The pillars of the abolitionist community in the US and the world are deceptively simple and not much different from the anarcho-capitalist community with minor variations. The philosophical precepts do not require the enormous gyrations, intellectual sleight-of-hand and economic illiteracy that seems necessary to justify the collectivist regimes ranging from communism to socialism to democracy. One of the reasons for the relative simplicity is the necessity to provide a description of effective individual human action at the most atomistic level with an eye to self-interest and long-term return on behavior.
The Buppert Variations require three standing notions for an effective (not necessarily efficient) means to preserve free moral agency and self-determination:
- A total prohibition on all initiated aggression through force or fraud
- The absolute sanctity of self-ownership and the inability of a state to force non-consensual action at the individual level
- The supremacy of voluntary and volitional contract law to bind parties to action with zero implied consent to for more vague “social construct” legerdemain like the Constitution
The Larken Rose Laws are even more compelling in a more visceral and less legalistic perspective. One of my colleagues, John, broke it down to this elegant but powerful list summary:
- You own yourself.
- You have a right to defend yourself.
- It’s justified to defend yourself no matter who is aggressing against you
- It is time to defend yourself from an out of control government at some time BEFORE the cattle car door slams shut.
I would suggest that Larken Rose is the most effective and potent voice for freedom in America today. The first list is more prescriptive of how the abolitionist society that forbids all slavery in all its permutations is operative while the Rose List describes the necessary embryonic conditions that force the function to follow. He delineates in sparkling simplicity the conditions that precede the liberation of all humanity from the fetters of the state.