For those of us who love liberty and freedom, who believe that each person owns himself, who hold the idea that a person can do whatever he wishes with his life and property as long as he does not infringe on the rights of another person or his property, we find ourselves beset on all sides by a State that is oppressive of our rights and the most violent and consistent aggressor against life and property.

The State, media, and government run schools are all working to teach our children a near blind obedience to government and its agents.

In an effort to combat all the State propaganda and ensure my children receive a more enlightened education, I began recording short podcast type lessons for them. The lessons are all designed to be about 5 minutes long and to teach the ideas of liberty in a language they can understand.

I'm posting these lessons online so that others who might find them useful can share them with their own children.


Wednesday, May 25, 2016

The Two Party System

This image is trying to illustrate the idea that the two party system of politics in America(on one side is democrats and the other side is republicans) are supposed to be polar opposites from each other, and that libertarians have a completely different idea about who should govern your life.  In fact though, the two parties are not polar opposites.  They do try to portray themselves as this image suggests

 Democrats would like you to believe that their party stands for individual liberty - allowing people to make their own decisions while at the same time confiscating a large part of your property to redistribute to poorer and so-called "disadvantaged" people.  In fact though, they work to control people's decisions, such as what wages they are allowed to work for and what tools or weapons they may possess to defend themselves,

Republicans would like you to believe that their party stands for allowing people to decide for themselves how their money is spent, while at the same time making laws to force people to live by their own moral code.  In fact though, they also confiscate a large part of your property, but they want to spend it on waging wars and funding the police state needed to enforce their moral code.

Libertarians understand that the best way for men to progress, be healthy, happy, and wealthy, is to allow them to run their own lives and control their own property.  Mutually working together making voluntary decisions and trades is a better(though not perfect) system than allowing a central organization to use threats and violence to enforce the will of an elite group of government officials.