Friday, July 17, 2009


What, my fellow humans, constitutes a right?

Does a person have a right to another mans property? Does a person have a right to another mans wealth? Do your rights cost other people? Does your happiness have to retract from someone else's happiness?

No. I posit that everyone has the same rights and these rights cost nothing to others.

You have a right to free speech but not to make others listen. You have the freedom of religion but you do not have the power to force it on others or punish those who convert. Because they have the same religious freedom, including the right to convert or drop it entirely.

You have the right to assemble and to associate with whom you please but without the power to force others to assemble and associate with you. Again your rights do not cost or infringe on the rights of another person.

You have a right to own property but not to steal it. You have a right to buy it and not with the coersion of a government agency. It is the same with other properties such as a gun or a vehicle.

So then how does one come to believe in the fantasy of something for nothing, or the ideology of theft by state. People are taught they are somehow "entitled" to another persons income, they are somehow entitled to have others pay for their things, their food, their housing, their cell phone or their medical care.

This type of ideology is like a cancer, the number of demands continues to always increase and never decreases. The ideology that says a person who has wasted all their own money on MP3 players and concert tickets can then demand that the state force those who work for a living to keep them in comfort.

Yes, there are truly needy people in our world, a world that does not reward hard work but punishes and one that rewards those who do not. The truly needy are the ones being hurt the most by the culture of entitlement, which encourages people to do as little as possible.

An entitlement is not a right, it is loot.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Courts of a United Citizens Nation

One of the first questions people always have about a libertarian-type government proposal is, inevitably, courts. What would such a system do to enforce contracts and to mete out justice?

The answer is quite simple. Everyone will want to subscribe to a court/arbitration/dispute resolution agency. This will help them protect their own business and contracts from anyone who decides, for whatever reason, to not live up to the deal. These courts will not be run by any government, they would actually be operated like competing co-ops.

The Court Panel would be made up of 5 citizens, 3 of them chosen at random and one chosen by each the complainer and the defender. Both sides would present their arguments and evidence and the contract would be studied by the panel as well. The panel would only need a 3-2 vote to decide the case.

In Contract cases if the accuser lost he/she would pay court costs and a nominal amount for the time/lost business of the defender. If the accuser wins, the defender must live up to the terms of the contract or agree with the accuser on a settlement amount (although we expect all contracts would spell out what happens if they are broken).

Oh, you ask, what happens if the defender refuses to abide by the judgement? Who is going to make him, who even has the power to make him in your libertarian-type UCN?

All members of the courts, just about everyone, will likely defend the system because it is in their interest to do so. The community will likely boycott the business of the non-compliant person, shun them and the like until they make some kind of resolution to the case.

OK. What about criminal cases? What about a murder case?

If the evidence proves substantially that a person is guilty of murder that person could be declared "outside the protection of the law". A vengeful family could theoretically kill the guilty man with no reprisal against themselves. This is an extreme example and we think that banishment or forced restitution is a more likely example for lesser crimes than murder.

The people of a United Citizens Nation will not be forced to bear the cost of keeping criminals locked up, fed, cared for and whatever. If there is some kind of incarceration system the families of the inmates would pay for much of it, and their meals and other things.

What about traffic tickets? Well, we would expect the roads to also be owned by shareholders in a consortium, funded by user fees and insurance and such. The consortium will have to enforce its own traffic laws and since it is owned by citizens we would expect it to not be too lenient or too strict.

I realize that to some people this might seem harsh, especially to those who were taught that criminals have "rights" to be comfortable and pampered. This "right" will not exist in a United Citizens Nation. Obey the law or suffer the penalty, it is that simple.

The United Citizens Nation would like to reach out and invite all of our readers to tell us what you think, anonymous responses have been activated.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

What is a United Citizens Nation?

A United Citizens Nation is a country where no-one has a claim on another man, his time, his blood or his sweat. A country where property rights are inviolate. A country where the signed contract is the basis of all business and is honored.

