasted in protest demonstrations and marches, also in election campaigns and in governmental schooling and through red tape restrictions? And how much labor remains unused altogether, in form of millions of unemployed, as a result of monetary and financial despotism? – JZ, 24.9.13.

LABOR THEORY OF VALUE: One critic has taken Marx’s argument to mean that e.g. a nugget requiring much labor to extract from a mine should be worth more than one found lying on the ground.” – Diogenes, THE CONNECTION 122 p 39.

LABOR THEORY OF VALUE: That labor is the source of the surplus value is as correct or false as the assertion is that the drill hole is the source of oil. But whether and how much oil will flow depends firstly from the existence and the size of the deposit – this corresponds to the natural energy storage – and, secondly, on the proper placement of the drilling – which corresponds to the rationality of the production process.” – Helmut Nahr. (Das die Arbeit die Quelle des Mehrwertes sei, ist ebenso richtig oder falsch, wie die Behauptung, dass das Bohrloch die Quelle des Erdoels sei. Aber ob und wieviel Erdoel fliesst, haengt erstens vom Vorhandensein und der Groesse der Lagerstaette ab – dies entspricht dem natuerlichen Energievorrat - , und zweitens von der richtigen Placierung der Bohrung – dies entspricht dem Zweckmaessigkeitsgrad der Produktionsverfahrens.)

LABOR VALUE: I just found one cent and did pick it up although it is hardly worth bending down for – any more. (Who would bend down, 100 times, just for one dollar?) But old habits die hard. I also found a thought, while doing so. The simple cent piece constitutes a good refutation of the labor theory of value: It costs 2 or 3 cents to make. It still can be used only as 1 cent and that cent becomes worth less in purchasing power every month. – JZ, 25.7.85. – Since then the 1 and 2 cent coins have been withdrawn from circulation and all prices and bills are rounded up or down to the nearest 5 cent value. And by now almost no one bends still down to pick up a 5 cent coin. When will the 1 and the 2 dollar coins suffer the same fate? – JZ, 12.11.07. - & INFLATION

LABOR VALUE: Of course, the Marxian definition of value is ridiculous. All the work one cares to add will not turn a mud pie into an apple tart; it remains a mud pie, value zero. By corollary, unskillful work can easily subtract value, an untalented cook can turn a wholesome dough and fresh green apple, valuable already, into an inedible mess, value zero. Conversely, a great chef can fashion of those same materials a confection of greater value than a commonplace apple tart, with no more effort than an ordinary cook uses to prepare an ordinary sweet.” – Robert Heinlein, Starship Trooper, p.80. –

LABOR VALUE: That it cannot be determined and certified is well indicated by two essays of Leonard E. Read: “I, Pencil” and “Nobody Can Make a Can of Beans.” – JZ, 2.9.94. – Even such simple products involve the activities of millions of people over long periods. Their labors are coordinated by free pricing, using better value standards than labor hours. – JZ, 14.11.07. - TIME VALUE,

LABOR VALUE: the most essential element in the creation of “value” in the economic sense is neither labor nor capital, but the correspondence of the application of labour with some actually felt specific desire.” – Mrs. Sidney Webb: The Discovery of the Consumer, p. 13, in the anthology: “Self & Society”. - AS VALUE STANDARD? – Alas, she and her husband did not clear their minds of all the myths of State socialism. – JZ, 24.1.09.

LABOR VALUE: Where nature does not assist, labor is in vain.” – Seneca, quoted in Abhandlungen von Moser, p.399. (Wo die Natur nicht will, ist die Arbeit umsonst.)

LABOR: America is making the most astonishing progress in the science of “work without labour”. The labouring man is fast disappearing, and the worker would be more correctly described as a director of machinery.” – Ernest Benn, Confessions of a Capitalist, p.190. – Director of machinery? In a productive coop, perhaps. But otherwise he is no more than an operator and still all too much under the commands of others, the proprietors or managers of the machinery and of labor. – But, indeed, the unskilled laborers and even the semi-skilled ones are becoming less and less numerous. – All are becoming more and more turned in to specialists. Already decades ago there were ca. 300 000 different professions, trades and special jobs. - JZ, 12.11.07, 24.9.13. - WORK & MACHINES, PROLETARIANS AS DIRECTORS OF MACHINES?

LABOR: And here is the guru of the new American tax-limitation movement, 37-year-old Arthur Laffer, Professor of Economics at the University of Southern California and creator of the “Laffer Curve”: “If you cut tax rates, the incentives to work and to produce are greater, and eventually there will be a larger tax base. Once tax rates climb above a certain point incentive is destroyed, output is stifled and a society then begins to decline.” – Ian Ball, TELEGRAPH SUNDAY MAGAZINE, quoted in ON LIBERTY, Nov. 79. - Thus instead of recommending the abolition of all compulsory taxes, to maximize productivity and the standard of living, he recommends their reduction in order to increase the total tax take from the resulting and only somewhat increased productivity! – JZ, 12.11.07. - TAXATION & INCENTIVES, THE LAFFER CURVE, PROGRESSIVE TAXATION, PRODUCTIVITY

LABOR: Apart from accumulated and legalized monopoly profits, capital, in form of savings or resources or capital equipment means the investment of labor, services and consumer goods. It may thus be rightly defined as “pre-done labor”. As such it must not become exploited either, but receive its just rewards, as allocated on a free market, by its users. And it must also become freely transferable, at market prices, to competitive bidders for it. Already Bastiat discovered that the share of labor in the profits from production was increasing in his time, while the share of capital in the returns from production was declining, in the average. (There are exceptions, when very much capital is invested per manpower.) This process has been very much advanced in our times, so that labor, with fringe benefits, and apart from taxation, gets usually 85 to 95 % of the returns. But under monetary and financial despotism - and the employer-employee relationship - productivity is still not maximized. That can only be achieved under full monetary and financial freedom, combined with various forms of co-ownership, partnership, cooperatives and other self-management schemes. Then the co-owners will want a just return on their capital input as well, not only for their labor or service input. Which form of self-management will be optimal for particular enterprises? Only free competition can decide that - or a kind of panarchism in this sphere. Free competition in the sphere of production and exchange will gradually do away with most of the employer-employee relationships and their inherent drawbacks. The most efficient bidders for the existing capital assets of each firm could be its employees, organized as shareholders, partners or cooperators. Their industrial or agricultural bonds, issued in their take-over bid, could bear the highest interest and could be repaid by them merely with a part of the returns from the additional productivity they could achieve by their take-over bid, realizing self-management for themselves, in any form suitable to them and to their enterprise. They would work harder, better, more intelligently and imaginatively when they work for themselves, as their own bosses, in any form of teamwork or decentralized group work contract that they adopt for themselves. – The employer-employee relationship has held them back for all too long and led to too much “anti-industrial” warfare, caused by the union-mentality to which it has led. – JZ, 22.8.05, 18.10.07, 16.12.10. - VS. CAPITAL? CLASS WARFARE? , PURCHASE OF ENTERPRISES BY THEIR EMPLOYEES, SELF-MANAGEMENT INSTEAD OF EMPLOYER-EMPLOYEE RELATIONSHIP

LABOR: Downing tools voluntarily and also forcing willing workers to do so is still an all too wide practice by those unwilling to consider rightful alternatives to improving their conditions at work, like e.g., forming coops or partnerships of employees and, between them, purchasing shares in the company they work in, either gradually or acquiring them all at once, in a take-over-bid, paying for them with their own industrial or agricultural obligations, gradually redeemed out of the additional profits that could be obtained when workers work for themselves rather than for others. Conventional share companies are not good work incentives - unless employee-shareholding amounts to at least 20 % of the capital. The extra earnings from capital ownership must be significant to become significant incentives. However, decentralization of ownership and responsibility has to be carried further to maximize incentives and responsibilities, especially in large enterprises. Many models for this have already been proposed and experimented with. The usual class-warfare notions and anti-industrial practices of unionists have distracted all too many people and prevented better models for organizing production and exchange from becoming sufficiently known. It hasn’t helped that all the alternative models and experiences with them have not yet been published together, although this might, perhaps, be done one day, on a single CD or DVD. – A long master’s thesis on the subject by Paul Brennan, within the usual limitations of such essays on paper, could cover only a fraction of the field. - JZ, 9.1.97, 20.11.07, 16.12.10, 24.9.13. - STRIKES, UNIONS, ALTERNATIVES TO THE EMPLOYER-EMPLOYEE RELATIONSHIP & ITS ANTI-INDUSTRIAL STRIFE, STRIKES, PURCHASE OF ENTERPRISES BY THE EMPLOYEES

LABOR: Each needs the other: capital cannot do without labor, nor labor without capital.” – Pope Leo XIII. Rerum Novarum, May 15, 1891. – True enough. But that does not mean that either side has to be content and remain quite uncritical towards the employer-employee relationship and disinterested in sound alternatives to it and how they can be best realized. – JZ, 14.11.07. – These two capitals do not have to be forever separated and antagonistically and hierarchically organized. – JZ, 23.11.09. - & CAPITAL

LABOR: Every man has a right … to the products of his labor … “ – William Lloyd Garrison. – Rather, to the market value which his labor adds to a product. – JZ, 12.11.07. – How much input does one laborer provide to the construction of a car, a plane, a bridge, a ship or a skyscraper? – How and with what is his input to be most easily and correctly measured? – JZ, 23.1.09. – How productive is mere labor without advanced tools, machines and the required raw materials, buildings, transport services and other supplies, like energy, efficient management or self-management? – JZ, 15.5.13. - Q.RIGHT TO A JOB, TO EMPLOYMENT? UNEMPLOYMENT

LABOR: Every man shall receive his own reward, according to his own labor.” – I Corinthians III, 8, c.55. – However, how this can be most easily, certainly and almost automatically achieved is not detailed in the Bible and remains still largely unknown to all too many. It does also involve full monetary and financial freedom and ignorance and prejudices in these two spheres are also still predominant. – JZ, 24.9.13. – WAGES, EARNINGS, FREE MARKET RATES FOR THEM, EXPRESSED IN FREE MARKET MONIES & WITHOUT BEING DIMINISHED BY TAX TRIBUTE LEVIES

LABOR: For the folk-community does not exist on the fictitious value of money but on the results of productive labour, which is what gives money its value." - Adolf Hitler to Reichstag, 30 Jan 1937, as translated by Norman H. Baynes. - It did not give value to his kind of money. By the end of his totalitarian regime its value was reduced to about 10% of the former value. [Then his inflation, based upon monetary despotism, was continued for over three years by the “liberating” occupation forces! Even the “currency reform” of 1948 in Germany, left the legalized monetary despotism intact. – JZ, 14.1.13.] Each monopoly money with legal tender power is likely to be abused, at least to some degree, even by a democratic or republican government or its licenced monopoly central bank. – The major “redeemability” of any money should be in wanted consumer goods and services, as well as in wanted labor (in this case, if workers etc. tradesmen and professionals have, in some combination, issued their own kind of competing free market currencies, based on their readiness to accept it from anyone at any time at par with its nominal value). - JZ, 2.4.12. – LABOR THEORY OF MONEY, VALUE STANDARD, FREE MARKET MONIES, FREE BANKING, MONETARY FREEDOM VS. MONETARY DESPOTISM.

LABOR: He earns whate’er he can, // And looks the whole world in the face, // For he owes not any man.” – Lovelace, The Village Blacksmith, in Hyman Quotes, p.199. – He owes an honest day’s work, and he owes for whatever he bought and got on consumer credit, e.g. a house or a car, until he has paid off his debts. And if he rents, he owes his landlord. – JZ, 23.1.09. - INDEPENDENCE, SELF-SUPPORT, TRADESMEN, CONTRACTORS, PRIDE

LABOR: He that laboreth, laboreth for himself.” – Proverbs, XVI, 26. – Otherwise he all too often merely pretends to work, with all his strength and ability, while he is observed by his foreman, superior, manager, boss or employer. – How much is productivity held back merely by the employer-employee-relationship, even under the best kinds of hierarchical management schemes? – JZ, 10.7.86, 14.11.07. – PRODUCTIVITY, INCENTIVES, EMPLOYER-EMPLOYEE RELATIONSHIP: “AN ORGANIZED ANTAGONISM.” (H. Dubreuil)

LABOR: human labor does not, except under the most primitive state of savagery, ‘create all wealth’, and that the social condition of the laborer is not necessarily the best when he gets the whole product; but, on the contrary, wealth is produced by the combined effort of labor and capital, and that, according as the proportion of the total wealth produced by labor diminishes, the actual amount the laborer receives increases. – George Gunton, Wealth and Progress, chapter 1, quoted by Bliss, Encyclopedia of Social Reform, p.1098 of the older edition. -

LABOR: If worker produce every value then let them try to organize and market their value, too, and let them try to equip themselves with the means of production and of exchange. – JZ, 20.8.91. – They do not recognize that capital, in form of machines and buildings and other productive capital and able management do constitute pre-done labors and, as such, are also entitled to the rewards for their pre-done labors. – JZ, 18.11.07. - VALUE OF LABOR, WORK

LABOR: If you divorce capital from labor, capital is hoarded, and labor starves.” - Daniel Webster. - The employer-employee relationship does not optimally combine the interests of the two. It constitutes an "organized antagonism" (H. Dubreuil) and leads to “anti-industrial” “warfare”. - JZ, 23.11.02. - & CAPITAL, STRIKES, UNIONS, LABOR TROUBLES

LABOR: Important is only one thing, this is decisive, that labor is enabled to secure to itself its full product [value], that it becomes free.” – (Wichtig ist nur eins, nur auf dieses Eine kommt es an: dass die Arbeit in der Lage ist, sich ihren vollen Ertrag zu sichern – dass sie frei wird! ) – John Henry Mackay, Abrechnung, S.155. – He should have added, that it can do so only on a fully free market for it, one in which the monetary demand for it is also quite free and not restricted e.g. by a note-issue monopoly. – Otherwise, all too often, it becomes involved in emergency sales attempts for its labor – paid for at best only in the monopoly money of monetary despotism, during a deflation or has to accept an inflated paper money at its nominal value, in spite of its greatly reduced purchasing power. And in that situation, too, workers tend to become unemployed once the inflation proceeds very rapidly, e.g. because of lack of investments under such conditions. - JZ, 12.11.07, 16.12.10.

LABOR: In all labor there is profit.” – Proverbs XIV, 23, ca. 350 B.C. – At least there ought to be. – JZ, 10.7.86. – Labor as well as capital try to strive for profit in their use. – They are at opposite ends only or all too often in the mere employer-employee relationships, which is not the most productive relationship because it does not maximize economic incentives for all its participants. - JZ, 14.11.07. – What profit was there in the building of the pyramids? What profit is there in slave labor and forced labor to their victims? – JZ, 23.1.09. - & PROFIT

LABOR: In this system the laborer is no longer a serf of the State, swamped by the ocean of the community. He is a free man, truly his own master, who acts on his own initiative and is personally responsible.” – S. Edwards (?) on Proudhon, p.60. - MUTUALISM, SELF-MANAGEMENT, FREE LABOR, LABOR ITS OWN MASTER

LABOR: increase in labor’s share of output from only a little over half in Petty’s time to perhaps 80 percent now, …” - Julian L. Simon, The Great Breakthrough and Its Cause, The University of Michigan Press, 2000 – 2003, p. 184. - Ulrich von Beckerath pointed out, already decades ago, that according to numerous profit and loss statements published in Germany, labor’s share has gone up to 85 to 95 %. What is it today in most of the somewhat developed countries? – JZ, 9.10.07. , WAGE SHARE, LABOR’S SHARE

LABOR: It is a truism to assert, that labor extorted by fear of punishment is inefficient and unproductive.” – John Stuart Mill, Principles of Political Economy. – The fear of unemployment or of getting only a job with less pay can be incentive enough for at least an average effort to avoid such punishment. Full employment and free choice of jobs under full employment can at least abolish these threats to job security. But maximum incentives can only be achieved in forms of self-management, via autonomous group work, coops, partnerships, extensive employee shareholding etc. not via the usual employer-employee relationship. – Alas, so far only a small fraction of all jobs are of that kind. – 5.4.89, 19.11.07. - FORCED VS. FREE

LABOR: It is labor improvements and discoveries that confer the greatest strength upon a people. By these alone and not by the sword of the conqueror, can nations in modern and all future times hope to rise to power and grandeur.” - Richard Cobden – Are political strength, power and grandeur really desirable? – JZ, 1.9.08. PEOPLE, CONQUESTS, DISCOVERIES, INNOVATIONS

LABOR: Labor alone, without tools, machinery, raw materials, workshops, energy supplies, good management, ability to pay among the customers for its products or services and demand for them, and without special knowledge and training for labor, would be worth very little on the present markets. Try turning e.g. turf or wild grass into a garden without a hoe, spade or rotor cultivator or plough, i.e. with your bare hands. – JZ, 9.1.98. – Moreover, the division of labor and free exchange are so extensive that, as Leonard E. Read has demonstrated: Nobody can make a pencil or a can of beans. – JZ, 21.11.07. - & VALUE

LABOR: Labor conquers all things.” – Virgil, Georgics, I, 30 B.C. (Labor omnia vincit.) – “Labor conquers everything.” – Virgil, quoted in THE FREEMAN. – But why should it be hard labor, when it could be free and easy labor? – JZ, 30.7.92. – Does slave labor or forced labor do this also? – JZ, 14.11.07. – It could conquer all things - if sufficiently motivated and organized. – Has it conquered all diseases yet, peace, full employment, stable currencies, all individual rights and liberties, sufficient knowledge, its self-management options? – Has it peacefully and in a businesslike way acquired sufficient productive capital for its use? - JZ, 23.1.09. - PERSISTENT EFFORTS,

LABOR: Labor in this country is independent and proud. It has not to ask the patronage of capital, but capital solicits the aid of labor.” – Daniel Webster, Speech, April 1824. – He did not point out how dependent both are on the supply of means of exchange to pay wages with and to pay for the products of labor and capital,. – Moreover, the employer-employee-relationship is essentially the same in all countries and certainly not the most productive arrangement in most cases. It leads to a kind of class warfare in practice and in ideology and to kinds of anti-industrial actions of both sides and also to all too much governmental interventionism, in extreme cases to state socialism, which worsens the situation still further, for then only one employer is left, namely the State. - JZ, 12.11.07. - & CAPITAL, EMPLOYER-EMPLOYEE RELATIONSHIP & CLASS WARFARE THINKING & ACTIONS

LABOR: Labor is a pleasure in itself.” – Marcus Manilius, Astronomica, IV, c. 40 B.C. - Self-chosen labor and labor for self-chosen purposes only. Not labor under the command of others or labor merely to earn a living. – JZ, 10/85, 14.11.07. – Even self- chosen labor can be boring, like e.g. my sorting, editing and proof-reading efforts on this file. – JZ, 15.5.13. - & PLEASURE

LABOR: Labor Is Capital. - Paul Zane Pilzer, Unlimited Wealth, updated edition, Crown Publishers, New York, 1994, p.96, heading of chapter 5. – Capital is pre-done labor. – A frequent remark by Ulrich von Beckerath, 1882-1969. He also often added, that as such it deserves not to be exploited, i.e. to be rewarded in accordance to its contribution to production. He also pointed out that under free market conditions the share of labor in the total earnings is increasing, although its share in productivity is decreasing, more and more being due machines and automation. Only in companies, which are very capital intensive are the returns to labor in total much less then those to the huge capital investment per head of the workforce, e.g. when it comes to dams for energy production and water collection and distribution. To prove this he had built up a large collection of profit and loss accounts, by law to be published by companies in newspapers, which burned with his library in 1943. Then, after the war, he built up a new collection of them and passed them around among his contacts, with his comments. The labor movement did and still does largely ignore these facts and “thinks” in terms of undefined or wrongly defined or Marxist “exploitation” and flawed assumptions on capital, investments, interest, dividends, profits, wages and salaries. – It even ignores the facts of “pension fund socialism” in case its old age insurance savings are productively invested, as they should be. Alas, here, too, governments interfere all too much and often enforce “investments” in governmental “insecurities”, at low interest rates, later to be repaid by the insured and taxpayers or their children themselves and this often only in inflated government paper money. - JZ, n.d. & 24.9.13. – & CAPITAL, WAGES, PROFITS, INTEREST, DIVIDENDS, RENTS, SPLIT OF RETURNS FROM PRODUCTIVITY INCREASES

LABOR: Labor is the capital of our workmen.” – Grover Cleveland, Message to Congress, Dec. 5, 1885. – Alas, most laborers do not employ it optimally, the capitalist way, but leave its utilization to the management and financial capital of others, instead of striving, systematically, towards self-management and capital ownership and thereby towards optimal utilization of their own capital. – JZ, 14.11.07, 23.1.09. - CAPITAL, WORKERS, SELF-OWNERSHIP, SELF-MANAGEMENT

LABOR: Labor is worth nothing of itself. Its value depends wholly upon what it produces. If it produces much, it is worth much; if it produces little, it is worth little; if it produces nothing, it is worth nothing.” – Lysander Spooner, Universal Wealth, p. 22. - VALUE & PRODUCTIVITY

LABOR: Labor must be free, not slavish, and that is all.” – Tolstoy, quoted in A. B. Goldenweiser, Talks with Tolstoy, 36. - LABOR LAWS, UNIONS

LABOR: labor must be freely undertaken and under the control of the producer.” – Noam Chomsky, Notes on Anarchism. – Chomsky in favor of cooperative or voluntary socialism? – JZ, 12.11.07. - FREEDOM, SELF-CONTROLLED

LABOR: Let labor go to market as does a bag of beans. Instead of forcing wages down, competitive pricing gives everyone full value for services rendered.” – Leonard E. Read, Talking to Myself, p.VII. – Not necessarily in the dependent employer-employee-relationship, which does not maximize property and work incentives. In it the workers try to give as little in labor for the wages they receive as they can get away with and the employers try to extract as much in labor for as little wages as they can get away with. Their common interest is then largely hidden from both. In various self-management schemes it would become much more fully revealed and applied. – JZ, 12.11.07. – Moreover, under the monetary despotism the market is not free with sound and competitively supplied monetary demand for goods, services and labor. Then it suffers under all the wrongful and harmful effects of inflations, deflations and stagflations, with their unemployment, sales difficulties, or e.g. part expropriation of all creditors, including the wage- and salary recipients, during inflations. – JZ, 24.9.13. COMMODITY, PRICING, WAGE CONTROL

LABOR: Life gives nothing to man without labor.” – Horace, Satires, I, c. 25. B.C. – Mostly, neither goods, nor services nor riches, apart from inheritances and gifts. But what about sun rises, sun-sets, rainbows, sunshine, warm and pleasant weather, fresh air, fresh water, the wellness feeling of a healthy body, the view a beautiful landscape? You add your own examples. Also, occasionally, one finds something of some value that only requires the labor of picking it up but not so valuable that it would justify the labor of trying to find its owner. – JZ, 14.11.07, 16.12.10. – Body movements are also required in eating, drinking, fluid and solid excretions, in recreation, in reading and viewing, even in the recovery periods of sleep and in sex – but should one define them as “labor”? – JZ, 24.9.13. - & LIFE

LABOR: Man does not only sell commodities, he sells himself and feels himself to be a commodity.” - Erich Fromm, Escape from Freedom, 1941, 4. – Commodities are valuable on a free market and labor is a valuable commodity, worth its free market price, depending on the demand for its output by free consumers and its productivity. - Hired a tradesman lately? Even a motor mower repairer would charge me here presently A $ 75 per hour! – JZ, 29.11.07. - A MERE COMMODITY?

LABOR: Nature recompenses men for their sufferings; it renders them laborious, because to the greatest toils (*) it attaches the greatest rewards. But if arbitrary power take away the rewards of nature, man resumes his disgust for labor, and inactivity appears to be the only good.” – C. L. de MONTESQUIEU, The Spirit of the Laws, XIII, 1748. – (*) Only under full freedom! – JZ, 23.1.09. – Much hard physical labor in very under-developed countries is still only paid a pittance for without machines and other capital investments it is not very productive. No country has so far only quite sound exchange media and a sound value standard, facilitating, justly and freely, all wanted exchanges of labor, services and goods, because the production and acceptance of free market monies (including freely issued clearing certificates and accounts) and freely chosen value standards are outlawed in favor of monetary and currency despotism and monopolism, which are producing numerous difficulties and even crises in all national and international exchanges. That wrongful and anti-economic system was first popularized by Marx and Engels with their Communist Manifesto and later by Keynes and it still exists almost everywhere in full, because it suits the territorial governments well, helps to turn them into big “spenders”, combined with their tax slavery and “deficit financing”, i.e. more or less enforced “investments” in tax slaves - and wrongs and harms mainly only their subjects. Those blaming the “1%” habitually ignore it or manage to forget about it or blame “banksters”, i.e. bankers, who are also unfree under monetary and financial despotism. Was there ever a demonstration or a march for free banking, against the note issue monopoly and legal tender, i.e. against central banking and its legalized despotism and monopolism? Not that I do recommend that kind of “action”. – But at least it would indicate some reorientation or enlightenment in their brains. - JZ, 24.9.13.

LABOR: No man loves labor for itself.” – Samuel Johnson, in Boswell’s Life of S.J., Oct. 26,1769. – Few men love mere bread-earning labors. But when it comes to the labors of hobbies, crafts, arts, special interests … JZ, 10/85, 14.11.07. – However, labors of love from libertarians for projects that should be of interest to them are not easy to obtain. – They would become self-organizing if there were e.g. a common online list of such projects. – JZ, 23.1.09. - LOVE OF LABOR, LABORS OF LOVE

LABOR: Nothing dignifies human labor so much as the saving of it.” – John Rodgers born 1906. – AUTOMATION, TOOLS, LABOR-SAVING MACHINES

LABOR: One of the processes by which A acquires property of B.” - Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary. – Compare: “Society is exchange.” – Frederic Bastiat. - PROPERTY, EXPLOITATION HYPOTHESIS,

LABOR: Property is the fruit of labor. Property is desirable, is a positive good in the world. That some should be rich shows that others may become rich and hence is just encouragement to industry and enterprise. Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another, but let him work diligently to build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence.” (*) – Abraham Lincoln. – Property today may also be the fruit of monopoly, of coercion, of gifts and inheritance. But it mostly originates in labor, ingenuity, ideas, saving and profitable investments, rather than consumer spending. Required are skills, training, education, thinking, good management, tools and machines, credit, which cannot always simply to be classed as “labor”. – JZ, 2.1.08. – But one can define them as “pre-done” labor”, which is also entitled to its just free market rewards if it produces what the market, the free consumers, want for their money. – JZ, 24.9.13. - (*) But not from higher local rates or land taxes, with which the governments act as they were the real owners or feudal lords. – JZ, 7.1.08, 24.9.13- & PROPERTY

LABOR: Servile labor disappeared because it could not stand the competition of free labor; its unprofitability sealed its doom in the market economy.” - Ludwig von Mises, Human Action. – Alas, the employer-employee-relationship and its internal hierarchies are still largely continued, more out of habit and custom than out of necessity. – Self-management is far from being achieved in all of the larger enterprises so far. (Where it is needed most. – JZ, 16.12.10.) It is not even sufficiently discussed by most employees and employers as well as by most social scientists. – JZ, 26.12.07. - FREE VS. SERVILE

LABOR: Take not from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned.” – Thomas Jefferson, Inaugural Address, March 4, 1801. - TAXATION, MONOPOLIES, EXPLOITATION, EXTORTION, PROTECTIONISM

LABOR: Taxation of earnings from labor is on a par with forced labor. Seizing the results of someone’s labor is equivalent to seizing hours from him and directing him to carry on various activities.” – Robert Nozick, 1938-2002, Harvard philosopher – His concept of a “meta-utopia” (Anarchy, State and Utopia, 1974) is rather panarchistic and should be more discussed than it was so far, to my knowledge. – JZ, 18.1.09. – Online, with Google, I just found 1540 references to this work. – JZ, 24.9.13. - FORCED LABOR & TAXATION, META-UTOPIA, NOZICK

LABOR: The basis of this argument is that value is created by work, which is quite true, but what is also true is that value can also be destroyed by work. It is essential that the work must be properly organized to comply with public demand, if wealth is to be created. In the case of the carpenter someone has to decide on the number (*) of tables required, and in a “controlled” market some government official must decide this number but if he is wrong there is no automatic correction.” – Anthony Fisher, The Case for Freedom, 18. - How many different kinds of tables do laborers choose for their homes? Would they be satisfied with the choices bureaucrats made for them, in this or other respects? – The free choices of sovereign consumers depend upon the free offers of sovereign producers and vice versa. - JZ, 12.11.07. – How much could dependent laborers earn if labor were not a commodity for which there is a great demand? If they feel exploited, they should establish e.g. productive cooperatives, with capital acquired between them or at least labor cooperatives or autonomous work groups, contracting out their work capacity by results. – (*) and kinds – JZ, 21.1.08. - AS A “MERE” COMMODITY, VALUE, WORK, WEALTH, PUBLIC DEMAND, MARKET DEMAND & EVALUATION, MANAGEMENT

LABOR: The free society requires the existence of a free labour market in which no man is forced to accept employment on terms less favourable than those of alternative occupations open to him and in which no employer is forced to employ labour above the level at which he could do without it.” - Henry Smith, in Bachman's Book of Freedom Quotations. - WAGE FIXING, WAGE CONTROLS, UNIONS, FREEDOM OF CONTRACT, UNIONS, CLOSED SHOPS, COLLECTIVE BARGAINING, SCABS

LABOR: The laborer is not a better man than the capitalist, only less fortunate.” – Dagobert D. Runes, A Dictionary of Thought. – I would rather have said: less enterprising. – JZ - Those with the “labor mentality” have not yet recognized their labor as a potentially huge capital asset that is to be combined, properly financed, developed and marketed rather than monopolized and forcefully sold at fictitious prices. – JZ, 26.7.92. – In almost all enterprises the returns to labor far exceed those to capital. At least the small employers are also more open-minded towards selling their enterprise to their employees than employees or open to such suggestions. – Has that changed, significantly, over the last 50 years. As long ago, as a hitchhiker, I questioned many of my drivers about this. – Some of the most important ideas are still the least discussed ones. – JZ, 16.12.10. - WORKERS, CAPITALISTS, ENTERPRISE, LUCK, EMPLOYER-EMPLOYEE RELATIONSHIP

LABOR: The number of useful and productive laborers is everywhere in proportion to the quantity of capital stock which is employed in setting them to work and to the particular way in which it is so employed.” - Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations, I, 1776. - More important for full employment than the saved up and invested productive capital - which exists even in periods of mass unemployment - is the monetary mobilization of ready for sale goods, services and labor - to pay productive labor with and to assure sales of goods, services and labor. - JZ, 23.11.02. - Not only capital is required to employ labor productively but also e.g. a sufficient supply of sound enough exchange media, to pay wages with and to purchase what e.g. labor, capital and management in combination do produces. Presently even permits and licences are all too often politically required although economically they are superfluous and ethically they are quite wrong. – JZ, 27.11.07. CAPITAL, EMPLOYMENT, UNEMPLOYMENT,

LABOR: The property, which every man has in his own labor, as it is the original foundation of all other property, so it is the most sacred and inviolable. The patrimony of a poor man lies in the strength and dexterity of his hands; and to hinder him from employing his strength and dexterity in which manner he thinks proper without injury to his neighbor is a plain violation of this most sacred property. It is a manifest encroachment upon the just liberty both of the workman, and of those who might be disposed to employ him. As it hinders the one from working at what he thinks proper, so it hinders the others from employing whom they think proper. To judge whether he is fit to be employed, may surely be trusted to the discretion of the employers whose interest it so much concerns.” – Adam Smith, quoted in LIBERTARIAN REVIEW, Nov. 76, p. 13. – Alas, he did not discuss, sufficiently, self-employment and self-management options for employees, which would end the employer-employee relationship, its hierarchy and authoritarianism. Nor did he discuss ending all kinds of exclusive currencies, even the gold- and silver ones, as exclusive currencies, or generally, all form monetary despotism or as well, which created dependencies and difficulties for both groups. Their basic rights and liberties in this sphere would then become much clearer to them. – JZ, 12.11.07, 16.12.10. – At least in one hint he indicated that he was aware of the tax foundation option. From this he could have concluded upon a much more general and private as well as competitive readiness to accept foundation for free market monies by suitable issuers, e.g., upon shop foundation money. He should also have been aware of the numerous token money issues in England and could have generalized from them upon local shops issuing and accepting a common local currency. However, even the percentage of today’s economists, who are ware of these alternatives and do appreciate and advocate them, is still very small, even among those, who do consider themselves to be advocates of free banking. Mostly they have only private currencies with rare metal redemption in mind. – Shop currencies could be denominated in gold weight units and shops could also price out all their offers in such units and then their shop foundation money could be kept at par with the market value of such units, by the shops accepting them as if they were corresponding gold coins – without even a single gold coin circulating locally. - JZ, 24.9.13. - AS PERSONAL PROPERTY, LABOR LAWS, LABOR LEGISLATION, PROTECTION OF LABOR, MONETARY & FINANCIAL FREEDOM FOR PARTNERS & COOPERATORS, NO LONGER ENGAGED IN CLASS WARFARE, WAGE PAYMENTS IN SHOP CURRENCIES, ADAM SMITH, MONETARY FREEDOM, GOLD WEIGHT UNITS MAINLY ONLY AS VALUE STANDARDS, NOT AS EXCLUSIVE EXCHANGE MEDIA.

LABOR: The real price of labor, what it is worth. No more than anyone readily pays for it. But that depends e.g. on the exchange medium he is forced to use and on other market restrictions imposed upon him. – JZ, 2.10.89. – Paid in competitively issued local currencies, wages could probably be increased. – The incomes which e.g. cooperators could achieve via work coops or coops owning enterprises, after having bought them on mutually agreeable terms, could also be higher than present wages – but they would tend to fluctuate and be not always much higher, just like presently profits from business enterprises fluctuate. – JZ, 15.11.07. - VALUE, WORTH, PRICING OF LABOR,

LABOR: The unearned income of labor is increasing and the earned income of capital is decreasing. – JZ, 2.7.98. – Already Bastiat commented upon that fact. More and more of the value of the total output is due to capital being invested in machines etc. and less and less to the mere labor input of people using tools and machines or controlling and maintaining automated production equipment. Nevertheless labor is paid an ever-higher share of the income derived from production. The anti-capitalist mentality has managed to ignore this fact for ca. 150 years and speaks still of the exploitation of labor by capital even while, reckoned in such figures, the opposite is actually the case. What would be the earnings of laborers if they had no modern tools, machines and automatic equipment at their disposal? They could find out from the available information on those primitive societies that still exist in some places - without modern tools, machines, power supplies and automation and other facilities that most laborers do today take largely for granted. – JZ, 27.9.08, 16.12.10. – CAPITAL, EARNINGS FOR BOTH

LABOR: The wage earners are no longer people toiling merely for other people’s well-being. ‘They themselves are the main consumers of the products the factories turn out. …” - Ludwig von Mises, Human Action, p.619. – Their ignorance and prejudices in this respect is still comparable to that of slaves and serfs, centuries after slavery and serfdom were abolished. – JZ, 16.12.10. - EXPLOITATION

LABOR: They said: A man’s most sacred property is his labor. It is anterior even to the right of property, for it is the possession of those who own nothing else. Therefore he must be free to make the best use of it he can. The interference of one man with another, of society with is members, of the state with the subject, must be brought down to the lowest dimension.” - LORD ACTON,  Lectures on the French Revolution, ed. by Figgis & Laurence, MacMillan, 1932, p.11, on the pre-revolution French economists. - & PROPERTY

LABOR: To repeat what we’ve already said, labour, skills and knowledge are market commodities. Wages are their price. As market commodities, the laws of economics apply to them in the same way as all other commodities, and similar consequences will result if those natural laws are circumvented by Union mob rule or legislation. …” - John Singleton with Bob Howard, Rip Van Australia, Cassell, Australia, 1977, p.253. - Most “workers” and clerks, etc., have accepted, all too much, the “employer-employee-relationship”, as if there were no rightful and rational alternatives to it. – The more labor is self-managed, and the tools and machines to work with are owned by the workers, or only hired, under individually agreed-upon conditions, the more free and prosperous the laborer will be – and also the consumer. – JZ, 5.6.82, 16.12.10. – Are slave labor camps typical for countries that are somewhat capitalistic or, rather, for State socialist countries? – JZ, 24.1.09. - TREATED LIKE A MERE COMMODITY? THE EMPLOYER-EMPLOYEE RELATIONSHIP

LABOR: Tyranny of labor is no better than tyranny of military or industry.” - Dagobert D. Runes (*), A Dictionary of Thought. – Tyranny, ostensibly on behalf of labor, is still tyranny and often harms even those it is supposed to benefit. – 26.7.92. – If it grants them wages and privileges that a free market would not provide them with, then this is done, usually, at the expense of not or less unionized laborers and that of the general consumers. – JZ, 18.11.07. – (*) By the time I got to the USA, 1990/91 and tried to contact him, he had already died. I strongly recommend his anthologies or compilations. – JZ, 30.8.07. - TYRANNY OF LABOR, UNIONS

LABOR: Under capitalism the value of man’s labor is determined by “the moral meaning of the law of supply and demand” on a free market, “by the voluntary consent of those who are willing to trade to him their work or products in return.” – Ayn Rand, OBJECTIVIST NEWSLETTER, June 1963, p.49. - WAGES, TRADE, CAPITALISM

LABOR: When you work in a modern factory, you are paid, not only for your labor, but for all the productive genius which has made that factory possible; for the work of the industrialist who built it, for the work of the investor who saved the money to risk on the untried, and the new, for the work of the engineer who designed the machines of which you are pushing the levers, for the work of the inventor who created the product which you spend your time on making, for the work of the scientist who discovered the laws that went into the making of that product, for the work of the philosopher who taught men how to think and whom you spend your time denouncing.” – Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged, p.988. - EARNINGS, WAGES & CAPITAL

LABOR: You complain that: “Anyone with only his labor to sell is at an enormous disadvantage that goes far beyond mere envy!” - What are you saying? What disadvantage? Compared to whom? What do you mean by labor? Does ‘labor’ include or exclude knowledge, skill, education, training, know-how, experience? And how about character, mental attitude, diligence, will, determination, perseverance, initiative, intelligence, talent? What about imagination, perspicacity, insight, creativity, prudence, providence, wisdom? Is your labor an entirely physical thing?” – Pyrrho, in THE CONNECTION 120, to Commie Bill. - DISADVANTAGE?

LAISSEZ FAIRE: A powerful case in support of the conclusion that the ‘compassionate state’ undermines the compassion of its citizens, and a laissez faire society, by contrast, creates a social context in which compassion and generosity flourish.” – Nathaniel Branden, in review, LFG catalog, Winter 05, on Tibor Machan, Virtue in Civil Society. - SOCIETY & COMPASSION, VIRTUE & CIVIL SOCIETY, WELFARE STATE

LAISSEZ FAIRE: a wise and frugal government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the is the sum of good government; and this is necessary to choose the circle of our felicities.” - Thomas Jefferson, 1st. Inaugural Address. – Alas, no territorial government of that kind has so far existed. All are merely the greatest robbers in any country and their tax tribute levies, even in democracies and republics, are usually much higher than they were even under absolute monarchs, with all of them levied under the pretence or delusion that they would be for the general good, quite in the interest of the public, “the people”. – JZ, 24.9.13. - FOR WORKERS

LAISSEZ FAIRE: breaking the laws of commerce, which are the laws of nature, and consequently the laws of God”. Governments must not interfere with ‘the great wheel of circulation’ even though it dooms “so many wretches’ to ‘innumerable servile, degrading, unseemly, unmanly, and often most unwholesome and pestiferous occupations’.  - C. B. Macpherson, Individualism, in: The New Palgrave: The Invisible Hand, ed. By John Eatwell, Murray Milgate & Peter Newman, W. W. Norton, 1987/89, p.150, on Edmund Burke, Thoughts and Details on Scarcity (1795). – As if xyz forms of self-management and contracting as well as of security, safety and health at workplaces were quite impossible to achieve. – More and more of the worst kinds of jobs are by now done by machine or robot slaves. - JZ, 24.2.12. – SELF-MANAGEMENT, COOPERATIVES, SECURITY & HEALTH AT THE WORK-PLACE, LABOUR CONDITIONS, STATISM, POLICIES, LEGISLATON, TERRITORIALISM, GOVERNMENTALISM, INTERVENTIONISM, CONTROLS, AUTHORITARIANISM, NATURAL LAW

LAISSEZ FAIRE: Colbert was eager to help fatten the sacrificial victims - and on one historical occasion he asked a group of manufacturers what he could do for industry. A manufacturer named Legendre answered: "Laissez-nous faire!" "Let us alone!" - Apparently, the French businessmen of the 17th century had more courage than their American counterparts of the 20th, and a better understanding of economics. They knew that government "help" to business is just as disastrous as government prosecution, and that the only way a government can be of service to national prosperity is by keeping its hands off.” - Ayn Rand, Let Us Alone! L.A. TIMES, August 5, 1962. , SUBSIDIES, CONTROLS, REGULATIONS, PRIVILEGES, MONOPOLIES, LET US ALONE, HANDS OFF, NONINTERVENTION

LAISSEZ FAIRE: Emma called for a return to the principle of laissez-faire in morals. Let freedom reign, she admonished, and evil thoughts will dissipate …” - Reichert, in Partisans of Freedom, p.401, on Emma Goldman. – As if laissez-faire in morals had ever generally existed before, either in the sphere of sexual morality or in the sphere of individual rights and liberties. And in the latter it certainly finds its limits in the individual rights and liberties of others, who do at least claim some of these rights, quite rightly for themselves and should be free to claim the others as well, once they become aware of them and do appreciate them. As for laissez faire in sexual activities: Pedophile adults do sometimes like sexual activities with minors, children and, sometimes even infants, who can hardly give an informed and responsible consent in these cases. Did not E. G. draw the line there, somewhere? – Did she have only relationships between adults in mind? – And what about laissez-faire in economics? Did she ever stand up for that? Or did she assume that it would be outside of the sphere of morality? – If only the problem of crimes with victims could be as easily solved. Did she expect the victimizers to concede all rights and liberties to their victims? - JZ, 22.10.08. - LAISSEZ-FARE IN MORALS, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

LAISSEZ FAIRE: Even full laissez faire e.g. regarding Free Trade, internally and externally, is not complete without full monetary and financial freedom. We never had that kind of laissez faire economics. Far less did we have laissez faire economics when it comes to the provision of all kinds of social and political services for volunteers, in their personal law communities. BOTH of the two groups mentioned by K. C. do still largely neglect that freedom alternative. – JZ, Facebook, 4.10.12.

LAISSEZ FAIRE: France, in the 17th century, was an absolute monarchy. Her system has been described as "absolutism limited by chaos". The King held total power over everyone's life, work and property - and only the corruption of government officials gave people an unofficial margin of freedom.” - Ayn Rand, Let Us Alone! L.A. TIMES, August 5, 1962. - LET US ALONE, POWER, CORRUPTION, FREEDOM

LAISSEZ FAIRE: Government never furthered any enterprise but by the alacrity with which it got out of its way.” – Henry David Thoreau - They constitute quite unjustified and unnecessary "services". We could and should be free to produce and choose, pay for and consume the kinds of services that we do really want and are willing to pay for. Let us get rid, altogether, of territorial governments, with compulsory membership and subordination. Even the greatest traditional wisdom on record should be critically examined and either refuted or proven anew and extended if possible. – Governments promote and subsidize and support through legalized monopolies, tax concessions and licensing, patents and copyrights many “enterprises” quite wrongfully, at the expense of the taxpayers, consumers and entrepreneurs, who otherwise would be free to offer their services. – JZ, 22. 11. 06, 24.1.09. - LAISSEZ PASSER. LET PEOPLE PRODUCE & LET PEOPLE CHOOSE AND EXCHANGE, EVEN FOR SO-CALLED GOVERNMENT SERVICES, CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY IN ALL SPHERES, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM

LAISSEZ FAIRE: If one rejects laissez faire on account of man’s fallibility and moral weakness, one must for the same reason also reject every kind of government action. – Ludwig von Mises, quoted on Facebook, 20.7.12, by Stefano Miatto shared Capitalism Institute's photo. As well quoted by Philip Benais on Facebook, 9.4.12. - by Nizam Ahmad sharing Young Americans for Liberty's photo. – Facebook, 27.1.13. - One can also favor, like I do, laissez faire when it comes to exterritorially autonomous governments, societies and communities - all for volunteers only. They are libertarian in their way, just as e.g. socialist or communist utopian colonies or intentional communities of volunteers are and monasteries and nunneries. We should not oppose voluntary victimhood, especially seeing that statists do still by far outnumber us. Since they come in xyz factions, upon that program they could even become our allies against all territorial States and their governments. – To each his own utopia, as long as he is satisfied with it! - JZ, 9.4.12. - & GOVERNMENT, MAN, HUMAN NATURE, FALLIBILITY OF HUMANS, LEADERSHIP, RULERS

LAISSEZ FAIRE: It is not the policy of the government in America to give aid to works of any kind. They let things take their natural course without help or impediment, which is generally the best policy.” – Thomas Jefferson, Letter to Thomas Digges, 1788. - GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE OR AID, SUBSIDIES, WELFARE STATE

LAISSEZ FAIRE: It would be absurd for an atheist to say: Laissez faire! Leave it to chance! (*) But we, who are believers, have the right to cry: Laissez passer! Let God's order and justice prevail! Let human initiative, the marvelous and unfailing transmitter of all man's motive power, function freely! And freedom, thus understood, is no longer an anarchistic deification of individualism; what we worship, above and beyond man's activity, is God directing all.” (**) – Bastiat, in G. C. Roche III, Frederic Bastiat, A Man Alone, p.208. – As if the “laissez-faire” appeal were a prayer to a God rather than to an appeal to a secular government! – JZ, 16.12.10. - (*) By now there are, probably, more rational and moral atheists in favor of genuine laissez-faire, rather than the straw-man or misunderstanding that even Bastiat puts up here: Leave it to chance! What he really meant was: Leave it to the competitive creative efforts of free individuals. That is more than buying a lot in a lottery, hoping to win. It is an almost safe bet or gamble that among men, who are free enough, there will be some who are able and willing to provide wanted solutions, which, as a rule, one cannot expect to get from territorial rulers. - (**) Count me out! – Laissez-faire economics, politics and social relations are rather based on the assumption the free people will do better for themselves, in the long run, through their own individual choices, than under the “direction” by a God or the “dictocracy” of any territorial government. – Perhaps, without his remaining religious faith, Bastiat would have become more influential than Marx and Bakunin were. – To those still believing in a God, he spoke and wrote in vain about economics, for these faithful rather believed in charity. To those atheists, still believing in government, he also spoke and wrote in vain because, mostly, they had no interest in genuine economics and rather believed in central planning and direction by a government. And to anarchists he also spoke and wrote largely in vain, to the extent that they, too, subscribed, mainly, only to primitive or quite false notions on economics. - JZ, 28.11.07. - ATHEISM & GOD, BASTIAT, STATE, ANARCHISM, GOVERNMENT

LAISSEZ FAIRE: Laissez Faire as a gospel does not mean leave monopoly alone, it means leave natural rights alone.” – Francis Neilson, The Old Freedom, p.105. – ANTI-MONOPOLISM VS. ALL MONOPOLIES, NATURAL RIGHTS & NATURAL LAW, INDIVDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

LAISSEZ FAIRE: Laissez faire in religion, arts, science, technology and private lifestyles ought to be supplemented by laissez faire in politics, economics and social experimentation – but only for all volunteer communities and under their own personal laws and at their own risk and expense. Then no one has any right to do more than verbally criticize them - if he disagrees with them and yet does not want to set a counter-example. Naturally, he should also be free to try to compete those out of business, whom he does disagree with. – JZ, 29.12.96, 9.1.99, 24.9.13. - PANARCHISM

LAISSEZ FAIRE: Laissez Faire is not about privatizing the State. It is about abolishing the State, REPLACING it with market means and instruments for justice and protection. This may seem like the same thing, but it is not. Privatizing the State would mean keeping the structures, institutions and functions of the State." (10/02) - Per Bylund on laissez faire anarchism." -, - Abolishing the territorial monopoly, collectivism and coercion of all States would be good enough. Its voluntary victims still desserve and need its consequences, to finally learn from them. – JZ, 15.5.13. - ANARCHISM, PRIVATIZATION MARKET INSTITUTIONS VS. STATE

LAISSEZ FAIRE: Laissez faire rights and liberties among capitalists, individualists, libertarians, anarchists, free marketeers etc., but also „laissez faire“ for State socialists, „civil“ rights and liberties and „welfare“ States among their supporters. „To each his own!“ No system to be imposed upon any peaceful individuals or groups. All organizations and systems, constitutions, laws, jurisdictions and administrations to be voluntarily and individually chosen ones. No other general system is free, just, peaceful, enlightened, tolerant and progressive enough. Experimental freedom and freedom of action in all spheres for all people! That does automatically exclude any oppressive, aggressive and mass murderous actions and organizations and even preparations for them. Especially, any territorial monopolies that got beyond private or cooperative properties. - JZ, 27.1.05, 24.9.13.

LAISSEZ FAIRE: Laissez Faire, based on sufficient knowledge on how to make the best use of monetary freedom, has never existed. There never was a genuinely -free market for all private exchange media and value standards. Thus free market exchanges were never as free as they could and should have been. - JZ, n.d. - WITH & WITHOUT MONETARY FREEDOM, FREE MARKET, FREE EXCHANGE, FREE ENTERPRISE, FREE BANKING

LAISSEZ FAIRE: Laissez faire, especially in money and government. Let anyone issue, accept or refuse any kind of money and let anyone establish, join or secede from any government, even from any free society. To each his own, even regarding competing monies and governments. That is nothing but a basic liberty demanded by individual rights and liberties, by basic justice and by the preconditions for a lasting peace and prosperity. – JZ, 8. 4. 96, 9.1.99. - IN MONEY & GOVERNMENT

LAISSEZ FAIRE: Laissez faire, laissez passer” ... in the meaning of: Let people produce and let them exchange! is also, as de Puydt stressed in his classical article on panarchism, a fundamental principle of panarchism - but is applied by panarchism much more widely than it commonly was, supposedly, applied in the 19th century. At best we have had it only partly applied in economics in the 19th century. Even when it comes to Free Trade, taxes, protectionism and monetary despotism were still rampant. – JZ, n.d. & 24.1.09, 16.12.10. - LAISSEZ FAIRE, LAISSEZ PASSER

LAISSEZ FAIRE: Laissez faire, laissez passer”: let people produce and let them exchange - even so-called government services. – JZ, n.d.

LAISSEZ FAIRE: Laissez-Faire was an effort to remember the forgotten man. “This admirable system” as Condorcet put it, “so simple in its principles, which considers unrestricted liberty as the surest encouragement to commerce and industry … “ – William F. Russell, Liberty and Equality, p.119.

LAISSEZ FAIRE: Laissez-nous faire, laissez-nous passer. Le monde va de lui meme. (Let us do, leave us alone. The world runs by itself.) - French Saying, quoted by Nizam Ahmad sharing Bastiat Institute's photo. – Facebook, 11.4.13.

LAISSEZ FAIRE: Let every man mind his own business.” - Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote, pt. I, III, 8, 157. - FREE ENTERPRISE, MYOB, NONINTERFERENCE

LAISSEZ FAIRE: Let it be, let it pass!” – Sudha Shenoy, 24.7.04, ISIL conference Rotarua. – A better translation, not leading to as many misunderstandings: “Let people produce, let people exchange.” – Should one leave also violent criminals, thieves , con-men and fraudsters alone and their victims also? – JZ, 16.12.10 - LAISSEZ FAIRE, LAISSEZ PASSER,

LAISSEZ FAIRE: Let the voting, on: "who is to dominate whom?" be replaced by individual declarations on who wants to secede and federate and let these people go ahead, at their own expense and risk, using internally any voting system that pleases them. - JZ 10/72, 2.4.89. - & VOTING, PERSONAL LAW, SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, DOING THE OWN THINGS

LAISSEZ FAIRE: Libertarians believe that the substitution of a completely laissez faire economic system for the political system of government intervention would largely eliminate the problem of power in society." - David Osterfeld, "THE FREEMAN", Dec. 76. - The Free Market and the "Tyranny of Wealth", first sentence. - It is not enough to introduce laissez faire only into economics, nor satisfactory for all, if it is introduced even for the enemies of laissez faire in economics. Laissez faire must be introduced in political and social affairs, too, so much so, that even its enemies become free to organize among their own volunteers, internally, exterritorially and autonomously, political and social arrangements that are different from or even quite contrary to anarchist, libertarian and free market ideals. Then the problem of power would remain - but it would be confined to those powers which individuals granted certain people over themselves. - JZ, 9.1.93. - & POLITICAL POWER, TERRITORIALISM, PANARCHISM

LAISSEZ FAIRE: No man shall be questioned, or molested or put to answer for anything but wherein he materially violates the person, goods or good name of another.” – John Lilburn. – Is one’s good name really a kind of property one is entitled to, like any material property that one owns? Does one have a right to a good and honest opinion by others regarding oneself? – JZ, 14.11.07. – Among the ideas that my father collected in his attempt to establish an Ideas Archive was also a public reputations file, in which people were free to enter their opinions on the character and actions of certain people, pro and con, a file open to the public and, naturally, to the press, where the slandered person and his friends and family could also defend him. – Electronically conducted, such a file could now be open to the world. – Details on those, who slander others could and should also be entered there. – JZ, 24.1.09. - LIBEL LAWS, LIBEL SUITS, LAISSEZ PASSER, REPUTATION, GOOD NAME, , Q.

LAISSEZ FAIRE: This government never of itself furthered any enterprise, but by the alacrity with which it got out of its way. It does not keep the country free. It does not settle the West. It does not educate. The character inherent in the American people has done all that has been accomplished; and it would have done somewhat more, if the government had not sometimes got in its way. For government is an expedient by which men would fain succeed in letting one another alone; and, as has been said, when it is most expedient, the governed are most let alone by it.” - Henry David Thoreau. - ECONOMIC FREEDOM, LIMITED GOVERNMENT, VOLUNTARISM, SELF-HELP, STATISM, GOVERNMENTALISM, TERRITORIALISM

LAISSEZ FAIRE: Under laissez faire peaceful coexistence of a multitude of sovereign nations is possible. Under government control of business it is impossible." – Ludwig von Mises, in Human Action, Human Action [1949]. - Alas, Mises considered it only as applicable to economics, not to politics. Under laissez faire for politics, i.e. on an exterritorial and personal law basis for volunteer communities, a peaceful coexistence of a multitude of autonomous societies would be possible within nations and on a world-wide scale. Laissez faire, as P. E. De Puydt has shown, back in 1860, requires individual secessionism and exterritorial autonomy of volunteer communities to become complete. Then and thereby the peaceful coexistence option would become almost obvious, because it would be daily practised in front of everybody's eyes, by consenting adults, all peacefully doing their own thing - and too busy with that to be able or willing to meddle with the affairs of others and largely disabled from doing so, in case they were still intent upon trying to meddle. - JZ, 1.8.92, 9.1.93, 16.12.10. – Obviously, here he considered only laissez-faire economics, not laissez-faire for whole economic, political and social systems, all only under personal law or exterritorial autonomy, i.e., he ignored here individual sovereignty, individual secessionism and their results, under this full laissez faire in all spheres, all only for volunteers and within the limits set by the individual rights and liberties of others, to the extent that they are claimed by them. – His view on monetary freedom options and on “limited” governments were, alas, similarly limited. – He should not be revered like a prophet but just as a great pioneer, in spite of his remaining errors, false assumptions and conclusions and all of these should be made easily accessible, together with their best refutations, together with his work. His followers should not simply stop at his level of thinking. I think he would have wished us to follow him only in his truths, not in his errors. To err is human and at least on some points he was fallible, too. - JZ, 12.10.12. – MISES, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW ASSOCIATIONS, FREEDOM OF CONTRACT, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY ASSOCIATIONISM, POLYARCHISM, VS. NATIONAL TERRITORIAL MONOPOLISM & COMPULSION, NATIONAL SOVEREIGNTY, FREE TRADE VS. PROTECTIONISM, PEACEFUL COEXISTENCE, PANARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM

LAISSEZ FAIRE: When a factory discharges a great quantity of sulfur dioxide molecules that enter someone’s lungs and cause pulmonary edema, the factory owners have aggressed against him as much as if they had broken his leg. This point must be emphasized because it is vital to the libertarian laissez-faire position. A laissez-faire polluter is a contradiction in terms and must be identified as such. A libertarian society would be a full-liability society, where everyone is fully responsible for his actions and any harmful consequences they might cause. Only then will the market mechanism operate with prices that include the full costs of all products – there will be no externalities to pass on to innocent third parties.” – Robert Poole, Jr., in “Outside Looking In”, p. 253. - LIABILITY, RESPONSIBILITY, POLLUTION, EXTERNALITIES & PROPERTY, LIBERTARIANISM

LAND MONOPOLY: All men being equal by natural right, none can have any right to encroach on another’s equal right. Hence no man can appropriate any part of the common means of subsistence – that is to say, the land or anything, which the land produces (*) – without the unanimous consent of all other men. (**) Under any other circumstances, property (***) is usurpation.” – Prof. Huxley, NINETEENTH CENTURY, Jan. 1890, summarizing Rousseau. - - (*) Usually a prolonged labor and capital input is required. Most lands and even forest lands need cultivation for optimal economic use. (**) All other men on Earth or, at most, those of his neighborhood? – (***) land. - JZ, 13.11.07. -  – Compare the “open cooperative” proposal by Theodor Hertzka.

LAND MONOPOLY: As long as there are millions of real estate and agricultural properties for sale, that one could buy, on terms, as an individual or as cooperators or as  one of a number of partners, one should not speak or write about a “land monopoly”. – JZ, 10.8.05, 29.11.07. – Land productively used should be able to cover its purchase price within a few years. – JZ, 16.12.10. -

LAND MONOPOLY: At least with agricultural land hardly any monopoly profits can be made any more. Often they do return no profits from the labor and capital invested. Crops were lost to natural causes or willfully destroyed because the harvests were too abundant and could not be fully sold. Areas under cultivation were often restricted by quotas per producer. Producers were often subsidized. Sometimes not to grow crops. “Pitt Street farmers” used their agricultural losses to reduce their tax burdens. – Almost every farmer complains about too much competition in his sphere. What “monopoly” power would be left in that sphere under fully free market conditions? – JZ, 14.11.07. -

LAND MONOPOLY: But an immense number are mere wage laborers. Much the larger portion of these have been reduced to the condition of wage laborers, by the monopoly of land, which mere bands of robbers have succeeded to securing for themselves by military power. (*) This is the condition of nearly all the Asiatics, and of probably one half the Europeans. But in those portions of Europe and the United States, where manufactures have been most extensively introduced, and where, by science and machinery, great wealth has been created, the laborers have been kept in the condition of wage laborers, principally, if not wholly, by the monopoly of money. This monopoly, established in all these manufacturing countries, has made it impossible for the manufacturing laborers to hire the money capital that was necessary to enable them to do business for themselves; and has consequently compelled them to sell their labor to the monopolists of money, for just such prices as these latter should choose to give.” – Lysander Spooner, Letter to Grover Cleveland, Works I, 47. - (*) 1.) In the developed countries and in the under-developed countries – how much or how little of the agricultural land is actually still in the hands of the robber barons or the large land grand receivers of royalties? - 2.) Even under the rule of monopoly money: factories and businesses change hands all the time, often on long term credits and the repayments come largely out of the future returns of these acquisitions. Laborers have simply not shown enough initiative to band together, all employees of an enterprise, in a partnership or coop and to make a take-over bid, using industrial or agricultural bonds as their means of payment. By working for themselves they could achieve higher returns from an enterprise, enough to repay this long-term debt in installments, including interest, within a few years. This acquisition would be even easier for them if they could repay their debts with assignments upon their own output, under full monetary freedom, which would also serve to make the sales of the enterprises they work in much easier and more certain. Alas, they cared neither for their monetary freedom options nor for their financial options on a free capital market and did not ponder their self-management options, either. It is so much easier to blame a supposed monopolist. Well, in the U.S. alone there are at least 10 million and possibly even 20 million “capitalist” monopolists. Instead of striving to become capitalists most employees have relied on labor legislation and union monopolies and anti-industrial actions of their trade unions – and remained ignorant of economics and disinterested in it – and, thus, relatively poor. – JZ, 13.11.07. - & MONEY, MONTARY DESPOTISM INSTEAD OF MONETARY FREEDOM, MONOPOLY, PURCHASE OF ENTERPRISES BY EMPLOYEES, ENTERPRISE, INITIATIVE, ASSOCIATIONISM, USING STILL LEGAL MARKET OPTIONS, LABORERS, WORKERS, CAPITALIST METHODS TO BECOME CAPITAL OWNERS, COOPERATIVES, PARTNERSHIPS, SELF-MANAGEMENT, MONETARY FREEDOM

LAND MONOPOLY: But independent of the difficulty of separating what is artificial from what is natural, in the soil, if it were true that what is produced by nature cannot be owned by the individual, then there is another reason why the crop cannot be owned by the individual - for the solid part of the crop draws a larger part of its bulk from the air than it does from the soil, and therefore it is plain that if the soil cannot belong to the individual, because it is a natural product, neither can the crop belong to the individual, seeing that the larger part of it (the carbon element) is purely a natural product.” (*) - Auberon Herbert, A Voluntaryist Appeal. - (*) The same could be said of the water contents of our food and the energy input to it from the sun. - JZ, 24.1.02. And yet such "unearned values" are freely traded and not taxed away by a special tax, supposedly justified, like the Georgists assert their "single tax" upon land would be. Or would Georgists assert that their tax on land does embody a just tax on rain, air and sunshine? - If there is not yet enough competition among food producers then just let us make sure that more free competition will be provided, in this sphere as well. - JZ, 9.2.02. - LAND REFORM, LANDED PROPERTY, HENRY GEORGE, SINGLE TAX

LAND MONOPOLY: Buy land, they’ve stopped making it.” – Ascribed to Mark Twain. – Actually, to some extent land is still being produced, usually at the expense of waterways or by draining swamps or creating artificial islands or building terraces on mountain slopes. Multi-storey buildings and underground ones do also provide additional firm surfaces and living space. – JZ, 13.11.07, 24.1.09. – So do old mining tunnels, used for mushroom farms. – JZ, 16.12.10.

LAND MONOPOLY: Equality does not permit property in land. For if one portion of the earth’s surface may justly become the possession of an individual, held for his sole use and benefit, as a thing to which he has the exclusive right, then other portions of its surface may be so held, and our planet must then lapse into private hands. It follows that the landowners have a valid right to its surface, all who are not landowners have no right at all to its surface.” – Herbert Spencer, Social Statics. – I hold that the most wrongful and harmful land monopoly is that claimed by territorial States. – JZ, 13.11.07. – In developed countries only a tiny percentage of the population still depends upon directly using the land agriculturally for their survival. – JZ, 24.1.09. – If that could make them rich, they would be. – JZ, 24.9.13. - TERRITORIALISM

LAND MONOPOLY: How can a man be said to have a country when he has no right to a square inch of soil?” – Henry George, Social Problems, II, 1884. - Firstly, most people do not want to work in agriculture, at least not today. – (Up to 90% do already live in cities! – JZ, 16.12.10.) Secondly: Are there really many people in the USA, who could not buy some square inches of soil or some square feet or square meters or even some acres, in some areas? Did not millions of them do so and many still do so every day? As for square inches of soil: They can easily acquire these, by the bag, for their flower-pots. –– Moreover, can a man really love a whole country, and all its population, including e.g. its sewage plants and its criminals? - If one has a good enough case then one should not exaggerate it. Nor is a bad case improved by exaggeration. - JZ, 14.11.07, 16.12.10. -

LAND MONOPOLY: How effective is the land monopoly for the agricultural use of land, of sunshine and of rain on it, when they result in a 20 kg. bag of carrots being offered for $ 2 and a bunch of spinach for 39 cents? – JZ, 18.7.87. – Q. – The worst and real land monopoly is that of all territorial States. And yet it remains one of the least criticized ones. – JZ, 15.5.13. – TERRITORIALISM, NATIONALISM, STATISM

LAND MONOPOLY: How many “monopolists” of this type exist (and compete with each other) e.g. in Germany and in Australia, and, internationally, via international trade? Are any other types of enterprises, usually not considered to be monopolistic, more numerous? Conclusion: Land isn’t much of a monopoly or many other enterprises are much more monopolistic, e.g. the central banks and territorial governments. – JZ, 11.2.84, 16.12.10. - Consider also that in developed countries most people fled the land. The agriculturalists are no longer the richest people. More than half the population of the world lives now in cities – in spite of the higher land prices there, and in some States 90% of the population lives in their cities and there are also city States in which all their population lives in a city: Hong Kong and Singapore, for instance. – JZ, 13.11.07. -

LAND MONOPOLY: In Antarctica, no one can own land. No one country or organization can exploit the continent’s natural resources, without the consent of every other country. No one can claim to own those resources, or take them and sell them to other people, so that some profit from them while others pay for their use. - Kim Stanley Robinson, Red Mars, Harper Collins Publishers, 1996, p.110. – The method, which he criticizes, is the one that would let all people in the world benefit from it. A whole continent cannot be efficiently and rightfully administered and used by one nation or even a world government. The better approach to the land problem will turn out to be the “open cooperative” as recommended by Theodor Hertzka and others. It will retain the benefits of small-scale enterprises using natural resources and also the genuine public interest of all those, showing interest in these resources. – That will come to be proven, I predict, once the first free experiments among volunteers do practise this system of land use and it becomes sufficiently published and discussed. - JZ, 6.3.12. – ANTARCTICA, LAND OWNERSHIP, TERRITORIALISM, WORLD GOVERNMENT, INTERNATIONALIZATION, OPEN COOPERATIVES, SOCIALIZATION OF A LIBERTARIAN KIND.

LAND MONOPOLY: In the absence of inflation, taxation, protectionism, immigration restrictions, compulsory zoning, financial despotism, price controls, compulsory licensing and building and development regulations and under full monetary and financial freedom the “land monopoly” would become much less significant than it is according to the opinions of some land reformers. The present land holders would be out of most of their present difficulties and would be in real international competition with each other and bid competitively, with their produce, either raw or cooperatively preserved by them, for what the landless people have to offer them in exchange in form of their exchange media, with which they could then buy their products, even certain foods, which they prefer to eat. Apart from natural catastrophes their sales would be assured. Those not owning land, but able and willing to manage it properly, would be able to acquire it under mutually satisfactory terms. The remaining “monopoly” for agricultural use of land (by a small minority in developed countries, most having moved to better paying occupations) could be overcome via agricultural coops purchasing land for their kind of economic usage of it. If they are very principled people, they would turn their coops into “open coops”. To these the “monopoly” charge could certainly no longer be applied. – JZ, 6.6.82, 13.11.07. - COMPULSORY ZONING ETC., SALES DIFFICULTIES OVERCOME BY MONETARY FREEDOM, OPEN COOPERATIVES, HERTZKA & BECKERATH TYPES

LAND MONOPOLY: Investment in shares is an investment in industry whereas investment in land is an investment against industry.”- Dr. H.G. Pearce, GOOD GOVERNMENT, 4/75. - Land prices have often been driven so high that only those, who can make very efficient economic use of it can afford to purchase it. In other words, the most industrious do tend to become and remain land-owners, contrary to Dr. Pearce’s assertion. – JZ, 13.11.07. – However, buying and holding land without using it, for long periods, in the hope or expectation that then its market value would rise so much that one could then sell it at a high profit, is a monopolistic action that could and should be discouraged, e.g. by transforming it into an open coop. It would still respect what the buyer had invested but would rapidly open it up for economic use. – Competing land reform systems, all practised by volunteers, would make different arrangements. Should all of them fully respect private landed property used not economically but merely for speculative purposes, waiting for higher prices due to a larger population? - JZ, 2.1.09.

LAND MONOPOLY: 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, 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. – (*) Or even to acquire it through purchase from them. – JZ, 24.9.13. - LAND TENURE, NATIONAL LAND TENURE, TERRITORIALISM

LAND MONOPOLY: It is, rather, a wide-spread oligopoly, one that requires territorial protectionism to make it somewhat effective as a monopoly towards fellow countrymen. Under Free Trade, Free banking and Free Migration and freedom for the purchase and sale of land, its oligopolistic character almost disappears and the landowners of the world will compete with each other for customers and tenants or buyers. What remains is merely a high entrance fee for the landless. However, by really economic use of land that entry fee can mostly be recovered relatively fast. Land is all the time bought and sold at competitive prices under mutually acceptable terms. Even some new land is artificially created, at a price. Once space is opened up, then more land might become accessible than can be used by us within centuries to thousands of years. The phenomena of UFOs, in the few reliably reported cases, indicate that space travel is possible. – JZ, 23.10.07, 6.12.10.

LAND MONOPOLY: No man should be allowed to own any land that he does not use.” – Robert G. Ingersoll, quoted in Seldes, The Great Quotations, p.559. – Except e.g. building blocks for buildings within a reasonable period. – JZ, n.d. – And if somebody does not use the land around his house otherwise than for lawns, should this land then be expropriated, so that we end up with wall to wall housing only? It is easy to put up a doctrine in this sphere but not so easy to defend it against all criticism. – Leave it to free competition, in this sphere as well, to finally develop an ideal land tenure system that would satisfy all people. – This could be done e.g. via panarchies. - JZ, 13.11.07.

LAND MONOPOLY: One does not sell the earth upon which the people walk.” - Crazy Horse (Ta-Sunko-Witko), Oglala Sioux leader – I read recently with interest that at least in Scandinavian countries and under rather liberal conditions (e.g. at least 70 meters away from houses) and without destroying crops etc., one is still free to camp, preserving to this extent still an old and nomadic Viking tradition. Otherwise, with property rights strictly upheld, one is confined or penned in by fencing along the road and cannot even go, legally, mushroom picking on the paddocks, far less put up a tent there for a night. In some respects property rights are not enforced at all but rather legally largely ignored, e.g. through taxes, and in other respects they are exaggerated, by absolute “no trespassing” notions on private property and by national borders against goods, services, people and currencies. It must be admitted, though, that our statist school system turns out too many barbarians and vandals, who e.g. shoot at road signs, sheep and cattle, when they find no other targets that they like more. Shoplifting is still so common that electronic preventive measures had to be taken. When the “law and order” institutions do not respect property rights, what can one expect from most of their subjects? – JZ, n.d. – Or can property rights only be preserved by digitally marking all property and all people? I prefer their enlightenment on all individual rights and liberties. Once this is achieved, crime will be greatly reduced. At presents governments set the greatest example for theft and robbery, have even legalized it in their case. – JZ, 24.9.13.

LAND MONOPOLY: The average man’s “prison” is the public road – with fences, locked gates and even guards all around. – JZ, 30.1.79.

LAND MONOPOLY: The first man who, having enclosed a piece of ground, bethought himself of saying this is mine, and found people simple enough to believe him, was the real founder of civil society. From how many crimes, wars and murders, from how many horrors and misfortunes might not anyone have saved mankind, by pulling up the stakes, or filling up the ditch, and crying to his fellows, ‘Beware of listening to this impostor; you are undone if you once forget that the fruits of the earth belong to us all, and the earth itself to nobody.” – J. J. Rousseau: A Discourse on the Origin of Inequality, 1754. – Fruits belong to all? Growing e.g. good fruit in quantities is usually neither easy nor cheap. And should anyone be allowed to simply help himself to the fruits of his neighbors? While the Statist, royal, feudalist etc. land distribution was certainly wrong, that does not make all private possession of land wrong. Numerous different land title or land use systems have so far been tried and proposed. Only a peaceful and panarchic competition between all of them would have a good chance to determine which system is the best one, at least under certain conditions, determined by location and climate. The land title and land usage regulation by territorial States was certainly not always optimal. No alternative system has so far been generally agreed upon. Thus let experimental freedom of volunteers decide this issue. The volunteers would have to acquire the land titles for their experiments on a free market for land, if they want to spare themselves the bloodshed and other costs of a civil war. – JZ, 13.11.07, 14.1.08. 

LAND MONOPOLY: The land is no man’s inheritance; none shall posses it as property.” – Tertullian, Apology, p.39. – In George Seldes, The Great Quotation. – Land is usually much better used in private hands than in public hands. Whoever holds no property title to it has also no interest in improving it further. – Unless he has a really long-term lease contract. - JZ, 13.11.07. -

LAND MONOPOLY: The political “ownership” of land, on the scale of whole countries and their populations – is the worst crime of all. – JZ, 7.12.73. – It is also the precondition for all the other crimes committed by officials without the individual consent of all of their subjects. – JZ, 21.11.07. - COUNTRIES, TERRITORIALISM, POLITICAL ORGANIZATION, STATES

LAND MONOPOLY: The special place that landed property has among other property, either as genuine and natural property or as a privilege and monopoly and the various zealously represented theories on "the ideal and only right" land tenure system, helped to muddle the situation for most anarchists, beyond their other opposition to "property" or "capitalism". If any State did represent, inseparably, a single and completely wrong land tenure system, then that State, naturally, ought to be abolished, in order to get rid of that land tenure system. So they thought. - The fact that many of the somewhat liberal States permitted extensive experimentation with landownership and land-use by various ideological groups, was often conveniently overlooked by the zealots. Even my father, although he was a panarchist and subscribed to the open cooperative system, had failed to apply this possibility to the land problem. His favorite land reform scheme, according to him, is to be universally realized - with no chance for dissenters to realize their own among themselves. See his "Manifesto for Freedom and Peace". And so do most Georgists "think". Their "single tax" scheme is to be applied to all, believers and dissenters alike - as supposedly the only just one. (In spite of at least 2 practical Georgist experiments having been undertaken by volunteers and having demonstrated, in however limited form, the possibility of competing land tenure systems.) - Moreover, most land-reformers opposed to the private "land monopoly" have turned a blind eye to the most dangerous land monopoly, the large-scale collectivist one, the land tenure of nations and nation states, of "territories" - that now constitute nuclear targets. – JZ, n.d. - ANARCHISM & PANARCHISM, TERRITORIALISM, NATIONAL LAND MONOPOLY

LAND MONOPOLY: The truth is, and from this truth there can be no escape, that there is and can be no just title to an exclusive possession of the soil, and that private property in land is a bold, bare, enormous wrong, like that of chattel slavery.” – Henry George, Progress and Poverty, 1879. - Are farmers, graziers, market gardeners, foresters etc. really the equivalents to slave owners? – Hasn’t state socialism regarding land led to even greater wrongs and harm? - JZ, 13.11.07. 

LAND MONOPOLY: Theodor Hertzka’s system of “open cooperatives” allows everyone to claim his share – if he wants to – in the unimproved value of any natural resource monopoly, without any bureaucratic intervention or ownership. He could join it and vote in it but would get a monetary return only according to his labor and capital input. – JZ, 9/75, 21.11.07. – A genuine public opinion and public interest could thus be freely expressed by individuals and their involvement in an “open cooperative”. If a group of fanatic interventionists tried to take over such a coop, it would be backed up by all the non-interventionists thereupon out-voting the interventionists. – Naturally this freedom system, too, must be accompanied by sufficient enlightenment and publicity. – Hertzka wrote two important books on the subject: “Freeland” and “Travel to Freeland”. Alas, I can so far offer them only on microfiche. – They, too, ought to become scanned in, including all writings of the movement that Hertzka had started in favor of open cooperatives. - JZ, 24.1.09. - OPEN COOPERATIVES

LAND MONOPOLY: Whenever there is, in any country, uncultivated (*) land and unemployed poor, it is clear that the laws of property have been so far extended as to violate natural right.” - Thomas Jefferson, Letter to James Madison, 1785. – (*) Obviously, he meant only uncultivated agricultural land and would not have wanted steep mountains, deserts or forests, parks or nature reserves to be farmed, particularly not today, in a country like the U.S.A., where a mere 2 % of the population working agriculturally produce already more than they and the rest of the 300 million population of the U.S.A. can eat. Unemployment has other causes than lack of access to land. – Especially e.g. for watchmakers and computer specialists, painters, metal workers etc., for hundred-thousands of different professions, trades and jobs. - JZ, 29.11.07. - & UNEMPLOYMENT,

LAND MONOPOLY: Whoever owns only land and has no special skills and knowledge that are useful for its management or marketable otherwise, will, under normal conditions, be fast enough divested of his land, with it coming peacefully and rightfully, by outright purchases, with cash or on terms, into the possession of people who can and will make much better use of it. Such prior owners will also largely waste the purchase price received for their land and will not play any large economic role for long, unless they are wise enough to hire very good and honest managers. (If they don’t waste the proceeds, then their heirs are likely to do it for them.) Over a period the landless could give them, so to speak, a “golden handshake”, acquire the land, use it properly and say to themselves: Good riddance! – JZ, 9.1.06. – When agriculturally used land employs only 2 to 4 % of the population, as in the USA, then there is not much left of the “land-monopoly” power. – JZ, 19.10.07.

LAND OF THE FREE & BRAVE: This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.” – Unknown. - Where, when and for how long did this ever happen? - JZ, 24. 11. 06. – Just a few liberties, nation-wide respected, do not yet make a free country or a free population. – JZ, 14.1.08. – As a single territorial nation it is never the land of the free and brave only. – TERRITORIALISM, VS. VOLUNTARISM & EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY

LAND REFORM: Any attempt to introduce any land reform on an involuntary basis is like a declaration of civil war against all those not agreeing with this particular land reform. Thus anyone, who loves peace, rights and freedom, ought to ponder the tolerant and voluntaristic introduction of the kind of land reforms that he favors. – JZ, 9.11.92. - CIVIL WAR THREAT

LAND REFORM: Full freedom of contract for all land reform options, according to their principles and assumptions, all only for volunteers and always at their expense and risk. Land for this purpose can always be peacefully purchased on terms, at least by groups that are large enough and in favor of one or the other land reform scheme. Also under suitable terms, with stable value clauses and free choice of means of payment and repayment. All of these experiments of volunteers should be independent of territorial laws and jurisdiction. Freedom to experiment in this sphere as well. But not on the basis of simple occupation of existing land, without agreed-upon and prior indemnification or a free purchase price for the current owner. – JZ, 3.8.90, 14.11.07.

LAND REFORM: If 'everybody' is the true heir, then does not the soil of the world belong to all the races taken collectively, and not to the particular nations, which happen at any given moment to possess particular bits? If this principle, 'the soil belongs to everybody', were true, it must be interpreted in its widest and most logical sense; and in this case the Russian peasant or Chinaman may rightly claim a re-distribution of the world's soil in his favor.” - Auberon Herbert, A Voluntaryist Appeal. – Why not include real aliens as well, from somewhere in space? – JZ, 14.1.08. 

LAND REFORM: If monetary and financial freedom had been fully realized and this early enough, then the modern land reform movement would hardly have arisen. For then agricultural and other users of land could have become proprietors of the real estate or agricultural land that they need, easily enough, either by outright purchases with alternative and earned sound means of payment or on a credit basis under bearable conditions, repayable, over a period, out of the proceeds of the proper economic usage of the land involved. – JZ, 9.1.96. - LAND REFORM & MONETARY & FINANCIAL FREEDOM

LAND REFORM: Is it to be dependent upon persuasion or force or law or upon quite voluntary agreements, based upon mutual benefits? – JZ, 9.11.92, 14.11.07.

LAND REFORM: People who know, claim and realize their monetary and financial freedom could easily come to mutually attractive purchase terms for all the land they want and can productively use, without running afterwards into sales and financial difficulties. – JZ, 28.11.92. . - LAND REFORM & MONETARY & FINANCIAL FREEDOM

LAND REFORM: When no uniform land tenure system is territorially imposed, then diverse land reform systems can be tolerantly practised at the expense of their supporters. But the land so used must be rightfully acquired under present conditions. – See especially PEACE PLANS No.5. JZ, n.d. - UNDER PANARCHISM

LAND RIGHTS: 14 % of the land of Australia is in the hands of Aborigines already (*), who, even with their people of mixed blood, form only a small percentage of the population, probably around 1 %. In total, areas, which come to the size of Queensland are claimed by them. For their small numbers Aboriginals already own too much of Australia. And most of this was granted to them free of charge, rather than purchased. By 1976 there were only about 160 000 Aborigines in Australia. Estimate of their population before the white occupation: 300 000. Now there may be around 200 000. They were greatly diminished in numbers mainly by sicknesses introduced by the immigrants and ca. 20 000 were killed in violent clashes. – To keep this in perspective: How many white people have killed each other in violent clashes, between governments, in Europe alone, during the last 200 years? As many and more than 20 000 were often killed in a single battle, without any racial hatred being involved. - Possibly the former population of Aborigines had also driven out prior occupants. – How often, even during the limited time of recorded history, were countries conquered and their populations decimated by the conquering people of other countries? - In this respect almost all of us are partly descendants of victims and, partly, also descended from conquerors. If one goes far enough back one will probably find even cannibalism among most people. – Obviously, it is impossible to undo now all the ancient wrongs. Nor is it right to officially reserve large tracts of land to a primitive tribal life style, with more land per head than the average productive person can afford to rightfully purchase. Ca. 1 square km per Aboriginal. – I am much more concerned about the ca. 40 million unborn human beings sacrificed every year in the world, under all the excuses for unnecessary but wanted abortions. – That is twice the present population of Australia. – And about other mass murders, in wars and in peace-time and about the nuclear war mass murder preparations. – The most rightful and rational land title system is still not generally agreed upon. Only free competition between all the different systems, all represented only by their volunteers, can come to settle that question. - JZ, 1.12.07. - (*) Radio news, 25.11.93. - OF ABORIGINES?

LAND RIGHTS: A free society or as many free societies as they want for themselves, would allow them to earn enough to buy much land, individually and collectively, as much as they could economically manage. Aboriginals and ourselves as well, ought to be freed, though, from all coercive government intervention with and imposed burdens upon all land titles. – JZ, 19.11.93. - FOR ABORIGINALS?

LAND RIGHTS: Aborigines, just like other people should not be enslaved, robbed and murdered. But no historical wrong can be reversed or undone by authorizing today’s Aborigines or their promoters to legally rob or enslave or tax white, yellow and other people in the name of justice for Aborigines. All rights and liberties for all honest people but no special privileges for anyone! – JZ, 16.8.97, 19.11.07. – Human rights are for humans. Land rights are for land? – Red Indian chiefs said: The land does not belong to us. We belong to the land. – So they considered the land to be either their slave master or their father or mother. A rather flawed concept. – But then there is not enough enlightenment on this subject among the “Whites” and other colorful people, either. - JZ, 15.5.13. - FOR ABORIGINES?

LAND RIGHTS: Allow all Aborigines to secede from all Australian territorial governments, federal, state and local ones, and to establish their own exterritorially autonomous communities of volunteers under their own personal laws – and most of them could soon be wealthier than most white people in Australia are now – if they adopted all economic liberties for themselves and fully used them. – All our possession of Australian lands did not solve e.g. our tax-, inflation, deflation and unemployment problems nor those of our involvement in wars. In the first world war alone Australian lost ca. 60 000 soldiers directly and as many later, as a result of wounds and sicknesses due to the war. And that in a war on foreign soil. That is 120 000, i.e. 6 times as many as Aborigines are said to have been killed, mostly in early in clashes with whites, since Australia was occupied by the latter. – All the attempts to solve the problems of Australian Aborigines through white administrators have also cost us fortunes and barely advanced the Aborigines by such paternalism. - JZ, 1.12.07. - FOR ABORIGINES?

LAND RIGHTS: Australian Aboriginals do not own this continent any more than we do. – JZ, 9.10.93. - OF ABORIGINES?

LAND RIGHTS: By all means, claim the whole of Australia as your living space, even the whole world, but only under your own kind of exterritorial autonomy and personal law. Living your own way, on your own, should not be confined to land rights on your own tracts of land, peacefully acquired. – JZ, 8.9.93. If you think that all of Australia belongs to you, show me the title deeds to prove that. Mere faith and false assumptions, those of legalism, cannot convey any such right. No one on this spaceship Earth was born with any territorial privileges. – JZ, 1.12.07. No more so than with any monarchical or aristocratic or majority-democratic privileges. – JZ 14.8.08. - OF AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINES

LAND RIGHTS: By definition, all born in a country, or having become citizens of it, are already “natives”. At least the children of the latter are, if born in Australia. Are there many people left on Earth whose ancestors were not, at one state or the other, forcefully deprived of their land-rights? Would it be possible to right all such old wrongs? Does it make sense to try to right them only in some cases and this at the expense of those innocent of such crimes? – JZ, ca. Nov. 98 and 20.11.07, 24.1.09. - ONLY FOR ABORIGINALS OR ALL OTHER “NATIVES” AS WELL?

LAND RIGHTS: Education and employment as well as self-government options for Aboriginals are more important than legislating land rights privileges for them. Already much more land belongs to them, per head of them, than to the average “white” or otherwise colored Australian. – JZ, 8.12.93. - FOR ABORIGINALS?

LAND RIGHTS: How much do present day Aboriginals owe to the culture and civilization of the descendants of the white conquerors or later white immigrants, which were developed after hundreds or even thousands of years of bloody struggles among them, mostly in spite of these struggles? Are all these equal opportunities, open to them as well, not worth much more than the opportunities they lost, as the only occupiers of this continent? Have these tribal people been treated really worse than the “civilized” “white” peoples treated themselves in their war times and in their peace times, all too often? – Are all the other human rights that are already recognized for them and all those individual human rights which should be recognized for them and for us, worth less than these supposed “land rights”? – JZ, 10.11.93, 1.12.07. - OF AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINES?

