What a wonderful world it would be if everyone accepted the simple moral premise of rejecting all acts of aggression. The retort to such a suggestion is always: it's too simplistic, too idealistic, impractical, naïve, utopian, dangerous, and unrealistic to strive for such an ideal.
The answer to that is that for thousands of years the acceptance of
government force, to rule over the people, at the sacrifice of liberty,
moral and the only available option for achieving peace and prosperity.
What could be more utopian than that myth—considering the results
especially looking at the state sponsored killing, by nearly every
government during the
twentieth century, estimated to be in the hundreds of millions. It's
time to reconsider this grant of authority to the state.
No good has ever come from granting monopoly power to the state to use
aggression against the people to arbitrarily mold human behavior. Such
left unchecked, becomes the seed of an ugly tyranny. This method of
governance has been adequately tested, and the results are in: reality
dictates we try
The idealism of non-aggression and rejecting all offensive use of force
should be tried. The idealism of government sanctioned violence has been
throughout history and is the primary source of poverty and war. The
theory of a society being based on individual freedom has been around
for a long time.
It's time to take a bold step and actually permit it by advancing this
cause, rather than taking a step backward as some would like us to do.
-part of Ron Paul's farewell speech