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The Problem With Voting & Paperwork
The concept of voting (ie. elections) or using paperwork (ie. changing political status) for freedom does not address political slavery or utilize abolitionism; the focus on abolishing statism or mental slavery with voluntaryism or moral education is often entirely left out of the picture. In addition, voting and paperwork, actually directly reinforces statism, the root to the very problems which such procedures attempt to solve, thus creating symptom-management. Aside from being a distraction or further aggregating the problem, timeless and universal direct solutions (ie. food forests) can also get overshadowed, and resources (ie. money and time) may be wasted for what may be further divisive and man-made.
“We have appealed to Christians, philanthropists, and patriots, for their assistance to accomplish the great work of national redemption through the agency of moral power—of public opinion—of individual duty. How have we been received? We have been threatened, proscribed, vilified, and imprisoned—a laughing-stock and a reproach. Do we falter, in view of these things? Let time answer. If we have been hitherto urgent, and bold, and denunciatory in our efforts,—hereafter we shall grow vehement and active with the increase of danger.” - Original "The Liberator" 19th Century Abolitionist Newspaper
“As in every instance in history, the pattern of tyranny repeats itself by reinventing lies to hide the same slavery” - Jeremey Locke, Author
“Is freedom anything else than the right to live as we wish?
Nothing else.” - Epictetus, Philosopher
“There is in all of us a strong disposition to believe that anything lawful is also legitimate. This belief is so widespread that many persons have erroneously held that things are ‘just’ because law makes them so. Thus, in order to make plunder appear just and sacred to many consciences, it is only necessary for the law to decree and sanction it. Slavery, restrictions, and monopoly find defenders not only among those who profit from them but also among those who suffer from them.” - Frederick Bastiat, Philosopher
“Man should be a law unto himself, and prove to the world,
by a life of truth and virtue, that all outward laws are superfluous.”
- Bryan J. Butts, 19th Century Abolitionist
“It is the righteous of the cause—the humanity of the cause— which constitutes its potency.” - Frederick Douglass, 19th Century Abolitionist
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