LAND RIGHTS: I would like some “white” people, born in Australia, to claim native title, too. They, too, are by now indigenous people, with equal rights, not to be discriminated against. – JZ, 18.10.96. - Was there any law in recent decades that would have prohibited any Aboriginal to purchase land? Was any job closed to them? – Most of us had ancestors who were slaves or serfs. Almost every family lost members in wars conducted by governments, over the centuries. Should we also ask for indemnification for these losses? Also from working Aborigines? Whom should we ask for it? – JZ, 19.11.07. - NATIVE TITLE ACT

LAND RIGHTS: If the African Genesis theory of population, spread by Robert Ardrey, is correct, - should all of us claim our share of Africa? – JZ, 27.4.94. – Were the colonialists in Africa right, at least to some extent? – JZ, 24.1.09. - & AFRICAN GENESIS

LAND RIGHTS: If there is such a thing as rightful Aboriginal land rights and if the thesis of Robert Ardrey of the African Genesis of man is correct, then e.g. the Australian Aborigines, as well as e.g. “white” people everywhere, not just Negroes, should be able to claim “land rights” in Africa as well. Why should such claims be recognized only backwards for, let us say, 200 years, and not for 2,000 or even 50,000 years? If we have all the same ancestors, going back long enough, then why should any branch of our family have any exclusive claim to any continent or country? If all of us have been victims of conquests and land robberies, repeatedly, over thousands of years, then how could we possibly return to a “just” state of land ownership? - What mainly threatens our survival now is not private and cooperative land ownership or land rights claims but national territorial and collectivistic land “ownership” or land monopoly, which has turned whole countries and all their people, into targets for ABC mass murder devices, as long as territorial statism prevails. – JZ, 28.9.93, 14.1.99. - & TERRITORIALISM

LAND RIGHTS: Land-rights are another claim by natives against state and federal governments, primarily upon crown lands, based on need, compensation claims, traditional, cultural and religious ties and ultimately upon the claim of first discovery and occupation. (1) Seeing the age of man, the lack of records and insufficient archeological discoveries, we do not know the ethnic origins and first discoveries and settlements, neither for particular areas nor for whole countries or continents. Anyhow, such first-comer claims are no more rightful than are the exclusive claim captain Cook made for the whole of Australia. (2) Whether such “titles”, if they existed at all, can be inherited over thousands to ten-thousands of years or even millions of years, is also doubtful. Moreover, we cannot undo and are not morally obliged to try to indemnify the descendants of all former victims for all the wrongs and crimes of former conquests or occupations, wars and civil wars, all atrocities that some of our ancestors have or may have committed. But we ought to see to it that no further conquests and crimes occur, in these as in other spheres and that each individual gets a chance to e.g. peacefully acquire land for housing, industrial, business or agricultural etc. use, alone or in free association with others. (3) Further doubt arises on land ownership of nomads as opposed to agriculturalists, who cultivate land with their labor and capital. (4) To confine land claims to racial and ethnic groups only and “their” countries is wrong. Everyone now born in a country is to that extent a native and he or she are not to be held responsible for any crime that any of their ancestors have or may have committed. Collective responsibility extending over generations is wrongful, too. (5) All people, as inhabitants of this planet, or spaceship Earth, could lay equal claims to it, which are not confined to any country or any continent. No one could rightly claim a larger share of this planet than anyone else, unless he has compensated others for their claim in a free deal, i.e., one to mutual advantage. (6) There are a number of different schools of thought regarding “land rights”. The “right of first use or occupation” is just one of them. “Present and legalized occupancy” is another. A free market in land titles is another. Another is that of “open cooperatives”. Another is that of allocation by central authorities. The question of “land reform” is not yet settled, not even in the most advanced countries. Nor is the question settled of the rightful or optimal transition from one to another land tenure system. Freedom of title transfers and free pricing for such titles still seems optimal, regardless of the land tenure system that is applied, in future, to land peacefully acquired, in a business-like way, by any of the various land reform groups. A civil war can be avoided in this way. Thus such acquisitions could become relatively cheap, even if high land prices have to be paid them. Either the reformers will make good enough use of the land so acquired, to cover the purchase price over a period or they will have only themselves to blame. (7) The question is: Can almost all the different land tenure systems proposed become voluntarily, i.e. peacefully realized, in a business-like way, under free contracts and in a free market for land titles? Can all the different systems be tolerated in the same territories and peacefully coexist in free competition with each other, like e.g. various religions and self-management schemes? Or could some of them only be realized if they could rightfully claim an exclusive monopoly over a whole territory? (8) I hold that no “intolerant” land reform system ought to be recognized at all, but that all tolerant ones ought to be recognized and respected for their adherents. (9) Among the tolerant ones I personally favor the system of “open cooperatives” for all agricultural use, for parks and nature reserves and the exclusive private or cooperative title for homes, business and industry buildings and sites. (10) However, all other systems could be practised, tolerantly, side by side or site by site, and established, by business-like purchases under free market conditions, freed from all legally or juridically imposed conditions, like e.g. building and zoning-restrictions. (11) Crown land or government land claims have deprived all people in a country or state of their land rights, not only the original natives. (12) If all the politicians and bureaucrats and their “public” capital assets were expropriated for the benefit of their subjects, then these subjects could utilize their shares to acquire much land, if they wanted to. See PEACE PLANS No.19 c, so far available only from me, upon request, as an email attachment, until it appears online or on a disk. – JZ, 3.12.92. – (It may be on a disc reproduced at ) What is needed is something like an association of tolerant and experimentalist land reformers. – JZ, 16.11.07. - FOR ABORIGINES ETC.?

LAND RIGHTS: Let them [Aborigines] be the first group in Australia exempted from compulsory taxation and allowed to use their own contributions only for their own purposes. Let them live under personal laws rather than territorial ones. Let them live without white leaders, politicians and bureaucrats, if they want to. And exempt also all other Australian from subsidizing them endlessly. Those who committed crimes against them are mostly long dead by now. The few who haven’t died yet should be individually and juridically dealt with. Only as volunteers or as criminals against the members of other communities should Aboriginals be subjected to the laws of other communities of volunteers or to any territorial laws. - JZ, 25.11.96, 20.11 07. - ABORIGINALS OR, RATHER EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR THEIR VOLUNTEERS? PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM

LAND RIGHTS: National, ethnic, cultural, religious, racial and exclusive collectivist “land rights” – apart from private and cooperatively owned properties – are not right but belong to the greatest remaining wrongs and evils in this world. – JZ, 23.8.95. – TERRITORIALISM, NATIONALISM, STATISM

LAND RIGHTS: Neither Aborigines nor other early settlers nor later ones can rightly claim exclusive land rights towards a whole country, continent or a planet. How much land you can use to live and work on has to be peacefully settled with your neighbors - by adopting one or the other land tenure or land reform system that you can agree upon, while all of them peacefully compete for adherents and practitioners. All land title transfers and usage contracts are to be by mutual consent, under conditions agreeable to the contractors. All kind of purchases or leases ought to be permitted, all kinds of usage conditions and time limits. No uniform land law ought to be imposed upon all people living in a territory. No transfer undertaken via force or fraud is to be considered valid. - JZ, 4.11.00. – TERRITORIALISM, LAND TITLES, LAND TENURE SYSTEMS, PROPERTY RIGHTS

LAND RIGHTS: Neither conquests, births, first occupation, legalized usurpations, marriages of rulers, papal doctrines, international treaties of government or deals with native chieftains can justify national territorial monopoly claims. – JZ, 26.11.93. - NATIONALISM, TERRITORIALISM

LAND RIGHTS: Neither we nor the Aborigines have the right to monopolized a whole continent. – JZ, 20.11.93. - Neither native Aboriginals nor native “white” Australians nor any other immigrants have the right to usurp the continent of Australia for their own exclusive use. – JZ, 22.11.93.- ABORIGINES, NATIVES, AUSTRALIA

LAND RIGHTS: No country or continent belongs exclusively to any race, religion, ideology or culture – but this whole world belongs to everybody on it, for all his or her peaceful activities, within the limits of individual rights and liberties. – JZ, 9.10.93. – The “illegal immigrants” have just as much right to it as the legal ones. – JZ, 1.12.07. – Do we really have a genuine right to keep out genuine aliens, if they arrive here, some time in the future, as illegal immigrants? – JZ, 14.1.08. - OF ABORIGINES? Q.

LAND RIGHTS: No land is holier than other lands. No superstition or faith or belief is to be attached to any land. It is bad enough if it remains stuck in any brains. – If you like any particular land and want to keep it in its natural condition – buy it, alone or in combination with other and like-minded people. - JZ, 14.11.07.

LAND RIGHTS: No one and no group can rightfully own the world or a continent or a whole country or territory, going beyond some private real estate. They do rightfully belong to mankind and not to “the” man or to the ruling party. – JZ, 20.1.98. - TERRITORIES, COUNTRIES, PROPERTY, OWNERSHIP

LAND RIGHTS: Rather than Mabo legislation for Aborigines, passed by white politicians, let them have their own personal laws and voluntary communities, not confined to any particular reserves or territories, but applying to them all over Australia – and the world. – JZ, 19.11.93. – But then we are likewise colonialized and should be free to opt out of that condition and establish our own communities of volunteers, not confined to any territory. – JZ, 1.12.07. - FOR ABORIGINES? AUTONOMY, EXTERRITORIAL, PERSONAL LAW

LAND RIGHTS: Rights are for humans, and other somewhat rational and moral beings, if there are any and if we ever do come across them, not for land and animals, far less for plants, insects, bacteria, viruses etc. Even among humans they do apply fully ONLY to all those, who are sufficiently rational and moral to recognize and respect them at least in others, even if not in themselves. It makes no sense to over-extend the concept of genuine rights to spheres and beings where they do not apply. – JZ, 19.11.11. - ANIMAL RIGHTS, HUMAN RIGHTS

LAND RIGHTS: The equal right of all men to the use of land is as clear as their equal right to breathe the air – it is a right proclaimed by the fact of their existence. For we cannot suppose that some men have a right to be in this world, and others no right.” – Henry George, Progress and Poverty, vii, 1879. - FOR ALL? LAND MONOPOLY,

LAND RIGHTS: The principle of first come, first served, becomes abused when applied from distant ancestors to present generations. Why should an Aboriginal born e.g. 1950 be considered as a first comer or heir to Australia compared e.g. to a White or Green Australian born 1920? To what extent are “land rights” collectively, racially, politically, and religiously inheritable? – JZ, 20.7.87. - Admittedly, the “whites” have come as monopolistic conquerors, occupiers and, for all too long, as suppressors, exploiters and even exterminators - originally. But, over-all and by now they or their culture and civilization have offered the surviving Aborigines more opportunities for better, longer, healthier and more free lives than their tribal traditions had offered them for ten thousands of years. – Their remaining problems are, largely, self-made or self-chosen. - JZ, 20.7.87, 19.11.07. - OF ABORIGINES?

LAND RIGHTS: The worst kinds of land monopolies claimed are the national or State or ethnic ones, which keep “foreigners” or “aliens” out and monopolize whole territories to particular groups of people. Australia does not belong to us or to the Aborigines or to Asians – but the whole world does belong - to all human beings. (Or all sufficiently rational and productive beings. – JZ, 14.1.08.) We all have the right to achieve permanent settlement and jobs via contracts anywhere, any time, through free migration. Neither any natives nor any newcomers have any exclusive territorial and collective land rights, no matter how old and traditional such a custom is. We are all citizens of the world, occupants of space ship Earth. If one goes back long enough in history, one would find out that almost all of us are the descendants of immigrants and also that we are almost all of mixed blood, i.e. “bastards”, there being hardly anyone left who can still be considered “pure-blooded” as far as historical records or memories go back. – JZ, 30.7.95. - NATIONAL ONES, RACIST & COLLECTIVIST ONES, FOR ABORIGINALS? OR FOR WHITES OR ANYONE ELSE?

LAND RIGHTS: What about the indigenous “land rights” of ALL people? – JZ, 21.12.93. - ABORIGINES?

LAND RIGHTS: What about the natural “native titles” of all the whites and other colored people born in Australia? – JZ, 30.8.93. - & “NATIVE TITLE” CLAIMS, Q.

LAND RIGHTS: Where and what are the natives titles and land rights of all those Australians who were born in Australia but are not of Australian Aboriginal descent but descended from Aboriginals of other countries and continents? – JZ, 20.10.93, 1.12.07. – Just like the Aboriginals of Australia originally were! – JZ, 24.1.09. - OF ABORIGINES?

LAND RIGHTS: Why should Aboriginals get more than their per head share of the land in Australia and this free of charge and why should they alone get such a privilege? People of all ethnic backgrounds from all over the world have suffered numerous wrongs in the past. The wrongs of the past, towards people long dead, cannot be rectified. What we can make just, peaceful, and free and prosperous for all who desire it for themselves, is only the future. – JZ, 31.12.93, 24.9.13. - FOR ABORIGINALS?

LAND SHORTAGE? My house stands on about three acres. So does Marina City - with space for 2,000 people and their cars and boats, and an office building and theater to boot! You are going to see more of these. Watch for them and be glad.” - Conclusion of editorial by Theodore Sturgeon, Miracle on Michigan, in IF SF, March 64, 6. - Well, not every suburbanite has 3 acres of land. Many are reduced to 1/4 acre. And ordinary blocks of flats do already provide a considerable population density per acre or square kilometer. But in essence he is right. I grew up in a small flat in long blocks of flats, 4 stories high, which occupied about 1/4 to 1/3 rd of the area, with the rest filled with paths, gardens, playgrounds, lawns and some washing lines. Parking space for cars was not anticipated for the relatively poor people which filled these blocks, built in the early thirties: The Friedrich Ebert Siedlung, Berlin-Wedding, Afrikanisches Viertel. - JZ, n.d.

LAND SPECULATION: So, then, the fly in the ointment is land speculation. If this practice were made impossible, if the best lands were open to exploitation by labor and capital when, as and if they were needed, production would be limited only by the industry of labor, the amount of capital available and the degree of technological knowledge attained. …“ - Frank Chodorov, Out of Step, p.54. – Even now, food growers have as their main problem the sale of their produce. If even more agricultural products were produced then they could not be easily sold. Labor is also often hard to sell. Produce and labor may now be legally sold only for a monopoly money. Possible competing and probably much more sound currencies are simply outlawed. - Moreover, the development and use of land is often tied to official permissions, of which often a multitude are required, frequently refused, for which much is charged, even if they are not yet granted, and which, in some instances, may be granted, if at all, only after years. Add to this building-restrictions and zoning restrictions and in our times the battles one has to wage with ecologists and conservationists. - It is an over-simplification to blame everything on “land speculation”. – Statist interventionism is much worse than private speculation, in this sphere as well. - JZ, 13.11.07.

LAND TENURE: A society which denies security of tenure but upholds confiscation, bribery and corruption.” – Lang Hancock, in paper on secession, 1975. – He might have added the forfeiture practice involved in eminent domain claims, nationalization, communalization etc. – Precisely because land is a scarce resource it is best dealt with under free market conditions. – Free access to land could become realized for everybody, gradually, via open cooperatives, that would award their members and outside voters on their affairs only in accordance with their labor and capital input. - JZ, 13.11.07.

LAND: all lands owned by the state should be put into as many private hands as possible, as soon as possible.” - Robert Champlin, LIBERTARIAN OPTION, 9/75. – On that most freedom lovers would agree once it is made clear that private lands includes also the land of cooperatives. – JZ, 28.5.81. Especially parliament house should be owned by the people, privately, in form of shares, and they should be able to give these dishonest and untruthful tenants notice! – Then some better use can be made of these facilities. – Somebody said of all the public facilities in Canberra: Sell them! - JZ, 24.1.09. – JOKES.

LAND: As long as there are millions of real estate and agricultural properties for sale, that one could buy, on terms, as an individual or as cooperators or as one of a number of partners, one should not speak or write about a “land monopoly”. – JZ, 10.8.05, 29.11.07. - LAND MONOPOLY

LAND: Every man has by the law of nature a right to such a waste portion of the earth as is necessary for his subsistence.” – Sir Thomas More, Utopia, Bk. ii. – Unfortunately, many to most of the remaining waste lands do not provide much for a man’s subsistence, e.g. steep mountains, deserts and icy areas. In Moore’s time there was still much unused or under-used land of good quality. – Through the purchase on terms, under stable value reckoning and under free banking (which would facilitate the sale of labor, services, goods and produce), land could come into the hands of people who would use it most productively and this without too great difficulties for these buyers. – JZ, n.d. & 24.9.13.

LAND: If government lands actually belong to you and your neighbors, then how come you and your neighbors don’t have any control over how they’re used?” – Claire Wolfe, Don’t Shoot the Bastards (YET), 101 More Ways To Salvage Freedom, p.2. - GOVERNMENT LAND, Q.

LAND: It is, rather, a wide-spread oligopoly, one that requires territorial protectionism to make it somewhat effective as a monopoly towards fellow countrymen and “foreigners”. Under Free Trade, Free banking and Free Migration and freedom for the purchase and sale of land, its oligopolistic character almost disappears and the land owners of the world will compete with each other for customers and tenants or buyers. What remains is merely a high entrance fee for the landless. However, by really economic use of land that entry fee can mostly be recovered relatively fast. Land is all the time bought and sold at competitive prices under mutually acceptable terms. Even some new land is artificially created, at a price. Once space is opened up more land might become accessible than can be used by us within centuries to thousands of years. The phenomena of UFOs, in the few reliably reported cases, indicate that space travel is possible. – JZ, 23.10.07. - LAND MONOPOLY. SPACE MAY OFFER MILLIONS OF PLANETS HABITABLE FOR HUMANS & NOT YET OCCUPIED.

LAND: Land does not have to be public or private. It can be both at the same time, e.g. in Theodor Hertzka’s “open cooperatives”. – JZ, 23.3.90. - OPEN COOPERATIVES

LAND: Land leases for agricultural purposes ought to be for long terms, 15 to 20 years at least and also renewable e.g. 5 years before they run out, with the old terms still running for 5 years. This would encourage long-term agricultural investment planning. Short-term leases do not give the tenants enough incentives to undertake improvements. I read that short-term leases did much harm in India. However, there should also be a withdrawal option from such contracts, with an agreed-upon penalty clause. – JZ, 11.9.95, 14.11.07. - LEASES, LONG-TERM

LAND: Land nationalization, illogical in theory, and mischievous in practice. When Land Nationalizers assert the right of everybody to possess the soil of a country, and deny the right of individuals to possess it, they overlook the many intellectual contradictions and fallacies in which they are involved by their creed. (A) If the individual has no moral right to possess the soil, then a multitude of individuals can have no moral right to possess it, since this multitude is simply composed of individuals, and neither the physical nor the moral nature of individuals is in any way changed by their being brought together and placed side by side in one lot. …” - Auberon Herbert, A Voluntaryist Appeal. - LAND MONOPOLY, LAND NATIONALIZATION, LAND REFORM

LAND: The equal right of all men to the use of land is as clear as their equal right to breathe the air (*) – it is a right proclaimed by the fact of their existence. For we cannot suppose that some men have a right to be in this world, and others no right.” – Henry George, Progress and Poverty, Bk. VII, ch. 1. – People also need e.g. food, water and shelter. From whom do they have the right to demand it? As babies and infants - from their parents. But later, as adults? For our survival we also depend on tools, machines, transport facilities etc., all also in limited supply: Do we have a right to be supplied with them or merely the right to acquire them and not to be hindered in peaceful acquisition efforts? – (*) At least on Earth nobody could monopolize the air. - JZ, 13.11.07. – GEORGE-ISM,

LAND: There seems to be an attitude that government ownership of land is good as long as you call it "open space" … All it is, is socialism.” – Douglas Bruce, Colorado tax-reduction activist. - LAND LEGISLATION, CONSERVATIONISM, NATURAL PARKS, RESERVATIONS, GOVERNMENT LAND OWNERSHIP, STATE SOCIALISM, TERRITORIALISM, LAND UNDER GOVERNMENTAL OWNERSHIP, CONTROL OR REGULATION, ZONING LAWS, RATES

LAND: Three times as many people participated as there were allocated blocks of land.” – From the film Cimmaron, 1965, with Glenn Ford, on one of the “land races” officially organized, in which the first comers were officially recognized as owners. – I find it quite absurd to allocate land title via a race rather than free pricing. But that was one of the officially organized absurdities in this “land of the free”. – JZ, n.d.

LAND: What is necessary for the use of land is not its private ownership, but the security of improvements. It is not necessary to say to a man, "this land is yours," in order to induce him to cultivate or improve it. It is only necessary to say to him, "whatever your labor or capital produces on this land shall be yours.” - Henry George, Progress and Poverty, VIII. – Those in favor of open coops instead of the single tax, do propose the same. – JZ, 10.7.86. - LAND MONOPOLY, OWNERSHIP

LANDLORDS: Rent was a form of tribute paid by non-“owning” users of land to non-using “owners”, known as lords of the land, or landlords, for short, were originally relatives of the alpha male or king…” - R. A. Wilson, Schroedinger’s Cat. – While real estate was largely conquered and redistributed to favorites of the conquerors, much injustice did occur and was carried on over generations. But free market transfers of land und full monetary freedom, combined with full monetary and financial freedom, make peaceful land title transfers possible and relatively easy, for those who would use land productively. Not much of a “land monopoly” would be left then, apart from special sites, like dam sites, mineral deposits etc. – In these cases such land could become “public” e.g. through “open cooperatives” on the model proposed by Theodor Hertzka. But even this ideal should be realized only on a voluntary basis rather than coercively. Starting, perhaps, with transferring Government lands to open cooperatives, in the process of privatizing governmental real estate. - JZ, 13.11.07. - LAND MONOPOLY, LAND, PROPERTY, REAL ESTATE, RENT, LANDLORDS, OPEN COOPERATIVES, PRIVATIZATION, PEACE PLANS 19C.

LANGUAGE: A change in language can transform our appreciation of the cosmos.” – Benjamin Lee Whorf.

LANGUAGE: Barriers are not what separates mankind: so many who speak the same tongue don’t speak the same language. - Dagobert D. Runes, A Dictionary of Thought, 66. – And so many people, who seem to speak the same language use very different meanings for the same words. – JZ, 24.1.09. -  DEFINITIONS, IDEOLOGIES, WORDS

LANGUAGE: But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.” - George Orwell - PREJUDICES: & THOUGHT

LANGUAGE: Clemenceau had passed the rational judgment on that idea: “Mon Dieu! Must every little language have a country of its own?” – Poul Anderson, Conquests, p. 148. – Voluntarily, panarchistically and exterritorially they, or any other association or relationship, could, without anyone having any right or good enough reason to complain about this. – JZ, 14.11.07. – On the other hand, must every country, no matter how diverse its population, have a single language of its own? – JZ, 24.1.09. - NATIONALISM, TERRITORIALISM

LANGUAGE: Confucius once was asked what he would do first if he were to administer a country. - “It would certainly be to correct language”, he replied. - His listeners were surprised. “Why?” they asked. – The Master’s answer: “If language is not correct, then what is said is not what is meant; if what is said is not meant, then what ought to be done remains undone; if this remains undone, morals and arts will deteriorate; if morals and arts deteriorate, justice will go astray; if justice goes astray, the people will stand about in helpless confusion. Hence there must be no arbitrariness in what is said. This matters above everything.” – THE READER’S DIGEST, April 1962. - REFORMS, PRIORITIES, CONFUCIUS, MORALS, JUSTICE, DEFINITIONS, ERRORS, PREJUDICES

LANGUAGE: Conversation is only fruitful if all speak the same language.” - Dagobert D. Runes, A Dictionary of Terms. - The same language is not enough. The same definitions must also be used in it, especially if a wide variety of definitions exists on each important term. – JZ, 18.11.07. - DEFINITIONS

LANGUAGE: Does bad language show the true man – or woman? Harsh words never solved any problem.” - John Cleary, High Road to China, Fontana/Collins, 1979, p.144. - ABUSE, RED.

LANGUAGE: Every human being has the right to use its mother tongue or any other language. – Comment: The minimum education requires a working knowledge of at least one major or international language. – Point 11 of the individual human rights draft in PEACE PLANS 4. - MINIMUM EDUCATION

LANGUAGE: First the language had to be abused before one could abuse the people.” – Hans Habe, Leben fuer den Journalismus, III, p.209. (… erst die Sprache vergewaltigt werden musste, ehe man daran gehen konnte, das Volk zu vergewaltigen.)

LANGUAGE: Human beings do not seem to have received their language in order to hide their thoughts but to hide, that they do not have any thoughts.” – Kierkegaard. (Die Menschen scheinen die Sprache nicht empfangen zu haben, um die Gedanken zu verbergen, sondern um zu verbergen, dass sie keine Gedanken haben.) – Compare the general phrases with which politicians gain power and maintain themselves in power. – When it comes to „concrete“ things then they are all for „mum and apple-pie“. Practically none of them knows what really causes inflation, deflation and unemployment, war and tyranny and how to stop them, almost instantly. But they are always ready to declare that they will “fight” these phenomena and to demand ever more money for this “fight”, for their non-solutions to these problems, which they had caused or maintained themselves. – JZ, 28.11.07, 16.12.10. - WORDS, TERMS, DEFINITIONS, ABUSE, THOUGHTS, RED., POLITICIANS, TERRITORIALISM, SUPPRESSION OF EXPERIMENTAL MONETARY, FINANCIAL & EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM

LANGUAGE: If names be not correct, language is not in accordance with the truth of things. I language be not in accordance with the truth of things, affairs cannot be carried on to success. – Confucius, in THE WISDOM OF CONFUCIUS, translated and interpreted by James Legge, Axiom Publishing 2002, p.76. ISBN 1 86 476 171 7. - TRUTH, SUCCESS, DEFINITIONS, TERMS, WORDS

LANGUAGE: In the domination by means of words a degree of rule of men over men is achieved compared with which physical force is harmless and outdated.” – Schelsky. (In der Herrschaft der Sprache ist ein Herrschaftsgrad von Menschen ueber Menschen erreicht, demgegenueber physische Gewalt geradezu harmlos und veraltet ist. – Schelsky.) – People are largely dominated by words. – JZ, 4.7.92. - LANGUAGE ABUSE, DOUBLE TALK LIES, PROPAGANDA, PREJUDICES, WORDS, NOMINALISM

LANGUAGE: It is impossible to appreciate fully how extensive these inheritances are or to recognize our dependency on them. Henry Hazlitt, referring to language, only one among the inestimable conferments of the over-all luminosity, writes, ‘I am more and more impressed as I grow older, with how little the individual could accomplish in any direction whatever if he had to depend entirely on his own unaided efforts. … He could not think at all (or maybe at the level of a chimpanzee) if he did not inherit from the society and civilization in which he was born the priceless gift of an already created language. Without this he would not only be unable to reason logically, he would have nothing worthy to be called a “concept”. He could not frame a sentence; He could not even name things. We think in words, even in conversations. Our language, concepts and logic are part of the social inheritance of all of us.“ - See Thinking as a Science by Henry Hazlitt (Los Angeles, Nash Publishing Corporation, 1969), p. 137.” – Leonard E. Read, Talking to Myself, p.147. - INDIVIDUALS, ORIGINALITY, CREATIVITY, THINKING

LANGUAGE: Language creates spooks that get into our heads and hypnotize us.” - Robert Anton Wilson. - FIXED IDEAS, WORDS, PREJUDICES, DEFINITIONS

LANGUAGE: Language is a good and useful servant when it is used with care and precision. … But language is a fearful master when improperly used. It takes only a little study of history to discover that however unworthy the cause, it had its rationale, justification, and, quite often, its “philosophy”. The worst side can be made to appear the better by the skillful and unscrupulous use of language.” – Clarence B. Carson, THE FREEMAN, 5/75. - USE & ABUSE, LAWYERS, LAWS, ‘PATRIOT ACT”, “PROTECTIONISM”

LANGUAGE: Language is full of false signposts. – JZ, 20.7.92. – DEFINITIONS, PREJUDICES

LANGUAGE: Language makes not the man; it is the man who makes language. Perhaps our schools would do better to guide the young in search for the truer thought, the deeper concept, instead of a better syntax.” - Dagobert D. Runes, A Dictionary of Thought, p.66.

LANGUAGE: Let us therefore conclude with a note on the nature of communication. The whole development of language has been influenced by the instinctive recognition that it is really impossible, and probably undesirable, to communicate fully. One proof of the fact is the unconquerable aversion of adjacent peoples to speaking another’s language. Language is an agreement on certain crude symbols for what all the members of the group can agree on: certainly a very small fraction of the total individual thought of the group. … - David Cort, Social Astonishments, p. 29. & COMMUNICATION

LANGUAGE: Most reference books report that there are 4000 to 5000 languages being spoken in the world today. Some say as many as 10 000. The old Soviet Union was made up of 104 officially recognized ethnic groups. (*) What was once one country already is now 15 countries and is on its way to eventually becoming perhaps as many as 60 to 70 countries. - China has 56 different nationalities. … In South America there are more than 100 different language groups. - More languages are spoken in Africa than on any other continent. There are, for example, 40 different ethnic groups in Kenya, each with its own language and culture. Uganda and Gab on also each have about 40 ethnic groups. More than 200 languages are spoken in Zaire. There are 300 ethnic groups living on 3000 of Indonesia’s islands, artificially rounded up by the Dutch. Only about 10 percent of the countries of the world are ethnically homogeneous. - John Naisbitt, Global Paradox, p.38-40. – (*) Not to speak of all the others! – JZ - LANGUAGE &, ETHNIC DIVERSITY DOES NOT CORRESPOND TO THE PRESENT TERRITORIAL BORDERS, SYSTEMS & INSTITUTIONS & IT IS ONLY ONE KIND OF MANY FORMS OF DIVERSITY

LANGUAGE: Political chaos is connected with the decay of language. … One can probably bring about some improvement by starting at the verbal end.” – George Orwell. - POLITICAL DISORDERS

LANGUAGE: Political language, Orwell perceived, was used to obscure political reality.” – George H. Douglas, in THE FREEMAN, 12/74. - DOUBLE TALK, PROPAGANDA, WORDS, SLOGANS, POLITICAL LANGUAGE

LANGUAGE: Reality was not reflected by language but produced by it: it was a particular way of carving up the world which was deeply dependent on the sign-system we had at our command, or more precisely, which had us at theirs. – Terry Eagleton, quoted by  - FRANCIS WHEEN, How Mumbo-Jumbo Conquered the World, A Short History of Modern Delusions, Harper Perennial, London, 2004, p.83. – Language, its words, terms and definitions, do not correctly “produce”, represent or constitute a correct image of reality but more or less misrepresents it. – JZ, 19.2.12. - WORDS, REALITY, DEFINITIONS, CONCEPTS

LANGUAGE: Reason is out the window. There is left only the black magic of violence; and even then the language of the mad foments it … “bushfire war”, “limited actions”, “clean atom bombs”! We are all guilty because we all co-operate with the illusionists…” – Morris West, Proteus, 218. - LIES, GOVERNMENTS

LANGUAGE: The chief virtue that language can have a clearness, and nothing detracts from it so much as the use of unfamiliar words.” - Hippocrates. - TERMS, WORDS, WORDINGS

LANGUAGE: The fundamental disadvantage of language is that once people have learned to think by manipulating symbols rather than objects, it is very easy to fall into the habit of reacting to the symbols as if they were the realities they represent - although they are not, and tend to acquire all kinds of emotionally loaded connotations.” - Stanley Schmidt, editorial, ANALOG, July 87, p.5. – A population is not “the people”. “The map is not the territory.” All humans are different and are individuals. –  Only volunteers can form genuine societies or communities. – Territorial law is no rightful substitute for personal law. – “Free” States are no substitutes for free societies. Welfare claims are no substitute for genuine individual rights and liberties. - JZ, 24.9.13. - NOMINALISM, WORDS, PROPAGANDA, SEMANTICS, RED, DIS

LANGUAGE: The language is the greatest tyrant: It is the leader of that army of “fixed ideas”, which are marching against us. The language, as well as the thought must become your property.” – John Henry Mackay, Stirner, 147. (Die Sprache ist der groesste Tyrann: sie ist Anfuehrer jenes Heeres von “fixen Ideen”, die gegen uns zu Felde ziehen. Die Sprache, wie der Gedanke muss Dein Eigentum werden.) – Followers of Stirner are, rather, owned by Stirner’s fixed ideas. – The terms and definitions that Stirner used, his fixed ideas and unchecked premises, have also done great harm to the libertarian movement, among all those, who could not think themselves out of them and beyond them. - JZ, 14.1.08. - FIXED IDEAS, THOUGHTS, PREJUDICES, STIRNER

LANGUAGE: The Master said, …"If names are not correct, language is not in accordance with the truth of things. If language is not in accordance with the truth of things, affairs cannot be carried on to success. ... Therefore a superior man considers it necessary that the names he uses may be spoken appropriately. ... What the superior man requires, is just that in his words there may be nothing incorrect." - Confucius (551-479 B.C.), Confucian Analects (tr. James Legge), Bk. XIII, 3. [Popularly, Confucius is credited with saying: "The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their proper names."] - WORDS, TERMS, DEFINITIONS, NAMES, TRUTH

LANGUAGE: The Revolution will be complete when the language is perfect.” – George Orwell, 1984. Already Confucius stated, in his own words, that using terms correctly is the rightful beginning for every sensible action. Alas, since then, language confusion has become multiplied. - Moreover, too little has been systematically done to reduce or abolish that confusion. - JZ, 22. 11. 06. - Rather: Only once the language is perfected, as far as possible for human beings, can a genuine and worthwhile revolution begin. Then it will also be possible to conduct it almost completely with nonviolence.– JZ, 3.4.12. The language may already be perfect enough, but the definitions, ideas and opinions, which are expressed in it, are all too often all too flawed. – JZ, 20.4.13. – REVOLUTION WORDS, TRUTHS, DEFINITIONS ENCYCLOPEDIA

LANGUAGE: There are some that only employ words for the purpose of disguising their thoughts.” – Voltaire. - ABUSE, RED.

LANGUAGE: Verbal chains guide us through our daily reality-labyrinth.” – R. A. W. (Robert Anton Wilson?) – Verbal chains mostly mislead us in our daily reality-labyrinth. – JZ, 20.7.92. -

LANGUAGE: We used to have a War Office, but now we have a Ministry of Defence, nuclear bombs are now described as deterrents, innocent civilians killed in war are now described as collateral damage and military incompetence leading to US bombers killing British soldiers is cozily described as friendly fire. Those who are in favor of peace are described as mavericks and troublemakers, whereas the real militants are those who want the war.” - Tony Benn. – The remaining communists in Russia were often called “conservatives” in the mass media. – JZ, 24.1.09. - ABUSE, DOUBLE TALK, EUPHEMISMS

LANGUAGE: When words lose their meaning, people lose their liberty.” – Confucius. - WORDS, DEFINITIONS

LANGUAGE: Whoever does not master a language sufficiently cannot master his thoughts well enough. He becomes seduced by wrong terms into flawed thoughts and ideas. – JZ, 6.2.89, 21.11.07. – THOUGHTS, IDEAS, PREJUDICES

LANGUAGE: Whoever knows only the freedom writings in one language knows too little about freedom. – JZ, 26.4.92. (Wer nur die Freiheitsschriften in einer Sprache kennt, kennt zu wenig Freiheitsmoeglichkeiten.) – Since not all freedom writings were published or kept in print or translated or cheaply enough offered, no one knows as yet enough about liberty or can learn enough about liberty, easily and cheaply enough, anywhere, not even with the aid of the Internet. – Moreover, not even all pro-freedom lectures and discussions were recorded and made easily and cheaply accessible. - JZ, 18.11.07. - FREEDOM WRITINGS

LANGUAGE: Words are used to disguise, not to illuminate, action. (You liberate a city by destroying it.) Words are to confuse, so that at election time people will solemnly vote against their own interests.” - Gore Vidal - ABUSE, PROPAGANDA, WORDS, MISLEADING DEFINITIONS

LANGUAGE: You couldn’t say something boundless within the boundaries of any language.” - Frank Herbert, Dune Messiah, Berkley Medallion Book, 1969, p.105. - TERMS, DEFINITIONS, EXPRESSIONS, RED.

LANGUAGE: You may speak the same words and still speak a different language.” - Dagobert D. Runes, A Dictionary of Thought, p.66. – Simply by using them in a different meaning. – JZ, 24.1.09. - WORDS & DEFINITIONS

LARGE VIEW: The higher a man rises, the farther he sees, … It’s as true of life as it is of mountains, … - Yes, and the farther away he gets, the less he sees, until he can make out no part of any of it, … The world’s full of people parading their high- and mightiness, who think they can see everything, but they know nothing.” – James P. Hogan, Code of the Life Maker, p.102/103. – One can be both, too far and too close for a proper view and should have a proper combination of far and near views, both in the optimal range of one’s senses and reasoning. – JZ, 7.5.81. The microscopic view and the astronomical view, both of them, each on its own or even both together, are not of much help in confronting the problems of daily living. – JZ, 18.11.07. - LONG VIEW, FAR VIEW, PERSPECTIVE, POLITICIANS, EXPERTS, SPECIALISTS, PROFESSIONALS

LAUGHTER: to be laughed at is the one thing which big government has never been able to stand.” – G. C. Roche III, Frederic Bastiat, A Man Alone, p. 14. – So why haven’t libertarians collected and published all libertarian jokes? – XYZ special joke collection books do already exist but I never saw such a book. - JZ, 15.11.07. – The “Libertarian Lympoon”, many years ago, amounted only to a brochure. – JZ, 16.12.10. - LAUGHTER AS A WEAPON AGAINST GOVERNMENT, LIBERTARIAN JOKES, HUMOR, STATISM, JOKES

LAUGHTER: Children laugh over 400 times a day and adults only about 15 times a day.” – Report in “Beyond 2000”, in 3/93. – Guess who dies earlier. – JZ, 16.6.93. - Laughter is the best medicine, some say, it is stress in reverse. The immune system gets a kick out of laughter, just as it gets it out of exercise. These are some more reasons for libertarians to mobilize humor and jokes in their propaganda, especially if they have some sensible libertarian contents. Alas, I know of no current libertarian effort to collect and publish, online or on disc all libertarian jokes. Do you know of one? – Please let me know! – JZ, 16.11.07, - Connected with my online SLOGANS FOR LIBERTY are ca. 500 KBs of such jokes. I have built up a supplementary list of over 400 KBs, offer the latter via email attachment in exchange for TEXT jokes by others. Visual joke, comics and statistics I leave for others to collect and publish. – JZ, 15.5.13. - JOKES

LAUGHTER: Laughter – the mark of freedom.” – Edward Llewellyn, The Lords of Creation, ANALOG 3/85, p.117. - & FREEDOM – When jokes are only whispered, among trusted friends, they are rather an indication of tyranny. – JZ, 16.12.10.

LAUGHTER: Laughter can be defined as a kind of involuntary movement and reflex, brought about by a mere surprise or the confrontation of some opposites, before one has time to relate the contradictory phenomena to each other.” – Henry Hazlitt. - Retranslated from the German version: – Lachen kann als eine Art zuckender und unfreiwilliger Bewegung definiert werden, die durch blosse Ueberraschung oder einen Gegensatz hervorgerufen wird, bevor sie Zeit hat, die widersprechenden Erscheinungen miteinander zu verbinden.“ - HUMOR, JOKES

LAUGHTER: Takes a free man to laugh and it takes laughter to make a man free.” – Walt and Leigh Richmond: Gallagher’s Glacier, p.30. – Nevertheless, all libertarian and anarchist jokes have not yet been systematically collected and published, although this could now be done relatively easily on the Internet, via email and disks. – This is one of the many resources that freedom, peace and justice lovers have not yet sufficiently developed or built up. – JZ, 13.11.07. - HUMOR, JOKES

LAUGHTER: The human race has only one really effective weapon and that is laughter.” - Mark Twain. - Was any aggressive army ever defeated merely by laughter? Laughter might have ended the career of some politicians, certainly not of all of them. Nor has it made e.g. lawyers or medicine men or priests sufficiently enlightened. - Each liberating weapon, means, or tool can only do so much. - JZ, 25.11.02. - AS A WEAPON

LAUGHTER: The world can be changed neither by scolding nor laughing.” – From a collection called “Yiddish Proverbs”. – Laughter tends to destroy more absurdities in more minds than mere scolding can. The laughter of mere fools is valueless. The laughter of enlightened people is a sign of mind-liberation that can help to enlighten the others as well. – JZ, 26.6.92. - - Unfortunately, libertarian jokes, humor, ridicule, wit and irony have not yet been fully and systematically collected, published and thus mobilized to expose the weaknesses of statism and the strengths of libertarian alternatives to it. – JZ, 19.10.07. - JOKES, WIT, HUMOR, CHANGE, PUBLIC OPINION, REFORMS, LIBERATION

LAW & JUSTICE: There is no crueler tyranny that that which is perpetrated under the shield of law and in the name of justice. – Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu (1689-1755), The Spirit of the Laws, 1748.ORDER, JUSTICE, TERRITORIALISM, DEMOCRACY, POLITICS AS USUAL, NOT YET AN ART OR A SCIENCE. - LAW & ORDER?

LAW & ORDER: a system of violence, robbery and fraud.” – David DeLeon, The American as Anarchist, p.75.

LAW & ORDER: Actually, we want law and order and government is one of the least effective tools for providing it.” – Robert LeFevre.

LAW & ORDER: All “law and order” is a kind of temporary accident.” – Wilson/Shea, Illuminatus I, p.131.

LAW & ORDER: Any system that leads to wars, revolutions, terrorism, genocide, dictatorship, totalitarian or democratic majoritarian despotism, economic interventionism and ABC mass murder devices isn’t really a “law and order” system. – JZ, 1.9.97. -TERRITORIALISM

LAW & ORDER: Bernard Laude Cohen, „Law without Order“, subtitled: “Capital Punishment and the Liberals”, was offered by the Conservative Book Club, for $ 7.95. – One of the many books on the subject that I have not yet seen or had time to look up. I suppose it would have something interesting to say on the matter, if it does not simply assume that capital punishment would succeed in establishing law and order. – JZ, 12.10.07.

LAW & ORDER: He is very strong for law and order, even when there is no order and the law itself is illegal.” – H. Beam Piper, Four Day Planet, p.20.

LAW & ORDER: He realized that Law and Order were not particularly compatible.” – Michael Moorcock, “Voortrekker”, in “Quartet”, p.37.

LAW & ORDER: Hundred thousand laws cannot provide law, order, freedom, peace and justice but, rather, produce arbitrariness, power, chaos, exploitation, poverty and oppression. – JZ, 2.3.94. -

LAW & ORDER: It should be renamed: Disorder through Law! – JZ, 19.7.93. -

LAW & ORDER: Law & order has gone far beyond law and order. – JZ, 9.8.77.

LAW & ORDER: Law and order practices leave the lawns in better order than the laws. Most “positive” laws are negative by creating disorder, injustice, wrongs and harm to innocents while not curbing official and unofficial aggressive criminals sufficiently. – JZ, 10.9.03, 23.10.07. – “POSITIVE” LEGISLATION AS OPPOSED TO “THE” LAW

LAW & ORDER: Law and order really means: Disorder through all too many laws! – “Freedom is the mother, not the daughter of order.” – said Proudhon. – Tucker made this remark his motto for his “LIBERTY” periodical. – JZ, 17.9.03.

LAW & ORDER: Law and Order, n. The political goal of getting criminals off the street and back into public office where they belong.” – L. Z. Rollins, Lucifer’s Lexicon. - PUBLIC SERVICE, CRIMINALS

LAW & ORDER: Law is not order. Some places with a lot of law, such as Nazi Germany, have very little order. … More law is no guaranty of more order.” - Daniel C. Burton, Libertarian Anarchism, Libertarian Alliance, Political Notes, No. 168.

LAW & ORDER: Law without Order“, subtitled: “Capital Punishment and the Liberals”, by  Bernard Laude Cohen, was offered by the Conservative Book Club, for $ 7.95. – One of the many books on the subject that I have not yet seen or time to look up. I suppose it would have something interesting to say on the matter, if it does not simply assume that capital punishment would succeed in establishing law and order. – JZ, 12.10.07.

LAW & ORDER: Massive legislated interventions have brought massive disorders. – JZ, 7.7.93. -

LAW & ORDER: Most of our troubles are due to laws and their current “law and order” system. - JZ, 1974.

LAW & ORDER: Occasionally, as an experiment, Anarchists have individually tried calling themselves by some other name. But then, when they speak to people, their hearers are not fooled. After a little way they exclaim: “Why, you’re just an Anarchist!” There’s no escaping it, and anyway we’re a bit proud to be so disreputable thought of by a culture wherein violence, crime, and inhumanity called law and order, are rife.” – Fred Woodworth, Anarchism, p.6. - ANARCHISM, ANARCHISTS, CRIME, INHUMANITY

LAW & ORDER: Oh, law and order! I often think it is that that is at the bottom of all the misery in the world.” – Henrik Ibsen, Ghosts, Act II, p.38.

LAW & ORDER: On the right, law and order means the law of the ruler and the order that serves the interests of that ruler: orderly workers, submissive students, cowed or indoctrinated elders. …” - Karl Hess, in PLAYBOY interview, 7/76.

LAW & ORDER: Rather: Law or order! Or: Law & thus no order! Or: Plenty of laws means plenty of disorder! – JZ, 26.7.93. – Better wordings are desired by me! – JZ, 1.12.07. -

LAW & ORDER: The government has legally introduced wrongs, injustices and disorder. – JZ, 22.7.04.

LAW & ORDER: The government lays down the law and then orders. – D.Z., 6.8.77.

LAW & ORDER: The government says: You are free to do anything we want.” – Anonymous. - Compare the game of chance with coins, as played by the government: "Heads, I win, you lose. Tails, I win, you lose!"  - FREEDOM & RIGHTS ACCORDING TO THE GOVERNMENT, JOKES

LAW & ORDER: The “law and order” position fails to make the most important distinction, namely that between territorial law, imposed upon peaceful dissenters and personal law, chosen for themselves, by peaceful dissenters. Territorial law establish a continuous struggle between those, who not only wish to rule and control themselves but other people and the other people, who only wish to rule themselves, under whatever personal law system they do prefer for themselves. Territorial law is the law for internal and external Warfare States, the foundation for all tyrannies, while personal law is the law for peaceful, non-aggressive, non-violent people, who just wish to live their own lives in self-chosen ways. – JZ, 25.9.13. – EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR VOLUNTEERS OR PERSONAL LAW VS. TERRITORIAL LAW OR TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, GOVERNMENTALISM. ACCORDING TO THE USUAL TERRITORIAL POLITICS, THERE IS NO END TO THAT FLOOD OF WRONGFUL, IRRATIONAL, UNECONOMIC & COUNTER-PRODUCTIVE LAWS.

LAW & ORDER: The most wrongful, stupid and harmful things in the world come in form of laws and orders, in attempts to provide order but achieving, as a rule, rather disorder. – JZ, 21.3.03, 21.10.07. – There is no sight more terrible to behold than ignorance in action. – Goethe. - ORDERS, DISORDERS & LAWS, PRICE CONTROL-, WAGE CONTROL-, RENT CONTROL-, INTEREST RATE CONTROL LAWS, CENTRAL BANKING- & TAXATION LAWS, ALMOST CONTINUOUSLY “AMENDED” TO MAKE MATTERS STILL WORSE.

LAW & ORDER: The territorial law and order systems do produce a lot of “crimes” without victims (drug laws) and also a lot of crimes with victims (taxation, compulsory schooling and crimes committed to pay for the high costs of drugs caused by anti-drug laws) and neither prevent enough genuine crimes or punish or treat such criminals effectively. – JZ, 10.9.03. – The “law and order” slogan presupposes the possibility of an ideal State system, which territorial States have never provided and cannot provide. – JZ, 23.10.07. - CRIMES WITH OR WITHOUT VICTIMS

LAW & ORDER: There's law and there's order. And that's order.” - a judge in: "And Justice for All", a film with Al Pacino, 1979. – A genuine law and a genuine order require that the two of them are kept apart. Order cannot create law and law cannot create order. – JZ, 24.1.09.

LAW & ORDER: This “law and order” society is not worth defending, least of all at the risk of a nuclear war. – JZ, 73. - DEFENCE STATE & THE NUCLEAR WAR THREAT

LAW & ORDER: Those who suppress freedom always do so in the name of law and order.” - John V. Lindsay, former NY politician. – FREEDOM, POLITICIANS

LAW & ORDER: Which laws and what kind of order? Not just any laws or any kind of order! Mostly it amounts to an avalanche of costly, coercive and artificial laws against natural order, natural law and harmony, individual rights and liberties and for the monopoly advantage of a few. – JZ, 8.11.91, 25.9.13.

LAW & ORDER: Whim, errors and prejudices of legislators create an artificial disorder. – JZ, 17.7.93. – Laws create much more disorder or chaos than would exist under the natural order, natural rights and natural liberties. – JZ, 14.1.08, 24.1.09. -

LAW & ORDER: You believe in law and order – just as long as you can lay down the law and give the orders. - Freely worded after the remark of a radio announcer. - JZ, 20.10.72. – “He believes in law and order – just so long as he can lay down the law and give the order.” – Safian, I, 39.

LAW BREAKERS: Interestingly, one of today’s best restaurants had its beginning as a ‘private club’ for the elite, a dispenser of illegal beverages. From lawbreakers to free market makers.” – Leonard E. Read, Having My Way, p.119. – Were they not serving the free market on both occasions? – JZ, 12.10.07. - & FREE MARKET ACTIVITIES

LAW BREAKING: An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law. – Martin Luther King Jr. – Respect for the real law requites disrespect for most legislation. – JZ, 22.4.13. -  DISOBEDIENCE, RESISTANCE, RESPECT FOR THE LAW? CONSCIENCE, MORALITY, JUSTICE

LAW BREAKING: Even law-breaking can be excessive. – JZ, 16.9.07. – However, there can never be too many people who break or ignore unjust laws. – JZ, 18.5.13. - PROTEST ACTIONS, TERRORISM, ARSON, MURDER, RAPES, ROBBERIES, CRIME, VANDALISM, BULLYING, CRIME

LAW BREAKING: Nobody is breaking the law out here these days. It’s too easy to just buy a legal system off the shelf, tailor it to fit, and conform to it. – Charles Stross, Accelerando, 2006, p.329/30. – IF only this were already the case! Personal law for all kinds of like-minded groups of volunteers, doing their own things only for and to themselves, i.e. always at their own risk and expense! – JZ, 25.9.13. -  UNDER COMPETING GOVERNMENTS, VOLUNTARY GOVERNMENTS & SOCIETIES, PANARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW ETC.

LAW ENFORCEMENT: Government officials cannot possibly enforce all the many laws on the books. Enforcement must be selective, partially dependent upon the whim, prejudices, political aspirations and immediate circumstances of the enforcers.” - Richard B. McKenzie, Bound to Be Free, Hoover Institute Press, 1982, p.42.

LAW ENFORCEMENT: Law-enforcement is largely an illusion or false pretence, for many laws are not applied or even known to the enforcers. Moreover, they do usually arrive only after the law has already been broken. Then, if the criminal is caught, his appearance before a court may take up to 3 years and which way a verdict will fall is all too often anyone’s guess. Even when offenders are sentenced to imprisonment, more is usually spent upon them there than their victims can afford to spend upon themselves and their families. Law enforcement, indeed! – JZ, 9.10.87. - LARGELY AN ILLUSION OR FALSE PRETENCE, CRIME, POLICE

LAW ENFORCEMENT: No policeman knows or can know all the laws. So, how could he enforce all of them? – JZ, 7.1.05. - POLICE

LAW ENFORCEMENT: They aren’t law enforcement officers. They’re enforcers.” – Claire Wolfe, Don’t Shoot the Bastards (YET), 101 More Ways To Salvage Freedom, p.6. - LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS, POLICEMEN

LAW ENFORCEMENT: To really enforce all laws would take more law enforcers than are available, more prisons than are available and would, probably, not leave enough people working productively to maintain all the policemen and all the prisoners, the judges, lawyers, warders and bureaucrats trying to run the ultimate “law and order” system. – Even now most States have already reached the limits for gaining revenue through high taxation and resort, quite habitually, to inflation to “finance” their costs, and the losses produced by their public “enterprises”, those of territorial, statist, collectivist, coercive and monopolistic despotism. - JZ, 25.9.13.

LAW OF DIMINISHING RETURNS: Menger inserted his postulation of decreasing want-satisfaction being supplied by each additional increment of a commodity. Later identified as “diminishing marginal utility” by his student Wieser, this concept enabled Menger to create a systematic correlation between the subjective side of value – how much a good meant to individuals, and the objective side of value – the physical comparison how much was demanded (in total) and how much was in supply.” – Thomas W. Hazlett: Carl Menger, THE FREEMAN, 5/77. - MARGINAL VALUE THEORY

LAW OF NATIONS (?): 1930, a private draft, 1930, by some professor, like the “New Code of International Law”, 1910, by JEROME INTERNOSCIA. - Hint by Suzan Witt or Robert Swann? – Too man valuable ideas and too much knowledge remains still largely buried in obscure books or largely unknown people. – Not a “slogan for liberty” but a hint to a possibly valuable freedom, justice and peace book. - JZ, 24.6.09, 25.9.13. - INTERNATIONAL LAW.

LAW OF NATURE: By the law of nature it is not just that any one should be enriched by the detriment or injury of another.” – (“Jure naturae aequum est neminem cum alterius detrimento et injuria fieri locupletiorem.”) - Carl Watner, Justice, p.24.

LAW OF NATURE: There is a Law of Nature, Locke says; but apparently not all people consult it, although if they did, they would find it intelligible (II,12). – David B. Suits, JLS, Sum. 77, p.200. – NATURAL LAW, NATURAL RIGHTS, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, HUMAN RIGHTS

LAW OF NATURE: What is the State of Nature? It is, according to Locke, a condition all men are “naturally” in, which is “a State of perfect Freedom, to order their actions, and dispose of their Possessions, and Persons as they think fit, within the bounds of the Law of Nature, without asking leave, or depending upon the will of any other Man.” (II, 4). - David B. Suits, JLS, Sum. 77, p.195. - STATE OF NATURE & FREEDOM, NATURAL LAW, NATURAL RIGHTS, LAISSEZ FAIRE, NATURAL HARMONY, NATURAL ORDER, NATURAL BALANCE

LAW OF SUPPLY & DEMAND: prices are formed by competition in the market, not only among those who offer to sell goods and services, but also among those seeking to buy them. When a commodity is in abundant supply and is difficult to sell, the vendors, to avoid immobilizing the capital it represents and running the risk of its depreciation through spoilage or a change in the tastes of the consumers, [do? – or tend to? – JZ] lower prices and compete with one another to make a sale. When, on the contrary, an article is scarce and is in public demand, people are prepared to pay higher prices in order to obtain it, and competition arises among those seeking to purchase it. However, the latter case is rather rare. Generally, it is the sellers who compete and lower their prices in order to satisfy the buyers. - Faustino Ballvé, Essentials of Economics, 1956 in Mexico, from the English edition, D. Van NostrandCompany Inc., 1963, FEE edition, undated, p.16. - COMPETITION AMONG SUPPLIERS & CONSUMERS, PRICES, HIGHER & LOWER

LAW OF THE JUNGLE: a disorderly state of affairs in which some prices or profits might be in danger of falling.” - I.E.A. – JUNGLE LAW, ORDERLY MARKETING, , JOKES

LAW REFORM: Have you ever noticed how statists are constantly 'reforming' their own handiwork? Education reform. Health-care reform. Welfare reform. Tax reform. The very fact that they're always busy 'reforming' is an implicit admission that they didn't get it right the first 50 times." - Lawrence W. Reed, in "Where Are the Omelets", published on pages 17-18 of the October, 1999, issue of THE FREEMAN, the journal of the Foundation for Economic Education. - If these “reforms” were always only applied among volunteers - then they would be genuine learning experiences among these volunteers and for outside observers. But nonsensical and wrongful reforms are, instead, legally and territorially imposed upon the whole population of territories, thus maximizing possible and likely wrongs and damages. And also minimizing responsibility for them. – Reed’s title is an apt response to the popular excuse for wrongful and coercive actions: “One cannot make an omelet without breaking some eggs!” – JZ, 5.1.08. - GOVERNMENTAL REFORMS, TERRITORIALISM, Q., PANARCHISM

LAW REFORM: I found interesting, a few years back the proposition of the Australian Law Reform Society, under Justice Kirby, to establish an electronic and public register of law reform proposals by citizens and authorities. But I would have found even more interesting such a register for law repeal proposals. – JZ, 8.9.91. – At that stage at least Justice Kirby was more interested in computer programs for such a register than in law reform proposals. – I do not know what has become of this project. Since it would have allowed citizens to compete with legislators it was probably squashed by the legislators. - JZ, 12.10.07. – Among the proposals for new laws, from ordinary people, there would have been, most likely, even be more wrongful and irrational laws than our lawmakers manage to produce. But there would have been some chance, however small, for law-repeal proposals. However, the more rightful, rational and least provocative and easiest way would be to allow the dissenters to secede and live under their self-chosen personal law systems. – JZ, 25.9.13. - & LAW REPEAL

LAW REPEAL: I Hereby Repeal All Laws Pertaining to Me.” – Dangerous Buttons, No. 519. & INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM

LAW REPEAL: We don't enforce unconstitutional laws; we REPEAL them.” - Source? - Many constitutional laws are wrongful, too. Generally speaking, this means all those, which were forced upon peaceful dissenters, who are not given their chance to opt out from under them and their territorial institutions. – JZ, 2.1.08. - LAW REPEALS RATHER THAN LAW ENFORCEMENT

LAW REPEAL: Why not a legislative house whose sole duty is to repeal laws?” - Suggestion by Robert Heinlein in The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress. – Rather let all dissenting individuals and minorities opt out from under them – as long as they leave the remainder and each other alone. – JZ, 24.1.09, INDIVIDUAL & MINORITY GROUP SECESSIONISM, PANARCHISM, PARLIAMENTARISM, DEMOCRACY, REPRESENTATION, PERSONAL LAW, MUTUAL TOLERANCE FOR ALL THE DIVERSE GROUPS DOING THEIR OWN THINGS ONLY AMONG THEMSELVES.

LAW: [We are] overwhelmed ... by useless legislation. – The president of the New England Granite Works, in the 1880’s, quoted in SATURDAY REVIEW, 10.7.76. - AVALANCHES OF USELESS LAWS

LAW: 8 Million bills passed by Congress.” – Prof. Gerald W. Scully, 1990. – Naturally, you know them all and abide by all of them! – JZ, n.d. - MULTITUDE OF OR AVALANCHE OF LAWS

LAW: A A: Possible subdivisions or subheadings for entries of slogans, aphorisms and quotes under LAWS: Inefficient, no rational foundation, ridiculous ones, unenforceable ones, sufficient rapid feedback is lacking, bad laws, no moral foundation, what would mean “good” and “rightful” laws? Morality or ethics or human rights & liberties rather than laws. Natural rights, natural law, human rights, individual rights & liberties, Territorial uniformity inappropriate for as diverse critters as human beings are (just think of the various marriage forms practised now and during history among different peoples), personal law, the no-laws position, disobedience towards laws, secession from them. – Many other classifications might be advisable, to avoid a chaos of views on the subject. – JZ, 19.10.07. – The one distinction that I am mainly concerned with: personal or self-chosen laws systems vs. territorially imposed ones. – J.Z, 20.1.09. – So far I offer only an alphabetized collection. Others may offer these and more such quotes in different ways. None of my writings and compilations are copyrighted by me. – JZ, 16.5.13, 25.9.13.

LAW: a bad law is no law at all … good law need not be legislated.” – Mike McMaster, A History of Case and Free Market Legal Systems, in: “Freedom in our Time”, ed. by Vincent H. Miller, p.63. - BAD LAWS, GOOD LAWS & NO LAWS

LAW: A complete survey of all laws would reveal very little knowledge, and wisdom. – JZ, 14.3.99. – Herbert Spencer once proposed - but did not carry out - a survey of all the laws of England, including the motives for them, the measures used and the reasons for their repeal when continuing them was finally considered to be too wrong and harmful. – By now it could be done for all the laws of all the times and all countries, via a collaborative process on the Internet. The evidence from numerous past failures of the same kinds of laws and their measures would then become almost overwhelming. - JZ, 28.8.07. - SURVEY OF ALL OF THEM

LAW: A free man is one capable of noninterference in the affairs of his neighbor, while the legally conscious man is consumed with a desire to control or dominate his neighbor. When a man says "there ought to be a law," he confesses his incapacity for freedom.” – Frank Chodorov, Fugitive Essays, 397. - PERSONAL LAW, VS. TERRITORIAL LEGISLATION, FREEDOM, MAN, TOLERANCE VS. DOMINATION

LAW: A good parson once said, that where mystery begins, religion ends. Cannot I say, as truly at least, of human laws, that where mystery begins, justice ends?” - Edmund Burke, A Vindication of Natural Society, Natural Law Contrasted With Legislation. – Most laws are just as full of myths as most religions are but they are expressed in another kind of esoteric language and concepts. – JZ, .4.4.89, 1.9.07. - MYSTERY, RELIGION & JUSTICE

LAW: A good way is to consider the peculiar properties which judge-made law possesses of necessity, while they belong to the products of legislatures in general only in so far as these have endeavoured to emulate judge-made law. It is no accident that this concept of law has been preserved much longer in the common law countries whereas it was rarely understood in countries which relied wholly on statute law. - This law consists essentially of what used to be known as “lawyer's law” - which is and can be applied by courts of justice and to which the agencies of government are as much subject as are private persons. Since this judge-made law arises out of the settlement of disputes, it relates solely to the relations of acting persons towards one another and does not control an individual's actions, which do not affect others. It defines the protected domains of each person with which others are prohibited from interfering. The aim is to prevent conflicts between people who do not act under central direction but on their own initiative, pursuing their own ends on the basis of their own knowledge.” – F. A. Hayek, Economic Freedom and Representative Government, p.16. - LAWYER'S LAW OR JUDGE-MADE LAW & COMMON LAW

LAW: A government of the whole, therefore, must necessarily confine itself to the administration of such principles of law as all the people, who contribute to the support of the government, can comprehend and see the justice of. And it can be confined within those limits only by allowing the jurors, who represent all the parties to the compact, to judge of the law, and the justice of the law, in all cases whatsoever. And if any justice be left undone, under these circumstances, it is a justice for which the nature of the association does not provide, which the association does not undertake to do, and which, as an association, it is under no obligation to do.” - Lysander Spooner, Trial by Jury, II/131. - JUSTICE, PRINCIPLES OF LAW, CONSENT, ASSURED BY QUITE FREE JURIES

LAW: A great many laws in a country, like many physicians, is a sign of malady.” – Voltaire. (*) - Multitudes of laws not only indicate the existence of many maladies or wrongs but cause many to most of them. Only to a limited extent do our doctors, medicines and hospitals perpetuate or spread diseases, mostly quite against their best intentions and efforts. Lawmakers are much more prolific in that respect, too. Among all the professionals they are also those with the highest percentage of committing crimes with victims. And that does not even include the crimes the commit through their legislation. - Somewhere in Pitirim Sorokins writings there is a passage on that. - JZ, 23.11.06. - To all individuals and their voluntary communities as many laws or as few, if any, as they like among themselves. I for one would be satisfied with a close to perfect declaration of individual rights and liberties. My digitized collection of over 130 private drafts of this kind was intended as a step towards such a declaration – but who else in the world is interested in it? – It is on a disc reproduced at - JZ, 21.1.08. – (*) The vast number of lawyers is also an indication of it. – JZ, 22.4.13. – LAWYERS, LAWMAKERS, POLITICIANS, MULTITUDE OF LAWS, LEGISLATION, LAWS

LAW: A great part of that order which reigns among mankind is not the effect of government. It had its origin in the principles of society, and the natural constitution of man. It existed prior to government, and would exist if the formality of government was abolished. The mutual dependence and reciprocal interest which man has in man and all the parts of a civilized community upon each other, create that great chain of connection which holds it together. The landholder, the farmer, the manufacturer, the merchant, the. tradesman, and every occupation prospers by the aid which each receives from the other, and from the whole. Common interest regulates their concerns, and forms their laws; and the laws which common usage ordains, have a greater influence than the laws of government. In fine, society performs for itself almost everything which is ascribed to government.” – Thomas Paine, quoted in Sprading, Liberty and the Great Libertarians, p.75. - GOVERNMENT, SOCIETY & CIVILIZATION, LAW & ORDER, PRINCIPLES OF SOCIETY, INDIVIDUAL HUMAN RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, NATURE OF MAN, NATURAL RIGHTS, NATURAL LAW, SOCIETY, NATURAL HARMONIES, A FREE SOCIETY IS SUFFICIENTLY SELF-SERVING

LAW: A judge-must rule according to established law. An anarchy, as well as a commonwealth, may have established laws, according to which judges form their decisions. But an anarchy, unlike a Lockean commonwealth, need have no one system of, and no single ultimate source of law.” – David Suits, JLS, Sum. 77, p.200. – The radical alternative to a single body of territorial laws for all inhabitants is not merely a variety of anarchies but a variety of personal law systems that would still, at least for some time, include many different forms of government – all only for the various kinds of statist volunteers. – But these would then only be “freely competing governments”, each only exterritorially autonomous for its own volunteers, and they would have to tolerate each other and also the various anarchistic and libertarian societies and communities. Under voluntarism and personal laws this would be quite possible and even very convenient to those able and willing to make use of such opportunities. – JZ, 5.9.07. - ANARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW VS. TERRITORIAL LAW, PANARCHISM

LAW: A large degree ignorance of law and of lawless actions has become a sheer survival requirement, for no one has the dozens of lifetimes required to read and study, remember, obey and apply all the laws passed. This is so well known that no one ever even tries to do so. Not even lawyers and judges, legislators, policemen and bureaucratic administrators do know and can know all of them. Our world is so full of laws that it has, as a result, become a lawless society, a society that habitually ignores most laws and at best abides only by those, which happen to correspond to natural laws or individual rights and liberties. – JZ, 8.6.91, 28.8.07. - LAWLESSNESS, SURVIVAL

LAW: A law for every little detail of human existence? … The free market had to be given play, even when elements of that market abused the situation.” - Piers Anthony, Politician, Bio of a Space Tyrant, vol. 3, p.164. & LEGISLATION

LAW: A law in Fairbanks, Alaska does not allow moose to have sex on city streets.” - WRONGFUL & IRRATIONAL ON SEX

LAW: A law is a political measure, it is politics.” – (Ein Gesetz ist eine politische Massnahme, ist Politik.) – Lenin. - Most laws practise territorial power politics rather than justice. – Are our democratic and territorialist politicians and laws sufficiently different, in this respect, from those of the totalitarian States? – JZ, 5.7.92, 25.1.09. - POLITICS, POWER, TERRITORIALISM, “REALPOLITIK”, “REASONS OF STATE”, STATE SECURITY ABOVE & AGAINST GENUINE INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, Q.

LAW: A law is as proper as the motives of the ruler.” – Dagobert D. Runes, A Book of Contemplation, 78. – A law is as proper as the motives of the ruler.” – Dagobert D. Runes, A Dictionary of Thought. – Also in his Treasury of Thought, p.77. - Or as improper! – JZ, 30.3.94. – The motives might be pure but the knowledge, wisdom and ethics of the legislators might be very poor. They show all too little of the “good will” in the Kantian sense. Their intention to have all their laws apply to the whole and usually very diverse population of a whole territory is downright criminal. – JZ, n.d. - Better: A law is as improper as the motives and premises of the rulers. – JZ, 76 - Even with the best intentions many quite wrongful and harmful laws have been passed by all too ignorant, dumb or prejudiced legislators. – JZ, 28.8.07. – Rulers should not be allowed to pass the rules for their rule. Even the attempt to prevent that by a threefold division of power did not prevent such abuses. - JZ, 26.09. –  Imagine the arrogance that is involved in mere politicians imagining themselves to be able to lay down the law for the whole population of a country. As if their territorial subjects could not run their own lives without the help of such arrogant politicians and bureaucrats. – JZ, 25.9.13. - RULERS NOT SUITABLE LAWMAKERS, MOTIVES OF THOSE WHO RULE, LEGISLATORS, TERRITORIALISM, POLITICIANS, REPRESENTATIVES? BUREAUCRATS, POLITICAL PARTIES, TERRITORIALISM

LAW: A law is not just by virtue merely of the fact that it expresses the will of the people. An unjust law, even if it expresses the will of the people, is not law.” - Jacques Maritain, Man & The State, ed. by Richard O’Sullivan, London, Hollis & Carter, 1954, p.43. - WILL OF THE PEOPLE & JUSTICE, DEMOCRACY, MAJORITY DESPOTISM

LAW: A law must be short so that it can be easier remembered by laymen.” – Seneca, Epistolae 94. (Legem brevem esse oportet, quo facilius ab imperitis.) – (Ein Gesetz mus kurz sein, dass es leichter von Unkundigen behalten wird.) - At least here he did not mention, that it ought also to be just! “All redheads are to be hanged immediately!” would be short, concise and clear, but would it be just? – JZ, 2.9.07. – Most laws nowadays offend against this basic principle. – JZ, 30.9.07. – The longer the law, the more unjust. – JZ, 7.9.07. – The rightful principle involved could and should be concisely expressed in an ideal declaration of individual rights and liberties – that would make most laws superfluous. – JZ, 15.1.08. - LENGTH, SHORTNESS, BREVITY, CONCISENESS.

LAW: A law not repealed continues in force, not because it cannot be repealed, but because it is not repealed, and the non-repealing passes for consent.” - Thomas Paine, The Rights of Man, I, 1791. – Thomas Paine and Thomas Jefferson thus proposed to put a time limit for the validity of every law. That would certainly be an improvement but would not go as far as free choice in laws for every individual, through the personal law of self-chosen in communities of volunteers. – JZ, 1.9.07, 25.9.13. – REPEALS, PANARCHISM, CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY TOWARDS COMMUNITY OFFERS, PERSONAL LAW, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, COMPETITNG GOVERNANCE, FREE CHOICE BETWEEN THEM FOR VOLUNTEERS, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM FOR ALL IN ALL SPHERES, FULL FREEDOM OF CONTRACT & ASSOCIATION AS WELL AS SECESSIONISM, FOR INDIVIDUALS & WHOLE GROUPS OF THEM

LAW: a law of limited duration is much more manageable than one which needs a repeal.” – Thomas Jefferson to James Madison, 1789. –Sprading, Liberty and the Great Libertarians, p.90. - Individuals and minorities should also be able to “repeal” laws – for themselves – by free secession and organizing their communities of volunteers under exterritorial autonomy. – JZ, 6.9.07. - LIMITED DURATION, SUNSET LAWS VS. FORMAL LAW REPEALS, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, PERSONAL LAW VS. TERRITORIAL LAW

LAW: a law was just the expression of some people’s desire to compel other people to act in a certain way, and that no law had any effect on what was right or wrong.” – Gary McDonald, A Breach of Security, “Analog”, June 84, page 77. - LEGALIZED COMPULSION OF WHOLE POPULATIONS BY SOME PEOPLE, TERRITORIALISM VS. INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, HUMAN RIGHTS

LAW: A law which violates the purpose of the social contract (*) is not a law at all, and may therefore be resisted.” – Harold J. Laski, in introduction, p.26 to A Defence of Liberty. – A slightly improved version might be: A law is never simply a command but the attempt to fulfill the purpose of the social contract. If it does not fulfill that purpose then it is not a law. – JZ, n.d. - - (*) Which version of a “social contract” did he mean here? How many dozen or even how many hundred different versions of it do exist or have been proposed and partly practised? – Is there already any social contract version to which all the moral and rational political parties and other movements would readily subscribe? - JZ, 1.12.07. – If not, is it not high time to try to express such a social contract in writing? Should not anarchists and libertarians be in the forefront of all such efforts? – JZ, 25.9.13. - SOCIAL CONTRACT

LAW: A lawful life is by now and awfully lawful life and not a full, natural, free, peaceful, productive and just life, in full possession of all genuine individual rights and liberties and practicing them freely, as much as one likes. – JZ, 14.3.99, 29.8.07, 25.9.13. - LAWFUL VS. FREE & JUST LIVES


LAW: A moral man ignores the laws as much as he can while respecting the natural or human or individual rights and liberties of others as much as possible. – JZ, 14.3. 99, 25.9.13. - MORALITY, RIGHTS, MAN

LAW: A paragraph jungle, which seems to justify whatever the government does or charges. – JZ, 24.12.99. - GOVERNMENTS, A JUNGLE OF LAWS, THE GOVERNMENT’S LAW OF THE JUNGLE

LAW: A penny-weight of love is worth a pound of law.” - James Kelly: Complete Collection of Scottish Proverbs, 1721 (Cf. Ray, ante, 1670) – Alas, there are many kinds of love, although not many as there are laws. Nor is love sufficient to solve every problem. The involuntarily unemployed, for instance, would love to get a job, especially an attractive one. But they do not know how to provide themselves with well-paid productive work and have so far shown no interest in the monetary freedom options required for achieving this. They rather “love”, as statists, to leave such thinking to politicians and bureaucrats and these “people” or misleaders leave it undone and rather offer their “programs” and “measures” and laws, which perpetuate this problem, which former wrongful and irrational laws, based on popular errors, prejudices and myths, have caused in the first place. Love is good or can be good, but only in a limited sphere. It is by far not enough! – If laws could do any good: We have already a superfluity of them! – Repeal of laws is quite another matter. Ignoring them, successfully, or opting out from under them would be even better! JZ, - 1.9.07, 25.1.09. - LOVE

LAW: A proliferation of new laws creates a proliferation of new loopholes.” - Source unknown. Unfortunately, wrongful laws have not enough new loopholes, especially not the one that would permit its victim to reject it or ignore it altogether. - JZ, 25. 11. 06. – LOOPHOLES, SELF-OWNERSHIP, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, FREE CHOICE FOR INDIVIDUALS AMONG DIVERSE PERSONAL LAW SYSTEMS

LAW: A revealing description of the difference between the law with which the judge is concerned and the law of modern legislation is to be found in an essay by the distinguished American public lawyer P. A. Freund in R. B. Brandt (ed.), Social Justice, Spectrum Books, New York, 1962, p.94: “The judge addresses himself to standards of consistency, equivalence, predictability, the legislator to fair shares, social utility, and equitable distribution.” – F. A. Hayek, The Confusion of Language in Political Thought, p.18. - JUDGES, LAW OF JUDGES VS. LAW OF MODERN LEGISLATION, DISTRIBUTIONISM, SOCIAL JUSTICE, EGALITARIANISM, TRIBUTE LEVIES, HANDOUTS, SUBSIDIES, GOVERNMENT-SPENDING, BUYING VOTES LEGALLY

LAW: A second problem I wrestle with is in practical application of libertarian philosophy in a society so degraded that we must legislate the difference between right and wrong — and no one seems to recognize the ludicrousness of such a situation!!! … I will resolve these problems for myself – I must — and continue to ‘spread the word' that liberty is possible.” – Charles F. Jones in LEFEVRE’S JOURNAL, Fall 77. - DECIDING WHAT IS RIGHT & WHAT IS WRONG?


LAW: a society (*) which permitted the frustrated and psychotic to set up the laws and mores of behavior which resulted in the mass crippling of the whole human race.” - Mark Clifton & Frank Riley, They'd Rather Be Right, part III of IV, ASTOUNDING SF, Oct. 1954, p.122. – (*) territorial State! - JZ - CUSTOMS, BEHAVIORISM, RULE, TERRITORIAL STATES, CONSTITUTIONS, INTOLERANCE, HUMAN BEINGS, NATURAL LAW, FRUSTRATIONS, LEADERSHIP, POLITICS

LAW: A state is better governed which has but few laws, and those laws strictly observed…” - René Descartes. - The only laws that need to be strictly observed are the natural laws for human beings. - JZ, 24.11.02. – I.e., genuine human rights or individual rights and liberties – still not fully declared by any State or ideological movement. – JZ, 25.9.13.

LAW: A state law in Illinois mandates that all bachelors should be called master, not mister, when addressed by their female counterparts.” - WRONGFUL & IRRATIONAL ON SEX

LAW: A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures.” – Daniel Webster. - CALL FOR ACTION, “SOMETHING MUST BE DONE!” ETC.,

LAW: a torrent of decrees from a higher authority.” – Alexei Borovoi, Anarchism & Law, p. 8. - & LEGISLATION, DECREES

LAW: A Tremonton, Utah law states that no woman is allowed to have sex with a man while riding in an ambulance. In addition to normal charges, the woman's name will be published in the local newspaper. The man does not receive any punishment.” - WRONGFUL & IRRATIONAL ON SEX

LAW: a way of looking at society, which makes the replacement of law by liberty a condition of reaching the higher stages of social development.” – John Morley, ON COMPROMISE, p.250. – Only territorial, uniform and imposed laws need to be replaced – by personal laws, individually chosen for themselves by volunteers. That is the fundamental liberty required in order to rapidly reach higher levels of societal organization, peace, justice, liberty, security, prosperity and progress for almost all. It would free all self-help options for the most advanced human beings, the pioneers and innovators. – “Freie Bahn dem Tuechtigen!” & “Der Freiheit eine Gasse!” - (A free path for the able and willing ones!A path for liberty!) - JZ, 1.9.07. 25.9.13. - PERSONAL LAW, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHY

LAW: A year ago, if I had $ 100 in gold in my pocket, I was a law-abiding citizen; if I perchance had a pint of whiskey I was a criminal. Today, if I have the whiskey, I am a law-abiding citizen, but if I have the gold I am a criminal violating the-law.” – I. J. Dickingson, Speech at Cleveland, O., Jan. 5, 1934. - ARBITRARY, WHIMS, INJUSTICE, IRRATIONAL, WRONGFUL

LAW: Abide by the Law of Nature and follow the urges of love, then you don’t require any laws.” – Iffland. – How many different concepts of “love” are there? The “love” or power urges of rapist do certainly require some counter-actions. – JZ, 30.8.07. – Also the actions of some very jealous lovers. – JZ, 27.1.09. - LAWS OF NATURE & LOVE

LAW: Abolition of laws rather than enslavement by them. – JZ, 1974. – But self-enslavement under corresponding personal laws, individually chosen, would still be morally right for such persons, as long as they are willing to out up with such a condition. – JZ, 6.9.07, 25.9.13. - ABOLITION, ABOLITIONISM TOWARDS LAWS

LAW: According to a law in Danville, Pennsylvania, fire hydrants must be checked one hour before all fires.” - Dr. Laurence J. Peter, Why Things Go Wrong or The Peter Principle Revisited, George Allen & Unwin, 1971, p.44.

LAW: According to the Utopians, it is quite unjust for anyone to be bound by a legal code which is too long for an ordinary person to read right through, or too difficult for him to understand.” – Thomas Moore, Utopia, p.106 (Penguin 1976.) – And if there are ten-thousands of such laws or even millions …? - JZ, 2.10.07.

LAW: Act ethically, out of respect for your own law.” - (Handle gut, aus Achtung vor Deinem Gesetz.) - Kurt Lasswitz, Traumkristalle, S.173.) - That would, largely, happen in panarchies or polyarchies. – JZ, 30.8.07. – One’s own law is only the law one has given or selected for oneself, not the law that others have imposed upon oneself. – JZ, 29.1.09.- TERRITORIAL VS. PERSONAL LAWS, GOODNESS IN ACTION, RESPECT

LAW: Actually, we want law and order, and government is one of the least effective tools for providing it." - Robert LeFevre. - ORDER

LAW: Additionally, and with a welcome consistency, libertarians do not believe that private capitalism and free-market operations will provide a panacea to eliminate every problem on earth. They recognize that man is an imperfect creature and that no system, however well intentioned or implemented, can be counted upon to eliminate the dysfunctional or the mal-functional human. But they believe that private capitalism and a free market will provide the best set of answers obtainable in this imperfect world. Further, that since freedom will be the key in all such arrangements, any policy which proves faulty can readily be amended or abandoned. They point out that when legislation is passed and government programs take over, each policy becomes locked into the system as though imbedded in concrete. However bad or ineffective it proves to be, it cannot be changed without major upheaval. Hence their reluctance to permit government to have any function at all, save in the area of dealing with aggressive persons who impose their will on others by force and violence.” (*) – Robert LeFevre, The Libertarian, p.27. – (*) Even in this sphere and that of a country’s defence territorial governments have proven themselves to be very inefficient. – They turn almost every defence effort into a bloodbath for both sides and do not even abstain from mass murder devices although there are no guilty targets for them. – JZ, 1.9.07. - LEGISLATION, POLICIES, LIBERTARIANISM, LIMITED GOVERNMENT, TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENTS, CAPITALISM, FREE MARKET MAN, FLAWED HUMANS, FREEDOM

LAW: 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.” – Toqueville, Democracy in America, quoted in THE FREEMAN, 1/76, p.30. - Let them secede to do their own things for themselves and all their voluntary followers! That is the most important “vote” that anybody could have for his public life. – JZ, 3.9.07. - RULE, VOTING, GENUINE SELF-GOVERNMENT, REGULATIONS, DOMINATION, TERRITORIALISM, DEMOCRACY, COMMUNITY, GOVERNMENT, SUBJECTS, CITIZENS, CREATIVITY

LAW: After the laws: disorder! Or: Disorder follows the laws. Natural order and harmony can only follow the natural laws, not the man-made laws. Unless the man-made laws are only made, applied or chosen for themselves by volunteers, in their own exterritorially autonomous protective communities. – JZ, 19.7.91, 28.8.07. - ORDER, DISORDER & NATURAL LAW, PERSONAL LAWS

LAW: Against the background of my many years of service in the Navy, I make this declaration: I do not fear the Russian Army, or the atom bomb, or the hydrogen bomb, nearly so much as I fear this concept of using the law to relieve individuals of the responsibility for their own welfare and to deprive them of their freedom of choice. We can all see the danger of a military threat to our freedom. If we are attacked we will fight, and we will win! But few of us appear to understand this insidious process whereby we use our own laws and our own government to destroy our own liberties just as surely as if some foreign conqueror had power over us.” - Admiral Ben Moreell, Log I, p.28. – Our external clashes are the offsprings of our internal clashes in territorial States. How many external clashes would remain if all internal dissenters became free to rule themselves? - JZ, 25.1.09. – PEACE, WAR, NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, TERRORISM, BORDERS, FRONTIERS, TERRITORIALISM, MAJORITY DESPOTISM, PANARCHISM, DEFENCE, LAWS DESTROYING OUR OWN LIBERTIES, RATHER THAN “ENEMIES”, GOVERNMENTS & SOCIETIES IN EXILE, ALL FOR THEIR VOLUNTEERS ONLY, AS SOLVENTS FOR ALL TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENTS

LAW: aggressive laws create discord where there was none before and set men at each other’s throats. – The willful and principled disobedience to aggressive laws is thus not a step toward social chaos, but a blow for freedom and human dignity. – The mindless conformity to all laws would rob us of the very humanity that law should seek to preserve.” – Jarret B. Wollstein, in a leaflet: The Case Against Victimless Crimes. By now probably offered online by ISIL. - AGGRESSIVE ONES, CREATE DISCORD, THEIR MINDLESS CONFORMITY, REQUIREMENT, FREEDOM, DISOBEDIENCE NOT A STEP TOWARDS CHAOS, VICTIMLESS CRIMES, TERRITORIALISM

LAW: All “positive” laws are positively counter-productive. – JZ, 21.9.93. – Even when passed with the best intentions. – They should only apply to those, who favor them, in their own personal law communities. – JZ, 1.12.07. – POSITIVE, WELFARE STATE

LAW: all a man's natural rights stand upon one and the same basis, viz., that they are the gift of God, or Nature, to him as an individual, for his own uses (*), and for his own happiness. If any one of these natural rights may be arbitrarily (**) taken from him by other men (***), all of them may be taken from him on the same reason. No one of these rights is any more sacred or inviolable in its nature, than are all the others. ... The violation of any one of these rights, by lawmakers, is equivalent to the assertion of a right to violate all of them." - Lysander Spooner, A Letter to Grover Cleveland, p. 30. - If, e.g., under certain and restrictive circumstances, I can save the life of an innocent person by ignoring e.g. his right of freedom of expression and information or that of someone else, I DO intend to do so and would fill righteous and good about it. There are, after all, some primary rights and some secondary and further derived rights. By temporarily ignoring some secondary rights we can, sometimes, protect some primary rights. – (*) or non-use – (**) e.g. by majority vote or "professional" jurisdiction. – (***) when he himself has not offended against those of others. - JZ, 15.1.93. - I am grateful to two persons who, on two separate occasions, kept me forcefully out of the way of some vehicles that I had not noticed and not ashamed of once having forcefully stopped a blind person, who would otherwise have been run over. He was frightened, but only for a moment, thinking that he was being mugged. Neither of these three rescuers received any complaints. - JZ, 10.12.03. ) - NATURAL RIGHTS UNDER TERRITORIALISM AS OPPOSED TO EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY CLAIMED BY VOLUNTEERS FOR THEMSELVES

LAW: All law are unfair. – JZ, n.d. – At least to some people. – JZ, 6.9.07. – To all who did not individually subscribe to them – e.g. as voluntary members of personal law communities, and who are not criminals or aggressors against others. – JZ, 20.1.08. - FAIR OR UNFAIR? PERSONAL & INDIVIDUALLY CHOSEN LAW OR LAW SYSTEMS VS. TERRITORIALLY IMPOSED LAWS, PANARCHISM

LAW: All laws are attempts to approach the intentions of a moral world order in ones worldly and private life.” – Goethe. – I would rather say: All laws are attempts to distance oneself from the intentions of the moral world order in ones private and worldly life. – (Alle Gesetze sind Versuche sich den Absichten der moralischen Weltordnung im Welt und Lebenslaufe zu naehern. – Goethe. – Ich wuerde eher sagen: Alle Gesetze sind Versuche, sich von den Absichten der moralischen Weltordnung im Welt- und Lebenslaufe zu entfernen.) – JZ, n.d. - At least the version by Goethe is largely true for personal laws of exterritorially autonomous communities of volunteers. My qualification or reversal applies only to territorial laws as we generally have them now. – JZ, 29.8.07. - NATURAL LAWS, NATURAL RIGHTS, MORALITY, HUMAN RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

LAW: All laws are tribal laws and should apply only to voluntary members of a tribe or other community – and to those, who commit genuine crimes or aggression against them. – JZ, 20.5.81. - TRIBAL LAWS ALL, & CORRESPONDINGLY BACKWARDS & OBSTRUCTIVE STILL

LAW: All laws infringing individual rights and liberties ought to become ignored or resisted or formally repealed. As a result very few laws would remain. – JZ, 14.3.99. - INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

LAW: All laws now being passed are bad. There were some good ones at one time, like laws to punish people for being violent to the innocent, but there’s (*) nothing left now but the itchy little longings of compulsive control freaks and special interests.” - Claire Wolfe, Don’t Shoot the Bastards (YET), 101 More Ways To Salvage Freedom, 38. - (*) Almost! – JZ. - POLITICIANS, CONTROL FREAKS & SPECIAL INTERESTS

LAW: All laws restricting the economy were passed with good intentions but without foresight of the consequences.” – Ulrich von Beckerath, Berlin Programm, S.17. - GOOD INTENTIONS, FORESIGHT, CONSEQUENCES, ECONOMY, RESTRICTIONS

LAW: All laws should consist exclusively out of loopholes. – JZ, 2/75. Anyhow, the more loopholes they have, the better they are. – The best or most suitable laws for people, at each stage of their mental development, will tend to be those, which were chosen for themselves by volunteers only. – JZ, 28.8.07. – The main loophole or escape route for everybody (who is not a criminal with victims) should be the freedom of individuals to secede. – JZ, 28.1.09. – LOOPHOLES, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM VS. TERRITORIALISM

LAW: All laws which are repugnant to the Constitution are null and void.” – Marbury vs Madison. - What about all those, who also find this constitution to be repugnant or unclear or incomplete, even after xyz attempts to improve it and especially after xyz attempts to legally or juridically reduce or abolish even the few liberties it granted, i.e., doing so quite "constitutionally"? - JZ, 25. 11. 06. – Has the flood of laws in the US really been sufficiently restrained by the U.S. Constitution or was that only a good intention or wishful thinking of the Founding Fathers? – JZ, 19.1.09. – Much more importantly: All laws that infringe genuine individual human rights and liberties are, by ethical or moral standards, invalid in all territorial States. However, within communities, societies and governance systems of volunteers, under personal law and exterritorial autonomy, their members would be free to restrict their practice as much as they like and are willing to put up with, in spite of the examples of communities all around them, which do practise more or even all individual rights and liberties among themselves. – JZ, 27.4.13. – INDIVIDUAL HUMAN RIGHTS & LIBERTIES VS. TERRITORIAL CONSTITUTIONALISM & STATISM

LAW: All laws which can be broken without any injury to another are counted but a laughing stock, and are so far from bridling the desires and lusts of men that on the contrary they stimulate them. - - For we are ever eager for forbidden fruit, and desire what is denied. - Nor do idle men ever lack ability to elude the laws which are instituted about things, which cannot absolutely be forbidden." – Baruch Spinoza, “Of Aristocracy”, quoted in “free enterprise”, Feb/March 75. - LAWBREAKING

LAW: All laws, suggested Cooper, should be reconsidered every ten years, and, if found unnecessary, repealed. This recalls Jefferson's proposal that the Constitution should be reconsidered and overhauled every 20 years.” - Oscar W. Cooley, The Freeman, March 71, on Thomas Cooper, who died in 1839. - AUTOMATIC REPEAL AFTER EXPIRY OF A PRESET PERIOD, SUNSET LAWS

LAW: All laws, whether good, bad, or indifferent, must be obeyed to the letter.” – One of the many popular errors on laws, stated in: Dr. Laurence J. Peter, The Peter Prescription, p.60. – LAW ABIDANCE, OBEDIENCE TO LAWS

LAW: all legislation is an absurdity, a usurpation and a crime.” – Lysander Spooner. - LEGISLATION, A CRIME, A USURPATION, AN ABSURDITY

LAW: All legislation not in harmony with natural law is pernicious; - all that is in harmony therewith is superfluous.” - Whittick, “Bombs”, p.50. - NATURAL LAW, LEGISLATION, HARMONY

LAW: All legislators fail in most of their efforts to do something rightful and rational with their legislation. If, however, their intention is to do something wrongful and irrational with them, then they are, mostly, brilliantly successful. – JZ, 16.5.13.

