How can people know that the state is a powerful club, yet still believe it to be omni-benevolent?
Why do people continue to believe the government exists to help them when the phrase, “I’m from the government and I’m here to help you” is known as an irony to one and all?
How can anyone think their health-care system will improve once it’s operated by the kind of people who run the DMV?
What do you do if you’ve already enacted your own personal austerity regime and you’re still not making it?
Why will some people glibly answer that question with, “Get a better job!” In this economy? You kidding?
Would I eat my dogs if things got really bad?
If I died and nobody noticed, would the dogs eat me?
Well, of course they would, but the real question is would I then be remembered forever as “Claire? Oh yeah, she’s the one got eaten by her dogs”? (For the record, I’m not the slightest bit bothered by the prospect of my dogs eating me, but I’m horrified at the thought of being remembered that way.)
How come pot growing was so much simpler before Washington v*ted to make it legal?
Why don’t people get that, if you’re going to have “public policy” at all, this is the principle on which it must stand: “I think the burden of proof in public policy should fall on those who seek power rather than those who seek liberty; in short, there should be a presumption in favor of liberty.” — Art Carden (Which may also be the most brilliantly succinct statement of minarchist principles ever uttered.)