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The Politicians We Need – LewRockwell

Posted by M. C. on April 7, 2021

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2021/04/laurence-m-vance/the-politicians-we-need/

By Laurence M. Vance

Fair Haven, Vermont, chartered in 1779, is a town of less than 3,000 people noted for its late nineteenth-century architecture. But this is not what makes the town unique.

Fair Haven operates under a council–manager government with a town manager and a five-member board to supervise the local government. There is no mayor. Instead, an animal is chosen as mayor every year in a ceremonial mayoral election. In 2020, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Murfee was elected as mayor. Last month, in a race that contained nineteen candidates—including dogs, cats, horses, chickens, and birds—the incumbent dog mayor was reelected to a second term.

This is just the kind of politicians we need.

With politicians like this, the government—

Won’t start wars.

Won’t order the bombing of other countries.

Won’t punish people for engaging in entirely peaceful, voluntary, and consensual actions that do not aggress against the person or property of others.

Won’t violate the non-aggression principle.

Won’t subsidize anything.

Won’t regulate business or industry.

Won’t ban substances.

Won’t take people’s resources against their will, by force if necessary, and transfer or redistribute them to other citizens or foreigners.

Won’t violate property rights.

Won’t require vaccine passports.

Won’t control prices.

Won’t lock people in cages for possessing too much of a plant.

Won’t impose protective tariffs.

Won’t require occupational licensing.

Won’t force some Americans to pay for the health care of other Americans.

Won’t require people to wear masks.

Won’t be involved in television or radio broadcasting.

Won’t support the arts.

Won’t explore space.

Won’t require anyone to be vaccinated.

Won’t tell people not to travel.

Won’t require social distancing.

Won’t outlaw price gouging.

Won’t force “unessential” businesses to close.

Won’t issue nutritional guidelines.

Won’t tell people not to sing in church.

Won’t close parks and playgrounds.

Won’t force women’s restrooms to allow entrance to men dressed as women.

See the rest here

Laurence M. Vance [send him mail] writes from central Florida. He is the author of The War on Drugs Is a War on Freedom; War, Christianity, and the State: Essays on the Follies of Christian Militarism; War, Empire, and the Military: Essays on the Follies of War and U.S. Foreign Policy; King James, His Bible, and Its Translators, and many other books. His newest books are Free Trade or Protectionism? and The Free Society.

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