LAW: All of us are bound by reality. It doesn’t matter whether government seeks to enforce real law or not, nature enforces it. Legislation, on the other hand, is no more than the opinions of some men imposed upon other men by force.” – Robert LeFevre, The Power of Congress, p.81. – The despotic and enforced territorial laws of governments do have their own kind or reality, a negative one, which temporarily may overwhelm, in practice, the natural laws, to a large extent. – E.g. the transactions on a Black Market are not quite Free Market transactions. - JZ, 15.10.07. - VS. NATURAL LAW, THE LAW, LEGISLATION, REALITY, ENFORCEMENT, POSITIVE LAW,

LAW: All our liberties are due to men who, when their conscience has compelled them, have broken the laws of the land.” - Dr. John Clifford. - BREAKING THE LAW, CONSCIENCE & RESISTANCE

LAW: all public ends look vague and quixotic beside private ones. For, any laws but those which men make for themselves, are laughable.” - Emerson, quoted in Sprading, Liberty and the Great Libertarians, p.150. , PUBLIC GOOD VS. PRIVATE GOODS, RIGHTS & PROPERTIES, IMPOVERISHING THE PRODUCTIVE AT THE EXPENSE OF THE UNPRODUCTIVE, TRANSFER SOCIETY, ZERO SUM GAMES, LEGALIZED EXPLOITATION & FAVORITISM, PERSONAL LAW, PANACHISM

LAW: All regulations and laws should be like games rules: Agreed upon and applied only among those wanting to play a particular game. – JZ, 20.5.81. - REGULATIONS, PERSONAL LAW, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHY, VOLUNTARISM

LAW: All rights and laws are still transmitted, / Like an eternal sickness to the race.” (Es erben sich Gesetz und Rechte / Wie eine ew'ge Krankheit fort.) - Johann Wolfang von Goethe, Faust. Pt. i, sc. 4, I. 449. – Another version: “Laws are inherited like diseases.” – I, Faust 1, 1808. - So far one can no more opt out from under a territorial law or State than from a disease or pestilence. That is one of the aspects, which makes territorial laws very wrong and harmful. – JZ, 5.9.07. – I doubt that even Goethe was fully aware of all individual rights and liberties. How many of today’s anarchists and libertarians are or are even seriously interested in all of them being collected and declared as clearly as possible by now? – JZ, 16.5.13. - INHERITED LIKE DISEASES, LIKE A PLAGUE, STILL SPREADING

LAW: All territorial laws are unfair, and unjust, if not to all then at least to some, if not to many. – JZ, 31.8.07. - TERRITORIAL ONES & FAIRNESS OR JUSTICE

LAW: All territorial laws ought to become replaced by personal laws, applied only among volunteers, in their own exterritorially autonomous communities. – JZ, 29.8.07. - PERSONAL VS. TERRITORIAL LAWS, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR VOLUNTEERS

LAW: All territorial legislative measures force their mistakes upon all people in a territory – instead of, like contracts, only upon those, who subscribed to them and did not opt out from under them. – JZ, 2.6.86, 29.8.07. - TERRITORIAL VS. EXTERRITORIAL OR PERSONAL LAWS, PANARCHISM

LAW: All territorial political and economic monopolies, whether based on the constitutions, special legislation or regulations, are hereby completely and immediately repealed, without any indemnification. – JZ, 7.2.84, 30.8.07. - No complete declaration of individual rights and liberties could or should demand any less. – JZ, 7.9.07. - UNIFORMITY, NON-TERRITORIAL, FOR ALL PERSONAL LAWS, PANARCHIES, POLYARCHIES: ONE KIND OF LAWS THAT IS NEEDED ABOVE ALL, PERSONAL LAWS VS. TERRITORIAL LAW MONOPOLIES & COERCION

LAW: All that is good is not embodied in the law; and all that is evil is not proscribed by the law. – William F. Buckley, Jr., in  – But much that is wrong and harmful is prescribed by legislation, e.g. monetary and financial despotism. – JZ, 28.3.12.

LAW: All the sentences of precedent judges that have ever been cannot altogether make a law contrary to natural equity.” - Thomas Hobbes: Leviathan, II. - JUDGES, SENTENCES, PRECEDENTS, NATURAL LAW, NATURAL JUSTICE, LAW

LAW: All too many of our territorial laws merely legalize persecution, exploitation and suppression. – JZ, 14.3.99, 29.8.07. - PERSECUTION, EXPLOITATION & SUPPRESSION

LAW: All too much of our lives gets wasted rather than protected through mass-produced and territorially imposed laws of power-seeking politicians. – JZ, 19.9.07. - POLITICIANS, PROTECTION OR EXPLOITATION BY POWER ADDICTS

LAW: All too often they do wrong almost always only for the benefit of a few. – JZ, 14.3.99, 28.1.09, 25.9.13. - NATURAL JUSTICE, NATURAL LAW, NATURAL LIBERTY & INDIVIDUAL HUMAN RIGHTS, LOBBIES, SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS, PRIVILEGES, PROTECTIONISM, SUBSIDIES

LAW: Almost all laws are bad laws, far removed from the ideal concept of law. – JZ, 21.1.03, 18.9.07.

LAW: Although the legal and ethical definitions of right are the antithesis of each other, most writers use them as synonyms. They confuse power with goodness, and mistake law for justice.” - Charles T. Sprading, Freedom and its Fundamentals. - RIGHTS, POWER VS. GOODNESS, WRONGS VS. JUSTICE

LAW: Always figure laws to be like man, feller, he said evenly. Some you just have to respect. Others are made to be broken.” – George G. Gilman, Edge, Death Drive, p.40. - BREAKING THEM OR DISOBEDIENCE TOWARDS THE WRONGFUL ONES, RESPECT FOR THE FEW RIGHTFUL ONES

LAW: America needs fewer laws, not more prisons.” – James Bovard – I would rather say that it needs more laws, but all only the personal law for voluntary communities, all without a territorial monopoly. – Then it would also need many less prisons than it has now. The more genuine individual rights and liberties become known and are practised the less crimes will gradually occur. – Compare my article in PEACE PLANS 15: “Some Thoughts On How A Libertarian Society Would Tend To Reduce Crime”, with some comments, 9 pages. – For the time being, this and others of the few issues that I have scanned-in, are only available from me as email attachments – until they appear online or on disc through somebody. - JZ, 26.1.09. - PRISONS

LAW: Among them [the Icelanders] there is not king, but only law.” – Adam of Bremen, History of the Archbishops of Hamburg-Bremen (11th century). – Quoted in: Thomas Larsson, The Race to the Top, The Real Story of Globalization, Cato Institute, 2001, p.308. - ICELAND

LAW: An ‘… analysis given by R. E. Barnett from the Fuller lecture’: "Almost gracefully the old man drew a vertical line with an arrow at the bottom end. “This is how most people view the law", he said. “They see it as a command from above.” Then he drew a horizontal line with arrows at both ends. “But this”, he continued, “is the way law actually is. A way for people to order their lives by knowing what to expect of others ..." - - 'Those who see the law as essentially a command are wrong. Law is no mere one-way street. It is … a cooperative project …” (12) - This explanation of legal theory fits our historical look at merchant and admiralty law which were created and enforced by the people affected to their mutual benefit. In these areas, one was directly involved with the legal system only as desired by a participant; it was not imposed on them by third parties.” – Mike McMaster, OPTION, 6/78. - COMMANDS FROM THE TOP, DECREES, TERRITORIALISM, VS. LAW, PERSONAL LAW, PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM,

LAW: An almost general experience does by now state: If there is a law against it, then there must be something good about it! – JZ, 13.8.91. – That applies not only to the “laws” or decrees of totalitarian regimes. – JZ, 25.1.09. - GOODNESS & BADNESS, RIGHTFUL LAWS VS. WRONGFUL LAWS

LAW: an enormous growth of administrative laws has produced innumerable offences which have no basis in everyday standards.” – Alex Comfort, Authority & Delinquency, page 85. - ADMINISTRATIVE LAW, MORALITY, JUSTICE, ETHICS, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, HUMAN RIGHTS

LAW: an erroneous belief that political rights and moral rights are the same thing. We appear to have decided that "might makes right"; that the way to determine what is "right" is to vote on it; that if a thing is legal, it is automatically morally right; that if it is declared illegal it is morally wrong.” – Admiral Ben Moreell, Log I/4. - FORMAL LAWS, BELIEVED TO BE MORAL RULES, VOTING ON “RIGHTS” AMOUNTS TO THE LEGALIZATION OF MANY WRONGS

LAW: An evil: Territorial law cannot be sufficiently reformed. They will always be an evil, like cancer, war and tyranny, at least for all peaceful dissenters. However, it can become reduced to an individually and voluntarily chosen evil. – JZ, 8.6.93, 12.10.07, 18.1.09. - PERSONAL LAW, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, VOLUNTARISM

LAW: An excerpt from brilliant Kentucky state legislation. "No female shall appear in a bathing suit on any highway within this state unless she be escorted by at least two officers or unless she be armed with a club." - WRONGFUL & IRRATIONAL ON SEX

LAW: An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law. - Martin Luther King Jr. – No, he fails to distinguish between the law and wrongful laws. He should not readily accept and submit to punishment for resisting or infringing wrongful laws but, rather, ask for the recognition of his action or even for a reward! And if he can escape punishment without more trouble than it is worth, he should do so in very good conscience. Nobody is obliged to turn himself into a martyr. – JZ, 18.1.09. LAW-BREAKERS OUT OF CONSCIENCE

LAW: an intolerant … law … constitutes a menace, so long as it is in force.“ – S. D. Gotein, Jews and Arabs, 69. – That does apply to territorial laws but not to personal laws that are chosen by volunteers for themselves. – JZ, 30.8.07. – INTOLERANCE, PERSONAL LAWS, & PANARCHISM VS. TERRITORIALISM

LAW: An Oklahoma law states that the driver of “any vehicle involved in an accident resulting in death … shall immediately stop … and give his name and address to the person struck.” - Dr. Laurence J. Peter, Why Things Go Wrong or The Peter Principle Revisited, George Allen & Unwin, 1991, 44. – RIDICULOUS LAWS, JOKES

LAW: An oppressive government is much worse than a man-eating tiger." - Kong Fu-Dzuh ("Confucius")

LAW: An ordinance in Newcastle, Wyoming, specifically bans couples from having sex while standing inside a store's walk-in meat freezer!” - WRONGFUL & IRRATIONAL ON SEX

LAW: An organized society needs laws as little as legislators. Laws are to society what cobwebs are to a bee hive; they only serve to catch the bees.” – Proudhon. - SOCIETY

LAW: An unconstitutional act is not law; it confers no right; it imposes no duties; affords no protection; it creates no office; it is in legal contemplation, as inoperative as though it had never been passed." Norton vs Shelby County118 US 425 p.442. – Does it not throw doubts on the constitutions and its institutions when such laws can be passed and are passed, nevertheless? – JZ, 11.1.08. – CONSTITUTIONALISM

LAW: An unjust law is itself a species of violence. Arrest for its breach is more so.” – Mohandas K. Gandhi, Non-Violence in Peace and War, 1948, 2.150.

LAW: Anarchism is often calumniated as the wildest of schemes because it purports to establish social order without the assistance of organized government with its laws, courts, and police systems, she held. But "the wildest dream that ever entered the heart of man is the dream that mankind can ever help itself through an appeal to law. …” – Reichert, Partisans of Freedom, p.244/45, quoting Voltairine de Cleyre. - ORDER & ANARCHISM, GOVERNMENT, STATE, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

LAW: Anarchists want to create a form of social organization with very little law, but a lot of order.” - Daniel C. Burton, Libertarian Anarchism, LA Political Notes, No. 168. - ORDER & ANARCHISM

LAW: Anarchy is the total absence of any system of governmental authority. Under a Free Enterprise system, laws exist to protect peoples rights, not to infringe them.” – Giles Edwards, pamphlet “Free Enterprise”. – Anarchy includes also the option not to be free among like-minded people, to any extent desired by them. For voluntarism stands higher on the scale of values than equal rights or equal status for all members. And free enterprise includes also the option to offer statist services – but to statist volunteers only and only at their expense and risk. Under personal laws and exterritorial autonomy this can be done and would allow anarchists and libertarians of all shades to live in accordance with their own ideals, even while the majority, consisting of statists, still practice, ever hopefully, their all too flawed statist systems among themselves, in all their varieties. – Not even the best system is to be territorially imposed upon all – The attempt would retard its realization among its believers and would even endanger its continuance, because this coercive attempt would arouse maximum resistance from the various statists and religious fundamentalists. - JZ, 6.9.07. – Freedom lovers should have enough confidence in their systems that from their practical demonstrations, i.e. their successes, their ideas, personal laws and institutions will be more and more copied by those, finally disappointed with their experiences with statism. – JZ, 26.9.13. - ANARCHY, FREE ENTERPRISE, HUMAN RIGHTS, PERSONAL LAWS, PANARCHISM, EXTERRITORIALISM VS. TERRITORIALISM, VOLUNTARISM VS. COMPULSION, FREE SOCIETIES IN FREE COMPETITION WITH UNFREE ONES

LAW: Ancient laws remain in force long after the people have the power to change them.” – Aristotle, Politics, IV. - OUTDATED, ANCIENT LAWS STILL IN FORCE, CUSTOMARY CONTINUANCE OF ABUSES, E.G. SEXUAL MUTILATIONS, STATUS OF WOMEN & CHILDREN

LAW: and if the rights of person and property depend no longer upon aristocratic caprice, but upon laws, still these laws are nothing but another sort of teeth with which the aristocratic brood seizes its prey, and another sort of daggers wherewith it assassinates the people.” – Heinrich Heine, The Liberation, an essay. The laws of democracies, republics and constitutional monarchies can be just as oppressive, at least on some points, like monetary despotism, protectionism and immigration restrictions. – JZ, 26.9.13. - PROPERY

LAW: And isn’t it legislated in different ways in different countries at different times? What makes it then so absolute?” - Kevork Ajemian, The Fallacy of Modern Politics, Books International, PO Box 6096, McLean, Virginia 22106, 1986, Tel. (703) 821-8900, p.157. – Q.

LAW: And it has converted legitimate defense into a crime, in order to punish legitimate defense." Frederic Bastiat, The Law. - TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENTS, THEIR LAW, SELF-DEFENCE ACTIONS, GUN CONTROL LAWS

LAW: And it would seem a reasonable criticism to say that such a democracy is not a constitution at all: for where the laws do not govern there is no constitution, as the law ought to govern all things while the magistrates control particulars, and we ought to judge this to be constitutional government; if then democracy really is one of the forms of constitution, it is manifest that an organization of this kind, in which all things are administered by resolutions of the assembly, is not even a democracy in the proper sense, for it is impossible for a voted resolution to be a universal rule.” - Aristotle. Politics. IV 4, 1,292a, Loeb, ed. Rackham, Cambridge, Mass., and London, 1950, p. 303, quoted in: F. A. Hayek, The Confusion of Language in Political Thought, 31, Note 1. - VOTING, DEMOCRACY, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, PRINCIPLES

LAW: And my answer is, that from the moment it is conceded that any man, or body of men, whatever, under any pretence whatever, have the right to make laws of their own invention, and compel other men to obey them, every vestige of man’s natural and rightful liberty is denied him. - That this is so is proved by the fact that all a man's natural rights stand upon one and the same basis, viz., that they are the gift of God, or Nature, to him, as an individual, for his own uses, and for his own happiness. If any one of those natural rights may be arbitrarily taken from him by other men, all of them may be taken from him on the same reason. No one of these rights is any more sacred or inviolable in its nature, than are all the others. The denial of any one of these rights is therefore equivalent to a denial of all the others. The violation of any one of these rights, by lawmakers, is equivalent to the assertion of a right to violate all of them.” - Lysander Spooner, A Letter to Grover Cleveland, Works I, 30. - NATURAL RIGHTS, INDIVIDUALISM, NATURAL LAW, HUMAN NATURE, TERRITORIALISM, VOLUNTARISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIONISM, SELF-OWNERSHIP, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, LEGISLATION, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, HUMAN RIGHTS

LAW: And perhaps even today, in this freest country of all times and places, there may be many who stand on the wrong sides of the law, placed thus not because they went astray, but rather because the law strayed from the right path.” – Dagobert D. Runes, Treasury of Thought, p.77. - INNOCENTS & JUSTICE, CRIMES WITHOUT VICTIMS, VICTIMIZING LEGISLATION, DRUG LAWS, TAXATION, FREE & COMPULSORY EDUCATION

LAW: And the different forms of government make laws democratical, aristocratical, tyrannical, with a view to their several interests; and these laws, which are made by them for their own interests, are the justice which they deliver to their subjects, and him who transgresses them they punish as a breaker of the law and unjust.” – Plato, The Republic, I. - RULERS, SUBJECTS, JUSTICE, INJUSTICE, TERRITORIALISM

LAW: and the judges don’t yet seem willing to recognize that the purpose of the law should prevail, rather than the letter.” – Dave Wixton, “GEGENSCHEIN”, 79. – But what if the very purpose of a law is also quite wrong? – JZ, 30.8.07. - JUDGES, INTERPRETATION, WORDING VS. PURPOSE

LAW: And the late President Kennedy was once quoted to the effect that Americans were not "free" to choose the laws they should obey. - See the NEW YORK TIMES (October 1. 1962), p.22. Statements of this kind seem to have taken on the qualities of dogmas which none might question.” - Milford Q. Sibley, The Obligation to Disobey, p.37. – He, too, put himself forwards as a “democratic” president! This “courageous” president also doubled the U.S. arsenal of nuclear mass murder devices, i.e. “weapons” not directed against criminal foreign governments but, instead, against whole peoples, who are the victims of these criminal governments! – JZ, 27.1.09. - FREE CHOICE OF LAWS, PERSONAL LAWS WOULD ALLOW THAT, TERRITORIAL LAWS DON’T, NWT

LAW: And the law’s certain to be reviewed. … The whole clumsy, top-heavy system, which has made it a dinosaur in most people’s eyes, an anonymous, impersonal, expensive barrier between themselves and justice.” – John Brunner, The Stone that Never Came Down, p.206. - JUSTICE, A BARRIER TO JUSTICE, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, GOVERNMENTALISM

LAW: And the real motives and spirit which lie at the foundation of all legislation – notwithstanding all the pretenses and disguises by which they attempt to hide themselves – are the same today as they always have been. The whole purpose of this legislation is simply to keep one class of men in subordination and servitude to another. – Lysander Spooner, Natural law. – It is not as clear-cut and one-sided as that description asserts. The “mutual plunder bund” of which Bastiat spoke, comes much closer to the reality. Moreover, even the seemingly greatest beneficiaries, the poor, tend to lose, between them, much more in direct or indirect taxes and in lost opportunities than they gain in handouts. I saw this once confirmed through the statistics on one of the most subsidized suburbs of Washington, in which poverty was greatest. Altogether, the people in this suburb still paid more in taxes than they received in various handouts from the rest of the state and federation. I think that an article on this was published in THE FREEMAN, of FEE. – JZ, 6.9.07. - NATURAL LAW & NATURAL RIGHTS, INDIVIDUAL LIBERTIES & RIGHTS, LEGALIZED SUBORDINATION & SERVITUDE, TAX SLAVERY, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

LAW: And we have too many laws, ten thousand new bills in Congress last year alone, can’t even read that many.” - Bill Branon, Let Us Prey, Harper Collins Publishers, 1995, p.298.

LAW: And what if the string-pullers on Capitol Hill finally realized that almost every time they get a bill passed, it's just one more restriction on some citizens? Sure, it might benefit a limited constituency or pressure group, but who does it hurt?” – Carl Helstrom, letter in THE FREEMAN, June 89. – Most laws just benefit some at the expense of the many and thus amount to legalized favoritism, subsidies, privileges or even monopolies. – JZ, 26.9.13. - VS. INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

LAW: And who can know what the law really is? In the United States we have over 50,000 laws, most of which conflict with each other, and to interpret them we employ an army of lawyers and judges, who disagree as to the intent or applicability of every law. The writers on the theory of law are equally perplexed. Sir Henry Maine says: "There is much widespread dissatisfaction with existing theories of jurisprudence, and so general a conviction that they do not really solve the questions they pretend to dispose of, as to justify the suspicion that some line of inquiry necessary to a perfect result has been incompletely followed or altogether omitted by their authors.” Perceiving, like Sir Henry Maine and other honest writers on law and justice, the "widespread dissatisfaction with existing theories of jurisprudence," Libertarians reject them altogether as the basis of justice.” - Sprading, Liberty & the Great Libertarians, p.17. – Underlining by me. JZ – Justice is not increased or multiplied but diminished by a multitude of laws. – JZ, 7.9.07. - The mass production of laws in their “factories”, namely parliaments: Laws of the lowest quality offered as the solution to most problems, but found so unsatisfactory that they are almost continuously “reformed”, while remaining disappointing in their results, sometimes even achieving the opposite of what they aimed at. – JZ, 26.9.13. - MULTITUDE, JUSTICE, “POSITIVE” LEGISLATION

LAW: And why are the lawmakers dangerous to “our liberty”? Because it is a natural impossibility that they can make any law – that is, any law of their own invention – that does not violate ’our liberty’.” – Lysander Spooner, A Letter to Grover Cleveland, p.26, in Works I. - LAWMAKERS, VS. LIBERTY

LAW: And, lest it seem a paradox that legislation and liberty can even be discussed in the same breath (most, if not all, legislation being a restriction of rather than an extension of liberty ) …” - Karl Hess, The Lawless State, p.23. - LEGISLATION & LIBERTY

LAW: Another law in Helena, Montana, mandates that a woman can't dance on a table in a saloon or bar unless she has on at least three pounds, two ounces of clothing.” - WRONGFUL & IRRATIONAL ON SEX

LAW: Any attempt to strictly enforce all laws would quickly spark a new civil war between a government determined to protect men from themselves, and a people scrambling to protect themselves from their protectors.” – Jarret B. Wollstein, in a leaflet: The Case Against Victimless Crimes. By now probably offered online by ISIL. - PROTECTION, ENFORCEMENT, CIVIL WAR

LAW: Any constitution, contract, or agreement that purports to bind unborn generations, or in fact anyone other than the actual parties to it, is a despicable falsehood and a presumptuous fraud. We are free agents liable only for such as we ourselves undertake.” – THE MATCH, June 75. - VOLUNTARISM, CHOICE, FREEDOM OF CONTRACT, GENUINE SELF-GOVERNMENT, FREE AGENTS, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, PERSONAL LAW, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHY

LAW: Any couple making out inside a vehicle, and accidentally sounding the horn during their lustful act, may be taken to jail according to a Liberty Corner, New Jersey law.” - WRONGFUL & IRRATIONAL ON SEX

LAW: Any fool can make a rule / And every fool will mind it.” - Henry David Thoreau, 1817-1862. Journal, Feb. 3, 1860. – “Mind it” in the sense of obeying it and not in the sense of objecting to it. – JZ, 31.8.07. – I would rather have added: And most laws are made uncritically, by fools and for fools. Also: More wise men than fools object to most of the legally imposed rules. – JZ, 20.11.85 & 31.8.07, 25.1.09, 26.9.13. - Moreover, he has the right to do so – but only for himself and other volunteers! – Foolishness, for fools, by fools, as personal laws among them. Wise rules for wise people as their options for their lives and communities. Neither should the fools legislate for the wise nor the wise legislate for the fools. – JZ, 27.1.09. – PERSONAL LAW, VOLUNTARISM, ASSOCIATIONISM, CONTRACTARIANISM, PANARCHISM, FOOLS IN POWER & THEIR RULES, LEGISLATORS, REPRESENTATIVES, RULERS, POLITICIANS

LAW: Any law not based on respect for individual rights merely sanctifies and institutionalizes crimes with victims. – JZ, 3.10.88. - INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

LAW: Any law or social arrangement which makes it possible for officials to be led into temptation is bad.” - Aldous Huxley, Brave New World Revisited, p.369. - POWER, CORRUPTION, ABUSES, TAXATION, PUBLIC MONIES, TEMPTATION OF OFFICIALS

LAW: Any law, to be valid and respectable, ought to rest on justice and reason, specifically, on the best formulations of individual rights and liberties – but hardly any “positive” law ever does. – JZ, 15.5.92, 30.8.07. - POSITIVE LAWS, POLITICAL LAWS

LAW: Any laws but those which men make for themselves, are laughable.” – Emerson, “Politics”. - LAUGHABLE LAWS VS. PERSONAL LAWS, SELF-MADE OR CHOSEN BY MEN FOR THEMSELVES, LEGISLATING FOR ONESELF, PERSONAL LAWS

LAW: Any legislator up for re-election will vote against a bad law if and only if there are enough other votes to pass it." - Bert Rand - POLITICIANS, LAWS, VOTING

LAW: Any system that leads to wars, revolutions, terrorism, genocide, dictatorship, totalitarian or democratic majoritarian despotism, economic interventionism and ABC mass murder devices isn’t really a “law and order” system. – JZ, 1.9.97. - ORDER, TERRITORIALISM, AUTHORITARIANISM VIA FORMALLY PASSED LEGISLATION

LAW: Anyone who dreamed of obeying the law was a crack-brained fanatic, and trying to enforce it was a farce.” – Lane, The Discovery of Freedom, p.167. - PROHIBITION

LAW: Anything good in life is either illegal, immoral or fattening.” – Pardo’s Postulate No. 1. - WRONGFUL & SENSELESS PROHIBITIONS, ALL TOO OFTEN, COSTLY & COUNTER-PRODUCTIVE ON TOP, JOKES

LAW: Apologists for the principles of existing governments seem not to understand that the only thing that could make legislative and judicial decrees binding, in spite of private judgment, upon the consciences of intelligent men, is precisely the thing that has never yet appeared and probably never will, - to wit, a demonstration that the men who enacted the said decrees possessed, at the same time, that ideal wisdom and goodness which is generally considered (and with good reason) to be out of human reach. From nothing comes nothing; how, then, can a law be more sacred than the men who made it?” - Theo P. Perkins, in Tucker's LIBERTY, 1892. - LEGISLATION, HUMAN BEINGS, OBEDIENCE, LAW & ORDER, TERRITORIALISM, PRIVATE JUDGMENT, INDIVIDUALISM, GOVERNMENT, POLITICIANS, DEPUTIES, REPRESENTATIVES

LAW: Are there any really “great” laws? Were there ever any? – JZ 11.1.99.  - Even the best ones did, mostly, merely repealed former legal impositions, like slavery laws or protectionist laws. And this while e.g. tax slavery and military slavery was made worse and worse. Mass murder devices and the tiny minority of their decision-makers are still legally sanctioned and at least in the developed countries the majority of people live now in nuclear target zones. All this is done quite “lawfully” I for one find it rather awful. – JZ, 29.8.07. – No governmental bill of rights has so far included all individual rights and liberties. I am still seeking private declarations which are not only better but comprehensive. Is anyone interested in compiling such a declaration? – JZ, 26.9.13. - GREAT ONES?

LAW: Are there many laws which have not done more wrong and harm than good? – JZ, 4.11.92. - WRONGS & HARMFULNESS OF MOST OF THEM

LAW: As F. A. Hayek has pointed out, the belief in incorrect economic theories has produced the bulk of "bad" law in the past 100 years.” – Joe Cobb, THE FREEMAN, 12/75. - INCORRECT ECONOMIC THEORIES OR HYPOTHESES, PREJUDICES, POPULAR ERRORS, FALSE ASSUMPTIONS & CONCLUSIONS OF LEGISLATORS

LAW: As George Bernard Shaw says, only a barbarian believes that the customs of his tribe are the laws of the universe.” – “THE DIAGONAL RELATIONSHIP”, No.2. - BARBARIANS & TRIBAL CUSTOMS, PERSONAL VS. TERRITORIAL LAWS

LAW: As Georges Gurvitch came to hold as a consequence of reading Proudhon's works, "It is only independently from and in opposition to all mechanisms of compulsion and subordination that law can be created, because compulsion and subordination do not express juridical relationships, but the very opposite; the intervention of external force in order to oblige the group to renounce its own nature and to realize aims which are not its aims but those of a foreign will." (28) - J.L.S., Winter 80, p.80. - JUSTICE VS. FORCE & COMPULSION

LAW: As I interpret them, Jesus and Paul said that no system of laws is sufficient to guarantee good behavior.” – “THE DIAGONAL RELATIONSHIP”, No.3. - GOOD BEHAVIOR

LAW: As long as laws perpetuate and allow errors and prejudices and permit insufficient arguments and ideas to prevail, reasonable and factual ideas and arguments have little chance against them. Progress does need not only freedom of expression and information but also exemptions, by individual choice, from presently territorially enforced laws for all, especially for dissenters who are prepared to experiment with alternatives at their own risk and expense. - JZ, 2.10.88. - If governments ever came to realize the importance of experimentation, then they might attempt, in their usual ignorant and clumsy fashion, to subsidize and regulate experiments - thereby destroying most of their creative and progressive potential and their self-education potential. The experimenters must fully feel the consequences of their own mistakes - and must be free to fully benefit from their correct actions. - JZ, 3.4.89. – Revised: As long as laws perpetuate and allow false, prejudicial and incomplete arguments and opinions to rule, reasonable and factual arguments have little chance against them. Progress needs exemptions from territorially imposed and upheld laws and institutions, especially for dissenters prepared to experiments with alternative approaches at their own risk and expense. – JZ, 2.10.88, 29.8.07. - PANARCHISM & PERSONAL LAWS & EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY VS. TERRITORIALISM

LAW: As long as we are still suffering under territorial laws rather than being free to choose personal laws and voluntary communities for ourselves, Ulrich von Beckerath, 1882-1969, proposed, several times: Before any law is put into force it ought to be tested for its constitutionalism and compliance with individual rights and liberties and this by an institution more suitable for doing this than a parliament dominated by vested-interests, a senate, the president or the supreme court. All these institutions haven’t functioned well enough, either. – JZ, 5.10.91, 26.9.13. – Just because mass production is good in the supply of goods and wanted services, we should not apply it to legislation. – Or we should allow individual to buy or subscribe to laws and public institutions or to refuse to buy them just like they buy or refuse to buy goods and services and, e.g., insurance or credit contracts or private protection or arbitration services. - JZ, 21.1.08, 26.9.13. - TERRITORIAL VS. PERSONAL ONES, EVEN UNCONSTITUTIONAL ONES, PASSED WITHOUT RESTRAINTS, PANARCHISM, CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY TOWARDS ALL “PUBLIC SERVICES”, PERSONAL LAW, CONSUMER & FREE ENTERPRISE SOVEREIGHTY IN THE PUBLIC SPHERE, CHOIC, VOLUNTARISM, COMPETITION!

LAW: As long as you’re here, you’re subject to our law”, Gordon said. “I don’t need your laws, I have my own.” – Cecelia Holland, Floating Worlds, p.136. - TERRITORIAL VS. PERSONAL LAWS


LAW: As Spooner grew older, he grew more radical and became more than ever opposed to government lawmaking. His conclusion was that lawmaking was contrary to the recognition of natural rights and natural law. No natural liberty would be left to any one if government lawmaking were to continue. "From the moment that it is conceded that any man, or body of men, whatever, under any pretence whatever, have the right to make laws of their own invention, and compel other men to obey them, every vestige of man's natural and rightful liberty is denied him.” – From Charles Chevely’s introduction to Lysander Spooner, A Letter to Grover Cleveland, p.5. - LAWMAKING CONTRARY TO NATURAL RIGHTS, LAWS & LIBERTIES, PARLIAMENTARISM, DEMOCRACY, REPUBLICANISM, POLITICIANS, REPRESENTATION, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

LAW: As Tacitus and Montesquieu happen to differ in sentiment upon a subject of so much importance (for the Roman expressly asserts, that the state is generally vicious in proportion to the number of its laws), it will not be amiss to examine it a little more minutely, and see whether a state, which, like England, is burdened with a multiplicity of written laws, or which, like, Switzerland, Geneva, and some other republics, is governed by custom and the determination of the judge, is best.” …” – Oliver Goldsmith, “The Bee”, No.VII, p.414. - MULTITUDE OF LAWS

LAW: As to the second lesson, the law should be confined to codifying the taboos and intervening to prohibit any person's injury to others. It is none of government's business how or to what extent an individual injures himself. Injury to others is the societal problem, and this is the business of society's governmental agency. (*) Injury to self, be it drug addiction or suicide, is strictly a personal problem and its remedy is to be achieved solely by self-correction. (**) – Leonard E. Read, Having My Way, FEE, P.119. - (*) Rather the business of numerous diverse panarchies and of their federations, than of any single and however “limited” but still territorial government for all inhabitants and their federations. Read, to my knowledge, never sufficiently examined this rightful alternative in his numerous writings, although in every other sphere he favored voluntary self-help organizations or the free market. - (**) Or asked for and given good advice. - JZ, 3.9.07. - SELF-INFLICTED INJURIES, PRIVATE CREDIT & INSURANCE ALTERNATIVES

LAW: assigned to them with scrupulous exactness by a formula in which their free intelligence is restricted. The lifeless letter takes the place of the living understanding, and a practised memory is (*) a surer guide than genius and feeling.” – Friedrich Schiller, quoted in Arblaster, Good Society, p.72. – (*) supposed to be! – JZ - FREEDOM, RIGHTS, JUSTICE, LIBERTY, INTELLIGENCE, UNDERSTANDING, JUDGMENT

LAW: At last he came to Earth, here dreams must come true, for there is a law against their failure.” – Robert Sheckley, Pilgrimage to Earth. – At least panarchism and polyarchism would allow all kinds of dreamers the freedom of action among themselves that is required to either realize their dreams or come to realize the remaining flaws in their ideals or utopias. A law against failures or heroic attempts to prevent failures of flawed systems, would not be required at all or useful if it were passed. The failures would condemn themselves in the eyes of their practitioners and also of outsiders. Once sufficiently disillusioned and experienced, they may begin to dream of something much better and to plan how they could best and soonest realize the better dream among themselves. – JZ, 31.8.07, 24.1.09. – DREAMS, IDEALS, UTOPIAS, “PERFECT” SOCIETIES, VOLUNTARISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, PERSONAL LAW, NATURAL PROGRESS, DEVELOPMENT & ENLIGHTENMENT

LAW: At least some of the “existing” laws are not only unknowable to individuals in their entirety, are not only nonsensical, wrong and inapplicable, they are, sometimes even unobtainable, as I found out, years ago, when I wanted to get a complete set of all currency and banking laws from the government printing office! – JZ, 22.5.89. - Another deterrent aspect of their sale by this Government Printing Office was that short amendments are often bound-in together with many other laws in a thick volume and one has to pay for the whole volume to obtain the short law one wants! I also discovered, then, that whenever a change in the law is intended soon, the old texts are no longer available, even before the new law is passed! - I was not positively impressed. – JZ, 29.8.07. - UNKNOWABLE, NONSENSICAL, WRONG, INAPPLICABLE, SOMETIMES EVEN UNOBTAINABLE!

LAW: At most, it contains only the mistaken idea that a power of making laws - by lawmakers chosen by the people - was consistent with, and necessary to, the maintenance of liberty and justice for the people themselves. This mistaken idea was, in some measure, excusable in that day, when reason and experience had not demonstrated, to their minds, the utter incompatibility of all lawmaking whatsoever with men's natural rights.” – Lysander Spooner, A Letter to Grover Cleveland, Works I. - CONSTITUTIONS, LAWMAKING, ITS INJUSTICE, POLITICIANS, VOTING, REPRESENTATIVES, DEMOCRACY

LAW: At the basis of all of Clay's social and political thought was his insistence that life should be lived according to the natural law set forth by God rather than the positive law formulated by men. – In this respect, James Arrington Clay was related to William C. Owen, William B. Greene, and a host of other libertarians who preceded the School for Living organized by Ralph Borsodi.” - James Harrington Clay, as reported by Reichert, Partisans of Freedom, p.284. - NATURAL LAW

LAW: At this point, many will object that legislated law is certain and thus preferable to jury trials, as described, or to common law. This issue has been thoroughly discussed by Leoni in "Freedom and the Law". I believe his book shows that legislated law is, in fact, less certain than other systems. Their argument being that laws change suddenly by fiat rather than by an evolutionary process.” – Mike McMaster, OPTION, 6/78. - NATURAL LAW & JURY TRIALS

LAW: Australia law is often undemocratic, unequal and unjust. ... Our laws are riddled with injustice.” - Mr. Justice Murphy, first speech from the High Court Bench, THE AUSTRALIAN, 15.2.75. – He also drafted an alternative constitution for Australia – one full of statist prejudices and prescriptions. Criticized by Mark Tier in “Murphy’s Law”. So he and it are rather unlikely to really improve the Australian legislation and constitution - but only likely to support his leftist errors and prejudices with corresponding further laws or juridical decisions. However, since most other people are also that way inclined, he would at least do them no injustice. – JZ, 31.8.07. – A panarchy for his followers as well! – JZ, 27.1.09. - INJUSTICE, UNDEMOCRATIC, UNEQUAL

LAW: Australian Constitution, Part V, Powers of Parliament, 51. The Parliament shall, subject to this Constitution, have power to make laws for the peace, order and good government of the Commonwealth with respect to…” – No one has yet challenged the government on the basis, that its laws produce discord, disorder and bad government by bankrupting the economy, impoverishing the citizens and destroying basic human rights. In so doing it must surely be unconstitutional. Our resources to mount legal challenges are sorely limited.” – Dr. H. L. Soper, in LIBERTARIAN DIGEST, 4/78. – Dr. S. died in the meantime. But what chances would such a challenge have before governmental courts? Or even before present-day juries, that are far from being really free juries? Money spent on such efforts might not be optimally spent to promote enlightenment. Such and similar efforts are presently made in the USA, to my knowledge without success. It is too hard and costly to beat the politicians at their own game, under their own rules and interpretations. – The public is not yet sufficiently enlightened, organized trained and armed to stand up against them. – JZ, 30.8.07, 27.1.09, 26.9.13. - CONSTITUTIONAL CHALLENGE TO LAWS

LAW: Avoiding coercion by making law into a detailed manual only assures another form of coercion. Modernizing democracy with a huge legal monument crushes what may be one of democracy’s most important qualities, continual trial and error.” - Philip K. Howard, The Death of Common Sense, How the Law Is Suffocating America, Warner books, 1994, p.187. – Alas, this author favors merely less territorial despotism not the exterritorial and voluntary alternatives that would arise from individual and group secessionism and voluntary associationism in every sphere. – JZ, 29.7.03, 25.3.09.

LAW: Away with every law or regulation which stands against the release of creative energy.” – Leonard E. Read, NOTES FROM FEE, 11/70. - CREATIVE ENERGIES, RESTRAINING RATHER THAN RELEASING THEM

LAW: Bad law is more likely to be supplemented than repealed. – Source?

LAW: Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny." - Edmund Burke, quoted in George Seldes, The Great Quotations, p.561. (Schlechte Gesetze sind die schlimmste Form der Tyrannis.) – Edmund Burke, speech at Bristol, 1780 – Except when they are passed or chosen only by volunteers for themselves. – JZ, 2.1.08, 26.9.13. - Since this kind of tyranny is at least predictable, to the extent that its bad laws were published and knowable, it is still not the worst kind of tyranny. – JZ, 5.4.89. – Dangers that are known can, to some extent, be avoided. – But when one is exposed to the mere whim of the ruling power addicts and their underlings, then one experiences the worst kind of tyranny. – JZ, 29.8.07, 26.9.13. - Can a single tyrant get around to commit as many different wrongful acts as hundreds of lawmakers do get around to, between them and millions of bureaucrats, including monopolistic police enforcers, among them still too many brutes? Admittedly, mass extermination decrees are only rarely passed in a parliament. – But other great wrongs can easily be passed there, e.g. those of monetary despotism, tax slavery and conscription into government schools or armed forces. – JZ, 19.1.09. – Only personal law, individually chosen by the volunteers of a governance system, society or community, can be good, at least as a learning experience, for these volunteers and also by their “standards”, whatever they are. – JZ, 16.5.13. - BAD LAWS MEAN TYRANNY RATHER THAN PARADISE, PARLIAMENTS, PERSONAL LAWS, PANARCHISM, TYRANNY, LEGALISM, TERRITORIALISM

LAW: Bad rulers come and, fortunately, go again – but we remain saddled with their laws, for years, decades or almost forever. Likewise with the laws of well-meaning but ignorant and prejudiced rulers. – JZ, 5.6.77, 31.8.07. - RULERS, SADDLED US WITH THEIR LAWS

LAW: Bastiat began his pamphlet with this startling accusation: "The, law perverted! And the police powers of the state perverted along with it! The law, I say, not only turned from its proper purpose but made to follow an entirely contrary purpose! The law become the weapon of every kind of greed! Instead of checking crime, the law itself guilty of the evils it is supposed to punish!” - Frederic Bastiat in Dean Russel, Frederic Bastiat, Ideas & Influence, FEE, p.1/2. – Compare: “Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” - EVILS, LAWS THEMSELVES GUILTY OF THE EVILS IT IS SUPPOSED TO PUNISH, LAWS VS. THE LAW

LAW: Be consistent. Either be the friend of the law, or its adversary. Depend upon it that, wherever there are laws at all, there will be laws against such people as you and me. Either therefore we all of us deserve the vengeance of the law, or law is not the proper instrument for correcting the misdeeds of mankind.” - William Godwin, Caleb Williams, p.222. – Godwin, too, did not take into consideration the possibility and rightfulness of personal law communities of volunteers, which one has chosen or established for oneself according to one’s own ideas of ideal laws, constitutions and societal relations. - JZ, 6.9.07, 27.1.09. - FRIENDS OR ENEMIES?

LAW: Be they implied or direct, engraved on clay or written on pulp paper, sworn to by word of mouth or by lips to the cross or the crescent, they are nothing but prisoners' rules of conduct toward the big chief warden, his guards, his chaplains, and, finally, toward each other, for prisoners are property as well as people, and while people are readily expendable. …” - Dagobert D. Runes, On the Nature of Man, 56. - PRISON RULES, PEOPLE AS PROPERTY, TERRITORIALISM, GOVERNMENTALISM, NATION-WIDE PRISONS

LAW: Because just as good morals, if they are to be maintained, have need of the laws, so the laws, if they are to be observed, have need of good morals.” - Niccolo Machiavelli, Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius, trans. Allan Gilbert, book 1, chapter 18, p.241 (1965). - Only the second part makes sense to me. - JZ, 12.10.02. – Laws without morality are immoral, useless, harmful, often even criminal, in their  intentions, practice and consequences. – JZ, 26.9.13. - ETHICS & MORALITY, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

LAW: Because law must be expressed in terms of categorizations and, to be universal, must make distinctions far fewer than the number of souls to be ruled; because general positive rules always lag behind changes in actual social conditions; because promises to act in a certain way at a future date (as in contracts) may run counter to one's highest moral obligations at the time the promises are supposed to be fulfilled — for these and other reasons there has always been a discrepancy between what positive law demands and what exact righteousness, might entail. And sometimes the discrepancy becomes enormous indeed.” - Milford Q. Sibley, The Obligation to Disobey, p.25/26. – The lawmakers and executives of personal law and other members of voluntary communities, which are only exterritorially autonomous, have a much easier job. Fundamentally they do agree and have no large and dissenting minorities. Unanimity is extensive. Thus also obedience to their own personal laws. – Sooner or later “political science” must take note of this fact. – JZ, 5.9.07. - TERRITORIALISM

LAW: Because of these and other violations of the principles of the free market, all of us are increasingly handicapped in the pursuit of our individual destinies; more and more we are caught in a cross-fire of ill-conceived laws.” – Thomas Hewes, Decentralize for Liberty, p.82. – LAWS, ILL-CONCEIVED, WRONGFUL, IRRATIONAL & ANTI-ECONOMIC DESPOTIC LAWS VS. FREE MARKET PRINCIPLES & PRACTICES. LAISSEZ FAIRE, LAISSEZ PASSER

LAW: Before you demand respect for the law, make sure that the law is really respectable. – JZ, 23.5.91. – JZ, 28.8.07. - RESPECT FOR THE LAW

LAW: Behind every law is a policeman's gun or a soldiers' bayonet." - Robert H. Sade – Also behind most laws are the ignorance, prejudices and errors of most legislators or their favors to some vested interest or the other. – JZ, 25.1.09. - FORCE, COERCION, COMPULSION, POLICEMEN, ENFORCEMENT, PENALTIES. PROTECTIONISM, REPRESENTATIVES

LAW: Behold! a lawyer, an honest man!” - Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanac (1732-57) – Extensively dealing with the laws as they are does not make much for honesty, morality, ethics or appreciation of individual rights and liberties. – JZ, 25.1.09, 26.9.13. - LAWYERS:

LAW: Being law-abiding, these days, can mean anything, therefore everything, therefore it says nothing. – D.Z., 1980.

LAW: Belief in laws is as incapacitating as belief in an omnipotent God was and still is. – JZ, 14.3. 99. - LAWFULNESS, LAW & ORDER, STATISM

LAW: Blind moral condemnation brought about evils more terrible than the evils against which it was directed.” – Walter Williams, 21.4.1990. - EVILS, & BLIND MORAL CONDEMNATION OF SELF-RESPONSIBLE DIFFERENT BEHAVIOR

LAW: Bozeman, Montana, has a law that bans all sexual activity between members of the opposite sex in the front yard of a home after sundown - if they're nude. (Apparently, if you wear socks, you're safe from the law!)” - WRONGFUL & IRRATIONAL ON SEX

LAW: Break all the immoral laws, if you can get away with it or if it does not cost you too much. – JZ, 20.5.76, 31.8.07. - LAW-BREAKING

LAW: Break those laws, which make you and others poor and more or less enslaved. – JZ, 22.5.80, 16.5.13 - DISOBEDIENCE, BREAKING THEM

LAW: Brought to bear on so immensely complicated an aggregate as a society, a law rarely, if ever, produces as much direct effect as was expected, and invariably produces indirect effects, many in their kinds and great in their sum, that were not expected. It is so even with fundamental changes: witness the two we have seen in the constitution of our House of Commons. Both advocates and opponents of the first Reform Bill anticipated that the middle classes would select as representatives many of their own body. But both were wrong. The class-quality of the House of Commons remained very much what it was before. While, however, the immediate and special result looked for did not appear, there were vast remote and general results foreseen by no one.” - Herbert Spencer, THE STUDY OF SOCIOLOGY, 270. - UNFORESEEN & UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES

LAW: But a government of laws, of course, is a mere phantasm of political theorists: the thing is always found, on inspection, to be really a government of men.” – H. L. Mencken, Essay in Pedagogy, in Prejudices, Fifth Series, p.231. – Personal laws and voluntarism would introduce a significant distinction of panarchies and polyarchies from territorial States and their laws, and rulers. In them the individual members could be as independent as they want to be and their rulers or executive as powerless as they want them to be. – JZ, 17.9.07. - MEN, GOVERNMENT, GOVERNMENT BY LAWS OR MEN? PERSONAL LAW, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM

LAW: But Ancient Law, it must again be repeated, knows next to nothing of individuals. It is concerned not with individuals but with Families, not with single human beings, but with groups.” – J. J. S. Maine, Ancient Law, p.152. – Modern law, again, knows all too little of them. – JZ, 7.11.78. – Except as handout recipients or taxpayers of the Welfare State. – JZ, 6.9.07. - Modern law is much more concerned with the territorial States and their powers and ideology than with the rights and liberties of individuals, which territorial State declare and respect only very incompletely and infringe by many “positive” laws. – Nevertheless, they go on pretending that they are and are needed as the protectors of the rights and liberties of their subjects and they keep getting enough votes to keep them in power, largely because with their mis-education systems they have produced generations of statists rather than enlightened and self-responsible individuals. – Neither have territorial States recognized the exterritorial autonomy of communities of volunteers, which dared or tried to secede from them. - JZ, 6.9.07. – As my friend Ulrich von Beckerath often used to say: The notion of individual human rights has been developed to some extent only during the last 200 to 300 years. – 24.1.09. - ANCIENT LAW & MODERN LAW

LAW: but being legal doesn’t make it right. … Just like being right doesn’t make it legal. – Richard Bach, [Author of Jonathan Livingston Seagull.] A Gift of Wings, Pan Books, 1989, p.125. – Unless one is a bird, wings don’t come as gifts. They have to be invented, built and paid for. – JZ, 9.2.13, 26.9.13. -  LEGISLATION, LEGAL, LEGALITY, RIGHT, MORALITY, ETHICS, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, LEGALIZATION

LAW: but here as well as there, it is the law which is the offender and it is justice offended." – Dagobert D. Runes, Treasury of Thought, p.79. - JUSTICE

LAW: But how is this legal plunder to be identified? Quite simply. See if the law takes from some persons what belongs to them and gives it to the other persons to whom it doesn’t belong. See if the law benefits one citizen at the expense of another by doing what the citizen himself cannot do without committing a crime. Then abolish that law without delay. … No legal plunder; this is the principle of justice, peace, order, stability, harmony and logic. - Frederic Bastiat, in - Dean Russell, Frederic Bastiat: Ideas and Influence, p.8. – LAWS AS PLUNDER OR AS ESTABLISHING A PLUNDER BUND & LEGALIZED PLUNDER, REDISTRIBUTIONISM

LAW: But human nature does not change with the speed of Acts of Parliament, and, as in the wider field of nature, society is composed of individuals in various stages of evolution.” - S. Hutchinson Harris, The Doctrine of Personal Right, p.387. - Some enlightened individuals and minorities, at least, tend to change and advance faster than territorial laws usually do. And they should be free to practise their advances among themselves. Regardless of whether any groups advanced, learned nothing from their mistakes or even regressed, they should never be granted any legislative powers over others than their voluntary members. Men are not to be used or treated as beasts of prey or as sacrificial victims for others. - JZ, 6.1.93, 16.5.13, 26.9.13. – Thus all should get the chance to practise their better or worse ideas and opinions as well as the errors and prejudices of their age, at their stage of evolution, among like-minded volunteers, under personal law. Then and thus the overall evolution would become accelerated as much as is possible among human beings. Pioneers could then demonstrate their successful pioneering work undisturbed, as soon as they are ready for it. Neither progressive laws nor retarding laws should be territorially imposed upon all. Then the more enlightenment people would be free to set inspiring examples for all others, without forcing anyone to participate. – “Release all creative energies!” said Leonard E. Read, even though he did not clearly apply it in this sphere as well. - JZ 6.1.93, 1.9.07, 26.9.13. - PERSONAL LAWS, PANARCHIES, POLYARCHIES, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM OR FREEDOM OF ACTION FOR ALL, - EVOLUTION, ENLIGHTENMENT, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR MINORITIES, DEVELOPMENT, CIVILIZATION

LAW: But in all those governments, where laws derive their sanction from the people alone, transgressions cannot be overlooked without bringing the constitution into danger. (*) They who transgress the law in such a case, are those who prescribe it, by which means it loses not only its influence but its sanction. … Thus in Holland, Switzerland, and Genoa, new laws are not frequently enacted, but the old ones are observed with unremitting severity. In such republics therefore the people are slaves to laws of their own making, little less than in unmixed monarchies where they are slaves to the will of one subject to frailties like themselves. …” – Oliver Goldsmith, The Citizen of the World, quoting Letter L, p.139, from Lien Chi Altangi, to Fum Hoam, first President of the Ceremonial Academy at Peking, in China. - Laws of an individual’s choice or of like-minded volunteers, vs. laws of territorial collectives, would make a great difference in the behavior under such laws. One sticks more to self-chosen contracts and relationships than to imposed contracts and relationships. – JZ, 7.4.91, 1.9.07. - In Switzerland local direct democracy still plays a large role. But as a territorial system, however small, it cannot fully represent all dissenting minorities. Theses ought to be free to opt out and rule themselves, exterritorially, under their own personal laws. Only then will all the people in a territory be really self-governing or self-managing their own communities or societies in the various ways that they wish to do so. – The people and self-government ought to become properly defined and applied. - JZ, 1.9.07. - (*) Not these, but the rights of others are infringed then. Constitutions themselves have no rights. – JZ, 1.9.07. - PEOPLE, BY, FOR OR AGAINST THE PEOPLE? DEMOCRACIES, OBEDIENCE TO LAWS, DIRECT DEMOCRACY, SWITZERLAND & PANARCHISM, PERSONAL LAWS

LAW: But in the final analysis, vested interests, how-powerful, cannot withstand the light of understanding. When the fallacies of laws are apparent even to casual observers, such laws are abandoned. But the fallacies of most socialistic measures are not easily detected; casual onlookers are taken in by them. When enough of us can see that antitrust laws are denying competition in the name of protecting competition, the antitrust laws will as readily fall by the wayside as did the inept Volstead Act.” – Source not noted by me. – JZ – Recognize the fallacies of laws and abandon these fallacies and all laws based upon them. - JZ, 10/73, 4.9.07. – No more territorial laws! – JZ 27.1.09. - FALLACIES, VESTED INTERESTS, POWERS & STATE SOCIALIST MEASURES

LAW: But it is foolishness for the party of law and order to imagine that these forces of public authority created to preserve order are always going to be content to preserve (the? – JZ ) order that that party desires. Inevitably they will end by themselves defining and deciding on the order they are going to impose - which, naturally, will be that which suits them best.” - José Ortega y Gasset. - ORDER

LAW: But no legislation has ever improved with time.” – Eugene Guccione, THE FREEMAN, 9/75, p. 547. – The various Roman, French and German Civil Codes were, mostly, an improvement – but were far overshadowed by the flood of other kinds of legislation. – In some respects “Das Allgemeine Preussische Landrecht”, e.g. details on clearing, remained superior to the much later compiled “Buergerliches Gesetzbuch”. - JZ, 15.10.07. – The worst aspects of the Roman legislation on slavery were gradually mitigated by reform laws. On the other hand, monetary and tax legislation as well as laws attempting to regulate the capital market has tended to go from bad to worse. – All over, the coercive development has also been from personal laws to territorial laws, a great wrong and deterioration. - JZ, 19.1.09. – Not to speak of the sheer multiplication of laws – from ten commandments to millions, no longer even readable once in a lifetime for anyone. – JZ, 26.9.13. - LEGISLATION

LAW: But not all laws are fundamental; not all are even necessary in any sense; some are positively destructive to peaceful prosperity, while others exist, apparently, for no better reason than to remind the populace that they have masters.” - Theo P. Perkins, in Tucker's LIBERTY, 1892.

LAW: But the giving of laws in this classic sense of the word is the least part of the tasks of the assemblies, which we still call “legislatures”. Their main concern is government. For “lawyers law”, as an acute observer of the British Parliament wrote more than seventy years ago, “parliament has neither time nor taste”. So much indeed are activities, character and procedures of representative assemblies everywhere determined by their governmental tasks that their name "legislature" no longer derives from their making laws. The relation has rather been reversed and we call practically every resolution of these assemblies laws, because they derive from a legislature - however little they may have that character of a commitment to a general rule of just conduct, to the enforcement of which the coercive powers of government were supposed to be limited in a free society.” – F. A. Hayek, Whither Democracy? QUADRANT, 11/76. – Alas, Hayek favored only that one concept of law and government, ignoring that most people are statists and want their government and their parliaments to undertake all kinds of other things, via their decisions. These people should also be free to do their things among themselves – but only at their own expense and risk and that requires that all the different groups of volunteers become confined to exterritorial autonomy and personal laws, instead of all struggling with each other, with the aim that one of them obtains and keeps a territorial monopoly for its system and imposes it upon all others. – JZ, 5.9.07. - LAWYER’S LAW & THE LEGISLATION OF PARLIAMENTS, REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACY OR “SELF-GOVERNMENT, PANARCHISM, PERSONAL LAWS VS. TERRITORIALISM, EVEN IN FORM OF LIMITED GOVERNMENTS

LAW: But the law has neither eyes, nor ears, nor bowels of humanity; and it turns into marble the hearts of all those that are nursed in its principles.” - William Godwin, Caleb Williams, p.272. – Could the same be said for all well formulated and genuine individual rights and liberties? Alas, there exists as yet not even a sufficient agreement on what is “right”. – I do adhere to Kant’s definition. - JZ, 27.1.09. - BLINDNESS & LACK OF JUDGMENT & HUMANITY, RIGHT, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, HUMAN RIGHTS

LAW: But there are other fatal flaws and inconsistencies in the concept of limited, laissez-faire government. In the first place, it is generally accepted, by limited-government and by other political philosophers, that the State is necessary for the creation and development of law. But this is historically incorrect. For most law, especially the most libertarian parts of the law, emerged not from the State but out of non-State institutions; tribal custom, common law judges and courts, the law merchant in mercantile courts, admiralty law in tribunals set up by shippers themselves. In the case of competing common law judges as well as elders of tribes, the judges were not engaged in making law, but in finding the law in existing and generally accepted principles, and then applying that law to specific cases or to new technological or institutional conditions. (3) The same was true in private Roman law. Moreover, in ancient Ireland, a society existing for a thousand years until the conquest by Cromwell, ‘there was no trace of State-administered justice’, competing schools of professional jurists interpreted and applied the common body of customary law, with enforcement undertaken by competing and voluntarily supported tuatha, or insurance agencies. Furthermore, these customary rules were not haphazard or arbitrary, but consciously rooted in natural law, discoverable by man’s reason. (4) – But in addition to the historical inaccuracy of the view that the State is needed for the development of law, Randy Barnett has brilliantly pointed out that the State by its very nature cannot obey its own legal rules. But if the State cannot obey its own legal rules, then it is necessarily deficient and self-contradictory as a maker of law. …” – Murray N. Rothbard, Ethics of Liberty, 178. - LIMITED, LAISSEZ-FAIRE GOVERNMENT & THE STATE COMPETING JURIDICAL SYSTEMS, COMMON LAW

LAW: But there comes the time when coercion becomes unbearable. The argument that dissent through "legal" channels is the only acceptable means of rebelling is statist nonsense by which perpetrators of state authoritarianism are able to cow the public  into submission. The Boston Tea Party was "illegal" and so was the American Revolution itself. The state can pass any laws it wants for the purpose of suppressing the individual. In many countries it is "illegal" to express or publish certain opinions. In sections of the United States it is "illegal" to kiss on the streets, and "illegal" for members of different races to join in matrimony. The fact that the state no longer bothers to enforce such laws does not make these laws less immoral and despicable. "Legality" was the excuse used by Nazis to defend their own cooperation with the state in the slaughter of Jews.” – Jerome Tuccille, Radical Libertarianism, p.98. - DISSENT, REVOLUTION, ILLEGALITY, LEGALITY, COERCION, STATE, LEGAL CHANNELS, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES VS. STATISM, AUTHORITARIANISM

LAW: But to call ‘law’ everything that the elected representatives of the majority resolve, and to describe as "Government under the Law" all the directives issued by them, however discriminating in favor of, or to the detriment of, some groups of individuals, is of course a bad joke. It is in truth lawless government. To maintain that, so long as acts of government are approved by a majority, the rule of law is preserved, is to play with words.” – F. A. Hayek, Whither Democracy, QUADRANT, 11/76. - LAWLESS GOVERNMENTS, FAVORITISM & MAJORITY RULE

LAW: But what is the individual to do when the government violates its proper purpose? Perhaps better than anyone before or since, Bastiat clearly stated the dilemma that a person faces when law conflicts with conscience: "It is impossible to introduce into society a greater change and a greater evil than the conversion of the law into an instrument of plunder. … The effect of that procedure is to erase from everyone's conscience the distinction between justice and injustice.” - Dean Russel, Frederic Bastiat: Ideas and Influence, 5. (Underlining by me. JZ)  – The underlined quote is from “The Law”, 1850. - PLUNDER, INSTRUMENT OF PLUNDER, INJUSTICE VS. JUSTICE

LAW: But when no risk is taken there is no freedom. It is thus that, in an industrial society, the plethora of laws made for our personal safety convert the land into a nursery, and policemen hired to protect us become self-serving busybodies.” – Alan Watts (1915-1973), Tao: The Watercourse Way, 1975 - RISKS & FREEDOM, WELFARE STATE, POLICE STATE, BUREAUCRACY, PUBLIC SERVANTS SERVE THEMSELVES BEST, REPRESENTATION THAT DOES NOT & CANNOT REPRESENT ALL, TERRITORIALISM, DEMOCRACY

LAW: But with respect to you, ye legislators, ye civilizers of mankind! ye Orpheuses, Moseses, Minoses, Solons, Theseuses, Lycurguses, Numas! with respect to you, be it spoken, your regulations have done more mischief in cold blood, than all the rage of the fiercest animals in their greatest terrors, or furies, has ever done, or ever could do!” - Edmund Burke, quoted in Sprading, Liberty and the Great Libertarians, 63. - LEGISLATORS

LAW: But you can’t have citizens taking the law into their own hands!” - - “… The law gets into a great many hands, most of them less safe than those of the average citizens.” – Jan Stewart, Billy the Kid, ANALOG 1/87. - Only legislative power over peaceful dissenters is wrong. Legislative power over people who unanimously granted that power is quite a different matter. - Panarchism would provide a safe and institutionalized system in which all people could take the law into their own hands, i.e. make laws to suit themselves, at their own expense and risk or choose communities of volunteers for themselves, that are already providing the kind of laws and community that they want for themselves. These communities would be exterritorially autonomous and have only “personal law”, applying only to these volunteers. They would not permit, like the territorial States do, to lay down the law for peaceful dissenters and much against their wishes and aims. – JZ, 29.8.07. – Under the system of personal law, individual sovereignty, individual secessionism and voluntary associationism even into communities that are exterritorially autonomous, people would get the kind of personal law - and protective as well as penal institutions - that they do prefer to themselves, instead of merely those laws and constitutions, rights and liberties, which politicians and bureaucrats are prepared to concede to them. – JZ, 20.11.07. – The above-quoted popular prejudice implies that e.g. lawmakers, policemen and judges are not humans or citizens. And, indeed, their actions are all too often inhuman. – The rightful core of the above quoted flawed popular sentiment amounts only to: No one is a rightful legislator, policeman, judge and jury over the self-concerned actions of other people. – And when aggression does occur then one may do one’s best to defend oneself but the ultimate judgment on how to deal with the offender, except within the requirements of self-defence, lies not with the attacked but with whatever juridical system he subscribed to. - JZ, 25.1.09. – LEGISLATION, PERSONAL LAW, ASSOCIAITONISM, CONTRACTARIANISM, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, SELF-OWNERSHIP, SELF-DETERIMINATION

LAW: But... But... I thought Anarchy was all violence and chaos, where the weak and poor are trampled under the boots of the strong? - Nope. That's a myth. Actually, we can have a system where people are free to opt in or opt out of everything; zero coercion which includes: people can not use [monopoly-like / government-like] power against others without serious repercussions. It also means there is NO entity that has a legitimized use of force. Think about it. Our current government has a monopoly on money and violence and a near monopoly on education. What has this led to? Are we rich? Are we peaceful? Are we well educated? . . . - Philo Voluntaryist Rex - LAW WITHOUT GOVERNMENT – Facebook, 15.5.13.

LAW: But, inasmuch as the felt permanence of Law, and therefore of all matters of general or special regulation, is of the highest importance, as already shown, to individual enterprise, social well-being, and national prosperity, the whole genius of the Constitution requires that every new proposition shall undergo the ordeal of the fullest discussion, and have its truth and value tested in every way, before it can be adopted; a proceeding the very reverse of what takes place under the system of Centralization. Thus is every moral probability ensured that only what is truly good and valuable, and felt to be so by the great majority, will be adopted. And until it is, - after such tests, - adopted, the new proposition is not to be treated as standing on an equal footing with actually existing and established Law, but only as matter thrown out for discussion. This sound principle is curiously illustrated by the old rules of the House of Commons; under which, when a division took place on any new motion, those who supported the motion, be their numbers small or great, were those who were bound to withdraw, "for that they are for an innovation and to bring in a new law. …” J. Toulmin Smith, Local Self-Government and Centralization,1851, p.25. – (Microfilmed in PEACE PLANS No.22.) Now the “reading” of a new bill, before it is voted in as a new law, consists all too often merely out of reading out the name of the new law, usually expressed in propaganda or cover terms, like e.g. the “Patriot Act”. – JZ, 15.10.07 – Whatever discussion there is of their contents takes place all too often only in committees and under the influence of lobby groups. When the whole parliament is involved in a publicized discussion then party politics and demagoguery, playing up to or down to popular errors and myths, often shared by these “representatives”, are the main aspects. Objective discussions are largely missing. People no longer having faith in these all too powerful talk and decision-making shops, in their often wrongful or senseless decision-making, called laws, should be free to secede from them and their associates. – Then, doing their own things among themselves, in accordance with their own ideas and opinions, either for themselves or to themselves, exterritorially quite autonomous, under their own personal law, they would set either better or worse examples, whereupon, in the long run, the better examples would tend to spread, just like better goods and services result from the competitions between free private enterprises. - JZ 19.1.09, 26.9.13. - LEGISLATION, PARLIAMENTS, CENTRALIZATION, SECESSIONISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, PANARCHISM, LAISSEZ FAIRE, FREE ENTERPRISE, CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY, FREE EXCHANGE, FREEDOM OF CONTRACT & ASSOCIATION - IN EVERY SPHERE

LAW: But, shrewdly, the Prince cautions that the law is “only as good as the legislators make it, as sensible as the judges interpret it, and as effective as its enforcement.” – THE FREEMAN, 2/78, “A Prince replies …” on Prince Philip. – So, how good are the laws, as a result of all their shaping, interpretation and enforcement? – JZ, 31.8.07. – Thus the application even of the best-intentioned laws can be turned into wrongs. The Soviet Regime legalized all its major crimes. So did the Nazi regime. - LEGISLATORS, JUDGES, POLICEMEN, INTERPRETATION & APPLICATION

LAW: But, unfortunately, law [government] by no means confines itself to its proper functions. (*) And when it has exceeded its legitimate spheres of action, it has not done so merely in some inconsequential and debatable matters. The law has gone further than that; it has acted in direct opposition to its own purpose. The law has been used to destroy its own legitimate objective: if has been applied to annihilating the justice that it is supposed to maintain; to limiting and destroying rights that it is supposed to respect.” - Frederic Bastiat in Dean Russel, Frederic Bastiat, Ideas & Influence, FEE, p.3. – (*) This applies especially to territorial laws. Personal laws, which volunteers pass only for themselves (and against criminals and other aggressors, who would infringe the basic rights of these volunteers), would have the tendency to confine themselves to whatever function the volunteers would have given them and would be enlightening in the long run, especially since the very neighbors of these volunteers might live under other and better laws. – Volunteers, for instance, would not forever increase their tax burden and give their representatives and executives unlimited powers. – They would also remain free to secede. - JZ, 4.9.07. - GOVERNMENT VS RIGHTS & JUSTICE, TERRITORIALISM VS. PANARCHISM, INDIVIDUAL HUMAN RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, PROTECTION?

LAW: By all means we must move away from the illusion that the most praise-worthy Congress is the one that passes the most laws." - Robert C. Moore, THE FREEMAN, 9/75, p.556. - PARLIAMENT, CONGRESS

LAW: By God, I will not obey this filthy enactment!” – Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803-82, on the Fugitive Slave Act. - DISOBEDIENCE VS. OBEDIENCE, ENSLAVING ACTS

LAW: By length of time and continuance laws are so multiplied and grown to that excessive variety that there is a necessity of a reduction of them, or otherwise it is not manageable.” - Matthew Hale: History of the Pleas of the Crown, 1736. - Their number and variety would not matter if all of them applied only to volunteers. It would be up to the volunteers to keep the number and variety of their laws at a level they can cope with. – JZ, 1.9.07. - MULTITUDE, OVER-AGED LAWS, VS. FREELY CHOSEN PERSONAL LAWS FOR VOLUNTEERS ONLY, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM

LAW: By means of laws we have voted, represented and legislated ourselves into tight corners from which we no longer see and can practice the solutions of natural justice, rights and liberties. – JZ, 14.3.99. - VOTING, REPRESENTATION

LAW: By most laws and regulations more crimes are committed against the individual rights and liberties of innocent people, than are committed by criminals with victims against laws that deserve the name because they are attempting to uphold individual rights and liberties. Seen in this way, territorial States with their mass production machines for wrongful laws and regulations and their numerous enforcers, do amount to the greatest organized crimes syndicates. Nevertheless, they are posing as crime fighters and protectors and defenders of the people, even while they constitute the greatest protection racket of them all. – JZ, 14.1.00, 24.9.08, 26.9.13. – STATES, PARLIAMENTS, CONGRESS, TERRITORIALISM, EXPLOITATION, TAXATION, PROTECTION RACKETS

LAW: By nomos we shall describe a universal rule of just conduct applying to an unknown number of future instances and equally to all persons in the objective circumstances described by the rule, irrespective of the effects which observance of the rule will produce in a particular situation. Such rules demarcate protected individual domains by enabling each person or organised group to know which means they may employ in the pursuit of their purposes, and thus to prevent conflict between the actions of the different persons. Such rules are generally described as 'abstract' and are independent of individual ends.(1) They lead to the formation of an equally abstract and end-independent spontaneous order or cosmos. - In contrast, we shall use thesis to mean any rule, which is applicable only to particular people or in the service of the ends of rulers. Though such rules may still be general to various degrees and refer to a multiplicity of particular instances, they will shade imperceptibly from rules in the usual sense to particular commands. They are the necessary instrument of running an organisation or taxis.” – F. A. Hayek, The Confusion of Language… p.15. - If only at least a sufficient fraction of people had applied themselves, instead, towards discussing and formulating an ideal code of individual rights and liberties, as have applied themselves to formulating, passing and enforcing “positive” laws, we would have it already and would have thus found out that most of the laws were and are wrong or superfluous and any further laws should only be made and applied among volunteers. – In a panarchistic society “nomos” would largely be the ideal universal declaration of individual rights and liberties, while “thesis” would be the diverse personal law systems, which diverse statist panarchies passed and apply among their volunteers. - JZ, 3.9.07, 26.9.13. - NOMOS, RULES OF JUST CONDUCT, OR INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, THESIS AS PERSONAL LAW SYSTEMS & TAXIS AS DIVERSE CONSTITUTIONS, COSMOS AS SPONTANEOUS OR NATURAL ORDER VS. VS. RULES TERRITORIALLY IMPOSED BY RULERS. WILL THESE ALTERNATIVE TERMS LEAD TO MORE CONFUSION OR LESS?

LAW: By now laws have to be largely ignored because no one has the time to read all those he is supposed to obey. – JZ, 21.1.87, 29.8.07. – Alas, we have not yet become free enough to safely ignore almost all of them – via individual or group secessions! – JZ, 27.1.09. - Ignoring laws has become largely necessary. Panarchism would legitimize that for most people, criminals and other aggressors excepted. – JZ, 27.1.09.

LAW: By the same rule, or on the same definition of law, he would strike down any and all the other natural rights of mankind. - That such a definition of law should suit the purposes of men like Marshall, who believe that government should have all power, and men no rights, accounts for the fact that, in this country, men have had no "rights" - But only such permits as lawmakers have seen fit to allow them - since the State and United States governments were established, - or at least for the last eighty years. - Marshall also said: The right [of government] to regulate contracts, to prescribe the rules by which they may be evidenced, to prohibit such as may be deemed mischievous, is unquestionable, and has been universally exercised.” - Ogden vs. Saunders, 12 Wheaton 347. - DEFINITION BY MARSHALL, GOVERNMENT & NATURAL RIGHTS & NATURAL LAW

LAW: Can the law - which necessarily requires the use of force - rationally be used for anything except protecting the rights of everyone? I defy anyone to extend it beyond this purpose without perverting it and, consequently, turning might against right.” - Frederic Bastiat, The Law, quoted in THE FREEMAN, 4/77, p.206. – Can the law which - necessarily requires the use of force - rationally requires the use of force - be used for anything except protecting the equal rights of everyone? I defy anyone to extend it beyond this purpose without perverting it and, consequently, turning might against right. This is the most fatal and most illogical social perversion that can possibly be imagined. It must be admitted that the true solution - so long searched for in the area of social relationships - is contained in these simple words: Law is organized justice.” - Dean Russel, Frederic Bastiat: Ideas and Influence, p.8/9. – I wish he had added: For the voluntary members of communities organized for this purpose, but without the wrongful claim of a territorial monopoly for themselves. In that way their constitutions, laws and juridical and other systems could vary very much and could correspond to all kinds of beliefs and convictions, except those, which are intolerant towards, injurious or aggressive towards non-members. Naturally, between such communities justice has to be established as well but not one which demands their uniformity but merely their peacefulness towards other communities. – JZ, 3.9.07. - Do even the best laws protect rights better than the knowledge and appreciation of all rights and their practice could protect them? – JZ, 5.9.07, 26.9.13. - FORCE & PROTECTION OF RIGHTS, SOURCE & PURPOSE OF GOVERNMENT, PANARCHISM

LAW: Can you supply me with some examples of really good laws? – Surely, you have many laws to choose from and if there are any, you should find some. - JZ, 31.8.07. - GOOD LAWS? ARE THERE ANY OR MANY? Q.

LAW: Cases like this led the framers of the public policy of the nineteenth century to determine that the force of law should be on the side of freedom, an attitude adopted not on behalf of newcomers to trade, nor of any trade or traders, but simply in the interests of consumers.” - Ernest Benn, MODERN GOVERNMENT, p.154. - FREEDOM

LAW: cease saying 'there ought to be a law’ and begin thinking 'there must be a basic principle - let's find it.’" - Ralph Bradford, THE FREEMAN, Aug. 75. - UNPRINCIPLED & PREJUDICED LEGISLATION, NO SOLUTION, MOSTLY

LAW: Cease to make laws which will be broken and ought to be broken. – JZ, 26.12.76. - Or allow all people (except criminals and aggressors with victims!) to opt out from under them! – JZ, 31.8.07. - LAWMAKING, LAW BREAKING, SECESSIONISM, CRIMINALS, AGGRESSORS

LAW: Clearly, the moral law takes precedence over the legal edicts of civil law." - Leonard E. Read, The Freeman, 10/74. - MORAL LAW

LAW: Cleveland, in his inaugural address, had referred to the Constitution as the supreme law of the land. Spooner countered by pointing out that justice must necessarily be the supreme law of every time and place. The law of justice is just as supreme and universal in the moral world as the laws of physics and mathematics are in the physical world. Just as legislators can not alter and tamper with the laws of physics and mathematics, so they cannot abrogate the laws of justice.” – Carl Watner in Holterman, Law in Anarchism, p.133. - CONSTITUTION, SUPREME LAW, TERRITORIALISM, VS. JUSTICE

LAW: Clever men are not wanted for the making of laws, because clever men and their laws are at the root of all mischief. Nature is a better guide …” LORD ACTON, Lectures on the French Revolution, ed. by Figgis & Laurence, MacMillan, 1932, p.15. – He did not have personal but territorial laws in mind. Personal laws are produced and spread or disappear, operating like nature does with is varieties. – JZ, 1.10.07. - NATURE & CIVILIZATION, POLITICIANS, LEGISLATORS, RULERS

LAW: Clinton, Oklahoma has a law against masturbating while watching two people having sex in a car.” - WRONGFUL & IRRATIONAL ON SEX

LAW: Common Law instead of Politician-made law.” – Rodney Hide, MP in NZ, 24.7.04. - COMMON LAW VS. VESTED INTEREST RULES LAID DOWN BY POLITICIANS

LAW: Common sense and legal sense rarely match, especially when the former is moral and rational and the latter mainly formal or legalistic. – JZ, 23.6.99, 29.8.07. - COMMON SENSE, LEGAL SENSE, LEGALISM, RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

LAW: Conduct which merely offends sensibilities and is not clearly predatory is no concern of the law.” - Edmund Opitz, THE FREEMAN, Aug. 72. – PROTECTION, INSULTS, HURT FEELINGS, SENSITIVITIES, BLASPHEMY

LAW: Congress makes the law, so the law is whatever Congress says. But Congress is composed of men and women who may do good and evil.” – Orson Scott Card, Xenocide, p.72. - CONGRESS, POLITICIANS, PARLIAMENTS, PARTIES, IDEOLOGUES WITH POWER, TERRITORIALISM

LAW: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” - CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES, Amendment I, Dec. 15, 1791. This would have been great if that passage had ended with the word “law” and a full stop: “Congress shall make no law.” – JZ, n.d. – Most present laws are actually the result of the new and by now all too dominant religion of territorial statism. – JZ, 26.9.13. - CONSTITUTIONALISM, LAWMAKING VS. JUSTICE, STATISM AS A RELIGION, TERRITORIALISM

LAW: Congress Shall Make No Law.” - L. Neil Smith, The Probability Broach, p.183, heading of chapter XVIII. – However, first the Federal Government should repeal all its past laws! The same should be done by all States and Local Governments. – Alternatively, all dissenting individuals and minorities should become free to opt out from under them and to establish competing alternatives to them, on a voluntary and exterritorial autonomy basis. – JZ, 24.1.09, 26.9.13. – CONGRESS, PARLIAMENT

LAW: Congress shall make no law.” – Walter Williams, 21.4.90. - What should Congressmen do? Publicly discuss the futility of all territorial legislation, taking fully into consideration all past and present experience with it. Then repeal the lot and take up some other useful activity. - JZ, 30.1.02. – It would also pay us very well to retire the lot, with a golden handshake, and to ignore all their laws. – JZ, 27.1.09. - PARLIAMENTS, LAW REPEAL, LEGISLATION & CONGRESS,

LAW: Contract is generally made by a few lawmakers and subject to the disputations of individuals…” – “What is that supposed to mean? Surely you don’t claim that laws form any sort of valid contract!” – George Kysor, THE CONNECTION 64, p.21. – Territorial laws can hardly be considered as contracts – but personal laws could be, due to the voluntary membership in personal law communities, all of them, ideally, exterritorially quite autonomous and also subject to individual secessionism, as all territorial States ought to be. – JZ, 30.8.07. – CONTRACT, CONTRACTARIANISM

LAW: Contrary to public opinion, it is not the strict enforcement of the law which brings order, peace and plenty to the land. In fact, they can only exist because most laws are not enforced and the remaining laws are selectively enforced.” - Jarret B. Wollstein, in a leaflet: The Case Against Victimless Crimes. - By now, probably, offered online by ISIL. When searching for his archive, with Google, I just got 18,700 results. – JZ, 26.9.13. - ORDER

LAW: Contrary to what most people believe, law and disorder are logical correlates of each other, for "where brute force is used to compel obedience, or prevent action, disorder begins." – Henry Addis, in Reichert, Partisans of Freedom, p.263. - ORDER, ENFORCED OBEDIENCE, BRUTE FORCE & DISORDER

LAW: contrary to what petty dictators tell us, laws violate our rights as human beings more than they protect them.” – Fred Woodworth, in an early leaflet: “To Stop Repression Stop Government.” - VIOLATING RIGHTS

LAW: Cops enforce each law less and less as they must enforce increasingly more and more laws.” - Mick Marotta, LIBERTARIAN CONNECTION, 9.9.73. – The less most territorial laws are enforced the better off most of us would be. But why have territorial laws in the first place, rather like personal ones? In the significant public sphere of religion we do mostly now allow individuals their own choice, even the choice to have no formal religion or metaphysics at all. Why not the same for the many different political, economic and social systems, most of which have not any more ethical or rational basis than most religions have? We are still the victims of our most primitive and most uninformed notions. – JZ, 1. 9. 07. - COPS, POLICEMEN, ENFORCEMENT, MULTITUDE OF LAWS, PERSONAL LAW & VOLUNTARISM VS. TERRITORIALISM & A FLOOD OF LAWS

LAW: Corrupt and corrupting laws, corruptly passed, corruptly enforced or left un-enforced, corruptly adjudicated and financed by extortion and robbery or the coercive collection of tributes from innocent people. – JZ, 30. 6. 96. The greatest and longest lasting protection racked of all. By States, that are territorial States and as such, mostly, Warfare States, even when they are democratic or republican States. And all this is considered to be democratic or republican, representative, self-governing, “sovereign people”, supposedly acting in the national interest and for the common weal. All of this being widely regarded to be the only possible or most peaceful, just and progress promoting system. - That it is armed with ABC mass murder devices is a least a strong hint that “something is wrong in the State of Denmark”. – JZ, 31.8.07. - CORRUPTION, DEMORALIZING & CORRUPTING LAWS, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

LAW: Culture is freedom without coercive laws, and primarily for this is the recognition of the freedom of others.” – Heinrich Nienkamp, Fuersten ohne Krone, S. 203, in remarks on marriages and marriage laws. („Kultur ist Freiheit ohne Zwangsgesetze, und dazu gehoert vor allem die Anerkennung der Freiheit der anderen.“) - CULTURE, FREEDOM

LAW: Custom is Better than the Law.” - (“Die Sitte ist besser als das Gesetz.”) a title reviewed by Stirner, which objects against the new divorce laws. – Mentioned by John Henry Mackay, Max Stirner, p.99. - & CUSTOM

LAW: Customary law creates order, legislative law disorder.” - Daniel C. Burton, Libertarian Anarchism, Libertarian Alliance, Political Notes, No. 168. - CUSTOMARY LAW, ORDER & DISORDER

LAW: Customs achieve more than laws do.” („Habit does more than laws do.”?) - (Gewohnheit tut mehr als Gesetze.) – Herder.) - CUSTOMS, HABITS, TRADITIONS, MORES, TRADITION

LAW: D.C. Taxi Heist: How a new law would screw drivers and riders - - Every new territorial law screws at least all those, who are forced, against their will, to pay its bills. – JZ, 12.7.11. - TERRITORIAL ONES INSTEAD OF PERSONAL LAWS, TAXI LAWS

LAW: Decent people ought to ignore or resist indecent laws as far as they can.” – JZ, 1.9.97, 29.8.07, 27.1.09. - IGNORING THEM OR RESISTING THEM, DISOBEDIENCE, BREAKING LAWS

LAW: Despite the numerous barriers set up by the Founding Fathers of this country, the power of the centralized administration has grown in large part because “LEGAL” is equated with “MORAL”. But no system, no matter how benevolent it claims to be, which robs the individual of his freedom of choice, can be called moral.” - Joseph DeJan, “The Freedom Adventure”, p.4. - WELFARE STATE, BENEVOLENCE AT THE EXPENSE OF OTHERS, REDISTRIBUTIONISM, TRANSFER SOCIETY, TAXATION, HANDOUTS, CHARITY, MORALITY

LAW: development of monarchical government led to the creation of criminal law as a source of royal revenues, and this criminalization took away the private rights to restitution and significantly reduced the incentives to voluntarily cooperate in law enforcement. - Bruce Benson  - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. – PENALTIES INSTEAD OF INDEMNIFICATION, PENAL LAWS, PUNISHMENT

LAW: Dicey prefaces the last and eighth edition of his great work, published in 1914, with a new Introduction, although the text remains unaltered. In this he reviews the changes in the Constitution over the preceding thirty years. He writes of some disturbing developments, of the 'new doctrine of lawlessness’, of the consequences of the Parliament Act, 1911, which increased the power of party, and of the passing of the Trades Disputes Act, 1906, the fourth section of which he describes as 'the triumph of legalised wrong-doing.’” - Extract from? - DISTURBING DEVELOPMENTS

LAW: Dictatorial rule ... “overthrows the Rechtsstaat, the State based on legality, what we call in England the rule of law. The bulwark against the whims of an irresponsible ruler erected during centuries of struggle is removed. " His will is my law," says General Göring in speaking of his chief. It is a return to the primitive, before the conception of impersonal law was born.” – G. P. Gooch, Dictatorship in Theory and Practice, 36. – However, even in territorial democracies the totalitarianism of territorialism does remain and imposes its territorial laws upon peaceful individuals and minorities, not only upon criminals and aggressors. That wrong was institutionalized by “positive law” and the “Rechtsstaat” and “equal laws for all”, or “equality before the law”, however despotic the territorial law may be. – JZ, 2.9.07. – As it is e.g. in the sphere of taxation, of monetary despotism and of immigration restrictions. – JZ, 29.1.09. - RECHTSSTAAT, STATE, THE STATE OF LEGALTIY, OF MORALITY, THE RULE OF LAW, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM

LAW: Dictators enforce all the laws. (*) In democracies a great deal of law is only enforced when a complaint is made.” – Edgar Berry, “GOOD GOVERNMENT”, 12/75. - (*) Even they would not have the manpower and funds to do this for their avalanches of “laws”. – But the selective enforcement of atrocious laws can be very terrorizing. E.g., dissenters in Soviet Russia were declared insane and assaulted with various drugs in their mad houses, thereby really turning some of them insane. - JZ, 7.9.07. - ENFORCEMENT IN DEMOCRACIES & IN DICTATORSHIPS

LAW: Did you ever need any laws, legal clauses or juridical decision to become free? Have they ever helped you to become free? At most they repealed some other laws or some other juridical decision, which had wrongfully restrained you. – JZ, 14.3.99, 29.8.07. - FREEDOM


LAW: Discard law after law. – JZ, 9.4.73. Via individual secessionism and panarchism or polyarchies individuals and voluntary groups could freely do so, even in whole batches, according to their increasing experience and enlightenment. – JZ, 31.8.07. – Discard even State after State, government after government, society after society, until you finally arrive at one that suits you. But it must be one without a territorial monopoly claim. – JZ, 25.1.09. - DISCARDING LAWS, ESCAPING FROM THEM, ESTABLISHING PERSONAL LAWS AS ALTERNATIVES TO TERRITORIAL ONES, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, OPTING OUT, WITHDRAWING FROM ORGANIZED & IMPOSED WRONGS

LAW: Disobedience towards most laws is now morally more meritorious than obedience towards all of them. The gun, whereby individuals should be able to shoot down the imposition of wrongful, especially territorial laws and institutions, consists in the realized right of individuals and minorities to secede from any territorial State and, afterwards, from any exterritorially autonomous community whose laws, actions and institutions do, in the opinion of individuals, no longer correspond to their own ideals. – JZ 30.8.07. - DISOBEDIENCE TOWARDS IT, SECESSIONISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, PERSONAL LAW, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM

LAW: Disorder through law is a common experience. – JZ, 28.1.87. - DISORDER

LAW: Do It now. Tomorrow there may be a law against it.” – Printed slogan, seen in a Moss Vale, NSW, Chemist shop, in 1974. – JZ – Do it now. Tomorrow they'll probably pass a law making it illegal.” - Printed inscription on a humorous letter form, seen 5/74. – JZ – Another version: “Do it today, tomorrow it may be illegal.” – Sticker advertised in SOUTHERN LIBERTARIAN MESSENGER, 2/78. - “POSITIVE” LAWS, EVER-CHANGING & MULTIPLYING, LIKE A PESTPROHIBITIONS, JOKES

LAW: Do not let the governments call what they pass - law.” – Sudha Shenoy, 24.7.04, ISIL conference Rotarua. – Alternative terms: Decrees? Dictates? – JZ - GOVERNMENTS

LAW: Do not suppose that abuses are eliminated by destroying the object, which is abused. Men can go wrong with wine and women. Shall we then prohibit and abolish women?” – Martin Luther - ABUSES, MORALITY, PROHIBITION, GUN CONTROL LAWS

LAW: Do What Thou Wilt Shall Be The Whole Of The Law.” – Wilson/Shea, Illuminatus III, p.22. - Yes, for yourself, in your own sphere or together, organized, with like-minded people, but, never, towards the affairs of peaceful others, who are of different persuasions and associations, societies or communities. – In other words: All other people, who are not aggressors or criminals with victims, should be granted or conceded the same freedom. The remaining territorialists will become, willy nilly, exterritorialists, when all their dissenters have opted out of “their” State or territorial rule or domination. They would be free to keep their old statist institutions and laws unchanged, as long as they can stand them, always at their own risk and expense only. – Leonard E. Read put it in a nutshell: “Release all creative energies!” - JZ, 31.8.07, 25.1.09. - INDIVIDUAL WILL, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY,

LAW: DO YOU COMMIT 3 FELONIES A DAY? - Ignorance of the law is no excuse. Did you ever hear this? But no person alive knows what the laws are. FDR issued over 3,500 executive orders. Truman issued almost a thousand. Does any one know what they are? More than 3,000 have been issued since Truman. Does any one know what they are? These numbers may be off but jive with data from Wikipedia and with Snopes. The IRS tax code is well over 13,000 pages. Obama care is said to be (Washingotn Post Fact checker) close to 10,000 pages and that's just one law. Many laws with over a thousand pages are passed and Congressmen vote on them without reading them. Sometimes they just have hours to read them before voting on them. So are you breaking any laws? Of course. But you know about some of them. But how many are you breaking that you don't know about? It boggles the mind. - BOOK REVIEW: Three Felonies a Day: How the Feds Target the Innocent. - OCTOBER 22, 2010 by WILLIAM L. ANDERSON - - Read more: - "Perhaps the most chilling quote of the Soviet era came from Lavrentiy Beria, Stalin’s head of the secret police, who bragged, “Show me the man, and I will find you the crime.” Surely, that never could be the case in America; we’re committed to the rule of law and have the fairest justice system in the world. - Civil libertarian attorney Harvey Silverglate begs to differ, and his newest book, Three Felonies a Day: How the Feds Target the Innocent, is a frightening reminder that the federal “justice” system in this country seems to have picked up where the Soviets left off. We suffer from a combination of vague, expansive laws, the drug war, and prosecutors who are ruthless, relentless, and who face no consequences for their own lawbreaking. That has turned federal criminal law into a conviction machine, sweeping up the innocent along with the guilty. - The very expansiveness of federal law turns nearly everyone into lawbreakers. Like the poor Soviet citizen who, on average, broke about three laws a day, a typical American will unwittingly break federal law several times daily. Many go to prison for things that historically never have been seen as criminal." - Slim Richey – Facebook, 1.9.13.

