Voluntaryism 101: Governance is GOOD, Government is BAD

Governance is defined simply as, the action or manner of governing. When applied to the individual as an anarchist or voluntaryist this simply means how one assesses, approaches, defines and decides ones individual life. Government by definition is, the group of people who control and make decisions for a country or the particular system used to control a country, state etc., additionally it can be the process or manner of control. wpid-2015-03-01-19.35.20.jpg.jpeg

When I say that governance is good I mean that as an individual one still decides ones own fates by their actions, decisions and more. This is what governance is, as a definition it can be effectively applied to both family and tribe or in a more modern sense, an individual town or community group. By definition all of the above group types are voluntaryist in nature. The only act that is purely involuntary is the birth of a new child, every action after this can be by nature voluntaryist or as I like to say, that which is voluntary between individuals. The creation of the new individual is a voluntary action in most cases, as the individuals involved generally are voluntarily acting in a sexual manner with potential reproduction being the end result. This brings up a touchy subject, abortion and fetal rights.

As with everything I attempt to approach this scientifically using evidence, facts and available information. As a result while those reading may in fact disagree with me, (and indeed I encourage disagreement as well as logical reasoned questioning) what I am saying can only be argued appropriately using medical factual evidence and scientific evidence. 

1 Teach our youth

1 Teach our youth


Until a child reaches approximately 25 weeks of age as a fetus it is by definition a parasitic life, requiring the protection and body of the female of the human species to incubate it. After approximately 25 weeks the baby has a 50-70% chance of surviving without the host body being still attached. What this means is quite simple to myself as an individual, before 25 weeks (approximately) the fetus is still apart of the human individual who is harboring said individual within them and any decisions with regards to aborting said fetus should be made as a voluntarily reached agreement by the progenitors of the fetus at this time. After 25 weeks abortion cannot be preformed as it would mean the involuntary cessation of a life with a greater potential for continued life. Basically, aborting a child after 25 weeks of gestation is for all intents and purposes murder. Regardless of what government courts and laws may say. This of course leads one to define murder.

Murder is most easily defined as the termination of another individual without just cause. Self defense, or defense of self and family from another’s actions which will most likely lead to grievous bodily harm or death is not murder. 

it isnt hard to understand, but it takes dedication and work

it isnt hard to understand, but it takes dedication and work


Governance as defined is easily applied to any individual who is alive today, regardless their belief, social approach, ethnic background or stance regarding the use and or inclusion of government in our lives. Every single individual applies governance to their lives by default as their decisions lead to actions which by definition intuits that they are governing themselves.

Government is by nature and definition force applied without reasoning between individuals but rather in-spite of individuals reasoning between themselves as free men. Government by definition is no different then any other form of historical slavery though it may seem different given the often reproduced lies with regards to slavery and the practices of taking enemies as indentured servants or slaves in the past. Regardless, governance for the anarchist or voluntaryist is good while government remains and always has been bad.

I fully expect many to dislike my clear cut approach to this, however, I would hope that with further inspection those who disagree eventually come to realize as I have that continued support for government as a necessary evil is wrong and in many cases as evil as the actions being committed in the name of the citizens of the various nations by their governments. 

Playing cards like the grown-ups, spontaneous order doesnt need rulers.

Playing cards like the grown-ups, spontaneous order doesnt need rulers.


Remember, I have never deleted a comment except when physical violence is threatened and will never edit, change or delete comments simply because you disagree with my approach to life. We as individuals should learn to work together even when we disagree vehemently. We should only discard other individuals when they prove to be a negative part of our lives or when their actions prove that regardless their words they are individuals unworthy of our time and without ability to positively contribute.

Also please remember that if you decide to check out what voluntaryism is all about, Jackalope is a great place to meet individuals who practice what they preach. Come visit us in August (the first weekend and week prior too) will be one of the greatest times you can have without needing to spend tons of money. There are no fees for attendance and all that you would need is yourselves, a decent tent or even tarp and your own food. I always bring silver and cash as there are many times individuals selling food and home-made goods as well. I will be there, and I bring my daughter, hopefully this year I will be bringing wife as well!

Free the mind and the body will follow

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About Jesse Mathewson

Jesse Mathewson is the author of the popular blog, jessetalksback.com and provides commentary to many varied places based on a background that includes education in criminal justice, history, religion and even insurgency tactics and tactical training. His current role in his community is as an organizer of sorts and a preacher of community solidarity and agorism. He also runs Liberty Practical Training, a self defense school specializing in the practical applications of defensive approaches versus the theoretical. As an agorist, voluntaryist and atheist his life is seen as crazy and wild by many, though once they get to know him most realize he is a bluntly honest individual who will give you the shirt off his back if he believes it is necessary to help you. Very simple, "That which is voluntary between all individuals involved is always right, if it is not voluntary, it is always wrong."
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