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The Zero Aggression Principle and the Build Back Better bill

Does The ZAP have anything unique to offer when it comes to the Build Back Better bill? We think it does. by Perry Willis Do Americans really want the Build Back Better bill? This Democrat bill is seemingly popular in the polls. A majority seems to favor it, and some provisions are approved by as much as 75% of the …

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The Zero Aggression Principle and Immigration

By Perry Willis Imagine two neighbors living side by side on the Mexican border, with two different views about immigration. What should happen?    The Zero Aggression Principle: Don’t aggress against others, personally or politically. How does this principle apply to borders and immigration? Let’s find out… Imagine that you own property on the Mexican border. One day your next-door …

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You can revive Armistice Day

By Perry Willis November 11th used to be called Armistice Day. Americans celebrated that day in memory of the moment when the First World War ended on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918. Please understand… Armistice Day was a valuable holiday! It reminded people of the biggest mistake the political class ever made …

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How you can see through pro-war claims

How were we right after 9/11, when most of the supposed experts got it wrong? We want to share a few mental tools you can use to protect yourself when politicians make claims about the need for war. These tools will empower you to always see right through the political and regime media claims. We do this today because… The …

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Ending failed wars with the Zero Aggression Principle

Taxation violates the Zero Aggression Principle. This means that every form of governance must be voluntarily funded, including national defense. But people wonder – perhaps even you – how much defense spending is required, and can voluntary funding really meet the need? The best answer is actually simple. The amount of defense spending should be defined by what citizens want …

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The Cuban Missile Crisis was a fraud

By Perry Willis That time U.S. politicians almost blew up the world for no reason… Once upon a time, politicians in Superpower A installed nuclear missiles on the border of Superpower B. The politicians in Superpower B then risked nuclear war to get those missiles removed. You may assume I’m talking about the nukes the Soviets placed in Cuba in …

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What if World War Two had been voluntarily funded?

By Perry Willis This article will… Remind you of the verdicts reached in my previous seven articles about past U.S. wars. Conduct a thought experiment, to evaluate how World War Two might have gone differently had the U.S. replaced taxation with voluntary funding. The results achieved by past U.S. wars I’ve shown that no U.S. foreign wars had good net …

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Was World War Two a good war?

By Perry Willis This is the seventh installment in a series of articles reviewing U.S. wars and interventions. I am trying to demonstrate four things… Most U.S. wars have made the world a worse place, and Americans less free and secure. The claim that U.S. soldiers “defended freedom” is sweet-sounding but false. Our “patriotic holidays” should honor soldiers without mischaracterizing …