LAW: Do you know of any laws whose intentions, solutions, wordings and measures can lay claim to full respect and obedience? – JZ, 13.12.87, 29.8.07. – If so, how many? – JZ, 29.1.09. RESPECTABLE ONES, Q.

LAW: Does anyone seriously see in legislators the personification of reason and wisdom? - JZ, diary note, 1952. - Slightly amended 31.7.78, & 28.8.07. - LEGISLATORS

LAW: Does there exist even a single law which does respect all individual human rights and liberties? Name it! – JZ, 14.3.99, 29.8.07. - INDIVIDUAL HUMAN RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, Q.

LAW: Don’t you see that this is what has happened to every civilization that is kept making new laws and new rules until men’s (the individual’s) responsibility and his incentives were so completely destroyed (*) he could no longer produce, and the civilization then had to fall?” – A. R. Pruit, “A Rift between Friends”, p. 13. – (*) that? – JZ - RESTRICTIONS, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, CIVILIZATION

LAW: Dunoyer opposed legislation as attempts to prevent voluntary relations by words or actions between individuals. If at all, there should be only the application of judicial decision when a crime is committed; for examples it should be immoral to establish any regulation of the practice of medicine. Anyone undertaking its practice would accept the risk of judicial punishment should any injury be criminal.” – Leonard P. Liggio, Charles Dunoyer & French Classical Liberalism, JLS, Sum, 77, 164. - VOLUNTARY RELATIONSHIPS

LAW: During 1975, 1976 and 1977, the New York state legislature passed, respectively, 870, 966 and 982 public laws. … So on the basis of these figures the citizens of individual states are being subjected to an average of about a thousand new prohibitions or rule-changes every year. No one is excused from not knowing what every one of these new laws commands. I leave it to the reader to picture what all this means in terms of human liberty.” – “The Torrent of Laws”, by? – in THE FREEMAN, Jan. 79, p. 5. – Ca. 3 new laws per day! – And that is only the state legislation! - JZ, n.d. - By their nature they are all merely despotic decrees, even when they are formally passed as laws by “representatives”. – JZ, 22.1.09, 26.9.13. - & LEGISLATION.

LAW: During lunch breaks in Carlsbad, New Mexico no couple should engage in a sexual act while parked in their vehicle, unless their car has curtains.” - WRONGFUL & IRRATIONAL ON SEX

LAW: Each and every time someone says "there ought to be a law" they are saying that men with guns should enforce their will on innocent others.” – Michael Barnett - ENFORCED WITH GUNS, EVEN UPON INNOCENT PEOPLE, STATISM, & COERCION, TERRITORIALISM, COMPULSION, FORCE, MONOPOLISM

LAW: each generation invariably considers the laws of its predecessors as gross mistakes ... Indeed the history of legislation must be defined as the history of the queerest errors possible …” - Johann Most, The Social Monitor. - GENERATIONS

LAW: each law creates two or more additional problems.” – Stormy Mon, “Imagine Freedom”, p.28. - PROBLEM PRODUCING

LAW: each persons daily violates some rule that he does not know even exists.” - Richard B. McKenzie, Bound to Be Free, Hoover Institute Press, 1982, p. 25. Note 14 refers to: Walter B. Wriston, Warning: The Law May Be Hazardous to Your Health, New York, Citicorp, 1977, p.3. - RULES & REGULATIONS

LAW: Earth’s laws are only organized whims at best - …” – James Blish, A Case of Conscience, Penguin SF, 1963, p.136. – Often rather disorganized and contradictory ones, too. – JZ, 25.9.07.

LAW: Economic history is a long record of government policies that failed because they were designed with a bold disregard for the laws of economics.” – Ludwig von Mises – Even Mises did not describe all the laws of full monetary freedom and stuck to a crisis theory which is still based upon the practice of monetary despotism, in form of an exclusive currency, supposedly the best possible one. – JZ, 26.1.09, 26.9.13. - LAWS OF ECONOMICS BEING IGNORED AS MAIN FACTOR, SO FAR, IN HISTORY, CLASSICAL REDEMPTIONIST OR COINED GOLD STANDARD CURRENCY

LAW: Either one law or no law? No! Either one law system imposed upon all in a territory or to each his own and personal law and panarchistic or polyarchic voluntary community that is exterritorially quite autonomous. – There are many slogans, which try to frighten us into submission to territorial States. Nowhere are they so far systematically refuted, at least not according to my all too limited knowledge. - JZ, 19.5.82, 30.8.07. - UNITY, UNIFORMITY, EQUALITY BEFORE THE LAW, TERRITORIAL LAW, CHAOS, ANARCHY, LAWLESSNESS? PERSONAL LAW, VOLUNTARISM, FREE CHOICE AMONG GOVERNANCE SYSTEMS, SOCIETIES & COMMUNITIES, ASSOCIATIONISM, CONTRATARIANISM, FULL FREEDOM TO EXPERIMENT IN EVERY SPHERE – AT THE OWN RISK & EXPENSE, PREJUDICES, ENCYCLOPEDIA OF LIBERTARIAN REFUTATIONS = DIS.

LAW: End Discrimination Against Liberty – Repeal Laws.” – Button offered by Laissez Faire Books, in 1974.

LAW: England is not governed by logic, but by Acts of Parliament.” - Unknown, Saying, quoted in King's Bench, London, 13 April, 1923. - LOGIC

LAW: Enrique Ghersi (Centro de Investigación Estudios Legales, Peru) suggested that the underlying problem for South America is the tradion of "Republican Caesarism", … He quoted former Peruvian President Oscar R. Benavides, who said, 'For my friends, everything; for my enemies, the law.' Rather than being an instrument to defend individual rights, the law in much of Latin America is seen as an instrument to coerce others.” - HIGHLIGHTS, sum 02, p.2. - VS. INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS, LEGALIZED DESPOTISM, CAESARISM, JOBS FOR THE BOYS, STATIST FAVORITISM, CRONY CAPITALISM, TERRITORIAL PROTECTION RACKETS, STATISM

LAW: Essential as governmental law is, never look to it to set all things straight! Laws can do little more than to exert a mild pressure along lines favorable to the current consensus, be that good, bad, or indifferent. - Leonard E. Read in some FEE advertising matter, about 74. – Laws and governments may be necessary for or against some people, but territorial laws and territorial governments are not. Few are so far aware of this distinction. – JZ, 4.9.07. - GOVERNMENT & GOVERNMENT LAWS, PERSONAL LAW VS. TERRITORIALISM, STATISM

LAW: evaded by the people everywhere. The system was everywhere and universally condemned and despised, and considered as grievously unjust to the body of the people. This state of things held out a pernicious example to the country. An habitual trampling upon the laws was injurious to public morals (*), and to the stability of free government. (**) Apart from other considerations, this alone ought to prompt us to render the laws worthy of support."(***) – Mr. Merrick, Chairman of the P.O. Committee, 29.3.1844, quoted in Lysander Spooner’s works, I, 38. – Or, rather, to ignore or repeal or resist all of them or opt out from under them and to confine all future lawmaking and obedience to laws to the experimental communities of volunteers. - The lawmakers usually want us to love the chains the put on us. - That kind of “love” or statism is morally unobjectionable only for voluntary members of personal law communities. - (*) It was, rather, expressing that the subjects had a higher standard of morality than the lawmakers had and their resistance sets an inspiring example even to people in other countries, for a long time. - (**) Only those governments and societies can be relatively stable that are confined to voluntary members and exterritorial autonomy. All other “stable” governments are, largely, wrongful despotisms, even when, formally, they are supposedly “free” and “enlightened” democracies or republics. Just look at the toll of their victims on battlefields, in prisons, and at the number of their tax slaves and of their parasites, the armies of bureaucrats: Over 40 million bureaucrats in China alone and many democracies have an even higher percentage of their population in th form of these legalized “public servants” or robbers and regulators, i.e., criminals with victims. – Even parental love and good intentions can be despotically expressed and can thus do much harm and wrong. – We can expect much more of such consequences from “well-meaning” politicians and bureaucrats in “stable” positions of power. – How short could an almost comprehensive code of all individual rights and liberties be compared with the usual body of legislation in a country? – (***) to render support to laws that are worth? –I read recently several reports on extreme corruption within the bureaucracy of China. Alas, how to get effectively get rid of it, without much bloodshed and destruction, is still not sufficiently known. If it were, it could not last long – except for its remaining volunteers. But under panarchism or polyarchism or personal law systems they could then no longer exploit and oppress any dissenters. They could wrong and harm only themselves. And that might be very educational for them. - JZ, 3.9.07, 26.9.13. - WORTHY OF SUPPORT OR NOT TO BE PASSED AT ALL

LAW: Even “… good laws and good intentions can be perverted by bad or careless men.” – W. R. Thompson, Sideshow, p.125.

LAW: Even in the Declaration of Rights of 1793, Article Nine stated: ‘They must protect public and individual liberty against the oppressions of those who govern.’ – This article has a strange ring if we recall that the Terror was under way. Yet, what we have read is Rousseau’s definition of liberty.” – G. Sartori, Liberty & Law, p.26. – It is still not clearly recognized by others than a few people, like Ulrich von Beckerath, that the laws of monetary despotism caused the inflation of the Assignates and as severe or worse inflations tend to lead to civil wars and much repression, out of ignorance of the monetary freedom alternatives, which could very rapidly end inflations and prevent deflations and mass unemployment and with them much bloodshed. – JZ, 30.8.07. – The full freedom options are generally ignored during the current crisis as well. There exists as yet no common platform for all of them. The Internet so far offers largely only another Babel of different voices and opinions. – JZ, 26.1.09. - PROTECTION AGAINST RULERS, INFLATION, REVOLUTIONS & TERROR REGIMES

LAW: Even law can either be competitive or monopolistic. It can be optional or coercive, exclusive and monopolistic like a forced currency with legal tender power and an issue monopoly in relation to the alternative of various competing currencies of free note-issuing banks and clearing houses. It can be an optional personal law, subject to refusal for an applicant or acceptance by him, if he is accepted as a suitable new member into a community of volunteers, like a privately or cooperatively issued and accepted competing currency can be. Various political, economic and social systems and communities should also become market-rated by their sovereign consumers, applicants and members. That process should be continuous, apart from agreed-upon withdrawal or giving notice periods. Individual secessionism should also apply to panarchies and polyarchies, not only to territorial States. – The voluntary acceptance principle should also be realized in the sphere of communities. All obligations must be self-imposed or contracted for rather than imposed by others. - JZ, 21.11.82, 30.8.07. - COMPETITIVE OR MONOPOLISTIC, TERRITORIAL OR EXTERRITORIAL, PANARCHISTIC OR IMPOSED, COMPULSORY OR FREELY CHOSEN BY SOVEREIGN INDIVIDUALS FOR THEMSELVES, PERSONAL LAWS, PANARCHISM, JUST LIKE MONETARY FREEDOM VS. MONETARY DESPOTISM

LAW: Even most anarchists and libertarians seem to respect the all too flawed and incomplete bills of rights that the governments have passed so much that they never get around to attempt to produce better and more complete drafts of this kind, until, between them, the ideal declaration of all individual rights and liberties is finally achieved. – Alternatively, they have no knowledge of or respect for genuine individual rights and liberties, even for the best definition of “right”. - JZ, 29.1.09. –- HUMAN RIGHTS DRAFTS, BILLS OF RIGHTS, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, ANARCHISTS & LIBERTARIANS, AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION

LAW: even the best law, since law by its very nature must be unjust insofar as it raises abstract standards above personal relationships.” – Irving Howe in THE AUSTRALIAN, 7.12.76. – INJUSTICE, TERRITORIAL LAWS VS. PERSONAL LAW, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM

LAW: Even the worst laws are somewhat bearable, at least for a while, if one has established them , together with like-minded people, or chosen them for oneself and is also free to secede from them once one has learnt one’s lesson about them. – JZ, 29.1.09, 26.9.13. – VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAWS, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, LEARNING EXPERIENCES, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, PANARCHISM

LAW: Even when a law is proposed with good intentions, it’s still bad. Realistically, no 100-percent good bill will ever get through any legislative body. A bill may start as someone’s earnest effort to “correct” earlier bad laws or court judgments or to undo some injustice. But even those rarities will either be so ill-conceived, or end up being so loaded with dreck before they are passed that the end result will be negative. And since almost no laws get ever repealed these days, the badness keeps compounding and compounding. Laws that try to undo it simply create more of the same chaos.” – Claire Wolfe, Don’t Shoot the Bastards (YET), 101 More Ways To Salvage Freedom, p.29.

LAW: Even whole avalanches of laws cannot automatically produce a lot of justice – or even an ounce of it. But they can and do bury rights and liberties, even peace, and make our lives a mess. – JZ, 14.3.99, 29.8.07. - VS. RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

LAW: Ever feel strangled by the law you are trying to serve?” – From film: “A Real American Hero.”

LAW: Ever wrong and irrational laws (judged by individual rights and natural law principles), ever-changing, ever flawed, ever costly laws are continuously produced by the political party debating clubs and power-juggling institutions called parliaments, congresses etc. and yet there are only power and financial incentives to pass ever more of such wrongful and irrational laws and hardly any to repeal any and ever more of them. – JZ, 17.12.95, 30.8.07. - POSITIVE LAWS, MAN-MADE LAWS, POLITICAL LAWS VS. NATURAL LAWS & INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, TERRITORIAL LAWS, SECESSIONISM, PERSONAL LAW, VOLUNTARISM

LAW: Every Act is putting on an act. – JZ 18.10.75. – Well, most of them, anyhow. E.g. the U.S.A. “Patriot Act”. – JZ, 27.1.09. - FALSE PRETENCES

LAW: Every actual state is corrupt. Good men must not obey laws too well.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson. - CORRUPTION, STATE, OBEDIENCE

LAW: Every age must be free to act for itself, in all cases, as the ages and generations which preceded if. The vanity and presumption of governing beyond the grave in the most ridiculous and insolent of all tyrannies?” – Thomas Paine, The Rights of Man. - Even “age” and “generation” are collectivist notions here and wrongly assume that territorial unity of views does exist. But everywhere there are many dissenting individuals and minorities and they do have the right to choose different laws and institutions for themselves, without any sunset law period having expired first for any particular law that they dislike for themselves. – Individual and group secessionism and personal law rather than merely time-limited territorial laws! – JZ, 6.9.07. - FORMALLY PERPETUAL ONES INSTEAD OF TIME-LIMITED ONES

LAW: Every great robbery that was ever perpetrated upon a people has been by virtue of and in the name of the law.” (*) – Albert Parsons, on being sentenced to hang, 1886. - (*) And in the name of an all too insufficiently defined “people”. Only volunteers can constitute a genuine people, society or community. The territorially defined peoples, nations, communities and States are fictions or impositions rather than genuine peoples, communities, and self-governing societies. These flawed definitions have also led to quite false forms of “self-government”, far removed from really self-governing panarchies or polyarchies of volunteers under personal law. – JZ, 30.8.07. – PEOPLE, LAW, ROBBERIES, SELF-GOVERNMENT, SELF-DETERMINATION, PERSONAL LAW SOCIETIES

LAW: Every interventionary (*) law contains a sanction clause, simply because the law is not self-enforcing, does not have the sanction of the marketplace, and therefore will be violated; the law recognizes this fact by including a provision for punishing violators. Not only is an enforcement machinery necessary, but misunderstandings as to the purpose of the law necessitate an interpretative as well as an administrative agency. All that takes money; the Sixteenth Amendment provided it.” – Frank Chodorov, The Income Tax … p.107. (*) interventionist? – JZ - INTERVENTIONISM, BUREAUCRACY, INCOME TAX, SIXTEENTH AMENDMENT, TAXATION

LAW: Every law creates a whole new criminal class overnight.” – Robert Anton Wilson, The Illuminati Papers, p.125. - CRIME

LAW: Every law is an evil for every law is an infraction of liberty.” – Jeremy Bentham. - Every law is an infraction of liberty." - Jeremy Bentham, quoted by I. Berlin, Two Concepts of Liberty, Oxford, 1958. & in Seldes, The Great Quotations. - Can some truths be repeated too often, while they are still not generally known and applied? – JZ, 4.9.07. - EVIL, INFRINGEMENTS OF LIBERTIES & RIGHTS, PROBLEM PRODUCING, EVIL, REDUCING LIBERTY

LAW: Every law is illegal. Every government is illegal.” – Bob Marley Rasta, singer and religions leader, Reggae, founder of new pot smokers, a Jamaican sect. He wanted to take 2 million Jamaicans back to Africa. In other words, he, too, has still not idea of the of exterritorial autonomy and individual and group secessionism without making any territorial monopoly claims. – Perhaps panarchistic ideas could be promoted widely by such people? Preferably, after a few attractive panarchistic reggae songs were produced by someone? – Upon panarchistic ideas a better religion could be developed than most of the existing intolerant territorialist ones. – Many young people nowadays can be reached rather by songs than texts written in prosa. - JZ, 30.8.07, 26.9.13. - ILLEGALITY, DRUG LAWS, GOVERNMENT, SONGS FOR PANARCHISM AS A PROPAGANDA AVENUE?

LAW: Every law is the resulting compromise of the conflict between at least two absolute power claims.” – (Jedes Gesetz ist die Resultante aus dem Zusammanprall mindestens zweier absoluter Machtansprueche.) – Hilsbecher. – As territorial power claims both, or all of them, are wrong and so is their compromise. All territorial laws should be replaced by personal laws, freely chosen by individuals and their groups for themselves. Then, for the affairs of communities of like-minded volunteers, no compromises or only few and relatively trivial ones will be required. Larger disagreements will then be settled by secessions. – JZ, 19.10.07. - COMPROMISES, PERSONAL LAWS INSTEAD, TERRITORIALISM, PANARCHISM


LAW: Every law that was ever written opened up a new way to graft. – Robert Heinlein, Red Planet, Pan Books, 1967, p.45. - CORRUPTION, GRAFT, BRIBERY

LAW: Every law which originated in ignorance and malice, and gratifies the passions from which it sprang, we call the wisdom of our ancestors.” – Sydney Smith, 1771-1845, Peter Plymley Letters. No. 5. – Quoted in A. Andrews, Quotations, p.133. - Most man-made laws originated in ignorance and or prejudices and led to more ignorance and prejudices. – JZ, 6.7.82 – IGNORANCE,  FOUNDING FATHERS, LAWS VS. LAW, LAW VS. LAWS

LAW: Every man is by nature free and no one has the right to impose a law upon him except himself.” - („Jeder Mensch ist von Natur frei, und niemand hat das Recht, ihm ein Gesetz aufzuerlegen, als Er selbst.”)– J. G. Fichte, „Beitrag zur Berichtigung der Urteile des Publikums ueber die Franzoesische Revolution“. - S.356, quoted from a collection of very old German reviews of this book, which considered this remark as typical for the whole book. - FREEDOM, RIGHTS, INDIVIDUAL, NATURAL LAW, STATE, LEGISLATION, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, NATURAL RIGHTS, HUMAN RIGHTS, PERSONAL LAWS, VOLUNTARY COMMUNITIES, PANARCHISM, SECESSIONISM

LAW: Every man who comes into England is entitled to the protection of the English law, whatever oppression he may heretofore have suffered, and whatever may be the color of his skin.” - Lord Mansfield: Judgment in the case of James Somersett, a Negro, June 22, 1772. – Alas, by now England, too, has restrictive immigration laws. Only officially legalized immigrants are welcomed. What a step backwards! – JZ, 31.8.07. - SLAVERY, PROTECTION, IMMIGRATION LAWS

LAW: Every new law reflects some collusion between a pressure groups and a group of politicians.” – Stanley Lieberman, A IS A NEWSLETTER, 3/72. - PRESSURE GROUPS, LOBBIES, SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS & THEIR COLLUSION WITH POLITICIANS

LAW: Every so often, we pass laws repealing human nature." - Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse. Quoted by John Crosby, N.Y. Herald Tribune, Nov. 21, 1954. George Seldes, The Great Quotations. – Well, at least attempting to. – JZ, 27.1.09. - HUMAN NATURE

LAW: Everyone to be his own lawmaker, alone or in association with other and like-minded volunteers, but for personal laws only, applying only to him and his voluntary associates – and to aggressors against them. – JZ, 14.4.95. - LAWMAKING, PERSONAL LAWS, INDIVIDUALLY CHOSEN LAWS, PANARCHIES

LAW: everything specially admirable elsewhere was adopted, and the Twelve Tables drawn up, the last specimen of equitable legislation.” - Tacitus, Complete Works, edited by Moses Hadas, 116. - TWELVE TABLES OF ROME

LAW: External law must always be false.” – Edward Carpenter. – Only personal laws can be quite right – for those, who wanted them for themselves. – JZ, 29.8.07. - EXTERNAL LAW, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY & VOLUNTARISM VS. TERRITORIALISM, PERSONAL LAW

LAW: Far from weighing such proposals with magisterial care, the congressmen usually vote in a madhouse of confusion - running between committee hearings, meetings with constituents, speech-making and other distractions. While some issues get clearly spelled out and debated, these are exceptions. Often, quite literally, our esteemed lawmakers cast their ballots not only without knowledge of the specific pros and cons of legislation but without knowledge of what the legislation is. - This occurs because, at any given time, only a handful of legislators is actually on the floor. When a quorum call is issued, they rush to the floor and cast their ballots according to the signals of party leaders, lobbyists or their own staffers (many of them youthful no-growth ideologues). They do so without having heard a word of debate, read a line of legislation or even knowing the subject matter under discussion. …” - William E. Simon, A Time for Action, p.50. Underlining by me: JZ - LAWMAKERS

LAW: First make sure that all laws that remain, after a very extensive law repeal, are fully respectable still. Only then respect these few in full. – JZ, 22.7.98, 29.8.07. - ORDER, RESPECT  FOR THE LAW, OBEDIENCE

LAW: First men fight for freedom: then they start making laws.” – THE FURROW, quoted in SOUTHERN LIBERTARIAN MESSENGER, 9/79. - FREEDOM

LAW: fishing nets in the hands of the government." - Proudhon. - TRAPS & NETS FOR FREEDOM LOVERS

LAW: Flying in the face of the major tradition of modern democracy, he argued that the firmament of law, which most people accept as the basic foundation of social order, is not worthy of the respect it has been accorded. "Law is not synonymous with order," he urged, for the simple reason that it lacks all authority in human relations where it is not supported by penalties and brute force.” - Henry Addis, in Reichert, Partisans of Freedom, P.263. - ORDER

LAW: Follow law, and forms of law, as far as convenient.” – Abraham Lincoln, Instructions to U.S. Grant, Oct. 21, 1862. – But no further! – JZ, 7.10.86. – Convenient to whom? – JZ, 30.8.07. - CONVENIENCE

LAW: For a thorough critique of the generality, equal applicability, and predictability criteria of Hayek’s rule of law, as well as of Hayek’s admitted departure from his own criteria, see Hamowy, “Freedom and the Rule of Law”, pp 348-376. This includes Bruno Leoni’s fundamental criticism that given the existence (which Hayek accepts) of a legislature changing laws daily, no given law can be more than predictable or “certain” at any given moment, there is no certainty over time. See Bruno Leoni, Freedom and the Law (Princeton, New Jersey: Van Nostrand, 1961), p.76.” (*) – Murray N. Rothbard, The Ethics of Liberty, p.228. – (*) To that extent the avalanche of legislation is quite lawless and arbitrary. – JZ, 18.6.92. - RULE OF LAW

LAW: For all the reasons now given, and for still others that might be given, the legislative power now exercised by Congress, is, in both law and reason, a purely personal, arbitrary, irresponsible, usurped dominion on the part of the legislators themselves, and not a power delegated to them by anybody. - Yet under the pretence that this instrument gives them the right of an arbitrary and irresponsible dominion over the whole people of the United States, Congress has now gone on, for ninety years and more, filling great volumes with laws of their own device, which the people at large have never read, nor even seen, nor ever will read or see; and of whose legal meanings it is morally (*) impossible that they should ever know anything. Congress has never dared to require the people even to read these laws. Had it done so, the oppression would have been an intolerable one; and the people, rather than endure it, would have either rebelled, and overthrown the government, or would have fled the country. Yet these laws, which Congress has not dared to require the people-even to read, it has compelled them, at the point of the bayonet, to obey.” – Lysander Spooner, Letter to Thomas Bayard, Works I, p.7. – (*) practically? – JZ - LAWMAKING & ENFORCING OBEDIENCE TO UNREAD & UNJUST LAWS

LAW: For all the time, opportunity and energy people have to spare to read all the laws, they are supposed to obey, these laws might as well be written in Greek, Latin, Sanskrit or in some other language or code unknown to them. – JZ, 3.8.86. - UNKNOWABLE, LARGELY FOR MOST PEOPLE

LAW: For Frederic Bastiat, the problem of injustice, stemming from a lack of freedom, was the central fact of his analysis. What he called "the evil excesses of force” had become so “engrained in our ways and in our laws" that justice no longer seemed possible. Either men must be free, or society must be unjust.” - G. C. Roche III, Frederic Bastiat, A Man Alone, p.58. , INJUSTICE, EXCESSIVE FORCE

LAW: For in final analysis there is other road to social peace than the way of individual responsibility and self-direction. As Morse put it: “If the law is within, there is liberty. If it is without there is bondage. What was the heroism of Jesus but his endeavor to abolish for himself the exterior law? What was his superiority but the degree of his triumph? What is his proper influence but the excitement of others for their own victory? Willingness to obey, from pure delight in the recognition of the law, is man's religion.” - In his political theory Morse was as staunch a friend of liberty as he was in his religious thought. Although he was reluctant to attach any particular label to himself, and was critical of his dear friend Benjamin Tucker for calling the libertarian idea anarchism (10), Morse was as much an anarchist in his basic sentiments as any man who ever carried the black flag.” - Sidney H. Morse, in Reichert, Partisans of Freedom, p.55. - MORAL SENSE, NATURAL LAW, HUMAN RIGHTS, PEACE, INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILITY, SELF-OWNERSHIP, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SELF-DIRECTION, SELF-DETERMINATION, PERSONAL LAW VS. TERRITORIALISM

LAW: For law’s sake only, to be held in bonds?” - Swinburne, Mary Stuart. Act 1, sc.1. - BONDAGE

LAW: for lawlessness is rampant, and contempt for those who govern appears to be at a precarious level.” – Clarence B. Carson, in THE FREEMAN, June 76, page 342. – At a precarious level? Undeservedly so? – The law itself has rather become lawless, the expression of the whims and spleens of parties and the results of pressures or corruption from special interests rather than a development of common law or natural law and of individual rights and liberties. - JZ, 30.7.92, 30.8.07, 27.1.09, 26.9.13. - CONTEMPT FOR THOSE WHO GOVERN, LAWLESSNESS

LAW: For Locke, and for the later theorists of Whiggism and the separation of powers, it was not so much the source from which the law originated as their character of general rules of just conduct equally applicable to all which justified their coercive application.” – F. A. Hayek, Economic Freedom & Representative Government, p.11. – Precisely in the application to all people in a territory, who have not given their individual consent and who are not criminals and aggressors, lies the wrongness of this concept. It assumes that a society or State with compulsory membership and subjects could be rightful. Only to communities of volunteers, willing to remain members, and responsible for their past actions, could his idea be rightfully applied. – JZ, 2.9.07. - GENERAL RULES FOR JUST CONDUCT, TERRITORIALISM VS. PANARCHISM: COMPETING PANARCHIES OF VOLUNTEERS, ALL UNDER PERSONAL LAWS

LAW: For many years the activity of Parliament was that of emancipation. It was engaged in freeing classes or groups from disabilities. It was removing privileges and generally extending the area of personal freedom. (*) A large and growing proportion of the legislation of to-day consists of measures of a directly opposite character, all based upon the (**) vanity or futility of liberty.” – THE TIMES, July 2, 1908, quoted in: S. Hutchinson Harris, The Doctrine of Personal Right, p.398. (I micro-fiched that book – JZ) - (*) What it did was merely to take away the legal restrictions that it had formerly imposed! – (**) supposed! – JZ, 31.8.07. - FREEDOM, EMANCIPATION, REPEAL, VS. FURTHER IMPOSITIONS OF WRONGFUL TERRITORIAL LAWS, PARLIAMENTS THEN & NOW. CLASSICAL LIBERALISM VS. MODERN LIBERALISM

LAW: For Mitchell, the foundation if civilization was the law. He had expressed his dislike for many particular laws, but he had maintained that everyone had a moral obligation to obey a bad law until it could be changed. - Young, on the other hand, held that a law was just the expression of some people's desire to compel other people to act in certain ways, and that no law had any effect on what was right or wrong. He was sure that Mitchell, in spite of his enjoyment of harmless hacking, would not approve of anyone's tampering with NIB records.” - Gary McDonald, A Break of Security, ANALOG, 6/84. Underlining by me. – JZ - CIVILIZATION, OBEDIENCE AS OBLIGATION

LAW: For one, or another, of these reasons, therefore, each and every law, so-called, that forty-eight different congresses have presumed to make, within the last ninety-six years, have been utterly destitute of all legitimate authority. That is to say, they have either been criminal, as commanding or licensing men to do what justice forbade them to do, or as forbidding them to do what justice would have permitted them to do; or else they have been superfluous, as adding nothing to men's knowledge of justice, or to their obligation to do justice, or abstain from injustice.” - Lysander Spooner, A Letter to Grover Cleveland, p.5. - NATURAL LAW, JUSTICE & INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS

LAW: For the just men no laws and for the wise men no advice.” – Gracian, Handorakel, Vorrede an den Leser, according to Schopenhauer. (“Dem Gerechten keine Gesetze und dem Weisen keine Ratschlaege.”) - WISE & JUST MEN

LAW: For the laws are, of necessity, always general rules which set down what should be done in certain types of cases. Since the incidents of human life, however, are infinitely varied, even the best laws are too rigid to deal adequately with this infinite variety.” – Aristotle, Constitution of Athens & Related Texts, The Hafner Library of Classics, Hafner Press. – View ascribed to Plato in Politics, in introduction p.35.

LAW: for the maxim there is, - 'what pleases the prince has the force of law;' whereas this is, - that the kingdom shall be governed by no other laws than 'those which the folk and people have made and chosen.'"  - Sir Roger Twysden, Certaine Considerations upon the Government of England, p. 83/4, quoted in J. Toulmin Smith, Local Self-government and Centralisation, p.15. - I would add: And the “folk” and the “people” shall consist only of volunteers. - JZ, 30.6.92.

LAW: For the most part laws are but like spiders' webs, taking the small gnats, or perhaps sometimes the fat flesh flies, but hornets that have sharp stings and greater strength break through.” - John Harington: Tr. of Ludovico Ariosto: Orlando Furioso, xxxii (1532), 1591. - LIKE COBWEBS

LAW: For the people, truly I desire their liberty and freedom as much as anybody whatsoever; but I must tell you that their liberty and freedom consists in having those laws by which their lives and goods may be most their own.” - Charles I of England. – We hear the same false pretence from our democratic or republican leaders almost every day – but none of them got as yet decapitated for his lies and wrongfully legalized actions. – JZ, 4.9.07. – LAWS VS. LAW, EVEN WHEN PASSED WITH THE BEST INTENTIONS, PEOPLE, PROPERTY, FREEDOM, LIBERTY, PERSONAL LAW VS. TERRITORIAL LAWS

LAW: For this continuous heaping up of laws, without digesting them, maketh but a chaos and a confusion and turneth the laws many times to become but snares for the people.” – Francis Bacon. – I for one find most laws indigestible. – JZ, 5.9.07. – Most laws are quite unknown and unread by most to whom they are applied. Their wording is also indigestible or incomprehensible to most of their victims. They are also unjustified and irrational for moral and rational beings, to the extent that they do get around to read them at all. – JZ, 28.1.09, 26.9.13. – MULTITUDE, CHAOS, SNARES FOR THE PEOPLE, UNKNOWN, UNREAD, UNWANTED BY MANY TO MOST

LAW: For who would bear the whips and scorns of time, / Th' oppressor's wrong, the proud man's contumely, / The pangs of despis'd love, The law's delay, / The insolence of office, …” - Shakespeare, Hamlet, 1,56, - Hyman, Quotations, p.309. - WRONGFUL DELAYS, INSOLENCE OF OFFICE

LAW: For your own affairs follow your own laws. – JZ, 20.5.76. – Pass and apply your own laws to yourself. – JZ, 20.5.76. – PERSONAL LAW FOR THE OWN AFFAIRS

LAW: Force of arms, or the stake and faggot, may be the means the foe of freedom and true progress would employ in one age; in another he may clothe his attempts under the forms of Law or the disguise of Acts of Parliament. The spirit remains the same, and the test unerring.” - J. Toulmin Smith, Local Self-Government and Centralization, London, 1851, p.8. - FORCE, COERCION, COMPULSION VS. FREEDOM, RIGHTS, JUSTICE, PROGRESS, LIBERTY, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, GOVERNMENTALISM, REPRESENTATION, MAJORITY DESPOTISM, VOTING, DEMOCRACY, CENTRALIZATION, COERCIVE COLLECTIVISM

LAW: Formerly we suffered under crimes, today under laws.” – (Frueher litten wir an Verbrechen, heute an Gesetzen.) – Tacitus. – What is the difference? Anyhow, not only the laws but also the crimes have been multiplied – by the very multiplication of laws. – JZ, 5.7.92, 29.8.07. - CRIMES

LAW: Freedom above the law.” – Harriet Martineau, French Wines and Politics, p.68/69, p.162 of the PEACE PLANS edition. - Freedom above the laws works. Freedom under the laws does not. – JZ, 9.7.92, 25.1.09. – FREEDOM & INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS

LAW: Freedom comes from human beings, rather than from laws and institutions.” - Clarence Darrow - “DANDELION”, Fall 79. - Freedom derives from our moral and rational natures rather than from laws that were territorially imposed upon us, by centralized decision-makers who were not authorized to do this by any of the diverse dissenters. – JZ, 12.7.92, 1.9.07, 26.9.13. – Freedom could come only from competitively supplied and voluntarily accepted institutions and personal laws. – JZ, 25.1.09, 26.9.13. – FREEDOM, MAN, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, PANARCHISM, HUMAN NATURE, RIGHTS, INSTITUTIONS, CONSTITUTIONS, MAJORITY RULE, VOTING

LAW: Freedom does not follow from the law, nor does law follow from freedom.” – J. G. Fichte, The Science of Ethics, p.58. – With so many errors and misunderstandings of basic concepts – and no systematic refutation of all of them, what else but the current messes could we expect? – JZ, 25.1.09. - FREEDOM, PREJUDICES

LAW: Freedom, rights and justice above all of the man-made laws! – JZ, 14.3.99, 29.8.07. - FREEDOM, RIGHTS & JUSTICE, NATURAL LAW, NATURAL RIGHTS, HUMAN RIGHTS, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

LAW: Friedrich Engels, in a lost heroic epos of the “Triumph of Faith”, characterized Stirner as the “thoughtful hater of barriers” and puts the following words into his mouth: “A bas les roi? – A bas aussi les lois!” – John Henry Mackay, Max Stirner, p.97. - STIRNER

LAW: Friedrich Schiller said: „The law is the friend of the weak.“ – (“Das Gesetz ist der Freund des Schwachen.”) In practice, however, the law is the friend of the strong, who either make it or get it made to suit themselves, via influential and well endowed lobby groups. Only natural law, natural rights and individual rights and liberties are on the side of the weak and give them their chances. – JZ, 5.7.92. – Minorities will only be able to fully enjoy all their rights and liberties, to the extent that they want to do this, once they are free to secede and to establish their own exterritorially, autonomous communities and personal laws for themselves. – JZ, 29.8.07. – Even when poor people get some privileges and hand-outs through laws, do they benefit from these as much as they are wronged and harmed by other laws? – JZ, 26.1.09. – WEAK & POOR PEOPLE BENEFIT? WELFARE STATE, REDISTRIBUTIONISM VIS THE STATE INSTEAD OF THE NATURAL, RIGHTFUL & FREE DISTRIBUTION THROUGH THE FREE MARKET

LAW: From … “infancy seeks to kill in us the spirit of revolt, and to develop that of submission to authority; we are so perverted by this existence under the ferrule of a law, which regulates every event in life — our birth, our education, our development, our love, our friendship — that, if this state of things continues, we shall lose all initiative, all habit of thinking for ourselves.” - Kropotkin, in Against the Grain, 126. - ORDER, REVOLT, INITIATIVE, HABIT OF THINKING, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, OBEDIENCE, GOVERNMENTALISM

LAW: From hence we see how much greater benefit it would be to the state rather to abridge than increase its laws. We every day find them increasing; acts and reports, which may be termed the acts of judges, are every day becoming more voluminous, and loading the subject with new penalties. - - Laws ever increase in number and severity, until they at length are strained so tight as to break themselves. Such was the case of the latter empire, whose laws were at length become so strict (And burdensome: Taxes, inflation and price controls! – JZ ), that the barbarous invaders did not bring servitude but liberty!” - Oliver Goldsmith, The Bee, No. VII, p.416. - REPEALS RATHER THAN STILL MORE LAWS

LAW: From the Rule of Law to the Rule of Legislators.” – Chapter heading of Giovanni Sartori, Liberty and Law, p. 297 in Templeton/Hartwell, The Politicization of Society. - RULE OF LAW VS. RULES OR LAWS OF LEGISLATORS

LAW: Full legal endorsement of the three basic rights: life, liberty and property.” – Moshe Kroy, in “free enterprise”, 4/76. - LIFE, LIBERTY & PROPERTY

LAW: Furthermore, the more that people are disposed to be peaceful and not aggress against their neighbours (*), the more successfully any social system will work, and the fewer resources will need to be devoted to police protection." If laws are in agreement with the beliefs of those who are to be affected by them (**), little enforcement will be required. If laws are in conflict with those beliefs, continuous enforcement will be required and even then will be ineffective. - An extensive discussion of this principle is to be found in Spooner's TRIAL BY JURY with some background in NATURAL LAW. In the latter he says, "Honesty, justice, natural law, is usually a very plain and simple matter, easily understood by common minds ... And almost all men have the same perceptions of what constitutes justice." (***) Mike McMaster, OPTION 5/78. - (*) Which is relatively easy to do, once they are free to associate with likeminded people in their own and exterritorially autonomous communities, under personal laws. Then they could much easier become tolerant of the diverse ideas and practices of their immediate neighbors, belonging to different communities and thus doing their own things for and to themselves only. – The unchecked premise and the spleeny notions of territorialism can then be overcome, all the easier when the first practical examples of this kind are set and widely reported. - (**) Something that is inevitable within communities of volunteers! - (***) If that were the case, then we would have had an ideal declaration of individual rights and liberties long ago. As it is, even questions of monetary freedom and abortion vs. the right to life are still very controversial even among freedom lovers like anarchists and libertarians. - JZ, 1.9.07. - NATURAL JUSTICE, NATURAL LAW, TOLERANCE & PEACE

LAW: genuine law is, in some sense or other, discovered rather than made.” – Norman Barry, The Tradition of Spontaneous Order, Literature of Liberty, Sum. 82, p.15. – Most of the advocates of “spontaneous order”, freedom of contract and free enterprise, free markets, laissez faire, sovereign consumer relationships and individual sovereignty, even of secessionism, have not yet applied these ideas & practices to panarchies or exterritorially autonomous communities of volunteers under personal law. So backwards are the social science ideas still, even among most libertarians. – JZ, 14.1.08. - GENUINE LAW, DISCOVERED RATHER THAN MADE, NATURAL LAW, NATURAL RIGHTS, HUMAN RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, INDIVIDUAL HUMAN RIGHTS, SPONTANEOUS ORDER, PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW

LAW: give at least a single specimen of a law that either heretofore has been made, or that you conceive it possible for legislators to make - that is, some law of their own device - that either has been, or shall be, really and truly obligatory upon other persons, and which such other persons have been, or may be, rightfully compelled to obey. - If yon can either find or devise any such law, I trust you will make it known, that it may be examined, and the question of its obligation be fairly settled in the popular mind. - But if it should happen that you can neither find such a law in the existing statute books of the United States, nor, in your own mind, conceive of such a law as possible under the Constitution, I give you leave to find it, if that be possible, in the constitution or statute book of any other people that now exist, or ever have existed, on the earth.” – Lysander Spooner, Letter to Thomas Bayard, Works I, p.11. – E.g.: Thou shalt not murder, initiate violence, rape, rob, steal, defraud. – JZ, 27.9.13. - LAWMAKING

LAW: Give man back to Nature; she will lead him far better than your laws.” – Marquis De Sade, in Juliette, quoting another Italian, according to Peter Marshall, Demanding the Impossible, p.147. - VS. NATURE, NATURAL LAW, NATURAL RIGHTS, HUMAN RIGHTS

LAW: Give me the judgment of balanced minds in preference to laws every time. Codes and manuals create patterned behavior. All patterned behavior tends to go unquestioned, gathering destructive momentum.” - Frank Herbert, Chapterhouse Dune, p.253. - LEGISLATORS OR POWER-MONGERS

LAW: give your government no excuse to make new laws or to infringe your rights.” – Jackson Pemberton, THE FREEMAN, 7/76. – Who can foresee all the upcoming spleens of governments, by which they pass more and more laws and thereby create more and more “criminals? They really have not and need not any excuse for further and legally infringing your rights and liberties. Their errors, vested interest, prejudices and ignorance are enough motivations for them. – JZ, 4.9.07. - RIGHTS & GOVERNMENT

LAW: God in his wisdom gave us 10 laws only … and man has been making laws ever since.” – Vic Thomas, Robertson, NSW, 28.4.76. A local libertarian and member of the Workers Party, who died years ago. – JZ, 31.8.07. – MULTITUDE, TEN COMMANDMENTS

LAW: Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring in worse.” - J.-J. Rousseau: Du contrat social. - GOOD ONES, IF ANY, VS. BAD ONES

LAW: Good men must not obey the laws too well ... Hence the less government we have the better - the fewer laws and the less confided power ... To educate the wise man the State exists, and with the appearance of the wise man the State expires. The appearance of character makes the State unnecessary. The wise man is the State.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), Essays: Second Series (1844), "Politics". 1841, Essays: Second Series, in Complete Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson, vol.1, p.300 (1929) - By now there are many more laws that morally require disobedience rather than obedience. - We need more law-breakers of the wrongful laws and less law-breakers of the rightful ones. - JZ, 25.11.02. - I would rather say that the wise man is next to nothing in the territorial State. - It makes the scum rise to the top and keeps it there. At most it becomes replaced by other scum. - An honest man there would still act under delusions of grandeur, i.e., would be mentally defective enough to imagine that he could run the lives of millions of other people better than they could - if they were free to do so. - JZ, 25.11.02. – Any wise man (even an unwise man) free to establish an alternative society, together with his followers, is quite another matter. Such societies are self-correcting via individual secessionism. – JZ, 24.1.09. - DISOBEDIENCE, OBEDIENCE, CRIMES WITH VICTIMS & “CRIMES” WITHOUT VICTIMS, MOST LAWS REQUIRE DISOBEDIENCE. GOOD PEOPLE OUGHT TO DISOBEY BAD LAW, LAWBREAKERS & FREEDOM, DISOBEDIENCE RATHER THAN OBEDIENCE TO MOST OF THEM, SECESSIONISM, PERSONAL LAW SOCIETIES OF VOLUNTEERS, PANARCHISM

LAW: Good men need no laws, and bad men are not made better by them.” – Ascribed to Demonax of Cyprus, ca. 150. A.D. - Few if any are needed or really wanted by enlightened and peaceful people. All should be only personal law or international treaties on upholding wanted rights and liberties of communities of volunteers. – JZ, n.d.

LAW: Good people disobey bad laws. - Asia Barberini shared Punk Rock Libertarians's photo. L- Facebook, 18.3.12.

LAW: Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws. – Plato (427-347 B.C.) - Good people don’t need laws to tell them to act responsibly and bad people will find a way around the laws. – Plato, quoted by Afrikanus Kofi Akosah shared Freedom Phoenix's photo. – Facebook, 30.9.12. - UNNECESSARY FOR SOME, CIRCUMVENTED BY OTHERS, INEFFECTIVENESS, SUPERFLUOUS, USELESSNESS

LAW: Government can easily exist without law, but law cannot exist without government.” – Bertrand Russell, Unpopular Essays, 1950. - For really needed, wanted and just rules one does not need a territorial government. – JZ, 28.8.07. – Even kids easily learn to play by self-given rules, in games and social interactions they invented for themselves. Why should adults be less free in the games and interactions that interest them? – JZ, 25.1.09. – Play your own political, social and economic games, tolerant of those, which others play among themselves. – JZ, 27.9.13. - PANARCHISM, PERSONAL LAWS, GOVERNMENT, TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENTS, WANTED RULES

LAW: Government laws are not immutable, like the laws of nature, including human nature, but vary from day to day and thus depreciate themselves. Their interpretation by the judiciary is also frequently changing. They set no moral or reasonable standards but are just the products of politicians and bureaucrats, under the influence of special interests. – JZ, 14.12.93. 1.12,07.

LAW: Government of law’ sounds almost religious, as if the laws came from some Higher Power. Who do you think makes the laws?” - “DIAGONAL RELATIONSHIP”, No.9. – GOVERNMENT, STATISM, GOVERNMENTALISM, TERRITORIALISM, POLITICIANS, PARTIES

LAW: Government spending gives you an idea of why laws are called bills.” - T. L., in Reader’s Digest, date? –GOVERNMENT SPENDING

LAW: Governments always regulate the kinds of business they allow. Economics is a legal matter, a system of laws.” – Kim Stanley Robinson, Blue Mars, p.146. – Capitalism and every other system works much better for its volunteers without controls imposed by outsiders, other ideologues. To each his own system! – JZ, 3.8.06, 9.11.07. - REGULATIONS, ENFORCED UNIFORMITY, GOVERNMENTS, CONTROLS, TERRITORIALISM, CAPITALISM, HIERARCHIES & COMPULSION, FREE EXCHANGE, FREE ENTERPRISE, FREE TRADE, FREEDOM OF CONTRACT, ASSOCIATION, EXPERIMENTATION, VOLUNTARISM, LAISSEZ FAIRE, CAPITALISM, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

LAW: Governments are in the habit of premeditatedly legalizing their crimes in advance of committing them. – JZ, 20.7.91. – Common instances: Tax laws, immigration laws, laws of monetary despotism, price-, wage-, interest-rate and rent-control laws. – JZ, 28.8.07, 27.9.13. - GOVERNMENTS & LEGALIZED CRIMES

LAW: Governments don't provide law; they furnish legislation in endless streams.” - Robert LeFevre. - GOVERNMENT LEGISLATION, LAWS VS. LAW, TERRITORIALISM

LAW: Governments will always misuse the machinery of the law as far as the state of public opinion permits.” - Emile Capanya. - That remark can be extended to all too many bureaucrats, judges and policemen. - JZ, 14.5.01. – Also to xyz parties, movements, lobbies and pressure groups. – JZ, 25.1.09. - GOVERNMENT, POWER, ABUSES, PUBLIC OPINION, POLITICIANS

LAW: Guilt and law-breaking are no longer identical when most laws, as most of them are now, are unjust and offend against basic individual rights and liberties. – JZ, 8.12.91, 30.8.07. - GUILT & LAW-BREAKING, CRIMES

LAW: Hardened criminals with victims do not obey the few honest laws of territorial States. Hardened honest people should not obey the criminal laws of such States. – JZ, 11.3.03. - CRIMES, DISOBEDIENCE & TERRITORIAL STATES

LAW: Have laws ever fully achieved their objectives? A survey should be made with the percentage of failures and successes indicated, e.g.: positive results: x %; no observable positive effect: y %; negative results: z %. – JZ, 27.7.84. - Herbert Spencer had proposed a much more detailed survey of all the English laws but could not find a sponsor for all the labor involved. – JZ, 30.8.07. - SUCCESSFUL? HAVE THEY EVER BEEN SUFFICIENTLY RIGHTFUL, SUCCESSFUL, LIBERATING & PRODUCTIVE OR, ON THE CONTRARY …

LAW: Have you ever noticed how statists are constantly "reforming" their own handiwork? Education reform. Health-care reform. Welfare reform. Tax reform. The very fact that they're always busy "reforming" is an implicit admission that they didn't get it right the first 50 times.” – Lawrence W. Reed, economist, in THE FREEMAN

LAW: Haven’t all laws under all governments, even under divine ones, corresponded to human weaknesses? Aren’t they outlawing virtues to permit the vices of human hardness? … Thus there are, under all governments, introduced vices and outlawed virtues.” - Helvétius, De l’esprit, introduction. („Haben sich nicht die Gesetze unter allen Regierungen, selbst unter der goettlichen, nach der menschlichen Schwachheit gerichtet? Werden in ihnen nicht Tugenden untersagt und der menschlichen Herzenshaerte Laster erlaubt? ... Daher gibt es unter allen Regierungen eingefuehrte Laster und durch die Gesetze verbannte Tugenden.“ – Helvétius, De l’esprit, Vorrede.) – I hold that self-chosen personal laws and institutions will improve that situation, gradually even all-over and for some voluntary communities immediately. – JZ, 19.10.07. - HUMAN WEAKNESSES, VIRTUES & VICES, TERRITORIAL LAWS, PERSONAL LAWS

LAW: Having laws requires the power to enforce them and power once obtained is often misused. This is a constant threat to man's individual liberty.” – Charles Heath, The Golden Egg, p.37. - POWER

LAW: He distrusted all laws, even the best.” – Robert Sheckley, Journey of Joenes, p.184. – How many examples are there for “best laws”? – JZ, 16.1.08. - DISTRUST OF ALL LAWS

LAW: He that gets to law holds a wolf by the ears.” - Robert Burton: The Anatomy of Melancholy, 1621 - (Quoted as a proverb) - JURISDICTION, COURTS, PROTECTION, SUITS, GOING TO LAW, REGULATION & VICES, LEGISLATION

LAW: He who regulates everything by laws, is more likely to arouse vices than reform them." – Spinoza – quoted by Mason Drake on Facebook, 13.3.12. STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, REGULATIONS, REFORMS

LAW: He who says: There should be a law concerning this matter, means: The armed men of the government should force people to do what they do not want to do, or not to do what they like.” – Ludwig von Mises, Omnipotent Government, p.47. - STATISM, COERCION INSTEAD OF SELF-HELP & VOLUNTARY EXPERIMENTS UNDER PERSONAL LAWS, TERRITORIALISM VS. PANARCHISM & POLYARCHISM

LAW: He will make a mess and call it law.” – W. Maitland: Moral Personality and Legal Personality, in David Nicholls, The Pluralist State, p.165. – “Thou shalt recognize them by their fruits.” - FAILURES, IMPOSED, IN AN ENDLESS STREAM

LAW: Heard (*) a good law lately?” - Arthur Bloch, Murphy’s Law, p.94. – Is there such a thing – except as a joke? – (*) of? - JZ, 23.6.93. - GOOD LAW

LAW: Hemmed in by human law, the imperfect man loses sight of universal law; the standard of right is obscured by might and compulsion; and conduct is gauged by statute law instead of by the eternal principles of justice.” – William A. Whittick, Bombs, p.166. - LAWYERS, MAN, UNIVERSAL LAW, MIGHT, COMPULSION, JUSTICE, PRINCIPLES, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

LAW: Here are but a few of many examples of things now out of bounds for American citizens: (1) It is against the law to grow as much wheat or cotton or peanuts or tobacco as you choose on your own land. (2) It is against the law, regardless of where you live, to refuse to finance thousands upon thousands of local fancies such as the Gateway Arch in St. Louis or the Fresno Mall. (3) It is against the law to refuse to finance the rebuilding of urban centers deserted in favor of new and more preferable centers. (4) It is against the law to refuse to finance putting men on the moon. (5) It is against the law to refuse to finance socialistic governments the world over. (6) It is against the law to be self-responsible exclusively, that is, to refuse to be responsible for the welfare, security, and prosperity of anybody and everybody, no matter who or what they are.” – Leonard E. Read, Let Freedom Reign, 62. – COMPARE: RIDICULOUS OLD LAWS, FORMALLY STILL IN FORCE BUT, NORMALLY, NOT APPLIED

LAW: Here are some oldies but goodies: TOP 10 WTF? U.S. SEX LAWS: 1. Oral sex is illegal in 18 states, including Arizona. 2. In Virginia, it is illegal to have sex with the lights on. 3. It is illegal for husbands in Willowdale, Oregon, to talk dirty during intercourse. 4. Sexual intercourse between unmarried couples I illegal in Georgia. 5. Engaging in any sexual position other than missionary is illegal in Washington, D.C. 6. In Connorsville, Wisconsin, it is illegal for a man to shoot off a gun when his female partner is having an orgasm. 7. In Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, it is illegal to have sex with a truck driver inside a toll booth. 8. Having sexual relations with a porcupine is illegal in Florida. 9. It is illegal in Utah to marry your first cousin before the age of 65. 10. Sex with animal is perfectly legal for men in Washington state, as long as the animal weighs less than 40 pounds.” - TrueBliu Nineleven's photos - What's amazing to me is not the laws themselves ... but that someone out there actually imagined they held some authority to write them. - by: TrueBliu Nineleven - Rolf Lindgren – on Facebook, 11.3.12. – & SEX, POLITICIANS, REPRESENTATIVES, LEGISLATORS

LAW: Here I encounter the most popular fallacy of our times. It is not considered sufficient that the law should be just; it must be philanthropic. Nor is it sufficient that the law should guarantee to every citizen the free and inoffensive use of his faculties for physical, intellectual, and moral self-improvement. Instead, it is demanded that the law should directly extend welfare, education, and morality throughout the nation. - This is the seductive lure of socialism. And I repeat again: These two uses of the law are in direct contradiction to each other. We must choose between them. A citizen cannot at the same time be free and not free.” - Frederic Bastiat, The Law, quoted in THE FREEMAN, 4/77, p.206. – Let individual citizens be free to make the choice between these two systems and all others – for themselves and at their own expense and risk. Under voluntarism and exterritorial autonomy under personal laws that would be possible and rightful. – JZ, 5.9.07. - SOCIAL ENGINEERING, PHILANTHROPY BY LAW, WELFARE STATES, PANARCHISM, SOCIAL JUSTICE, EGALITARIANISM, STATE SOCIALISM, CHOICE, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

LAW: High live the territorial laws, so high that no one can reach them any longer! Better still, shoot all of them into space or declare all of them to be invalid from now on and all future law and legal institutions to be optional and personal for individuals, who are not aggressors or criminals against peaceful communities and individuals. Does that cover it? – JZ, 1.9.07. - PERSONAL LAW

LAW: His declaration of rights has been passed over. (*) … It remained that he should compose the working machinery for his essential doctrine, that the law is the will of him that obeys, not of him that commands. To do this the Abbé Sieyès abolished the historic Provinces, and divided France into departments. There were to be eighty, beside Paris; and they were designed to be a nearly as possible equal to a square of about forty-five miles. … (**) - LORD ACTON, Lectures on the French Revolution, ed. by Figgis & Laurence, MacMillan, 1932, p.119/120. – - (*) I have never seen it as yet! - On page 102 are also mentioned declarations of rights by Mounier and Lafayette, which I have not yet seen, either. - (**) That implies voluntary membership in communities that are only exterritorially autonomous. There is no territorial solution to this problem. A territorial collective, wrongly termed “the people”, cannot rightfully take the place of sovereign individuals and their voluntary communities - JZ, 1.10.07. – LAW NOT AS DECREE FROM ABOVE BUT AS A CHOICE BY FREE CITIZENS, I.E. PERSONAL LAW, PRIVATE HUMAN RIGHTS DECLARATIONS AS ANTHOLOGIZED IN PEACE PLANS 589/590

LAW: His philosophy of politics during these last years was best epitomised in his famous dictum that the only Act of Parliament for which he would vote would be an Act to repeal another. Sir Hugh Bell did not live to witness (and those who loved him would have wished it thus) the resurrection of Protection. - …” - Deryck Abel, Ernest Benn, Counsel for Liberty”, p.64, on a remark by Sir Hugh Bell. - REPEAL

LAW: history and conduct are so much influenced by biological and social forces that their progress is increasingly out of control, as far as the legislators are concerned. Older laws to some extent crystallized the general public will – modern laws are less able to do so, since the public will is less definite, and the opportunities for expressing it socially are curtailed. For the first time in history laws are effectively ‘made’ by the state, without evoking any very marked response in the internal standards of the individual.” – Alex Comfort, Authority & Delinquency, p.85. – I believe that this classic liberty books has been too long out of print. It should be offered online or on a CD with many other freedom books. Alas, copyrights are, probably, an obstacle for this, long after his death. – JZ, 31.8.07, 27.9.13. - OUT OF CONTROL, AS TERRITORIAL LAWS

LAW: Holding that laws only create new problems, while failing utterly to remedy the situation at which they are aimed, Spencer would limit the State solely to the function of protecting the life and property of citizens and repelling invasions. (Social Statics (*), Man vs. the State & Principles of Ethics, Pt. IV, Study of Sociology, pp. 270-271.)” – W. A. Dunning, A History of Political Theories, Recent Times, p.390. ) - (*) Here he defended, in the early edition, the right of individuals to secede. - Moreover, territorial States have, in practice, become the greatest threats to the lives and property of their subjects, e.g. through their wars, indiscriminate warfare, lack of just war and peace aims, revolutions and civil wars and internal persecutions, tax laws and endless regulations. – JZ, 29.8.07.  - PRODUCE STILL MORE PROBLEMS RATHER SOLVING THE PROBLEMS CREATED BY PAST LAWS, DEMOCIDE, MASS MURDERS

LAW: Hopefully, many people are already above most of the present laws in their thinking. – JZ, 27.9.79. – But, certainly, not yet enough, as long as these relatively enlightened people are not yet free to secede from territorial states. – JZ, 30.8.07. - LAWS, TERRITORIAL ONES, STILL OUTLAWING PERSONAL ONES

LAW: How about passing a few laws to control government?" George, Humberts Revenge, 1973. - DOES THE LAW CONTROL THE GOVERNMENT? COULD IT, UNDER TERRITORIALISM OR ONLY UNDER PERSONAL LAW OR VOLUNTARISM? Q.

LAW: How can all these diverse and contending ideas meet in a law and be united by it?” – Proudhon, Republik & Demokratie, S.9. – It is really an impractical and utopian notion that this could be done territorially. But via panarchies or polyarchies all the diverse groups could each have their own kind of personal law for themselves and would no longer territorially conflict with each other. Exterritorial tolerance and autonomy would work as peace, justice and freedom promoting in the political, economic and social spheres as it does already regarding religion to a large extent, and for literary, artistic, musical, technical, scientific and other freely experimental efforts. There are no imposed laws upon songs and poetry, dance and design, except the laws of nature. What happens when even such spheres are legislated upon or centrally regulated - we have seen in the Soviet Union. – JZ, n.d. – TERRITORIALISM, Q., PANARCHISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, PERSONAL LAW, TOTALITARIANISM

LAW: How can one lead a lawful life when one cannot even read all the avalanche of existing laws and of their juridical interpretations? – JZ, 29.8.07. - OBEDIENCE TO THEM, Q.

LAW: How can we, born into a time that has minced law with the extra-juridical chopper of justice and that holds that law is law because it is just, whereas for the Roman the law was just because it was the law.” - J. O.Y. Gasset, “Concord & Liberty” 29. – This ancient Roman view is also the usual excuse of legislators, policemen, lawyers and judges. – JZ, 14.1.08. – The optimal chopper, an ideal declaration of all individual rights and liberties, has either not yet been compiled or published. It’s overdue and may come to serve as our best defence, better than any existing democratic or republican constitutions. It would also contain some rights that, if known, appreciated and applied, become self-realizing and would greatly help to realize the rest. Just like freedom of expression and information are supposed to do. Among them the right of dissenters to secede and the right of volunteers to experiment under full exterritorial autonomy or personal law in all spheres now monopolized by territorial governmentalism. – JZ, 25.1.09. – JUSTICE, PANARCHISM, SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM

LAW: How long soever it hath continued, if it be against reason, it is of no force in law.” - Sir Edward Coke, Institutes. Pt.i. – And yet an uncounted number of unreasonable and wrongful laws has remained long on the statute books. – Jurisprudence was not so prudent after all. - JZ, 29.1.09. - REASON

LAW: How many of the present laws, especially of the "positive" legislation, do still protect property rights, rather than infringing them? - JZ on Facebook, 2011. – & PROPERTY RIGHTS, Q.

LAW: How many wrongful and irrational laws would no longer be on the statute books and even all too often applied if there had been a time limit set for all of them, upon their passing? – JZ, 19.3.03. - Moreover, a comprehensive record of all laws not renewed and of the reasons for not renewing them, would help to prevent the worst of the new legislation, all based upon the same old errors, prejudices and myths. – JZ, 21.10.07. - SUNSET LAW CLAUSES, COMPLETE SURVEY OF FAILED LEGISLATION

LAW: How much it twists people, and how much they twist it.” - Allen Drury, “Decision”, Doubleday & Co., 1983, p.221. – Even the law of the constitution is all too often misinterpreted – for decades. – JZ, 9.9.08. - LAWS & JURISDICTION VS. “THE LAW” & JUSTICE IN AN IDEALIZED SENSE

LAW: How much, or, rather, how little, do most legislators know and understand or care about free market economics and individual rights and liberties? If they would know and understand it, they would repeal most of the laws they and their predecessors had passed, then resign and apologize to the public for their criminal law-making actions while in power. – Then they could be proud only of their law-repeals. - JZ, 29.8.07, 27.9.13. - LEGISLATORS & FREE MARKET ECONOMICS

LAW: How often have legislators passed a sensible law, one fully respecting rights and liberties? E.g. in the monetary sphere, that of taxation, free trade and free migration? – JZ, 14.11.97, 29.8.07. - SENSIBLE ONES?

LAW: How small, of all that human hearts endure, / That part which kings or laws can cause or cure!” - Samuel Johnson: Inserted in Oliver Goldsmith: The Traveler, 1764. – Although most laws can hardly ever do any good, some laws can do a lot of damage and wrong! And many, all too many of these, do. How many innocent unborn were and are killed every year, additionally, through legalized abortions, even subsidized ones, at the expense of taxpayers, who, often, are anti-abortionists? Probably, many more than through wars. And there are many laws that can be blamed for wars and civil wars, especially the bodies of territorial laws, which always provoke resistance, and strife, going to terrorism, bloody revolutions, civil wars and international wars. The laws of monetary despotism cause mass unemployment and inflation and poverty and these, in turn, lead to political territorial despotisms and wars. The drug problem has been increased and not diminished through anti-drug laws. And so have many other problems. – We would all be much better off without any territorial laws and confining ourselves at most to personal laws quite tolerantly practised among volunteers in their exterritorially autonomous communities. - Who will produce some appealing verses and songs about this freedom option? Theoretically, they could conquer the world, or many of its minds, within hours, via electronic media. – Secede rather than terrorize! My alternative suggestion to: “Make love, not war!” – Or: Personal law over territorial law! – Political institutions, like churches, sects, insurance companies and sports activities do depend upon individual consent or voluntary membership. – No territorial monopolies any longer! You are still free to attempt to coin attractive slogans. Try it. You might succeed and your slogan or slogans might conquer the minds of the world! - JZ, 10.7.86, 1.9.07. - TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENTS VS. PERSONAL LAWS & PANARCHISM OR POLYARCHISM

LAW: How to make a living should be of no concern to the law at all, until someone deprives another fraudulently, by stealth or force of his living. – JZ, 4.9.87. - ANTI-ECONOMIC ONES, AGAINST MAKING A LIVING, PEACEFULLY & PRODUCTIVELY, FREELY EXCHANGING, LAISSEZ FAIRE, CAPITALISM WITHOUT LEGALIZED MONOPOLIES

LAW: How we may succeed in working our way through that trap is the subject of my final chapter. The point I wish to make here is that once an anarchist society has been established, good law ceases to be a public good. Instead it is bad law - more precisely, the reintroduction of government - which becomes a public good. Or, rather, a public bad.” – David Friedman, The Machinery of Freedom, p.215. – Only personal law, in exterritorially autonomous communities of volunteers can become a “public good” in the opinion of their volunteers. Anyhow, it would only be their private law, their private “good”, by their own standards and not a territorially law imposed upon others. That would be their best feature. Others, however, have to learn to become tolerant, in their dealings with such people, letting them practise their errors and prejudices among themselves. Personal law restrictions upon e.g. freedom of speech, freedom to read and freedom to exchange would only apply to the own members, except when it comes to the use of such freedoms on the properties, like the homes or churches of e.g. religiously prejudiced people. There, common sense and the laws of hospitality, should lead them to abstain from what the hosts would perceive as offensive behavior. Outsiders, acting outside of these private spheres, would not be bound by such restrictions and could not rightly be punished by what members of religious groups, among themselves would perceive to be offences. “Sticks and stones can hurt my bones but words can never hurt me.” – Such common sense insights would have to spread even to the least enlightened and most prejudiced communities of volunteers, who are not entitled to impose their distorted views of realities upon the rest of mankind. – But orthodox Muslims might e.g. exclude from their properties people not dressed according to Islamic prescriptions and Christians or atheists might exclude, from own their properties, Muslims dressed in accordance with their religious beliefs. To legally and territorially enforce the same form of dress in public and in private would be wronging one side or the other. – But different house rules could be continued. – The egalitarians and coercive equalizers would have to become more tolerant, at least in public places. And these could be largely privatized as well. - JZ, 4.9.07, 27.9.13. - TERRITORIAL STATES TURN LAW FROM A POTENTIAL PUBLIC GOOD OR AT LEAST HOPED-FOR GOOD, INTO A PUBLIC BAD, WITH WRONGS & DISAPPOINTMENTS ALMOST GUARANTEED

LAW: However harmful a thing is, if the law forbids it most people will think it wrong.” – W. Somerset Maugham, 1874-1965, A Writer’s Notebook, 1948, written in 1896. – However wrongful a law may be, if it prohibits something then most people will all to uncritically believe that this something is wrong. – JZ, 26.1.09. - PROHIBITIONS, STATISM

LAW: However much he might have desired to see himself called by another name, Fulton was thoroughly and consistently anarchistic in his social philosophy. "I do not advocate the mere reforming of laws to render them less objectionable," he wrote, "for that would be a virtual admission of the fundamental right of the law, which I deny. I am out-and-out for the absolute repeal of every and any law that assaults non-invasive individual liberty." – Edward H. Fulton, quoted in Reichert, Partisans of Freedom, p.196. - ASSAULTING INDIVIDUAL LIBERTIES SHOULD BE REPEALED RATHER THAN REFORMED

LAW: Human law cancels out state law.” – Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf, publ. by Houghton Mifflin Co. – Genuine individual human rights stand above all constitutions, laws and legislators. (Also above all “great” leaders”, “national aims”, religions, ideologies, parties, organizations, States and societies. – JZ, 16.1.08.) – would have been a better formulation. But a Hitler would not express it in this way. – JZ, 30.8.07. – His definition of “human law”, “human rights” and individual human rights and liberties would have had very little in common with mine. But its is significant that even he, in the beginning of his “career”, had to make some concessions to humane thinking and even human rights thinking. For instance, somewhere he spoke up strongly for the right to resist. Not meaning, naturally, the right to resist him and his movement. – JZ, 27.1.09. - HUMAN RIGHTS

LAW: Human laws have no validity if contrary to the laws of nature.” – View ascribed to Blackstone and his ancient predecessors, in W. A. Dunning, Political Theories, vol. II, p.73. - NATURAL LAWS, HUMAN RIGHTS

LAW: I am convinced that those societies (as the Indians) which live without government enjoy in their general mass an infinitely greater degree of happiness than those who live under the European governments. Among the former, public opinion is in the place of law and restrains morals as powerfully as laws ever did anywhere. Among the latter, under pretense of governing, they have divided their nations into two classes, wolves and sheep. I do not exaggerate. This is a true picture of Europe.” - Thomas Jefferson, to Colonel Edward Carrington, Paris, January 16, 1787. - GOVERNMENT, ANARCHISM & RED INDIANS, PUBLIC OPINION & MORALITY

LAW: I am further of opinion that it would be better for us to have [no laws] at all than to have them in such prodigious numbers.” - Montaigne, Essays. Bk. iii, ch.13. – NUMBER, MULTITUDE, AVALANCHES OR FLOODS OF THEM

LAW: I am more concerned with realities and morality than with legalities. – JZ, 29.10.75. - CONSTITUTIONS, LEGALITIES, REALITY, MORALITY, JUSTICE, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

LAW: I am talking English, not law.” - Mr Balfour, quoted in David Nicholls, The Pluralistic State, 1975, appendix C, p.159. - TERMINOLOGY, LANGUAGE TERMS, COMPLICATIONS, CONFUSED & CONFUSING

LAW: I applaud President Nixon's proposed reductions in both taxes and Federal spending. I applaud also his action in ending the fiction that the dollar is convertible into gold. But I regret exceedingly that he decided to impose a 90-day freeze on prices and wages. That is one of those "very plausible schemes," to quote what Edmund Burke said in a different connection, "with very pleasing commencements, [that] have often shameful and lamentable conclusions”. – Milton Friedman, “An Economist Protests”, p.15: WHY THE FREEZE IS A MISTAKE, August 30, 1971. - Legalizing nonsense does not change it into wisdom. – JZ 1.9.07. – Legalizing wrongs does not turn them into rights. – JZ, 27.9.13. -ECONOMIC OR, RATHER, ANTI-ECONOMIC OR NEO-COMIC LAWS, STATE SCHEMES, MEASURES & PROGRAMS, CONTROLS

LAW: I believe in justice, more precisely, in all genuine individual human rights and liberties. That’s why I don’t believe most territorial laws to be right. – JZ, 29.12.88, 29.8.07, 25.1.09, 27.9.13. – JUSTICE, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

LAW: I cannot assent to the view, if it be meant that the legislature may impair or abridge the rights of a free press and of free speech whenever it thinks that the public welfare requires that it be done. The public welfare cannot override constitutional privilege. – John Marshall Harlan (1833-1911), U.S. Supreme Court Justice, Patterson v. Chicago. – Individual rights and liberties, natural laws and rights are not privileges. – JZ, 24.4.13, 27.9.13. – PRIVILEGES, LEGISLATION, RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, PUBLIC INTEREST, COMMON INTEREST, NATIONAL INTEREST, NATIONAL SECURITY CLAIMS, TERRITORIALISM, NATIONALISM, SECRECY

LAW: I did not initiate, vote for or consent by signature to the existing territorial laws, nor did I vote for the lawmakers nor could I have rightfully “inherited” the existing laws. They are not my laws. They are imposed upon me and thus cannot, morally, exact any more obedience from me than can, quite immorally, be forced upon me. I would approve of them only to the extent that they do fully agree with natural law and individual rights and liberties in their best formulations, but believe, that this is only very rarely the case. For the time being I cannot think of a single instance. Can you? – JZ, 28.3.83, 30.8.07, 28.9.13. – Well, I have nothing against laws that merely outlaw murder, rape, robbery, theft and fraud. – JZ, 27.9.13. - TERRITORIAL ONES, ARE WRONGS. ONLY PERSONAL LAWS CAN BE RIGHTFUL FOR THOSE, WHO WANT THEM FOR THEMSELVES, IN GENUINE SELF-GOVERNMENT

LAW: I do not believe in constitutions and laws; the best of constitutions could not satisfy me. We need something else: a storm and life and a new, lawless, and therefore free, world.” – Bakunin, quoted by Rocker, Nationalism and Culture, p.512.

LAW: I do not call to mind a single human being who has steadily denied the authority of the laws, on the simple ground of his own moral nature.” – Emerson, quoted in Sprading, Liberty and the Great Libertarians, p.152. I also have not yet found a single person interested in reviewing all private drafts of human rights that were so far offered, with the intention to work towards an ideal draft of this kind, with other people having the same interest. To that extent almost all people are ignoring “the” law, with “the law” being considered the ideal law for human beings. – JZ, 2.9.07. - ORAL LAW, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, INDIVIDUAL HUMAN RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

LAW: I do not recommend the breaking or ignoring of any quite just law but I do recommend ignoring or breaking of any unjust law – i.e., any that restricts or suppresses any genuine individual right or liberty. – JZ, 9.6.03. – Naturally, only whenever you can get safely away with this. – And you should think forward for the day when you, together with many others, can safely do this and prepare yourself as far as you can for that day. - I spent my first 11 years in one totalitarian State and the next 15, also in West Berlin, next to another one of them. Two lessons I won’t forget. – JZ, 27.1.09. - LAW-BREAKING & IGNORING LAWS

LAW: I do not want to be taxed for the enforcement of their laws – but, rather, indemnified. – JZ, 27.9.79. - TAXATION

LAW: I don’t believe in laws made by men. There’s only one kind of law, and that is the law of nature. All others are mere expressions of belief. Why should they bind me unless I accept them, I cannot conceive.” – Austin W. Write, quoted in “On Liberty”, June 80. – Apparently, he, too, was not fully aware of the rightful personal law options, which would only bind volunteers that subscribed to them. – JZ, n.d. & 27.9.13. - MAN-MADE OR POLITICAL LAWS, LAWS OF PARTIES & POLITICIANS OR POWER-MONGERS OR POWER ADDICTS, TERRITORIAL LAWS VS. LAWS OF NATURE, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAWS

LAW: I don’t have any pipe-dreams about the law.” – E. D. Biggers, Seven Keys to Baldpate, ch. XIII, 1913. - DELUSIONS & ILLUSIONS ABOUT THE LAW

LAW: I firmly believe his calls for legislation to stop the public being misled are misleading the public. But I won’t call for legislation to stop him.” – Terry Arthur, 95 % Is Crap, p.123. – Anyhow, misleading political advertising does do much more wrong and harm. – JZ, 15.10.07. – Most laws themselves are often the most misleading advertisements for territorial statism. They give the wrongful impression that something positive is being done about a problem. When they cause further problems, in addition to the problems caused by previous laws, then still more laws are called for, which then make matters still worse. - At least in religion, when more prayers are called for, matters are not made worse by the additional worship, apart from the additional waste of time and energy involved. – JZ, 19.1.09. - ON ADVERTISING & PRAYERS

LAW: I happen to believe that the laws we shouldn’t break are the laws we make for ourselves. - Dale Aycock, Star Drifter, Horwitz Publications, 1959, 1981, p.200. – Panarchies of volunteers would have not other laws than such laws. – JZ, 26.2.12. - PERSONAL LAW & LAW BREAKING VS. TERRITORIALISM

LAW: I have far less reason to fear my neighbour’s passion than the law’s injustice.” – de Sade, quoted in - Peter Marshall, Demanding the Impossible, p.146/47. - INJUSTICE

LAW: I have never depended on any legislation to do anything whatsoever for me. As a matter of fact, it usually winds up doing something to me.” – F. Paul Wilson, Wheels within Wheels, p.59. - LEGISLATION, DEPENDENCE, INDEPENDENCE

LAW: I know no method to secure the repeal of bad or obnoxious laws so effective as their stringent execution.” - Ulysses S. Grant, 1822-1885. 1882-1885, U.S. President, Inaugural Address, 4 March 1869.- Quoted in A. Andrews, Quotations, p.227. - What’s wrong with ignoring or resisting them or opting out from under them? - For many to most cases this seems to me one of the worst fallacies. I much more admire judges in the U.S., who, occasionally, declared that the enforcement of such and such a law would be "un-American"! - Ignoring laws e.g. via black market activities, tax evasion or tax strikes and monetary revolutions and smuggling seems to me to be a much more principled and rightful as well as effective approach. I also believe in the right to resist. But should one have to resist each of the wrong laws separately, in possibly long and costly struggles? The best way to resist them effectively might be, in the future, individual and group secessionism, a complete declaration of genuine individual rights and liberties and an ideal militia force of volunteers to uphold them against criminals and other aggressors. - Naturally, as far as possible, the territorialist legislators and bureaucrats, passing and applying them, should also be held personally responsible, with all their property. - JZ, 26. 11. 06, 4.6.07. – This argument by U.G. on its own is already a sufficient argument against all law-making – except within communities of volunteers. – JZ, 5.9.07. - So the most tyrannical laws ought to be most strictly enforced rather than immediately repealed or most widely resisted and disobeyed? - JZ, 12.10.02. - Death penalty for all red-heads? – JZ 26.1.09. – Kill all red-heads, if the law demands this? – JZ, 27.1.09. - Even presidents were not and are not aware of all rightful resistance, revolution, secession, and panarchistic alternatives. He did not even consider the militia tradition. He, too, remained stuck in territorialist thinking and practices. – JZ, 5.4.12. Strict enforcement of wrongful laws, with the intention to thereby achieve their repeal? The abolition of e.g. taxation is more likely to be achieved by their non-enforcement or by a tax strike of by a financial revolution. – Law repeals of territorial laws would become unnecessary once all have the right to secede from them, to ignore them (as suggested by Herbert Spencer in Social Statics), to resist them or to choose a rightful personal law system, or exterritorial autonomous community of volunteers, which they do prefer for themselves.The remaining rump societies of statist volunteers would thus be reduced to communities of statist volunteers, who would then only harm or wrong themselves and not any outsiders, when doing their own things to themselves. – JZ, 24.4.13, 27.9.13. – Should e.g. any kind of torture be increased, so that torture would be abolished, possibly, sooner? – JZ, 18.5.13. - PANARCHISM, SECESSIONISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, PERSONAL LAW - ENFORCING THEM TO ACHIEVE THEIR REPEAL? - BAD ONES, SHOULD THEY REALLY BE STRICTLY ENFORCED TO SPEED UP THEIR REPEAL? SECESSIONISM, MILITIA, PANARCHISM

LAW: I know no Nation in the World, whose Government is not perfectly Despotick, that ever makes preventive Laws.” - Daniel Defoe (1660? -1731), An Essay on the Regulation of the Press (January 7, 1704). - GOVERNMENTS, NATIONS, DESPOTISM

LAW: I know well, how some thinkers are swayed on this point. They say, as did one of the gang who tried the Merchant of Venice, that the Court exists to uphold a principle embodied in the laws of the realm, and so forth. But, I ask, why should any principle, or any law be considered of more importance than human life, than human happiness? (*) If it be urged that no laws could be enforced if exceptions were allowed, I reply: the need for the exception shows the foolishness of the laws. Cease to make any more laws, and put those you have upon the shelf. (**) - Badcock, Slaves to Duty, p.27. - (*) Rather: … than individual human rights and liberties. With them assured, better than any territorial State does and can, every individual will have the right to look after his own life and happiness. That is his responsibility. – (**) If you think you must have some laws and governance, establish or choose your own, together with likeminded people and practise them under personal law, i.e. without claiming a territorial monopoly for your your system. - JZ, 3.9.07, 27.9.13. - HUMAN RIGHTS, LIFE, HAPPINESS & FREEDOM TO BE UNDER THE LAW? – PANARCHISM,

LAW: I like to see free men make the laws they live under, just as they make the houses they live in.” – Voltaire, according to Maurice Cranston, Political Dialogues, p.86. - PERSONAL LAW, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, GENUINE SELF-GOVERNMENT VS. TERRITORIALISM

LAW: I propose a Moratorium, a final Law, an Amendment to the Constitution creating a 100-year prohibition on legislative activity of any kind within the borders of the United States of America, during which the only thing a legislature could do would be to repeal old laws, …” - L. Neil Smith, Lever Action, A Mountain Media Book, 2001,, p.312. – LEGISLATION, LAW REPEALS ONLY

LAW: I strictly observe every law when it makes sense, but I fight it when it is obsolete or senseless. (Don’t run to the District Attorney, Little Man, for he does the same if he is a decent individual.)” – Wilhelm Reich, Listen Little Man! p.25. - OBEDIENCE & DISOBEDIENCE, RESISTANCE AGAINST WRONGFUL LAWS

LAW: I think it must also be admitted that there are cases in which revolution is justifiable. There are cases where the legal government is so bad that it is worthwhile to overthrow it by force in spite of the risk of anarchy (*) that is involved. This risk is very real. It is noteworthy that the most successful revolutions — that of England in 1688 and that of America in 1776 — were carried out by men who were deeply imbued with a respect for law. (**) Where this is absent, revolution is apt to lead to either anarchy or dictatorship. Obedience to the law, therefore, though not an absolute principle, is one to which great weight must be attached, and to which exceptions should only be admitted in rare cases after mature consideration.” (***) – Bertrand Russell: Authority and the Individual, p.83. - (*) Rather, the risk to the imposed “unity” of territorial governments, for which masses of people are still sacrificed every year, rather than letting dissenters secede and form their own communities of volunteers, that are only exterritorially autonomous. Such a right and liberty would not represent chaos or anarchy in the sense of chaos, but, rather, introduce a natural order under natural laws, individual rights and liberties. - (**) Rather for natural laws and human rights and liberties, although they still knew all too little about them, but more than they could possibly know about all the statute laws imposed upon them. - (***) Revolutions can be avoided altogether or be made much less bloody once they aim only at allowing all minorities and the majority full exterritorial autonomy. Thereby they could fundamentally please and do justice to all of the people of a country. Alas, this is still not recognized by our territorial politicians, their voters and the current crop of “political scientists” as their advisors. - JZ, 6.9.07, 27.9.13. – Should be respect them for that ignorance? – JZ, 26.1.09. - REVOLUTIONS, MINORITY AUTONOMY, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY OR VOLUNTARISM, UNDER PERSONAL LAW FOR XYZ DIVERSE COMMUNITIES

LAW: I think that we should be men first and subjects afterwards. (*) It is not desirable to cultivate a respect for the law, so much as for the right.” – David Henry Thoreau, Civil Disobedience, 1849. - That respect will be the natural result of allowing people their personal law communities, with full exterritorial autonomy, in accordance with their own convictions and choices. – JZ, 29.8.07. – Perhaps an ideal code of individual rights and liberties requires for its development the free competition between very diverse panarchistic communities of volunteers, in which any idea and proposal can be tried out among volunteers, at their expense and risk only. Majority approval or consent of all the experts or of the men in power would not longer be required for any significant reform or experiment by volunteers only. – (*) In accordance with one’s own individual choice in this matter! – JZ, 29.8.07, 27.9.13. - Why should we be subjects at all, rather than free human beings in societies of our own individual choosing? – JZ, 6.9.07, 27.9.13. - SUBJECTS & MEN, DISOBEDIENCE, RIGHTS, RESPECT, OBEDIENCE, PANARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, TERRITORIALISM

LAW: I urge you to take the advice of this book and become an international person. As Emerson said: Choose which laws you will (or can) live under. You're not stuck with any set of laws. The limitations are the windmills of your mind. Go forth. Grow forth. Good luck and welcome to the world.” – Harry Schultz, in a foreword. – One should not have to emigrate to choose one’s law. – JZ, 5.6.82. – Moreover, thereby one only escapes one set of territorial laws to be subjected to another one, or to a variety of them. The choice is all too limited, apart from escapes from all too openly despotic States to only democratically despotic States. The difference can be significant but is still quite insufficient to the radical freedom lover, who needs the internal escape-hatch of individual secessionism and exterritorial autonomy among like-minded volunteers. - JZ, 5.9.07. - Instead of merely the international escape hatch: somewhat free and legal migration or illegal emigration and illegal immigration. – JZ, 16.1.08. – We need free choices not only between territorial offers but between exterritorial offers. – JZ, 27.1.09. – EMIGRATION OR PERSONAL LAW CHOICES? INTERNATIONALIZING ONESELF, PANARCHISM.

