Although no one would argue against the value of
fundamental science and research, taxpayer funding of this research literally is
the state forcing peaceful taxpayers to hand over their hard earned dollars for
this research. Bashing someone over the head in order to steal his wallet or hacking
into a bank account in order to steal money is fundamentally different behavior
from cooperating peacefully and voluntarily with others in society in order to
achieve personal and social ends. Â There
is a fundamental distinction between peaceful and non-peaceful behavior. Police
powers of the state directed against the non-peaceful is wholly and
fundamentally different from those same police powers directed against the peaceful.
Coercing the peaceful to support social values is
immoral, even if a majority agree that the ends are in fact social values.
Â Note that the state and the criminal
have a common goal of coercing the peaceful to part with their money, which
represents their time and labor. In a free society, one always has the option
to persuadeÂ individuals and institutions in society to support his peaceful causes, such as research. Â However, no one has the right to coerce the peaceful, either directly or indirectly via government.Â The ends do not justify the means.
Government force directed implicitly or explicitly against
the peaceful is dictatorship. Â The dictatorship
grows as government money flows into Universities biasing our entire
culture not to see, judge, or understand this use of government power as
dictatorship. Some estimates show government spending as 43% of all GDP in the
US (www.usdebtclock.org) , and this will not be near enough to cover existing
entitlements and other â€œsocial valuesâ€쳌 that the police powers of government force all of us to
support. When the number nears 100% or causes a financial collapse
aka Greece, most of us will have learned theory from government funded research that will blame the problems on
the remaining individual freedom and â€œfree marketsâ€쳌, which is the term applied
to the existing government-industry cartel, where government complicity in the
problems is rarely considered fundamental. E.g., how much was government complicity
dicussed in the housing crisis? Yet there is a central
government bank controlling all money supply and giant government supported
lending enterprises controlling most of the mortgages in the US, along with 40
years of policy to make more Americans homeowners. This was and is nothing close to a "free market", yet the "occupy movement" and their University idealogical mentors primarily blame corporate greed.