What Anarchy Isn’t

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by Larken Rose

When the average person hears the word “anarchy,” his mind immediately fills with misconceptions and false assumptions. Voluntaryists often have to spend more time explaining all the things that “anarchy” does NOT mean, than they do explaining what it does mean. Hopefully this video will help with that. (Special thanks to Poxodd for the awesome animation.)

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  1. Tax Revolutionary Larken Gets 15 months, Wife Tessa Gets 1 month Accommodations In the Mussolini Motel

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    Thirty days for being Larken’s wife

    Monday, 14 August 2006

    Dear Friends:

    I am sorry it has been so long since I wrote. I know that many of you have waited anxiously to know the outcome of my sentencing and to know how we are doing. There were two reasons for delay. One was that, although my sentencing actually took place on April 19 (after being delayed twice), the judgment was not entered until June 16, for unknown reasons. So the time for appeal ran until July 16.

    The outcome of the sentencing was 30 days in prison followed by 5
    months home confinement, to begin shortly after Larken’s release date in January. Judge Baylson clearly did not want to put me in prison at all, but when it looked like he was going for six months home confinement, Ms. Davis went somewhat hysterical. She had wanted me in for 15 months, the same as Larken. She was clearly prepared to appeal the sentence if he gave me no prison time at all. She frothed about how nothing but jail time deters “these people.”

    Last time I looked, I’m only one person, so I think
    she was talking about YOU. I’m taking it as kind of a compliment. I got those 30 days because Larken’s research and writing got so much
    attention. Thirty days for being Larken’s wife.

    Both sides had some grounds for appeal, and we didn’t want to mess with it. This was a sentence that I thought my daughter could handle, and I wanted to focus on preparing for it and having some certainty about the future. I think she will handle it just fine. She’ll be almost ten years old. She’ll have a whole month to just be with the daddy she’s been missing for a year – a whole month to break mommy’s rules about food and bedtimes and video games and movies. She’s actually looking forward to it now.

    As for me, prison will be another eye-opening experience that I’m sure will make me wiser and stronger. Already what I’ve learned this past year could fill a book (and probably will, at some point).

    The other reason I haven’t written sooner is that I’m terribly busy. Earning some money to bring the “ends” a little closer together (trying to make them meet would be far too ambitious), keeping a house, caring for a child, and visiting a husband in a prison three hours from home, simply takes more time than there is available.

    And how am I feeling now? Well, what does a person do when she has
    given her country the very best of herself, and her country has rejected that very best as criminal, antisocial, and evil? Do I remake my soul to fit the culture? Or do I remain true to myself and accept that America will never love or understand one such as me?

    I feel somewhat like a Native American – the descendant of a culture that once flourished on this land, but has been conquered and superseded. It was a culture that valued the life, liberty, property, privacy, and happiness of every person. It was a culture that broke us away from Britain, ended slavery, and gave rights to women. It was a culture that gave us the rule of law rather than men. It is a culture that lives on in our hearts, but not in our country. America is no longer our country – but you are my people.

    Please write letters to Larken. He is bored and restless, and he needs to feel your support. And please send letters and money to other imprisoned patriots. If anyone has a good, up-to-date list, please send it and I will post it.

    I will end with my own words from so many months ago:

    “I don’t wish suffering on myself or anyone else, but I am proud of
    people who have stood up for truth and justice when it was dangerous to do so. And I’ll be proud to be one of those people, no matter what happens to me.”

    Love to all –

    Tessa Rose


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    Tor Minotaur

    – Trying to contribute and not be Just another little criminal of the Kleptocracy.* A Typical American Netizen who is Something like the Borg Queen.**

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    ** “I think we may have reached a point, elected a
    President, who _possesses_ no individuality, no
    real being of his own, but is made up totally
    of the collective. Something like the Borg Queen.”

    * L. Neil Smith

    Borg Queen – Commander Data

    The Little Criminals of the Kleptocracy
    http://www.down-with-power.com/ip-rights.html [L. Neil Smith]

    http://www.ncc-1776.org/ [The Libertarian Enterprise]

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