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Ryan G. Banister on BackWordz: Borders, the State and Legal Fictions

Posted by on Nov 29, 2016 in Philosophy, Radio Archives | 0 comments

I was recently a guest on BackWordz with Eric July and Jared Howe to discuss the topic of borders, states and legal fictions.

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State Borders Are Legal Fictions Used to Justify Acts of Aggression

Posted by on Nov 29, 2016 in News, Philosophy, Slider | 0 comments

Legal fictions are often used to justify the extraction of wealth and enforcement of property claims. Borders are political boundaries which amount to claims on land, backed up by the threat of death or imprisonment, but the empirical case for the existence of such claimed boundaries is weak.

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No Treason: The Constitution of No Authority

Posted by on Jan 27, 2016 in Philosophy, Slider | 0 comments

The Constitution has no inherent authority or obligation. It has no authority or obligation at all, unless as a contract between man and man. And it does not so much as even purport to be a contract between persons now existing. It purports, at most, to be only a contract between persons living eighty years ago.

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What is the difference between Voluntarism and Anarcho-Capitalism?

Posted by on Jan 13, 2016 in Philosophy, Slider | 0 comments

The term “Anarchy” is derived from the Greek word “archon,” meaning “ruler,” conjoined with the negating prefix “an.” The etymological definition of “Anarchy” is “without a ruler.” Anarchy is the rejection of the belief in a ruler or government. For this reason, anarchy has a negative connotation.

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There Is No Such Thing As Gun Control

Posted by on Oct 4, 2015 in Philosophy, Slider | 0 comments

“Gun control” is a nuanced term that has no practical definition. If “gun control” advocates wanted to honestly represent their position, they would say that they advocate the monopolization of gun ownership into the hands of the few, namely government appointed entities.

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Charlie Chaplin: Let Us All Unite — Words of Wisdom

Posted by on Sep 17, 2015 in Philosophy, Slider | 0 comments

I’m sorry, but I don’t want to be an emperor. That’s not my business. I don’t want to rule or conquer anyone. I should like to help everyone, if possible, Jew, Gentile, black man, white. We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each other’s happiness, not by each other’s misery. We don’t want to hate and despise one another. In this world there is room for everyone.

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