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dom, but rule. It is better called
license or legal privilege. Most peo
ple like Walsh can't see that the le
galized right assumed by the major
ity to rule all of society is itself a
license, an "unrestrained liberty,"
and that real freedom would abol
ish it '
If my friend contracts leprosy or
smallpox we need not wait for a ma
jority of 100,000,000 to decide to re
strain him. He should be restrained
by force if persuasion i$ not effeb
tive. But such restraint is not rul
ing the non-invader it is protecting
ourselves from invasion. Walsh and
myself should restrain my friend if
we were powerful enough. If not, we
secure the co-operation of half a
A majority decision does not make
a right right or wrong. We always
have a right, if we have the power
to protect ourselves from invaders.
We have a right to live only insofar
as we have the power to command
the means of living. The majority
now gives the minority the power to
control all natural resources in viola
tion of my rights in every sense.
Natural law and artificial majority
rule law are not the same. In the
absence of majority rule equal free
dom among men might exist. But
when the majority provide a police
man that I don't want because he is
forced upon me, then I am taxed for
a service against my will. This is
merely legalized robbery authorized
by the majority.
Walsh can't imagine the railroads
or Panama canal being operated by
voluntary co-operation. The "rules
of the road" or the "notes" of a mu
sician are indispensaible. Voluntary
conformity to these is exactly oppo
site to a compulsory conformity.
Majority ownership or control i
mere compulsory co-operation for all
workers' call it public ownership,
co-operative commonwealth or what
Slovenly thinking is easy, while
accurate thinking is hard. Think
hard, Mr. Walsh, when you write
again. C. C. Vincent, 162 N. Dear
ANSWER TO MARGE O'HENRY.
Your theory is out of order about
Allen Steven wanting to get a reply.
Allen has the goods, and if a few
more were like him they wouldn't
need a sneak-out-powder to get
down to facts. Jim Maloney, 5255
OBSERVATIONS. Workers who
favor rulership lack manliness; rul
ership stifles initiative.
The papacy,' which has wasted
many alive, is not an august body.
Why? Because it sanctions pluto
crats' misdeeds and impedes the
mind's expansion by forbidding the
exercise of judgment.
Hef encourages oppression who
votes for monopolists or their-confreres.
Those who believe in miracle
working relics are as feeble in mind
as those were who believed that epi
lepsy was an affliction of the gods.
Converting heathens does no good,
for heathens become familiar with
the hypocrises of civilization after
joining the church.
Preachers have no love for Jesus.
Why? Because preachers exploit
Christ like capitalists exploit bread
winners. Labor and righteousness before
charity and injustice.
Assuming the monastic garb is
wrong, for the religious life makes
no appeal to the sublime in human
He possesses a barbaric mind who
calls bayoneting a man to death a
Clergymen seek wealth's applause
because the church defends wealth's ,
The land of one man's birth is no
better than the land of another man's
birth; every land is good. -
Strictures upon ecclesiasticism are