Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Government As Institutionalized Death Threats

Twitter forces Brad Spangler to be concise:

If you think we should all take care of each other, then just do it and lead by example. Government adds only one thing — death threats.

Conservatism — the belief that morals and common sense can’t stand on their own without death threats.

Progressivism — the belief that compassion and community can’t stand on their own without death threats.

Government adds only one thing — death threats. We are surrounded by humanitarians with guillotines.

Libertarianism — no death threats required. Anarchism — use of death threats is prohibited.


  1. Well, it's short, but you can't argue with that!

  2. Unless you're driving and texting, then everyone can be a threat under Libertarianism.

    Libertarian: unleash your inner tyrant, why let the government have all the fun!

  3. Up is down, trade is theft, freedom is slavery...

  4. I'm sorry that paradoxes exist, I did not create them.

    There's just a freedom that comes from living under a government that cannot come under violent anarchy. There is no peaceful anarchy. You may as well believe that we can all go live on farming communes or that we don't need laws at all because we all act like civilized people.

    But we don't.

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  6. So let's put a select few of those uncivilized people in charge of the rest. Yeah, that makes sense.


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