Nine of 10 philosophizers agree that happiness is the number one motivator of human action. We all want to be happy. It’s our ultimate goal in this crazy life.
The thing is, happiness is highly subjective. Each of us may feel happiness differently and in reaction to different things.
How would I know what made you happy? You could tell me of course, but I might not be able to adequately correlate your feelings to the actions from which they derived. You telling me is fine, but there’s still far too much wiggle room for me to know exactly what you need to do to feel happy.
Who would best know how you can feel happy? You. And only you.
So, why do we think some person or group of people we don’t personally know would be able to make decisions for our lives better than we could for ourselves? Oh you don’t think that? You think you can make decisions for your life better than anyone else? Great. Then you don’t need a big federal government.
If it applies to one of us, it must apply to all of us. Otherwise we end with tyranny by the few political elite. We each can decide what is best for ourselves. For this to happen, the government must get out of our way.
Laws complicate things, most often unnecessarily. Before you think I’m for anarchy, please hear me out.
I actually had someone tell me that my pro-liberty views would lead to a drug-fueled chaos and mass murdering. In truth, we only need laws that protect liberty.
If we legalize all behavior that doesn’t infringe upon someone else’s right to do as they please, we have a truly free society.
This means that murder, theft, rape, damaging person or property, slander/libel are obviously outlawed.
Other laws would be up to the states, where the people have more of a direct say in the way things are run. With our liberties returned, we would have much happier lives.