The Common Good

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There is no dignity in dependence upon the State. The State only ever enslaves. In one way or the other, the State is the greatest Slave Master of History. Now and then…

The “common good” is what exactly?

How does education bring about dignity? Are illiterate people bereft of dignity?

How does healthcare bring about dignity? Are those who die from incurable disease lacking in the dignity of those who are cured of disease?

Who assigned to the Democratic Party the right to define dignity for me and others?

Taxation is slavery to one degree or the other. Especially when it is taxation of income gained by virtue of my own labor. It is especially so when it takes from me to transfer my morally gained income to those who did not sweat, bleed and sacrifice for it.

Who are you to say how much of my blood, sweat and tears are not mine but to be taken forcibly from me to be given to others?

How is forcibly plundering me not also robbing me of a part of my dignity?

When did anything “free” ever lift anyone up?

I can live and die without the State every touching my life and still have my dignity.

I can die of cancer and still have lived with dignity.

The State which you love and to which you assign as the guarantor of dignity has murdered millions of people around the world.

One such victim was Patrice Lumumbu. He died with dignity despite the best efforts of the State.

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