John B. Wells To EmCee Huge Event At Bozeman, Montana
The Red Pill Expo is set for Friday and Saturday, June 23 and 24, 2017, at The Commons at Bozeman.
Okay, But What Is G. Edward Griffin’s Red Pill Expo 2017?
G. Edward Griffin’s Red Pill Expo has grown into the fulfillment of Mr. Griffin’s expectations, and certainly promises to be the most important conference (Expo) in the nation for the year 2017. The lineup of prominent speakers is first class all the way. The location is near beautiful Bozeman, Montana.
In the year 2000 I bought my copy of G. Edward Griffin’s book, “The Creature From Jekyll Island: A Second Look At The Federal Reserve“.
That was rather early-on in my awakening experience, which began in my mid-50s. In that same year I became aware of book authors Wendy McElroy and Carl Watner, co-founders of the Voluntaryist movement, and Claire Wolfe, a delightful liberty advocate whose books spoke to me in a language to which I could readily relate. So Wendy, Carl, Claire, and Ed Griffin combined to get my mind focused into a direction of responsibly standing up for freedom as an American whose freedom is supposedly protected by this nation’s founding legal charter, the U.S. Constitution. From there, I have delved more deeply into the roots of liberty and individualism, with emphasis on Thomas Jefferson’s language in the Declaration of Independence.
In particular, I remain fascinated by the message carried so nobly in Jefferson’s phrases —
1) “…the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them…”
and 2) “…that they [all men] are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights…”
Those two phrases concisely allude to the very foundation of the concept of “Self Governance”, which Jefferson associated with this phrase from that same document —
“…That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed…”
Self governance. That is central to Jefferson’s vision, and I embrace it as well.
But Jefferson subsequently dilutes that beautiful vision by next suggesting that after man decides to either “alter or abolish” a government which has gone bad, he then, presumably, is to put in its place yet another man-made government which would hopefully work better for mankind. That very notion is one which bears penetrating scrutiny, for it is exactly through that notion that a potential for evil, or for its lesser form, “the potential profitability of organized and concentrated corruption”, is introduced into the mind of man.
I rise above that notion in my own personal way, seeking the highest and most directly specific denotation of the term “self-government”, by exalting my own “Self” to be my own self-governing agent. To state that in the vernacular, “I don’t need no steenkin’ externally-sourced government” at all, for I am willing to responsibly govern myself.
And that, of course, is the root of philosophical Anarchy, which simply means that the “Nature” of the “Creator” or “Nature’s God” should be expected to be exhibited in the created, (because ’cause and effect’ are never separate), which is one’s soul-possessing Self, which is (as I presently see it) the ultimate in “self-government”. That, to me, is “Anarchy”.
I see that Anarchy recognizes no man-made government’s claim of ownership over the individual “Self”, the named human being in a soul-possessed physical human body. A “soul-possessed physical human body”, named individually as a uniquely created individual, does indeed have those “unalienable rights” which came from “Nature, or Nature’s God”, and is not to be triffled with by an arrogant government made by any consensus-spawned mental state of other mortal men.
And that of course is the root of Voluntaryism.
And that, finally, brings me to my featured joy in this article —
Mr. Jeff Berwick!