The Mathematics of Freedom

Us vs. ThemWell, today is Tax Day.

That reminds me of a well known saying: “The Government that governs least, governs best.” It’s been attributed (in various forms) to John Adams, Thomas Paine, Thomas Jefferson, Ronald Reagan, Sarah Palin, and other giants of Conservatism. It’s probably most directly attributable to John L. O’Sullivan, who said in 1837: “The best government is that which governs least.” At any rate, it’s the guiding spirit of the modern Conservative movement.

Nonetheless. many liberals dispute the obvious truth of this idea. These liberals say that government should help people. That’s why they support big-government philosophies, and the high tax rates that fuel them. But what liberals fail to realize is this: government and freedom are inversely proportional. This is expressed in the following equation:It's just math.FAP is the Freedom of the American People, OAP is a scaling factor for the Obedience of the American People (fully obedient is a 1.00, while 50% obedient is a 0.50), and Cgov is the amount of Control that the government attempts to exert over the People. So you can see, to maximize the FAP term, you have to minimize the (OAP x Cgov) term. You can do that by minimizing one or both of the variables in that term.

What does this mean in practical terms? If the government attempts to exert control over you, but you want to maintain your freedom, simply be disobedient. If you want FAP to remain constant while Cgov increases, you must decrease OAP by the inverse of the increase in Cgov.

And if you want to maximize the amount of freedom you have, then you need to minimize the amount of control the government attempts to exert and be disobedient to even that small amount. That is, if you want to maximize FAP then you should minimize both Cgov and OAP. It’s just math.

One Response to “The Mathematics of Freedom”
  1. awby1 says:

    If I didn’t know better , I’d think I landed on Glenn Beck’s blog

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