If you want to tackle the crime problem, why not just get rid of all the laws? In this episode, a group of free thinkers take a utopian experiment to the extreme, and discover in the process that some laws exist for a reason. One of those reasons: preventing bears from eating everyone.
Content note: This episode mentions several instances of libertarians arguing in favor of pedophilia or being caught with child pornography. It also includes descriptions of animal attacks and hunting.
Featured image: A libertarian version of the Gadsden flag. Libertarians use the porcupine as a mascot because it’s an animal that only hurts other animals that attack it first. Bears and porcupines behave very differently. (Image source)
This is a chart of left and right-leaning libertarian movement. I cannot explain all the distinctions between them. (Image source)
Libertarian candidate Ron Paul helps drum up support for the Free State Project. (Image source)
Film from a Grafton town meeting about the town’s inability to function with budget cuts intercut with Free Town Project messages.
A human wrestling with a black bear. This is a staged photograph of a trained animal and its handler, but it’s a good demonstration of how even a small black bear could easily take down a person. (Image source)
A black bear foraging in an unsecured trash can. (Image source)
A black bear at its heaviest, fattened up for hibernation. (Image source)
Sources about libertarians
- Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Libertarianism
- Announcement: The Free State Project
- Porn accused hits back at Peters
- Free State Project Announcement
- The Town That Went Feral
- Alleged Conspirators Respond to Foiled County Takeover
Sources about bears
- Facts At A Glance – North American Black Bear – Ursus Americanus
- Black Bear (Ursus americanus)
- Grizzly Bear
- Get Bear Smart
- Lost history of brown bears in Britain revealed
- Concord Monitor
- Bear Hunting Laws in New Hampshire
- Revised Statutes Annotated of the State of New Hampshire. Title XVIII. Fish and Game (Ch. 206 to 215-C). Chapter 207. General Provisions as to Fish and Game. Wildlife Damage Control
- Learn to Live with Bears
- Bear Feeding Laws in the Northeast
- Maulings by Bears: What’s Behind the Recent Attacks?