LAW: I want justice not laws. – D.Z., 6.8.77. - JUSTICE

LAW: I was talking to my brother the other day about the “law maker” problem. I pointed out that, since freedom is having the option to choose either to do, or not to do, some activity, that every law destroys freedom. My brother’s comment was that we should start calling “law makers” what they really are – freedom destroyers.” –– Claire Wolfe, Don’t Shoot the Bastards (YET), 101 More Ways To Salvage Freedom, 4. - This certainly would not apply to those laws that do actually protect freedom. But can you think of many examples for such laws? – JZ, 18.9.07. - LEGISLATORS, LAW-MAKERS AS FREEDOM DESTROYERS

LAW: I will have no laws. I will acknowledge none. I protest against every law which an authority calling itself necessary imposes upon my free will.” – P. J. Proudhon: Idée générale de la revolution, 1851. - COUNT ME OUT, LET ME OPT OUT, INDIVIDUAL & GROUPS SECESSIONISM, PANARCHISM, PERSONAL LAWS

LAW: I wish no law or ruler over me to which or to whom I have not freely given my individual consent - as long as I do not infringe the genuine individual rights and liberties of anyone but, at most, of myself and of like-minded volunteers. - JZ, 24.5.00, 24.1.09. - INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS, HUMAN RIGHTS, CONSENT, VOTING, INDIVIDUALISM, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM

LAW: I wished to live in a country where respect for the individual forms the sole basis of the law; a country where to try a man in secret before faceless judges on charges framed by little frightened men, who smile only in guarded television studios, is itself a crime.” – Robin Cook, A State of Denmark, p.176. - RESPECT FOR THE INDIVIDUAL

LAW: I would define liberty to be a power to do as we would be done by. The definition of liberty to be the power of doing whatever the law permits, meaning the civil laws, does not seem satisfactory.” - John Adams, To J. H. Tiffany, March 31, 1819. - VS. LIBERTY, GOLDEN RULE, LEGALISM OR INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES?

LAW: I would emphasize repealing laws, not passing then. I would mark for repeal those laws trying to legislate charity, fairness, or morality.” - Guy H. Riggs, quoted in “A is A Newsletter”, April 72. - LAW-REPEAL VS. LAW-MAKING OR PASSING NEW LAWS

LAW: I would rather have law without power than power without law or law with power. – JZ, 8.3.76. - POWER

LAW: I’m for a law requiring that the total number of federal agricultural employees shall not exceed the total number of farmers.” – Tom Anderson, Straight Talk. – Rather close down the jobs of these bureaucrats and offer each of them, in a businesslike loan, a block of federal land to use in a businesslike way. – They are supposed to be experts, able to run the other agriculturalists effectively. Consumers and taxpayers should benefit from this. – JZ, 26.11.08. - AGRICULTURAL POLICY & PROGRAMS

LAW: If A = B and B = C. then A = C. except where void or prohibited by law." - Roy Santoro. Prospect Heights. Ill., in OMNI, 5/79. - IRRATIONAL & WRONGFUL PROHIBITIONS

LAW: If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so.” – Thomas Jefferson - UNJUST ONES, REQUIRE DISOBEDIENCE TOWARDS THEM, DUTY, OBLIGATION, RESISTANCE

LAW: If a majority wants a particular law then it is usually as wrong as the majority usually is. And if only a minority wants a law then it is usually as wrongful as the legal privilege desired by that minority via a special legislation to introduce and uphold it. - JZ, 16.5.01. But the majority and all the diverse minorities should be free to make their own laws for themselves - to suffer or to benefit from them. Only then will rightful and sensible actions become free to spread and get the chance to finally prevail. - JZ, 30.1.02. - PRIVILEGES, WRONG, IMMORALITY, MINORITIES, CHOICE OF LAWS, PERSONAL LAW, PANARCHISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, LEARNING FROM EXPERIENCE, COMPETITIVE LEGISLATION

LAW: If a man neglects to enforce his rights, he cannot complain, if, after a while, the law follows his example.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes. – When the laws do not respect individual rights and liberties then we should not be surprised when many individuals thereupon do not do so, either. The number of privately committed crimes with victims is also related to the number of officially and legally committed crimes with victims. – JZ, 24.1.09. - ENFORCEMENT OF RIGHTS & HUMAN RIGHTS

LAW: If all laws could be and were strictly enforced, we would almost all be in prison. To the extent that they are enforced, they turn national territories into prisons. For of millions of legal rules, unread by us and thus unknown to us, we would unknowingly breach at least a few every week, if not every day. – JZ, 14.3.99, 29.9.13. - ENFORCEMENT

LAW: If all laws were published in full by the mass media, a great revulsion against most of them would occur. As it is, they are largely buried in government gazettes, which almost no one has the time and energy to read. – Even in parliaments they are not fully read out and discussed. – Instead, each parliament adds more and more of the output of its law draft committees to the already huge stack of laws passed in the past. – If there ever was any overproduction then it is that of wrongful, useless and harmful laws. - JZ, 29.8.07. – PUBLICATION, OVER-PRODUCTION OF LAWS

LAW: If all men had the same interests, there would be less harm in permitting a part of the people to legislate for all; but this is not the case. (*) There is a great conflict of interests between the possessed and the dispossessed, between the poor and the rich ... between the ruler and the ruled ... between the producer and the appropriator, which is apparent in existing laws made by those powerful enough to take advantage of the State and of the law-abiding sentiment of the people. That their laws conflict (**) justice is no concern of theirs, for profit and not justice is their object. ... The game they play is lawful because they make the law to uphold their game.” - Charles T. Sprading, Freedom and its Fundamentals, quoted in The Heretic’s Handbook of Quotations, p. 28. - If all men had the same interests, there would be less harm in permitting a part of the people to legislate for all; but this is not the case. (*) There is a great conflict of interests between the possessed and the dispossessed, between the poor and the rich, between the weak and the strong, between the ruler and the ruled, between the worker and the shirker, between the producer and the appropriator, which is apparent in existing laws, always made by those powerful enough to take advantage of the State and of the law-abiding sentiment of the people. That their laws conflict with justice is no concern of theirs, for profit and not justice is their object. The object is legitimate because they make it legitimate.” – Charles T. Sprading, Liberty & the Great Libertarians, p.18.  – The ideological conflicts are mainly produced and maintained by factors which their victims do not clearly recognize, e.g. the territorial monopoly and the laws of monetary despotism, which suppress exterritorial autonomy for voluntary communities and alternative and free payment communities, thus avoiding e.g. deflations, inflations and stagflations and their mass unemployment through the introduction of full monetary freedom, even if, initially, only for the first few dissenters. – Full financial freedom would also lead to the cooperative and partnership type of self-management, which would do away with the dissatisfactions and clashes of the employer and employee relationship. – Not even the territorial monopolization of the “right” or authority to decide upon war and peace, armament and disarmament and international treaties has so far been generally recognized as a great wrong, one with disastrous consequences. – Nor are most people aware that in exterritorially autonomous communities of volunteers they could come very close to have only the laws of their own personal choice and to a large extent a common interest. – Neither territorial governments nor their “voting” victims have so far recognized and respected all individual rights and liberties or showed even sufficient interest for them. - JZ, 6.9.07. - (*) Not, as a rule, with territorial laws but, rather, as a rule with personal laws chosen for themselves by the volunteers of exterritorially autonomous communities. –JZ, 4.9.07. - INTERESTS, DIFFERENT ONES, CANNOT BE TERRITORIALLY SATISFIED. PERSONAL LAWS COULD HARMONIZE THEM, BY TAKING FULL ACCOUNT OF THEM & DEMANDING ONLY JUSTICE TOWARDS MEMBERS OF OTHER SOCIETIES. TERRITORIALISM & ITS ENFORCED UNITY & EGALLITARIANISM FOR ALL INHABITANTS, IN SPITE OF THEIR DIFFERENT IDEAS, IDEALS, OPINIONS & INTERESTS?

LAW: If any of the members wish more than this, - if they claim to have acquired a more extended knowledge of justice than is common to all, and wish to have their pretended discoveries carried into effect, in reference to themselves, they must either form a separate association for that purpose, or be content to wait until they can make their views intelligible to the people at large. They cannot claim or expect that the whole people shall practise the folly of taking on trust their pretended superior knowledge, and of committing blindly into their hands all their own interests, liberties, and rights, to be disposed of on principles, the justness of which the people themselves cannot comprehend.” – Lysander Spooner, Trial by Jury, II/131. – Perhaps this is as close as Spooner ever came to panarchistic thinking. But then many of his manuscripts were burnt with Tucker’s library. We do not know what treasures, written by him, were lost in that fire or has Spooner left any record at least of the title of the manuscripts that he had given to Tucker? – The above suggestion by Spooner is, naturally, insofar a utopian one as most of these politicians have only the ambition to lay down the law for others and impose the costs and risks of their schemes upon others. They are not, as a rule, successful entrepreneurs or practical innovators and pioneers, but, usually, impractical dreamers and schemers. – But one should give them the “power” to appeal to voters to form experimental communities, exterritorially fully autonomous, in accordance with the schemes that they propose. And no tax subsidies should be promised to any of these experiments. Only tax exemptions. – That might be attractive enough to many volunteers. - JZ, 1.9.07. - LEGISLATORS, POLITICIANS, “REPRESENTATIVES”? OR PANARCHIES OR POLYARCHIES, UNDER PERSONAL LAW FOR VOLUNTEERS ONLY? EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, TOLERANCE FOR ALL TOLERANT ACTIONS & COMMUNITIES, SOCIETIES & GOVERNANCE SYSTEMS

LAW: If at least the dirt they produce could be used to grow some vegetables in! – But some of them rather pay farmers not to grow crops. And then they try to “fight” the high prices of food! – Any idiocy and immoral action that you can imagine – you find it backed or facilitated by at least some laws. - JZ, 28.1.09.

LAW: If government can pass any laws and make them effective, why don't they pass prosperity laws?” - Jack Anderson & Perry Miles, A Constitution for a Moral Government, 1971, indexed, 192 pages, page 30. - They do, in popular opinion and in the opinion by government “experts” – by passing out still more inflated governmental legal tender money – by the billions! - JZ, 24.1.09 – Only the hoped-for or expected prosperity does not follow from their actions. On the contrary. So they try and try again, increasing taxes, inflation rates and further restrictions of basic rights and liberties, approaching more and more a totalitarian State, even while most of the infamous totalitarian States have finally collapsed. – JZ, 29.8.07. - IMPOTENCE OF THE LAW, Q.,  GOVERNMENT, PROSPERITY, WELFARE STATE, POVERTY

LAW: If I were a farmer in one of the many restricted areas of agriculture, I might plant whatever I wanted on as many acres as I could plow, sow, maintain, and reap, and I would sell the harvest for the best price I could get. All of this with unconscionable disregard for laws intended to "protect the public interest" but which in reality prevent my serving the public. … There is moral law, the purpose of which is to protect the life, liberty, and property of every individual with complete equality. And there is immoral law which seeks only to expropriate the rights and property of some for the supposed benefit of others.” – Robert E. Hood, The Law Also Is Polluted, THE FREEMAN, July 1978, p.443. - PUBLIC INTEREST, INSTANCE AGRICULTURAL “POLICIES”

LAW: If I were you, I would get the hell out of this place, and not worry about compensation or defamation or any of that shit, because the best place that anyone can ever be is miles and miles away from the law. You got me?” - Graham Masterton, Tengu, p.245.

LAW: If laws could assure us justice, rights and liberties, then we could fully enjoy them by now, since there exists an abundance of laws. Instead, they have become enormous obstacles to the full realization of natural justice, rights and liberties, just like the ancient religious rituals, taboos and superstitions once were. – JZ, 14.3.99 & 29.8.07, 29.1.09. - RITUALS, TABOOS VS. NATURAL JUSTICE, RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, RELIGIONS, SECTS, CHURCHES

LAW: If laws could help us, then the more laws are passed and the longer and more detailed they are, the better and more extensive their help would be as a result of the legislative avalanches experienced in all territorial States, descending upon us every year, unfailingly. According to the belief in the rightfulness and helpfulness of laws we should by now live in a veritable paradise. Do we? – JZ, 24.7.85, 30.8.07. - HELPERS OR ENEMIES? Q.

LAW: If laws could realize, increase and multiply justice then they would have done so, long ago, by their enormous and every increasing number and length, on almost any subject matter. Instead, they tended to increase and perpetuate injustices. – JZ, 14.11.04. – Nevertheless, no individual or minority wronged by them is set free to opt out from under them. – JZ, 29.10.07 - VS. JUSTICE, SECESSIONISM, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, PERSONAL LAW, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR VOLUNTEERS

LAW: If laws worked, there would be no crime.” – quoted by Claire Wolfe, 101 Things to Do ‘til the Revolution, Breakout Productions, Port Townsend, Washington, 1999, rev. ed., ISBN 1-89.3626-13-X, p.16. – Instead, the worst crimes have become legalized or legally prepared, e.g. the readiness to commit a general nuclear holocaust. – Also the wrongful laws making inflations, deflations and stagflations with mass unemployment possible and often leading to tyrannies and wars. - JZ, 27.9.13. – CRIME, MONETARY DESPOTISM, TAX SLAVERY, PUBLIC DEBTS AS INVESTMENTS IN TAX SLAVES, PROTECTIONISM, PRICE-CONTROLS, WAGE-, RENT- & INTEREST RATE CONTROLS

LAW: If legislation could improve the world then the ten-thousands of parliamentary laws should already have performed their miracles. But whatever progress has already been achieved has not come from them, in most instances. – JZ, 15.2.86. - LEGISLATION

LAW: If legislation is a business then I fear the business relations it has. – JZ, 24.5.91. - But this tends to apply only to territorial laws not to self-chosen personal laws. – JZ, 28.8.07. - LEGISLATION & BUSINESS

LAW: If men are tired then they fall into anarchy but when they are quite awake, happy and strong, then they establish habits and conventions. Then they make themselves, inevitably, laws and rules.“ – My attempt to translate the German version back into at least my form of English: „Wenn die Menschen muede sind, fallen sie in Anarchie, sind sie aber froh und kraftvoll, so schaffen sie sich Gewohnheiten, Konventionen – sie machen dann unweigerlich Gesetze und Regeln.“ – Chesterton.– Once human beings are wide awake to their freedom options then they will proceed towards anarchy or self-governance, not based on territorial laws and institutions. They will still have or develop habits, customs and make contracts and rules for themselves, but no longer for involuntary victims. They will refuse to impose their own favorite laws, regulations, customs and judgments upon others, who are not members of the own voluntary association and have not acted aggressively towards them. – JZ, 5.7.92. – Man isn’t necessarily a law-making animal but also one inclined to follow only the own rules or rules and associations voluntarily chosen, at least within those spheres, which they do, normally, take into their consideration. – JZ, 19.10.07, 2.11.07. - Anarchists are rather tired of an excess of laws, government regulations and interventions! - Extreme case: In WW I, general Nivelle, the “blood-drinker”, as his soldiers called him, drove his soldiers up to 40 times in a row and always in vain against fortified German trenches, barbed wire and machine guns. Sometimes with a French artillery barrage behind them, to drive them forward. Finally, the survivors rebelled. Should they not have become tired of this procedure? Should we not become, finally, tired of tax slavery and the bureaucracy it finances? – JZ, 19.1.09. - CONVENTIONS, RULES, CUSTOMS, ANARCHY, PANARCHY,

LAW: If men recognize no law superior to their desires, then they must fight when their desires collide.” – R. H. Tawney. – Why not let them practise their desires among consenting adults? Capitalism, free exchange, fully free markets, but also any kind of anarchism, socialism and communism among consenting adults. The whole world turned into an interesting and educational exhibition, instead of revealing only the posing and wrongs of territorial monopolists and power mongers! - Why not let all dissenters have, individually and in their various voluntary groups, the kinds of laws and institutions that correspond to their rightful desires for their own affairs? That would tend to pacify them and, at least in some instances, it would also set enlightening examples for others and in the other cases deterrent examples. Both are needed to speed up enlightenment and progress, just like in businesses successes and failures do. – JZ, 12.7.92, 1.9.07. - Why, when they could still practise their desires among consenting adults and under personal law systems, which they have voluntarily chosen for themselves? Only uniform territorial laws for all cannot satisfy all aspirations. - JZ, 12.7.92, 7.1.93. - & DESIRES, PERSONAL LAWS - DESIRES, CONSENTING ADULTS, PERSONAL LAWS, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM TO AVOID CLASHES & FIGHTS & ASSURE PEACE, TERRITORIALISM, INTOLERANCE, VS. EXTERRITORIALISM & TOLERANCE

LAW: If nature had as man laws as the State has, then God himself could not rule it.” – Börne, Vermischte Aufsaetze, 35: Der Narr im Weissen Schwan, 2. Kap. (“Haette die Natur so viele Gesetze als der Staat, Gott selbst koennte sie nicht regieren.”) - GOD, NATURE & GOVERNMENT

LAW: If one had to study all laws one would have no time left to break them.” – Goethe, Maximen und Reflexionen, 207. - (Wenn man all Gesetze studieren sollte, so haette man gar keine Zeit, sie zu uebertreten.) - To that extent only might laws be “effective”, i.e., by being simply ignored or broken. – JZ, 30.8.07. 16.1.08. - LAWBREAKING, MOSTLY THE ONLY POSSIBILITY, JOKES

LAW: If our legislators had managed to recognize and declare all genuine individual rights and liberties, then they would have ended their flood of new laws and also repealed most of the old ones. – JZ, 4.9.12. – Alas, they still act upon the ancient “principle” that the king can do no wrong. – JZ, 2.10.12. - VS. INDIVIDUAL HUMAN RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

LAW: If somebody offers money for the formulation of new laws then some people will try anything." - Consiglio's Afterthought: John Consiglio, College Point. N.Y. - POLITICIANS, LAWMAKERS & CORRUPTION, LOBBIES, PRESSURE GROUPS, VESTED INTERESTS

LAW: If something's wrong in your societies, what do you do? You create new law. You never think to remove law or disarm the law. You make more law! You create more legal professionals. We Gowachin sneer at you! We always strive to reduce the number of laws, …” – Frank Herbert, The Dosadi Experiment, Galaxy, 6/77, p.35. - LESS LAWS VERSUS STILL MORE LAWS. LEGISLATION IS NO PANACEA.

LAW: If the best laws are those a man makes (*) for himself, then the worst are those made by a remote, impersonal State, be that State a tyrannical dictatorship or a representative democracy.” (**) – Joe Fulks, THE CONNECTION 135, p.54. – (*) or chooses! – (**) Or even a direct democracy, in which the individual has only one vote among all too many others. – JZ, n.d. - BEST & WORST LAWS, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW, SECESSIONISM & EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY VS. TERRITORIALISM

LAW: If the Government becomes a lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy. To declare that in the administration of the criminal law the end justifies the means - to declare that the Government may commit crimes in order to secure the conviction of a private criminal - would bring terrible retribution.” - Justice Louis D. Brandeis, dissenting, Olmstead et al. v. United States, 277 U.S. 485 (1928). - In spite of their greatest efforts, governments have not yet brought themselves and the law into sufficient disrepute. - JZ, 24.11.02. – Nor have enough of the top criminals in office been convicted and punished for their actions. And in all too many cases they could not even be effectively charged and adequately punished. How could they make up with their few lives for the lives of millions they made miserable or even extinguished? – JZ, 25.1.69, 27.9.13. - CRIME & GOVERNMENTS, RULERS, LEGISLATORS OF WRONGFUL LAWS, POLITICIANS

LAW: If the law allows men to form permanently organized groups, those groups will be for common opinion right-and-duty-bearing units; and if the law-giver will not openly treat them as such, he will misrepresent, or, as the French say, he will “denature” the facts: in other words, he will make a mess and call it law.” – F. W. Maitland, Moral Personality and Legal Personality, p.163/164, in David Nicholls, The Pluralist State, 1975. – Underlining by me. – JZ - PERSONAL LAW, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM, ASSOCIATIONISM, CONTRACTRARIANISM, SECESSIONISM VS. TERRITORIAL MONOPOLISM & DESPOTISM

LAW: If the law is of such a nature that it requires you to be an agent of injustice to another, then I say, break the law.”  - Henry David Thoreau - Quoted by Luca Fusari on Facebook, 29.212. – LAW-BREAKING, INJUSTICE, DISOBEDIENCE, BREAKING IT, RESISTANCE

LAW: If the laws could talk then, first of all, they would complain, first of all, about the lawyers, attorneys and judges.” - (Wenn die Gesetze sprechen könnten, würden sie sich zuallererst über die Juristen beschweren.”) – Halifax) – My re-translation from German into my kind of English. – JZ - LAWYERS, JUDGES, JURISTS

LAW: If the legislature only can make new law and can do nothing else but make law, whether a particular resolution of that body is valid law must be determinable by a recognisable property of that resolution. Its source alone docs not constitute a sufficient criterion of validity.” – Hayek, The Confusion of Language …, p.32. – Perhaps the first panarchy within which each territorial law decided upon, should be tested, would be that of the law-makers and all their assistants. Then it could be declared, after a while, by that community, as a good one, judged by its successes, and thus proposed but not enforced as a model for all other communities of volunteers. However, most likely, it would then merely serve as a warning to them not to adopt that law for themselves. That would be one of the criterions that I would like to see applied. Another criterion would be the number of individuals and minority group people who would declare their secession upon the news that a particular new law is being proposed and likely to be adopted. Still another would be the resolutions of local militias, federated with each other, on whether they would uphold or resist such a law, as either being in agreement or opposed to genuine rights and liberties. Least of all would I rely upon a Supreme Court or special constitutional court of a territorial government or upon a principle or text designed by government officials, to test the validity of a new law. – Robert Heinlein, in The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress, demanded that laws should have to be supported by 80 % of the votes and that 20 % of the voters should at any time be free to throw them out again. But, this, again, takes only territorial laws into consideration and not free choice of laws, societies and governments for every citizen and minority group. – A genuine science of politics is still only in its beginnings. One’s own values and reasoning should determine only one’s own law, just like consumer sovereignty and free enterprise determine the goods or services one buys or produces under full freedom for supply and demand. – The law and justice purchases of others should be no concern to anyone but these purchasers, no more so than their purchases of consumer goods or services. - JZ, 1.9.07. – LEGISLATION, PERSONAL LAW, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY & FREE ENTERPRISE IN EVERY SPHERE

LAW: If there are eight million laws governing a person at any one time, how many laws does anybody violate within 24 hours, knowingly or unknowingly? 1984 has finally arrived, and yet how many can honestly say ‘I know it.’"? - RICHARD L. DYE; (GEORGIA). – THE MATCH, Jan. 75. - MULTITUDE

LAW: If there are still some untainted politicians around, then they ought to resign from that criminal club, called a parliament or congress or senate – to demonstrate their innocence. – JZ 24.5.93. To some extent, in spite of all their pretences, the institutions of territorial States can be classed with organized crime syndicates, in spite of being “sanctioned” by constitutions, laws, supreme courts and all too many ignorant, prejudiced and duped voters. Greedy heirs and other pigs assemble at their common trough, filled by involuntary tax slaves. In other words, territorial governments are protection rackets, too. – JZ, 31.8.07. - POLITICIANS & PARLIAMENTS, LOBBIES, SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS, SUBSIDIES, FAVORITISM, TAX SLAVERY, MONETARY DESPOTISM

LAW: If there is one thing that the experience with the Nazi regime should have taught the world then this is it: Morality is not determined by “positive” laws. All too often they do enforce what is positively immoral and outlaw that which is quite ethical. This happens even in democracies.” – JZ, 22.11.96, 28.8.07. - EXPERIENCE WITH IT: THE LONG & BAD EXPERIENCE WITH THE LAW, ESPECIALLY UNDER TERRITORIALISM & MAJORITY DESPOTISM

LAW: If they command men to do justice, they add nothing to men's obligation to do it, or to any man's right to enforce it. They are therefore mere idle wind, such as would be commands to consider the day as day, and the night as night. If they command or license any man to do injustice, they are criminal on their face. If they command any man to do anything which justice does not require him to do, they are simple, naked usurpations and tyrannies. If they forbid any man to do anything, which justice would permit him to do, they are criminal invasions of his natural and rightful liberty. In whatever light, therefore, they are viewed, they are utterly destitute of everything like authority or obligation. They are all necessarily either the impudent, fraudulent, and criminal usurpations of tyrants, robbers, and murderers, or the senseless work of ignorant or thoughtless men, who do not know, or certainly do not realize, what they are doing.” - Lysander Spooner, Letter to Grover Cleveland, Works I, 4. - JUSTICE, WITHOUT AUTHORITY OR OBLIGATIONS, MERE COMMANDS & USURPATIONS

LAW: If we could make a great bonfire of the thousands of laws we have in this country, and start all over again with only the Golden Rule and the Ten Commandments, I am sure we would get along much better.” - Coleman Cox. - We do not have to burn the laws or the law-makers - once we are free to ignore them or to opt out from under them. - JZ, 25.11.02, 26.1.09.

LAW: If we do not remember, at least once a year, what it means, then the law is in the hands of criminals, what security will then be achieved against the danger that the law, which alone can protect us, will not one day get again into the hands of murderers, robbers, thieves and liars?” - Hans Habe, Leben fuer den Journalismus, Band 2, Meilensteine, S.173/174. – Thinking only once a year about liberty and rights and what they require is by far not enough. H. H. still trusted “the law” too much instead of trusting those citizens sufficiently, who are aware of all their individual rights and liberties and prepared, properly armed and organized to defend them through their local voluntary militias properly trained and also federated for this purpose alone. – However, he is insofar excused as even today the absence of such a human rights declaration and a force for their protection is not clearly and generally noticed, far less is the need for it generally seen – Such a declaration and protective force exists so far only in the imagination of a few. The bills of rights and the armed forces of territorial governments are a very poor substitutes for them and will have to be transformed into them, as far as and as soon as possible. Otherwise, they would simply have to be ignored by secessionists prepared to do their own things for or to themselves only, among like-minded volunteers and under their kind of personal law. The statists’ territorial decision-making monopoly, wrongful war aims, warfare methods and mass murder devices will have to be done away with. - JZ, 16.9.07, 27.9.13. - CRIMINALS IN POWER, IDEAL MILITIA FORCES OF CITIZENS, WARFARE STATES, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, DECLRARATION OF INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES VS. GOVERNMENTAL BILLS OF RIGHTS, SECESSIONISM, ASSOCIAITONISM

LAW: If we had pinned up as many and as long house rules in our homes as legislators have pinned us down with, in our supposedly “free” countries, then there would be no space left for living in our homes! – That they simply go on producing them demonstrates clearly how mad they are. - JZ, 28.1.09. – LEGISLATORS, LAWMAKERS, POLITICIANS, REPRESENTATIVES, RULERS, GOVERNMENTS

LAW: If we have laws, it is solely for the purpose of teaching us to obey our masters well, to keep our hands out of other people's pockets, and to give a great deal of money to public scoundrels.” – Rousseau, The Government of Poland, in p.166 of an anthology by F. Watkins. – That does not even cover the “laws” of the “mutual plunder bund”, attacked by F. Bastiat in “The Law”. But a complete list might be too long for almost everybody. – JZ, 31.8.07. – Even the current “positive” criminal law creates, probably, more criminals than it punishes. – JZ, 7.9.07. - CRIMINAL LAW

LAW: If we have learned anything from the Nuremburg trials, it is that the enactment of a law does not guarantee its morality.” – Walter Block, Libertarian Review, USA, Nov. 76, p.18. - MORALITY, NUREMBERG TRIALS

LAW: If we make enough laws, we can all be criminals.” – Unknown - LEGISLATION & CRIMES, JOKES

LAW: If we really bothered to study all laws and were able to do so, then we would come to want to repeal, ignore or break most of them as being contrary to justice, our own natural individual rights and liberties and those of the others. – JZ, 14.3.99, & 29.8.07, 27.9.13. - MULTITUDE OR AVALANCHE

LAW: if we were to have a method to calculate what the world would be like today had the thousands of wars of history not occurred; if we could determine what negative effect was exercised by the numberless benighted laws, arrogances, and interference of governments, we would see that their existence has retarded and hampered the actual advance of mankind, rather than aiding it.” – Fred Woodworth, Anarchism, p.13. - WAR, PROGRESS, ADVANCE, CIVILIZATION

LAW: If we were to try to read all the laws, we would have no time and energy left to life and support ourselves and the lives of others, by ignoring or breaking most of these laws. – JZ 14.3.99, 29.8.07, 27.9.13. - If we were to try to read, study and understand and abide by all the laws, we would have no time and energy left to live and support our lives. – JZ, 14.3.98, 26.1.09. - AVALANCHES OF THEM, READING THEM, UNDERSTANDING, RECALLING & APPLYING THEM

LAW: If we would relax our grip on certainties, we wouldn't be living with so many lies in the form of laws. Every judgment we make forms a boundary around our consciousness unless held lightly and easily released in the light of expanding awareness. A law is just an opinion that becomes a wall - and is as hard to remove.” – Joan Marie Leonard, in THE FREEMAN, Sep. 76, page 566. – Most heads are just bundles of fixed ideas, myths and prejudices that are ingrained and so these notions find themselves also into most laws, just like the superstitions of the past. An encyclopedia of the best refutations so far found of these fixed ideas, errors and prejudices does, unfortunately not yet exist and is not publicly prepared on the Internet - as far as I know. What can one do with such people otherwise and quite rightfully, than give them freedom of action to suffer under their own errors and thereby, perhaps, becoming gradually enlightened. But they must become deprived of all means to force their notions territorially upon their more enlightened or otherwise dissenting fellow men. To each school of thought – or thoughtlessness or prejudices – its own panarchy! In the long run the ideas of the more enlightened panarchies would spread, because they would be more successful in almost every way. – JZ, 31.8.07, 28.1.09. - LIES & COERCION, FIXED IDEAS & PREJUDICES IN FORM OF LAWS, TOLERANCE, PANARCHISM, FREEDOM TO EXPERIMENT, EXTERRITORIALISM VS. TERRITORIALISM

LAW: If you can get away with breaking an unjust law, do break it! – JZ, 12/72, - BREAKING UNJUST LAWS

LAW: If you cultivate a low profile and use your head, be (*) devious and sneaky, you can get away with quite a lot. It matters very little what the law says. What matters is what laws they can enforce. and they can enforce very little. Most laws stand only because people enforce them against themselves. The feeling that you can do nothing in the face of repressive government is only psychological paralysis, not based on a reasonable analysis of the facts.” – Jim Stumm, LIBERTARIAN CONNECTION No.65, p.31. – For many relatively trivial acts this is quite correct. But millions have been severely punished for e.g. merely smoking marijuana, conscripted into armed forces and all are taxed, at least indirectly and suffer from the governments money issue monopoly in one way or the other and all territorial governments are still authorized to impose wars upon their subjects. – I am not opposed to evading wrongful laws when one can do so but I do not consider these few options to be sufficient to assure all my rights and liberties. – We are still kept in nation-wide territorial prisons. Indeed, even convicted prisoners in prisons still get away with quite a lot. But they are certainly not free and at least they do know it. Those in the nation-wide prisons do still largely imagine themselves to be sufficiently free. - JZ, 5.9.07. – (*) are? – JZ. - EVADING IT

LAW: If you have ten thousand regulations, you destroy all respect for the law.” - Winston Churchill. – We had an excess of laws and regulations already long ago. Has respect for laws disappeared? – JZ, 5.1.08. – REGULATIONS,

LAW: If you like laws and sausages, you should never watch either one being made.” - Widely attributed to Otto von Bismarck. - Unverified.

LAW: If, for instance, an owner does not mind having beer cans tossed on his property, his rights are not violated. (*) This means that in a free society every man is his own law-maker, and, in fact, the only law-maker morally possible.” – Don Franzen, Reply to Peter Crosby, The Personalist. Date? – (*) - If he victim never picked them up and put them into his garbage or tossed them back but, instead, left them there, to accumulate, he would finally and publicly put the manners of such a neighbor to shame, so that finally the guilty neighbor might even be induced to pick them up himself. Alas, if they are thrown upon grass, then this might grow too long in the meantime and hide the rubbish. Moreover, when mowing it, one has to remove it oneself. Best by throwing it back over the fence. – My current neighbors are much better in this respect at least. - JZ, 31.8.07, 28.1.09. - MORALITY, CONSENT, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAWS, LAW-MAKING, POLLUTION

LAW: Ignorance of the law excuses no man: not that all men know the law, but because ‘tis an excuse everyone will plead, and no man can tell how to refute him.” – John Selden, Table-Talk, 1689. – That is one of the minor problems with all territorial laws. People wouldn’t be so ignorant of self-chosen laws, i.e. personal law. Nor would they adopt more of them than would be manageable for them. – JZ, 17.10.85 & 29.8.07. – Most people would not be so ignorant of an ideal and complete code of genuine individual rights and liberties as they are, inevitably, of most territorial laws. – JZ, 25.1.09. - KNOWLEDGE OF THE LAWS, PERSONAL LAW, PANARCHISM, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, GENUINE HUMAN RIGHTS, IGNORANCE, TERRITORIALISM

LAW: Ignorance of the law is no excuse in any country. If it were, the laws would lose their effect, because it can be always pretended.” - Thomas Jefferson: Letter to M. Limozin, 1787. – If every law were sent to every citizen, the citizens might soon rebel. Ignorance of the law keeps them quiet. What applies to territorial law would not apply to personal law, chosen by individuals for themselves, because they do like it. Ignoring territorial laws or opting out from under them - and protecting that right with a revived and improved militia for the protection of individual rights and liberties - would take the wind out of the sails of the makers and executors of territorial laws and shut up all the windbags among them. – JZ, n.d. - IGNORANCE OF THE LAW, UNKNOWABLE LAW, UNREADABLE LAW IN ITS TOTAL QUANTITY, PERSONAL LAW VS. TERRITORIALISM, PANARCHISM

LAW: Ignorance of the law is, in most cases, a sufficient excuse for breaking it – whenever no moral or natural law is bent thereby. – JZ, 8.6.91, 28.1.09. - MORAL LAW, NATURAL LAW, BREAKING THE LAW, IGNORANCE A SUFFICIENT EXCUSE

LAW: Ignore what a man desires (*) and you ignore the very source of his power, run against the grain of a nation's genius and see where you get with your laws.” – Walter Lippmann, "The Making of Creeds," A Preface to Politics (1914) – A genuine political science will begin only once individual secessionism, personal laws and exterritorial autonomy for communities of volunteers are fully realized, i.e., all territorial constitutions, laws and jurisdictions are repealed or ignored. Much of the “political science” of the past will then be consigned to the rubbish bins. - (*) and his ideals – JZ, 1.9.07. - ENEMIES OF MAN, HIS RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, PANARCHISM

LAW: In a free market, as elsewhere, the “fit” survive. But it is precisely in a free market that the “law of the jungle” does not apply, because only in a free market is cooperation rather than exploitation the standard of fitness.” – George H. Smith. - Where? When? - JUNGLE, LAW OF THE JUNGLE, FITNESS, SOCIAL DARWINISM, SURVIVAL, FREE MARKET,

LAW: In a reductio ad absurdum of the arrogance of power, the Indiana legislature once passed a bill declaring the value of pi (normally 3.14 ….) to be 4.2 - SOUTHERN LIBERTARIAN MESSENGER, 9/75. - ARROGANCE OF POWER

LAW: In a society obsessed with arranging every detail of existence, the unintended is ominous.” – Unknown. - It is not society that passes laws and regulations. And precisely their declared intentions are often one of their worst aspects. - JZ, 26. 11. 06. – STATES. SOCIETIES, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, REGULATIONS, UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES

LAW: In a thousand pounds of law there’s not an ounce of love.” – Ray, 1670. Quoted in Hymann, Quotations, p.280. - LOVE

LAW: In a word, we object to all legislation, all authority, and all influence, privileged, official and legal, even when it has proceeded from universal suffrage, convinced that it must always turn to the profit of a dominating and exploiting minority, against the interests of the immense majority enslaved.”- Mikhail A. Bakunin, Quoted, Encyclopedia Britannica. - AUTHORITY, GOVERNMENT, PRIVILEGES, VOTING, DEMOCRACY, RULERS, ANARCHISM, MINORITY DESPOTISM, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM

LAW: In addition, much of the government's "law enforcement" is devoted to preventing free market transactions between willing participants - enforcement of "fair competition" laws, licensing laws, etc.” – Harry Browne, How I Found Freedom … p.95. - LAW ENFORCEMENT VS. THE MARKET, VOLUNTARY ACTION, VOLUNTARY EXCHANGE

LAW: In all too many cases the law-makers, by imposing their unjust laws, are really the guilty persons and not the breakers of these laws. – JZ, 8.12.91, 30.8.07. – Possibly the worst consequences of all are those of the laws of monetary despotism. They, with their consequences, can even lead to mass murders and wars. – JZ, 27.1.09, 27.9.13. - CRIMINALS WITHOUT VICTIMS, LAW BREAKERS, WRONGFUL LAWS, DISOBEDIENCE, GUILT

LAW: In Amarillo, TX it is unlawful to take a bath on the main street during banking hours. Must look after the money interests, you know …” - Southern Libertarian Messenger, 9/75. - ABSURD OLD LAWS, STILL ON THE STATUTE BOOKS

LAW: In America today, only the rich or the very poor have any possibility whatsoever of learning what the law is, surely a precondition to voluntary conformity. It is becoming increasingly true that the great bulk of our population has to ignore the law completely to survive. There are so many laws and regulations with the force of law, that it is a fair bet that everyone is now in violation of some stature – we just do not know which one. Not only do we not know what the law is, but we cannot afford to find out.” – Walter B. Wriston, Warning: The Law May Be Hazardous to Your Health, New York, Citicorp, 1977, p.3. - IGNORING THEM HAS BECOME A NECESSITY FOR MOST

LAW: In Australia today there are 779 (*) acts of Parliament which allow Federal Authorities to break into and search private property without a warrant.” – LIBERTARIAN DIGEST, 4/83, Sydney. - PARLIAMENT, DEMOCRACY, FREEDOM, LEGISLATION, LAW-BREAKING, HUMAN RIGHTS - (*) Maybe even 879, for my typo turned it into “u79. - JZ )

LAW: In Bahrain, a male doctor may legally examine a woman's genitals, but is prohibited from looking directly at them during the examination. He may only see their reflection in a mirror.” - WRONGFUL & IRRATIONAL ON SEX

LAW: In Cali, Colombia, a woman may only have sex with her husband, and the first time this happens, her mother must be in the room to witness the act. (Makes one shudder at the thought.)” - WRONGFUL & IRRATIONAL ON SEX

LAW: In Charles E. Merriam’s Political Power (New York, 1934), Chap. III, “Law Among the Outlaws”, there is an extensive treatment of the parallels between the law of the state and the law of a gangster organization.” - Footnote 16 in Milford Q. Sibley: The Obligation to Disobey, p.33. - STATE, GANGSTER ORGANIZATIONS, MOB, MAFIA, GANGSTER ORGANIZATIONS, ORGANIZED CRIME SYNDICATES, OBLIGATION & DISOBEDIENCE

LAW: In Charlotte, NC, it is illegal for a woman to go on the streets wearing less than 16 yards of cloth. … When was the last time you saw anyone wearing that much? ... And twin beds in NC motels must be at least 2 feet apart ..." - Southern Libertarian Messenger, 9/75. - ABSURD OLD LAWS, STILL ON THE STATUTE BOOKS

LAW: In Cleveland, Ohio, women are not allowed to wear patent-leather shoes.” - WRONGFUL & IRRATIONAL ON SEX

LAW: In Colorado, the maximum penalty for destroying a house with fire is twenty years, but with explosives only ten years. The maximum sentence for stealing a dog is ten years, but the sentence for killing a dog is six months or a $ 500 fine.” - Dr. Laurence J. Peter, Why Things Go Wrong or The Peter Principle Revisited, George Allen & Unwin, 1971, p.43. – IRRATIONALITY OF LAWS

LAW: In combination they form a machinery for “calculated inhumanity”. – A term use by Colin Kapp, in Manalone, p.101. - REGULATIONS, POLITICS, BUREAUCRACY

LAW: In conflict with Dunoyer's insistence that the voluntary acceptance of truth by each person was the sole means of gaining acceptance, in which case legislation was either evil or needless, the Saint-Simonians held that on the discovery of a truth, the compulsion to observe it had to be imposed on each person. For the Saint-Simonians the position advocated by Dunoyer was anarchism. In response to the "critical" approach and its rejection of his scientism, Saint-Simon had declared: ‘you, gentlemen, are nothing but anarchists’." – L .P. Liggio, Charles Dunoyer and French Classical Liberalism, JLS., Sum 77, p.171. – The truths about social relationships will be seen much sooner and by many more people once individuals can choose the laws under which they want to live. – JZ, 21.11. 82. - LEGISLATION, TRUTH, ACCEPTANCE, TRUTH, ANARCHISM, PANARCHISM

LAW: In Connorsville, Wisconsin no man shall shoot off a gun while his female partner is having a sexual orgasm.” - WRONGFUL & IRRATIONAL ON SEX

LAW: In Detroit, couples are not allowed to make love in an automobile unless the act takes place while the vehicle is parked on the couple's own property.” - WRONGFUL & IRRATIONAL ON SEX

LAW: In fact, the government is no more qualified to develop and apply law than it is to provide any other service; and just as religion has been separated from the state, and the economy can be separated from the state, so can every other state function, including police, courts and the law itself." - Murray N. Rothbard, For A New Liberty, p.235. – Rothbard, “reason”, 3/73. - However, people should be free to subscribe to rather comprehensive package deals of services for themselves, in their own exterritorially autonomous communities of volunteers, living under their own personal laws. - M. N. Rothbard had not taken this possibility sufficiently into his considerations, in spite of the strong tendency of many people to live in communities of like-minded people and under the same laws and institutions, not necessarily territorial ones. (*) All attempts to achieve this territorially, apart from relatively small private or cooperatively owned real estate, (**) have failed so far to satisfy the majority as well as numerous minorities. – JZ, 29.8.07. - (*) Compare the numerous private associations of volunteers doing their own things exterritorially, - although, today, still subject to the government’s territorial laws. - (**) As a compromise between exterritorially autonomous communities and territorial ones there are the enclaves with degrees of extraterritorial autonomy or private rules for residents. Among them are the “gated communities”, not yet exterritorially autonomous, on which Ruth Pollard in THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, Dec. 27/28, 2008, – p.18, reports, under the heading “Lock up your quarters”, the somewhere written-up experience of Andrew Blechman, in the US & Australia, with “gated communities”. “Blechman says in America more than 10 million people live in communities protected by some form of fortification. In Australia it’s more like 100,000.” – “…a purpose-built, age-segregated, gated community. – This is “The Villages” in Florida, USA, … The largest gated retirement community in the world, it has 75,000 inhabitants on 8000 hectares with dozens of separate, walled districts connected by more than 100 km of golf cart trails. – And the icing on the cake? It’s child-free. – You’ve got to be over 55 to buy; no one under 19 can live there and, while children may visit, their stays are limited to 30 days a year. Like many other rules, this is energetically policed. – There are no garden ornaments, no satellite dishes, and definitely no politics. You either agree happily with the rules or leave. …” – Definitely no alternative political or economic systems are practised there, although they could be, under freedom, for their volunteers. The real estate size involved, and the population, at least in this case, comes close to the smallest territorial States. – Territorial laws did not have to be changed or abolished to make such communities possible, no more so than for large shopping centers or hotels. Underlining by me. - JZ, 14.1.08, 24.1.09. – TERRITORIALISM, PANARCHISM, GATED COMMUNITIES WITH THEIR OWN RULES, GOVERNMENT, PARLIAMENTS OR BUREAUCRATS AS LAWMAKERS, PROPRIETARY COMMUNITIES, ROTHBARD

LAW: In Florida it is illegal for single, divorced, or widowed women to parachute on Sunday afternoons.” - WRONGFUL & IRRATIONAL ON SEX

LAW: In Harrisburg, Pennsylvania it is illegal to have sex with a truck driver inside a toll booth.” - WRONGFUL & IRRATIONAL ON SEX

LAW: In Hong Kong, a betrayed wife is legally allowed to kill her adulterous husband, but may only do so with her bare hands!! The husband's lover, on the other hand, may be killed in any manner desired. (Ah! Justice!)” – WRONGFUL & IRRATIONAL ON SEX

LAW: In hotels in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, every room is required to have twin beds. And the beds must always be a minimum of two feet apart when a couple rents a room for only one night. And it's illegal to make love on the floor between the beds!” - WRONGFUL & IRRATIONAL ON SEX

LAW: In Kentucky it is illegal to shoot clay pigeons during breeding season. Whenever that is!" - SOUTHERN LIBERTARIAN MESSENGER, 9/75. - ABSURD OLD LAWS, STILL ON THE STATUTE BOOKS

LAW: In Kingsville, Texas there is a law against two pigs having sex on the city's airport property.” – Source? WRONGFUL & IRRATIONAL ON SEX

LAW: In Lebanon, men are legally allowed to have sex with animals, but the animals must be female. Having sexual relations with a male animal is punishable by death.” - Source? - WRONGFUL & IRRATIONAL ON SEX

LAW: In Los Angeles, California, a man is legally entitled to beat his wife with a leather belt or strap, but the belt can't be wider than 2 inches, unless he has his wife's consent to beat her with a wider strap. Consent should be given prior to the event, as is carefully stipulated. [Not to be confused with the myth about "rule of thumb's origin - psl]” - WRONGFUL & IRRATIONAL ON SEX

LAW: In mad anxiety everyone, more than ever before, seeks refuge and salvation from the State, which does no longer know how to help itself, when it produces law after law, laws passed today, tomorrow repealed; laws that half-way reasonable beings simply ignore, laws in whose sanctity even the most foolish among the fools no longer believe.” – John Henry Mackay, Abrechnung, S.136. – (In irrsinniger Angst sucht heute alles, mehr als je zuvor, seine Zuflucht und Rettung beim Staate, der sich selbst nicht mehr zu helfen weiss; der sich zu halten glaubt, wenn er Gesetze ueber Gesetze hinausschleudert — Gesetze, heute gegeben, morgen widerrufen; Gesetze, um deren Befolgung kein halbwegs vernuenftiger Mensch sich noch kuemmert; Gesetze, an deren Heiligkeit selbft der Duemmste der Dummen nicht mehr glaubt.) - STATE, GOVERNMENT, OVER-LEGISLATION, MULTITUDE OF WRONGFUL & USELESS LAWS, STATISM

LAW: in many cases it seems rather to modify the form of antisocial (*) activity which is chosen. In the second place, the growth of the authority and effectiveness of the state in centralized orders has been outpaced by the growth of individual crime.” – Alex Comfort, “Authority and Delinquency, A Study in the Psychology of Power”, p.84/85 1950, 1970, a book largely on the delinquency of authority. – Alas, kept out of print & off the Web for all too long. - JZ, 15.5.06. – Probably because of copyrights claims – which are still defended by all too many “freedom lovers”. – (*) or social – JZ, 14.1.08. - CRIME

LAW: In Maryland, it is illegal to sell condoms from vending machines with one exception: prophylactics may be dispensed from a vending machine only "in places where alcoholic beverages are sold for consumption on the premises." - Source?  - WRONGFUL & IRRATIONAL ON SEX Home

LAW: In Maryville, Missouri, women are prohibited from wearing corsets because "The privilege of admiring the curvaceous, unencumbered body of a young woman should not be denied to the normal, red-blooded American male." -  Source? - WRONGFUL & IRRATIONAL ON SEX

LAW: In matters of conscience, the law of the majority has no place.” – Mohandas. Gandhi. – In matters of ethics, genuine rights and liberties, … - JZ, 11.9.07. - Anyhow, it should at most have authority only over volunteers and aggressors. – JZ, 2.1.08. - CONSCIENCE & MAJORITIES

LAW: In Michigan, a woman isn't allowed to cut her own hair without her husband's permission.” - Source? - WRONGFUL & IRRATIONAL ON SEX

LAW: In modern states (and it must be said, in many ancient ones as well) the law has turned away from its essential purpose of protection and adjudication, and has become a tool for redistribution, subsidization and other forms of social engineering.” – Joseph F. Johnston, Jr., The Limits of Government, Regnery Gateway, Chicago, 1984, p.72. - - That would not be so bad if it were always done only by and for volunteers. – Then such efforts would be self-limited and enlightening. – JZ 2.10.07, 24.1.09. - FROM PROTECTION TO PLUNDER, VOLUNTARISM, SUBSIDIES, SOCIAL ENGINEERING, REDISTRIBUTIONISM

LAW: In most instances laws mean the petrifaction of errors, prejudices or privileges. – JZ, 17.11.93.

LAW: In most spheres that are legally regulated and to the extent that these laws or regulations were enforced, progress, if any, was very slow and deterioration of standards and services the rule rather than the exception. – JZ, 1.4.81. - PROGRESS, STANDARDS OF LIVING & SERVICES

LAW: In Nevada sex without a condom is considered illegal.” - Source? - WRONGFUL & IRRATIONAL ON SEX

LAW: In Norfolk, Virginia, a woman can't go out without wearing a corset. (There was a civil-service job-for men only-called a corset inspector.)” - Source? - WRONGFUL & IRRATIONAL ON SEX

LAW: In Norton, VA it is illegal to tickle a girl." Southern Libertarian Messenger, 9/75. - ABSURD OLD LAWS, STILL ON THE STATUTE BOOKS

LAW: In Oblong, Illinois, it's punishable by law to make love while hunting or fishing on your wedding day.” - Source?  - WRONGFUL & IRRATIONAL ON SEX

LAW: In order to make plunder appear just and sacred to many consciences, it is only necessary for the law to decree and sanction it. Slavery, restrictions, and monopoly find defenders not only among those who profit from them but also among those who suffer from them.” - Frederic Bastiat (1850) - SANCTIONING PLUNDER SLAVERY, MONOPOLY

LAW: In order to prevent democracy from becoming a tyranny over minorities, individual rights must supersede all democratic voting and all regulations. Rights must come first. Laws should come second, and only to protect those rights; nothing more.” – Stuart K. Hayashi - VS. RIGHTS

LAW: In Oxford, Ohio, it's illegal for a woman to strip off her clothing while standing in front of a man's picture.” - WRONGFUL & IRRATIONAL ON SEX

LAW: In Political Justice (1793) Godwin sees [it? Law? – JZ] as a kind of pretentious fraud which is always getting in the way of an individual's being righteous.” – Milford Q. Sibley, The Obligation to Disobey, p.26. - PRETENTIOUS FRAUDS

LAW: In practice there are rules for law-makers and laws for the law victims. The law-makers pass the lass to “regulate” the lives of their victims, as much as this can be done by laws, when they are enforced, but not to regulate the actions and lives of the law makers. They or their party leaders still do act like absolute kings or feudal lords. – JZ, 22.1.03, 21.10.07. - LAWMAKERS & THEIR VICTIMS

LAW: In public life everything appears so simple. Just pass a law, and presto, black is white, profit is loss, big is little and everybody had better go along with it or else. Or at least that is the view from the heights of power politics that can bend all the laws of nature to the politician's whim.” - Willis E. Stone, THE FREEMAN, Summer 73. - SIMPLE-MINDED SOLUTIONS BY SIMPLE-MINDED LAWMAKERS, CREATING EVER NEW PROBLEMS

LAW: In Santa Cruz, Bolivia, it is illegal for a man to have sex with a woman and her daughter at the same time. (I presume this was a big enough problem that they had to pass this law?)” - WRONGFUL & IRRATIONAL ON SEX

LAW: In Seattle it is unlawful to carry a concealed weapon that is over six feet in length.” - Dr. Laurence J. Peter, Why Things Go Wrong or The Peter Principle Revisited, George Allen & Unwin, 1991, p.44. – RIDICULOUS LAWS, JOKES

LAW: In Spartanburg, SC it is illegal to eat watermelon in the Magnolia St. Cemetery. ... And hip pockets are forbidden, because they furnish a place to put hip flasks ..." - SOUTHERN LIBERTARIAN MESSENGER, 9/75. - ABSURD OLD LAWS, STILL ON THE STATUTE BOOKS

LAW: In the exhaustion that followed the Peace of Westphalia in 1648, lessons were learnt and the idea that private judgment should hold sway in large areas took root — and took root not only in the religious but in the civil sphere. “The freedom of the subject is the silence of the laws” noted Hobbes sagely.” – John Freeman, The Tyranny of Politics, “QUADRANT”, 6/78. – Underlining by me. – JZ - RELIGIOUS LIBERTY & CIVIL LIBERTIES, PRIVATE JUDGMENT RATHER THAN LEGAL SETTLEMENTS

LAW: In the Politics, Aristotle explains the character of law well. He recommends that there be as few laws as possible, and that they be altered as seldom as possible. The reason for this is that law should be an extension of our normal sense or right and wrong, so that people can observe it, for the most part, simply by living what they regard as morally upright lives. Law should seem to be impersonal, applying equally to all, rather than the expression of any special or partisan will or interest. (*) The less frequently it changes and the more permanence it has, the more citizens will feel reverence for it.” – Joseph Sobran, Back to First Principles, in: Llewellyn H. Rockwell, ed., The Economics of Liberty, Mises Institute, 1990, p.165. - With the “wisdom” of modern and supposedly higher “civilization” we have done, for all too long years, exactly the opposite or, rather, have seen it done to us, by our supposed representatives. - (*) Within personal law communities of volunteers it should. But the laws of any personal law communities would not be applied in all other personal law communities – unless they adopt them, voluntarily, for themselves. - JZ, 4.10.07, 27.9.13.

LAW: In the state of Washington there is a law against having sex with a virgin under any circumstances. (Including the wedding night). – anon.” - WRONGFUL & IRRATIONAL ON SEX

LAW: In the vast majority of cases they are unjust and harmful interferences or attempts to interfere, even when they were originally well intentioned. – JZ, 6.4.93, 31.8.07. - UNJUST & HARMFUL, MOSTLY, INTERFERENCES, MEDDLING, INTERVENTIONISM

LAW: In their sheer mass, avalanches of them, laws have become unreadable, unknowable and unenforceable and cannot and must not any longer be enforced or obeyed. Ignorance of laws or the fact that one has not individually subscribed to them, must become a protection against charges of having infringed them. Otherwise only the leaders of corporations, who can afford dozens of lawyers to advise and defend them, could stay out of prison. – JZ, 8.6.91, 8.8.07. - AVALANCHES OF THEM, OBEDIENCE & IGNORING LAWS, KNOWLEDGE OF THE LAW

LAW: In times when man becomes worse the number of laws increases.” – Buddha. – When the laws become multiplied then man becomes worse, too. – JZ, 25.11.95. – The increase in the number of laws also indicates that the legislators have become worse. – Decent people need few laws. - JZ, 30.8.07. – They would also pass very few – for themselves and for those, who commit crimes against them. – JZ, 28.1.09. - MULTITUDE, THEIR NUMBER & THE NUMBER OF MEN

LAW: In Ventura County, California cats and dogs are not allowed to have sex without a permit.” - WRONGFUL & IRRATIONAL ON SEX

LAW: In Willowdale, Oregon no man may curse while having sex with his wife.” - Source? - WRONGFUL & IRRATIONAL ON SEX

LAW: Inasmuch, then, as every possible law that can be made by lawmakers, must either give to some one or more persons more “liberty” than the law of nature – or the law of justice – gives them, and more “liberty” than is consistent with the natural and equal “liberty” of all other persons (*); or else must take from some one or more persons some portion of that “liberty” which the law of nature – or the law of justice – gives to every human being, it is inevitable that every law, that can be made by lawmakers, must be a violation of the natural and rightful “liberty” of some one or more persons. – Therefore the very idea of a lawmaking government – a government that is to make laws of its own invention – is necessarily in direct and inevitable conflict with “our liberty”. In fact, the whole, sole, and only real purpose of any lawmaking government whatever is to take from some one or some persons their “liberty”. Consequently the only way in which all men can preserve their “liberty”, is not to have any lawmaking government at all.” (**) – Lysander Spooner, A Letter to Grover Cleveland, p.26, in Works I. - (*) In voluntary communities the liberties and personal law rights of their members might, by their own individual choice, not be equal. Very many people are submissive rather than freedom lovers. That, too, is their right and part of a general liberty, namely, not to be as free as they could be, by their own free choice. – We see degrees of submissiveness even among some marriage partners, rather than insistence upon equal rights. - (**) In voluntaristic and externally also tolerant panarchies or polyarchies - they could have any kind of law-making arrangements and institutions that would suit their volunteers, without any outsiders having any right to complain about that. – Even Spooner, in some of his thoughts, remained stuck on the territorial model. - JZ, 31.8.07. ) - LAWMAKERS, GOVERNMENT, JUSTICE, NATURAL LAW & LIBERTY, PANARCHISM VS. TERRITORIALISM

LAW: Indeed, I think it could be shown that [what? – JZ] might be termed Utopian legislation almost always has exactly the opposite effect to what was originally intended. For instance the motives for the reform of criminal justice are impeccable but the harsh reality of the statistics suggest that there is more crime today — not less.” – H. R. H. Prince Philip, in QUADRANT, 1/78. - UTOPIAN LEGISLATION USUALLY ACHIEVES THE OPPOSITE OF THE INTENDED EFFECTS, WELFARE STATE, STATE SOCIALISM, SOCIAL JUSTICE, EGALITARIANISM

LAW: Indeed, one of the major reasons Rand rejects state legislation is that it induces a confusion concerning the nature of laws. Persons tend to confuse state laws, which are the arbitrary product of human whim, with immutable, given, ultimate and eternal laws of existence.” – Moshe Kroy, A Critique of Objectivism, p. 57. - Such ideal laws have still to be found or defined. Panarchistic or polyarchic competition is probably the best way to find or develop them. Even the Roman Law took a long time to develop. So did the Common Law of England, the Civil Law of France and Germany and neither of them was ever perfect or close to perfect as yet. – I have not heard or read of Moshe Kroy as a libertarian for many years! - JZ, 30.8.07. – Upon his name Google offered me today over 400 references. – JZ, 16.1.08. - NATURAL LAWS, RIGHTS & LIBERTIES. IDEAL LAWS?

LAW: Indeed, the law, if reasonable and just, will not, in any significant way, impose prohibitions that a reasonably righteous people would not self-impose.” – Leonard E. Read: The Coming Aristocracy, FEE, p.107. – Territorial imposition of reasonable and other laws or free choice among laws and legal systems offered as supposedly reasonable and just to various groups of believers? Prohibitions, territorial ones or personal laws? – JZ, n.d. – PANARCHISM, Q.

LAW: Individuals taking the law into their own hands? That leads only to chaos!" - "Any other kind of law's a dangerous illusion, …" - L. Neil Smith, Taflak Lysandra, p.49/50. - INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, PERSONAL LAW, CHOICE AMONG LAWS,

LAW: Insisting that "law is justice," Bastiat warned that any attempt to use the law to oppress man's person or plunder his property, even for a philanthropic end, was to destroy the basis of justice upon which the whole system depended.” – G. C. Roche III in Frederic Bastiat, A Man Alone, p.199. - INJUSTICE, OPPRESSIONS, PLUNDER, PROPERTY RIGHTS, AUTONOMY, CHOICE, PHILANTHROPY VIA LAW? TRIBUTE LEVYING, TAX SLAVERY, EGALITARIANISM, SOCIAL JUSTICE

LAW: Internally, even in civilized society, “hundreds of victims are annually sacrificed at the shrine of positive Law and political institutions”, while over most of the world, governments are despotic.” John Bowle, Politics and Opinion in the 19th Century, p.138, quoting William Godwin. – “POSITIVE” LAWS VICTIMIZE, EVEN IN DEMOCRACIES

LAW: Interpretation is the dry rot of law. One interpretation, and the law is modified; two, the law is distorted – three hundred million, and there is no law at all, there is pure anarchy.” – Damon Knight, Double Meaning, in “Rule Golden”, p.174. – Alas, we are not at all free to choose our own interpretation of territorial law for ourselves nor are we free as yet to choose our own kind of personal laws for ourselves. – JZ, 30.8.07. – INTERPRETATION, PERSONAL LAWS, PANARCHISM

LAW: Is it any wonder, then, that they feel justified, … in breaking laws made by lawless men?” – Eldridge Cleaver, Soul on Ice, Panther Modern Society book, 1970/71, p.82/83. – Unfortunately, this is the only remark that I found worth quoting in this 188 page book. Perhaps other readers can find more of them there than I did. I do not claim to be a very careful reader. – JZ, 19.10.07. - & LAW BREAKING

LAW: Is it not a cleverly designed scandal that all of us are supposed to live in accordance with laws which we were subjected to since our birth, unasked, laws we have no made and which we neither know nor understand and to overcome this barrier we have to pay an essentially completely superfluous caste, like the lawyers?” – Horst Stowasser, Leben ohne Chef und Staat, (Life without Boss and State), p.107. (*) - (Ist es nicht ein intelligent ausgedachtes Gaunerstueck, dass wir z.B. nach Gesetzen leben muessen, denen wir seit unserer Geburt ungefragt unterworfen sind, die wir nicht gemacht haben, die wir weder kennen noch verstehen und zu deren Bewaeltigung wir ein eigentlich voellig ueberfluessige Kaste wie die Rechtsanwaelte bezahlen muessen?) - (*) At least in Australia the lawyers are also organized as private arbitrators, acting in competition with government courts and mediation offices. – JZ - MULTITUDE, SCANDALOUS QUANTITY OF LEGISLATION, Q.

LAW: Is it not better for men not wholly to own and possess themselves, but to live under conditions which may save them, at all events to some extent, from their own folly and wrongdoing?" - To which question I first answer that to live in a state of liberty is not to live apart from law. It is, on the contrary, to live under the highest law, the only law that can really profit a man, the law which is consciously and deliberately imposed by himself on himself. As Emerson has said, "If any man imagine that this law is lax, let him keep its commandment one day." – Auberon Herbert, quoted by Mack in his book on Auberon Herbert. – While people often do not live up to their best resolutions for the future, they certainly would tend to obey those laws more which they have individually chosen for themselves by subscribing to a protective community of volunteers with the kinds of laws that they do like for themselves. Only those laws which are territorially imposed upon dissenters will encounter much resistance rather than approval, at least from these dissenters. – JZ, 5.9.07. - SELF-IMPOSED LAW, PERSONAL LAW

LAW: Is it not thus (by arms) that the liberty of this country is to be destroyed. It is to be subverted only by a pretence of adhering to all the forms of law and yet by breaking down all the substance of our liberties. – Alexander Hamilton. – After all, he was not against ALL liberties, at least according to such remarks of his. – His actions may speak more against him. - JZ, 9.1.09. - VS. LIBERTY, LEGALITY, LEGALISM

LAW: Is lawlessness inhuman and unreasonable? No. Lawlessness would be the beginning of a worthy (dignified) human existence. We should not make general laws but follow our own inner laws.” – Originally, in German: “ ’Gesetzlosigkeit ist auch unmenschlich und unzumutbar.’ – ‘Nein. Gesetzlosigkeit waere der Anfang menschenwuerdigen Daseins. Keine Gesetze schaffen, sondern den inneren Gesetzen folgen.’“ – Das Konstantin Wecker Buch, p.151.) - INNER LAWS, LAWLESSNESS INHUMAN? MORAL SENSE, CONSCIENCE

LAW: Is not this a lamentable thing, that of the skin of an innocent lamb should be made parchment; that parchment, being scribbled o'er, should undo a man?” - Shakespeare, Henry VI. Act iv, sc. 2, I. 86. - MAN ENCHAINED BY PARCHMENTS

LAW: Is the Law still respectable? – JZ 76. - RESPECTABLE LAW? – Q.

LAW: It can be truly said that the magistrate is a speaking law and the law a silent magistrate." – Cicero, De Legibus, III, 1. quoted in “Concord & Liberty” by J. O. Y. Gasset, p.37. – Neither the law nor the judges are always just. Thus there should be freedom for peaceful individuals and dissenting  minority groups to choose personal law and competing jurisdiction systems for themselves. – JZ, 27.9.13. – PERSONAL LAW, COMPETING JURISDICTION OPTIONS, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, GOVERNMENT, MAGISTRATES, JUDGES, ADJUDICATORS, ARBITRATION SYSTEMS

LAW: It cannot be helped, it is as it should be, that the law is behind the times.” - Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, speech at Harvard Law School Association of New York, New York City, February IS, 1913. - Speeches by Oliver Wendell Holmes, p. 101 (1934). - Only the third part, underlined by me, is correct. - JZ, 12.10.02. - Under personal laws one could be as much behind the time or as much in advance of it as one wants to be or is able to be. - JZ, 25.11.02. –  PERSONAL LAW, SECESSIONISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR VOLUNTEERS

LAW: it costs vigilance and exertion to be self-governing. It costs far more vigilance and exertion to be so under the democratic form, where we have no aids from tradition or prestige, than under other forms. (*) If we are a free, self-governing people, we can blame nobody but ourselves for our misfortunes. No one will come to help us out of them. It will do no good to heap law upon law, or to try by constitutional provisions simply to abstain from the use of powers, which we find we always abuse. How can we get bad legislators to pass a law, which shall hinder bad legislators from passing a bad law? That is what we are trying to do by many of our posed remedies.” - W. G. SUMNER, What Social Classes Owe to Each Other, p.94. - (*) Mostly if would cost much less, if not immediately then in the future, if people had to live only under their own and self-chosen laws and systems. For even the democratic ones are still statist and collectivist ones, under ideas and prejudices not shared by all and, nevertheless, uniformly and territorially enforced. (Unfortunately, even he abused the term “we”. Not all have powers and not all with some powers do always abuse it, although the tendency to do so is strong. – JZ, 27.9.13.) They are still States, however “representative”, from which one can still not freely secede individually or in groups. In communities of volunteers, who would have to pay all the bills for their self-selected systems themselves, many would soon be strongly motivated to reduce these bills – by cutting expenditures of their communities, of everything no longer wanted by most voluntary members, as essential for them or not at the prices that would have to be charged for them. - A trivial but typical instance: What collectivism means even for small voluntary and social events: I remember equal per adult charges for social events among work mates and their families. They meant, in practice, that bachelors, and parents with few kids had to pay for those families with many children and those, who drank no beer or little beer but only some soft drinks, had to pay the drinking bills for those, who drunk much beer. That did not find the approval of the few “victims”, who thought about it. But at least they could abstain from such events in the future, as long as this financial system persisted for them. - During the last few days the newspapers reported, that the Liberal government, still in office over Federal Australia, and since it has come to office a few years ago, has spent over 2 billion Australian dollars of tax funds on what was practically self-advertising, which it called educational expenditure to enlighten the public regarding its entitlements. – Not that the ALP, if it had ruled, would have done any better. - JZ, 3.9.07. - SELF-GOVERNANCE, GENUINE PROTECTION, VIGILANCE, EXERTION, COSTS

LAW: It has been aptly stated that "history teaches us that bad laws are made operable only when citizens have lost the courage to disobey them." – Francis B. Willmott: A Philosophy of Production, p.73. – It should not need courage to disobey an unjust law but just the recognized and often practised right of individuals and groups of dissenters to opt out of a community of volunteers and, naturally, out of all present States with compulsory membership and subordination. By this right armed and other resistance, fighting and violent revolutions would largely become superfluous. To overcome all territorial laws and institutions may require more insight and persistence than courage. – JZ, 6.9.07. - DISOBEDIENCE & COURAGE AGAINST BAD LAWS, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, EXTERRITORIAL ASSOCIATIONISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM OR PANARCHISM VS. TERRITORIALISM

LAW: It has converted plunder into a right, in order to protect plunder.” – Bastiat. – In how many thousand or million ways? – JZ, 3.9.07. - PLUNDER VS. RIGHTS, LAWS VS. LAW, LAWS MAKE THE UNLAWFUL LEGAL, TAXATION, NATIONALIZATION, LEGALIZED MONOPOLISM, PROTECTIONISM, MONETARY DESPOTISM

LAW: It is a besetting vice of democracies to substitute public opinion for law. This is the usual form in which masses of men exhibit their tyranny.” – James Fenimore Cooper, The American Democrat, 1838. - What is true for territorial States is not necessarily true for exterritorial autonomous communities of volunteers, doing their own things only to or for themselves and this always subject to individual and group secessionism. Thus they will not go too far astray, in most cases and then only at the own risk and expense. The territorial States do not contain sufficient self-correction factors, rights and liberties. - JZ, 24. 11. 06. – LAW VIA PUBLIC OPINION, TYRANNY OF THE MASSES, DEMOCRACY, MAJORITY DESPOTISM, VOTING, FRANCHISE, PANARCHISM, SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM

LAW: It is a general principle, then, that conflicts of interest between men are settled by the use of violence … The justice of the community (*) then becomes an expression of the unequal degrees of power obtaining within it; the laws are made by and for the ruling members and find little room for the rights of those in subjection.” – Freud, in letter to Einstein, Sept. 32, quoted in: Butler D. Shaffer “Violence as a Product of Imposed Order”, p.22. - “Nothing but what is voluntary is deserving the name of national." – Caroline Chisholm, 1808 – 1877, The A.B.C. of colonization: In a series of letters, No.1. - CONFLICT OF INTERESTS ESPECIALLY UNDER TERRITORIAL LAWS, VIOLENCE INSTEAD OF JUSTICE, POWER VS. RIGHTS, VOLUNTARISM VS. NATIONALISM

LAW: It is a truism that almost any sect, cult, or religion will legislate its creed into law if it acquires the political power to do so. - Robert Heinlein in  – LEGISLATION & POWER, IDEOLOGIES, CREEDS, RELIGIONS, MOVEMENTS, TERRITORIALISM, INTOLERANCE

LAW: It is all very well to say that … it is possible to control human morality and behaviour by legislation and - this is justified because it is in the interests of the common good. The fact is that the liberty of the individual is a vital part of the common good also.” - PRINCE PHILIP, A Place for the Individual — Royal Society of Arts Lecture, 1976. – LEGISLATION, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, COMMON GOOD, PUBLIC INTEREST, GENERAL INTEREST

LAW: It is also, at all times, and in all places, the supreme law. And being everywhere and always the supreme law, it is necessarily everywhere and always the only law. - Lawmakers, as they call themselves, can add nothing to it, nor take anything from it. Therefore all their laws, as they, call them, - that is, all the laws of their own making, - have no color of authority or obligation. It is a falsehood to call them laws; for there is nothing in them that either creates men's duties or rights, or enlightens them as to their duties or rights. There is consequently nothing binding or obligatory about them. And nobody is bound to take the least notice of them, unless it be to trample them under foot, as usurpations.” - Lysander Spooner, Letter to Grover Cleveland, Works I, p.3/4, on justice. – JUSTICE VS. USURPATIONS, POWER, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

LAW: It is always justifiable, in examining the principle of a law, to inquire what other laws can be passed with equal reason, and to impute to it all the mischiefs for which it may be used as used as a precedent.” – John Nicholas, Speech in the House of Representatives, Feb. 25, 1799. - TERRITORIAL ONES: FOR ALMOST ALL OF THEM THERE WOULD BE A RIGHTFUL PERSONAL LAW ALTERNATIVE FOR VOLUNTEERS. PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, SECESSIONISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM

LAW: It is better that you are wronged by laws than that the world should be without law. Therefore everyone should submit to the law.“ – Goethe, Maximen und Reflektionen, 832. – (“Es ist besser, es geschehe dir Unrecht, als die Welt sei ohne Gesetz.”) – According to this, law and subordination are more important than justice, individual rights and liberties. That is still the opinion of most of the modern law-makers. Most wrongs in the world are due to that wrong assumption. I hold that the opposite is true: “Justice is everything!” – provided, it is fully based upon individual rights and liberties – to the extent that these are claimed by societies, communities and governance systems of volunteers. When they deviate from them, in their choices, among themselves, then they may thereby commit an injustice to themselves as somewhat reasonable beings – but not to any outsider. That may well be the best road to enlightenment for them. But they should be and could be most strongly and effectively resisted whenever they try to force their system upon outsiders or commit atrocities against them. – JZ, 8.12.85, 27.9.13. - WRONGS, INNOCENTS CONDEMNED, PERSONAL LAW, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & SECESSIONISM

LAW: It is but few general laws that civilized life requires, and those of such common usefulness, that whether they are enforced by the forms of government or not, the effect will be nearly the same. If we consider what the principles are that first condense man into society, and what the motives that regulate their mutual intercourse afterwards, we shall find, by the time we arrive at what is called government, that nearly the whole of the business is performed by the natural operation of the parts upon each other.” – Thomas Paine, in Sprading, Liberty and the Great Libertarians, p.77 - GENERAL LAWS, ONLY A FEW OF THEM ARE USEFUL & THEY NEED NOT BE ENFORCED BY TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENTS, NOR ARE THEY AN EXCUSE FOR THE MULTITUDE OF THE OTHERS

LAW: It is difficult to make our material condition better by the best laws, but it is easy enough to ruin it by bad laws.” - Theodore Roosevelt: Speech in Providence, R. I., Aug. 23, 1902. – Not only difficult but impossible – unless the new laws merely repeal much of the old laws. – Then the better conditions that follow will be the result of the absence of the wrongful, bad or counter-productive laws that were repealed. – Neither laws nor prayers are miracle workers and can make everyone wise, tolerant, industrial, just, peaceful, rich, healthy and happy. - JZ, 25.1.09, 27.9.13. - MATERIAL CONDITIONS, LIVING STANDARD

LAW: It is exactly that sanctification of law, which proved a failure in the two greatest crises in American history. In the 18th century, we had to go beyond British and colonial constitutions in order to gain independence. In the 19th century, we had to go beyond out own constitutional limits in order to end slavery.” – Howard Zinn, in “Disobedience and Democracy”, p.6. - SANCTIFICATION OF LAW VS. DISOBEDIENCE

LAW: It is impossible to introduce into society a greater evil than this: the conversion of the law into an instrument of plunder. -  Frederic Bastiat, in - & PLUNDER, LEGISLATION, TAXATION, REDISTRIBUTIONISM

LAW: It is indeed a singular thing that people wish to pass laws to nullify the disagreeable consequences that the law of responsibility entails. Will they never realize that they do not eliminate these consequences but merely pass them along to other people? The result is one injustice the more and one moral the less.” – Frederic Bastiat - ONE WRONGFUL LAW LEADS TO MANY OTHERS, LAWS & JUSTICE ARE MOSTLY IN OPPOSITION TO EACH OTHER, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, WELFARE STATE

LAW: It is intrinsically just as false, absurd, ludicrous, and ridiculous to say that lawmakers, so-called, can invent and make any laws, of their own, authoritatively fixing, or declaring, the rights of individuals, or that shall be in any manner authoritative or obligatory upon individuals, or that individuals may rightfully be compelled to obey, as it would be to say that they can invent and make such mathematics, chemistry, physiology, or other sciences, as they see fit, and rightfully compel individuals to conform all their actions to them, instead of conforming them to the mathematics, chemistry, physiology, or other sciences of nature.” – Lysander Spooner, A Letter to Grover Cleveland, p.4. - NATURAL LAW, JUSTICE & INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS

LAW: It is most laws – which ought to become outlawed! – JZ, 16.5.13.

LAW: It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.” – Calvin Coolidge - The best protection consists in the right to ignore them or to secede from under them. – JZ, 2.1.08. - LEGISLATION, BILLS, PARLIAMENTS, REPEALS OF MANY TO MOST LAWS TO PROMOTE THE LAW

LAW: It is not desirable to cultivate a respect for the law, so much as for the right. The only obligation, which I have a right to assume, is to do at any time what I think right. – Henry David Thoreau- in - A more complete version, which lacks the second sentence: It is not desirable to cultivate a respect for the law, so much as for the right. ... Law never made a man a whit more just; and, by means of their respect for it, even the well-disposed are daily made the agents of injustice."– “It is not desirable to cultivate a respect for the [political] law so much as for the right.” – Henry David Thoreau, An Essay on Civil Disobedience, 1849, quoted in The Voluntaryist, Feb. 90, p.3. – Thoreau was speaking out against slavery as well as against the American invasion of Mexico, which took place in 1846. - MORALITY, ETHICS, RIGHTS, LIBERTIES, RESPECT FOR THE LAW? RESPECT FOR WHAT IS RIGHT

LAW: It is not enough for law to be meticulous; it must also be just. It is not enough for law to be meticulous and just, it must be understanding. It is not enough for law to be meticulous, just and understanding, it must also be compassionate. It is not enough for law to be meticulous, just, understanding and compassionate, it must be rooted in absolute truth. If man is to rise above mere beast-hood, then he must obey just laws, formulated by just men. I repeat, just laws, formulated by just men, and not random and expedient law which is the servant of tyrants.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero. - Where in the world can such an ideal body of laws be found? – JZ, 9.10.07. – Free choice for individuals among legal systems, independent of where they work and live. – JZ, 21.1.08. – With such general notions and without clear awareness of individual rights and liberties, still not achieved, all too many wrongful and irrational laws are still passed or upheld. - JUST LAWS, JUSTICICE, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES,

LAW: It is not good enough to assume that when law has gone through the proper channels that thereby it has become quite just and legitimate, rational and sensible, and that its proponents and those who gave their "representative" consent did really know what they were doing, in the short and in the long run. - JZ, 29.4.02. – If most producers of consumer goods and services had so little quality control and competition we would be much worse off than we are today. Something so important as justice should not be entrusted to power-addicted politicians and bureaucrats. Far less should any of them be granted a territorial monopoly for such services. – JZ, 27.9.13. – PERSONAL LAW, VOLUNTARISM, SECESSIONISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, COMPETING JURISDICTION SYSTEMS

LAW: It is not only vain, but wicked, in a legislator to frame laws in opposition to the laws of nature, and to arm them with the terrors of death. This is truly creating crimes in order to punish them. - Thomas Jefferson  - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. - LEGISLATORS, REPRESENTATIVES, PARLIAMENTS, RULERS, POLITICIANS, POWER ADDICTS

LAW: It is not right for anyone to bind others without their voice or consent.” – Percy L. Greaves Jr., March 22, 1955, Journal of Christian Economics, on coercive unionism. - CONSENT, VOTE, VOLUNTARISM, COERCIVE UNIONISM, COMPULSORY MEMBERSHIP OR SUBJUGATION, SECESSIONISM, EXIT OPTION, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

LAW: It is not the business of the law to make anyone good or reverent or moral or clean or upright. – Murray N. Rothbard (1926-1995), American Economist, Historian, Political Theorist, and Author – Territorial governments can prevent but not realize or substitute for self-help, self-responsibility, genuine self-government, self-determination, self-ownership, individual sovereignty and sovereignty or exterritorial autonomy of minorities. – JZ, 26.4.13, 27.9.13. - LEGISLATION, MORALITY, GOODNESS, FAITHFULNESS, HONESTY, MORALITY, UPRIGHTNESS

LAW: It is not the business of the law to make anyone good or reverent or moral or clean or upright.” – Murray N. Rothbard (1926-1995), American Economist, Historian, Political Theorist, and Author. -

LAW: it is only when the laws are silent that the greatest actions appear.” – de Sade, quoted in Peter Marshall, Demanding the Impossible, p.146.

LAW: It is rather foolish to believe that everything would be just what institutions and laws of peoples declare to be just.” – Cicero, On Laws. („Hoechst toericht ist die Meinung, dass alles gerecht sei, was Einrichtungen und Gesetze der Voelker dafuer erklaeren.“ – Cicero, Ueber die Gesetze.) – He, too, did not distinguish between territorial laws and personal laws, although in his time personal laws were still wide-spread. Nor did he distinguish between the generalization for territorial populations, called “people” and the real and often very diverse kinds of people living in the same territory. When people are free to voluntarily sort themselves out, individually and in like-minded groups, under the kinds of personal laws and exterritorially autonomous institutions that they prefer for themselves, then these laws and institutions are just for them, for the time being, in accordance with their degree of enlightenment. – Then individuals and whole groups can advance, if they want to, from one stage to the other, independent of the opinions of outsiders. Or they can go on stagnating or even relapse towards more primitive institutions and laws, only harming and wronging themselves (considered as rational beings) thereby. Their public laws might then be considered to be merely private vices. – However, even then, human sacrifices would be rightfully opposed by outsiders just like in the future, perhaps only a distant future, “mere” abortions, i.e. the murder of the most innocent human beings, might be considered as cases for external intervention. But, for the time being, the abortionists and the anti-abortionists should merely be allowed to form their own voluntary communities, exterritorially quite autonomous, rather than engaging in a civil war between them. – JZ, 19.10.07. – PERSONAL LAWS, PEOPLE, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, PANARCHISM, ABORTION

LAW: It is revolting to have no better reason for a rule of law than that it was laid down in the time of Henry IV. It is still more revolting if the grounds upon which it was laid down have vanished long since, and the rule simply persists from blind imitation of the past.” - Oliver Wendell Holmes, associate justice, supreme court of Massachusetts, address delivered at the dedication of the new hall of Boston University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts, January 8, 1897. - Holmes, Address Delivered at the Dedication, p.18 (1897). - Quoted in C. Bingham, Men & Affairs, p.228. - RULE OF LAW, LEGITIMACY, TRADITION, JUSTICE, MORALITY, ETHICS

LAW: 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. - Are average politicians, bureaucrats, representatives and judges, policemen and soldiers any better in this respect? Or are they even worse and more dangerous in their positions? - JZ, 23. 11. 06.  CITIZENS, PEOPLE, RULERS, JUDGES, GOVERNMENTS, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

LAW: It is the lawbreakers in our history who have brought to the people of the Western world the rights they enjoy, and if the enchained East is to come to its freedom, it will again be the lawbreakers who will tumble the overbearing colossus of legitimate totalitarianism.” – Dagobert D. Runes, Treasury of Thought, p.77. – Also in his “A Dictionary of Thought.” - LAWBREAKERS & FREEDOM

LAW: it is the personal interest of the law makers that determines the character of the laws.” – Martin Rittinghausen, Direct Legislation by the People, p.27. – The illusion in this book is that “the people” are one body with a common interest, instead of very diverse peoples with numerous somewhat dissenting minorities. The laws passed thus would at most please the majority. Only volunteers can form a “people” in his sense and be really self-governing or self-administrating the personal laws of their own individual free choices. – JZ, 1.12.07. - DIRECT LEGISLATION, DIRECT DEMOCRACY, PERSONAL LAW, VOLUNTARISM

LAW: It is the rule of rules and the general law of laws that every man shall obey that of the place where he is.” – Michel de Montaigne, Essays, I, 1580. – How many hundreds or oven thousands of victims has that doctrine had so far? Territorial laws lead to the greatest crimes and the greatest number of crimes with victims. – The sooner we replace them by personal laws, for volunteers only, the better off we well be. - JZ, 1.9.07. - TERRITORIAL ONES OR PERSONAL ONES?

