It is a misunderstanding to think that our government collapsing is the first step towards an actually free society. Not voting will maintain the status quo. We will vasselate between varying degrees of capitalism and socialism or collapse. Neither of these options is favorable. I think if the federal government collapses, not one state in the union will become more free. The population will not immediately embrace individual rights. We'll go back to a modified capitalism or worse. The idea that people will recognize the true cause of the collapse and then embrace freedom, anarchy or a foundation of libertarianism is laughable. There is not a significant number of people that can, with force or reason, keep a tyrannical socialistic group from taking control. Awareness of the moral significance of individualism and the nonaggression principle are increasing yes, but not as fast as the birth rate of the ignorant masses. If we are to have a free society, imo, it must come from within, step by step. Elect Ron Paul. End the Fed, stop spending, first in foreign aid, then militarism, then least significant special interest groups, then eventually healthcare and welfare. Abolish forced taxation. And then, once we have the ideas of less government taking hold, we can discuss abolishing the state completely, but not until we have a more moral educated populace. In this condition, anarchy would not result in freedom, we must first have an agreed upon moral premise of individuality and nonaggression before any state is abolished. Until then, the best course is to vote into office people who will incrementally decrease the size of government. Not voting while being a libertarian, anarchist or anarchocapitalist, is a waste. All of you nonvoters really do make what I consider a travesty.
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