Anything That's Peaceful by Leonard E. Read

By Leonard E. Read

"My thesis," Leonard learn informs us during this awesome ebook, "in easiest phrases, is: enable a person do whatever he pleases, as long as it's peaceable; the function of presidency, then, is to maintain the peace." in order that. This publication is a vintage, compelling assertion of the political philosophy of libertarianism and assertion of the guiding rules of the root for financial schooling.

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5 Violence is not their dish. The IRS folks demonstrate this. That policies founded on strife and violence are growing is evident enough to anyone who will take the pains 4 See One Who Survived by Alexander Barmine (New York: G. A. Putnam's Sons), and I Chose Freedom by Victor Kravchenko (New York: Scribners, 1946). 5 To understand why gangsters rather than humane human beings must occupy political office in a socialistic state, read "Why the Worst Get on Top" in F. A. Hayek's The Road to Serfdom (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1944).

STRIFE AS A WAY OF LIFE 37 Here's how to get yourself killed: When you get your bill from the Internal Revenue Service, remit the amount minus $50 with these words of explanation: itI do not believe that citizens should be compelled to pay farmers for not growing tobacco. I do not believe in the farm subsidy program. My share of the cost of the whole program is $50} which I have deducted. " When the IRS becomes convinced that you mean business, your case will be referred to another branch of the government, the judicial apparatus.

257. 65. STRIFE AS A WAY OF LIFE 33 newal, public housing, foreign aid, farm and all other subsidies, the Post Office, rent control, other wage and price controls, all space projects other than for strictly defensive purposes, compulsory unionism, production controls, tariffs, and all other governmental protections against competition? Who ponders the fact that e'very one of these aspects of state socialism is an exemplification of strife and violence and that such practices are multiplying rapidly?

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