The Science of Liberty
Liberty is science, and Justice is science. Their laws are Natural Laws, and are not subject to opinions or conjecture of politicians, and can neither be made nor unmade by them, any more than politicians can legislate away the law of gravity, or of electricity, or of mechanics. These Natural Laws of Liberty and Justice are absolute. They determine the proper use of force if liberty is to exist. Discovering these laws and living in harmony with them ensures peace, liberty and prosperity of any society. Violating these laws will inevitably lead to destruction of Liberty, and if unchecked, to the destruction of the society itself.
The fundamental principles of Liberty and justice are these:
First and foremost, is the one from which all other principles derive:
- Private Property is not to be violated,-- it being Justice and Liberty.
Private Property is defined as something that you own, that belongs to you and none else, so that you:
- a) do not have to ask anyone’s permission to use it, but
b) others must obtain your voluntary permission to use, because it is yours, and
c) you can do with it whatever you please, as long as you do not violate the property of another.
- i) the first user of it, or
ii) the recipient of it from the previous owner via voluntary gift, bequest or sale.
Your Private Property, thus defined, includes, among other things: you, your body, your mind, your ability to make choices, your ability to move, to speak, to act, the fruits of your labor, your natural, unalienable rights, etc. Thus, obviously, the ownership of Private Property is based on your self-ownership, and is the natural extension of it.
This is why Private Property and Liberty are one and the same. Therefore, you cannot violate or diminish one without violating or diminishing the other.
It is actually the case, that all rights and virtues derive from the concept of Private Property, and are, in fact, entirely meaningless without it.
To prove this, let’s look again at Liberty and Justice, for example. What are they?
They are nothing more or less than Private Property.
What is justice but Non-Aggression of Private Property, with the implied right to use equal force to offset/neutralize the aggression of another against your property? And what is Liberty if not the right to do with your own property whatever you please as long as you do not violate the property of another? Both Justice and Liberty, therefore, are attributes of Private Property and have exactly ZERO meaning without it. This is why I say that Justice and Liberty are two sides of the same coin, which coin is Private Property; in other words, Justice and Liberty are one and the same as Private Property. You cannot violate or diminish one without violating or diminishing the other. They are the same thing.
In fact, the definitions of both Justice and Liberty are directly found IN the definition of Private Property itself. And Private Property is found IN the definitions of both Justice and Liberty. Which means these three are inextricably and permanently connected, and in fact, are meaningless and self-contradictory without each-other.
In the section (c) of the definition of Private Property we find:
Liberty = the right to do with your own property what you will as long as you do not violate the property of another; and
Justice = non-violation of property of another.
Private Property IS Liberty and Justice.
Which is a VERY profound and important thing to realize!
A Right is nothing more or less than ownership of property.
And natural, unalienable rights are the rights/ownership everyone are born with. These rights/ownership come to you by the fact of your existence, or in other words, they come from God.
Example: If you have a right to live, it is because you own your body. The same is true for your right to speak, to move, to think. Now, do you have the right to move across the property of your neighbor? No. Why? Because you do not own it. So, your rights are intrinsically connected to the concept of ownership of property.
All rights are statements of ownership of property.
You have a right to travel on a public road because you have an equal claim of ownership in it, etc. Without ownership there are no rights, because rights are nothing more or less than ownership of property.
And since all rights are derived from OWNERSHIP of property, therefore, you have rights only over the things you OWN, and nothing else.
Interestingly, the First Fundamental Principle of Liberty is also known as, and is equivalent to, the Non Aggression Principle, because "non-violation" is "non-aggression."
Significantly, The First Fundamental Principle of Liberty is also exactly equivalent to God’s commandments:
- Thou shall not kill. Thou shall not steal.
From this also, we can see that God is a Libertarian, because he lives by, and is indeed the source of, the central and defining principle of Libertarianism, which is the Non-Aggression Principle.
These great commandments apply to individuals and to governments. Any society that lives by these two commandments HAS TO BE a strictly VOLUNTARY society, because otherwise, if aggressive violence of coercion is permitted, it would instantly violate these two commandments.
Incidentally, this is also the very reason why the FIRST plank of Luciferian/Illuminati/Communist Manifesto is to abolish Private Property, because thus they abolish Justice, Liberty, and consequently Life itself through aggressive violence of coercion.
The opposition here is clear as night and day!
The very concepts of good and evil themselves, can be defined in terms of, and have the only meaning in context of Private Property:
- Good is private property.
Evil is a violation of Private Property.
- Now, Jesus defined Good as “doing unto others as you would have them do to you.” “Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.” (Matt. 7:12)
How is that compatible with our definition of good as Non-violation of Private Property?
Perfectly. In fact, one principle is directly derived from the other:
Would you like that someone violated your property? No? Then don’t do it to others! Because whatsoever you are doing to others you are doing it to yourself. Thus, the Law of Justice itself is a simple statement of cause and effect, because we are all fundamentally one, and whatsoever you are doing to others, you are, in reality, doing it to yourself!
Non-violation, or non-aggression principle, i.e. the principle of private property, is the logical consequence of “doing unto others as you would have them do to you.” The two principles are in PERFECT harmony with each other. In fact, as I said, one is directly derived from the other, because they are ONE principle.
