Monday, December 14, 2015

Evaluate every rule

That admonition would probably upset a lot of people. But you still ought to do it.

Some rules are OK. They don't violate any aspect of Rightful Liberty.

But a lot of rules are really bad and harmful. Your default setting shouldn't ever be "obedience".

When confronted by any rule, evaluate it and decide whether the rule is legitimate, whether it respects or violates Rightful Liberty, whether the person imposing the rule actually has the right (not the "authority") to do so, and whether the benefits of obeying the rule outweigh the costs.

What you find may surprise you. Or not.