LAW: It is the shame of our age that a legislature takes pride in the number of bills it has passed to clutter the books and reduce human freedom.” – Perry E. Gresham, THE FREEMAN, 6/73. – Why blame all the people of an “age”, instead of merely the “representatives” and their voting cattle or sheep, those sometimes called “sheeple”? – And merely blaming them does not help. Seceding from them and setting better examples among volunteers would help, at least these volunteers. - JZ, 15.1.08. - LEGISLATION, PARLIAMENT

LAW: It is the territorial laws themselves, which make most laws disrespectable and even the somewhat respectable ones suspect. It is they, which encourage and cause disobedience towards and evasion of the laws. – Mostly they are imposed laws, i.e., laws which free individuals would not have chosen for themselves or for their communities of volunteers. - JZ, 8.2.97, 29.8.07, 27.9.13. – Personal laws would tend to be respected by all those, who opted for them and as long as they prefer them for themselves. Afterwards they would be free to secede. – JZ, 26.1.09. - RESPECT & DISRESPECT FOR THE LAW, TERRITORIALISM

LAW: It is then the law that causes our misery. The law is killing us, in the absolute sense of the word. And if we wish to live we must change the law.” - Greg Lindsay, Free Enterprise, last issue, 1976 – Change it, mainly by abolishing most of it or by allowing only volunteers to continue with as much of it as they want, but only among themselves, as personal laws, under full exterritorial autonomy. – All the rest should be free to opt out from under territorial laws and their institutions. – JZ, 28.1.09, 27.9.13. - MISERY & CRISES CAUSED BY TERRITORIAL LAWS & INSTITUTIONS

LAW: It is thus not necessary that the elected supreme body has any other power than that of making laws in the logical sense of general rules of individual conduct; or that there should be any power of coercing private citizens other than that of enforcing obedience to the rules of conduct thus laid down; not that all other branches of government, including an elected governmental assembly, should not be bound and limited by the laws of the assembly confined to true legislation. That would secure a genuine government under the law.” – F. A. Hayek, Whither Democracy, QUADRANT, 11/76. – Here he does not even mention the existence and role of individual human rights and liberties and, again, seems to have only territorial governments in mind of the limited government type that he preferred for himself and like-minded people. Most of the other scholars that he studied thought the same. What territorially imposed laws are still justified and needed when all individual human rights are recognized and abided by? – JZ, 5.9.07. - LEGISLATION IN THE CLASSICAL SENSE, PERSONAL LAW, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, LIMITED GOVERNMENTS FOR THEIR VOLUNTEERS ONLY, AS ONE OF MANY OPTIONS UNDER PANARCHISM OR POLYARCHISM

LAW: It is time for people to realize that laws do not protect them, they enslave them.” – Cheryl Woodworth, THE MATCH, 23.7.70. – Territorial laws have at least the potential to enforce any degree of slavery. Personal laws allow any degree of liberty and any degree of statism – but only for their volunteers. – JZ, 27.9.13. - SLAVERY OF THE PEOPLE, PERSONAL LAW VS. TERRITORIALISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM VS. ENFORCED UNIFORMITY

LAW: It is time we used our common sense. Hard work, not legislation, makes production. Production, not regulation, makes prosperity. The legislature cannot amend the laws of economics anymore than it can the law of gravity.” - Rae C. Heiple II – At least partly quoted in PROGRESS, 6/77. - LEGISLATION VS. COMMON SENSE, WORK, PRODUCTION, STANDARD OF LIVING, EARNINGS, WAGES, PROFITS, LAISSEZ FAIRE, MONETRY FREEDOM, CAPITALISM FOR CAPITALISTS ANY OTHER ISM FOR THEIR SUPOORTERS

LAW: It is to be noted in this regard that the opposite of government is not, as so many critics of anarchism erroneously suppose, social disorder or chaos. Anarchism for Proudhon, as for all anarchists, "is not inconsistent with association, but only with enforced association; not to rule, but only to obligatory rule. (29) Where men are encouraged to follow their own unaided understanding of the social relations of which they find themselves an integral part, law and order is as natural to them as the seasons of the year are compelling to birds and trees. This is why Proudhon was so insistent that we must not allow the distinction between state and society to become blurred in our thinking. As Professor Franz Oppenheimer was to point out, years after Proudhon, the state is primarily the sum of the "privileges and dominating positions which are brought into being by extra economic power" enforced by the power of government.” - J.L.S., Winter 80, p. 89. – Underlining by me. – JZ - ORDER & ANARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, COMPETING GOVERNANCE, DIVERSITY OF SOCIETIES VS. UNIFORM & IMPOSED STATES WITH A TERRITORIAL MONOPOLY

LAW: It is widely believed that this omnipotence of the representative legislature is a necessary attribute of democracy because the will of the representative assembly could be limited only by placing another will above it. Legal positivism, the most influential current theory of jurisprudence, particularly represents this sovereignty of the legislature as logically necessary. This, however, was by no means the view of the classical theorists of representative government. John Locke made it very clear that in a free state even the power of the legislative body should be limited in a definite manner, namely to the passing of laws in the specific sense of general rules of just conduct equally applicable to all citizens. That all coercion would be legitimate only if it meant the application of general rules of law in this sense became the basic principle of liberation.” – F. A. Hayek, Economic Freedom & Representative Government, p.10 &11. - Alas, he ignored the rights of sovereign individuals and of dissenting minorities and insisted on territorial rules, which can never be quite just to all inhabitants of a territory. E.g., compulsory voting, compulsory vaccination, compulsory fluoridation of the water supply, compulsory taxes, compulsory military service, all supposed to be “justified” by the public interest. – JZ, 2.9.07. - OMNIPOTENCE, SUPPOSED, OF REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT & LEGISLATURE, LEGAL POSITIVISM

LAW: It is with the breaking of the law that the freedom of man began; the bills of rights were written with the blood of heretics and lawbreakers.” – Dagobert D. Runes, A Dictionary of Thought. – Also in: Treasury of Thought, p.77. - LAW BREAKING, HERETICS, FREEDOM, RESISTANCE, LAW-BREAKING, REVOLUTIONS – FOR ALL KINDS OF VOLUNTEERS, ALL WITHOUT A TERRITORIAL MONOPOLY, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, PERSONAL LAW

LAW: It is, in fact, impossible to imagine any graver situation in a society than one in which the law becomes an instrument of injustice. And if this fact gives rise to such dreadful consequences in the United States, where it is only exceptional, what must be its consequences in Europe, where it is a principle and a system?” - Frederic Bastiat quoted by G. C. Roche III, in Frederic Bastiat, A Man Alone, p.206. - This overlooks that to the extent that a law is uniformly applied to all in a territory it is inevitably oppressive, towards all the peaceful people who do disagree with it and to the extent that it forces all to finance its execution it is inevitably a legalization of plunder. JZ 6.6,73, 25.1.09. – INJUSTICE, INSTRUMENT OF PLUNDER, TERRITORIALISM

LAW: It makes so many complicated laws that the individual is bound to break some of them. There are innumerable laws on our statute books, and no lawyer or judge pretends that he knows ten per cent of them; yet the layman may be held to a strict obedience of any or all of them, and if he pleads that he did not know the law he is told that ignorance of the law is no excuse for its breach. He is supposed to know ninety per cent more of law than its students, practitioners, and makers. The more laws, the more ignorance of them; the more ignorance of the law, the more the laws are broken; the more the laws are broken, the more criminals there are; and the more criminals, the more policemen, detectives, lawyers, judges, and other officials that go to make up a strong and expensive government. All of this is good for government officials, but bad for the citizens who carry the load. Rulers have always profited by the mistakes of individuals, and have always made conditions such that mistakes were unavoidable.” - Sprading, Liberty & the Great Libertarians, p.21. The volunteers of panarchies and polyarchies would have only relatively few laws, namely only those, which all their members would agree upon. Dissenters would be free to secede from them. These societies and communities would thus only need little law enforcement. – JZ, 27.9.13. – Territorialism antagonizes people who have different preferences. At most it leads only to compromises, which do not fully satisfy anyone. Personal law and voluntarism would leave all people to their own choices for themselves. No peaceful person would be subjected to the laws of other societies but only to those of his own society, as long as he is willing to remain in it, instead of seceding from it. – JZ, 27.9.13. - COMPLICATED & UNKNOWABLE, STATUTE LAW, ABUNDANCE & SUPERFLUITY, PARLIAMENTS, LAWMAKERS, DEMOCRACIES, CRIME & LAW, BUREAUCRACY, OFFICIALS, LAW-BREAKING, CITIZENS AS VICTIMS OF THE LAWS, LEGISLATION, LAW BREAKING IS INEVITABLE, SEEING THE NUMBER OF LAWS UNDER TERRITORIALISM

LAW: It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me. But it can keep him from lynching me, and I think that's pretty important.” - Martin Luther King. – We should remember that law and lynchings have run in parallel for a long time. Nor should we forget the numerous racist laws that were, at least for a period, dominant in some countries. – JZ, 26.12.07. – The law did not protect him from an assassin. – JZ, 26.1.09. – Only individual rights and liberties were always on his side, but as a Christian, imagining that he had with it a better ethics, he did not thing much or enough about them. Not that most anarchists and libertarians are much better in this respect. – They, too, usually imagine that one simple and short formula would be a good enough substitute for a comprehensive human rights declaration. – And this in spite of the fact that they do disagree on many details, like abortion, free migration, secessionism and monetary freedom. - JZ, 29.9.13. -  LYNCHINGS, RACISM, LOVE, HATE, PROSECUTION, TOLERANCE, NON-INTERVENTION, AGGRESSION, JUSTICE, FIRST PRINCIPLES LIKE “ALL YOUR NEED IS LOVE”, NAP, NON-INITIATION OF FORCE, NON-VIOLENCE

LAW: It seems as if those, compiling laws, are still paid by the page. – JZ, 21.1.08. - LENGTH & MULTITUDE OF THEM

LAW: It seems to be forgotten that other bodies can make laws besides the State. The Stock Exchange and the Jockey Club at once present themselves as instances of private bodies making laws, which are virtually accepted by the whole country. The customs of the Lancashire cotton trade are the finest example of commercial law in the world. Every club, every society and association, makes its own laws, which are sufficiently sanctioned to meet with respect and obedience, quite as uniformly as the laws of the land.” - Wordsworth Donisthorpe, Liberty or Law? - STATISM, PRIVATE LAW, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW INSTEAD OF TERRITORIALISM

LAW: It should be at least as easy to repeal a law as to enact it.” – Charles H. Chandler, Analog, 4/78, p.176. – Perhaps we should count the number of votes cast for a law in a parliament. Then, perhaps as few citizens or as many as are opposed to it in a country, should become free to decide to repeal any law which they consider to be wrongful or flawed law for all their own affairs - as long as territorialism persists. If that would help to reduce the number of laws still in force, all the better. - Better still: With the abolition of the territorial monopoly and the introduction of individual secessionism, as few people could, nevertheless, start their own exterritorially autonomous communities of volunteers under their self-chosen personal law and say to the rest of the people in a territory: Go to hell, if you like, with your kind of laws. We are starting our own kind of heaven on earth or paradise, quite in accordance with our own ideals and independent from yours. We claim and will practice, quite tolerantly, full ideological liberty in the political, economic and social sphere as well as in the religious one and leave you alone, with your own laws and institutions for yourself. More you cannot rightly expect from us and we will be satisfied with nothing less and do appeal to all other dissatisfied minorities and factions as our potential allies. – JZ, 31.8.07, 28.9.13. - REPEAL & ENACTMENT, SECESSIONISM, ALTERNATIVE INSTITUTIONS, PERSONAL LAWS, PANARCHISM

LAW: It used to be that the law protected the innocent. Now it frees the guilty.” – From film: Detective Sadie & Son. - PROTECTING THE INNOCENT & PUNISHING THE GUILTY?

LAW: it was said that the government was one of law and not of men, but yet ‘men sit upon benches to decide finally what the law is and may be.’ ” – R. Dale Grinder, on Mencken, in “LIBERTARIAN ANALYSIS”, I/3-49. – The free jury system would, to some extent, put all men above the law rather than under the law. – Still much more could be achieved via the right to secede from the State and to establish exterritorially autonomous communities of panarchies or polyarchies under personal law, with competing parliamentary legislating bodies or none at all, relying rather on natural law, natural rights or an as comprehensive human rights declaration as could and should be provided now and on a suitable militia for the protection of these rights. - JZ, 23.12.76, 30.8.07, 28.9.13. – MEN, RULER, JUDGES, JURY MEMBERS, PANARCHISM, SECESSIONISM, ASSOCIATIONISM, CONTRACTARIANISM

LAW: It was the boast of Augustus, that he found Rome of brick and left it of marble. But how much nobler will be our Sovereign's boast when he shall have it to say that he found law dear, and left it cheap; found it a sealed book - left it a living letter; found it the patrimony of the rich - left it the inheritance of the poor; found it the two-edged sword of craft and oppression - left it the staff of honesty and the shield of conscience.” - Lord Brougham, 1828, in C. Bingham, Men & Affairs, p.231. – I would rather like to see all individual rights and liberties fully recognized and realized, at least within some exterritorially autonomous communities of volunteers, as shiny examples to all others, than try to turn all positive laws territorial laws into just laws, which seems to me to be a task that cannot be fulfilled and need not be fulfilled - with people as they mostly are now, in their great variety, with very conflicting views on almost everything, full of ignorance, errors and prejudices. – Let each and everyone advance towards full rights and liberties at their own speed, by their own individual choices. - JZ, 6.9.07, 28.9.13.

LAW: It will be of little avail to the people if the laws are so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood. – James Madison, - It will be of little avail to the people that the laws are made by men of their own choice if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood, if they be repealed or revised before they are promulgated, or undergo such incessant changes that no man, who knows what the law is today, can guess what it will be like tomorrow. Law is defined to be a rule of action; but how can that be a rule, which is little known, and less fixed?" –James Madison, Federalist Paper #62, V}{LAW}  – The Federalist, ed. Benjamin F. Wright, no. 62, pp. 411-12 (1961). - I saw this also ascribed to: Alexander Hamilton, The Federalist, 1788. - Such an early insight, and yet still not sufficiently spread and recognized as truthful. - Representative Democracy does not sufficiently enlighten neither its victims nor its victimizers. - JZ, 26. 11. 06, 28.9.13. – AVALANCHE OF LEGISLATION, WRONGFUL LAWS, VOLUME OF LAWS, LAWMAKERS, PARLIAMENTS, REPRESENTATION, CONSENT, ONLY PRETENDED & ASSERTED. ONLY PERSONAL LAWS ARE LAWS BY CHOICE OR GENUINE REPRESENTATION, AMONG VOLUNTEERS, VOTING, RULE OF LAW, MULTITUDE OF LAWS, LAW REFORMS, PERSONAL LAW VS. TERRITORIAL LAWS, DEMOCRACY, Q.

LAW: It will never make any difference to a hero what the laws are.” – Emerson. - Byington Sticker No. 33. – Also quoted in Sprading, VII, p.143. - Alas, it still takes a heroic effort to ignore or to break many of the numerous wrongful laws – and to get away with this. – JZ, 30.8.07. Personal law, under panarchism, would not require a heroic effort but merely an individual subscription to another panarchy after one has left one that is no longer satisfactory to oneself, usually after an agreed-upon withdrawal period and after having paid all one’s dues to it. – It should, make a difference, to every hero, when even heroic productive and innovative efforts are obstructed or penalized under territorial laws. – JZ, 7.9.07. But should any heroes be sacrificed to any wrongful laws? And should not heroes be able and willing to distinguish between wrongful and rightful laws, the avalanches of the former and the few of the latter? – JZ, 1.12.07. - HEROES, PANARCHISM

LAW: It would be better to have no laws at all than it is to have so many as we have.” - MICHEL DE MONTAIGNE: Essays, III, 1588 – No laws at all or only personal laws for volunteers. The ill informed or stupid volunteers could have all the laws they want for themselves, at their own expense and risk and no one else would have a right to complain about that and the members of such communities would only have themselves to blame. – JZ, 1.9.07. – MULTITUDE

LAW: It's all been done by due process of law,'”…” - Robin Cook, A State of Denmark, p.155 – They all do it to you by due process of law! – JZ, 1975/76. – Even the due process for legislation, if strictly followed, cannot turn wrongful laws into the law or rightful law. – JZ, 24.1.09, 28.9.13. - DUE PROCESS OF LEGISLATION, LAWS VS. LAW

LAW: It's difficult to remember your original purpose was draining the swamp when you're up to your ass in alligators.” - Slogan from the SPIRITUAL ANARCHY WEBSITE – I consider individual-, minorities- and majority secessionism as the best possible drainage for the swamps of territorialism. – JZ, 29.9.13. – SECESSIONISM, VOLUNTARISM, OPTING OUT OR WITHDRAWAL OPTIONS VS. TERRITORIALISM

LAW: It's safe to make love while parked in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Police officers aren't allowed to walk up and knock on the window. Any suspicious officer who thinks that sex is taking place must drive up from behind, honk his horn three times and wait approximately two minutes before getting out of his car to investigate. [Hmmm... okay, there's one place with a law that makes sense... - psl]” - WRONGFUL & IRRATIONAL ON SEX

LAW: It’s awful but it’s lawful.” – John Pearce, on radio, 21.5.82. - AWFUL BUT LAWFUL

LAW: it’s the lawmakers who are the … ‘real’ criminals.” – Prof. Henry Mayer, THE AUSTRALIAN, 12.10.74. – CRIME, LAWMAKERS, LEGISLATORS:

LAW: It’s virtually impossible, he says, to draft laws that do good.” – From an anonymous review of: Philip K. Howard: The Death of Common Sense. How Law is Suffocating America. Paperback, 202 pp. – GOOD LAWS, DOING GOOD?

LAW: John Locke once said that there can be no liberty without law. By this, he meant that laws should have as their object the protection of individual rights and not their infringement.” – Source of this review remark? - LIBERTY

LAW: Judges and federal bureaucrats have taken it upon themselves to change the rules of the game and to let laws fluctuate almost according to their personal whims.” – E. P. Langerton. - JUDGES & BUREAUCRATS

LAW: Judges should be able to really judge, not only to apply the mere wording of paragraphs. – JZ, 28.2.93, 31.8.07. - JUDGES & PARAGRAPHS

LAW: Jurists often weave erratic seams in the legal fabric we call jurisprudence. Once rooted in the law, error seems to possess all the tenacity of crabgrass; aided by the concept of stare decisis (stand by previous decisions) and the juridical tendency never to undo what has once been accomplished, error takes sustenance and proliferates, until a whole body of normative rules wells up and covers the territory.” – Ridgeway K. Foley, Jr., in THE FREEMAN, 9/78. - TERRITORIAL ONES & TERRITORIAL JURISDICTION

LAW: Just because it’s legal, doesn’t mean it’s right. –, 31.1.12. - LEGALITY & RIGHTS

LAW: Just laws are no restraint upon the freedom of the good, for the good man desires nothing which a just law will interfere with.” - J. A. Froude, Short Studies on Great Subjects: Reciprocal Duties of State and Subject. – Just territorial laws are a delusion. Only just personal laws are possible. Even the just laws of free enterprise, free exchange and private property rights have their opponents and to force these laws upon dissenters would be wrong – for them. Let them try to live without such rights and liberties in their own communities, under corresponding laws of their own choice. – JZ, 29.8.07, 5.9.07. - JUSTICE & FREEDOM, VOLUNTARY COMMUNISM, EGALITARIANISM ETC.

LAW: Just laws deserve to be obeyed.” – William M. Evers, JLS, Sum. 77,185. – That may be true, but they ought to be enforced only against criminals with victims and aggressors against the own and self-chosen community of volunteers, which has adopted just laws for itself. Less wise people should be free to adopt for their internal use, in their community of volunteers, even unjust laws, under which only they would have to suffer, as long as they can or want to put up with them and do not secede from such communities. – I for one would not mind it if in a community of robbers, thieves and murderers these would rob or steal only from other members or even murder them. That would be their “internal affair” or “business” – JZ, 5.9.07, 28.9.13. - OBEDIENCE

LAW: Just think of the laws that wronged, e.g. Jews, Negroes, Red Indians, Australian Aborigines, Chinese, Indians, Japanese and numerous other minorities, all over the world, for centuries. – JZ, 7.9.07. - DISCRIMINATING, EXPROPRIATING, UNJUST, ALSO OF MANY OF THE “TREATIES” OF TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENTS WITH THEM & THEIR OFTEN COERCIVE CONFINEMENT TO RESERVATIONS, UNDER CORRUPT WHITE ADMINISTRATORS

LAW: Justice Holmes, who was long claimed by the Liberals as their own, repeatedly exasperated the Liberals by his insistence that Law had no meaning without Power – that the power to enforce was the essence of really functioning Law.” – John Campbell, ANALOG, 12/76. – I would rather love to see really known and applied, i.e. functioning individual rights and liberties. They would make most laws superfluous and under these rights only volunteers would add their own kind of laws to them, at their own expense and risk, in their own personal law communities. – Armed collective power would then be largely in the hands of voluntary militias organized to uphold rights and liberties and nothing else. - JZ, 3. 9.07. – How many quite rightful and fully functioning laws are there? – JZ, 26.1.09. - POWER, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, HUMAN RIGHTS, MILITIAS FOR THEIR PROTECTION, POLITICS AS USUAL, Q.

LAW: Justice rather than legal clauses and conditions. – JZ, 20.7.91. - JUSTICE, RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

LAW: Kant claims that it is unjust to bind a man to a law that he could not have assented to in an antecedent position of choice. But would a man, understanding what it is to hold a moral principle, contract away his right to base his decisions on that principle? A man may contract away a substantial portion of his prudential autonomy, but would a rational man contract away his moral autonomy?” – J. G. Murphy, Kant: The Philosophy of Right, p.172. - CONSENT & DISSENT

LAW: Kant, like most Enlightenment liberals, views law as having primarily a negative function - protecting freedom against interference.” – Jeffrey G. Murphy, Kant: The Philosophy or Right, 139. – As such the territorial laws and institutions constitute largely a utopia that cannot be fully realized by its very nature. The ideal Kant and others aimed at can at most be realized only gradually, among competing personal law communities, all only with voluntary members and striving to come as close as they can to their particular ideals. How far would scientists, technicians, artists, writers, playwrights, musicians, novelists etc. have got without free experimentation? – JZ, 5.9.07. – Just remember how few genuine individual rights and liberties were protected in Kant’s time and are, even today! – All have not even been publicly declared! – JZ, 26.1.09, 28.9.13. - PROTECTION VIA TERRITORIAL LAWS OR PERSONAL LAW?

LAW: Keep your laws off my body!” – Sticker seen in Santa Barbara. – JZ - SELF-OWNERSHIP, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY

LAW: Knowledge of and respect for liberty and rights is more moral, just and useful than knowledge and respect for the law. – JZ, 28.10.94. - That applies mostly to territorial laws. Personal laws can be right and useful, at least indirectly. They do place the responsibility for lawfully created messes right where it belongs and shame the culprits and teaches them and their victims a good lesson - relatively soon. – JZ, 30.8.07. – As long as they can impose the risks and costs of their wrongful and irrational laws upon non-consenting victims, they will not learn sufficiently and fast enough from them. – JZ, 15.1.08. – LIBERTY, PANARCHISM, PERSONAL LAWS VS. TERRITORIALISM

LAW: Labor can’t be liberated through new laws but only through the repeal or the ignoring of old ones. – JZ, 24.11.93. - & LABOR, LIBERATION, REPEALS

LAW: Lacking justice, law and the state have no more moral authority over our lives than the rude oaths of pirates and brigands.” - Reichert, Partisans of Freedom, p.136. - JUSTICE & THE STATE, MORAL AUTHORITY, CRIME & CRIMINALS, LEGALIZED COMPULSION, COERCION, VIOLENCE

LAW: Ladies and gentlemen, the government deals with legislation. That is not the same as law. What is legislation? It is the opinions, the subjective judgments, if you'll please, of a handful of people who write down what they want other people to do. - That's law? Come on! What has that got to do with reality? I mean some of these may be nice people. But they are putting down in writing, "I want those people over there to behave as I wish them to." – Robert LeFevre, Good Government, p.12. – LAWS VS. THE LAW, LEGISLATION OF GOVERNMENTS, TERRITORIALISM, AUTHORITARIANISM

LAW: Law - understood as a set of moral limitations on the actions of men - would naturally arise from the wills of men regarding their property. - Parenthetically, it is no coincidence that laws enacted by governments are nearly universally coercive. The enactment of any law implies that the lawmaker has authority over the use of any property affected by the law. But since the only moral authority over any property is that of the private owner(s), all government-enacted law is either redundant (expressing the already extant wishes of owners), or coercive (in violation of such wishes.) If this analysis is correct, it follows that the objection of Crosby, Wheeler, et al., to the effect that, government is necessary to insure law in a society, is entirely vacuous. On the contrary, proper law, that is, law that accurately reflects the decisions of men regarding their property, can only be generated outside a governmental context by the free, contractual interactions and decisions of private owners.” – Don Franzen, Reply to Peter Crosby, in THE PERSONALIST. Date? - MORALITY, PROPERTY COERCION

LAW: Law [is] licensed breaking of the peace.” - MATTHEW GREEN: The Spleen, 1737. – I am often surprised how old some genuine insights are. However, this one applies only to territorial laws. Personal laws, widely introduced, would mean the introduction of lasting peace, based on respect for rights and liberties. – JZ, 1.9.07. -PEACE, TERRITORIALISM, PERSONAL LAW

LAW: law & liberty were hostile, …” - Henry Adams, The Education of Henry Adams, 1907. – Natural law and “the law”, in its best sense, just like genuine moral law and genuine individual human rights and liberties, are not hostile to liberty but express it in some details. – JZ, 24.1.09. – LIBERTY, THE LAW, NATURAL LAW, MORAL LAW, INDIVIDUAL HUMAN RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

LAW: law after law after law, ... laws that are aimed at controlling every facet of our lives, laws that are paternalistic in nature, laws that circumscribe individual initiative and individual creativity rather than assure equal justice and equal opportunity, laws that prescribe individual action, laws that nullify private property." - Miller Upton, The Freeman, 9/74. - MULTITUDE

LAW: Law always chooses sides on the basis of enforcement power. Morality and legal niceties have little to do with it when the real question is: Who has the clout?” - Frank Herbert, Heretics of Dune, p.159. - FORCE, MORALITY, POWER, MAJORITIES, VOTING

LAW: Law and arbitrary power are in eternal enmity.” - Edmund Burke, Impeachment of Warren Hastings, 16 February, 1788. - But laws and arbitrary power have been in a long-term and very wrongful, destructive and even mass murderous alliance. – JZ, 5.9.07. - ARBITRARY POWER

LAW: Law and legislation are not the same. Law we must have. But legislation backed by force is the major source of the disorders we are presently experiencing.” - Robert LeFevre, The Power of Congress. – LEGISLATION, LAWS VS. THE LAW, LAW VS. LAWS

LAW: Law and order.” We have grown up with this idea. We accept “order” as unquestionably good. We accept “law” as the unquestionably good way to achieve this “good”. But some discrimination is required. Law can restrain private creativeness, this is not good. Restraint, the characteristic of law, cannot aid private creativeness except as it restrains private violence.” (*) - L. E. Read, Instead of Violence, p.44. - (*) Or official violence! – JZ, 31.8.07. - ORDER & RESTRAINT, LAW & ORDER

LAW: law and order' enforced by the state was a menace to Society. Society is of the future. All things must flow on towards it, — the State no less than all else, — and be lost in it. Society is to be created.” – Sidney H. Mores, quoted in Reichert, Partisans of Freedom, p.57. - LAW & ORDER VS. SOCIETY, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM

LAW: Law as a command set by a person or persons politically sovereign to a person or persons politically subject." - Ascribed to Austin’s famous lectures on jurisprudence, according to David Nicholls, The Pluralist State, p.52. - This applies only to territorial law, not to exterritorial or personal law. - JZ 29.2.88. - The latter becomes, in practice, an individually chosen law, when practised within volunteer communities. Within such communities formally compulsory membership fees or taxes do also, through the voluntary membership, become voluntary taxation. - JZ 2.4.89. - TURN IT FROM COMMANDS INTO CONTRACTS OR FREELY & INDIVIDUALLY CHOSEN PERSONAL LAW OR LEGAL SYSTEMS, SOVEREIGNS VS. SUBJECTS, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, VOLUNTARISM

LAW: law could be a fickle mistress, subject always to the whims and prejudices of those who administered the laws.” – Frank Herbert, Heretics of Dune, p.43. - WHIMS & PREJUDICES

LAW: Law grinds the poor, and the rich men rule the law.” - Oliver Goldsmith. – The Traveler, 1764. – Since there are many more poor men than rich men, why don’t the poor men properly associate and do make the best possible laws or contracts among themselves? Alas, they do not take sufficient interest in their own affairs and “fates” to do that. It is so much easier to complain about the rich, beg from them or rob them. – JZ, 1.9.07 – Goldsmith’s statement is at best only a part-truth. The poor and other minorities have today, to some extent, become a privileged class, living at the expense of hard working people and rich people and businessmen have become persecuted and highly penalized people. – To each his own kind of laws would lead to currently optimal solutions for different minority groups and, in the long run, promote general political, social and economic progress and enlightenment faster than any other way. - JZ, 6.9.07. – At least the voting numbers tend to be on the side of the poor rather than the wealthy. However the poor can’t afford to bribe the legislators. – JZ, 29.9.13. - RICH, POOR, FOR THE RICH & AGAINST THE POOR? “ONE FOR THE RICH, ONE FOR THE POOR.”?

LAW: Law has always been wrong.” – Wendell Phillip, quoted on page 163 in Sprading. - RIGHT & WRONG, JUSTICE

LAW: law has assumed the character of plunder. Slavery is a violation, by law, of liberty.” – Dean Russel, Frederic Bastiat, Ideas & Influence, FEE, p.3. – Tax laws introduced tax slavery, military laws introduced military slavery and education laws educational slavery. – Territorial governments are still our feudal lords. - JZ, 4.9.07. - SLAVERY

LAW: Law has become so complicated that the self-governing citizen is seldom able to understand the enactments, which in theory he has himself made. Thus there is revealed a line between administering the law and actually making laws which is often difficult to draw, and that line is definitely overstepped when officials begin to ‘allow’ and ‘grant’." – Ernest Benn, Modern Government, p.115. - Under territorialism self-government is usually nothing more than a popular fiction. – JZ, 31.8.07. - COMPLICATED, LARGELY UNKNOWN, UNCERTAIN RESULTS, REPRESENTATION, VOTING, DEMOCRACY

LAW: Law has become utilitarian. It can be what the majority conceives as law, or it can be what an elite says it is. There is no absolute. In the end, it is always what a court or judge says it is." – Source? – Laws and justice rarely go together nowadays. Perhaps each legal clause should also have to state the justice principle upon which it is supposedly based. – Ulrich von Beckerath once recommended a special committee to examine the principles, if any, of any new legislation. An authority with the power to reject that legislation if found unprincipled or based upon unsound principles. But both of us would have preferred an ideal declaration of human rights and liberties, untouchable by any legislator, political executive, bureaucrat, judge and policeman, and this under threat of losing their jobs and pensions and becoming severely penalized, too, for such offences, ultimately by an ideal militia force and its military courts. Still only a far distant utopia or a route to be followed now as far as we can?” – John Gunther, in “Inside USA” reports an interesting case, of returned WW II veterans, throwing out a quite corrupt town administration, declaring: This was not the kind of democracy we fought for! – If only that example had been widely imitated and institutionalized! - JZ, 5.1.08.

LAW: Law has been made without my participation, despite my absolute disapproval, despite the harm it makes one suffer.” - Proudhon, quoted by Peter Marshall, Demanding the Impossible,

LAW: law has no function - none whatsoever – in the correction of moral deficiencies.” – Leonard E. Read, Having My Way, FEE, p.118. - Also, as remark on prohibition, in NOTES FROM FEE, 7/73. – Read had compiled a large collection of freedom quotes. I wonder whether FEE has ever bothered to publish all of it. Read himself merely quoted from it, and published, frequently, a small selection. – JZ, 30.8.07. - MORAL DEFICIENCIES

LAW: Law has no right to tell a man what to do for his own good.” – Gordon Eklund, Defender of Death, Galaxy 4/71. – One should add: “With his own person and life and with his other property. – JZ, 31.8.07. - RIGHT, PROTECTIONISM

LAW: Law in its simplest, least complicated terms, is the body of the legislation of this country which purports to protect and advance the real interests of the people; the word itself has no intrinsic majesty.” - ACT President Mr. R. J. Hawke, THE AUSTRALIAN, 8.8.72. – Among the unchecked premises: That all people in this country need or should have the same territorial law. That “the people” should be equated with the population, in spite of their numerous disagreements. Why should they have to “buy” and obey the same laws although they are free to fill their shopping carts and book shelves differently, eat different meals, view different shows, dress differently and act differently in thousands of ways every day? Their real and main interests are not the same. Their means and ends differ. They do not really form a nation but are compulsory members or subjects of a territorial State. - If free to do so, most would choose very different societies and laws as well as taxes or contribution or insurance schemes for themselves. The people are not equal robots but all are different individuals. And also different are their aims and aspirations. Only the criminal and aggressive ones among them must become sufficiently restrained. “Release all creative energies!” – wrote Leonard E. Read, often, in various versions. One territorial law for all, even if it is the best possible one, is oppression for its peaceful dissenters. And consider e.g. how many dissenters there are, e.g. on subjects like abortion, global warming, monetary reform, land reform, healthy exercise, meals, life styles, fashions. – JZ, 1.9.07. - PRETENCE OF TERRITORIAL LAWS, DIVERSITY, INEQUALITY, DISAGREEMENTS

LAW: Law is “… the antonym rather than the synonym of order.” – Quinney, 1974, p.190. - ORDER

LAW: Law is a Bottomless-Pit, it is a Cormorant, a Harpy, that devours every thing.” - John Arbuthnot, The History of John Bull, ed. Alan W Bower and Robert A. Erickson, chapter 6, p.10 (1976). First published in 1712. - Law is a bottomless pit.” - John Arbuthnot, title of a pamphlet, 1712, quoted by Thorold Rogers, “First Nine Years of the Bank of England”, 122. - If only we could easily bury all territorial laws in it! – JZ, 1.9.07. – If we could freely secede from them then they might as well not exist – for the secessionists. – JZ, 26.1.09. - MULTITUDE, ENDLESS STREAM, OR AVALANCHES OF LAWS, NO ESCAPE CLAUSE LIKE INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM & EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY FOR VOLUNTEERS, INSOFAR WRONG

LAW: Law is a pickpurse.” – James Howell, Familiar Letters, I, 1545 (March 20, 1621.) - I prefer the formulation, particularly with regard to taxation: Law is a pickpocket. However, that is very far from the only crimes with victims that the territorial law commits, daily by the millions. – JZ, 1.9.07. – The solution to this problem: Let no one but aggressors and criminals with victims be subjected to any laws but those that he has freely and individually chosen for himself, usually within his own and self-chosen community of volunteers, which should be exterritorially quite autonomous. To each his own law, then he can complain only about himself and has the solution on hand: Individual secession. – JZ, 1.9.07. – What works for religious differences, sports- and other clubs and associations would work in this sphere, too. – JZ, 26.1.09. - PLUNDER, ROBBERY, TAXATION, PERSONAL LAWS, PANARCHISM, FREE ASSOCIATIONS OF VOLUNTEERS, OPERATING IN ALL SPHERES, ALL WITH THEIR OWN RULES.

LAW: Law is an alliance of those who have farsight and insight against the shortsighted.” - Rudolf von Ihering: Der Zweck im Recht, VIII, 1877. – If only that were the case. But most legislators are hardly wise men or women. The average legislator, like the average voter, is rather short sighted. Thus the laws they pass amount often to a conspiracy of the majority of the shortsighted people to prevent the farsighted ones from benefiting from their abilities. – “Thou shalt recognize them by their fruits!” - For 4000 years legislators attempted price controls, always failed and still they haven’t given up such stupid attempts. - JZ, 19.10.85, 31.8.07. - WISE OR UNWISE, RATIONAL OR IRRATIONAL, INFORMED OR PREJUDICED, IDEAL OR FLAWED, FARSIGHTED OR SHORTSIGHTED?

LAW: Law is an institution of the most pernicious tendency. The institution once begun, can never be brought to a close. No action of any man was ever the same as any other action, had ever the same degree of utility or injury. As new cases occur, the law is perpetually found deficient. It is therefore perpetually necessary to make new laws. The volume in which justice records her prescriptions is forever increasing, and the world would not contain the books that might be written. The consequence of the infinitude of law is its uncertainty. Law was made that a plain man might know what he had to expect, and yet the most skillful practitioners differ about the event of my suit.” – William Godwin, in Sprading, Liberty and the Great Libertarians, p.103. - UNCERTAINTY & MULTITUDE, CONTINUOUS CHANGES & “REFORMS”

LAW: Law is as varied as the sentiments of those who rule.” – Dagobert D. Runes, A Dictionary of Thought. - SENTIMENTS OF RULERS

LAW: Law is born from despair of human nature.” - J. O.Y. Gasset, “Concord & Liberty” 29. - I would rather say, that it is born out of ignorance of human nature and of natural law, natural rights and individual rights and liberties that correspond to human nature. – JZ, 6.9.07. – If one cannot trust the subjects of the laws, can one trust the lawmakers? – JZ, 7.9.07. – Are they naturally conceived, naturally born, naturally developed, with inherent super-human qualities and abilities? – JZ, 27.1.09. - HUMAN NATURE, Q., LAWMAKERS ARE HUMANS, TOO

LAW: Law is but a heathen word for power.” - Daniel Defoe: The History of the Kentish Petition, 1701. That applies particularly to territorial law and territorial power. Without them the power and the laws would tend to become limited, in accordance with the preferences of diverse individuals and their groupings of volunteers, all of them, finally, responsible for their own affairs, regarding their commitments to public affairs. That would be very educational and enlightening for them, so that they would strongly tend to grow from mere voting cattle or “sheeple” into genuine citizens, mature and self-responsible as well as informed human beings. – JZ, 1.9.07. – A “heathen” or a camouflage word? – It is as much abused as the words “democracy”, “consent”, “mandate”, “public interest”, “common good” and “voting” are. -JZ, 26.1.09. - POWER

LAW: law is congealed injustice…” – Howard Zinn: Disobedience & Democracy, p.4. - INJUSTICE

LAW: Law is delusion and fakery.” – Frank Herbert, The Dosadi Experiment, “Galaxy”, 6/77. – “Law is delusion and fakery, McKie, everywhere except on the Gowachin worlds! You give your a law a theological aura. You ignore the ways it injures your societies. Just as with the DemoPol, you hold up your law as the unvarying source of justice.” - Frank Herbert, The Dosadi Experiment, Galaxy, 7/77, 35, - DELUSION & FAKERY

LAW: Law is extremely important in a libertarian society. You don't have many laws in a libertarian society, but those laws that you do have, you take very seriously.” - Charles Murray. - LIBERTARIANISM

LAW: Law is force.” Source? Bastiat? – Even though a legalized one. – JZ, 29.8.07. - FORCE, COERCION, COMPULSION, REPRESSION, PUNISHMENT

LAW: Law is merely the expression of the will of the strongest for the time being, and therefore laws have no fixity, but shift from generation to generation. - Charles Madison  - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. – Law is merely the expression of the will of the strongest for the time being, and therefore laws have no fixity, but shift from generation to generation.” – Henry Brooks Adams, The Law of Civilization and Decay, 1955.  - Alas, all too many people become all too much accustomed to laws, even quite wrongful ones, and thus these laws are tolerated often for decades to centuries, in spite of the wrongs and harm they inflict upon all too many people. – JZ, 28.8.07. - As Michael S. Rozeff has pointed out, one should distinguish between law at its best and legislation at its usual or even its worst. – JZ, 24.3.12. – TERRITORIALISM, POWER, MIGHT, WILL OF THE STRONGEST, STRENGTH, COERCION, COMPULSION, MAJORITIES, GOVERNMENT, RULERS

LAW: Law is naked force in the cloak of justice, from Pharaoh to the latest party chairman." – Dagobert D. Runes, Treasury of Thought, p.77. - FORCE, COERCION, COMPULSION, VIOLENCE

LAW: Law is nothing unless close behind it stands a warm living public opinion.” - Wendell Phillips. - And both may be quite wrong and frequently are! Let dissenters opt out, not only in the religious sphere and in other private matters. - JZ, 25.11.02, 29.9.13. – PUBLIC OPINION

LAW: Law is often not a social decision procedure but a very anti-social or asocial monopoly of a few. Why should we be bound to such "contracts", or, rather, impositions, when they do no longer satisfy us, while we can dissolve all other contracts? And why would it be odd to claim this choice as a right? It is an aspect of many other rights relating to contracts, property, trade, pursuit of happiness, free pricing, free enterprise, consumer sovereignty etc. - JZ, 7.1.93.

LAW: Law is simply the continuance of war and tyranny by other means. – JZ, 19.10.85. - WAR, CIVIL EAR, TYRANNY

LAW: Law is the attempt to legitimize bad force, and authority is permission to commit evil. If an individual or group of individuals, carried out the acts that government and authority carries out, it would be recognized as immoral and unjustified. Regardless of who is running for office, they are taking part in a system that is immoral and violent - VOTE FOR NOBODY! - James Cox, on Facebook, - 10.3.12. –  GOVERNMENT, AUTHORITY LAWFULNESS, LEGALITY, CONSTITUTIONALISM, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

LAW: Law is the bond of civil society.” – Cicero. – It is a rightful and strong bond only if it is the personal law of communities of volunteers. – JZ, 28.11.07. – Otherwise it amounts to chains, mostly upon innocent people. – JZ, 26.1.09, 29.9.13.

LAW: Law is the expression and the perfection of common sense.” (*) – Ascribed to Joseph H. Choate, 1832-1917, in G. J. Clark, Great Sayings by Great Lawyers, 1922. – (*) If only it were, But this is only rarely the case. However, with all its flaws, a personal law chosen by individuals and for themselves only, in a panarchy or polyarchy, is just right for them, at their stage of development. – JZ, 10.7.86, 15.11.07. - COMMON SENSE, PERSONAL LAWS, PANARCHISM

LAW: law is the rule, principle, obligation or requirement of natural justice. Adopt this definition, and law becomes simple, intelligible, scientific; always consistent with itself; always harmonizing with morals, reason and truth. Reject this definition, and law is no longer a science: but a chaos of crude, conflicting and arbitrary edicts, unknown perchance to either morals, justice, reason or truth, and fleeting and capricious as the impulses of will, interest and power.” – Lysander Spooner, The Unconstitutionality of Slavery, p.14. - NATURAL JUSTICE LEADS TO INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & JUSTICE, RATHER THAN THE LAWS OR THE LAW, LAW & LAWS AS A FALSE PRETENCE, NATURAL JUSTICE, HARMONY WITH MORALITY, REASON & TRUTH, ARBITRARY EDICTS

LAW: Law is the tyrant of mankind, and often compels us to do many things which are against nature.” - Hippias. (Plato, Protagoras. Sec. 337.) – TYRANNY, DESPOTISM

LAW: Law is whatever is boldly asserted and plausibly maintained.” – Aaron Burr, ca. 1835. – Ascribed to Aaron Burr, in James Parton: Life and Times of Aaron Burr, 1858 - Why should we submit to the assertions, pretences, and excuses of others? Or their decrees? Especially if we are not statists and territorialists? – JZ, 31.8.07, 24.1.09. - If Burr was right, then minorities could and should thus establish their own personal laws for themselves. But like most generalizations, it limps or even stumbles and falls over itself, if closely examined. – JZ, 1.9.07. - It is almost as difficult and costly to get a new territorial law passed as it is to get an old territorial law repealed. The natural rights answer lies in personal laws. To each his own. Free choice among personal laws and exterritorially autonomous communities of volunteers and a free market, free contracts, free experimentation for entrepreneurs to establish them or to try to establish and maintain them, just like corporations or share companies, but providing constitutional, legislative, administrative services or “public services”, instead, in accordance with the needs, wishes and effective demands of their potential customers. Such governments will tend to be competitively self-regulating, limited, and relatively peaceful and harmonious compared with territorial, monopolistic, coercive and collectivistic ones that are difficult hard or impossible to escape from, apart from the limited emigration options – which only lead to other territorial governments. – JZ, 7.9.07. - ASSERTION, PLAUSIBILITY, EXCUSES & JUSTIFICATIONS, PERSONAL LAWS, SECESSIONISM, PANARCHISM, Q.

LAW: Law may be a guide, but conscience is a leader." - D. R. Runes, Treasury of Thought, p. 23. – Is conscience a clear enough guide for most people? By what standards does it or should it operate? – JZ, 24.1.09. - CONSCIENCE AS A LEADER? MORALITY, ETHICS, INDIVIDUAL HUMAN RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, NATURAL LAW, NATURAL RIGHTS, Q.

LAW: Law means, largely, jobs for the boys: namely politicians and lawyers. – JZ 8.11.03, 16.513. It is no accident that most parliamentarians are lawyers. They talked or forced us into their system of lawfully and orderly achieved chaos, difficulties and unnecessary huge costs, through their territorial, constitutionalized and legalized domination. – They levy ever higher tributes from us for their disservices and do not permit us to secede from them and to compete with them under our own and self-chosen personal law or exterritorial autonomy – always only for like-minded volunteers. - JZ, 23.10.07, 16.5.13. – LAWYERS, JUDGES, LEGISLATORS, PERSONAL LAW, CONSUMER SOVEREIGNTY & FREE ENTERPRISE, FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION, CONTRACT & EXPERIMENTATION IN EVERY SPHERE.

LAW: Law means nothing but what is in the interest of the stronger party.” – Butler D. Shaffer, “Violence as a Product of Imposed Order”, p.38, transposing Thrasymachus and critical of that state of affairs. – Only the self-chosen personal law systems are likely to be in the subjective interest of their volunteers, however weak and small in numbers they might be. – JZ, 25.1.09. - MAJORITY, STRENGTH, TERRITORIALISM, PERSONAL LAW, MINORITY AUTONOMY, PANARCHISM

LAW: Law must retain useful ways to break with traditional forms because nothing is more certain than that the forms of law remain when all justice is gone.” – Frank Herbert, The Dosadi Experiment, GALAXY, May 77. - FORMALITY, BREAKING LAWS, JUSTICE

LAW: Law never made men a whit more just; and by means of their respect for it, even the well-disposed are daily made the agents of injustice. A common and natural result of an undue respect for law is that you may see a file of soldiers, colonel, captain, corporal, privates, powder-monkeys, and all marching in admirable order over hill and dale to the wars, against their wills, ay, against their common sense and consciences, which makes it very steep marching indeed, and produces a palpitation of the heart. They have no doubt that it is a damnable business in which they are concerned, …” - Henry David Thoreau, On the Duty of Civil Disobedience. – Alas, military strikes or insurrections with quite rightful aims and methods are still all too rare. – Least of all are the rightful financing methods known by which they would have a much better chance to succeed. – Underlining by me. - JZ 4.9.07. - INJUSTICE, JUSTICE, MEN, RESPECT, INJUSTICE OF & EXPERIENCE WITH THEM

 LAW: Law repeal rather than law reform. – JZ, 27.2.89. However, the introduction of panarchism would allow all the options to be tried out: E.g. communities without laws and communities with even more laws than the present territorial ones and communities with all kinds of different laws, but, mostly with their laws greatly reduced in number, to satisfy all their volunteers and keep them happy. – JZ, 29.8.07. - REFORM OR REPEAL?

LAW: law should be a contract the people make among each other.” (*) – Poul Anderson, Conflict, 122, story: The Pugilist. – Rather: Which some people make on their own affairs. – JZ, 6.9.07. - The people, the nations, the common or public interest are territorialist fictions, which disregard all too much the basic rights of minorities and of individuals. – Individual consent should always be required, except from aggressors and other criminals with victims. - JZ, 29.8.07, 29.9.13. – We should rather speak and think of groups, societies, communities and organizations of volunteers than the diverse populations of whole territories, as if they were genuine entities. – JZ, 27.1.09, 29.9.13. -  (*) Provided only "the people" are properly defined as a number of sufficiently like-minded volunteers. - JZ, 2.4.89, 29.9.13. - PEOPLES, NATIONS, THE PUBLIC, CONTRACTS, PERSONAL LAWS, COMMUNITIES OF VOLUNTEERS ONLY, PANARCHIES, POLYARCHIES, PERSONAL LAW, FREEDOM OF CONTRACT & ASSOCIATION IN EVERY SPHERE NOW MONOPOLIZED BY TERRITORIAL STATES.

LAW: Law tends, no less than creeds, catechisms and tests, to fix the human mind in a flagrant condition, and to substitute a principle of permanence, in the room of that unceasing progress which is the only salubrious element of mind. … From these considerations we can scarcely hesitate to conclude universally, that law is an institution of the most pernicious tendency.” - William Godwin (1756-1836), An Inquiry Concerning Political Justice and Its Influence on General Virtue and Happiness (1793).

LAW: law to be ethically valid must conform with the requirements of the system of rights the purposes of which the state exists to maintain.” – Harold J. Laski, The State in Theory and Practice. – Since no State has ever explicitly recognized and stated all human rights and liberties and all their bills of rights are flawed and incomplete, one can hardly rightfully state, that States exist for the protection of individual rights and liberties. Usually, they were established and maintained contrary to these rights and liberties and have only belatedly recognized some of them and this with all too many qualifications, exemptions and legal restrictions. – JZ, 6.9.07, 29.9.13. – The territorial State is, as a rule, the worst guardian for individual rights and liberties. Are any further proofs required for this than the laws and actions of all territorial States? – JZ, 25.1.09. - ETHICS, STATES & HUMAN RIGHTS, Q.

LAW: law was never just a ‘group of underhandedly and deliberately contradictory rules having no purpose other than to give the appearance of reason to the most demented transactions, …” Paul-Loup Sulitzer, The Green King, Grafton Books, 1985/85, p.308.

LAW: Law was not formed to give man his rights; on the contrary, it is because men have rights that law was conceived to protect those rights from the encroachments of others.” – Jack Pemberton, The Freeman, 9/76, p.527. – And the attempt to thus protect human rights and liberties was an enormous and prolonged failure and still is. – JZ, 31.8.07. - RIGHTS, PROTECTION?

LAW: Law we sometimes call the wisdom of our ancestors. But this is a strange imposition. It was as frequently the dictate of their passion, of timidity, jealousy, a monopolizing spirit, and a lust of power that knew no bounds. Are we not obliged perpetually to revise and remodel this misnamed wisdom of our ancestors? - to correct it by a detection of their ignorance, and a censure of their intolerance?” – William Godwin quoted in Sprading, Liberty and the Great Libertarians, p.103. - WISDOM, PASSION, MONOPOLISM, POWER

LAW: Law without anarchy is dictatorship.” – Quote seen on Internet, 6/98. - ANARCHY & DICTATORSHIP

LAW: Law! What do I care about the law? Ain’t I got the power?” – Cornelius Vanderbilt. - Alas, all too often the law is the power, the worst power. - JZ, 23. 11. 06. – It is much easier and less risky to ignore a corporation than a government and any particular law of it, which it thinks to be important, e.g. its tax laws. – JZ, 29.9.13. - & POWER

LAW: Law without justice is a mockery.” - Jerry Pournelle, Analog, 3/74. - JUSTICE

LAW: law without justice is an evil thing – that such law, indeed, leads inevitably to a contradiction in terms – that the highest duty of the judiciary is not to enforce it pedantically but to evade it, vitiate it, and, if possible, destroy it.” – H. L. Mencken, Prejudices, 4th Series, p.93. - JUSTICE & JUDGES

LAW: Law-makers are all too often behaving and acting lawlessly and unconstitutionally, to the own advantage and that of their favorites or “sponsors” or vested interest groups. – JZ, 3.9.98, 29.8.07. - LAW-MAKING & CORRUPTION

LAW: Law-makers can legally cover their crimes by expressing them in form of territorial laws, formally passed. – JZ, 29.8.07. - LAWMAKERS

LAW: Law-spewers only imagine they have control of anything. Bad laws are made to be broken. Don’t let such pathetic, maladjusted twits control your mind or your time.” – Claire Wolfe, Don’t Shoot the Bastards (YET), 101 More Ways To Salvage Freedom, p.40. - LEGISLATORS, POLITICIANS, REPRESENTATIVES, DEPUTIES, LAW MAKERS, PARLIAMENTS

LAW: Law, and government, voluntarily chosen by individuals, merely to be agreeable to them, at least for the time being, or to be absolutely and for all and all times and all relations in full accordance with natural law and individual and human rights? The misunderstandings that do occur here are due, I believe, largely to the notion that the existence of rights and of the right to claim them, is supposed to oblige the individual to always fully claim and practise them. While it might be rational and ethical to strive in that direction, it can never be an absolute obligation for any individual. Your right to speak does not oblige you to speak all the time, your right to travel does not oblige you to travel all the time. Thus we should beware of the absolutist fallacy even when in favor of natural law and individual rights. However, these rights are "absolute" to the extent that if and when and to the extent that, later, - an individual wants to speak and to travel freely, at his own risk and expense, then he should be at liberty to do so. No contract or withdrawal from a contract clause or contract penalty should become prohibitively long or large. And when primary rights are involved, then individuals should remain free to claim them fully and instantly, even when formerly they had renounced them or contracted them away. Then they would not have to give notice, either. - Listen to and ponder Spooner on this, in The Unconstitutionality of Slavery, p. 14, as quoted in Holterman, Law in Anarchism, p. 125: "If, then, law really be nothing other than the rule, principle, obligation or requirement of natural justice, it follows that government can have no powers except such as individuals may rightfully delegate to it: that no law, inconsistent with men's natural rights, can arise out of any contract or compact of government: that constitutional law, under any form of government, consists only of those principles of the written constitution, that are consistent with natural law, and man's natural rights; and that any other principles, that may be expressed by the letter of any constitution, are void and not law, and all judicial tribunals are bound to declare them so." - I do agree with this but only with regard to the present territorial, monopolistic and compulsory constitutions. But individuals and volunteer groups are to become free, too, to make contracts among themselves and binding only them, for the time being and as long as this pleases them, which are inconsistent with natural law and individual rights and liberties that are fully recognized, claimed and realized. And they do have the right to do so as long as they can stand or wish these restrictions upon their rights and liberties. When and if they do finally no longer want them, or when and if some individuals among them no longer do so, then they should be free to unilaterally reject them for themselves by individual or minority group secessions, especially when it comes to the infringement of primary rights and liberties. As long as the individualized delegation of individual rights and liberties, wholly or partly, was voluntary and continues to remain voluntary (by the maintenance of the right to individually secede), the contracted relationship is rightful for the contractor, even when objectively to his disadvantage. Subjectively he thinks it to be in his favor. What he considers right for him, e.g. to delegate of his basic rights and liberties or not to use them himself, is rightful for him, for the time being, until he decides otherwise. Then he can fully claim them and no one can permanently hold him to his former renunciation. Just because a loving child has said, at 5, to his loving father: "Yes, daddy!", does not oblige it to always say, even 20 years later and upon all fatherly advice, instructions and commands: "Yes, daddy!". Give people their maximum chance to grow up - even from primary or primitive beginnings. - JZ 1.7.92, 15.1.93, 29.9.13. - GOVERNMENT, FREE CHOICE, CONSENT, INDIVIDUALISM, PANARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW, VOLUNTARISM

LAW: Law, in a democracy, means the protection of the rights liberties of the minority.” - Alfred E. Smith – If only that definition were widely accepted and consistently applied! – JZ, 31.8.07. - RIGHTS OF MINORITIES

LAW: Law, licensed breaking of the peace.” - Matthew Greek, The Spleen, p. 286. - PEACE OR TROUBLE-PROMOTING?

LAW: Law, logic and Switzers may be hired to fight for anybody.” - English proverb, traced by Apperson to 1593. - CORRUPTION & VESTED INTEREST LAWS, LAWYERS, COURTS, JUDGES, IN THE INTEREST OF A FEW, AGAINST THE RIGHTS & LIBERTIES OF THE MANY, LOGIC, MERCENARIES

LAW: Law. - Some writers on this subject have made justice the basis of law, while others have made law the basis of justice; but, as a matter of fact, statute law did not have its source in justice nor is justice the outcome of such law. Lawmakers are not imbued with the idea of arriving at justice. The motive most prevalent among them is that of personal or class benefit, benefit to the makers of law or to the makers of the lawmakers.” – Sprading, Liberty & the Great Libertarians, 17. - LAWMAKERS & VOTERS VS. JUSTICE

LAW: Law’s just a muddle.” – Joseph H. Delany, Brainchild, ANALOG, 6/82, p.98. - MUDDLE RATHER THAN JUSTICE & CLARIFICATION, REASON, SENSE, RATIONALITY

LAW: Law" is the name given to a collection of rules describing how to act with people that do not follow the law." - (from several UseNet signatures)

LAW: laws … the only thing the State can create.” - Joseph DeJan, “The Freedom Adventure”, p.7. – They are not created things but imposed mythsor decrees or commands. – JZ, 23.6.90. - However, all the numerous government institutions, boards, committees, administrations and parliaments themselves are “things”, “lawfully” created by territorial governments, to restrict our natural and human rights and liberties in their nation-wide governmental zoos and forced labor camps, as far as the imposed tax burdens go. Inside them we have large degrees of educational, military and tax slavery. – JZ, 30.8.07. - STATE CREATURE, THE ONLY CREATION OF THE STATE

LAW: Laws and privileges are inherited like an eternal disease. They are carried from generation to generation and place to place. Reason becomes absurdity, welfare a plague. Woe to you for you are their grandson and heir.” – Goethe. – Naturally, this applies only to territorial laws and States from which dissenting individuals and minorities cannot freely secede. – JZ, 31.8.07. - PRIVILEGES, AN INHERITED DISEASE

LAW: laws alone wouldn’t change human nature.” - Gordon R. Dickson, The Chantry Guild, A Novel of the Dorsai, p.171.

LAW: Laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human mind.” - Thomas Jefferson. - Territorial laws and institutions will not and cannot do this, at least not sufficiently or fast enough. - JZ, 25.11.02. - INSTITUTIONS, TERRITORIALISM & PROGRESS

LAW: Laws and justice have all too little in common. – JZ, 10.9.98. – JUSTICE

LAW: Laws and other imposed restrictions ought to be easier to repeal than to make – until one can freely opt out from under them. – JZ, 5.6.82. - LEGISLATION, LAW REPEAL & INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM

LAW: Laws and police regulations can be compared to a spider's web that lets the big mosquitoes through and catches the small ones.” - Julius Wilhelm Zincgref, Apophthegmata, II

LAW: Laws ar-re made to throuble people an’ th’ mor throuble they make th’ longer they stay on th’ stachoo books.” – Mr. Dooley, Tucker Catalogue, p.101. - TROUBLE FOR PEOPLE

LAW: Laws are ... fishing nets in the hands of the government.” - Proudhon, - TRAPS, BAITS, NETS

LAW: Laws are a pest. We ought to become immune to them. – 14.3.99. Instead, we tolerate the passing of more and more territorial laws. – JZ, 29.8.07. - PESTILENCE OF LAWS

LAW: Laws are always useful to persons of property, and hurtful to those who have none.” - J.-J. Rousseau: Du'contrat social, 1, 1761 – Another and still popular fiction. See e.g. the progressive income tax and the tax exemption laws. – JZ, n.d. – Respect for the property rights of capital owners does also greatly, although only indirectly, benefit the poor. – Moreover, the ownership in their own labor power, skills and knowledge does also constitute a great potential property for the poor, if only they are free to fully mobilized that property, e.g. by being free to sell it for competing and sound currencies, rather than monopoly money, and free to combine their future earnings potential in a capitalist way, to purchase the enterprises they work in, using their own industrial or agricultural bonds as means of payment. - JZ, 27.1.09. - ENEMIES OR FRIENDS OF PROPERTY RIGHTS? LIBERATION AT WORK, PURCHASE OF ENTERPRISES BY THEIR EMPLOYEES

LAW: Laws are based on the delusion that one can legislate wrongs, evils, harms, violence, fraud, exploitation, ignorance etc. out of this world. Instead, by this very means, they become multiplied and perpetuated. – JZ, 17.12.95, 30.8.07. - LAWS, DELUSIONS AS THEIR BASIS

LAW: Laws are dangerous to everyone – innocent and guilty alike. No matter whether you believe yourself powerful or helpless. They have no human understanding in and of themselves.” – Frank Herbert, Chapterhouse Dune, p.168. – DANGEROUS, HARMFUL, WRONG, IRRATIONAL ONES

LAW: Laws are deadly. – JZ, 10.10.76. – E.g. those laws, which established the FDA in the USA and thereby greatly delayed or even prevented the use of newly developed medicines. – Conscription laws. - Legal Tender laws lead to inflations, revolutions and wars. – All laws that wrongfully and irrationally, directly or indirectly, intentionally or unintentionally produce additional deaths should be collected and sufficiently published as such. - JZ, 21.1.08. – Laws are killers: abstain from them as far as you can, as you would of alcohol and tobacco, if your want your brain cells un-poisoned. – How many dangerous chemicals are still legally authorized for consumer products? – JZ, 27.1.09. - DEADLY LAWS, Q.

LAW: Laws are enforced by force - that's what 'enforcement' means. Somewhere behind every law, there's a bullet waiting for you if you don't submit.” - Dagny. - & FORCE

LAW: Laws are enforced opinions and as long as they are territorially imposed there is no general freedom of opinion and expression, for this includes also the freedom to act, at one’s own risk and expense, to attempt to realize ones ideas, opinions and knowledge, experimentally, alone or with like-minded people, unless one classes e.g. the cries of sheep, led the slaughter house, as an instance of freedom of expression. – JZ, 8.6.82, 6.9.07. - FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION, FREEDOM TO EXPERIMENT, PROTESTS, TERRITORIALISM

LAW: Laws are giving Law a bad name. – JZ, 15.1.08. & LAW

LAW: Laws are hardly any longer discussed but whipped through by interested small party groups in a manner that is only formally democratic.” – Grasswurzel Kalender 1987, p.52. - LEGISLATION

LAW: Laws are immoral. Morality rather than laws. - JZ, n.d. – Individual rights and liberties rather than “positive” laws. – JZ, 31.8.07. - IMMORALITY & MORALITY

LAW: Laws are largely mass-produced by politicians in ignorance or because of prejudices or to serve vested interests and thus constitute in their combination a condition of dictatorship, even in democracies, over the lives of the people, especially over all the non-consenting minorities. – JZ, 19.9.07.

LAW: Laws are largely merely the excretions of power-mad and exploitative people. – JZ, 14.3. 99. - POWER & EXPLOITATION

LAW: Laws are like cobwebs which may catch small flies, but let wasps and hornets break through. – Jonathan Swift (1667-1745), Gullivers Travels, 1726. - & BIG CRIMINALS

LAW: Laws are like sausages. You sleep far better the less you know about how they are made.” – Otto Von Bismarck. - By now they are often even passed quite unread by most of our supposed "representatives". - They have not even got the time and energy or the interest to read them in full when they "pass" them. Often merely the title of the law is read out and then the law is "approved" by majority vote. Thus, recently, loudspeaker trucks were employed near Congress, to read out to Congressmen laws they had just passed, although they had not even as yet been printed and distributed among them. But most enlightenment efforts are quite lost on these "representatives" and only increase the take of the postal monopoly, and the garbage output of parliaments, e.g. via mass petitions. - JZ, 23. 11. 06. – They are also mass-produced like most sausages, with hardly any serious thoughts regarding their contents and consequences among their producers and their consumers. – JZ, 3.4.12, 13.4.12. - FRAUDS, JOKES, PARLIAMENTS, LEGISLATORS

LAW: Laws are like spiders' webs, which stand firm when any light, yielding object falls upon them, while a larger thing breaks through them and escapes.” - Solon, From Plutarch, The Banquet of the Seven Wise Men.

LAW: Laws are made for citizens, not the government, to obey.” – Frank Chodorov, The Income Tax … p.62. - GOVERNMENTS SHOULD OBEY THEM, RATHER THAN THE CITIZENS

LAW: Laws are made to prevent or interfere with free, just and natural living of most people in a territory, just to please the power addiction and rapacity of a few. – JZ, 14.3.99, 29.8.07. - FREEDOM

LAW: Laws are made to trouble people, and the more trouble they make, the longer they stay on the statute books.” – Finlay Peter Dunne. - VS. PEOPLE

LAW: Laws are maintained in credit, not because they are essentially just, but because they are laws. It is the mystical foundation of their authority; they have none other. They are often made by fools; more often by men who in hatred of equality have want of equity; but ever by men who are vain and irresolute. There is nothing so grossly and largely offensive, nor so ordinarily wrongful, as the laws.” - Michel de Montaigne, - COERCION, MONOPOLY, FAITH, IDEOLOGY, STATISM UPHOLDES THEM COERCIVELY, MYTH OF LAW GIVES THEM AUTHORITY

LAW: Laws are mostly made to make politicians, judges, lawyers, bureaucrats and monopolists rich and to impoverish and fence in and levy tributes, called taxes, from the people, while keeping them ignorant, prejudiced and obedient. - JZ, 2.10.01, 31.1.02, 29.9.13. – TRIBUTE EXTRACTION, TAXATION

LAW: Laws are mostly, nowadays, legislated and enforced nonsense, based upon ignorance, prejudices and vested interests, using the legislative body for the legalized monopolies and privileges that they desire for themselves. And the “representatives” of the people are the brokers in this pillage. Already Bastiat called it a mutual plunder, a plunder bund. – Individual dissenters and minorities ought to be free to opt out to do their own things among themselves, i.e., among volunteers only. No more legalized victimizations on any territorial scale! – JZ, 28.7.93, 1.12.07, 29.9.13. – VICTIMIZATION, EXPLOITATION VIA TRIBUTE LEVIES, STATISM, STATE SOCIALISM, TERRITORIALISM, MONOPOLISM, COLLECTIVISM

LAW: Laws are not the greatest protection for rights, liberties, justice, peace, wealth, security, lives and progress but, rather, the greatest threats and destroyers, e.g. via the poverty, strife, wars, civil wars and revolutions that they cause with their privileges, repressions and coercive measures. – JZ, 14.3.99, 28.8.07. - PROTECTION?

LAW: Laws are now maintained in credit, not because they are essentially just, but because they are laws. It is the mystical foundation of their authority; they have none other. They are often made by fools; more often by men who in hatred of equality have want of equity (*); but ever by men who are vain and irresolute. There is nothing so grossly and largely offending, nor so ordinarily wrongful, as the laws.” - MICHEL DE MONTAIGNE: Essays, III, 1588 – (*) Or who out of unreasonable love for equality hate justice and achievements and want to pull everyone down to their level. – Levelers and egalitarians of olden and modern times. – Mostly equal rights and liberties are not attractive enough for them. They want equal results, even if that means coercive redistribution. - JZ, 1.9.07. – Laws for the sake of laws, law makers and law executors! – JZ, 7.9.07. – Underlining by me: JZ - CREDIBILITY MERELY BECAUSE THEY DO EXIST, & ARE PARTLY APPLIED TO WHOLE POPULATIONS, & MASSES OF PEOPLE LIVE OFF THEM, AT THE EXPENSE OF THE PRODUCTIVE PEOPLE, WHO ARE FORCED TO PAY TRIBUTES TO THEM & TO OBEY THEM

LAW: Laws are now mass-produced and more and more accumulating, oppressive and exploitative. Compare for instance the number and kinds of tax laws and their total tribute gathering, much larger than the take of all private criminals in combination. – Worse still, they outlaw numerous rightful and reasonable self-help actions. – JZ, 19.9.07. Thus they cause and prolong many economic crises and these often lead to more governmental despotism and even wars. – JZ, 29.9.13.

LAW: laws are often the result of tradition and prejudice.” – Gibbon, p.235 of vol. 10, German edition.

LAW: Laws are rules made by people who govern by means of organized violence, for non-compliance with which the non-complier is subjected to blows, a loss of liberty, or even to being murdered.” - They are made not by the will of all but by those in power and always and everywhere they are made in the interests of those who have power.” - Peter Marshall, Demanding the Impossible, p.373, quoting Tolstoy. – At least the first part is quoted by Maude, p.153. It is also partly quoted in: Sprading, Liberty and the Great Libertarians, p.330. - POWER, GOVERNMENTS & RULE BY ORGANIZED VIOLENCE, RULERS, DISOBEDIENCE

LAW: Laws are so much easier to enact than real solutions – and they are the major obstacle for real solutions, to be tried by people free to experiment with all rightful options. – JZ, 21.9.93, 1.12.07. - VS. REAL SOLUTIONS

LAW: Laws are spider webs through which the big flies pass and the little ones get caught.” - Honore de Balzac. – I was told that between 1914 and 1923 most of the German millionaires were wiped out, too, with regard to most of their monetary assets, as a result of the legal tender law of 1909 for the government’s monopoly money. – True of false? – Apparently, these “money-men” or rich people did not understand the laws of monetary despotism, either and their effects. They were conditioned, for almost 100 years, to deal only in stable money. - JZ, 26.1.09. – Jewish people, wrongly assumed to be “masters of money”, are in reality, in most cases, so ignorant and prejudiced on this subject that they repeated in Israel, all the wrongs and irrationalities of the monetary despotism of central banking, not only all those of territorialism and collective responsibility notions, which led in Germany to the Holocaust conducted mainly against them. – JZ, 16.5.13. – ISRAEL, CENTRAL BANKING, JEWS, “MASTERS OF MONEY”? – MONETARY DESPOTISM, TERRITORIALISM, COLLETIVE RESPONSIBILITY

LAW: Laws are temporary to lasting interferences with living free and justly. – JZ, 14.3.99, 29.8.07. - LIVING FREE

LAW: Laws are the man-made pollution of natural justice. – JZ, 14.3.99. - NATURAL LAW, NATURAL JUSTICE & NATURAL LIBERTY

LAW: Laws are the modern slave chains. - JZ, 2.10.01, 31.1.02. - SLAVERY, CHAINS

LAW: Laws are the problem, not the solution. – JZ, 31.10.92, 29.8.07. Solutions are arrived at by trial and error, by freedom to experiment. Experimentation should not be monopolized by territorial governments, which thereby would also spread their failures as wide as they can. – Since they can also finance their failures with stolen funds they will be less careful and reasonable in their experiments than those, who would have to pay their costs themselves. And when they fail, as they mostly do, they will not discontinue their experiment but throw more stolen money into it. - JZ, 29.1.09. – TERRITORIAL LAWS & INSTITUTIONS PROBLEM CREATORS RATHER THAN SOLUTION PROVIDERS

LAW: Laws are the products of the three groups, who constitute the greatest professional liars: politicians, bureaucrats and lawyers. So what can we expect from their output? – JZ, 16.5.13. – Q.

LAW: Laws are to become a matter or individual and exterritorially free choice rather than one of territorially uniform imposition upon all humans living in a territory. The personal laws of panarchies can be adapted to the idiosyncrasies of their voluntary members, their spleens, faiths and convictions, reduced to a minimum or even abolished among those with sufficient self-control. – JZ, 8.6.97, 10.1.99. - PERSONAL LAWS, TERRITORIAL LAWS & PANARCHISM

LAW: Laws are valid only to the extent that they do fully correspond to natural justice. Otherwise they are arbitrary impositions, like e.g. the prohibition laws against alcohol and other narcotic drugs. Personal laws, as contracts of individuals, with communities of volunteers, are exceptions from this rule. – JZ, 14.3.99, 29.8.07. - NATURAL JUSTICE

LAW: Laws are written to protect … whom?” – L. E. Modesitt, Jr., Reaction Time, “ANALOG”, 1/78. – And what? At whose expense and risk? – JZ, 7.9.07. - PROTECTION

LAW: Laws are, largely, infringements upon natural justice, rights and liberties and to that extent they ought to be either ignored, broken, resisted or repealed. – JZ, 14.3.99, 29.8.07. - RIGHTS & LIBERTIES\

LAW: Laws bring lawsuits.” – Sam H. Husbands, Jr., in THE FREEMAN, 4/77. - LAWSUITS

LAW: Laws can have no further effect than to restrain men from an open violation of right, while what is done amiss in private, though equally tending to the public prejudice, escapes their animadversion.” - WILLIAM WARBURTON (Bishop of Gloucester): The Divine Legation of Moses, I, 1737. – If only that were all that is wrong with territorial laws. Have they ever achieved a crimeless society? – JZ, 1.9.07. - EFFECTS

LAW: Laws can never be enforced unless fear supports them.” - Sophocles: Ajax, e. 450 B.C. – Laws that can only be enforced by fear do not deserve to be enforced but abolished. – JZ, 1.9.07. – FEAR, PUNISHMENT, FINES, IMPRISONMENT

LAW: Laws can prove their usefulness only in free competition with other laws adopted by members of other volunteer communities that are likewise exterritorially autonomous, i.e., when people become free to ignore laws to which they have not given their individual consent, as far as their own affairs are concerned, in their own volunteer communities. - JZ, 20.9.00. - We are already used to ignoring the laws of dozens of other countries while we are living in our own. That practice has merely to be extended to volunteer communities applying their own political, economic and social systems exterritorially or as personal law – in the same country. It exists already in the numerous private associations we are involved in. - JZ, 30.1.02. – But to far none of them are quite exterritorially autonomous. – JZ, 29.9.13. - PERSONAL LAWS, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, COMPETITION IN EVERY SPHERE NOW TERRITORIALLY MONOPOLIZED

LAW: Laws could become rightful only if they became optional for peaceful and productive individuals in their various communities of volunteers. Territorial laws are disservices to peaceful and productive citizens – until they are finally replaced by quite optional laws for them. – JZ, 20.4.93, 31.8.07. - OPTIONAL & THUS RIGHTFUL

LAW: Laws do not persuade because they threaten.” – Seneca, Epistulae morales ad Lucilium, c. 63. – Alas, I have never seen a printed copy of this book in German or English! – The best books are often out of sight! – JZ, 29.1.09. – THREATS & PUNISHMENTS VS. PERSUASION, FINES, PENALTIES, LEGAL THREATS

LAW: Laws do not reveal the nature of a people but merely that what is foreign to it.” – Nietzsche. („Gesetze verraten nicht das, was ein Volk ist, sondern das, was ihm fremd erscheint.“) – They express what is believed or asserted to be the opinion of „the people“, while the real population consists of numerous diverse groups with greatly diverse characters, beliefs, habits, abilities and interests, largely not represented at all or territorially representable or protectable, no more so than all sports, all arts, all institutions, can be properly covered by a single system or rules. – Imagine bridge, poker and chess being covered by the same rules for all players! – Or the same cooking instructions being applied to all chefs for all meals. - JZ, 19.10.07, 19.1.09. – PEOPLE? PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW, CHOICE, VOLUNTARISM FOR DIVERSE PEOPLES

LAW: Laws do obstruct or delay rather than promote progress. – JZ, 24.3.93. – Unless they are merely laws that repeal older legal restrictions. – JZ, 29.1.09. – PROGRESS THROUGH LAW REPEALS8

LAW: Laws don’t produce wealth. They prevent it from coming into existence and tend to destroy whatever wealth was accumulated, except for legalized monopolies, privileges and vested interests created by them. – JZ, 14.3.99, 28.8.07. - WEALTH

LAW: Laws eventually must replace morality, replace conscience, replace even the religion by which you think you govern.” - Frank Herbert, Dune Messiah, p. 171. – That is only a strong tendency, inherent in them, when they are territorial laws for compulsory members and subjects instead of personal laws chosen by volunteers for themselves. – JZ, 4.9.07. - MORALITY, CONSCIENCE, SELF-RELIANCE, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, PANARCHISM VS. TERRITORIALISM

LAW: Laws ever increase in number and severity, until they at length are strained so tight as to break themselves. Such was the case of the latter empire, whose laws were at length become so strict that the barbarous invaders did not bring servitude but liberty.” - Oliver Goldsmith, The Bee, No.VII, p.416. – ROMAN EMPIRE, BARBARIAN INVASIONS LIBERATED ROMAN SUBJECTS

LAW: Laws exist in vain for those who have not the courage and the means to defend them.” - T. B. Macaulay: Burleigh and His Times, 1832 (EDINBURGH REVIEW, April) – Most laws are not worth defending but rather victimize innocents. Their victims are numerous and cannot rely upon State policemen, courts and judges to always defend them sufficiently. Nor would the States’ military forces always do this. On the contrary. However, the victims of States are very numerous. They could and should form ideal local militias for the defence of their basic rights and liberties. If enough victims were interested in their rights and liberties, then such formations could become the supreme protective power in every State. It should also uphold the right of the various panarchies to do their things for and/or to their voluntary members. Macaulay wrote well on Cromwell’s militia. Why did he not propose it for his and our times, with some added improvements? – JZ, 1.9.07. - COURAGE & MEANS TO DEFEND THOSE, WHOSE RIGHTS ARE VIOLATED, IDEAL MILITIAS FOR THE PROTECTION OF INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

LAW: Laws Follow Beliefs.” - Dean Russell, The Freeman, 12/73 – The law mostly follows the popular prejudices, errors and myths, shared by legislators, voters and judges. Only within personal law communities would that constitute no wrong but would be strongly educational for the victims of such laws. – JZ, 4.9.07. - BELIEF, FAITH, PREJUDICES, ERRORS, FALSE ASSUMPTIONS, FLAWED CONCLUSIONS

LAW: Laws go as kings like.” (Allá van leyes do quieren Reyes.) – Cervantes, Don Quixote, Pt.I, ch.45. Nowadays the current crop of laws corresponds to the ignorance, errors and prejudices and private interests of political party leaders or misleaders. How often or, rather, how rarely, do they represent any genuine truth or sound principle and practice? – Nevertheless, and only among their voluntary followers should they be free to practise their notions as long as they can. – But no one else (except genuine criminals and aggressors with victims, and this by individual rights and liberty standards) should be subjected to their rule and laws. – Their consenting victims should be left alone to learn their lessons as fast or as slowly as they can. - JZ, 5.9.07. - POWERFUL MEN

LAW: Laws have become so numerous and long that we simply have to ignore most of them. Even the legislators, lawyers, judges, policemen and bureaucrats do not find the time, interest and energy to read and apply all of them. – JZ 14.3.99. That not all of them are applied to all, all of the time, may be their best feature. – JZ, 14.3.99. -

LAW: Laws have become so numerous that no one has the time even to read all of them, far less to study them enough to be able to avoid, with the best of will, offending against them. And these texts are not cheap, either. Few could afford a comprehensive law library, unless it is offered, very cheaply, e.g. on CDs. - Even bureaucrats, politicians and judges act often in ignorance of the existing laws. - Nor do they take even constitutional guarantees very serious. - JZ, 1.9.04, In No.38, ON PANARCHY I, in PEACE PLANS 505. - SHEER BULK OF LAWS, AVALANCHES OF THEM

LAW: Laws have inevitably harmful effects, apart from being wrong as impositions upon creative, peaceful and dissenting people. - JZ, 4.12.92, 29.8.07. - HARMFUL OR HELPFUL

LAW: Laws impose a more impersonal over-lordship but they can also be all too paternalistic and benevolent. – JZ, 5.7.82. There are many more examples for this than I like. – You think of your own examples. – And then begin to think about the personal laws that you should be free to choose for yourself and for your kind of voluntary community. – JZ, 30.8.07. - PATERNALISTIC, FEUDALISTIC, TRANSFER SOCIETY LAWS

LAW: Laws increase the obstacles rather than our jumping capacity.” – JZ, 14.3.99. - OBSTACLES

LAW: Laws make us less wealthy, make many of us poorer than we would be without them and all of us less free. - JZ, 2.10.01, 6.1.09. - WEALTH, POVERTY & FREEDOM

LAW: Laws merely make matters legal, not ethical, moral or right. – JZ, 14.9.98. - LEGALITY, MORALITY, RIGHTS

LAW: Laws mostly lead away from justice, liberty and rights, rather than upholding them. – JZ, 5.4.99. - INJUSTICE MOSTLY INBUILT & APPLIED

LAW: Laws must always be interpreted. The law-bound want no latitude for compassion. No elbow room. 'The law is the law!' - It is! … - That's a dangerous idea, especially for the innocent. People know this instinctively and resent such laws. …” - Frank Herbert, Chapterhouse Dune, p.168.

LAW: Laws often do more harm than good.” – From film: The Incredible Breadmachine, version II. - HARMFULNESS

LAW: Laws ought to be “designed to respect rather than deny the right of every man to his own life…” – Karl Hess, The Lawless State. - RIGHTS

LAW: Laws passed by parliaments are enemies, not friends of freedom and rights, in most cases. No wonder, seeing that they originate from politicians, lawyers and bureaucrats. – JZ, 6.2.88. - PARLIAMENTS, POLITICIANS

LAW: Laws passed in favor of particular labor or business interests restrict the rights of most producers and consumers. – JZ, 1.9.97, 29.8.07. - PROTECTIONISM VS. FREE ENTERPRISE & FREE TRADE

LAW: Laws pave the road of good and bad intentions towards a legalized and legally imposed hellhole for all or most people in a country. – JZ, 14.3.99, 28.8.07, 28.1.09. – Presently, after putting the economy in a crisis by multiple wrongful and irrational interventions, they make matters worse by speeding up their inflation practice, made possible by their monetary despotism: The money issue monopoly, combined with legal tender (forced acceptance and compulsory “value”) for its paper money. This practice is essentially no more right and rational than that of Zimbabwe, which, under Mugabe, has issued new $ 10 billion notes, worth $ 35 in Australian money, according to THE SUN-HERALD, Dec. 21, 08, p. 35. – That they did, so far, inflate their paper money less than Mugabe did is not a sufficient excuse for them. - JZ, 27.1.09. - GOOD & BAD INTENTIONS, LEGALIZED HELLS

LAW: Laws perpetuate the follies and ignorance of the masses of voters and legislators. They are mostly not based upon facts, sound principles, rights and liberties. And, to the extent that they are not so based, they do not deserve respect and obedience but only resistance and repeal. – JZ, 7.6.91, 28.8.07. – Or individual and group secessionism! – JZ, 27.1.09. - FOLLY, PREJUDICES, IGNORANCE VS. WISDOM, PRINCIPLES, RIGHTS, DUTIES & LIBERTIES, PANARCHISM

LAW: Laws pervert natural law, justice and liberty into despotism.” – JZ, 14.3.99, 29.8.07. - JUSTICE & DESPOTISM

LAW: Laws petrify nonsense into a lasting system. – JZ, 8.6.82. - PROLONGING NONSENSE

LAW: Laws prevent natural and self-help solutions. – JZ, 2.7.92, 29.8.07. - VS. NATURAL & SELF-HELP SOLUTIONS

LAW: Laws preventing voluntary market transactions create victims by restricting individual choice. There is no legitimate basis for laws preventing such transactions, as in the case of price controls and much of the safety legislation, …” - E. C. Pasour Jr., THE FREEMAN, 4/77. - FREE MARKETS & INDIVIDUAL CHOICE

LAW: Laws produce and maintain more chains than they cut. – JZ, 14.3.99. – Since personal slavery was formally abolished we still got tax slavery, military slavery and “educational” slavery, monetary despotism as well and all too large and varied degrees of forced and unpaid labor imposed upon us. Serfdom has become largely nationalized. – On the black market even sex slavery still exists. During WW II it was, sometimes, even officially organized. – And there are still too many despotic or even totalitarian regimes and “protective” governments with mass murder devices! - JZ, 27.1.09. – SLAVERY, SERFDOM, FEUDALISM, CHAINS

LAW: Laws protect the lawless more than they do the law-abiding. The law-abiding are almost never protected and rarely indemnified or avenged. The lawless, if caught at all, are even imprisoned at the expense of the law-abiding citizens. – JZ, 25.2.86. In prison they are either unemployed or only allowed to earn a fraction of the costs of their keep and of the maintenance of their dependents. – In other words, even while they serve their sentences, they, or their punishment, do furthermore wrong and harm the community. – JZ, 30.8.07, 29.9.13. - PROTECTING THE LAWLESS MORE THAN THE LAW-ABIDING

LAW: Laws reveal the ignorance, prejudices and vested interest of legislators and vested interests and of those, who do believe in their legalized system. – JZ, 14.3.99, 29.8.07. - IGNORANCE, PREJUDICES & VESTED INTERESTS

LAW: Laws should be fully subject to the economic law of supply and demand, as expressed by the free choice of individuals, by consumer- or customer sovereignty, by competitive supply of free enterprises, offering any kind of wanted public services – but only to their own voluntary customers, as well as any package deals for such services. Constitutions, laws and juridical systems should be model contracts and model institutions, to be individually chosen by volunteers for their own communities. – JZ, 21.1.87, 29.8.07. - PERSONAL LAWS, PANARCHISM, FREEDOM OF CHOICE, CONTRACT & ACTION

LAW: Laws should be no more than voluntarily contracted rules. – JZ, 1972. - CONTRACTED FOR RULES, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAWS


LAW: Laws stupefy conscience, liberty develops it.” - Dr. John Clifford. – Our laws as moral guides? The very thought of it is horrible to me! – JZ, 27.1.09. - CONSCIENCE & LIBERTY

LAW: Laws subtract from justice, rights, liberties, peace, security, enlightenment, order and progress. They do not add to them. – JZ, 14.3.99, 29.9.13. - JUSTICE, LIBERTIES & RIGHTS

LAW: Laws tend to be temporary over the long haul.” – Frank Herbert, God Emperor of Dune, 69. – Still, they do last, mostly, for all too long – under territorialism. – JZ, 29.1.09. - TEMPORARY

LAW: Laws tend to petrify abuses and to multiply them. – JZ, 8.12.85. – The ca. 20 000 gun laws in the USA have not disarmed its criminals but, alas, to a large extent disarmed their victims. Thus they have rightly been called: “victim disarmament laws”. In this way, contrary to the intentions of the law-makers, they have, in practice, sided with the criminals. And none of them has been prosecuted for this. – JZ, 30.8.07. - PETRIFY & MULTIPLY ABUSES, GUN CONTROL LAWS

LAW: Laws that are so numerous that they can no longer be known can no longer be obeyed and applied as a whole. - JZ, 8.6.91, 28.8.07. At most only some of them are known and applied. This is done, sometimes, by the authorities, for the purpose of victimization. – JZ, 28.8.07. - KNOWLEDGE, MASSES OF LAWS, OBEDIENCE TO LAWS

LAW: Laws that do not embody public opinion can never be enforced.” - Elbert Hubbard, Epigram. – From G. Seldes, The Great Quotations. - Here he was far too inexperienced or optimistic. Terrorizing laws and practices do exist and they enforce obedience from dissenting minorities and even dissenting majorities. I did several times skim through some books by E. H. but never encountered a statement that I would have liked to include here for its truthfulness on questions of liberties and rights. Others may have more patience and find some pearls among his popular opinions. – JZ, 6.9.07. – For instance, legal tender laws become ineffective only in the last stages of a severe inflation they have caused. They are not popular. Most people are not even aware of them. Conscription and tax laws remain largely enforced for all too long. Tax laws are certainly not popular with the tax payers, who form the majority. Not every government is upheld by public opinion. Public opinion is powerful only in some cases. – JZ, 29.1.09. - PUBLIC OPINION,

LAW: Laws that legalize abortions, i.e., legalize crimes with victims, the most innocent victims of all, viable unborn babies, in their earliest stage, still in the womb, are perhaps the worst crimes or atrocious enactments. – JZ, 30.10.07. - LEGALIZING ABORTIONS

LAW: Laws that outlaw “crimes” without victims are themselves criminal acts and those who passed and upheld them should be prosecuted as criminals - by really free societies. – But practicable in the near future seems to be only free competition to such States from free societies without such victimizing laws. – JZ, 30.10.07. - AGAINST CRIMES WITHOUT VICTIMS

LAW: Laws that uphold popular errors, prejudices and myths and do infringe basic and genuine rights and liberties are all too numerous. They do constitute the rule rather than the exceptions. – JZ, 1991, 28.8.07, 29.9.13.

LAW: Laws to suppress tend to strengthen what they would prohibit. – Frank Herbert – in  – Alas, protectionism, gun laws, drug laws and licensing laws are still effective to some extent in being costly and reducing liberty and choices. A black market is still not a quite free market. – JZ, 30.3.12. – Smuggling is not a sufficient substitute for fully free trade. – JZ, 29.9.13. - SUPPRESSION, TERRITORIALISM VS. EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, COERCION VS. FREE CHOICE FOR INDIVIDUALS & GROUPS

LAW: Laws too gentle are seldom obeyed, too severe, seldom executed.” – “Poor Richard”, 1756, published by Benjamin Franklin. – Alas, he, too, had only territorial laws in mind, not the personal laws of communities of volunteers. – JZ, 30.8.07. - GENTLE, SEVERE OR JUST LAWS?

