Matt Kibbe is joined by Jesse Ramos, community engagement director for AFP-Montana, to talk about the ways in which individuals can make a difference in local politics. So often, our conversations revolve around national institutions like the White House, Congress, and the Supreme Court, but it’s really at the local level where we can best hope to effect real change. Issues like education, property taxes, and the lockdown policies implemented by local health departments can have a dramatic impact on people’s lives, but we can improve those outcomes simply by showing up to city council meetings and getting involved.
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Humanity’s biggest asset is individuals who are free to innovate, e.g., free from coercive politics, free to make choices without interference from others, however “well intended”. I contend “good intentions” are no excuse, no justification, for controlling peaceful others. People who want to “live & let live” have a right to life, liberty, property, business, happiness.
This is called, political equality, individual sovereignty, the opposite of a sovereign ruler or sovereign representation. A sovereign citizen cannot co-exist with others who believe they are “more sovereign”, “more equal”, or “authorities with special privileges”. For example, people who have solutions for their needs may be prohibited from fulfilling those needs due to govt. intervention, e.g., monopoly “services”, i.e., services forced on those who don’t want/need them. Law often protects exploitation, prevents freedom of economic action, immorally, as if “the law is the law” is a magic chant that could explain/justify a wrong. It can’t/doesn’t, and no one should ever let that lie stand in their way.
We have a right to live and let live. It follows, natural assets are useless without economic freedom. Life as a free person is unlivable in the authoritarian state, the present situation worldwide, the unfree world.
To be free is to selectively, carefully, resist all authority, on principle.
Loved it. Hope to get some folks involved. Totally support Jesse’s view on politics.