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Freedom – Government & Love

FREEDOM By Adam Kokesk     8. Government & Love   I. Sex, Marriage, & Family   We shouldn’t have to insist that our personal, romantic, and family relations be absolutely free of violence and coercion. We expect freedom in our relationships, but how we relate to the relationships of others is an entirely different matter. While many people want …

Freedom – Other Destructive Rackets

FREEDOM By Adam Kokesk     7. Other Destructive Rackets   I. Schooling   Providing the next generation with the skills to survive and thrive is critically important. When governments take over education, young minds suffer. The exploitation of the education racket is particularly vicious because to miseducate or under-educate a child is to cripple their future. Young minds naturally …

Freedom – Economics

FREEDOM By Adam Kokesh   6. Economics     I. The Free Trade Ideal   When you choose to engage with another person, it is because you are pursuing your self-interest by virtue of it being your choice. This is not to say that making choices is always for personal material gain. We often seek the emotional gratification of helping …

Freedom – Taxation

FREEDOM By Adam Kokesh     5. Taxation     I. Taxation is Theft   Theft is when someone takes something that doesn’t belong to them. Either governments own “their people” as slaves, or taxation is theft. You own yourself. Therefore, taxation is theft. Because you own your body, your labor, and what you acquire by trade, taxation is theft. …

Freedom – Personal Security

FREEDOM By Adam Kokesh   4. Personal Security     I. Life is Fragile   The most horrific act of violence a person can commit against another can be very easy. To take someone’s life is not especially difficult. In a world dominated by professional killers and violent fantasies, it makes sense that most people have an exaggerated sense of …

Freedom – War

FREEDOM By Adam Kokesh   3. War     I. The Greatest Crime Against Freedom   If the worst crime that can be committed against an individual is murder, then the worst possible crime is organized, deliberate, self-righteous, mass murder. “War” is just a word that governments use to make mass murder and theft seem acceptable. Only the sickest and …

Freedom – A Brief History of Power

FREEDOM By Adam Kokesh   2. A Brief History of Power     I. Evolution of the Government Racket   Once humans could generate more than needed to sustain themselves, it became worthwhile to exploit them. To understand the origins of government and interpersonal violence, we need to go all the way back to the state of nature, or perhaps …

Freedom – The Philosophy

FREEDOM By Adam Kokesh   1. The Philosophy     I. Freedom   Freedom is what you have when no one is forcing their will on you. Everyone inherently recognizes this as a good thing because we all value our power to make decisions. We all value making decisions without being threatened. Unfortunately, most of us have not taken the …

Freedom – Introduction

FREEDOM By Adam Kokesh   The wisdom within these pages has the power to unlock our potential as a species and establish an enduring civilization based on peace, self-ownership, and nonviolence. You, as a free, beautiful, independent human being with inalienable rights, own yourself! You can do what you want with your own body and the product of your labor. …