This is the Zero Aggression Principle ZAP…
No one should initiate force against others or delegate doing so to politicians.
The ZAP is like the Golden Rule. If you don’t want people to tread on you, don’t tread on others.
Reciprocity. Treat others as you want to be treated. You already obey this principle in your personal relationships, unless you’re a sociopath. But strangely…Most people behave exactly like sociopaths when it comes to politics and government. A sociopath is a person who feels no empathy for others.
Consider our political behavior… We unfeelingly vote to subject other people to our personal preferences. We delight when our partisan enemies must submit to our will. We endorse actions by politicians and bureaucrats that we would view as criminal if committed by any other member of society. We act as if “the government” has some magic power to turn wrong into right.
This process is devoid of empathy and suffused with hatred. It rests on hypocrisy. It encourages violence…
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