The American Spring | #KML2016

Back To The Future

When I was a young boy I remember watching Back to the Future Part 2 and wondering what I would be doing in 2015. At the time I was excited about hover boards, and anxious about being 34 years old. Fast forward to 2015, I am horrified at the political state of my dear country.

America was born on a premise of individual rights, articulated in the Declaration of Independence, whereby each man and woman had equal political rights; the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Thomas Jefferson noted that the sole purpose of government was to protect these rights. He neglected to specify and elaborate on the importance of property rights, the most fundamental right that begets all other rights. Property rights are an important component of laissez-faire capitalism. Laissez-faire capitalism is the only political system to uphold all rights. This flaw in the Declaration of Independence allowed intervening governments to radically alter the relationship between individual and state.

What has caused this dramatic political shift from individualism and liberty to collectivism and compulsion? It's the implicit morality of altruism - "other"-ism. Our guiding moral framework is in direct contradiciton of the founding political framework of America. What is required to return to a proper, legitimate government, and a free and prosperous civilization? Egoism - "I"-ism.

I have come to this conclusion through rigorous philosophic inquiry. It is unreasonable to expect a democratic shift in my lifetime, so in an effort to preserve and enhance my life, liberty, property, and pursuit of happiness, I endeavor to lead a peaceful revolution back to founding principles through three initial actions via executive order:

1. Abolition of the IRS and repeal of the 16th Amendment

2. Abolition of the Federal Reserve and repeal of the Federal Reserve Act

3. Abolition of Senate Democracy and repeal of the 17th Amendment

Mind Your Own

A Legitimate Government

A proper government in any form or scale serves in the protection and guarantee of individual rights. That is the right to life, liberty, property, and the pursuit of happiness. A government can protect these rights in three categorical services:

1. A Military Force to prevent and protect against force or fraud from foreign aggressors

2. A Police Force to prevent and protect against force or fraud from domestic aggressors

3. A Court System to arbiter legitimate disputes, misdemeanors, felonies, and property crimes between individuals and legal entities including but not limited to corporations and charity organizations

A legitimate government comprised of these monopolistic services will be funded through voluntary tax contributions facilited by the US Treasury.

War And Trade

A proper foreign policy is based on the same moral premise of a free and prosperous society: rational self-interest. The United States government should maintain a military force to combat and deter foreign aggressors. States that engage in direct and indirect warfare with the United States should be destroyed swiftly and decisively. Otherwise, free people should trade freely.

It's an unwinnable battle I am willing to win.

Kory Matthew Leavitt,
March 29, 2015

Recommended Reading

  • The Financial Crisis and The Free Market Cure
  • The Free Market Revolution
  • The Virtue of Selfishness
  • The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels
  • The Capitalist Manifesto
  • The Road to Serfdom
  • Human Action
  • The Fountainhead
  • The DIM Hypothesis
  • Return of the Primitive
  • The Ominous Parallels
  • Winning the Unwinnable War
  • Democracy in America