Michael Dean After Dark with Randy England

microphoneMichael Dean After Dark is a new late-night, liberty-related podcast. Michael asked me to serve as one of the show’s rotating co-hosts. The 2-hour show is broadcast live at LRN.FM weeknights at Midnight Central time.

Show notes for 04/07/2014 : Libertarianism & Christianity — Saying the Pledge of Allegiance — Do libertarians support the constitution? — Leo Tolstoy and Christian Anarchism — Pacifism — How using government violence has backfired on Christians — Murray Rothbard bloopers?

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St. Augustine, Alexander, the pirate and other thieves.

“The State is nothing more nor less than a bandit gang writ large.”

 ~ Murray Rothbard, The Ethics of Liberty“The Nature of the State”

An example:

Alexander and the Pirate
by St. Augustine

Remove justice, then, what are kingdoms but great robberies? For what are robberies themselves, but little kingdoms? The band itself is made up of men; it is ruled by the authority of a prince, it is knit together by the pact of the confederacy; the booty is divided by the law agreed on. If, by the admittance of abandoned men, this evil increases to such a degree that it holds places, fixes abodes, takes possession of cities, and subdues peoples, it assumes the more plainly the name of a kingdom, because the reality is now manifestly conferred on it, not by the removal of covetousness, but by the addition of im-punity. Indeed, that was an apt and true reply which was given to Alexander the Great by a pirate who had been seized. For when that king had asked the man what he meant by keeping hostile possession of the sea, he answered with bold pride, “What do you mean by seizing the whole earth; but because I do it with a petty ship, I am called a robber, while you who does it with a great fleet are styled emperor.”

 ~ St. Augustine, City of God, Book IV, Chapter 4.