This morning I heard on the wireless that Arizona is about to start murdering homosexuals. I was a little skeptical so I went to the Interwebs to see what was really happening. It turns out they are about to pass an anti-slavery statute. The law would allow people to associate freely with whoever they choose, including the freedom to work for who they like. Slavery is not, after all, uncompensated work. Slaves in the South were well paid by the standards of the day. They were given free housing, free clothes, ample food and the best medicine available at the time. The hired hands got a meager salary. Slaves were more valuable to the plantation owner than hired hands so he invested more in them.
No, the evil of slavery is that one is compelled to work for another. That’s slavery. Chaining your lawyer to his desk, forcing him to do legal work, would be fun, but it would also be immoral. Freedom has a few prerequisites. One is freedom of association, including commerce. Once the state has the right to force one person to do business with another, the relationship is no longer citizen-government. It is ruler and subject. When the CML bought the vote of John Roberts, he had to find a way around this and thus called the mandate a tax.
What we see here is the truth about the CML. It is a totalitarian faith. The sons of Rue Saint-Jacques have always fashioned their reading of Rousseau as the only permissible one. Therefore, any deviation or contradiction is met with violence. Now that the CML has deified homosexuals, failure to leave the appropriate sacrifice at the shrine of Pothos is met with ululating hordes from the CML. They will take the property from the heretic and if he does not repent, throw him in prison. In other words, you have no freedom of association that is not granted by the state.
Here’s hoping the people of Arizona are successful in passing their anti-slavery act and perhaps we can start rolling back this odious custom.