Tuesday, October 24, 2023

"Licenses", for safetyness

The regulatory bureaucracy relies on gullible people falling for its lies about "safety" and so forth. I've never seen a licensing scheme that made real sense outside such conditioning.

On a video about SpaceX's Starship, and the months of delays due to government dragging its feet to issue a "launch license", I commented: 
"Imagine thinking you have a right to force people/businesses to get licenses from your gang…" 

A gullible statist-- possibly an employee of one of those agencies threatening the future of our species-- replied: "So they don't drop their giant rockets on anyone's head? Yup.

I responded with what should be obvious to anyone not in thrall to the regulatory state: "It wouldn't be in SpaceX's interest to do so. I have more trust in their ability to avoid that outcome on their own than in allowing an incompetent, corrupt gang to 'oversee' them."

Are these people really gullible enough to imagine that licensing-- from government-- is what keeps us safe? Yes, I'm afraid they really are that gullible.

Only a business protected from consequences by a "special relationship" with government that comes with "benefits" could expect to harm people without being held accountable. Just like the gang which issues such licenses does regularly.

Licensing is a type of enhanced tax; it's just a scheme to steal money while asserting illegitimate control over things government shouldn't be controlling in the first place.

Anyone who imagines that government issues licenses to protect us all, and that without such a licensing scheme businesses would happily kill us without accountability, is part of the problem. They are why we can't have nice things.
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  1. Here in Illinois we have "shall issue" after a court victory some years ago. I wrote letters and donated to different gun rights groups to try to advance a legislative victory. After the licensing procedure was worked out I got inline and received my CCL. When it got close to expiring I took another class to renew, combined all of the required forms as well as check for payment in a stamped envelope for mailing. I picked it up off of the counter the next morning on my way to work to mail. I gave the stamped envelope a second look and put it in the trash. I am using the old CCL I had before Illinois made it legal.

    1. Yeah, the only CCL license I've ever had was my right as a human being to own and carry weapons for defense.
      I'm ashamed to say I have kept a driver's license, though. Over the years I've known several people who didn't bother with that. It went OK for them until the day it didn't. The Blue Line Mafia finds too many excuses to molest people and demand to see that card-- especially today. But I still hate it with every fiber of my being.