Back in 2003ish, I created a website where I published a bunch of essays. It no longer exists. But I decided to put it back up here. A bunch of links are probably dead. But feel free to peruse the essays and chuckle about how much of a hardcore atheist I was.
The State Is Not Great: How Government Poisons Everything
By Jacob Spinney
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence – it is force. The thing that differentiates the government from any other group of people is that it is a territorial monopoly with a commonly believed right to engage in aggressive violence. It’s time we stop fooling ourselves into believing that the government is the entity which allows us to achieve collective goals and start recognizing it for what it really is, the entity that enables one group of people to violently aggress against another; that allows one individual to benefit at the expense of another. Taxation, that is to say coercively taking people’s property against their will, and regulation, that is to say coercively preventing or restricting individuals from engaging in voluntary activities, is enslavement by another name. But let’s ignore the ethics and just… Read More