Re: the libertarian transition

Gary Lloyd (
Sat, 25 Oct 1997 08:11:12 -0400 (EDT)

Anton Sherwood wrote:

>In my favorite scenario (not necessarily the most likely) for a
>libertarian transition, there's no upheaval; people just stop
>cooperating with Big Brother, until it collapses of its own weight.
>There will be an uneasy period, as everybody waits for the
>"inevitable" crime wave - but I bet it won't happen. As the
>drug trade comes from underground into daylight, violence should
>decline; and as trades formerly made uneconomical by taxes or
>regulations suddenly become profitable, many petty criminals
>will find they've got better things to do.

I am inclined toward a more orderly transistion, hence my three part
transition plan:

1. Allow 50% to repeal any laws or portions thereof.

2. Automatically reduce the percentage required to repeal by 1% per year.

3. Allow the majority (50%+1) to raise or lower the percentage required to
repeal by up to, but no more than, 5% per year, and not to exceed 50%.

The idea is to eventually find the optimum percentage, and thus achieve near

Most of us tend to overlook the importance of repeal. As I like to put it:
No matter who makes the laws or how, if I had the exclusive power to repeal
them, we would all be living in GarysWorld. :-)

When the boot of government is on your neck,
it doesn't matter if it's left or right.