LAW: Laws usually achieve the contrary of what they aim at, to a large extent and this at a huge cost. – JZ, 14.4.95. – A huge cost not only in money and labor but also in lost opportunities. Only personal laws would give everyone and every idea their chance to be tolerantly tested among volunteers. See Panarchism. – JZ, 30.8.07. - SELF-DEFEATING & COSTLY, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, PERSONAL LAW, VOLUNTARISM

LAW: Laws were for all. - Robert Ludlum, The Gemini Contenders, PANTHER – GRENADA PUBLISHING, 1977-1985, p. 74. – No, they are ONLY for the ones, who did, individually, choose them for themselves by joining or establishing a particular personal law community, one that is exterritorially autonomous. Territorially imposed laws have no moral validity for their involuntary victims, who did not act aggressively or criminally towards those, who had chosen particular laws for their own affairs. – JZ, 13.2.12, 29.9.13. - TERRITORIALISM, EQUALITY BEFORE THE LAW, , PERSONAL LAW, VOLUNTARISM, EQUALITY

LAW: Laws were made so that the strong could not enforce their will in all matters.” – ( Gesetze wurden gemacht, damit der Staerkere seinen Willen nicht in allen Dingen durchsetzt.) – Ovid. – That may have been the good intention. But in practice the strongest soon achieved laws that benefited them and not the poor and weak. That is mostly the case even in democracies and welfare states. – JZ, 29.8.07. – Even the legally instituted “war against poverty” led, in practice, to a “war against the poor”. LAWMAKING, MINIMUM WAGES, POVERTY, INFLATION, COMPULSORY LICENSING, PRICE- & RENT CONTROLS

LAW: Laws were made to be broken.” – C. S. W. North, Noctes Ambrosianae, No. 24. 5/1830, quoted in Hymann, Quotations, p.230. - LAWS: Laws were made to be broken.” - John Wilson: Noctes Ambrosianae, xxiv, 1822 - Territorial laws were made to be broken. Only personal laws, individually chosen for oneself and like-minded people, were made to be kept, until the same people or their descendants change them for themselves. – JZ, 1.9.07. - BREAKING LAWS

LAW: Laws which run counter to accepted public standards, or which prohibit actions which the public regards neutrally, are hardly ever enforceable. The law is, it seems, only effective in supplementing the mores of the community in which it exists, not in forming them. Kinsey et al (5) have stated that under existing American law one male citizen in three could he imprisoned for his sexual conduct, if every violation were to be detected and prosecuted. Laws as a rule only repress crime if they can do it by suppressing criminals - the suppression of gangsterism in the United States was possible largely because the social conditions which produced the supply of gangsters did not recur in the same form. It is extremely difficult to estimate how far fear of punishment prevents individuals from committing crime - in many cases it seems rather to modify the form of antisocial activity which is chosen.” - Alex Comfort, in Authority & Delinquency, 84. - ACCEPTED PUBLIC STANDARDS

LAW: Laws will not alter persuasions. Arbitrary punishments or rewards generate no maxims, nor do they improve morals. Fear and hope are no criterions of truth. Knowledge, reasoning, convictions, they alone bring forth principles which, through credit and example, may pass into manner.” – Moses Mendelsohn, 1729-1786. – I hold that this would apply mainly to territorial laws. Personal laws would be adopted and changed according to individual reasoning, convictions and experience. They alone make rightful and rapid progress possible in this sphere as well, for those well enough prepared for it. – JZ, 28.8.07. - MORALS, PERSUASION, CONVICTION, PUNISHMENTS, REWARDS. FEAR & HOPE

LAW: Laws with victims must become disobeyed while all crimes with victims must be more effectively resisted than merely by outlawing them. – JZ, 8.6.91, 28.8.07. - CRIMES, VICTIMS, VICTIMIZATION, PROTECTION

LAW: Laws, and regulations cannot be made right and harmless or cured by new laws or regulations – but only by their repeal. – JZ, 22.4.93. Alas, they are still not often enough and quite systematically repealed and we are still not free to opt out from under them and to adopt for ourselves personal laws in our own communities of volunteers, to the extent that we really do want them. – JZ, 31.8.07. – REPEAL OR FREEDOM TO OPT OUT FROM UNDER THEM? LAW REFORM

LAW: Laws, as a rule, establish and maintain rather than fight privileges and monopolies, even when they are passed by self-styled egalitarians and liberators. – JZ, 22.4.93. The best laws are those which merely repeal old laws which legalized wrongs. – JZ, 31.8.07. - PRIVILEGES & MONOPOLIES

LAW: Laws, by their very definition, don’t fit individuals. – JZ, 19.7.73. – Laws are not fit for individuals. – JZ, 31.7.78. – At least not in many to most cases of territorial laws. – JZ, 28.8.07. - INDIVIDUALS, PERSONAL LAWS RATHER THAN TERRITORIALLY IMPOSED LAWS

LAW: Laws, in their present masses, are the worst pollution of human life. – JZ, 19.9.07. - POLLUTION

LAW: Laws, lawmakers, politics, lawyers and judges, mostly much against their best intentions, do multiply crimes. – JZ, 12.3.95, 30.8.07. - POLITICS, LAWYERS, JUDGES, CRIMES

LAW: Laws, like cobwebs, entangle the weak, but are broken by the strong.” - Ascribed to Solon, c. 575 B.C. - LIKE COBWEBS

LAW: Laws, like houses, lean on one another.” – Edmund Burke, 1729-1797. (Andrews’s Quotes, 246.) – And they do not leave much freedom of movement in-between! – JZ, 7.4.77. There are not enough loopholes or escape clauses or options among them. – These are only provided by systems of personal laws for volunteers only and their communities. – JZ, 30.8.07. – The sheer quantity of territorial laws means that each of them provides ever diminishing returns and respect for them. – JZ, 29.1.09. - LAWS, SUPPORT EACH OTHER, BUT ONLY LIKE A HOUSE OF CARDS, WHICH WILL BE SHOWN, ONCE INDIVIDUALS ARE FREE TO OPT OUT FROM UNDER THEM, PERSONAL LAW VS. TERRITORIAL FLOODS OF LAWS, VOLUNTARISM, COMPETING LAW SYSTEMS, ALL FREELY CHOSEN 

LAW: Laws, Not Blood!” – M. J. De Chénier: Caius Gracchus, 1792. - But it is precisely the numerous wrongful laws that do cause much bloodshed. E.g. the anti-drug laws, the anti-immigration laws, the protectionist laws against free trade relationships, the laws of monetary despotism, with their disastrous economic crises consequences, the laws on conscription, the laws permitting nuclear “armament”. The laws on monogamous relationships. You add your own favorite examples. – JZ, 29.8.07. – Indeed, laws tend to directly enslave and oppress rather than shed blood. But their indirect consequences can be very bloody indeed. The territorialist laws create Warfare States and all too frequently lead to wars, bloody revolutions and civil wars and terrorism. They do prevent sound and lasting peace, based upon exterritorial autonomy under personal laws for all dissenters and as many rights and liberties as communities of volunteers want for themselves and among themselves, thus making them as content as possible by their own free actions and self-determined rules or laws and constitutions. – JZ, 19.6.85 & 29.8.07.

LAW: Laws, territorial ones, spread and perpetuate wrongs and mistakes countrywide and leave no escape clause as a rule, while they persist. Their victims ought to b e free to opt out from under their sometimes well-intended measures but still resulting in man-made disasters. – JZ, 13.9.91. - TERRITORIALISM

LAW: Laws, whether passed by parliaments or directly by the people can only reflect the very limited wisdom and great ignorance and numerous prejudices as well as the stupidity of those who made them. – JZ, 23.7.93.

LAW: Laws, which are territorially imposed, are not a good enough substitute for individual rights and liberties, especially not for economic, social and political freedom in self-chosen communities of volunteers, under exterritorial autonomy or personal law. – JZ, 29.9.13. – INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, VOLUNTARISM, PERSONAL LAW

LAW: Leaving aside the question as to how posterity will be able to cope with hundreds of thousands of laws that increase at times, at the rate of a couple of thousand per legislature, the fact is that the inflation of law in itself discredits the law. Nor is it only the excessive quantity of laws that lessens the value of law, it is also their bad quality.” – Giovanny Satori, in Liberty and Law, quoted in: Robert Conquest, We & They, Civil & Despotic Cultures, Temple-Smith, London, 1980, p 240. – While it takes much effort to form and get another law passed, it would be easy to pass a law to repeal all previous laws! – Or to declare that from tomorrow on all laws older than 10 years are no longer valid! (Or that all the laws of the lasts 10 or even 100 years are, hereby, repealed. – JZ, 29.9.13.) While an individual does not have the influence to change and improve or repeal one or many of the existing laws, he or she should be free to opt out from under all of them and their institutions. Or a general clause might be introduced into the constitution of a federation of all kinds of communities: Only those laws apply to an individual and his peaceful affairs that he has himself subscribed to, just like he has subscribed to a particular insurance service and to a particular protection service or arbitration system – or to any particular panarchy that offers him, in an attractive package deal, all the diverse services that he wants, for an agreed-upon price: the panarchy of his choice. – JZ, 10.10.08. - VS. THE LAW

LAW: Legal coercion is still coercion and justified only against aggressors and other criminals with victims. – JZ, 21.7.87, 29.8.07. – The personal laws of communities of volunteers are, by their very nature, less coercive than territorial laws that are also imposed upon peaceful dissenters. – JZ, 27.1.09. - LEGALIZING COERCION

LAW: Legal concepts are supernatural entities which do not have a verifiable existence except to the eyes of faith.” - Felix S. Cohen: Transcendental Nonsense and the Functional Approach, 1935. - FAITH IN SUPERNATURAL ENTITIES OR LAWMAKERS WHO ARE ONLY POLITICIANS, MOSTLY LAWYERS, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM

LAW: Legal edicts in conflict with moral law are the source of tyranny.” – Leonard E. Read, “Castles in the Air.” - The source or motive is rather the power addiction of the lawmakers. Their laws are merely legalizing their tyrannical inclinations, intentions and actions. – JZ, 31.8.07. – EDICTS, DECREES, TYRANNY, MORAL LAW

LAW: legal right is synonymous with power; whoever or whatsoever has the power, has the right ... There is no sentiment in legal right; it is the offspring of power only — "might is right!" — Charles (Curley? Rest was lost in processing! – JZ) – One man cannot find and quite correctly compile all the pro-freedom quotes, formulas, opinions, ideas. It is one of the many jobs for which extensive collaboration among freedom lovers is needed – but not yet sufficiently organized. – Help fill our intellectual ammunition magazines! – All such projects are, at best, only works in progress still, standing invitations to help improve and complete them! - JZ, 26.1.09.) POWER & LEGAL RIGHTS, MIGHT, VS. JUSTICE & NATURAL LAW

LAW: Legal rules proliferate to support their loopholes.” – Lieberman’s Law: From: Jethro Lieberman: How the Government Breaks the Law. - If only all territorial laws would consist only out of loopholes – or allowed individuals to opt out from under them! Mostly, the best service that they could supply is to be applied as little as possible, if at all. – JZ, 1.9.07. – When all remaining loopholes are blocked by territorial laws then we “live” in a legalized and nation-wide prison also for innocents. – JZ, 28.1.09. – LOOPHOLES, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, STATE SOCIALISM

LAW: Legalists imagine the function and not only the pretence of laws is to restrain the State’s political power. In practice, they are almost always used to back up political power, as is, most shamelessly, demonstrated by e.g. conscription, taxation, monetary despotism and the frequent re-arrangement of electorate borders to give the ruling party a better chance at the next elections. – JZ, 25.5.93, 26.1.09. – LAWS & POWER

LAW: Legalities do not determine moralities. In reality, political rights and moral rights are as different as day and night. Our forefathers knew that – and so stated. Their sole purpose in risking “their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor” to secure their political rights was to use them to insure (assure? JZ) that their natural rights would never be taken from them.” - Admiral Ben Moreell, Log I/4. – As their “Bill of Rights” Amendments to the U.S.A. Constitution showed, even they were not fully aware as yet of all individual human rights and liberties. They continued slavery and monetary despotism as well as tax slavery and would not grant individuals and minorities the right to secede from them and establish their own and exterritorially autonomous communities. Thus our reverence for them should rather be limited to whatever good they have done or aimed at. – JZ, 30.8.07. - MORALITY

LAW: legality is a poor guide to morality. After all, slavery and apartheid were legal, as were the Nazi persecution of Jews and the Stalinist and Maoist purges. But the fact of being legal did not make them moral.” - Walter E. Williams, Do the Right Thing, Hoover Institution Press, 1995, p.40. - LEGALITY & MORALITY

LAW: Legalized rules are, mostly, the worst rules of all. – JZ, 16.5.13. – TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, GOVERNMENTALISM

LAW: Legalized violence, theft, robbery, invasions, meddling, fraud are still violence, theft, robbery, invasions, meddling and fraud. – JZ, 14.9.91. - VIOLENCE, LEGALIZATION, MEDDLING, FRAUD, THEFT

LAW: Legislated “solutions” are no solutions! – JZ, 28.1.09.

LAW: Legislating on the fate and activities of peaceful and productive citizens is always wrong and harmful. – JZ, 28.8.07. - LEGISLATION

LAW: legislation does not even profess to remove the obscurity of natural law. That is no part of its object. It only professes to substitute something arbitrary in the place of natural law. Legislators generally have the sense to see that legislation will not make natural law any clearer than it is. Neither is it the object of legislation to establish the authority of natural law. Legislators have the sense to see that they can add nothing to the authority of natural law, and that it will stand on its own authority, unless they overturn it. - The whole object of legislation, excepting that legislation which merely makes regulations, and provides instrumentalities for carrying other laws into effect, is to overturn natural law, and substitute for it the arbitrary will of power. In other words, the whole object of it is to destroy men's rights. At least, such is its only effect; and its designs must be inferred from its effect. Taking all the statutes in the country, there probably is not one in a hundred, - except the auxiliary ones just mentioned, - that does not violate natural law; that does not invade some right or other. - Yet the advocates of arbitrary legislation are continually practising the fraud of pretending that unless the legislature make the laws, the laws will not be known. The whole object of the fraud is to secure to the government the authority of making laws that never ought to be known." – Lysander Spooner, Trial by Jury, II, p.140. – Known? Passed? Granted? Conceded? – JZ - NATURAL LAW, NATURAL JUSTICE INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, THE MYTH OF LAWMAKING

LAW: Legislation does not stop corruption any more than the Ten Commandments stopped sin.” – Claire E. Hoffman, SOUTHERN LIBERTARIAN REVIEW, Sep. 74. - LEGISLATION, CORRUPTION, SIN, MORALITY, VICES, TEN COMMANDMENTS

LAW: Legislation doesn't lead to order; it leads to disorder." - Robert LeFevre. - ORDER THROUGH LEGISLATION?

LAW: Legislation has so far largely only served to maintain, increase and strengthen existing evils, power-mongers, bureaucrats, parasites of all kinds, rather than reducing or fighting them, despite their expressed intentions to the contrary. – JZ, 27.6.85. – Please, do name some instances of really successful laws, successful in a rightful and positive sense. At best they lead to the repeal of older laws and restore natural liberties. Tiny instance: The repeal of legal shopping hour restrictions. – JZ, 30.8.07. - LEGISLATION

LAW: Legislation is totally unnecessary. It is only necessary for governments.” – Sudha Shenoy, 24.7.04, ISIL conference in Rotarua. – Laws may be quite unjust, irrational and unnecessary, but why not let their voluntary victims have them, among themselves, at their own expense and risk only, while they are surrounded by people who happily and well live without these burdens? They may need much longer to learn from their own experience and that of others. Do give them that chance. – JZ, 15.1.08. - LEGISLATION, GOVERNMENTS

LAW: legislative manipulation with no vision.” – Diane Turnshek, Dancing in the Light, “Analog”, 12/99. – With mostly flawed or misleading visions. – JZ, 14.12.99. - MANIPULATIVE WITHOUT VISION

LAW: Legislators grown hyperactive produce citizens who are inactive and unproductive.” - Brian Summers, THE FREEMAN 3/74. - Extreme case: Prisoners in Welfare States. They largely continue to live at the expense of the public, including the victims of their crimes. – JZ, 1.9.07. – Nuclear mass murder devices are still classed as legal “weapons” – for the main criminals – territorial governments, under the wrong assumption that they would be mass murderous only in the hands of others than democratic governments, in spite of the fact that only a democratic government has so far used two of them in earnest. – JZ, 25.1.09. – MULTITUDE, PRISONS, NUCLEAR WAR THREAT, COUNTER-PRODUCTIVE, OBSTACLES

LAW: Legislators now pass more laws than anybody can find time and energy to read or to intentionally break or even to take notice of. I doubt that even the current lot of legislators themselves have actually read more than a tiny fraction of the full texts of the laws they voted for under the rules of party whips. Nor would I expect them to know more than a tiny fraction of the flawed premises and wrongful and harmful consequences of their laws. – JZ, 5.8.91. - LEGISLATION, AVALANCHES OF THEM

LAW: Leoni raises this question when he points out that "Even those economists, who have most brilliantly defended the free market against the interference of the authorities, have usually neglected the parallel consideration that no free market is really compatible with a law-making process centralized by the authorities.” – Leoni’s book Freedom & the Law, reviewed in OPTION, 6/78. – I would rather speak of incompatibility with a territorial and thus coercive, monopolistic and centralized authoritarian system. Non-monopolistic and voluntary, even competitive centralization is possible, too. There could e.g. be several competing world federations, all different and all confined to their own voluntary members under personal laws and with each limited to exterritorial autonomy. None could rightfully lay claim to all of the world population and all of Earth. – JZ, 1.9.07. - LAWMAKING, CENTRALIZATION & AUTHORITIES VS. THE FREE MARKET

LAW: less laws and more justice.” – Roderick Best, West Ryde, SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 16.9.75, letter to the editor. - MULTITUDE AGAINST JUSTICE

LAW: Let all people have the laws they enjoy - for themselves. - JZ, 10.3.99. - PANARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW

LAW: Let all the laws be clear, uniform, and precise; to interpret laws is almost always to corrupt them.” - Voltaire, Philosophical Dictionary (1764). – If applied to all the uniform territorial laws imposed upon the population of whole countries or districts, then they would, nevertheless, still impose a great wrong. But it is not bad advice for the various personal law systems that volunteers would choose for themselves. – JZ, 1.9.07, 29.9.13. - Personal laws, as opposed to territorial laws, could be as unclear, varied and imprecise as their followers are prepared to choose for themselves and put up with, at least for a while, until they have learnt their lesson. – JZ, 1.9.07. - UNCLEAR, CONTRADICTORY, SUBJECT TO INTERPRETATION, CORRUPTLY PRODUCED & LEADING TO CORRUPTION & COERCION, RATHER THAN PEACE, FREEDOM & JUSTICE, PERSONAL LAWS VS. TERRITORIAL ONES,  THEORY OF LAW & THEIR PRACTICE VERY DIFFERENT

LAW: Let every law be subjected to trial by free juries. - Suggestion by Lysander Spooner, Trial by Jury. - JURIES

LAW: Let me now ask you how you imagine that your so-called lawmakers can "do equal and exact justice to all men," by any so-called laws of their own making. If their laws command anything but justice, or forbid anything but injustice, they are themselves unjust and criminal. If they simply command justice, and forbid injustice, they add nothing to the natural authority of justice, or to men's obligation to obey it. It is, therefore, a simple impertinence, and sheer impudence, on their part, to assume that their commands, as such, are of any authority whatever. – Lysander Spooner, A Letter to Grover Cleveland, p.4/5. - NATURAL LAW, JUSTICE & INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS

LAW: Let no man live uncurbed by law, nor curbed by tyranny.” – Eumenides, quoted by Edmund Opitz in “Freedom and Majority Rule”, in THE FREEMAN, Jan. 77. – Neither law nor tyranny should curb any creative or self-concerned activities. People have a right to make mistakes at their own risk and expense. – JZ, 30.7.92. - If all of our remote ancestors, who all lived without written or orally transmitted laws and at most only under customs, had, somehow, been murdered, by the law and order people, we would not exist. The “lawful” people have often been great killers and murderers, especially of native tribes. Lawful murders are still murders. – JZ, 4.9.07. – Nuclear “weapons” kept in readiness are still mass murder preparations. – What would we think and do about private people building up and keeping in readiness such a hoard? But the religion of territorial statism permits it for governments, under all kinds of false excuses, pretences, hopes and expectations. – JZ, 29.9.13. – NWT, FREEDOM OR TYRANNY? LAW OR LAWS? STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, TYRANNY

LAW: Let not the law of thy country be the non-ultra of thy honesty; nor think that always good enough which the law will make good.” - Thomas Browne: Christian Morals, I, ca. 1680. - JUSTICE, MORALITY

LAW: Let the law never be contradictory to custom: for if the custom be good, the law is worthless.” - Voltaire: Philosophical Dictionary, 1764. – Let people develop and demonstrate new customs, either with or without personal law, among like-minded people, without disturbing the laws and customs of people in other communities of volunteers. One law or custom prescribed for all people in a territory or even for the whole world and all its very diverse peoples and ethnic, religions, ideological and other groups - amounts inevitably to oppression for many to most. Those imagining that they have really good laws or principles or customs to propose for all people, should include them in their private drafts for future ideal declarations of individual rights and liberties and should be prepared to discuss other such drafts by other people as well. - See my digitized anthology in PEACE PLANS 589 & 590 of so far over 130 such drafts. – JZ, 1.9.07.  – (Online as part of a disc at – If the custom is bad then laws against it are also largely worthless. For instance “prohibition” laws against alcohol, anti-drug laws, laws against bullying, laws against prostitution, laws against corruption and even most laws against most crimes with victims. – No law has as yet prevented legislators from committing crimes with victims through the criminal laws that they pass, quite apart from the crimes with victims that they may privately commit. - JZ, 25.1.69. – According to P. Sorokin, they do have the highest crime rate among all professionals. – JZ, 29.9.13. - CUSTOM, PERSONAL LAW VS. TERRITORIALLY IMPOSED LAWS

LAW: let the laws be in their eyes only the guarantees of the common liberty.” – Rousseau, Discourse on Political Economy, 1755. – Underlining by me. - Alas, he seems to have had only territorial “ideal” laws for all inhabitants in mind. Can one blame him, when most libertarians and anarchists today are still territorialists and not consistent enough voluntaryists? – They still think and act in terms of a hypothesized uniform people instead of a very diverse population. The common liberty or restraints of the diverse panarchies or polyarchies in the same territory (or world-wide) could be very different from each other. – But this diversity and mutual tolerance, because each gets for himself thereby what he wants for himself, at his own risk and expense, is always to be preferred to a territorially imposed uniformity, which can never satisfy all the inhabitants sufficiently. - JZ, 6.9.07, 28.1.09. – LIBERTY, PERSONAL LAW, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM, VS. ENFORCED UNIFORMITY

LAW: Let us consider the reason of the case. For nothing is law that is not reason.” - Sir John Powell, Coggs vs. Bernard (2 Ld. Raym. Rep. p. 911.) – How many of the existing laws are the products of reason and ethics? – JZ, 26.1.09. – LAWS, ETHICS, MORALITY, GENUINE INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, REASON

LAW: Let us not pass any more new laws until all the old ones are repealed first. Then, at least, we would start with a clean slate. – JZ, 2.9.07. - REPEALS MORE IMPORTANT THAN NEW LAWS

LAW: Let's not pass any more laws to reduce our freedom by 'protecting' us from our own actions.” - B. V. Brooks, Jr., The Westport News, Connecticut, Aug. 25, 72, quoted in THE FREEMAN, Jan. 73. - FREEDOM, RIGHTS, VIOLATED BY “PROTECTIVE” LAWS

LAW: Let’s repeal all uniform, imposed and territorial laws – except those, which happen to coincide completely with natural law – and even those would be better expressed in a much more complete and improved declaration of individual rights and liberties. – JZ, 24.5.73, 29.9.13. – REPEAL, NATURAL LAW, INDIVIDIUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

LAW: Libertarianism supports only laws protecting such rights but vehemently opposes laws protecting individuals against themselves such as those against fornication or sexual misbehaviour …" - D. Kulkarni, Indian Libertarian, 5/76. - Sexual “use” by adults of infants and children is a crime with victims. – Perhaps the author had made that clear, later on. – JZ, 6.9.07. There is no such thing as sexual misbehavior among consenting adults, who themselves set their own standards. – JZ, 21.1.08. – In Saudi-Arabia, recently, there were several cases, reported on Facebook, in which women, who were raped were severely whipped while the offenders were left unpunished! Laws and jurisdiction can be as unjust and irrational. – JZ, 29.9.13. - LIBERTARIANISM & VICTIMLESS CRIMES

LAW: Liberty is always consistent with itself, as one fact fits every other fact, while one law always repeals its predecessor and needs a third law to correct its own mistakes.” - George E. Macdonald, Liberty And Duty. – Alas, his thinking, too, was obviously confined to territorial laws only and did not embrace the rightful and possible free competition between personal law systems and their institutions, all only practised among volunteers. Among panarchies or polyarchies the repeal of bad laws would occur much more rapidly and none of them could do wrong and harm except among their voluntary victims. Each of them would set either attractive or deterrent examples. The news reports would then be quite different, too and deal much more with ideas than merely with personalities and their territorial power ambitions and struggles. – JZ, 1.9.07, 28.1.09, 29.9.13. – LIBERTY, PANARCHIES, NEWS & IDEAS

LAW: Liberty is obedience to the law which one has laid down oneself.” – J. J. Rousseau, Social Contract. – R. did not clearly enough recognize that one cannot do so territorially but only as a sovereign individual and volunteer under exterritorial autonomy for all those peaceful and productive citizens, who seceded from a State and formed their own and varied communities of volunteers. Only years later, 1793 or 1794 did J. G. Fichte clearly advocate the right of individuals to secede and said that it and the establishment of alternative societies and communities was a characteristic of all revolutions. – JZ, 30.8.07. – Alas, it has still not become the recognized and practised principle for all revolutions. It would even permit peaceful one-person revolutions. – JZ, 29.9.13. - LIBERTY & OBEDIENCE

LAW: Life is not long enough to learn to know and obey all the territorially imposed laws. – JZ, 11.11.76, 29.9.13. – If law-makers were logical then they would sponsor longevity research to enable their much longer living victims to at least read their laws once. Instead, they are much more likely to shorten our life spans while multiplying laws even worse than so far. – To a very large extent they are, like me, writers and publishers without a significant number of readers! – At least they have not yet passed a law for force us to read all their output or even to try to learn it by heart! – Perhaps they are aware that this would cause a rebellion. - J.Z, 28.1.09, 29.9.13. - MULTITUDE OF LAWS, AVALANCHES OF THEM

LAW: Life that is circumscribed by laws is life that has been taken away.” – Joan Marie Leonard, THE FREEMAN, 9/76. – LAWS HOBBLE LIFE & LIVING, PREVENT FREE, JUST, PEACEFUL FREE, PROSPEROUS, ENLIGHTENED & PROGRESSIVE LIVES

LAW: Life, liberty, and property do not exist because men have made laws. On the contrary, it was the fact that life, liberty, and property existed beforehand that caused men to make laws in the first place." - Frederic Bastiat. - LIBERTY, PROPERTY, LIFE

LAW: Like all anarchists, Parsons displayed a basic rejection of all formalized social control and legal machinery. "Whoever prescribes a rule of action for another to obey," he insisted, "is a tyrant, usurper, and an enemy of liberty.” Writing in the style and manner of Gerard Winstanley, Parsons pronounced an anathema upon all manmade statutes, charging them with being the “last and greatest curse of man” and the one remaining obstacle in the path of a free society.” - Reichert, Partisans of Freedom, p.231. - ANARCHISM, SOCIAL CONTROL, LEGALITY, ENFORCED OBEDIENCE, TYRANNY

LAW: Like bureaucrats and politicians, they do confiscate part of your life and property and prosper at your expense. – JZ, 5.4.99. – LAWYERS, JUDGES, POLICEMEN

LAW: Like national security, a nation’s economic base cannot draw its strength from roots buried in the sterile soil of economic laws (*) that are merely accorded a legislative existence. Legal-economic juggling is no substitute for production or trade and while it may provide a series of diverting and entertaining performances, it is unlikely to bake more bread or build more houses or brighten any of the world’s dark places. These achievements flow from the energies of individuals who, acting alone or in concert with others, apply their ingenuity and skills to improve their personal lives …” – Morris C. Schumiatcher, THE FREEMAN, 8/75. - The author was, perhaps, paid by the word or used to such payments. Who can reduce this paragraph to fewer and thus, perhaps, more effective words? - (*) The economic laws passed by governments are mostly uneconomic laws or anti-economic laws! – JZ, 30.8.07. – My own statements are often of excessive length. Thus I am “the pot that calls the kettle black”! – JZ, 27.1.09, 29.9.13. - ECONOMIC TRANSACTIONS

LAW: Like the Bible, the law should be written in a language understood by the people and not wrapped up in a learned tongue acceptable only to a caste of priestly initiates.” – LORD HAILSHAM (1975) – The Bible has also been misunderstood in thousands of different ways. Moreover, it is not even fully understood even by those who have studied theology and have been preaching their interpretation of Christian religion for decades. – JZ, 5.9.07. – The Bible contains many incomprehensible notion, like God, the holy trinity, “love thy enemy” and also all too many wrongful ones, like collective responsibility. – JZ, 15.5.13. – And this after xyz human revisions of “God’s words”! – JZ, 29.9.13. - JTERMS, TERMINOLOGY, LANGUAGE OF THE LAW, CONFUSING RATHER THAN ENLIGHTENING & ALL TOO VERBOSE

LAW: Listen to this excellent Hans-Hermann Hoppe interview about private law on ABC Radio National's 'Counterpoint' program. - - Chris Lyspooner shared a link. – Facebook, 5.3.12. - Hans-Hermann Hoppe's Interview on ABC's Counterpoint. -  PRIVATE LAW, PERSONAL LAW:

LAW: Listening to parliamentary debates makes you respect law and order, doesn’t it? – JZ 27.2.75. – If the consequences of their antics, posing and vote-catching attempts were not so wrongful, harmful and tragic, we should consider these debates to be entertaining cabaret performances of various peacocks and fat cats, snakes, tigers, foxes and wolves, etc. all presenting themselves as our helpers and saviors, at our expense and risk. – JZ, 31.8.07. - ORDER, PARLIAMENTARY DEBATES, POLITICIANS, REPRESENTATIVES

LAW: Litigant. A person about to give up his skin for the hope or retaining his bones.” – Ambrose Bierce - LITIGATION, COURTS, JUSTICE, JOKES

LAW: Little money, little law.” – Anon., The Parliament of Byrdes, c. 1550. - Meaning that only people well enough off can afford the “protection” of the law, i.e. by hiring a good lawyer. However, even the best lawyers are not a sufficient protection against an avalanche of wrongful and victimizing laws. Even the poorest person should be free to opt out from under an unjust law or constitutional, legal and juridical system, perhaps into one, which would require only little in property and income but offer an honest chance to acquire a large income and a large property. Personal law communities of volunteers would tend to have only a few and mostly only sensible laws or laws the voluntary members believe in nevertheless. – But volunteers for them should be able to have also as many laws as they are prepared to put up with. They would, so to speak, legally punish themselves for their faith in many laws. – JZ, 1.9.07, 29.9.13. - COSTS OF ITS PROTECTION, LAWYERS, JURISDICTION, COURT COSTS, PERSONAL LAWS AS ALTERNATIVE, ACCORDING TO EVERYONE’S PREFERENCE, MUCH MORE TOLERANT & SATISFYING TO DIVERSE GROUPS, CHOICE AMONG VARIOUS JURIDICAL SERVICES, SECESSIONISM

LAW: Majority, n.: That quality that distinguishes a crime from a law.” - Source? – It should be rather called: “majority support”. – JZ, 28.1.08. – And even a majority cannot make a wrongful law right. - JZ, 28.1.09. - MAJORITY, CRIME, TERRITORIALISM

LAW: Make a law against having too many laws. – D.Z., 14.8.75. – (He was almost 12 then. – JZ, 28.8.07.) Apart from criminals and aggressors with victims, all laws are to be applied only to volunteers. The mere ignoring or breaking of a law, when there is no victim, is not to be considered as and dealt with as a crime. – JZ, 21.1.08. - MULTITUDE, TOO MANY LAWS, PERSONAL LAW, FREEDOM OF CONTRACT, EXPERIMENTATION & ASSOCIATION EVEN IN THIS SPHERE, VOLUNTARISM, CRIMES WITHOUT VICTIMS.

LAW: Make and obey your own laws, on your own affairs, rather than obey the laws that others try to impose upon your affairs. - JZ, 20.8.02.

LAW: Make hay, not laws.” – Reichert, Partisans of Freedom, p. 509. - I would rather say: Make money, not laws. – JZ, 19.11. 79. Or: Properly define, express and publicize all individual rights and liberties, as our most precious and potentially liberating possessions. Show at least some interest for this job, instead of neglecting it furthermore for years to decades. – JZ, 30.8.07. – Don’t may “hay” by making laws! – JZ, 29.9.13. - RETREATISM, GREEN REVOLUTIONARIES

LAW: Make no laws whatever concerning speech, and speech will be free; so soon as you make a declaration on paper that speech shall be free, you will have a hundred lawyers proving that "freedom does not mean abuse, nor liberty license"; and they will define and define freedom out of existence.” - Voltarine de Cleyre (1866-1912). Quoted in Sinclair, The Cry for Justice (1920). - Roy Halliday, Quotations with an Attitude, online. – However, these rights should be included in a comprehensive declaration of individual rights and liberties. – JZ, 29.9.13. - & LAWYERS, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

LAW: Man cannot, "by any compact, deprive or divest his posterity” of their natural rights, i.e., he has no authority to vote away rights which belong to his children.” – Admiral Ben Moreell, Log II, 166/67. – A ruler or a parliament that decides upon a war does, thereby, indirectly, even deprive many children of that country, and other countries, of their lives and health. – JZ, 6.9.07. - FORMALLY PERPETUAL ONES INSTEAD OF TIME-LIMITED ONES? DECISION-MAKING MONOPOLY ON WAR & PEACE

LAW: Man is greater than the law!"- JZ 11/73, after reading Dagobert D. Runes: "Peace is possible only when the law is greater than men." – Runes, Treasury of Thought, p.101. - PEACE

LAW: Man was born free and yet” he is everywhere under laws, laws that would require lifetimes to read even once! – JZ, 9.7.82. – Most of the present chains upon human beings are legal ones! – JZ, 30.8.90. – Compare Rousseau’s original remark in his Social Contract. – JZ, 29.9.13. - FREEDOM, SERFDOM, TERRITORIAL & COLLECTIVISTIC FEUDALISM

LAW: Man-made laws are cacophonies compared with the symphonies of natural law. – JZ, 14.3.99. - NATURAL LAW

LAW: Man-made laws never made men a whit more just.” – Thoreau. – On the contrary: They tend to make him much more ignorant, prejudiced, irresponsible, poor, warlike and otherwise unjust and unfree. – JZ, 15.6.91, 28.8.07. - MEN & JUSTICE

LAW: Many laws are so oppressive and harmful that they deserve only to be broken, not to be obeyed, whenever one can get away with this. – JZ, 5.11.95. – Very quietly, most taxpayers try to do this already with regard to their imposed tax “obligation” or tax debt.  – Even Protectionists do smuggle a bit, if they think that they can get away with it. - JZ, 30.8.07, 29.9.13. - BREAKING LAWS, FOR MANY DESERVE ONLY TO BE BROKEN

LAW: Many laws as certainly make bad men, as bad men make many laws.” - Walter Savage Landor, "Diogenes and Plato," Imaginary Conversations, (1824-1853.) – However, wrongful laws produce also rightful resistance and somewhat heroic law-breakers. – JZ, 29.9.13. - MULTITUDE OF LAWS MAKES FOR BAD MEN, MONOPOLIES, WRONGFUL POWERS, DRUG LAWS PRODUCE MORE RATHER THAN LESS DRUG ADDICTS

LAW: Many uses of the term, however, make sense only if it is interpreted to mean exclusively general rules of just conduct and not every expression of the will of the duly authorised representative body.” – F. A. Hayek, Economic Freedom and Representative Government, p.12. – Who is and who can be rightfully authorized as an authority over the affairs of others? That is still the wrongful territorialist assumption. – JZ, 29.9.13. - DEFINITION, MERE LEGALITY OR LEGALIZATION IS NOT ENOUGH TO PRODUCE A GENUINE LAW

LAW: Martial Law did not grow corn.” – William Bradford, governor of Plymouth Colony, quoted in: Richard Cornuelle, Healing America, G.P. Putnam’s Sons, New York, 1983, p. 22.

LAW: Maybe natural law can show the way, surely, the makeshifts of political law have failed.” – Frank Chodorov, “One Is a Crowd”, p.33. - POLITICAL LAW VS. NATURAL LAW, INDIVIDUAL HUMAN RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

LAW: Men fight for freedom; then they begin to accumulate laws to take it away from themselves.” – Dr. Laurence J. Peter. - FREEDOM DIMINISHED BY THEM, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

LAW: men who knew what unutterable suffering and wrong was inflicted by bad laws, and who lived in terror of the uneducated …” - LORD ACTON, Lectures on the French Revolution, ed. by Figgis & Laurence, MacMillan, 1932, p.12. – MASSES, PEOPLE, PEOPLES

LAW: Men would be great criminals did they need as many laws as they make.” - Charles John Darling, Scintillae Juris, 1877. – At least for many of the actual law-makers this is probably true. – Their crimes consist mainly in making their kinds of territorialist laws for all their victims in the territories under their control. – JZ, 30.8.07. - Well, after all, “they”, the greatest criminals. DO make them! Alas, they do not apply them only to themselves but, rather, to their, mostly, innocent subjects! – JZ, 28.1.09. - MULTITUDE OF LAWS, MEN & CRIMES, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, POWER ADDICTION, CRIMES WITHOUT VICTIMS

LAW: Millions of laws still do not amount to “the law”. – JZ, 25.1.09.

LAW: Mind Your Own Busines (MYOB) is the only moral law.” – Benjamin R. Tucker. – Where and when? I don’t know. But at last his LIBERTY is online now and the passage could thus be found relatively easily. – JZ, 31.8.07. URL? - MORALITY & MYOB: MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS

LAW: Modern law has not protected us from stupidity and caprice, but has made stupidity and caprice dominant features of our society. And because these dictates are supposed to be ironclad, we are prevented from doing anything about it.” - Philip K. Howard, The Death of Common Sense, How the Law Is Suffocating America, Warner books, 1994, p.185. - Where the ancient laws really any better in this respect? – JZ, 8.9.07. - MODERN LAWS TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, LEGALISM

LAW: Modern law making amounts largely to a legalization of numerous wrongs. – JZ, 21.1.87. – In accordance with the ignorance, stupidity and popular prejudices of politicians and all too many voters. Stimmvieh (voting cattle) is a German term for such voters. The skill of politicians consists largely in knowing how to manipulate these cattle or “sheeple” for the advantage of these power addicts and power mongers. – JZ, 29.8.07. - LEGISLATION, LEGALIZING WRONGS

LAW: Moral by Aesop Me: Nature will adjust herself, if we don't let the silly Law butt in too much.” - C. J. Cutcliffe-Hyne, BUT BRITONS ARE SLAVES, p.24. - MORALITY & NATURAL LAW

LAW: Moral laws defied at our own peril. Man-made statutory law largely obnoxious; should be obeyed, if not respected. Obedience strengthens the will to repeal bad laws; lawbreaking removes this incentive. Governance is with us always; the question is: what kind? The need for statesmanship.” – Leonard E. Read, Then Truth Will Out, XI. Alas, although he got old and wise about freedom in many ways, and spread many freedom ideas through FEE, his mind remained stuck on the territorial limited government model and was not expanded to apply free choice, market relationships and free contracts to all the diverse “services” offered by various governments and societies. - Obedience only to personal laws! And this within exterritorially autonomous communities of volunteers, called e.g. panarchies or polyarchies. – JZ, 4.9.07. - DEFIANCE OF LAW, LAWBREAKING VS. OBEDIENCE TO LAW & LAW REPEAL OR RESISTANCE, DEFIANCE, IGNORING BAD LAWS COMBINED WITH INDIVIDUAL & GROUPS SECESSIONISM?

LAW: morality must at all times take precedence over the law.” - Workers Party, Platform draft, 1975. - MORAL LAW, NATURAL LAW, ETHICS

LAW: More and more of our laws are unenforceable. Practically everyone is a scofflaw. Laws people perceive as an enforced code of behavior are simply ignored.” (*) Richard Cornuelle, Demanaging America, 16. - (*) Alas, this is not yet a constitutional, legal and juridical option or one of individual rights and liberties, as it should be, for individuals and minorities. The secessionists could then associate in their various preferred communities, all only under the few laws that all of their volunteers like for themselves and their own affairs, their own personal law system. – JZ, 6.9.07, 299.13. - UNENFORCEABLE

LAW: More crime is perpetrated within the law than without.” – Quoted in Dagobert D. Runes, A Dictionary of Thought. - Instance: anti-drug laws. - CRIMES PRODUCED BY THEM

LAW: More genuine crime and more barbarous cruelty have probably been committed by the law than by all other criminals put together.” – J. C. Spence, The Conscience of the King, 4. - CRIME

LAW: More laws, less justice.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero, ca 42 BC. - VS. JUSTICE

LAW: More people are lynched within the law than ever were outside of it.” – Dagobert D. Runes, Treasury of Thought, p.88. - LYNCHINIGS

LAW: Most government laws on economic relationships are Acts in restraint of Trade. – JZ, 16.5.75, 10/76. - ECONOMIC RELATIONSHIPS, LAISSEZ FAIRE, FREE ENTERPRISE, FREE TRADE, FREE EXCHANGE

LAW: Most laws are as full of prejudices, wishful thinking, passions, feelings, mere hopes and expectations and thus as inefficient as prayers are. – JZ, 3.10.88, 29.8.07. - PREJUDICIAL ONES

LAW: Most laws are good only for politicians, bureaucrats, lawyers, judges and some privileged lobbies and special interest groups, at the expense and risk of the whole territorial population. – JZ, 16.9.09, 9.3.12. – STATES, TERRITORIALISM, POLITICS, REPRESENTATION, EXPLOITATION, PRIVILEGES, MONOPOLIES, SUBSIDIES, PROTECTIONISM, PROHIBITIONS, LEGISLATION, PRIVILEGES, LOBBIES, SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP, REPRESENTATION? POLITICS AS USUAL, TERRITORIALISM

LAW: Most laws are just part of a nation-wide conspiracy to trap individuals. – JZ, 3.3.77. – Individual secessionism together with full exterritorial autonomy for voluntary communities would spring that trap and allow everyone as much or as little in liberties and rights, among like-minded people, as they want for themselves. In other words, we have to get rid only of territorial constitutions, laws, jurisdictions and other institutions and can leave the rest to volunteers and their schemes and ideas, tolerantly practised only among themselves. – JZ, 31.8.07. - INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

LAW: Most laws are like most quack “cures”: they do not cure but make matters worse. At best they are totally without negative effects. – JZ, 19.10.06, 25.10.07. – LARGELY MERELY QUACK CURES

LAW: Most laws are modern and imposed rituals and just as wrong and senseless as most of the old and ancient rituals were. – JZ, 14.3.99, 28.8.07. - MODERN RITUALS

LAW: Most laws are not passed to uphold quite sound rights, liberties, principles and moral rules but, on the contrary, are greatly infringing them. – JZ, 14.9.91, 28.8.07. - RIGHTS, LIBERTIES, PRINCIPLES, MORALITY

LAW: Most laws are not rightful laws but wrongful ones. - JZ, 30.4.02. - WRONGFUL VS. RIGHTFUL LAWS

LAW: Most laws are not worth upholding. Only just laws deserve to be obeyed. Be responsibly disobedient!” - JZ, 21.9.00. - JUSTICE, DISOBEDIENCE

LAW: Most laws are so bad that they should not be passed for eternity or until parliament finally gets around to repeal them – many years after their harmfulness and wrongfulness has been widely recognized. An in-built time-limit of e.g. 30 years is much preferable and was suggested by the founders of modern democracy or republicanism: Thomas Paine and Thomas Jefferson. – However, for panarchies as personal law communities for volunteers, such a clause would be much less necessary or useful, since its members would always be free to secede from them if they came to disagree, from their point of view, with too many of its personal laws or, perhaps, very strongly with only one of them. – JZ, 30.8.07. - TIME LIMITS ON LAWS

LAW: Most laws are the result of an “open” and legalized conspiracy against the kind of justice that is based on voluntarism, tolerance, individual rights and liberties. – JZ, 16.1.96, 30.8.07. - AN OPEN “CONSPIRACY” AGAINST BASIC RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

LAW: Most laws are, basically, no more right and sensible than most of those imposed by Stalin, Hitler and Mao, even when they are more moderate in their aims and application. – JZ, 20.4.93, 31.8.07. – Democracies have e.g. a territorial monopoly, broadcasting monopoly, postal monopoly, money monopoly, decision-making monopoly on war and peace and international treaties and much else in common with totalitarian States. – JZ 31.8.07. - LAWS, TERRITORIAL ONES, AS SUCH EQUALLY WRONG, TOTALITARIANISM & TERRITORIALISM

LAW: Most laws arise from good intentions but use wrongful and uneconomic means and cause injustices and harm. – JZ, 26.7.92. – However it is still doubtful whether at least some laws are really designed and passed with good intentions. – JZ, 30.8.07, 29.9.13. – Usually, their authors lack sufficient moral sense, knowledge and intelligence. – JZ, 16.1.08, 29.9.13. - EVEN GOOD INTENTIONS ARE NOT ENOUGH. GOOD WILL

LAW: Most laws can no longer be obeyed simply because they are too numerous to become read and known, even by lawyers, judges, lawmakers and policemen and bureaucrats. – JZ, 5.12.83, 30.8.07. - UNKNOWABLE, THEY HAVE BECOME LARGELY UNKNOWABLE

LAW: Most laws deserve only to be flushed down a drain or a toilet. – JZ, 14.3.99. - REPEAL OF LAWS

LAW: Most laws have no intrinsic majesty, sound principles or foundations in natural law, individual rights and liberties. – Nevertheless, they make the same wrongful claims that absolute monarchs made for their rule. - JZ, 30.8.07. - MAJESTY OF THE LAW? NO GREATER THAN THAT OF ABSOLUTE KINGS

LAW: Most laws merely coerce, deceive or victimize. They do not solve anything. But they are great in creating, unintentionally, many new problems and costs. – JZ, 5.8.91. - LAWS, DECEIVE & VICTIMIZE BUT DON’T SOLVE ANY PROBLEMS

LAW: Most laws perpetuate wrongs and absurdities and load us down with their costs and enchain us with. And then we are expected to respect such wrongs. – JZ, 20.4.93, 31.8.07. - WRONGFUL & ABSURD ONES

LAW: Most laws should not have been passed and deserve only to become repealed, a.s.a.p. – JZ, 29.8.07. - REPEAL

LAW: Most laws suppress freedom, rights and justice. – JZ, 11.8.86, 30.8.07. - SUPPRESSING FREEDOM, RIGHTS & JUSTICE

LAW: Most laws, as man-made laws, offend, very severely, against “the” law, as a humane and just as well as freedom- and peace-promoting ideal. They are awful rather than lawful. As such all of them should be abolished, repealed, ignored or, if necessary, forcefully overthrown, in a rightful and as far as possible also bloodless revolution, for which a full code of individual rights and liberty would be a very good starting point and aim, suggesting also many rightful and good techniques for it. – At the very least, all dissenters should become free to opt out from under such despotic and irrational legislation and to adopt personal laws for themselves, in their own communities of volunteers, that would not claim any territorial monopoly for themselves. - JZ, 7.9.07. – THE LAW

LAW: Most laws, like manure, become useful only by being buried and forgotten. Otherwise they stink to high heaven. – JZ, 9.4.93. - USEFULNESS?

LAW: Most laws, politicians, lawyers, courts, judges, policemen and other bureaucrats restrict rather than extend our rights and liberties – not to speak of what they cost us. – JZ, 25.2.99, 29.8.07. - RIGHTS, LIBERTIES, JUSTICE, ENDANGERED RATHER THAN PROTECTED BY TERRITORIAL LAWS

LAW: Most legislation ignores the fact that you cannot make honesty by filling up forms, or that no machinery can give any guarantee against the deliberate wrongdoer. It is comparatively easy to catch a thief after the theft, but to try to catch him beforehand, by putting all the honest people under suspicion, actually promotes dishonesty. Five thousand Acts of Parliament have been passed in the last half-century, each saying to the inhabitants of this country in innumerable clauses "Thou shalt not”. No Act of Parliament, no ordinance of government, can ever do anything but say "Thou shalt not." All the way from Moses to Ramsay MacDonald no law has been able to do anything else. "Thou shalt not" has been said to us five thousand times in the last fifty years in a hundred and fifty thousand clauses. This is the major explanation of such unemployment and other economic troubles as we possess today. A fashionable form of Act of Parliament says "Thou shalt not" to millions of us in order that a few hundreds of us may continue to function in some unsatisfactory way. For instance, thou shalt not run a motor omnibus because the railways are burdened with labour conditions and stupid legislation, which makes them unable to stand your competition. Thus we delay the inevitable bankruptcy of one group by driving other groups out of work; that is the great protectionist fallacy.” – Sir Ernest Benn: The State the Enemy, p.143. - NECESSARY EVIL? PROTECTIONISM, UNEMPLOYMENT,

LAW: Most legislation is just as useless, harmful and wrong as military barbed wire entanglements. – JZ, 4.11.92, 29.8.07. - USEFULNESS?

LAW: Most legislation results from ignorance and prejudices. E.g. legislation opposing stem-cell research, wrongly assuming that stem cells could come only from aborted “spare” embryos, as if this well-known and major “resource” were the only possible source for stem cells. – JZ, 22.8.02. – Many are e.g. rejected after each birth together with the umbilical. – JZ, 19.1.09. - If the law merely said: Find new or use the already found other sources of stem cells - then it would be right and rational. - STEM CELL RESEARCH

LAW: Most of the laws have little, if anything to do with justice. – JZ, 11.10.92, 25.1.09. - JUSTICE

LAW: Most people accept law as their guide to conduct; they find it to be more profitable than following the rules of justice. They are always asking, "What is the law?" "Can I do that and not be arrested?" To them anything within the law is right; yet we know that the greatest injustices are committed within the law. They would see nothing wrong in murder, if it was lawful.” (*) – Charles T. Sprading, Freedom and its Fundamentals, quoted in The Heretic’s Handbook of Quotations, P. 28. – Duels were lawful in many countries for a long time! – JZ, 4.9.07. So was slavery. Military slavery and that of taxation and “education” still are, in many to most countries. – JZ, 15.1.08. – (*) It is, in war, when the murdered are, officially, declared to be “enemies”. – JZ, 25.1.09. - MORAL GUIDES OR MISLEADERS? STATISM VS. JUSTICE & RIGHTS

LAW: Most people have an unjustified prejudice in favor of existing laws - in fact, according to John Campbell, laws are the petrifaction of existing prejudices. – JZ, 7.8.75, commenting on ANALOG editorial Dec. 60. - PREJUDICES

LAW: Most people mistake law for justice and authority for liberty. You will hear them talk of "liberty under law”, and they are content to see it so deep under the law that it is completely obliterated.” – Herbert Spencer. - JUSTICE, AUTHORITY VS. LIBERTY

LAW: Most people, like many lawyers and judges, only know of some laws and all too little about justice and rights. – JZ, 17.5.83, 30.8.07. - JUSTICE & RIGHTS

LAW: Most wrongs, abuses, evils and waste can be traced back to interventionist legislation. – JZ, 26.11.93.  INTERVENTIONIST LEGISLATION

LAW: most, if not all legislation … a restriction of rather than extension of liberty.” – Karl Hess, The Lawless State. - LIBERTY

LAW: Mostly laws simply petrify the current ignorance, prejudices and stupidities into more or less enforced rules for all. – JZ, 11.7.91, 28.8.07. - IGNORANCE & PREJUDICES, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, IGNORANCE, PREJUDICES, ERRORS

LAW: Mostly they stand in opposition to individual rights and liberties rather than uphold them. They do not even know and appreciate many of the very important basic rights and liberties. – JZ, 15.4.99, 29.8.07. - LAWYERS, JUDGES, POLITICIANS & BUREAUCRATS

LAW: Mr. Johnson begins his book by doing his own Gibbon. But his very version of the famous "decline and fall" of Rome is more subtle than the earlier attempts at explanation. It was not the decline of Roman law that signaled the end of the empire, it was an over-proliferation of laws. The earlier Roman rule, he says, was not free in that it accepted the principle of "one man, one vote." It was "free in the more fundamental sense as understood by Thomas Hobbes, when he wrote: “The freedom of the subject is the absence of laws.” - John Chamberlain, in reviewing: Paul Johnson, Enemies of Society, in The Freeman, 3/78: This is equivalent to saying that laws should be few, clear and simple. – If any at all! - Here one should note that there are at least over 40 different theories or hypotheses to explain the decline and fall of the Roman Empire. – JZ, 4.9.07. - ROMAN EMPIRE, DECLINE & FALL, TOO MANY LAWS, LAWLESSNESS AS AN IDEAL

LAW: Much law, but little justice.” – Thomas Fuller, Gnomologia, 1732. - JUSTICE

LAW: municipal legislation interferes with and prevents the natural organization of society. Mankind legislate themselves into confusion by their efforts to escape it.” – S. P. Andrews, The Science of Society, 27. - CONFUSION, ORGANIZATION OF SOCIETY, LOCAL OR MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT

LAW: Muslims are banned from looking at the genitals of a corpse. This also applies to undertakers; the sex organs of the deceased must be covered with a brick or piece of wood at all times.” - WRONGFUL & IRRATIONAL ON SEX

LAW: mutable policy," as Madison said, poisons the blessings of liberty itself. It will be of little avail to the people that the laws are made by men of their own choice if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood; if they be repealed or revised before they are promulgated, or undergo such incessant changes that no man, who knows what the law is today, can guess what it will be tomorrow. Law is defined to be a rule of action, but how can that be a rule, which is little known, and less fixed?” - William D. Burt, THE FREEMAN, 4/75, p.234, article on James Madison, The Federalist No. 53. - Only individual human rights and liberties are largely unchanging, alas they have not yet been fully discovered and appreciated, although they do belong to the nature of man and would make most other laws appear superfluous or even wrong. – JZ, 3.9.07. – LAWS EVER CHANGING & LIBERTY

LAW: My aim is not to pass laws, but to repeal them.” - Barry Goldwater, “Conscience of a Conservative.” - REPEAL OF LAWS MORE USEFUL THAN PASSING NEW LAWS

LAW: My little jokes don't hurt nobody. But when Congress makes a joke, it’s a law. And when they make a law, it’s a joke.” – Will Rogers, quoted in THE LIBERTARIAN CONNECTION. - JOKES, VERY EXPENSIVE ONES

LAW: My old leader, Sir Hugh Bell, used to say that the only Act of Parliament for which he would vote would be an Act to repeal an Act.” – Sir Ernest Benn, Murmurings II, p.48.

LAW: Natural law, natural justice, being a principle that is naturally applicable and adequate to the rightful settlement of every possible controversy that can arise among men; being, too, the only standard by which any controversy whatever, between man and man, can be rightfully settled: being a principle whose protection every man demands for himself, whether he is willing to accord it to others, or not; being also an immutable principle, one that is always and everywhere the same, in all ages and nations: being self-evidently necessary in all times and places: being so entirely impartial and equitable towards all; so indispensable to the peace of mankind everywhere: so vital to the safety and welfare of every human being; being, too, so easily learned, so generally known, and so easily maintained by such voluntary associations as all honest men can readily and rightfully form for that purpose — being such a principle as this, these questions arise, viz.: Why is it that it does not universally, or well nigh universally, prevail? Why is it that it has not, ages ago, been established throughout the world as the one and only law that any man, or all men, could rightfully be compelled to obey? Why is it that any human being ever conceived that anything so self-evidently superfluous, false, absurd, and atrocious as all legislation necessarily must be, could be of any use to mankind, or have any place in human affairs?” – Lysander Spooner, Natural Law Contrasted With Legislation, I. - JUSTICE & NATURAL LAW, CONTRASTED WITH LEGISLATION

LAW: Nature does not contradict herself; the laws which govern the movements of society are as regular and unchangeable as those which govern the movements of the stars.” – Winwood Reade, The Martyrdom of Man, p.25. - SOCIETY

LAW: Neither a majority's nor a minority's idea should be made law! (*) Yet the public education system makes it unavoidable that majoritarianism be the guide to education. That is sad. It is also quite unjust. Instead, we should open up the sphere of education to all sorts of input from intellectual, religious, and related communities. We should have a free market in education, just as we have a free market in ideas and the press. (**) … If there are no legal barriers to this, soon a free market in education would develop. (***) - But here again (****) politicians are the main obstacle to progress. With the feeble excuse that a free market would mean that poor children would get no education – which in some cases would not be such a tragedy, judging by human history – they cling to the monopoly they have over the minds and hearts of our children. They won’t allow diversity. They want to be in power.” (*****) – Tibor Machan, Liberty & Culture, p.264. - (*) For all the people in a territory. The majority should only legislate for itself and so should each minority. –  - (**) I wish we had it. Certainly not yet for ideas, based upon a world-wide archive of ideas. Nor for talents, either. And not only broadcasting media are still all to restricted and partly monopolized and legislated upon. - (***) Why only in education? Why not also regarding all kinds of social, economic and political systems? - (****) territorial  - (*****) - Personal law communities would give all kinds of politicians their chance to be almost permanently in power within their kinds of panarchies, together with like-minded volunteers, instead of having to forever struggle to get into power or to maintain themselves in power over people who largely disagree with them. Perhaps panarchism should be mainly “sold” to aspiring politicians who, today, have little chance to get the territorial majority on their side? – JZ, 1.9.07. - TERRITORIAL LAW & INSTITUTIONS, BY MINORITY OR EVEN MAJORITY RULE, ALL WRONG, PERSONAL LAW OR MARKET ALTERNATIVES, VOLUNTATISM, SELF-CHOSEN LAW & SOCIETAL OR GOVERNANCE SYSTEMS

LAW: Neither is everything right that the State has legally imposed nor is everything wrong which it has outlawed and prosecutes. The laws depend all too much on the ignorance, prejudices and stupidity of the legislators and their voters. – JZ, 13.8.91, 28.8.07. - STATE, JUSTICE, RIGHT & WRONG, RULERS, VOTERS, DEMOCRACY, MAJORITY DESPOTISM

LAW: Never give approval to a law that ‘helps’ anyone!” - Leonard E. Read, NOTES FROM FEE, 9/71. – As if we already had free individual choice in this sphere! – His ideal, a territorial but otherwise limited government, would precisely prevent that. - HELP OR PLAGUE? PANARCHIES EVEN VS. LIMITED GOVERNMENTS AS TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENTS

LAW: Never pass a law to help anyone at the expense of another.” - Leonard E. Read, Meditations on Freedom, FEE, p.28. Insurance- and credit institutions provide help much better, cheaper and profitably to all involved with them. – However, personal law communities which try to solve all of their own problems via charity, officially organized among themselves, i.e., voluntaristic Welfare States that are only exterritorially autonomous and serve only their volunteers and this at the expense of these volunteers, should not be outlawed, either. They would also be very educational for their own voluntary members, so that, most likely, after some time they would dissolve themselves, after losing more and more members. - JZ, 4.9.07. - TAXATION, COMPULSORY “CHARITY” VIA COMPULSORY TAXES, WELFARE STATE, TRANSFER SOCIETY, JUSTICE

LAW: Nevertheless, the image of the law held by millions of human beings throughout history has been of an institution shrouded by hocus-pocus, defended by mumbo-jumbo, and sustaining the unjust; and both lawyers and judges have been seen very much as they are portrayed by Charles Dickens in his great novel Bleak House. In Bleak House, the equity case Jarndyce v. Jarndyce drags on for a generation, enriching lawyers and depleting the estate which was the subject of the litigation.” – Milford Q. Sibley, The Obligation to Disobey, p.29. - LAWYERS, JUDGES, TERRITORIAL MONOPOLY JURISDICTION

LAW: New laws are too apt to be voluminous, and so perplexed and mutable, from whence proceeds neglect, contempt and ignorance.” … “Be you never so high, the law is above you.” - WILLIAM WARBURTON (BISHOP OF Gloucester): The Causes of Prodigies and Miracles, I, 1727. - LENGTH & MULTITUDE, LAW VS. LAWS.

LAW: New lords, new laws.” – John Harrington: Nugae Antiquse, c.1610. Quoted in John Ray, English Proverbs. – At least no territorial lords and laws! – JZ, 1.9.07. – New territorial laws mean more wrongful domination. Only new laws by and for volunteers can be right – for them. – Leaders only for volunteers! - JZ, 28.1.09, 30.9.13. - LORDS, RULERS, DOMINATION, VOLUNTARISM, CHOICE, LEADERSHIP, TERRITORIALISM

LAW: Next you are told that your ancestors approved of government. You weren't around. But your ancestors did it and because your ancestors did it, you are stuck with it. You leave no recourse but to do as your ancestors wanted you to do. That's a very interesting point of view. - And then, of course, this one is often heard: No matter how bad the government is, it's better than not having one. Because if you didn't have a government, you would have chaos. Now we are back to a point I have already tried to remove. The government doesn't provide law and order. (*) It never did. It simply provides frustrations leading to disorder, legislation and so on.” - Robert LeFevre, Good Government, 15. - Underlining by me. – JZ - (*) Free people do. – JZ - ORDER, GOVERNMENT & CHAOS

LAW: Nihil quod est contra rationem est licitum; Nothing which is against reason is lawful, it is a sure maxim in law, for Reason is the life of Law. But if they transgress beyond the bounds of rationality, justice and equity, I shall to the utmost of my power make opposition and contestation to the last gasp of vital breath; and I will mot beg their favor, nor lie at their feet for mercy; let me have justice, or let me perish.” – Overton, 9.9.1648. – [lawful is … or: lawful. This is? – JZ.] But did he, to avoid much trouble for himself and others, demand that he as well as all others be allowed to select their own personal law and exterritorially autonomous communities for themselves, so that the struggle for the kind of society that individuals and minorities prefer for themselves would not be an almost permanent and all to hard and often a vain one? Even laws and governments à la menu, into our “shopping carts”, acquired like tickets or subscriptions! – JZ 5.9.07, 15.1.08, 30.9.13. - REASON & RESISTANCE

LAW: Nine legislators out of ten, and ninety-nine voters out of a hundred, when discussing this or that measure, think only of the immediate results to be achieved - they not think at all of the indirect results, or of the effect which the precedent will have, or of the influence on men's character.” - Herbert Spencer, The Principles of Ethics, par. 353. - SHORTSIGHTED, CONSEQUENCES IGNORED, MOSTLY

LAW: No amount of state education will make a really intelligent nation; no amount of Poor Laws will place a nation above want; no amount of Factory Acts will make us better parents. These great wants which we are now vainly trying to deal with by acts of Parliament, by prohibitions and penalties, are in truth the great occasions of progress, if only we surmount them by developing in ourselves more active desires, by putting forth greater efforts, by calling new moral forces into existence, and by perfecting our natural ability for acting together in voluntary associations.” – Auberon Herbert, in Mack: Auberon Herbert, p.179. - VOLUNTARISM, SOCIAL PROBLEMS, SOCIAL LEGISLATION, PROGRESS, ENLIGHTENMENT, FREE EXPERIMENTATION

LAW: No code is complete; no legislation should be beyond challenge.” – Morris West, quoted in THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 23.11.74. – The greatest and permanent challenge would be the right of individuals to secede and to establish or join their own kind of alternative and exterritorially autonomous communities under personal laws, together with like-minded volunteers. Too many libertarians take only some but not enough steps towards full liberty, to the extent that individuals want it,  combined with full tolerance for all voluntary and tolerant actions of others. – JZ, 31.8.07, 30.9.13. – TERRITORIALISM, IMPERFECTIONS INHERENT, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, PANARCHISM, ALTERNATIVE INSTITUTIONS BY INDIVIDUAL CHOICE

LAW: No doubt Adam Raphael means well. He just thinks the law is the answer to every man's prayer. … - Terry Arthur: 95 % Is Crap, 122. - STATISTS

LAW: No duty, however, binds us to these so-called laws, whose corrupting influence menaces what is noblest in our being …” - Henri-Benjamin Constant de Rebecque, quoted in GUARDIAN, Jan. 08.

LAW: No foreign will is law for us.” - (Kein fremder Wille ist Gesetz fuer uns.) – Johann Gottlieb Fichte, in „Beitrag zur Berichtigung der Urteile des Publikums ueber die Franzoesische Revolution“, 1793. In this book he clearly stood up for the right of individuals to secede from the State. Alas, he was not yet as clear there about the subsequent self-governing communities of volunteers, all doing their own things only to and for themselves, i.e. ceasing to meddle with the affairs of other communities. – JZ, 29.8.07. – If he had been, we might already enjoy panarchism today. Alas, in later writings he went astray, probably because of lack of economic knowledge and fell for the rising territorial nationalism and thus wrote an almost totalitarian utopia: “Der geschlossene Handelsstaat” (1800) ( “intensely socialistic treatise, in favor of tariff protection”, according to Encyclopedia Britannica. ) and “Reden and die deutsche Nation” (1807/9) - IMPOSITIONS, TERRITORIALISM, SUBORDINATION TO THE WILL OF OTHERS, VOLUNTARISM, GENUINE SELF-GOVERNANCE FOR ALL, FREE CHOICE AMONG ALTERNATIVE INSTITUTIONS, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, FICHTE, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY

LAW: No government can change water into wine. - Though it could make a law that water is wine..." - Mark Tier, “The Australian”. 12.10.74. – Compare their “legal tender” laws and their monopolistic “courts of justice” and their usual pretence that their “laws” are “law”. – JZ, 15.1.08. – Individual rights and liberties should become untouchable for governments and other institutions and individuals – except in personal law communities for voluntary victims, who have renounced, at least for the time being, the full practice of all or of some of their individual rights and liberties. They do have the right to make such mistakes – at their own risk and expense. – JZ, 30.9.13. - LIMITED POWER OF THE LAWS, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES FOR ALL WHO DO APPRECIATE THEM

LAW: No law books or lawyers, no presidents or monarchs, no rules and regulations, just common sense, hard work, and prosperity for those who earn it.” – Jane Lindskold, Pakeha, p.406, in “Freedom!” – science fiction stories edited by Martin H. Greenberg & Mark Tier, Baen, 2006. - LAWYERS, PRESIDENTS, RULES, REGULATIONS

LAW: No law can be sacred to me but that of my nature. Good and bad are but names very readily transferable to that or this; the only right is what is after my own constitution; the only wrong what is against it.” - Emerson, Essays, First Series: Self-Reliance. - PERSONAL LAW, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, SELF-OWNERSHIP, SELF-RESPONSIBILITY, SELF-GOVERNANCE

LAW: No law can give power to private persons; every law transfers power from a private person to government. – Isabel Paterson, quoted by Afrikanus Kofi Akosah sharing V is For Voluntary's photo. 17.2.13. - Nizam Ahmad likes a photo. - Capitalism – Facebook, 1.10.13.

LAW: No law can give you freedom. – Chris Lyspooner, quoted on Facebook, 8.2.12.

LAW: No law can make a wrong right. The attempt can only make the law wrong. – Only ignoring, resisting or repealing bad laws or seceding from them can help us against them. – JZ, 11.3.88, 29.8.07, 26.1.09. - RIGHT & WRONG

LAW: No law except human individual freedom and rights statements - unless they are to be applied ONLY to volunteers. - JZ, 16.1.02, 20.8.02, 24.1.09. – PANARCHY, PERSONAL LAWS, VOLUNTARISM

LAW: No law is allowed to exceed the number of letters in the alphabet.” – Jonathan Swift, notion in Gulliver’s Travels in Brobdingnag, according to Peter Marshall, Demanding the Impossible, p. 130. – To speed up and simplify law repeals, one should perhaps start by declaring all laws longer than one page, in normal print size, to be invalid from now on. – That scribes used to be paid by the page had probably much to do with the length of some laws. On the other hand, consider how many important points were left unclear and open to misinterpretation in the supposedly ideal US. Constitutions. - JZ, 1.12.07. - Jim Davies, in an essay of 26 11 07, sent to me by C. B., entitled “Constitutional Rule”, answers the question: Imagine the Feds were to obey and be limited by the US Constitution. Would that produce a free society? See: – Jim Davies is a retired businessman in New Hampshire who led the development of an on-line school of liberty in 2006 ( , and who expects to experience a free society in his lifetime. Jim Davies Archive - -

LAW: No law is or can be “fair”. (*) JZ, 4.5.73. – Except self-given laws among communities of volunteers. – JZ, n.d. - (*) Unless it is a personal law, that peaceful individuals freely subscribed to as applying to themselves and to aggressors against them. – JZ, 28.8.07. - FAIRNESS, CAN IT BE FAIR? PERSONAL LAW, SELF-CHOSEN, VS. TERRITORIALISM

LAW: No law is quite appropriate for all.” - Livy, Ab Urbe Condita, c. 29 B.C., 34-3. - Only personal laws can be appropriate for all their volunteers, not territorial laws for all people living in a territory. – JZ, 1.9.07. – INAPPROPRIATE TERRITORIALISM, PERSONAL LAWS

LAW: No law perfectly suits the convenience of every member of the community; the only consideration is, whether upon the whole it be profitable to the greater part.” - Livy: History of Rome, xxxiv. – He, too, thought only of territorial communities. When dissenting or unwanted minorities are free to secede and organize under exterritorial autonomy, then each group can have the law or system or institutions that would suit them. The majority would no longer have “troublemakers” against it and minorities would not have to win the majority over to their cause. To each his own things, methods or personal law and self-governance system! – Consider for how long have most people stuck by now, all too unthinkingly, to the majority spleen or even been hanged or otherwise mistreated by it, all to patiently and enduring, rather than liberating themselves, making themselves free to do their own things under personal law or exterritorial autonomy, while leaving the majorities - in each present territorial State – to their self-imposed fates? – JZ, 1.9.07, 30.9.13. - TERRITORIAL LAW CANNOT SUIT ALL. SATISFYING MERELY THE MAJORITY IS NOT GOOD ENOUGH. MINORITY RIGHTS & INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES OF THEIR VOLUNTARY ADHERENTS ARE TO BECOME UNTOUCHABLE. PERSONAL LAW & VOLUNTARISM

LAW: No law should become valid without satisfactory explanations being added to them, as well as satisfactory replies to all the questions and objections that have been raised against them. That might help to end the flood of interventionist and wrongful, harmful and irrational laws. - JZ, 29.4.02.

LAW: No law should become valid without sufficiently publishing a bibliography, abstracts and texts of all texts that are critical of it and without the option for every citizen to vote against it - or to ignore it altogether, as long as he acts peacefully, i.e., does not meddle with the affairs of others. - JZ, 29.4.02, 20.8.02.

LAW: No lawman knows all of the laws. Nor does any lawman know or cares how many genuine individual rights and liberties the laws infringe. – JZ, 29.1.09. – However, do even anarchists and libertarians care enough about them to finally fully and clearly declare them? – JZ, 30.9.13. – DECLARATION OF ALL INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES THAT HAVE SO FAR BECOME KNOWN AT LEAST TO SOME

LAW: No laws are binding on the human subject which assault the body or violate the conscience.” - Sir William Blackstone, Commentaries on the Laws of England, 1765. – Another version: No laws are binding on the subject that assault the person or violate the conscience.” – Blackstone, quoted in Alex Comfort, Authority & Delinquency, p.79. Nevertheless these territorial bonds are still inflicted upon us, by the tens of thousands. And they do not age and fall apart or are repealed fast enough. – JZ, 5.9.07. - INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS, WRONGFUL LAWS ARE NOT BINDING UPON ANYONE, OBLIGATION, OBEDIENCE, DISOBEDIENCE & CONSCIENCE

LAW: No laws, however stringent, can make die idle industrious, die thriftless provident, or the drunken sober.” - Samuel Smiles: Self-Help, I, 1859. - INEFFICIENT, NOT ONLY WRONGFUL

LAW: No laws, however stringent, can make the idle industrious, the thriftless provident, or the drunken sober" - Samuel Smiles (1812-1904), author of the classic, "Self-Help." Quoted by shared Lawrence Reed's photo. Facebook, 29.9.12.

LAW: No less than Samuel Adams or any of the other fire-eaters of the revolution, Josiah Warren stood ready to break out of his shackles should government ever attempt to enslave him. Anarchism, as Josiah Warren defined the idea, aimed not so much at destroying the law as making every man ‘a law unto himself.’ Only thus, he maintained, might freedom be established on earth.” - Reichert, Partisans of Freedom, p.136. – Defending one’s individual rights and liberties should not only be left to individuals but also to cooperatives or free enterprises of individuals. Competing protective associations and competing panarchies or polyarchies, between them, would probably provide much better and quite rightful services than those now offered by territorial States at the expense of involuntary taxpayers. – JZ, 5.9.07, 30.9.30. - PERSONAL LAW, ANARCHISM, MAN, SOVEREIGN INDIVIDUALS

LAW: No man e’er felt the halter draw / With good opinion of the law.” – John Trumbull: M. Fingal, III, 1782. - BEING CONTROLLED BY THE WILL & DECISIONS OF OTHERS

LAW: No man is allowed to make love to his wife with the smell of garlic, onions, or sardines on his breath in Alexandria, Minnesota. If his wife so requests, law mandates that he must brush his teeth.” - WRONGFUL & IRRATIONAL ON SEX

LAW: No man-made law can rightfully outlaw any individual right or liberty. Those, who do act as if they could, are merely legalized criminals and on the same level as the Nazis and Soviets were, who legalized many of their crimes. – JZ, 8.9.93.

LAW: No matter whether th’ constitution follows th’ flag or not, th’ Supreme Court follows th’ iliction returns. Laws ar-re made to throuble people an’ th’ more throuble they make th’ longer they stay on the stachoo books.” – Peter F. Dunne, quoted in Sprading, Liberty and the Great Libertarians, 523. - CONSTITUTION, SUPREME COURT, FLAG, ELECTION RETURNS, VOTING, POLITICS AS USUAL


LAW: No more laws! There are already all too many of them, more than we could manage to read or apply and most of them promoting injustice rather than justice. They restrict rights and liberties rather than realize and protect them. - JZ, 2.10.01.

LAW: No one ever heard of the truth being enforced by law. Whenever the secular arm is called in to sustain an idea, whether new or old, it is, it is always a bad idea, and not infrequently it is downright idiotic.” - H. L. Mencken. - TRUTH & FORCE, IDEAS, IDEOLOGY, INTOLERANCE, SUPPRESSION, CENSORSHIP

LAW: no one has ever succeeded in producing a definition of law which has been accepted by more than a narrow circle of lawyers.” – H. Van Marseveen, in Holterman, Law in Anarchism, page 70. - DEFINITION

LAW: No one is bound to obey an unconstitutional law and no courts are bound to enforce it. – 16 AmJur., Sec. 177 late 2d, Sec. 256, quoted by Claire Wolfe, 101 Things to Do ‘til the Revolution, Breakout Productions, Port Townsend, Washington, 1999, rev. ed., ISBN 1-89.3626-13-X, p.13. - UNCONSTITUTIONAL LAW & OBEDIENCE TO IT

LAW: No one knows, no one can know, this miscellaneous jumble called the law of the land, which everyone is assumed to know.” - J. C. Spence, The Conscience of the King, p.19. - IGNORANCE OF MUCH OF IT IS INEVITABLE. IT IS LARGELY UNKNOWABLE, CERTAINLY UNREADABLE AS A WHOLE

LAW: No one, not even the lawmakers, bureaucrats, judges and lawyers, far less ordinary subjects of awfully lawful territorial governments, has the time, interest or energy to read all the laws, far less to abide by all of them. Even a single clause of any law may remain controversial for years to decades. The solution lies in either ignoring them, resisting them or in opting out from under them. – JZ, 14.3.99. Already a single clause can be catastrophic in its consequences, like the clauses establishing an issue monopoly for banknotes or those giving such a money legal tender power. – JZ, 29.8.07. – LAWS UNKNOWABLE & UNREADABLE

LAW: No prophecy is safer than that the results anticipated from a law will be greatly exceeded in amount by results not anticipated.” - Herbert Spencer, THE STUDY OF SOCIOLOGY, p.270. - UNFORESEEN & UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES

LAW: No society can exist if respect for the law does not to some extent prevail; but the surest way to have the laws respected is to make them respectable. When law and morality are in contradiction, the citizen finds himself in the cruel dilemma of either losing his moral sense or of losing respect for the law. - Unfortunately, the law is by no means confined to its proper role. It is not only in indifferent and debatable matters that it has exceeded its legitimate function. It has done worse; it has acted in a way contrary to its own end; it has destroyed its own object: it has been employed in abolishing the justice which it was supposed to maintain, in effacing that limit between rights which it was its mission to respect, it has put the collective force at the service of those who desire to exploit, without risk and without scruple, the person, liberty, or property of others; it has converted plunder into a right, in order to protect it, and legitimate defense into a crime, in order to punish it.” – Bastiat, quoted in G. C. Roche III, Frederic Bastiat, A Man Alone, p.128. - LAW: No society can exist unless the laws are respected to a certain degree. The safest way to make laws respected is to make them respectable. (*) When law and morality contradict each other, the citizen has the cruel alternative of either losing his moral sense or losing his respect for the law.” – Source? – Probably another translation of a remark by Bastiat. See above. – JZ. - (*) Or optional, as personal for the communities of volunteers. Then it is their law, however good or bad it may be, and will be respected by them as their own choice. – JZ, 5.9.07. – MORALITY, RESPECT FOR TERRITORIAL LAW A REQUIREMENT FOR THE EXISTENCE OF SOCIETY & SOCIETIES?

LAW: No spare time is provided to read the many and thick volumes of laws by which we are being snowed under, far less the long time to study and comprehend them sufficiently and to learn how to avoid or evade them Thus we are driven to the expensive and "tender mercies" of secondary lords and masters: lawyers and judges. - JZ, 20.8.02.

LAW: No tyranny is more cruel than that which is practised, under the cover of laws and with the mere make-believe of justice. For it means, so to speak, to drown the unfortunates who have saved themselves on a plank.” - Montesquieu, in his Considerations on the Greatness and the Decline of the Romans, chapter 14. (Es gibt keine grausamere Tyrannei als die, welche unter dem Deckmantel der Gesetze und mit dem Schein der Gerechtigkeit ausgeuebt wird, denn das heist sozusagen Unglueckliche auf der Planke ertraenken, auf die sie sich gerettet haben. – Montesquieu, Betrachtungen ueber die Ursachen der Groesse der Roemer und ihren Verfall, Kap.14. ) - TYRANNY, INJUSTICE, LEGISLATION

LAW: No, there should not be a law. – Robert Heinlein, Glory Road, p.145. – No territorial law, anyhow, but only personal laws for their volunteers. – JZ, 26.1.09. - OBLIGATORY, COMPULSORY OR SUBJECT TO INDIVIDUAL CHOICE?

LAW: Nobody has a more sacred obligation to obey the law than those who make the law.” – Jean Anouilh, Antigone, 1942. – If each could make or choose his own body of laws then they would be more likely to be sensible ones and also more likely to kept or abided by. – JZ, 21.6.92, 28.8.07. - And yet the law-makers are all too often the least law-abiding people or they pass laws to suit themselves or those, who have bribed them. – JZ, 28.8.07. - OBEDIENCE TO THEM IS NOT OBLIGATORY

LAW: Non-criminal people ought to ignore criminal laws as far as possible. – JZ, 11.9.97. – And all crimes acts ought to be cleaned of all “crimes” without victims. – JZ, 29.8.07. - CRIMINAL ONES

LAW: Not all law comes from the government.” - Daniel C. Burton, Libertarian Anarchism, Libertarian Alliance, Political Notes, No.168. - GOVERNMENT, CUSTOMARY LAW

LAW: Not even the legislators can any longer know the numerous laws they passed with their votes, far less all the previous ones. The laws are mostly developed in small committees and then, through the party machines, with their party discipline, forced through parliaments, and this in such numbers and mostly of such length and with so many pages, that NO ONE has any longer the time, energy and interest to read and ponder all of them. – JZ, 14.6.86, 30.8.07. - But all the rest of the country is, nevertheless, expected to know and abide by these “laws”, often under threat of severe penalties. That absurdity alone should suffice to deny the validity of any such legislation and if the supreme courts did do their duty then they would declare all such laws null and void. – JZ, 5.9.07, 30.9.13. - LEGISLATION & LEGISLATORS, IGNORANCE OF THE LAW IS COMMON EVEN AMONG THEM

LAW: Not even the territorial governments themselves treat their laws as their holy cows – but, rather, change them, all too frequently, to suit themselves even more, under the pretence of serving and representing the general public. – JZ, 12.7.95. – Perhaps the lawmakers have even the least respect for the law, seeing the way the treat past laws, even constitutions, and the way they pass, unread, and un-debated, new laws, just by the names given to them in committees. – JZ, 7.9.07. - BROKEN EVEN BY THE LAWMAKERS & POLITICIANS & THEIR PARTIES, EVEN IN DEMOCRACIES

LAW: Not one law for all but: to each his own! In practice, mostly: numerous diverse communities of volunteers, each exterritorially fully autonomous and under personal laws, peacefully coexisting with each other in the same territory, precisely because they would then have all the rights and liberties that they want for themselves and this at their own expense and risk only. – JZ, 7.10.78, 31.8.07. - UNIFORMITY, TERRITORIAL & IMPOSED VIA PERSONAL LAWS & TOLERANCE EVEN IN THIS SPHERE, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHY, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY, SECESSIONISM, ONE LAW FOR ALL? EQUALITY BEFORE THE LAW?

LAW: Nothing can destroy a government more quickly than its failure to observe its own laws, or worse, its disregard of the charter of its own existence.” – U.S. Supreme Court Justice Tom C. Clark - Mapp vs. Ohio. - As if many governments had not kept themselves in power by breaking laws, or passing unconstitutional laws, ignoring the constitution and suppressing rights and liberties. How can this judge manage to ignore as many facts? - JZ, 22. 11. 06, 27.1.09. - How many territorial governments have seriously considered their character as territorial regimes, rather than taken it for granted? – JZ, 19.1.09. - CONSTITUTIONS HUMAN RIGHTS & GOVERNMENTS, TERRITORIALISM, SELF-AWARENESS OF TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENTS OR, RATHER, A SUPERIORITY COMPLEX? Q.

