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John Dule
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« on: May 23, 2019, 02:05:54 am »

Overall Ideology: Libertarian/Nationalist

GENERAL DEFINITIONS:
- Freedom is the ability to make choices and pursue courses of action for oneself without the hindrance of the arbitrary whims and wishes of other people.
- Security is the ability to make choices and pursue courses of action for oneself without fear of harm, want, or consequences.
- "Freedom from want" is an alternative way of phrasing the word "security," used by pseudo-intellectuals with the intent to deceive.
- The Self is the element of a person that chooses between multiple courses of action.
- There is no such thing as "human nature" because humans often have many conflicting instincts at once, and no instinct is necessarily superior to any other. Therefore it is up to the individual to decide which instinct he wishes to obey. The Self exists only as a mechanism for choosing.
- Individualism is the desire to control one's own destiny, and the confidence in one's own investments and decisions.
- Collectivism is the desire to negate one's Self by relinquishing control over the decision-making process and ceding it to a larger group. This occurs because the individual is not confident in his own investments and decisions.
- Investment is the ability to plan ahead for long periods of time, and to try to improve the state of one's life. It only instinct/ability which sets humans apart from animals.

THE STATE:
- The State in its proper form is created when those who manage to profit from their investments (farmers in early agricultural societies) determine that they need a way to protect their savings and further investments. Therefore the State exists solely to protect the investments of productive individuals.
- Taxes are the means of funding the State's protection of property. They must provide for defense, a legal system, and a police force. The State must also enforce contracts made between individuals, and severely punish businesses that mislead their customers.
- Though the State exists solely to protect the private property of those it is entrusted to serve, those who value collectivism rather than individualism prefer to use it as a method to seek unity through language, race, cultural background, religious belief, geography, political ideology, or some combination of these. Those who wish to associate with one another this way should not be prevented from doing so, but at the same time, they must not be able to force others to participate.
- Therefore, the ideal state will provide the basic framework of property protection, and allow for privately owned communities to make their own laws, provided that those living in them have the right of exit.
- These private communities could make religious laws, and extract taxes to pay for welfare and social programs, based on the principles set out by the owners of the community's property. Thus, the State will substantially delegate power to local authorities, provided that those local authorities confine their power to their own property and do not infringe upon the rights of individuals.

SOCIAL POLICY:
- Due to the principles outlined above, the State's social policy should be non-discriminatory in the most extreme sense possible. The State must not discriminate based on race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or political ideology.
- Private institutions may discriminate however they see fit, provided that those participating have the right of exit.
- In order to prevent those who obey their collectivist instincts from infringing upon the freedoms of those with individualist instincts, the rights to freedom of speech, to self-defense, to a free press, and to freedom of worship must not be infringed.
- Children, being individuals, have rights. Parents have no right to indoctrinate their children into any religion, political ideology, or other belief system. Those who do this are abusive. For this same reason, circumcision must be banned.
- Fetuses are not human and are therefore not a factor in this moral system. However, fully legal abortion must come with an end to government-mandated child support (if the decision is the mother's alone, the father must not be forced to participate in child-rearing).
- Drugs and alcohol must be fully legal, though private health care providers must be allowed to refuse service to those who participate in these activities.

ECONOMIC POLICY:
- Taxes should be paid only by citizens with property/investments.
- Welfare is a system of corrupt bargaining between elected officials and a greedy populace. It exists solely for politicians to deliver giveaways to the various constituent groups that leech off of them. All subsidies and redistributive tax policies are morally wrong.
- Price controls like rent control increase demand while decreasing supply, creating shortages that are extremely harmful to the economy. They are also an infringement on the right to free contract, which makes them immoral in addition to being ineffectual.
- Tariffs should only be enacted if the foreign nation in question has already enacted them; otherwise they are an act of aggression.
- Central Banks are methods of monopolizing money supply and controlling interest rates. They must be abolished.
- Any currency issued by the State must have intrinsic value to prevent incentivizing government debt.
- Unions are an excellent method for bargaining, but must not be enforced by the State.

