The Lawless State

by Karl Hess This article was first published as The Lawless State: A Libertarian View of the Status of Liberty. Volume IV, No. 4 in the National Issues Series of Politics, (Constitutional Alliance, 1969). The Nature of Government Government has gone wild. Today, in the land we like to think of as the most free on earth, government […]

The Territorial Assumption: Rationale for Conquest

THE TERRITORIAL ASSUMPTION: RATIONALE FOR CONQUEST CARL WATNER Justice being taken away, then, what are kingdoms but great robberies? —St. Augustine, The City of God, Book IV, Chapter IV THE CLASSIC DEFINITION OF the State involves two elements: a coercive monopolization of defense services over a given geographic area, and the imposition of coercive revenue […]

Free to Choose

INTRODUCTION Ever since the first settlement of Europeans in the New World America has been a magnet for people seeking adventure, fleeing from tyranny, or simply trying to make a better life for themselves and their children. An initial trickle swelled after the American Revolution and the establishment of the United States of America and became a flood in the […]