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This is the Appendix to Dr. Paul’s new book, Liberty Defined.
2. All peaceful, voluntary economic and social associations are permitted; consent is the basis of the social and economic order.
3. Justly acquired property is privately owned by individuals and voluntary groups, and this ownership cannot be arbitrarily voided by governments.
4. Government may not redistribute private wealth or grant special privileges to any individual or group.
5. Individuals are responsible for their own actions; government cannot and should not protect us from ourselves.
6. Government may not claim the monopoly over a people’s money and governments must never engage in official counterfeiting, even in the name of macroeconomic stability.
7. Aggressive wars, even when called preventative, and even when they pertain only to trade relations, are forbidden.
8. Jury nullification, that is, the right of jurors to judge the law as well as the facts, is a right of the people and the courtroom norm.
9. All forms of involuntary servitude are prohibited, not only slavery but also conscription, forced association, and forced welfare distribution.
10. Government must obey the law that it expects other people to obey and thereby must never use force to mold behavior, manipulate social outcomes, manage the economy, or tell other countries how to behave.
Good Stefan details the hidden under currents steering the Lybian crisis, exposes the incredible amount of arms we have sold to middle eastern countries that we are now attacking, and details why the Russians and Chinese are angry at us for invading.
Always an anti-tax crusader, Stefan makes the salient argument that taxation equals war: “The war against Lybia is a mere effect of the war against you.”
$100 millions dollars worth of missiles were launched in less than a day, you and I paid for all of them–plus interest–to The Federal Reserve.