POLITICAL POLICY:
- Democracy is a utilitarian form of collectivism that leaves the rights of individuals up to the rule of the majority. By ceding the process of decision-making to the group, the individual loses all agency and allows himself to be tyrannized. Democracy also removes the immediacy of the effects of votes from the minds of individuals, and through collective action, nobody feels responsible for the system's horrible outcomes. For these reasons, it is immoral.
- A democratic system requires a ban on all welfare, as well as a Constitutional provision requiring all politicians who propose redistribution to resign. If this is not possible, then only property owners (those whom the State exists to serve first and foremost) must be allowed to vote.
- Interventionism is contradictory, as the State exists to serve the interests of its own people, not the interests of those in other countries. Military bases and operations abroad must be ended unless the nation has been attacked.
- Authoritarian, collectivistic political systems such as monarchy, communism, and fascism are equally immoral. Those wishing to practice these systems may purchase land to to so, and discriminate as they see fit, so long as the right of exit is respected.
- A Constitution which protects the rights affirmed above, and which establishes the sort of political system I have outlined here, is the strictest and best way to maintain political stability and the security of property. There must be a ban on elected officials proposing any rollback of certain constitutional rights, under the penalty of being banned from ever holding public office again.

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Realistic Policies Which I Would Like To See Enacted:
- Abolishing the income tax for the bottom ~95% of earners and scaling back government spending proportionately.
- Privatizing Social Security.
- Establishing right-to-work laws nationwide.
- Cutting off funding to states that refuse to acknowledge the rights enumerated in the Second Amendment.
- A ban on religious education in public schools.
- Marijuana legalization.
- A rollback of subsidies in all sectors of the economy and cuts to regulations in the financial sector (regulations which, of course, were written by industry insiders with the intention to keep competition against the large multinationals from arising).
- Raising the retirement age.
- Establishing negative income tax brackets for earners making less than $25,000 a year.
- Increased funding for public schools and community colleges, as well as a nationwide initiative to de-stigmatize community college as an educational path.
- Fully legal abortion nationwide, with a simultaneous removal of all child support laws.
- Cutbacks to welfare benefits for single mothers.
- An end to all US aid to Saudi Arabia.
- Abolishing the minimum wage.
- A Balanced Budget Amendment.
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John Dule
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« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2019, 01:48:33 am »

The State must not discriminate based on....political ideology.

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as well as a Constitutional provision requiring all politicians who propose redistribution to resign.

ayy lmao

Government employees don't deserve human rights.
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John Dule
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« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2019, 08:58:47 pm »

The State must not discriminate based on....political ideology.

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as well as a Constitutional provision requiring all politicians who propose redistribution to resign.

ayy lmao

Government employees don't deserve human rights.

WTF?


If you decide to live a life funded by leeching off of the taxpayers, you should be expected to give up certain freedoms. For starters, elected officials should not be allowed to propose restricting freedom of speech, the right to bear arms, etc.
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John Dule
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Political Matrix
E: 6.57, S: -7.50

« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2019, 10:40:24 pm »

The State must not discriminate based on....political ideology.

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as well as a Constitutional provision requiring all politicians who propose redistribution to resign.

ayy lmao

Government employees don't deserve human rights.

WTF?


If you decide to live a life funded by leeching off of the taxpayers, you should be expected to give up certain freedoms.

Funnily, this is how I feel about lives funded by leeching off of one's employees vis--vis the right to private property.

The difference, of course, is that everyone has the right to own private property, while government officials are given special privileges that are unmeritocratic and unearned.
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John Dule
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Posts: 2,541
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Political Matrix
E: 6.57, S: -7.50

« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2019, 02:56:17 pm »

The State must not discriminate based on....political ideology.

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as well as a Constitutional provision requiring all politicians who propose redistribution to resign.

ayy lmao

Government employees don't deserve human rights.

WTF?


If you decide to live a life funded by leeching off of the taxpayers, you should be expected to give up certain freedoms.

Funnily, this is how I feel about lives funded by leeching off of one's employees vis--vis the right to private property.

The difference, of course, is that everyone has the right to own private property, while government officials are given special privileges that are unmeritocratic and unearned.
Cops?

That's just one example, but yes. I can't think of many other groups of people who get to kill unarmed black kids and get away with it.
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John Dule
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Political Matrix
E: 6.57, S: -7.50

« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2019, 04:46:25 pm »

Left-communist of the Italian/American (Paul Mattick) persuasion. I refuse to make a shopping list of political positions, which is idealistic in the extreme.

"I'm writing this on the toilet and I don't want to type all my opinions on my touchscreen."
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