Voluntaryism is a very simplistic philosophy that advocates a Voluntaryist society through Voluntary means. It rejects all notion of state action. Governments should be privatized and only have authority through contractual agreements. This means a person who owns 100 acres can in fact create his/her own town and has authority over that piece of land. Only he/she can create the rules and regulations that is within the boarders of the land.
What is a possible out come with this type of scenario? City states. Much like the Greek City states, these city states will own land justly aquired land and will be able to set up policies that reflects its values. In theory, there would be a very Christianized City State, Atheistic City State, Jewish City State and what not. The idea is that no one is forcing anybody to do anything. One can live in a city of their liking. Right now, it is almost impossible to have a Voluntaryist society on land because most of the land in the world is controlled by governments or it is inhabitable.
It is possible to be sea bound in a Voluntaryist society. There are a couple of different ways a person can live in a stateless society. Live on a boat on international waters. Or build a floating city that floats in a geographical location. Right now, there is the Seasteading Institute that is working on building a floating city and have an economic zone that is within the boarders of the French Polynesia Islands. They have to sell it as a way to bring sustainable living. I don't care too much about the sustainable living because I value freedom more so than sustainable living. But they have to sell it as a way to live sustainable (or at least much as one can). They have to pull the green card, which is fine because most governments are in favor of being "green." And not being anarchist, which is a goal for many of the founders would like to see society go towards, but most governments aren't in favor of being anarchist. Which means they have less power over people. Most governments love to have more power over its people. Really when one thinks about this, the politicians are essientally trying to play "God" in the lives of the individuals. A lot of people either believe or act in such a way that the government is their god and the politicians knows what is best for the individual. Even if the individual wants to do something else if it falls outside of the boundries of what is acceptable they run the risk of being jailed.
Now some of these practices don't require force. Like the homosexual movement, it is fine if one wants to be a homosexual but back before the early 2000s they are shun by society and a lot of states had laws that goes up against homosexual lifestyle. I do not advocating any such force. The reason why I bring up the homosexual issue is because I don't like that lifestyle and it is a very un-Godly lifestyle that does bring judgement to that person who is a practicing homosexual. But I can't use force to force my will upon anyone even if it is homosexual lifestyle one wants to pursue in life. Yes, I'm against homosexuality but I'm not going to force my will upon others.
Here is another argument. If the state can regulate homosexual lifestyle then they can regulate the Christian lifestyle. I don't want the state to regulate my lifestyle and I have to be consistent in this approach otherwise I'm a hypocrite and arrogant. My issue is the use of force. I don't want to force anybody to do anything. This one of the reasons why I'm a Voluntaryist.
Now, I came to this conclusion of Volutnaryism as a philosophy that I can hold because I was a Libertarian for the longest time from 2008 to 2016. I did vote in the 2016 elections and after reflection of the election (in USA). In the first quarter or so, I had to come to grips with the fact that politics is not the answer to our society problems. As a Reformed minded Christian, I know the answer isn't politics but I thought it was a good answer to problems that are pressing issues. But I made the switch from January to March of 2017 to Voluntaryism. And its been more than a year of my "conversion" from a political Libertarian to a non-political libertarian aka, Voluntaryism. I don't agree with many of the Voluntaryists out their on various issues simply because I'm very much a Reformed minded Baptist Christian aka, the John MacArthur from Grace to You, type. My religious convictions are mostly align with John MacArthur than a lot of other American preachers. Anyways, that is where I'm coming from!
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