The world is in shambles. The drug prohibition has failed and causes more problems than it solves. The “PATRIOT” Act, the TSA, and the militarization of the police – us trading freedom for security – has resulted in a massive loss in our rights. We hold a foreign policy that acts not in our defense, but in nation-building, pre-emptive war, and foreign aid that costs us billions in taxes and contribute nothing to our security. Corporate bailouts Federal Reserve’s control and printing of our currency so casually at will has devalued and destabilized our dollar in a form of taxation and has shown that the vote of big corporations are greater than the people. Property taxes show the sad truth of the situation – we are not free and we cannot own property, for if we could there would be no threat that men with guns could take you from your home and seize your property if you didn’t pay their fee; if it was your property, you wouldn’t have to lease your property from Uncle Sam. The problem is not singular; it is a problem of political philosophy and the role and nature of government.
Our rally cry is that of liberty. We believe that governments are often the cause of problems, not the glorious saviors we are taught to believe. Our organization is made up of people with differences, but we fundamentally agree in the innate right that all individuals are sovereign individuals and that we can achieve a free society through peaceful non-aggression. These two principles validated our belief that coercion is wrong in all it’s forms, be it a individual person or a larger entity, like government.
Our goal is to foster political and social changes around the world that supports less government, civil rights, sound economics, and efficiency in human progress. The LiveFreeOrDie.Com project aims to make progress to a truly free society – one the U.S. founders envisioned.
There are many atrocities in our world. A child might starve, a man will go homeless, people resort to violence. Men are wrongfully convicted. Corruption is a reality. Racism and sexism are real. Children become addicted to drugs. The elderly go abused. All these problems – governments may try to solve them. However, society overlooks the greatest monstrosity of all – coercion, in all its forms. We also overlook the tragic unintended consequences a government with good intentions can create. Governments are inherently coercive; without aggression, governments would not function. It is in their nature.
Does this mean we should turn to anarchism and abolish government overnight? Of course not – this would lead to chaos. Rather, we must collectively reform policies that harm the people or are the largest restrictions on freedom. Perhaps one day one hundred, five hundred, a millennium from now a truly governmentless, free, voluntary, and peaceful society will exist. Maybe it won’t. Regardless, humanity can never make true progress – evolution of thought – when coercion and civil disagreement are so rampant. Before we can make true leaps of societal evolution, we must conquer the greatest roadblock of all – human slavery, manifested in the form of governmental coercion.
Note to those who think this is extreme: A free, voluntary society is an ideal, and we acknowledge that. It’s something to strive for, not something that can be accomplished through overnight change. The mindsets of the masses must be changed, the role and nature of government questioned, and timely political reform must happen if we ever want to get past the stumbling blocks of humanity and progress towards our full potential.