The State and the Golden Rule

Wanted Robin HoodIn Sunday’s Keene Sentinel, columnist Steve Gilbert unleashed on Robin Hooders, claiming we are violating the Golden Rule, that is, to do unto others as you’d like done to you.

Steve has it backwards. It’s the people calling themselves “the state”, or in this case, “the city”, that are violating the golden rule. While the state believers sometimes offer a valuable service, like education, roads, or fire protections, they do not offer it on a consensual basis.

If you decide you don’t want to do what the state people want or pay what they demand, you could have your home stolen, car stolen, be put in a cage, or even killed.

That is not how one should treat one’s neighbors. However, despite the violence and the threats of violence enacted against me by the state, I will not respond in kind. I know that violence begets violence and that peace is the way.

Asking government bureaucrats questions on camera is the definition of accountability. If they don’t like it, they can quit their immoral jobs. Also, to Steve or anyone else reading this, please find me video of a Robin Hooder “sticking a camera in the face” of a parking enforcer for even a moment, let alone “several hours”. These claims are so common and yet completely baseless. Holding a camera in my personal space and pointing it at a government worker is not sticking anything in anyone’s face. Get real.

Steve asks what the endgame of Free Keene is. I wonder if he bothered to read the “About” page of this website. The endgame of course is to convert Keene into a consensual society where people stop using coercion against their peaceful neighbors. I don’t care if the government people go away – I only want them to stop threatening and hurting peaceful people.

Oh, and there are PLENTY of people who appreciate what Robin Hooders do – there is no shortage of monetary contributions and compliments given to us by members of the public.

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