How many of our present problems would be solved through the establishing of a UCN?

There would be no tax burden on the people or on the economy, for make no mistake taxes also tax the economy. There would be no government deficits or debts, for whatever minimalist agencies we create through voluntary agreements will be paid for by the users and stakeholders.

There would be no worry that government might take over banks, auto companies, insurance companies and put the masses trillions into debt. Not that any sane person thinks that would ever happen, right?

A United Citizens Nation would have parents who control and direct the education of their children, without worries that agents of an uncaring bureaucracy would teach them lies and perversion. A country where each person would choose their own health care coverage without mandates forcing them to pay enormous sums for coverages they do not need or want. From insurance companies, hospital groups and other competing providers.

In short, a UCN is a country where one person cannot use agencies of government to his own ends and to punish or coerce others to do what he wants. A country without the tyranny and the conditions of state slavery where half of your money is stolen to support those without work ethic. No politicians living high on the hog, with chauffeurs, private jets at your expense and the power to force you to do their bidding.

Yes, a United Citizens Nation will have a "police" force. It will have a police force that works for those paying the bills, you. It is the same with fire departments and libraries and parks. As long as people are willing to give their money for the services voluntarily, the services will be there.

It is high time to end government as we know it and replace it with a real system for a free people.

The United Citizens Nation is a dream that can only come true if those who wish to be free will simply step up and be counted.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Who owns you?

Brothers and sisters, lend me your ears!

Who owns you? Who owns what you produce? Who owns your income? Who owns your very life?

Does the government own you? Does the government get to make your choices for you, are you too unenlightened to make your own? When you recieve a pay check at the end of the week or the end of a job, does the money belong to you? Do you make the choice to eat a healthy diet or not? Do you make the choice of whether to smoke or go jogging?

Or should the government do it for you?

Can the government spend your money better than you can? Can the government live your life better than you can? Do you believe that raising your children is a job for the government? Feeding them? Teaching them a difference between right and wrong?

Or maybe you think you should work for nothing and the government should provide you with the basic apartment, meals and health care?

The government and the people in charge of it certainly think they own you. They certainly make policy from the belief that they own you, your labor, your income and your very life. The politicians and the bureaucrats have very good reason to think we, the people, are too stupid to live our own lives: we let them stay in power.

The time has come, my fellow citizens, to stop allowing them to assume this power. The time has come where we must begin to deny them owership of us, our lives, our income and our minds. Join with me and throwing off the shackles of their repression, throw off the chains and the yokes that we have voluntarily given them the reigns to hold. It is time to declare our personal independence from government ownership.

We must become a United Citizens Nation, where we own our lives each and every one of us, where we teach our children how to own their lives as well. We must throw off their bonds and never allow them to be re-established again.

The time has come, let the fight begin!

Welcome Comrades!

At this particular point in human history and especially the history of the United States you might be aware of the dangers that await to befall us. This government has started down the road of destroying the very foundations of this country and could take down the entire world with it.

Surely you will say, the United Citizens Nation should support the fall that is certainly coming because of these horrendously evil policies? Doesn't the UCN support and call for the destruction of the state itself?

The United Citizens Nation does not want to see a nation of more of 300 million plunged into abject poverty and a monolithic authoritarian state to rule it as if it were some third world backwater. We believe in the fall of the state and the rise of the people, this course is going in the extreme opposite direction.

This government has started on a road that will probably triple or quadruple the national debt in ten years. In a decade, if this happens, this country will hardly be able to pay the interest on that debt. It will almost guarantee three generations or more of state slavery. This is the most evil part of this plan, and we believe it is a plan for this could hardly be an accident or just a series of really bad idea.

The United Citizens Nation supports neither political party and does not support the formation or continuation of any type of government. Government is a tyranny by its very nature and the UCN stands for not having any government at all. We believe that citizens can organize themselves better than any government can and by pursuing their own lives and their own self-interest will benefit the society as a whole.

So please consider joining us and becoming a part of the United Citizens Nation!