2020 Libertarian Party presidential candidate Adam Kokesh sent out the following fundraising pitch today about how supporters can spend stimulus checks the federal government handed out:
There are some libertarians out there that really hate taking anything from government.
I am not one of those libertarians!
My good friend Prof. Walter Block has written extensively on the issue, a good overview of his arguments on ethically taking from the government treasury can be found on the Mises Institute’s website HERE.
The long and short of it is simple: You are just taking back what was yours to begin with. Even if you weren’t the one being taxed for the money, it’s still ok, because the money is more ethically placed in your hands than in the hands of people who supported the system that stole it in the first place.
Still, there are feelings of guilt that for some are unavoidable. I have a fix for that too!
Take as much as you can from government. Take everything they are willing to give you or you are able to acquire (as long as you are not encouraging more systematic theft), then if you ever feel like you’ve received more than your fair share, put that money towards libertarian activism!
It’s poetic really… The state funding its own demise after thousands of years of people forging their own chains.
And if you don’t know where that money is best sent, I have a suggestion!
We turn Federal Reserve notes into FREEDOM!
We are the only candidacy that has a real plan for ending this whole charade.
And the more Trump keeps opening his mouth about how he has “absolute authority”, the better our platform of localization will play out across the board.
Spend the money on whatever you want! It was your money to begin with.
I just want you to know, we have a real opportunity to make a world set free in our lifetime, PLEASE CHIP IN, whatever you can to help make that happen.
American Referendum Project