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Not The EthicsAnd here we go again. It would seem that as of latterly we are continuously forced to use the "E" word, and you know how this must upset us. It would seem that people "out there" are obsessed with finding ethical flaws in Libertarianism, particularly in ours. It would seem that as they cannot attack our flavour of Libertarianism because its only moral code is "leave people alone to decide by themselves", they must now attack the messenger; this would be us. Old and flawed tactic but certainly effective.

And so we must respond in kind:

Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi: [with a small wave of his hand] You don't need to see his ethics.

Stormtrooper: We don't need to see his ethics.

Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi: These aren't the ethics you're looking for.

Stormtrooper: These aren't the ethics we're looking for.

Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi: He can go about his business.

Stormtrooper: You can go about your business.

Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi: Move along.

Stormtrooper: Move along... move along.

SHOULD YOU STAY OR SHOULD YOU GO?

But… But… But…

Oh well. You mean the big question, staying with government services or going away from them. That it?

We for one are assiduous users of government services. The more the merrier. We use them at every opportunity we have. Happy now?

For real?

Seriously?

Look, this is not complicated. From an ethical perspective we absolutely, positively definitively, unquestionably, irrevocably, unrestrictedly, totally, with certainty, and without a shadow of a doubt believe that you should too.

How come?

Simple. There are two reasons.

They are already paid for

We cannot emphasize this one enough. All the government services we can possibly use going into the foreseeable future until the singularity comes are already paid for. In excess. With extreme prejudice. Totally, completely and utterly. Paid, paid and paid again. And them some. Oh. Did we mention that they have already been paid?

They have been paid since the modern democracies decided to rob us blind about 200+ years ago. Our grand-grand-parents paid for them. Our grand-parents paid for them. Our parents paid for them. We are paying for them. Our children are paying for them. Their children are paying for them. Got the message?

It is not only the taxes we pay directly, is all the taxes we pay; directly or, more importantly, indirectly. It is all the damage that they do to the economy. It is all the wealth that was destroyed. The wars, the waste, the debts, the plans based entirely on recklessness, the lies, the manipulation and everything else. You know. We don't have to tell you.

All the government services we can possibly use are already paid for. In full. Only a fool would not use them.

So yes! From an ethical perspective we are fully permitted to use as much of government services as we can possibly use.

Accelerate the future

If a problem has no solution, it may not be a problem, but a fact - not to be solved, but to be coped with over time. Shimon Peres (Israeli politician).

When a tragedy is unavoidable, we must cooperate with it. Argentine folk saying.

We (and you) know that this democratic system is doomed. We (and you) know that something better is coming. We (and you) know that people are not yet ready. We (and you) know that until their political evolution is guaranteed, we are stuck in this misery.

Thus, if there is something we can do to help bring about a new era of peace of prosperity is our ethical duty to do so.

And what has this to do with using government services?

Simple. The more we consume from the government "for free" the faster economic conditions worsen. The faster they worsen the more disillusioned people become. The more disillusioned people become the closer they are to their own political evolution. Never forget, the economy is the engine of political evolution.

See, it is our ethical duty to consume as many "free" government services as we possibly can. We are doing the world a service. Strange right? And no. However funny this may seem we are dead serious.

AND THAT'S IT!

This article was simple. It's not that we don't have ethics, we have them. But we are also trying not to pollute Libertarianism with them because our ethics are ours and ours alone and they don't belong in a Libertarian system. We have the right to any ethics we want, the same as you have the right to any ethics you want. Fair is fair.

CONCLUSION

Go use government services whether you believe in Libertarianism or not.

This is one of the few articles where no matter what you choose and what your ethics may be (Libertarian or Socialist) there is only one choice and that choice advances Libertarianism. So, go ahead. Make our day!

Note: please see the Glossary if you are unfamiliar with certain words.

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