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The Gun in the Room

April 29th, 2008

It is a wearying but essential task to keep reminding people that the state is nothing but an agency of violence. When someone talks about “the welfare state helping the poor,” we must point out the gun in the room. When someone opposes the decriminalization of marijuana, we must point out the gun in the room. When someone supports the reduction of taxes, we must point out the gun in the room – even if one bullet has been taken out.

So forget about esoteric details. Forget about the history of the Fed and the economics of the minimum wage. Just keep pointing out the gun in the room, over and over, until the world finally starts awake and drops it in horror and loathing.

And, my favorite,

The issue is not whether [a particular government program is] good or bad, but rather whether I am allowed to disagree with you without getting shot.

Via Freedomain, passed on by To Herd or Not to Herd.

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