Voluntary Charity is a blessing.
Compulsory Charity is a curse.
Paying for “Protection” never gets cheaper.
Parasites eventually kill their hosts, unless restrained.
Usury, the fee in money, for the use of money, has been condemned for “only” 3500 years, proscribed by all religions, mathematically unsustainable in a finite money token system, and almost universally embraced to the chagrin of the victims.
Under the law of the jungle, predators are good, prey are good to eat, and prey who fight back are bad.
Collectivists = Predators
From the Communist manifesto: “In this sense, the theory of the Communists may be summed up in the single sentence: Abolition of private property.”
If you do not absolutely own private property, you have no rights except the privileges granted by the collective. There can be no “peaceful coexistence” between owners and the collectivist predators bent on dispossessing them.
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Harmless productive people are “good”.
Harmful predatory people are “bad”.
If you’re compelled to donate to the victims of natural disasters, you’re not really free, but a victim, too.
Coincidentally, the USA has been socialist since 1935, via FICA. Of course, no law compels participation in FICA, so it is “voluntary” socialism.
In short, welcome to the People’s Democratic Socialist Republic of North America, where everything not mandatory, is licensed, taxed, regulated, or forbidden.
Of course, that is far different from what the Founding Fathers bestowed upon us: A government instituted to secure rights, and govern only those who consent.
Regarding law, I prefer simplicity.
Other than securing rights, government needs your consent to proceed against you or yours.
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