LAW: Nothing could be right by political enactment, if it was not first right by nature.” – Carl Watner, THE VOLUNTARYIST, Feb. 90. - NATURAL LAW

LAW: Nothing to fear but the law itself.” – Abraham Lincoln, still under the delusion or pretence that most laws would be just and would suppress only criminal actions rather than the actions of free and honest people. To keep himself in power over the whole USA, he sacrificed half a million Americans, more than were murdered in any other war of the USA. – By now his remark got quite another meaning. It is the wrongfulness and the harmfulness of all too many laws that ought to be feared most. Alas, most territorial and wrongful laws are still tolerated by most people. – Admittedly, very few of their victims get any really say on the existing legislation. - JZ, 29.8.07. – Most importantly, they are not free to opt out from under them and to establish or join a protective community of society of their own. – JZ, 25.1.09. - FEAR

LAW: Notoriously, both laws and institutions generally tend to develop a life or autonomy of their own which may be sharply divorced from the living, breathing human beings who are subject to them. Because an institution may have had a function at one stage of social evolution does not mean that it has one now; and if the original institution's goals were illegitimate — e.g., the Inquisition — its mere persistence did not give it a kind of justification.” - Milford Q. Sibley, The Obligation to Disobey, p.58. – This, again, will tend to apply mainly to territorial laws and their institutions, not to those, from which dissenters can secede and select for themselves different laws and institutions. Some, now territorially perpetuated by force, would soon lose all or most of their members and subjects. However, precisely because the remaining rumps of laws and institutions will remain supported by some volunteers, these will tend to last and be relatively stable, as long as they some volunteers do remain for and under them. – On the other hand, being reduced in their power, they may be more often held responsible for the crimes they have committed than were and are territorial politicians and their henchmen. - JZ, 5.9.07, 30.9.13. - INSTITUTIONS

LAW: Now to my faith. I proudly profess to being a moralist or an ethicist. I subscribe to the proposition that there are laws of nature and the universe, of Creation, that should be discovered and respected. I believe that all man-made laws - legal edicts — which go beyond codifying and complementing the moral law - serve not to bind men together but to spread them asunder, creating chaos rather than harmony, tyranny rather than peaceful order. Fundamental to my faith is the rejection of government as the sovereign power. This puts me on the side of the writers of the Declaration of Independence.” – Leonard E. Read, Castles in the Air, p.86/87. - MORALITY, ETHICS, LAWS OF NATURE, NATURAL LAW, LAW VS. TYRANNY

LAW: Numberless have been the systems of iniquity contrived by the great for the gratification of this passion in themselves; but in none of them were they ever more successful than in the invention and establishment of the canon and the feudal law.” - John Adams, Dissertation on the Canon and the Feudal Law, 1765.LAW: numerous penal laws grind every rank of people, and chiefly those least able to resist oppression, the poor. - It is very possible thus for a people to become slaves to of their own enacting, as the Athenians were to those of Draco.” – Oliver Goldsmith, The Citizen of the World, Letter LXXIZ, page 221. - MULTITUDE

LAW: Obedience towards the law? Whether it is good or bad, stupid or idiotic, prejudicial or enlightened, criminal or even tyrannical? – Rather disobey or ignore any immoral and irrational law – whenever you can get away with this! – JZ, 22.9.94, 30.8.07. –

LAW: Obviously, we need laws to protect us. It's a pity that one of the main things we need laws to protect us from is other laws.” – “DIAGONAL RELATIONSHIP”, No.9. - PROTECTION

LAW: Of course I have a policy. And if it impresses you to have things set out point by point, I will tell you what my programme is. First it is to do away with man-made laws.” – Maurice Cranston, Political Dialogues, 124. - M. C. puts such words into the mouth of Bakunin. He or Bakunin should have added: Except individually chosen personal laws, i.e., laws one contracts to accept and abide by - within a community of like-minded people, one that does not claim any territorial monopoly. – JZ, 5.9.07. This invented dialogue continues: “MARX: But you cannot do away with laws. The whole universe is governed by laws. - BAKUNIN: Natural laws, assuredly – they cannot be done away with. Indeed I agree with you that men can enlarge their liberty by extending their understanding of the natural laws, which rule the universe. Man cannot escape from nature, and it would be absurd to try …” - TERRITORIAL VS. PERSONAL LAWS, NATURAL LAW, NATURAL RIGHTS, NATURAL JUSTICE

LAW: Of course! There is a law against everything! What else is government for?” – Ron Courtney in “PROTOS”, Nov.70. - GOVERNMENT

LAW: of laws that increase, at times, at the rate of a couple of thousand per legislature, the fact is that the inflation of laws in itself discredits the law. Nor is it only the excessive quantity of laws that lessens the value of law, it is also their bad quality.” – G. Sarton, Liberty & Law, p.38. – Just like a flood of forced & exclusive paper currency discredits the paper currency. – JZ, 8.6.80. – Laws, with their country-wide compulsory acceptance and compulsory value can and are being inflated just like the monopoly paper money of the State, its exclusive and forced currency, with legal tender power, is being depreciated by being multiplied. – JZ, 14.10.07. – – Territorial laws should no longer have monopoly power and legal tender power, i.e. compulsory acceptance and a forced value for their involuntary victims! – They should become refusable and market rated, too, applying only to or being accepted only by their voluntary users or victims, just like money tokens under full monetary freedom. - JZ, 19.1.09, 20.9.13. -  Laws with “legal tender” for them, i.e. with a territorial monopoly for them and territorial “validity” or “enforcement”, when it suits the territorial rulers, can also flood a country and become almost valueless like inflated and forced monopoly currency. On the other hand, laws that individuals and minorities can reject or change for themselves or opt altogether out from under them, cannot be flooded for these people beyond their desires for them and their acceptance of them. The personal law they would accept or pass for their own affairs would be a really democratic one, almost unanimously approved in most cases. Whoever among them would object to any of them, quite strongly, would be free to secede from that community or might even excommunicated by the other members. But he would also be free to establish or join a competing panarchy. – I just read in THE SUN HERALD, 21.12.08, under the heading: “Zimbabwe is mine”: Mugabe defiant …” that Mugabe’s government in Zimbabwe has issued $ 10 billion notes, worth only $ 36 in Australian dollars. – All too often government by black leaders imitate merely the worst instances of governments misled by white leaders. – What is needed for governments as well as their paper money is voluntary acceptance or refusals, market rating and quite free competition from better societies and from sound currencies. – Panarchism and monetary and financial freedom are closely interconnected – and so are territorial rule and monetary and financial despotism. – Let good societies drive out the bad ones and good monies the bad ones. – What reflux, value, acceptance foundation or cover or guaranty does his regime have to offer for such notes? Only a despotic rule and the tributes it can still manage to collect in that currency. In other words, its money is even worse than mine, if I tried to issue such notes. All my personal property could not cover more than a tiny fraction of such a note. But my notes would be rightly refused. All of Mugabe’s property could not, either. – But their acceptance is enforced. One can only discount them by increasing one’s prices. – (I wish one could still similarly escape subjection to a territorial government!) It is issued by the “Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe”, which “promises to pay the bearer, on demand, Ten Billion Dollars”. How? Naturally, only in other such notes! – Its reserves consist essentially, apart from its political powers, out of its printing presses, stocks of paper and ink! - JZ, 23.1.09. – “I am the State!” was also the view of one of the French absolute kings. – JZ, 30.9.13. - INFLATION OR FLOOD OF LAWS, LEADERSHIP, VOLUNTARISM, MARKET RATING, PANARCHISM & MONETARY & FINANCIAL FREEDOM VS. TERRITORIALISM & MONETARY & FINANCIAL DESPOTISM. - INFLATION, LEGAL TENDER, FREE CHOICE AMONG LAW SYSTEMS AS AMONG CURENCIES, GOVERNMENTS, SOCIETIES

LAW: Of liberty then I would say that, in the whole plenitude of its extent, it is unobstructed action according to our will, but rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add "within the limits of the law," because law is often but the tyrant's will, and always so when it violates the rights of an individual.” – Thomas Jefferson, as quoted in Leonard Read’s The Free Man’s Almanac, for April 13. - LIBERTY, RIGHTS & TYRANNY

LAW: Of the many current fallacies about government, the belief that law and order can be established by Acts of Parliament and the establishment of police forces is surely one of the most pernicious." - Betty Noble, GOOD GOVERNMENT, June 73. - ORDER, LAW & ORDER

LAW: Offer any kind of law to the ones who want it for themselves - and any kind of justice for all those more concerned with justice than with law and wanting to realize what they consider to be the most just system among themselves. - JZ, 18.1.86. - JUSTICE

LAW: Often the law permits what honor prohibits.” - Saurin. (In German: “Oft erlaubt das Gesetz, was die Ehre verbietet.”) – I would replace Ehre or honor with „self-respect“, combined with respect for the rights of others. – JZ, n.d. - HONOR, SELF-RESPECT

LAW: Oh, law and order! I often think it is that, that is at the bottom of all the misery in the world.” – Henrik Ibsen, Ghosts, Act II, p.38. - ORDER, LAW & ORDER

LAW: Oh, the delusions and self-deceptions and frauds of the lawmakers and of their voluntary victims. – JZ, 4.11.92. – DELUSIONS, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM

LAW: Old laws have not been suffer'd to be pointed, / To leave the sense at large the more disjointed / And furnish lawyers, with the greater ease, / To turn and wind them any way they please.” - Samuel Butler, Miscellaneous Thoughts, I, p.535. - LAWYERS

LAW: Older laws to some extent crystallized the general public will – modern laws are less able to do so, since the public will is less definite, and the opportunities for expressing it socially are curtailed. For the first time in history laws are effectively ‘made’ by the state, without invoking any very marked response in the internal standards of the individual.” – Alex Comfort,“Authority and Delinquency. A study in the psychology of power”, 1950, 1970, p. 85, 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. - LAWS, OLD & NEW ONES, PUBLIC OPINION

LAW: Once established, ordinary legal precepts bend so slowly that they more often than not become fetters, which bind the individual rather than aids to his liberation. - Reichert, Partisans Of Freedom, p.182. - TERRITORIALISM, ITS LAWS, HARD TO ABOLISH OR TO CHANGE

LAW: Once in office, the law become an easily accessible weapon to them, not to protect the rights of the people, but to suppress them.” - Kevork Ajemian, The Fallacy of Modern Politics, Books International, PO Box 6096, McLean, Virginia 22106, 1986, Tel. (703) 821-8900, p.130. - & POLITICIANS

LAW: Once it is conceded that any man or body of men have the powers to make laws, in contrast to the natural law of justice, and can compel other men to obey them, then every vestige of man's natural liberty is gone." - Carl Watner, on Lysander Spooner, “reason”, 3/73 No Treason, Vl/12. - POWER & COERCION, TERRITORIALISM VS. NATURAL LAWS, JUSTICE

LAW: Once more we find the law leaning on customs. Horace’s sentence: “Leges sine moribus vanae.” (“Laws without customs are vain.”) – J. O. Y. Gasset, in “Concord and Liberty”. – Laws imposed on involuntary customers, apart from criminals and aggressors, are passed by vain power addicts. Only laws passed by or adopted by new voluntary customers of a personal law community – can be quite right – for them. – JZ, 21.1.08. - CUSTOMS

LAW: Once the community has the right to decide everything and to regulate everything, the will of the individual is replaced by the will of the lawmaker and the social architect. The resultant system closely parallels the relationship between a flock of sheep and its shepherd.” – G. C. Roche III, Frederic Bastiat, A Man Alone, p.229. – Why do so many people refuse to seriously consider the possibility of communities that have only voluntary members and apply only the kind of personal law for them, which these members want for themselves? It seems to be such a simple and obvious alternative to territorially imposed laws, which always lead to much dissatisfaction and unrest. – J.Z, 4.9.07. – In all spheres not monopolized by territorial governments we have already adopted this solution long ago and now take it for granted. – JZ, 30.9.13. - “COMMUNITIES” OF INVOLUNTARY MEMBERS, ASSOCIATIONISM, CONTRACTARIANISM, VOLUNTARISM, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM

LAW: Once the law became an institution of intimidation and violence itself, all respect for law would be at an end.” – G. C. Roche III, Frederic Bastiat, A Man Alone, p.121. – Or it would be largely reduced to fear of brute force and violence – as we have it now. – JZ, 13.8.75. – Alas, too much respect for wrongful and irrational laws remains. They sail under a false flag, pretending that they do represent “the law”. And the somewhat enlightened ones are not free to opt out from under them, like they could withdraw from a church or sect or a sports club. – JZ, 25.1.09, 20.9.13. - INTIMIDATION, VIOLENCE, COERCION, TERROR & RESPECT FOR LAW

LAW: Once the law ceases to protect the rights of the individual from the gang - any gang - freedom is lost.” - H.R.H. Prince Philip, in QUADRANT, 1/78. - Once all genuine individual rights and liberties are declared, sufficiently published, understood and applied, then they could and would also be used, effectively, for their own protection and this much better, faster and cheaper than, to my knowledge, any territorial law has ever done, anywhere and at any time among any people. – Alas, so far there is still all too little interest in all human rights and liberties instead of only a few of them. - JZ, 5.9.07. - RIGHTS OF THE INDIVIDUAL VS. THE GANGS

LAW: Once the Law is accepted as Normative, rather than merely protective, it is impossible to limit further transgressions against individual freedom.” - Joseph DeJan, “The Freedom Adventure”, p.5. - PROTECTION THROUGH TERRITORIAL LAWS OR FURTHER TRANSGRESSIONS? PERSONAL LAWS!

LAW: One generation cannot bind another.” - Thomas Jefferson. - Not rightfully, anyhow. He and Paine proposed time limits for laws. - JZ, 13.10.02. - LEGISLATION, SUNSET CLAUSES

LAW: One has at least to distinguish 1.) law & legislation, law being above legislation, 2.) law discovered by juries, 3.) law developed by judges, 4.) legislation produced by the democratic, republican, representative or direct democratic process, 5.) legislation produced by decree, 6.) law in accordance with individual rights and 7.) legislation in conflict with individual rights and liberties. – JZ, 78. - THE VARIETY OF TYPES, SHOULD LEAD TO FREE CHOICE AMONG PERSONAL LAW SYSTEMS, PANARCHIES OR POLYARCHIES

LAW: One has not only a legal, but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust law.Dr Martin Luther King, Jr., Letter from Birmingham Jail, 1963. - MORALITY, OBEDIENCE, DISOBEDIENCE

LAW: One law for all people in a territory means legalized aggression by some people in that territory upon others living in the same territory. – This internal aggression often leads to further aggression against the population of other territories, under the pretence that only their governments would be fought. - JZ, n.d. & 24.6.01, 26.1.09. - TERRITORIALISM & AGGRESSION, CIVIL WAR, DESPOTISM, TERRORISM, INTERNATIONAL WAR, COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY, WARFARE METHODS, WAR & PEACE AIMS, WARFARE STATES

LAW: One Law for the Lion & Ox is Oppression.” - William Blake, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell. - TERRITORIAL VS. PERSONAL LAW

LAW: One law for the rich, and another for the poor.” - 19th c. proverbial “wisdom”, in Hyman, Quotes, p. 269. – Why not, if the rich adopt one kind of law for themselves and among themselves, while the poor adopt another kind of law for themselves and among themselves? Objection should at most only arise when in a single State, as customary today, with many involuntary members and subjects, there are different laws prescribed for different classes, especially those distinguishing between people according to their capital or incomes. Under freedom the legally disadvantaged could freely opt out from such territorial States and this without having to emigrate. – JZ, 9.4.07, 30.9.13. - RICH & POOR, PERSONAL RATHER THAN TERRITORIAL LAW

 LAW: One may well ask, "How can you advocate breaking some laws and obeying others?" There are two types of laws, just and unjust. One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. One has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws. Any law that uplifts human personality is just, any law that degrades human personality is unjust.” - Martin Luther King, quoted in ANALOG, 1/83, p.48. – Another version: One may well ask: “How can you advocate breaking some laws and obeying others?" The answer lies in the fact that there are two types of laws: just and unjust. I would be the first to advocate obeying just laws. One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws. I would agree with St. Augustine that "an unjust law is no law at all." – Martin Luther King. - Is that a clear enough distinction? A habitual criminal or kleptomaniac gets “uplifted” by another successful “job” of his. His victim feels, quite rightly, feels otherwise. – JZ, 27.1.09, 30.9.13. - BREAKING SOME LAWS & OBEYING OTHERS, JUST & UNJUST LAW,

LAW: One of the Creator's lamentable mistakes, repented in sash cloth and axes. Being instated as an archangel, Satan made himself multifariously objectionable and was finally expelled from Heaven. Halfway in his descent he paused, bent his head in thought a moment and at last went back. "There is one favor that I should like to ask," said he. - "Name it." - "Man, I understand, is about to be created. He will need laws." - "What, wretch! you his appointed adversary, charged from the dawn of eternity with hatred of his soul - you ask for the right to make his laws?" - "Pardon; what I have to ask is that he be permitted to make them himself." - It was so ordered.” - Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary. - JOKES: SATAN, DEVIL, MAN-MADE LAWS

LAW: One of the greatest delusions in the world is the hope that the evils of this world can be cured by legislation.” – Thomas B. Reed. – (S. T. B. Reed, 1839-1902, in A. Andrews, Quotations, p.331.) - So much is already old wisdom – and still largely ignored! – JZ, 27.1.09. - Free enterprise and full exterritorial autonomy for all those volunteers who try to cure them with their own ideas and means among themselves! – JZ, 1.9.07. – LEGISLATION, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, PANARCHISM

LAW: One should have learnt from the Nazi regime that even laws can be criminal. – K. H. Z. Solneman, Drei Kernforderungen zur Vermoegens-Verteilung, p.11. – Laws can be criminal. – JZ, n.d. - CRIMINAL LAWS

LAW: One should never look down upon anybody who, in any way strives towards freedom, even though he would ten times offend against custom and law.” - Christian Morgenstern, Stufen, 1918, p.133. - CUSTOM, STRIVING FOR FREEDOM, TRADITION, MORES

LAW: One wrongful law leads to many others. Laws & justice are mostly in opposition to each other. – JZ, n.d.

LAW: Only just laws can truly be laws.” – From film: The Athenian. - JUSTICE

LAW: Only personal law applied to volunteers only can bring sufficient improvements or at least experience on what not to do. However private and official criminals and aggressors, whether of the same or of other peoples or States must be dealt with in a properly organized fashion, best also competitively. – JZ, 30.8.07. - PERSONAL LAW, CRIMES WITH VICTIMS

LAW: Only selective enforcement of the laws and wide-spread disobedience of them prevents the chaos of unworkable regimentation. If the laws are "made to be broken why make them at all?” – Fred Woodworth, Anarchism, p.14. - An effective avoidance of strikes while putting a strong pressure upon employers, has been the practice of some trade unions to go on working, but only strictly according to the rules, thereby greatly slowing down production. Thus showing, that even private rules, in a partly authoritarian setting can be too many and unworkable. – JZ, 6.9.07. - CHAOS ONLY AVOIDED THROUGH SELECTIVE ENFORCEMENT & WIDESPREAD DISOBEDIENCE, WORK ACCORDING TO RULES

LAW: Only self-given or self-chosen laws – among all laws - have any obligation for moral and rational individuals. – JZ, 14.3.99, 29.8.07, 28.1.09. - MORAL OBLIGATION

LAW: Only the foolish confuse law with justice.” – Lee Chang, The Year of the Horse Mace, Kung Fu series No. 5. - Entry by D.Z. - JUSTICE

LAW: Open theft is more honest than legalized theft. – JZ, 13.2.87. - Instance: Compulsory taxation. The “take” via taxes or tributes is also much larger than the take of all the private criminals. – JZ, 29.8.07. – HONESTY, TAXATION, CRIME

LAW: Our adversaries believe that an activity that is neither subsidized nor regulated is abolished. We believe the contrary. Their faith is in the legislator, not in mankind. Ours is in mankind, not in the legislator." Bastiat, quoted, in G. C. Roche III, Frederic Bastiat, A Man Alone, p.226. - SUBSIDIES & REGULATIONS, FAITH IN LEGISLATION RATHER THAN IN MANKIND OR MAN OR HUMAN BEINGS, HUMAN RIGHTS & HUMAN LIBERTIES

LAW: Our laws make law impossible …” - G. B. Shaw. - Ideal laws can only result in free competition between personal law systems and communities, all of them individually chosen by volunteers for themselves and then tried out as long as they can stand or prefer them. What works in art, literature, technology, sport, music, films, poetry, science, e.g. computer science, religion, private life styles, self-education efforts, tourist choices, free choice of jobs, free trade, freedom in private contracts, consumer sovereign choices, etc., daily, would work for free competition between political, economic and social systems, in their wide variety as well. – JZ, 7.9.07. - LEGISLATION, UNJUST LAWS

LAW: Our legislators are not sufficiently appraised of the rightful limits of their power, that their true office is to declare and enforce only our natural rights and duties and to take none of them from us.” - Thomas Jefferson, Letter to F. W. Gilmer, 1816, quoted in THE FREEMAN, February 1977, p.68. - NATURAL RIGHTS & DUTIES, PARLIAMENTS, CONGRESS

LAW: Our liberty is in danger only from the lawmakers”, Spooner asserted. “because it is only through the agency of lawmaking, that anyone pretends to be able to b e able to take away our liberty.” - Reichert, Partisans of Freedom, p.126. – One should not ignore that private criminals do also exist, not only official and legalized ones. – JZ, 5.9.07. – LIBERTY, OFFICIAL & PRIVATE CRIMES & CRIMINALS

LAW: Our society seems no longer able to understand that it is possible to exist otherwise than under the reign of law, elaborated by a representative government and administered by a handful of rulers. And even when it has gone so far as to emancipate itself from the thralldom, its first care has been to reconstitute it immediately. "The Year I of Liberty" has never lasted more than a day, for after proclaiming it men put themselves the very next morning under the yoke of law and authority.” – Kropotkin. – It is not our society - but their territorial State! – JZ, 26.1.09. - SOCIETY, REPRESENTATIVES & RULERS OR AUTHORITY, STATE, GOVERNMENTALISM, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

LAW: Our society still exists because of implicit acceptance of moral rules and not because of the fear of law or policemen. Every day demonstrates that man can live and deal with one another morally. If this condition did not prevail, all the laws, all the policemen, could not contain the violators. More so, commerce and industry could not exist, since exchange would be impossible.” - Joseph DeJan, “The Freedom Adventure”, p.10. - MORALITY

LAW: Out of mutual distrust of their own humanity people are careful to interpose between each other for purposes of commerce and intercourse something deliberately inhuman: the law.” – J. O. Y Gasset, in “Concord & Liberty” – I hold that they do so only because they neither know the laws with all its wrongs and faults, nor most of their individual rights and liberties. In this ignorance they are foolish enough to grab for the all too plentifully existing and possible “positive” laws, and appoint lawmakers, in whom all too many people still believe. – JZ, 1.9.07, 30.9.13. – Let those without this ignorance and faith - in man-made laws - opt out! – All laws only for their volunteers! - JZ, 26.1.09. - NATURAL LAW, & INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, PANARCHIES, EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, PERSONAL LAW & VOLUNTARISM VS. TERRITORIALISM

LAW: outlaw all laws!” – Larry Edell, THE LIBERTARIAN CONNECTION, No. 10, p.31. – That is O.K. for all territorial law but not for self-chosen personal law. – JZ, 30.9.13. - OUTLAWING TERRITORIAL LAW WHILE LEGALIZING PERSONAL LAW & VOLUNTARISM VS. TERRITORIALISM

LAW: Over us all is the great unchanging law, ever the same, unchanged and unchanging, regardless of all our follies and delusions, that come and go, that we are not to take possession of and rule the body and mind of others; that we are not to take away from our fellow beings their own intelligence, their own choice, their own conscience and free will; that we are not to allow any ruler, be it autocrat, emperor, parliament, or voting crowd, to take from any human being his own true rank, making of him the degraded state material that others use for their own purposes.” – Auberon Herbert, A Plea for Voluntaryism, in Mack, Auberon Herbert, p.333. - PROPERTY, VOLUNTARYISM, CHOICE, DECISION-MAKING, CONSCIENCE, AUTONOMY, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY, SELF-GOVERNANCE VS. TERRITORIALISM, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY VS. PEOPLE AS PROPERTY

LAW: Paine developed again in splendid words his idea of the nature of government, and especially emphasized most incisively that the men of today have no right to prescribe the path for the men of tomorrow. Covenants that have passed into history can never impose on new generations the duty of accepting as legal and binding on themselves limitations set by their forebears.” - Rudolf Rocker, -Nationalism and Culture, p.146. – Laws cannot even be rightfully imposed territorially upon the present population, all the diverse population of a whole territory. Peaceful dissenters must become free to secede and do their own things for or to themselves. – JZ, 25.1.09. - GENERATION GAP, TIME LIMIT FOR LAWS, FREE CHOICE AMONG LAWS, SUNSET LAWS, EXTERRITORIAL SECESSIONISM & VOLUNTARISM VS. TERRITORIALISM

LAW: Panarchism offers any kind of law to the ones who do want it for themselves – any kind of justice for all those more concerned with justice than with law and wanting to realize what they consider to be the most just system among themselves. – JZ, 18.1.86. - JUSTICE & PERSONAL LAW, PANARCHISM

LAW: Pardon him, Theodotus: he is a barbarian and thinks that the customs of his tribe and island are the laws of nature.” – G. B. Shaw, Caesar & Cleopatra, Act II. - The laws of the barbarians, at least sometimes, came closer to the laws of nature or natural laws for human beings than the “positive” laws of the lawmakers. See e.g., Gibbon’s chapter 38 in his “The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.” The “Barbarians” had voluntary communities and could, individually, change from one to the other by a declaration before a judge. – The makers of “positive laws: have still not recognized the right of individuals and minorities to secede and to establish voluntary communities for themselves that are exterritorially fully autonomous. – These conventional legislators are the really backward barbarians and primitives. - JZ, 29.8.07. - LAWS OF NATURE, CUSTOMS, TRADITIONS, NATIVE LAW, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM, BARBARIANS? PERSONAL LAWS, COMMUNITIES OF VOLUNTEERS, PANARCHISM

LAW: Parliament desperately needs a breathing space in the whole legislative process. It is too busy passing laws that few people call for and even fewer people understand.” - Mr. Killen, Liberal MHR, quoted in “PROGRESS”, Sept. 75. – The citizen-subjects need breathing space or escape from most laws even more than “their” law-makers. Only the personal laws of their own voluntary communities could be sufficiently meaningful for them to respect and obey them willingly. – JZ, 7.9.07. - PARLIAMENTS & CITIZENS

LAW: Parliament finds itself increasingly engaged in legislation which has for its conscious aim the regulation of the day-to-day affairs of the community and now intervenes in matters formerly thought to be entirely outside its scope.” – MacMillan Committee, Report, 1931, Bachmann’s Book of Freedom Quotations, p.200. - PARLIAMENT & THE REGULATION OF DAILY LIFE, ITS USURPATION OR POWER ACCUMULATION

LAW: Part of our political tradition is the belief that if any type of conduct proves undesirable, it can be removed, or at least effectively prevented by legal prohibition. The reason that we have fewer murders than, for instance, Corsica, or less prostitution, than France or Japan, lies in the fact that we have better laws. There is surprisingly little evidence to support this view. In the first place, history is full of unsuccessful attempts to repress particular forms of conduct by law. Granted a sufficient incentive, and an absence of public condemnation of the prohibited action, severity of penalty has little to do with the outcome of such attempts.” – Source? I: 2 “Coercion as a Socializing Force”. The Source was partly cut off in the sorting process. – JZ - PROHIBITIONS

LAW: Pass a law …!”? – Don’t pass any more laws – and repeal all the old ones, at least as territorial laws for all people in a territory. They never worked as intended. Law that volunteers pass or choose only as “games rules” for themselves, their own voluntary teams, are quite another matter. – JZ, 1.8.88, 12.9.08. – PERSONAL LAW, VOLUNTARISM

LAW: Passing a man-made law on something does not make it right (the law, in its best sense) – but, merely, legal. – JZ, 9.6.04, 19.10.07. – LEGALITY, LEGALISM, CONSTITUTIONALISM

LAW: passing laws and creating bureaus cannot add one jot to human happiness.” – McBride: A New Dawn, p.93. - BUREAUS & HAPPINESS

LAW: Patrick Edward Dove, a very much neglected British economist, summed up the position when he pointed out that the British Parliament did not free the slaves and did not free trade. They merely abolished their own laws, which had made slaves and had enslaved trade. Once the law was abolished, the slave became free by nature and trade became free by nature.” – Dr. H. G. Pearce, “Value”, p.272. - PARLIAMENT, & SLAVERY, ABOLITION, PROTECTIONISM & FREE TRADE, NATURAL LAW

LAW: People crushed by law have no hope but from power. - If laws are their enemies, they will be enemies to laws; and those who have much to hope and nothing to lose will always be dangerous ..." - Edmund Burke, Letter to the Hon. C. J. Fox, October 8, 1777. – People crushed by territorial laws have no hopes. People of volunteer communities do. Their personal laws are self-chosen. They are exterritorial autonomous and practice experimental freedom. They do not require permission from anybody. - JZ, 13.10.02, 29.1.09. - People crushed by territorialism have no hope but exterritorialism or panarchism - JZ, 26.11.02. - The greatest hope lies in gaining the power to rule the own affairs, together with like-minded people, quite independently from the ideas and opinions of all other people living in the same territory. Power over self or self-management is needed, not power over others, with whom one disagrees, more or less extensively. Enough people should finally consider their individual secessionist, personal law and exterritorial autonomy options instead of continuing to subscribe uncritically to territorialist notions and institutions. – JZ, 1.9.07. - Only those individuals and groups not free to secede can be crushed. – JZ, 2.1.08. – Fear the slave when he breaks his chains but do not be afraid of free men. – Friedrich von Schiller, only according to my bad memory and translation. – JZ, 30.9.13. - POWER & PEOPLE, SELF-GOVERNMENT, SELF-CONTROL, SELF-MANAGEMENT, PANARCHISM, VIOLENCE, FEAR, REVOLUTIONS, LIBERATION, TERRITORIALISM, SELF-MANAGEMENT IN EVERY SPHERE, AT LEAST AS AN OPTION FOR THE FEW WHO ALREADY APPRECIATE IT. EXPERIMENTAL FREEDOM, FREEDOM OF CONTRACT & ASSOCIATION, SECESSIONISM, SELF-OWNERSHIP, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY

LAW: People refuse to live under unjust laws’, I said. ‘That's what revolution's all about. Anyway, the British shouldn't have passed legislation they couldn't enforce’.” - Robin Cook, A State of Denmark, p.159. – UNJUST LAWS, RESISTANCE, OPTING OUT, SECESSIONISM, PANARCHISM

LAW: People starting with the idea that certain things are right and are the law, come to believe that others are right because they are the law.” – W. Somerset Maugham, A Writer’s Notebook, 1949. – LAWS VS. THE LAW

LAW: Personally, I think Ayn Rand was onto something when she had the good guys at the end of Atlas Shrugged admiring a new Constitutional Amendment: “Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of production and trade …” - Better yet, Alice, how about: ”Congress shall make no law”? – Period.” - L. Neil Smith, Lever Action, A Mountain Media Book, 2001,, p. 361 - & LEGISLATION, VOLUNTARISM OF PERSONAL LAW VS. COMPULSION OF TERRITORIAL LAWS & INSTITUTIONS: TERRITORIALISM

LAW: persons sometimes, unfortunately, are in a position to turn their opinions into law.” - W. G. Sumner, Selected Essays, p.17. - PREJUDICES & MERE OPINIONS, POWER

LAW: Petty laws breed great crimes.” – Ouida. - Many laws already are great crimes. - JZ, 22. 11. 06. & CRIMES

LAW: Place yourself outside the law – without coercing anyone! Just act morally! – JZ, 2.75. - To the extent that you are still or already allowed to do so. Fully and freely you could only do so if you were already free to secede and to join or establish a community of volunteers that corresponds to your own ideals and that is exterritorially fully autonomous. – JZ, 31.8.07, 30.9.13. - MORALITY, CHOICE WITHOUT ANY TERRITORIAL COERCION, PERSONAL LAWS, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHIES

LAW: Plato’s conclusion is that the laws of existing States are doubly imperfect; namely, both for the general reason that a formulated law is always somewhat imperfect because it is too rigid and for the particular reason that they deviate from the ideal even more than necessary.” – Aristotle: Constitution of Athens, from the introduction, p.39.

LAW: Political freedom is the right not to recognize any law but those one has given oneself.” – J. G. Fichte, Beitrag zur Berichtigung der Urteile des Publikums ueber die Franzoesische Revolution. – Fallacies about representation and the benefits of territorial organization and about individual rights and liberties and genuine self-government, in the form of voluntaristic and tolerant panarchies, do still prevail more than 200 years later. They are, to my knowledge, not even explored and clarified as yet with electronic “argument mapping” as developed by Paul Monk et al. Nor are they to be found in a general encyclopedia of the best refutations of prejudices, errors etc. that are obstacles to progress. – JZ, 30.8.07. – Or in a libertarian encyclopedia or libertarian ideas archive or libertarian bibliography and abstracts and review compilation. – Some of the best libertarian books are still unknown to most libertarians – although by now all libertarian books could and should be offered on a single HDD. – JZ, 26.1.09, 30.9.13. - POLITICAL FREEDOM, SELF-GIVEN LAWS, PERSONAL VS. TERRITORIAL LAWS, INDIVIDUALLY CHOSEN LAWS OR LAW SYSTEMS VS. LAWS IMPOSED BY MINORITIES OR MAJORITIES, NEEDED DIGITAL LIBERTARIAN REFERENCE WORKS & LIBRARY, NEW DRAFT

LAW: Political law is the antonym, not the synonym of order. -  Paraphrased from Stanley Diamond, “The Rule of Law Versus the Order of Custom,” 38, SOCIAL RESEARCH (1971), p.68. -

LAW: Politicians preach about respecting the law, but I must go along with Thoreau, who said, "It is not desirable to cultivate a respect for the law, so much as for the right." - Robert Ringer, American Dream, p.313. – Have our lawmakers produced only respectable laws? – JZ, 26.1.09. - RESPECT FOR RIGHT VS. RESPECT FOR LAW

LAW: Politics: The application of collective action to seize and or exercise the coercive power of the State.” – While this probably describes 99.9 % of political activity in the world today, it is not necessarily always true; for example, if I lobby for the repeal of an oppressive law, in what way am I attempting to seize or exercise coercive power?” – Dan Tobias, THE CONNECTION, 124, p.87. – It is also oppressive to deprive people of an oppressive law that they do want for themselves and that could be applied only by and to themselves. It should only be repealed or become invalid for their dissenters, who have opted out of such communities. – JZ, 27.9.89, 29.8.07. - TERRITORIAL POLITICS VS. PANARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW, SECESSIONISM, CHOICE, COMPETITION, LAISSEZ FAIRE, FREE TRADE, FREE ASSOCIAITIONS, FREE EXCHANGE, FREE EXPERIMENTATION & CONTRACTS IN EVERY SPHERE

LAW: Positive law: One of the first refuges or excuses of scoundrels – in all too many cases. – JZ, 28.12.94, 30.7.07. – Most “positive” laws have negative consequences. – JZ, 16.5.13. - “POSITIVE LAWS” & SCOUNDRELS

LAW: Previously we suffered under crimes, today under laws.” – Another translation: “Formerly we suffered under crimes, today under laws.” – (Frueher litten wir an Verbrechen, heute an Gesetzen.) - Tacitus, Annals, 3, 25. - What is the difference? Anyhow, not only the laws but also the crimes have been multiplied – by the very multiplication of laws. – JZ, 5.7.92, 29.8.07. - CRIMES & MULTITUDE OF WRONGFUL LAWS

LAW: Probably all laws are useless; for good men do not want laws at all, and bad men are made no better by them." - Demonax, c.150 A.D., quoted in George Seldes, The Great Quotations, p.565, quoted in Lucian, Demonax, Section 59. – “All laws are useless, for good men do not need them and bad men are made no better by them.” - Demonax. - Plutarch, Apothegms. - Some to many laws are not only useless or harmful but also wrong and some of them much more so than others. – JZ, 2.9.07.  USELESSNESS

LAW: Producing laws is not an easier problem than producing cars or food, so if the government is incompetent to do a good job of producing cars and food, why do you expect it to do a good job producing the legal system within which you are then going to produce the cars and the food?” – David Friedman – quoted by Victoria L. Henderson, from - -Mark Frazier - Via Niccolò Viviani ... – Facebook, 21.2.13. – Q., GOVERNMENTAL INCOMPETENCE, STATE, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, FOOD, CARS, LEGISLATION, POLITICIANS, REPRESENTATIVES

LAW: Progress can only come through the ignoring, repeal or overthrow of restrictive laws and not through new laws. As restrictive laws are here considered all those that tie down creative energies. – JZ, 20.11.92, 29.8.07. - PROGRESS

LAW: Progress, or the education of men by the wants of life, can have nothing to do with passing acts of Parliament; except so far as we pass them to break old fetters that still bind us. If civilization could be given by any government, as a royal present to a nation, the world had long since been civilized. … Civilization has never yet and never will be simply made by the fiat of those who have power. It must be slowly won …” - Auberon Herbert, in Mack, Auberon Herbert, p.180. – Preferably, most rightfully, tolerantly and effectively by volunteers doing their own things only for and to themselves. Freedom to experiment has been successful in all spheres where it was applied. It is now overdue in the spheres all too long monopolized by territorial governments, for their political, economic and social systems, from whose failures to power mongers have never learnt sufficiently. For they could always make others pay for the wrongs and mistakes they imposed upon a whole country and all its inhabitants and, sometimes even upon other countries and their peoples. – JZ, 5.9.07. - REPEAL OF LAWS & PROGRESS, CIVILIZATION, VOLUNTARISM, FREEDOM TO EXPERIMENT VS. MONOPOLISM, COMPULSION, TERRITORIALISM, PEOPLE AS PROPERTY, RULERS, POLITICIANS

LAW: proliferation of new laws creates a proliferation of new loopholes. – Source? –– As if the remaining loopholes constituted already full liberty and made the wrongful and irrational laws quite harmless! – Even flourishing black markets or underground economies cannot make quite replace free markets and free economies. – Shall we consider e.g. gun laws, drug laws, protectionism and tax laws to be quite ineffective or harmless – just because they are not fully enforced? - JZ, 27.4.13. – LOOPHOLES, BLACK MARKETS, FREE ECONOMY.

LAW: Protected by law.” - That is an illusion. Only a wide-spread recognition of individual rights, combined with self-defence and their defence by properly organized and motivated volunteer militias can come to protect all individual rights effectively, something that was never done as yet. – Only some rights were so far protected to a limited extent. – The very institution of the territorial State is contrary to at least the basic rights of its dissenters. - JZ, 25.5.93, 31.8.07. - PROTECTION,

LAW: Proudhon writes of how “laws, decrees, edicts, ordinances, resolutions … fall like hail upon the people.” – In: “General Idea of the Revolution in the 19th Century”. – At present, the Bulletin of Law contains, it is said, more than 50 000 laws, … Do you supposed that the people, or even the Government itself, can keep their reason in this labyrinth?” – Source? – I suppose that only the US federal laws are meant here, not the State and local government laws. – I have seen a number of quite different figures on the subject. - JZ, 30.8.07. – “In 1975 – 76, 43 000 new laws were passed by the various states. (N.E.)” – SOUTHERN LIBERTARIAN MESSENGER, Nov. 78. – How could anybody be law-abiding under these conditions? – JZ, 1.2.79.  MULTITUDE, LEGISLATION, ABSURDITY

LAW: Pull the plug on most laws! – JZ, 14.3.99. – Repeal all territorial laws. Permit only the personal laws, which members of voluntary communities impose upon themselves. – JZ, 29.8.07. – Repeal most of them or allow individuals to secede from under them and their institutions. – JZ, 28.1.09.

LAW: Put a time limit on all laws and regulations. - Suggestion by Jefferson and Paine. - TIME-LIMITED, SUNSET LAWS

LAW: Ralph Waldo Emerson coined the well-known words: "Every actual state is corrupt. Good men must not obey the laws too well." - Emerson, America's poet-philosopher, had in general an outspoken aversion for the fetishism of the law and averred: "Our mutual distrust is very expensive. The money we spend for courts and prisons is very ill laid out. The law of self-preservation is a surer policy than any legislation can be." - Rudolf Rocker, Nationalism and Culture, p.149. – However, even the survival instinct has not yet turned us into effective and suitably armed and organized disarmers when it comes to nuclear mass murder devices although all of us are their potential targets or would greatly suffer from their extensive use. 0 JZ, 30.9.13. - LEGISLATION, STATE, SELF-INTEREST, SELF-PRESERVATION, INTEREST IN INDIVDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, MILITIA, NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT BY THE TARGETED PEOPLES

LAW: Reason is for the wise man, the law for the unwise men.” – Chinese proverb. (“Die Vernunft ist fuer den Weisen, das Gesetz fuer den Unweisen.”) – Territorial laws are more often directed against the wise people rather than against the unwise followers of “great” leaders or misleaders. – JZ, 21.7.86 & 30.8.07. - This Chinese proverb expresses a very optimistic and unrealistic point of view on territorial laws. - Only under the free competition between very different personal laws in panarchies or polyarchies or communities of volunteers, that are exterritorially autonomous, will reason and wisdom gradually - or even fast - tend to prevail, in most of them and effective rules, methods and institutions will then become devised to deal with the remaining intolerant, stupid, prejudiced criminals and aggressors against the rights and liberties of members of such communities. – JZ, 30.7.07. - REASON & WISDOM

LAW: Recognize, also, that yon undoubtedly break laws continually. It's almost impossible to drive a car without breaking traffic laws. And most other kinds of laws are filled with contradictions that make nearly everyone a lawbreaker just by going about his own business.” – Harry Browne, How I Found Freedom … p.182. , LAW-BREAKING

LAW: Refuse to live under unjust laws.” – Robin Cook, A State of Denmark, p.159. – Easier said than done, when not even the right to secede from the State has been realized so far. – JZ, 30.8.07. - INJUSTICE, DISOBEDIENCE, RESISTANCE, INDIVIDUAL SECESSIONISM SHOULD BE THE PEACEFUL OPTION FOR ALL DISSENTERS

LAW: religion and morality are indispensable.” – This is a bitter pill for the materialistic social reformer who is honestly convinced that justice in general and social justice in particular is the creature of statutes and the end product of professional governmental administration. These materialists have forgotten that, in Americanism, justice is a moral concept and that, consequently, all injustice is sinful and evil. We cannot smother this evil with an avalanche of legislation any more than we can perpetuate virtue by embalming it in a well-worded statute. There is no such thing as the mass production of morals, and by the same token we can never produce any kind of justice on a legislative assembly line. To date, nobody has come forward with a working formula by which we can make a good society out of bad men. The recent tendency to rely upon such formulas only seems to make our society worse.” – Clarence Manion, The Key to Peace, p.28. - The very attempt to achieve various aims within a single territorial organization with compulsory membership and subordination leads to this and many other difficulties. The immediate and long-term solution lies in letting each group of volunteers go its own preferred path undisturbed, at the own risk and expense, i.e., under personal law and full exterritorial autonomy. Numerous mistakes and internal wrongs will then go on for a while, however, within such a system of tolerance for tolerant actions, i.e., actions which do not interfere with the lives and actions of members of other communities of volunteers, even the morality of the presently immoral people will tend to become improved, greatly, sooner or later. Under these conditions, any progressive step could be freely tried - by those in favor and thus the over-all progress will be maximized. At the same time, any flaws and wrongs will then only have to be suffered by those who were, at the beginning, in their favor and have still to learn the defects of their ideas and notions, their effects upon themselves and upon no one else but like-minded people. That can be very educational and enlightening. – Panarchies and Polyarchies would tend to maximize self-responsibility, if not initially, by choice of their volunteers but in the long run, even among e.g. communists, other statists and charitable people. It would also make the prevention or punishment of crimes and aggressions very competitive and would make them rather unprofitable. – This formula is already centuries old and has had a limited practice over many centuries and all over the non-recorded history. Largely by it did men advance, to the extent that it was upheld and used, in every sphere of our lives. – In general terms it amounts to freedom of contract, freedom of association and action and freedom to experiment, always at the own risk and expense. – Underlining by me. - JZ, 5.9.07.  JUSTICE, MORALITY, RELIGION, GOVERNMENT & SOCIAL REFORMERS, SOCIAL ENGINEERING, AVALANCHES OF LEGISLATION & AMERICANISM

LAW: Remember how much kids do get away with – regarding the rules laid down by their parents, pupils regarding the rules of their teachers and schools. How many marriage partners are unfaithful while pretending to be faithful? How many patients do strictly follow the rules laid down for them by their doctors? Prohibited drugs find their way even into prisons. – Crime has not been stamped out by xyz crimes acts and police, court and prison reforms. So what hope is there for most imposed territorial laws? At the same time, even kids stick largely to the rules of their self-invented games. Self-chosen personal laws systems will find much more law-abidance than do territorial laws and regulations. – JZ, 26.1.09. 30.9.13.

LAW: Repeal all laws which restrict the creative and/or productive capacities and/or industry of any honest worker.” – JAG, Aug. 22, 1972. - REPEAL

LAW: Repeal laws rather than make any new ones. - JZ, 16.1.02, 20.8.02. - REPEAL LAWS

LAW: Repeal laws! – “PROTOS”, 1/70. - REPEAL

LAW: Repealing laws is more rightful and useful than passing new laws. – JZ, 28.8.07. – REPEAL, FLOOD OF LEGISLATION

LAW: Repressive laws should be outlawed. They could and do cause violence! – JZ, 30.3.85, 30.8.07. – Drug laws are a good example but by far not the only one. The worst example, not yet widely enough comprehended as such, are the territorial laws. They led to many wars, civil wars, revolutions and terrorist acts, even to ABC mass murder devices. They may even lead to the extinction of man through his supposed governmental “protectors”. – JZ, 30.8.07, 29.1.09. - REPRESSIVE ONES & VIOLENCE, TERRITORIALISM, NWT

LAW: Republics abound in young civilians who believe that the laws make the city, that grave modifications of the policy and modes of living and employments of the population, that commerce, education and religion may be voted in or out; and that any measure, though it were absurd, may be imposed on a people if only you can get sufficient voices to make it a law. But the wise know that foolish legislation is a rope of sand which perishes in the twisting; that the State must follow and not lead the character and progress of the citizen; that the form of government which prevails is the expression of what cultivation exists in the population which permits it. The law is only a memorandum.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Politics," Essays: Second Series ( vol. 3 of The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson ), pp. 199-200 (1903). – Underlining by me. – JZ

LAW: Resourceful western legal scholars have now introduced the term 'legal realism'. By legal realism, they want to push aside any moral evaluation of affairs. They say, 'Recognize realities; if such and such laws have been established in such and such countries by violence, these laws still must be recognized and respected. ... but morality is always higher than law. This view must never be abandoned...'.” - Solzhenitsyn, Words of Warning to the World, p.26. - Panarchism provides free choice among legal systems, ethical systems and free societies. Under it, I feel certain, most lawyers and lawmakers would either price and act themselves out of circulation or out of willing victims, unless they went way down with their "service" offers and "prices". Ethical and moral systems that do satisfy volunteers will gain more and more adherents, in spite of and because of their differences. Agreement has only to be achieved upon some basically rightful international relations between these groups of volunteer. For this purpose improved individual rights codes and international arbitration courts, supported by volunteer militias for the protection of claimed individual rights, will, probably, suffice. - JZ 15.1.93, 10.12.03, 30.9.13. - I do greatly doubt that the future free people in what was formerly the USA will still need one to two million lawyers. The laws of free societies of volunteers will tend to be fewer, more simple and more just. - JZ, 16.9.04. - MORALITY, LEGAL REALISM & PERSONAL LAW, LAWYERS

LAW: Respect for “the law” or the laws amounts to respect for imposed stupidities and prejudices, for legalized monopolies and for official robberies, i.e., to respect for wrongs! – JZ, 20.4.93, 31.8.07. – Just because they had formally been passed as “laws” by supposed “representatives” – is not a good enough excuse for them. – JZ, 25.1.09, 30.9.13. - INDISCRIMINATE RESPECT FOR LAWS AS IF ALL OF THEM WERE PART OF THE LAW

LAW: Respect for laws is a pragmatic matter. Women know this instinctively; that’s why they are all smugglers. Men often believe – or pretend – that the “law” is something sacred, or at least a science – an unfounded assumption very convenient to governments.” – Robert Heinlein, Time Enough For Love, p.159. - RESPECT FOR THEM, SMUGGLING, WOMEN, MEN, OBEDIENCE, FREE TRADE, PROTECTIONISM, STATISM

LAW: Respect for the Law is advisable.” – Lord Hailsham? – Even if for the sake of self-preservation only, for there is a great power behind it and it might find out and act annoyed. – JZ, 5.9.07. - RESPECT

LAW: Revolution will always be a crime or an act of insanity when Law and Justice exist. But it is always just when tyranny prevails.” – From a revolutionary manifesto before the Spanish Civil War, quoted in Hugh Thomas, The Spanish Civil War, a Penguin Book, p.38. - JUSTICE & REVOLUTION VS. TYRANNY

LAW: Right is the rule of law, and law is declaratory of right.” - Benjamin Whichcote, Moral and Religious Aphorisms, 1753. – What a self-delusion and attempt to deceive others! Many believe that they state the truth when they merely repeat popular myths errors or prejudices or what counts as proverbial wisdom. – Here, too, the grains have not yet been separated from the chaff. – JZ, 1.9.07. - RULE OF LAW & RIGHTS,

LAW: Right is to come and go, buy, sell, exchange; law has its frontiers and its custom houses.” – Victor Hugo, Deeds & Words. - VS. RIGHTS, FREE TRADE & FREE MIGRATION VS. PROTECTIONISM

LAW: Rightful law vs. wrongful laws is largely a question of law vs. laws and of laws vs. law. – JZ, 5.9.07. – The two are very different but, because of their verbal resemblance, very frequently mixed up. – JZ, 27.1.09. - LAWS & STILL MORE LAWS VS. LAW & JUSTICE, GENUINE RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

LAW: Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add "within the law," because law is often but the tyrant's will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual.” – Thomas Jefferson, quoted by Nizam Ahmad sharing Capitalism's photo. – Facebook, 26.1.13. – Panarchism does not demand any more or any less, but Jefferson was no panarchist. – JZ, 3.1.08. – INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTY, LEGALISM, TYRANNY, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

LAW: Rights and liberties, once they are legally ignored or suppressed, are not easily restored, especially while a comprehensive declaration of them - and a suitable militia for their protection - are still missing. – JZ, 4.9.12, 2.10.12. - VS. INDIVIDUAL HUMAN RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

LAW: Rigorous law is often rigorous injustice.” – Terence, The Self-Tormentor (163 B.C.), 4-5-48, tr. Henry Thomas Riley. - ENERGETIC, SEVERE OR RIGOROUS LAW?

LAW: Ron Paul, upon being asked: Why do you always vote “no” on every bill? – replied: “I read them.” - Alan Turin shared Mommynomics's photo. – Facebook, 20.10.12. - OR MERE LEGISLATION? JOKES

LAW: Rules are a great assistance to a smart operator, just as a lot of laws are a great help to lawyers.” – Robert Sheckley, Dimension of Miracles. – An Australian lawyer admitted to me once, many years ago, that the laws on divorce and property transfers were intentionally kept complicated by lawyers, by the legislating lawyers, which usually form a majority in parliaments, for a long time, because they were their “bread and butter”. – By now they benefit from many more laws, which have made our lives unnecessarily difficult and expensive. - JZ, 28.8.07. - LAWYERS, RULES

LAW: Sacred laws are no more to be respected than sacred cows. (Except those chosen for themselves by volunteers in their own exterritorially autonomous communities. – JZ, 31.8.07.) Nor is the power sacrosanct to legislate for others, without their individual consent. Only the power to legislate for oneself and for like-minded volunteers ought to be held sacred, as an essential right and liberty. – JZ, 15.4.93. - SACRED LAWS?

LAW: Safe from Law t’ enjoy your own, …” – Martial, quoted in Benjamin Franklin’s “Poor Richard” Almanac. - TERRITORIAL LAW VS. PERSONAL LAW, PROPERTY RIGHTS, SELF-OWNERSHIP

LAW: See if the law takes from some persons what belongs to them, and gives it to other persons to whom it does not belong. See if the law benefits one citizen at the expense of another by doing what the citizen himself cannot do without committing a crime. Then abolish this law without delay, for it is not only an evil itself, but also it is a fertile source for further evils because it invites reprisals.” – Frédéric Bastiat. – Quoted, partly, in Leonard E. Read’s “The Free Man’s Almanac, for April 5. - A BASIC TEST REGARDING THEIR JUSTICE OR INJUSTICE

LAW: Seeing the frequent amendments and repeals of laws, in hindsight, all of them seem to be the least foresighted, sensible and effective solutions that could have been offered. Nevertheless, this authoritative production of failure after failure goes on and on and pays the perpetrators very well in power and money. – JZ, 5.10.91. How much longer will the victims put up with the injustices and mistakes of this territorially imposed “law” system? – JZ, 30.8.07. - REPEALS, AMENDMENTS

LAW: Seeing the impermanence of territorial legislation (frequent changes, repeals and replacements), their small successes and great failures, their small degrees of enforcement, their frequent wrongfulness, absurdity, the wide-spread and almost inevitable ignorance of most territorial laws, their strong disagreement with natural laws and with human nature, they might as well not exist at all or become generally ignored, to the great benefit of most of their former victims, the vast majority, whether they are aware of this victimization or not. – JZ, 28.2.89, 29.8.07. - IMPERMANENCE, CHANGEABILITY

LAW: Seems to be a deep instinct in human beings for making everything compulsory that isn't forbidden.” - Robert Heinlein, The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress. – Or forbidding everything that is not already compulsory! – JZ, 30.9.13. - PROHIBITIONS, COMPULSION, STATISM, INTOLERANCE, STATISM, TERRITORIALISM, PROHIBITIONS

LAW: Seldom does the particular problem or situation apply to each of the 156 million American citizens. But the law that deals with the problem does apply equally to all.” - W. C. Mullendore: How Government Grows, FEE, Essays on Liberty, II, p.294. - UNSUITABLE FOR MILLIONS OR THEIR TERRITORIAL SUBJECTS

LAW: Senator James A. Reed, the debunker, spoke recently before both houses of the Missouri legislature, in which he tried (in his superbly vigorous way) to jimmy loose some of the mountains of bunk encrusted in their cranial crevices: "There are now eighteen thousand laws on the statute books in the United States, regulating the habits and customs of human beings," Reed declared, "it would take a lifetime for one man to read all of them and no human brain has the power to remember but a few of them. Imagine talking of a free people when there are eighteen thousand laws governing their conduct! The whole theory of modern legislation is that you can remedy any human ill by passing a statute prohibiting it. - - "Whoever heard of a statute making the heart any kinder? Whoever heard of a statute changing human nature? - "You have made men lawbreakers; you have made them lawless; you have made of the law a hateful thing in a country populated by a free people. - "Men may do right, because it is right, but you can't make them do it by passing laws." – E. Haldeman-Julius, The Bunk Box, 79. - MULTITUDES, OF IT, FREEDOM, FREE PEOPLE, UNDER AVALANCHES OF LAWS

LAW: Setting yourself up openly for legal prosecution is not, in most cases, the best way to resist oppressive laws. – JZ, 26.10.87. - RESISTING WRONGFUL LAWS, MARTYRDOM, PASSIVE RESISTANCE

LAW: Should we obey laws? It all depends; some laws aren’t worth of obedience.” - Walter E. Williams, More Liberty Means Less Government. Our Founders Knew This Well, Hoover Institution Press, 1999, – p.82. – worth obeying? Worthy of obedience? – JZ. - & OBEDIENCE TO THEM

LAW: Since I was a boy, there must be 10,000 new laws passed. Nobody knows it, nobody understands it. – I’d like to make a suggestion. If you want to pass a new law, why don’t you only do it when you’ve repealed an old one? – Kerry Packer, quoted by Nizam Ahmad sharing Liberty Australia's photo. He added: Too many complex laws = No justice. – Facebook, 22.2.13. - I believe that the number of new laws passed is very much larger but do not have the figures on hand. - I would go further and suggest that for every new law proposed AT LEAST 10 old laws should be repealed. – JZ, 22.2.13.

LAW: Since not even the best lawyers and judges could any longer know all the laws even they could no longer obey all of them. Breaking most laws has thus become, for almost all people, an innocent act. – JZ, 8.6.91, 13.10.07. - BREAKING THEM

LAW: Since the War, Parliament seems to me to have gone legislation mad; we are passing too many laws, too ill-thought out, too little intelligible and too little related to the moral understanding of the people. Let us have a little respite from new law making and spend our time in consolidating, codifying, improving and I hope so – replacing.” – Lord Hailsham, 1975. - PARLIAMENT, DEMOCRACY

LAW: Since under the institution I have described, each individual “buys” his own law and gets the law he buys, law itself ceases to be a public good." - David Friedman, quoted in “reason”, 3/74, by Eric Mack. – To my knowledge and also via an all too short acquaintance, many years ago, D. F. has not declared himself for full monetary freedom for all kinds of monetary reformers or for fully free choice among competing governments or personal law systems and societies, all offering what they consider to be the “public good” quite competitively but only under exterritorial autonomy. But I would gladly receive evidence to the contrary from him or others of his admirers. He is a great thinker and writer but still under the spell, I believe, of the monetary despotism and territorialist notions of his father, Milton Friedman – and that of most other libertarians, who only envision one and supposedly ideal gold standard currency, a 100 % covered and redemptionist one, and a single territorial and otherwise limited monopoly government for all people in a territory. – Thus most freedom discussions are rather one-sided and do not include the freedom to be unfree, or alternatives to the supposedly best and ideal systems, according to one’s own individual choice, as advocated by de Puydt in his classical article on Panarchy. - JZ, 4.9.07. – Can anyone supply me with the D.M. article Mack refers to? – JZ, 27.1.09. – LAWS BOUGHT OR CHOSEN BY FREE INDIVIDUALS OR DISSENTING MINORITIES, PANARCHISM, PERSONAL LAW

LAW: Since when does Law need a legislator?” – SEK 3, NEW LIBERTARIAN 15, Aug. 85, p.11. – No law should be territorial. It should only be an agreement among volunteers and be applied only among them and upon aggressors against members of that community. Aggressors not according to the laws of that communities but only as defined by an ideal code of individual rights and liberties and an international law based upon such a code. – Otherwise, outside people who give a member what is called “an evil eye”, make a joke about a member or its hero or prophet or who set, what they consider to be a bad example, e.g. by full or part nudity, might be classed by them as “aggressors”. - JZ, 24.1.09, 30.9.13. – PERSONAL LAWS, AGGRESSION, INTERNATIONAL LAW, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES, PANARCHISM & PEACEFUL COEXISTENCE BETWEEN THEM, TOLERANCE, LEGISLATORS. Q.

LAW: So act that your principle of action might safely be made a law for the whole world.” – Immanuel Kant, quoted in Leonard E. Read: Who’s Listening? p.165. - FIRST PRINCIPLE, MORALITY, CATEGORICAL IMPERATIVE

LAW: So long as society (*) is founded on injustice, the function of the Laws will be to defend and sustain injustice. And the more unjust they are, the more respectable they will seem. (**) Observe also that, being ancient, for the most part, they do not represent altogether present iniquity, but a past iniquity - rougher and more brutal. They are the monuments of barbarous times which have survived to a gentler period.” – Anatole France. - (*) Rather: the territorial State, since it, by its nature, must inevitably be, unjust towards its peaceful dissenters. – (**) To whom? - JZ, 9.6.92, 29.1.09, 30.9.13. - INJUSTICE JUSTICE

LAW: so much of the energy of the nation is engaged in pursuing the illusory phantom of a legislative millennium. If this enthusiasm could be more wisely directed into profitable channels of voluntary action, we should be within measurable distance of great and far-reaching reforms.” - Conclusion of: Thomas Mackay, Empiricism in Politics. - LEGISLATION, STATISM

LAW: So you want to abolish government?” someone asked him. “You want no constitution? Who will maintain order in society? What will you put in place of the state? In place of the police? In place of the great political powers?" - - "Nothing," he answered. "Society is eternal motion; it does not have to be wound up; and it is not necessary to beat time for it. It carries its own pendulum and its ever wound-up spring within it. An organized society needs laws as little as legislators. Laws are to society what cobwebs are to a beehive; they only serve to catch the bees." - Proudhon had recognized the evils of political centralism in all their detail and had proclaimed decentralization and the autonomy of the communes as the need of the hour. …” - Rudolf Rocker, Nationalism and Culture, p.231. – Alas, Proudhon had not recognized the possibilities of personal law communities that are only exterritorially autonomous. He might also have said that a dangerous fire does not have to be replaced - but to be put out and that a senseless war does not have to be replaced, either, but ended, a.s.a.p. As for governments, constitutions, laws and official judges and police forces that are wanted by some volunteers, they should be able to get them, according to their standards and at their risk and expense among themselves. Alas, Proudhon did not make that concession to the statists and did not, as an argumentum ad hominem, claim only a “fool’s liberty” for himself and like-minded people. – JZ, 31.8.07. - GOVERNMENT, ABOLITION, STATE, SOCIETY, ANARCHISM,

LAW: Social disorder implies man-made law. - JZ, 26.9.01. - In response to: “Order implies law.” - Frank Herbert, The Godmakers, p.186. - SOCIAL DISORDER,

LAW: Society that claims to recognize rights at all must abandon the notion of a general duty to obey the law.” - Former Supreme Court Justice Abe Fortas in his book: "Concerning Dissent and Civil Disobedience", page 35, quoted in “THE INTERCOLLEGIATE REVIEW”, Spring 74, p, 112. – RIGHTS VS. LAWS

LAW: Socrates conflates rule of law and the institution of government. It is clear that rules delineating rights and obligations are necessary to societal life. But such rules may be accepted as a matter of custom, habit or rational insight. They do not have to be political in the narrow sense of being authorized and imposed by a government.” - William M. Evers, JLS, Sum. 75, p.185. – Laws can be self-chosen or imposed (mostly territorially). The self-chosen law will be better and more often obeyed. Only upon aggressors and criminals with victims will laws and rules have to be imposed and could this be done be quite rightfully. But even they would have a choice – before they became aggressive. They are not forced to commit aggressive or criminal acts. – JZ, 21.11.82, 5.9.07. - RULE OF LAW, GOVERNMENT, PERSONAL LAW, CUSTOMS, RULES, SOCIETIES, CRIMINALS, AGGRESSION

LAW: Solon used to say…that laws were like cobwebs — for if any trifling or powerless thing fell into them, they held it fast; while if it were something weightier, it broke through them and was off.” - Diogenes Laertius (fl. 200 A.D.) Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers, "Solon". – There are at least half a dozen very similar statements in this collection. I have not tried to pull them together. – JZ, 30.9.13.

LAW: Some laws only deserve to be broken or ignored. Matter of fact, even many of them, if one can get safely away with that. Morally one would then do no wrong. There would be no victims. – JZ, 6.1.07. – But at least one somewhat liberated person would be the result. However, for protection against the interventionists, these people would be advised to organize themselves, in some instances even armed and in military organizations. They certainly should declare their independence and cease whatever interventions in the affairs of others they were so for guilty of and be it only voting, territorially, on the affairs of others. – JZ, 20.1.09, 30.9.13. –  PERSONAL LAW, SECESSIONISM, PANARCHISM, MILITIA, VOTING

LAW: Some lawyers and judges may have forgotten it, but the purpose of the court system is to produce justice, not slavish obedience to the law. - Charlie Reese, quoted by Anja Hartleb, Facebook 20.3.12. – LAWYERS, COURTS, JUSTICE, TERRITORIALISM

LAW: Some of the laws and codes are still valid, others are a hindrance to freedom. – “Little Free Press”, 18.10.72. – I suppose that he meant “morally valid”. – JZ, 30.8.07. – Most are outright unethical. – JZ, 25.1.09. - FREEDOM, LAW

LAW: Some of the laws of the Torah cannot be rationally justified. Perhaps some of them had only one purpose, to make all the people of the country do the same thing at the same time with the same devotion.” – Dagobert D.R. Runes, Treasury of Thought, p.58. – Precisely, because of the same compulsion for all, hardly with the same and serious devotion but, by some at least, only with pretended devotion. - Most of the laws cannot be morally, economically and rationally justified - JZ, 1/75, 30.9.13. – Moreover, they remain insufficiently criticized. Now an electronic register could be kept for all of them, including all the rightful and rational criticism of them. – Respect for wrongful law might, thereby, become significantly reduced. - JZ, 4.9.07. – The memory of the current parliaments for their own wrongful and irrational laws and those of their predecessors is quite insufficient, even when somewhat helped by parliamentary librarians. The territorialist and statist views will always tend to prevail there. – No proper record is kept of all criticism of them. - JZ, 29.1.09. - RATIONALITY, IRRATIONALITY & WRONGNESS OF LAWS.

LAW: Some people believe that they need only the Ten Commandments for their lives. I believe that an as complete and clear declaration of all genuine individual rights and liberties, as could and should be compiled, declared and published by now, through the anarchist and libertarian movements, would be a good enough guide for our lives. Under their rule groups of dissenting volunteers would be free to adopt any kind of personal law, which they do prefer, among themselves, for their own affairs. All territorial laws should be repealed or ignored. – JZ, 16.5.01. – DECLARATION OF ALL INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES SO FAR FOUND OR STATED

LAW: Some people simply can’t think beyond the law – or only in a criminal way. – JZ, 29.5.91. - OBSTRUCTS THINKING & SELF-HELP, THINKING & CRIME

LAW: Some say that the law’s lost sight of justice in a lot of cases, and that there are times when people should judge a man by the best of what he’s done, not the worst of it.” – Bud Webster, The Three Labors of Bubba, page 39 of ANALOG, June 96. – Others … seem to think that the letter of the law is more important than serving justice. – Ibid, p.52. - JUSTICE

LAW: Some Topics Suggested For Essays On Laws: On the impotence of supposedly all-powerful laws. Instances of wrongful laws. Instances of laws defeating their own purpose. Instances of laws costing much more than they are worth. – JZ, n.d.

LAW: Somebody figured it out, we have 35 million laws to enforce ten commandments.” - Earl Wilson. - However, God did not enforce his few commandments any better than our legislators did their multitudes of them, in spite of the “fact” that for an as powerful being as he is supposed to be, that should have been easy. In short, he produced all too many little devils or criminals in his supposedly perfect creation, not only millions of bugs and viruses, and billions of mice, rats and poisonous snakes. Should we, therefore, gratefully, worship him, if or as if he existed? - JZ, 25.11.02, 30.9.13. – 35 MILLION LAWS VS. TEN COMMANDMENTS, GOD, A PERFECT CREATION OR AN ALL TOO IMPERFECT ONE, PERFECT OR IMPERFECT CHILDREN & OTHER “CREATIONS” OF THE PERFECT & ALL-KOWING & “ALMIGHTY”

LAW: Something that is ‘legal’ is not necessarily ‘lawful’.” – Donald L. Parson, letter in “ANALOG”, 1/87. – All too often it is merely awful. – JZ, 7.9.07. - LAWFULNESS & LEGALITY

LAW: Sometimes a man just got to put the law aside and do what’s got to be done.” – From the film “Zero Tolerance”, with Robert Patrick. - JZ, 21.4.98. – RIGHT, NECESSITY

LAW: Sometimes even the ruling politicians feel restricted by the existing body of laws. – JZ, 8.10.93. – However, they do have a way out: They can get a new law passed, to satisfy their whims or aspirations, under one or the other excuses or pretences. Their party machine is at their disposal and they are even allowed to use tax funds for their self-serving propaganda. – JZ, 1.12.07.

LAW: Sometimes the law defends plunder and participates in it. Thus the beneficiaries are spared the shame and danger that their acts would otherwise involve. Sometimes the law places the whole apparatus of judges, police, and prisons at the service of the plunderers – and treats the victim, when he defends himself, as a criminal. In short, there is legal plunder …” – Frederic Bastiat, in Dean Russell, Bastiat, Ideas and Influence, FEE, p.7/8. - Frederic Bastiat, in  - Sometimes? Always e.g. in tax laws. JZ, 4.9.07. – PLUNDER, TAXATION, TRIBUTES

LAW: Sometimes the law is more harmful than the thing it is legislating against.” – Albert Meltzer, Anarchism, Arguments for and against, p.10. Typical instances for me: The laws of monetary despotism. The laws upholding protectionism. The laws against free immigration. The laws against drugs, The anti-gun laws or victim-disarmament laws. – JZ, 29.8.07. - WRONGFULNESS & HARM

LAW: Sometimes the law places the whole apparatus of judges, police, and prisons at the service of the plunderers – and treats the victim, when he defends himself, as a criminal. In short, there is legal plunder.” – Dean Russell, Frederic Bastiat: Ideas and Influence, p.7/8. – From: Bastiat, The Law. - Rightful laws, constitutions and bills of rights would recognize self-defence liberties and rights against wrongful laws, constitutions and administrative actions. But how many constitutions have clearly recognized the right to resist and granted all the rights to do so effectively? The West-Berlin constitution and that of Hessen, after WW II, granted a right to resist in very general terms. But in West-Berlin this was interpreted merely as a right to go to a government court, if one believes to be wronged! Not even a militia on the American or English old model was recognized there as a means to uphold individual rights and liberties. Nor was the right of individuals to secede and establish panarchies or polyarchies under personal laws recognized, nor were many other important economic laws. – JZ, 30.8.07. - PLUNDER & SELF-DEFENCE OF INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

LAW: Sometimes the only way of doing the right thing consists in breaking the law. – JZ, 5/96. - DOING THE RIGHT THING

LAW: Speaking over the constant uproar of the Assembly, Bastiat insisted that any law, which prohibited strikes would be a law enforcing slavery under another name. He pressed the point that respect for the law could only be founded upon a legal system, which repressed intimidation and violence. Once the law became an institution of intimidation and violence itself, all respect for law would be at an end.” - G. C. Roche III, Frederic Bastiat, A Man Alone, p.121, - Replacing the employer-employee relationship by one or the other self-management scheme would do away with most strikes. And that replacement can also be done quite peacefully and businesslike. – JZ, 26.1.09. - RESPECT FOR LAW, A LAW AGAINST STRIKES? PURCHASE OF ENTERPRISES BY EMPLOYEES ON TERMS

LAW: Spencer went on to refer to mid-nineteenth century England’s “20,000 statutes, which it assumes all Englishmen to know, and which not one Englishman does know." – Henry Hazlitt, THE FREEMAN, Jan. 79. - MULTITUDE, AVALANCHES OF LAWS

LAW: Spooner argued that all these (disputes) were the result of too much state legislation; throw out all the established laws, depend on simple natural law, and most litigation could be settled quickly and simply.” – Charles Chively, summing up Spooner’s view, Lysander Spooner’s. Works I/55. – Since there are still some adherents even for the most absurd and wrongful laws, the transition to right, liberty and reason would be much easier to achieve not by a total abolition of all the existing laws for all people, including all the numerous statists - imagine their outcries and protests! -  but by opening the opportunity for initially relatively few dissenting individuals and for minorities to opt out of the present messes and run their own affairs independently, much better and cheaper, if they can, or even worse, if they can’t, without interfering with the remaining statist and legal activities of the others. This withdrawal could be a quite peaceful and certainly very tolerant action on the side of those who would opt out. The others cannot rightly declare that they have property rights in these dissenters. – JZ, 1.9.07. – Most laws are giving the Law a bad name. – JZ, 15.1.08, 30.9.13. – VS. NATURAL LAW

LAW: Spooner argued that presently "positive injustice is not only done in every suit arising under unjust laws ... but the rights of the whole people are struck down by the authority of the laws thus enforced, and a wide-sweeping tyranny at once put in operation." - Lysander Spooner, Trial by Jury, quote from p.130, in introduction by Charles Shively, p.6. - JURIES, INJUSTICE, TYRANNY

LAW: Spooner attacks legislatures because he believes that laws have been one of the greatest obstacles in the way of realizing true justice.” – Charles Shively, introduction to Spooner’s “Natural Law”, Works, I. - JUSTICE

LAW: Spooner concluded that the law was really nothing other than the requirement of natural justice, then “it follows that government can have no powers except such as individuals may rightfully delegate to it; that no law, inconsistent with men’s natural rights, can arise out of any contract or compact of government; that constitutional law, under any form of government, consists only of those principles of the written constitution, that are consistent with natural law, and man’s natural rights, and that any other principles that may be expressed by the letter of any constitution, are void and not law, and all judicial tribunals are bound to declare them so.” – From the introduction to Lysander Spooner, The Unconstitutionality of Slavery, p.14. - NATURAL JUSTICE VS. MAN-MADE INJUSTICE, INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY & CHOICE OF LAW OR PERSONAL LAWS OR PANARCHIES OR POLYARCHIES

LAW: Spooner eventually concluded that no one should have the right to vote or make laws. "No human being, nor any number of human beings, have any right to make laws, and compel other human beings to obey them. To say that they have is to say that they are masters and owners of those (*) whom they require obedience." – Charles Chively, in an introduction to Spooner’s essays? - (*) from? – JZ - LAWMAKING & VOTING

LAW: statute books are littered with enactments which are dead letters because they are unenforceable.” - Carl J. Friedrich, The New Belief in the Common Man, 125/6. - STATUTE LAWS, MAN-MADE LAWS, UNENFORCEABLE OR, WORSE, WRONGFUL & REMAINING ON THE STATUTE BOOKS &ENFORCED NEVERTHELESS

LAW: Statutes and Law and transmitted like an eternal disease. The question of Rights with which we are born, alas, is never raised." Goethe, Faust, Part I. - DISEASE, INHERITED, STATUTE LAW, DECLARATION OF ALL INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES – STILL MISSING!

LAW: Stern laws tend to be stupid, harmful and wrongful laws. – JZ, 18.9.97, 29.8.07. - Instances: The laws of protectionism, prohibition, drug laws, gun laws and immigration laws as well as all the laws of monetary despotism and all tax laws, all immigration restrictions, all territorial laws, all laws establishing monopolies. – JZ, 29.8.07, 29.1.09. - STERN LAWS, SEVERE LAWS, REPRESSIVE LAWS

LAW: Still more such territorially imposed rules can only create more chaos, disorder, uncertainty, insecurity, poverty, economic crises, wars, violent revolutions, civil wars and terrorism. They and their man-made catastrophes would all be abolished with the abolition of territorial statism and its replacement by governance systems, societies and volunteers, all only under exterritorial autonomy and personal law. “To each his own!” – JZ, 14.5.13. – STATISM, TERRITORIALISM

LAW: stop advocating laws to make other people live as I do.” - Dean Russell, in The Freeman 5/74. – The “I” should rather be replaced by “you”. – JZ - LAWMAKING VS. JUSTICE, RIGHTS & LIBERTIES

LAW: Stop State Law.” – “Therese complained constantly about Karl’s driving – which was awful. The pickup remained airborne much of the time as Karl flogged it over narrow, undulating roads. When he told me he had no driver’s license, my knuckles, already milk-white, began turning the color and consistency of grape jelly. - - Then, mercifully, we found ourselves behind a school bus and had to slow down. When the bus stopped to discharge children, a large red sign flashed over the rear door: STOP – STATE LAW. -  Karl laughed. “Stop state law”. Now, that’s about the most sensible statement I’ve heard today.” – “PLAYBOY” article on Karl Hess, 7/76. - STATE, TERRITORIAL LAW. STOP STATE LAW

LAW: Strange, that men, from age to age, should consent to hold their lives at the breath of another, merely that each in his turn may have a power of acting the tyrant according to law!” – William Godwin, Caleb Williams, p.211. – And mostly, under territorial laws and States, they do not even get the power to attempt to realize their own ideals but remain subjects to the votes and power decisions of the leaders and have the “free” vote, one in a million, on the affairs of others and also only one in a million on the own affairs. – JZ, 6.9.07, 30.9.13. - TYRANNY, THE POWER URGE OR ADDICTION

LAW: Submission to laws given by others should be an individual option not an obligation. Only respect for the rights and liberties of others is obligatory. – JZ, 14.3. 99. - SUBMISSION, OBEDIENCE, OPTIONAL LAWS, PERSONAL LAWS

LAW: Such an inflation, too, is possible only when the laws, like paper money, are given legal tender power and when there exists a monopoly for their issue. In other words, then individuals in a territory are not free to refuse them or to discount them and not free to supply themselves with better laws, in their own communities of volunteers, just like they could, under full monetary freedom, supply themselves with better exchange media and stable value standards in their own private or cooperative payment communities. The inflation of laws has already gone so far, that most of them are worth only the paper they are printed on. (Except for those, to whom they mean legalized privileges at the expense of other people.) Sooner or later we will recycle all that printed paper or use it only as wall paper or to wrap fried fish in. – JZ, 21.1.08. - INFLATION OF LAWS

LAW: Such is the motivation underlying the "hygienic" function of the law: namely, to make the social environment as free as possible from victimizing behavior that would reduce the opportunities for productive and pleasurable activity. Men do have a need for predictable certainty that their relationships with other men will be free from acts of trespass, theft, assault, murder, and other forms of violence, and that they can go about their day-to-day functions free from such disorder. The maintenance of "orderly" social relationships is, then, an adjunct of man's basic metaphysical need for an environment providing a "consistent outcome" for his actions.” - BUTLER .D. Shaffer, Violence as a Product of Imposed Order. – Do even the best laws, judges and courts always provide “consistent outcomes?” – Juridical systems should be a matter of individual choice, too, not only constitutional and legal systems. – JZ, 6.9.07. - HYGIENIC FUNCTION, SUPPOSED, WHILE LARGELY IGNORING INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS & LIBERTIES AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO THEM; LAW & ORDER, VIA FREE CHOICE, PERSONAL LAW, COMPETING GOVERNANCE

LAW: Such laws do as a rule not fight and defeat errors, prejudices and wrongful practices but legalize and institutionalize them. – JZ, 21.6.86, 30.8.07. - TERRITORIALISM

LAW: Such laws, coercively made for others, largely to mostly with quite different convictions, tend to be very different from personal laws that exterritorially autonomous communities of volunteers would make or adopt for themselves. Even if one prefers a certain law for one’s own affairs that does not entitle anyone to impose it upon non-consenting others. – JZ, 20.3.98, 29.8.07, 30.9.13. The only exception to this rule are aggressors and criminals with victims. They ought to become subjected to the laws of their victims. – JZ, 29.8.07. - TERRITORIALISM

LAW: Such tricksters need to have their crimes approved in writing.” – Edmund Cooper, The Cloud Walker, p. 207. – POLITICIANS, DEPUTIES, REPRESENTATIVES

LAW: Such victimless crime laws attack the very nature of man’s dependency on reason. That is, since man is “capable” of rational thinking and since man’s survival depends on remaining loyal to his peaceful judgments, to utilize force to direct man's actions is to place him in a situation (in? – JZ) which he must act contrary to his rational nature. Instead of following their own convictions, men and women are compelled to follow the legislated or dictated convictions of rulers. And since many laws are political and have little to do with rationality, mankind is forced to follow corrupt laws.” – SLL leaflet “Voluntarism”. - VICTIMLESS CRIME LAWS, REASON, CONSCIENCE, RULERS, NATURE OF MAN

LAW: Taxation and social regulation provide almost limitless examples of opinion imposed upon men by force, Legislation will never be agreed to, because some will suffer under it. …” - Robert LeFevre, The Power of Congress, p.81. – True for territorial laws, untrue for personal laws chosen by volunteers of exterritorialy autonomous communities for themselves. – JZ - LeFevre once reprinted de Puydt’s article on panarchy in his RAMPART JOURNAL. But, to my knowledge, he never integrated its message in his political philosophy. – JZ, 15.10.07. – But then there may exist still some unpublished papers of his. – JZ, 19.1.09. - TERRITORIAL LAWS

LAW: Teach men that Each Generation begins the world afresh, IN PERFECT FREEDOM, that the present is not the prisoner of the past, but that today holds captive all the yesterdays, to judge, to accept, to reject their teachings, as they are shown by its morning sun.” – Emerson. - GENERATIONS

LAW: Tell God the truth, but give the judge money.” – Russian proverb. – Corruption is sometimes the only way for us to somewhat opt out from under unjust and irrational laws. Without territorialism much of the present corruption would be ended. – JZ, 25.1.09. - JUDGES, JUSTICE & LAWS, CORRUPTION, THE TRUTH

LAW: Tell me at least of one law which is completely just. – JZ, 14.3.99. - UNJUST, MOSTLY

LAW: Tell me just one problem that has been really solved by passing a new law about it rather than by repealing one or several old laws which had caused the problem in the first place. – JZ, 31.10.05. – Such few laws, indeed, if any could be found, should be honored by obeying them. – JZ, 29.10.078. - LEGISLATION

LAW: Ten Thousand Commandments.” A 1951 book title by H. Fleming. This title was quoted in notes to B. D. Shaffer’s “Violence as a Product of Imposed Order”, p.41. – By now all significant freedom-, peace and justice books should have their own website, including all justified criticism of them. – JZ, 30.9.13. -  MULTITUDE

LAW: Territorial governments are quite unsuitable to make and apply laws. Laws against territorial governments are required rather than laws by territorial governments. – JZ, 13.8.75, 28.8.07. - TERRITORIALISM

LAW: Territorial law does not confront its own lawlessness. – JZ, 7.12.93. – After hearing an advertisement for the “New Untouchables”: The law confronts the lawless. – Those full of knowledge of natural law, natural rights, individual rights and liberties should come to confront those who are lawless or despotic through all too many wrongful laws. – JZ, 14.1.08. - LAWLESSNESS, TERRITORIALISM

LAW: Territorial law is a criminal imposition upon all non-criminal (non-aggressive) dissenters. - JZ, 5.1.97 & 26.6.01. - TERRITORIALISM & PANARCHISM,  PERSONAL LAW, DESPOTISM, DISSENTERS,

LAW: Territorial Law: A means of imposing the will of some upon others. – JZ 12.4.82. - If that were done only upon criminals and aggressors with involuntary victims, then I would not mind this at all. But all people in a territory are ‘targeted” by uncounted laws in their private and public lives by more paragraphs than they are aware of and can learn of during a long life. – JZ, 30.8.07.

LAW: Territorial laws are cancerous growths quite wrongfully inflicted upon free individuals and societies. Only personal laws can be quite rightful and just and correspond to individual liberties. – JZ, 14.3.99, 29. 8. 07. - CANCEROUS GROWTHS, TERRITORIALISM, STATISM, BUREAUCRACY

LAW: Territorial laws are a perversion of contracts. Only personal laws do fully correspond to freedom of contract for individuals, even in their societal relations. – JZ, 4.3.99, 29.8.07. – CONTRACTS, FREEDOM, VOLUNTARISM, ASSOCIATIONISM

LAW: Territorial laws are something like country-wide and fine-meshed fishing nets, fishing out almost all individual rights and liberties. – JZ, 4.11.92, 30.9.13. - TERRITORIAL LAWS

LAW: Territorial Laws cannot be reformed. They will always be an evil, like cancer, war and tyranny. However, they can and should become replaced by individually and voluntarily chosen laws: personal laws. – JZ, 8.6.93, 12.10.07, 22.1.09. – TERRITORIAL LAW, AN EVIL VS. PERSONAL LAW, VOLUNTARISM, PANARCHISM, POLYARCHISM, EXTERRITORIAL AUTONOMY VS. TERRITORIALISM


LAW: Territorial laws multiply problems rather than solutions. – JZ, 14.3.99. - Territorial laws mostly create rather than solve problems. - JZ, 1.1.01. - Only personal laws would systematically and competitively provide attempts to solve the remaining problems of real communities, those of volunteers. – JZ, 29.8.07. - PROBLEMS & SOLUTIONS

LAW: Territorial laws retard progress. Personal laws would stimulate and ensure it. – JZ, 1.8.94, 29.8.07. - PROGRESS

LAW: Territorial laws try to enforce popular errors and prejudices upon the lives of all the people living in a territory. – JZ, 14.3.99, 29.8.07. - TERRITORIALISM

LAW: Territorial laws, unfortunately, keep the creative and productive people more in check than the criminals with victims. – JZ, 4.5.93, 31.8.07. - CRIME & THE CREATIVE & PRODUCTIVE PEOPLE

LAW: Territorially legalized privileges – or private personal laws for all communities of volunteers – all at their own expense! – JZ, 1.4.73, 26.1.09. - PERSONAL LAW, TOLERANCE, EXTERRITORIAL ORGANIZATION, SECESSION, PRIVILEGES, PANARCHIES

LAW: Th’ pope, imprors, kings, an women haven’t th’ right to make laws, but they have th’ privilege ‘n breakin’ thim, which is better.” – Mr. Dooley, Tucker’s Cat. 105. – Only wrongful territorial laws ought to be broken – or ignored. JZ, 30.9.13. - GOVERNMENTS, PRIVILEGES, LAW-BREAKING, JOKES

LAW: That law may be set down as good which is certain in meaning, just in precept, convenient in execution, agreeable to the form of government, and productive of virtue in those that live under it.” - Francis Bacon: De augmentis scientiarum, VIII. 1623. – In short, there is not good law. JZ 19.10.85. - At best such laws could only be passed by the members of voluntary communities for themselves. Laws territorially imposed on peaceful dissenters, i.e. compulsory subjects, can never have this quality. – JZ, 3.9.07, 27.1.09. - GOOD LAWS?

LAW: That which is a law to-day is none to-morrow.” - Robert Burton, Anatomy of Melancholy: Democritus to the Reader. – “That which is a law today is none tomorrow.” – Russian proverb. Alas, many wrongful or irrational laws are recognized as lawful for all too long. If all lasted only for a day, they could not do much wrong and harm. – But current practice certainly shows that they are not here for all of eternity, like natural laws. - JZ, 27.1.09. - LAWS, EVER CHANGING, IMPERMANENCE & UNCERTAINTY, EVER CHANGING TERRITORIALLY IMPOSED LAWS & MOSTLY WRONG, ALSO LARGELY UNKNOWN

LAW: That which is not just, is not Law; and that which is not Law, ought not to be obeyed" - Algernon Sidney, 17th Century English parliamentarian, pro-liberty political theorist and opponent of King Charles II, executed for his outspokenness.Nizam Ahmad – Facebook, 5.7.13.

LAW: That’s ludicrous! - No, that’s legal! - JZ, 14.12.78. – Yes! But it is legal! – JZ, 16.5.13. - LEGALITY

LAW: The "beneficent prosperity" in America in his own day, he held, reposed "on the sacredness of contract and the stability of private property" (p. 71). Fortunately, he added, "The Americans [of 1884] are still of opinion that more is to be gotten for human happiness by private energy than by public legislation" (p. 71).” - Maine, quoted in an article in THE FREEMAN, October, year? - LEGISLATION, PROSPERITY, PRIVATE INITIATIVE, FREE ENTERPRISE

LAW: The 1930 Virginia Penal Code prohibits “corrupt practices of bribery by any person other than candidates.” - Dr. Laurence J. Peter, Why Things Go Wrong or The Peter Principle Revisited, George Allen & Unwin, 1991, p.44.  - JOKES

LAW: The 300 rules (l) of ceremony could not control men's natures; the 3000 rules (1) of punishment were not sufficient to put a stop to their treacherous villainies.” – The Texts of Taoism, II, 313, Appendix VII. – I find it shocking to realize how ancient some such insights already are and for how long they have been widely ignored by our “great” leaders” and “representatives” – and by their voluntary & involuntary victims. – JZ, 3.9.07. - MULTITUDE

LAW: The ability to formulate new laws is inversely proportional to the number of already existing laws.” - Consiglio's Law, OMNI 5/79. - LAWMAKING, NUMBER OF LAWS

LAW: The actions ordained by law are just actions only accidentally.” - Source? (My clipping indicates only “IBID”! – JZ) – The compilation of libertarian, anarchist , panarchist and polyarchic views of the law, and on all other freedom topics, terms and ideas, is not only a job for one person but for all interested in this subject, via a website, or CD edition, which requires and makes easily possible further input, but only in the sense of slogans or statements for liberty, rather than the usual errors, myths and prejudices. So editorial revision should be reserved for some people with a pro-freedom mentality. Then this kind of collection could grow soundly towards completeness. – JZ, 7.9.07. – JUST ONLY ACCIDENTALLY

LAW: the advantage of the public would be better promoted if laws ‘were to be made by drawing lots or casting dice’.” –in De Lolme, Constitution of England, 1787, quoted in W. A. Dunning, Political Theories, p.77 - At least then there would be no special interests behind them but just chance. – JZ, 7.9.07. – But should anybody get the chance to propose a new law for the whole population of a territory, with a lottery chance its acceptance, either as a utopian or dystopian change? That, too, would be far removed from genuine self-governance or personal law options for volunteers only. – JZ, 30.9.13. - PUBLIC GOOD

LAW: The American government creates 150 000 new laws each year, and over 2 million new regulations. Then we are told by the courts that “Ignorance of the law is no excuse!” – STRIDER COMMENTARY, July 86. – Alas, the somewhat enlightened dissenters are not yet free to laugh them off or ignore them or to secede from the lot. – JZ, 28.1.09, 30.9.13. – Nobody can read, know and correctly abide by all of them. – JZ, 16.5.13. – MULTITUDE, AVALANCHES OF LEGISLATION

LAW: The Arkansas legislature enacted a law stating that the Arkansas River can rise no farther than to the Main Street bridge in Little Rock.” - Dr. Laurence J. Peter, Why Things Go Wrong or The Peter Principle Revisited, George Allen & Unwin, 1991, p.44. – Expect any wrong and any stupidity from lawmakers! – Perhaps they should reorganize themselves as comedians, running publish shows to entertain the public and, thereby, make an honest living? – JZ, 29.1.09. - JOKES

LAW: The ascendancy of the bureaucracy is aided by the very volume and complexity of the laws, which it helps to spawn. Every year Congress enacts approximately a thousand laws; there are, in addition, a number of bills which come up for decision and are defeated, besides the many that die in committee. If a man had nothing to do but read and digest those that reach the floors of Congress, he could not possibly do it in one term; and a Congressman has many more chores, not overlooking the important one of keeping in touch with the voters who will decide his political future. Some of the bills presented to him are book-length, and often these are accompanied with explanatory volumes. He must of necessity depend on “specialists” – that is, interested bureaucrats – to tell him what the proposed law is all about, to explain to him not only their content but also their political effect. He may depend on the judgment of his party leaders, who in turn are briefed by the bureaucrats. Then again, his mind may be made up for him by a member his staff, who may not be objective in his analysis; one Senator found out after a year’s contract that his “administrative assistant” was a dedicated communist.” – Frank Chodorov, The Income Tax …, p. 111. – If voters really knew how laws are “made”, they would lose most of their respect for them. But not all law making is done quite publicly – and most of the open sessions would be all too boring for most voters, although they have to foot the bills for all the rubbishy legislation as well. - Imagine each voter and tax payer being presented annually with a budget list of all the legal projects and their estimated annual costs and he would have the right to decide to which item or items all or part of his direct and indirect tax contribution should go. Most would then reject most of these items and if, e.g., less than 5% of all voters thus approved of a government law and program, then this item or program should be removed in the next year and the taxes should be correspondingly reduced. That would be one way to shrink the territorial colossus and give the individual voter a real say. He would still not determine directly and individually the height of his contribution but, at least, how it should be spent. Assume that half his taxes are direct and the other half indirect, then the allocated funds from each could be approximated and spent in accordance with his wishes. Naturally, fully voluntary taxation would be much better but this might be a small step towards it. Alas, not everything can be clearly enough expressed in a concise slogans. If you think you can, please, do so. – JZ, 1.9.07. – BUREAUCRACY, VOLUNTARY TAXATION



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