Thursday, September 24, 2009

Comfortably Numb Stupor

After several glasses of wine:

Still wondering what authority society and to a greater extent the “state” has over me by using their self-imposed “responsibility” to me?

Since I reject the assumption that either has a responsibility to me, except the “State’s” obligation to protect property rights, neither has authority over me unless to limit my action against another’s property.

Or……as Kant says, or more accurately said:

“The function of the State is to impose the minimum restrictions and safeguard the maximum liberties of the people, and it never regards the person as a thing.”

Now I’m wondering if a revenue generator is a “thing.”

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