Law pages

Do we need “Law” for order? Behaviors are independent of Law, but the standards set by the community those behaviors occur in would be the basis for attempts at maintaining order, with or without them being written. Being that there are many paths to a vision of order, anarchist societies would reflect the diversity we find already between nations and states within nations.

also see: The Enterprise of Law: justice without the state by Bruce Benson

The Criminal Legal System for Radicals

Natural Law and the Non-Aggression Principle

Gary Chartier source The strand of libertarian thinking anchored in the work of Murray Rothbard and Ayn Rand gives pride of place, as far as political ethics are concerned, to the non-aggression principle (NAP), which holds that no one may...

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Natural Law, or Don’t Put a Rubber on Your Willy

Robert Anton Wilson source The laws of God, the laws of Man, He may keep who will, and can; Not I: let God and man decree Laws for themselves and not for me. — A.E. Housman Political Myth and Self-Hypnosis...

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Natural Rights vs. Egoism

Roderick Long   from Strike the Root During the late 1880s, a fierce debate broke out in the pages of the libertarian periodical Liberty over egoistic versus natural-rights approaches to anarchism. (The various contributions to this debate will eventually be available in the...

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Nature of Law

Roderick T. Long Part I: Law and Order Without Government - Introduction - Varieties of Law - Public Goods vs. Public Choice Part II: The Three Functions of Law - Why Three Functions? - Should Law Be Monopolized? - Locke's...

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Polycentric Law

polycentric governance   Tom W. Bell As any cynic will confirm, money and law have a lot in common. But their ties run even deeper than most suspect. Money and law had similar origins: both arose spontaneously out of the...

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Rights Are Santa Claus

Dabooda source I question the usefulness of the idea that people have natural, god-given, inalienable human rights.  It's been given a fair trial over the last several centuries, and it doesn't work. As philosophers have noted, "rights" are a moral...

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What Rights Do We Have?

Tibor R. Machan source ...Locke argued that each of us has rights to our lives and resources, including what we produce or create. We are supposedly sovereign, so no one may rule us; slavery, serfdom, or involuntary servitude are forbidden.1...

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How Law Enforcement Officers got their Power

by Dr. Eduardo M. Rivera source My enrolled Students know how the Officers named in the Constitution of September 17, 1787 got their power. For readers who have not yet accepted my generous offer in my July 7, 2011 Post,...

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Using The Organic Laws to Question the Authority of Anyone Claiming to Represent the Government

Dr. Eduardo M. Rivera source The Organic Laws of the United States of America are presented in Volume 1 of the United States Code as the foundation of “the general and permanent laws of the United States.”   This presentation of...

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What is Positive Law?

Dr. Eduardo M. Rivera source Too many Students are placing too much importance on the insignificance that Title 26 has not been enacted into positive law and not enough on the fact that all the Titles of the United States...

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Federalism and the Bill of Rights

source by Roderick T. Long Libertarians are divided over the Supreme Court’s decision in Kelo v. New London to allow coerced property transfers to private parties to count as “public use.” No libertarian likes the decision as it stands (since,...

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Life Without Law

source Web PDF Print PDF Audio   I want freedom, the right to self-expression, everybody’s right to beautiful, radiant things. —Emma Goldman, 1931 An anarchist is someone who rejects the domination of one person or class of people over another....

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Lawful Ain’t Good

source I’m sorry to tell you, but everything you know about Dungeons & Dragons is a lie. There are only eight alignments. Because like the title of this essay suggests, Lawful ain’t Good. I can already hear you protesting. The...

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The Nine Alignments

source So it turns out Anarcho-Geek Review is going to occasionally publish essays, either original ones, or mildly annotated ones. The following is an essay we have reproduced in full from a long-extinct Geocities page. We were unable to track...

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The Myth of “The Rule of Law”

by Brainpolice 28 April 2008 The theory of a republic is essentially that, in contrast to democracy in which there is tyranny of the majority and in contrast to monarchy in which there is the rule of a single man...

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