Thursday, May 19, 2011

First Post

                                                   Se Vis Pacem Para Bellum

                  First post to the blog of Michael Murphy, Libertarian of the North Shore.

                                                        Telling it like it is.

                                          The Government has Only Two Functions.

                                                      Defence of the Realm

                                        Protecting Citizens from external aggression.

                                                     Administration of Justice.

                                                 Protecting citizens from one another.
                                                Protecting Citizens from Government.

Sadly the incumbent Government of New Zealand and it's predecessors have failed miserably at both these functions.

As a Libertarian I believe in the freedom of the human individual, it therefore follows that I must question all propositions.  Even if they have the appearance of being pro freedom.

                                             A Nation can not Tax it's self to Prosperity.

                                               Nor can it Legislate it's self to Morality.
                                                   Or Regulate it's self to Happiness.