The First Fundamental Principle of Liberty is the only law that governs Private Property in a society. Any other legislation on the subject of private property is completely superfluous and unnecessary, and indeed dangerous, because it is running the risk of violating this Fundamental Natural Law of Liberty. Any legislation that contradicts this Natural Law is immoral and unjust, and if unchecked will lead to the destruction of Liberty and ultimately the destruction of the society itself, because no society can long enure without Liberty and Justice. That’s why it is best that all legislation regarding private property be abolished, and replaced with this ONE law.
Second Fundamental principle of Liberty (derived from the first):
- Private property is not to be violated by a group.
If no one, individually, has a right to violate his neighbor’s property, or to initiate force upon him, neither does the group, whatever the size, because the group derives its authority from individuals, and no one can delegate an authority he does not have.
In other words, if it is unjust for one person to rob an individual, it is also unjust for many persons to rob him. A group being nothing more than a collection of individuals, therefore, if neither of them, individually, has a just claim upon someone’s property, neither does the whole group, no matter how large the group is.
The same can be stated in terms of delegation of authority:
If you, as an individual, have no moral right to force your neighbor to do or not to do something, or to violate his property, you cannot hire anybody else to do it for you, because you cannot delegate an authority you do not have.
And since representative government is nothing more than a group of individuals hired by other individuals to do for them only what they have a natural right to do for themselves and nothing more, therefore, the only proper role of representative government is to do for individuals what they have a natural right to do for themselves, and individually, asked the government to do for them, and nothing more, for none other authority could have been delegated to the government, because no one can delegate an authority he does not have.
In other words:
Since a representative government derives all of its legitimate authority by delegation from the governed, and no one can delegate an authority he does not have, the only proper role of such government, is to do for individuals only what they have a natural right to do for themselves, and individually asked the government to do for them, and nothing more.
Thus with regards to private property of your neighbor, if you have no right to violate it or to use force upon him, you cannot ask your government to do it in your behalf, because the only legitimate authority that the government has is what you delegated to it, and you cannot delegate an authority you do not have.
Example: If you, individually have no moral right to point a gun at your neighbor and force him to give money to the poor, you cannot rightly ask the government to do it either, because the ONLY legitimate authority that it has is delegated from YOU, and you CANNOT delegate an authority you do not have. This, among other things, irrefutably proves that ALL public taxation of Private Property is THEFT by definition, and is IMMORAL.
Thus, participation in any representative government must be strictly voluntary, meaning: you cannot force people to pay for government services if they do not wish to use them, because, again, government is nothing more than a group of individuals hired by other individuals to do a service for them, which they have a natural, unalienable right to do for themselves, (that is to protect their property), and you cannot force anyone to buy services they do not wish to use, for no such authority could have been delegated to the government, because no individual has such authority, therefore he cannot delegate it to the government, because no one can delegate an authority he does not have.
So, in essence, every individual must be treated as a sovereign country, all associations with which must be on strictly voluntary basis. It’s good to be king (of your domain)!
This also shows that the principles of Liberty and Justice are intrinsically and inseparably connected: A just society must necessarily be a free and voluntary one (otherwise it would not be just, because any aggressive/coercive social order, is, by definition, unjust); and inversely, a free and voluntary society (in order to exist) must necessarily be a just society. Thus Liberty and Justice are the two sides of the very same coin, which coin is peace, freedom and prosperity, that is Private Property.
This relationship between voluntarism (non-aggression) and justice can be expressed in a short formula:
- Justice = Voluntary Society
Voluntary Society = Justice
Note: The Second Fundamental Principle of Liberty is also known as the Benson Principle.
Third Fundamental principle of Liberty is (derived from the first two):
- If there exists public property, that is property to which all who reside within certain geographical area have equal claim of ownership, it can be managed by the voice of the majority, provided that:
- a) everyone is treated equally, since everyone has equal claim of ownership in it, and
b) property of no individual is violated.
This means, among other things, that a majority cannot rightly deprive someone of the use of public property completely without compensating him in some way, because that would violate his share in it, neither can they treat anyone differently in the use of it, since all have equal claim to it.
These are Natural Fundamental Principles of Liberty, and no society can enjoy Liberty, prosperity and peace if they violate them.
To square the United States Constitution with these Fundamental Principles of Liberty (without which Liberty cannot exist and must unavoidably perish), I proposed these seven amendments, the first amendment being the core, and the other six derived from, and amplifying the first.
- Justice Constitutional Amendment (JCA)
- The Fundamental Law Constitutional Amendment
- Honest Money Constitutional Amendment
- Constitutional Amendment Abolishing Taxation
- No Forced Judicial Monopoly Constitutional Amendment (NJM)
- Nullification - Constitutional Amendment
- Constitutional Amendment: Abolishing Copyrights and Patents
From these principles it is obvious, that the proper role of government is to manage public property, and perhaps, non-exclusively, protect Private Property, and nothing more!
Also check out these essays:
The Correct Principles of Liberty and The Errors of the US Constitution.
The Science of Liberty, (a short essay)