Link: The Myth of the Social Contract

On the topic of the “social contract” and its conceptual deconstruction, I recommend Tim Starr’s excellent article, “The Myth of the Social Contract.”

It turns out that the alleged “social contract” is doubly one-sided: the only party to agree to it is the State, and the only party that is obliged by it is the People. The State agrees to collect taxes & enforce its rules upon the People, and the people are obliged to pay those taxes & abide by those rules. There is no mutuality of agreement nor any mutuality of obligation between the State and the people, and, therefore, can be no contract. There is no more contract between the State and the People than there is between the Mafia and the victims of its extortion rackets or rapists and their victims. 

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