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I am a Christian as well as a Free Market Anarchist/Voluntaryist. My beliefs stem from the fact that Jesus' teachings were well rooted in "non-violence" i.e. love your neighbor as yourself, love your enemies, Matthew 7:1-5, the golden rule, etc. If non-violence is based on the idea that you cannot 'initiate' force or aggression against anyone then isn't the nature of government based on violence as the state gets its resources by extorting something of value from an individual to give to another? I'm not saying charity is bad but you can't look at me with a straight face and tell me that the state forcing someone to give them something of value is charity as charity is supposed to come from the heart and should be something you want to do. There are lots of people who would love to not pay any taxes as they go to fund wars and to fund more organized violence from the state but many of them do so under duress because there's always a threat that they could be put in prison or if they try to resist they could be injured or killed by the agents of the state. This video for the most part sums up my beliefs: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muHg86Mys7I http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_anarchy http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voluntaryism "That works for the few but what happens when the "underprivileged" seek help? Free help or survivalist mode?" I think that people would be more willing to voluntarily give their money to a charity rather than the govt as the govt has a way of making things less efficient. Free markets are more efficient and a better way to address underprivileged people. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "Why don't people simply cooperate and find common ground instead of difference? Why don't they voluntarily share their resources with others? Why do human beings compete?" There's nothing wrong with sharing your resources with others as long as its done mutually on a voluntary/consensual basis. Once you start forcing people to share their resources then it becomes immoral. The reason humans compete is because it is the overall most moral and efficient way to advance a society. If two people came together to exchange something, both parties would have to benefit somehow from each other or else the exchange would not happen at all. As far as corporations go, I totally agree with you there. The fact is though true free markets in their nature have to operate outside of government. If we lived in a true free market there wou ***********If we lived in a true free market there would have not been any bailouts. The bailouts are just a classic symptom of Keynesian Economics. Research Austrian Economics if you want to learn how free markets are intended to operate.
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All those who don't pay taxes get no govt services. That works for the few but what happens when the "underprivileged" seek help? Free help or survivalist mode?
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