Nothing against anyone working within the system, but it’s just set up so that anything you do ends up being half-assed just by design. Legislating liberty just aint that easy, you are after all trying to work with Statists and if you want stuff to actually pass you have to compromise a lot. It’s a lot of work for very small change. Take medical marijuana for instance. Instead of just insisting that you own your body and should have a right to put whatever you want in it, medical marijuana proponents ask the state if they can ask a doctor if they can put something in their body that’s already been proven to be helpful to them. Not that it isnt a step in the right direction. Not that you shouldnt fight for the rights for people to have the medicine that works the best for them, it just isnt striking the root. It’s still granting the government undue authority. And it grants doctors undue authority. People who argue against that the system is going to be taken advantage of are absolutely right. Any time you set up some kind of government program, someone’s going to take advantage of it in some crazy way you never thought of, but see that’s not even the point really. People shouldnt have to jump throw bureaucratic hoops to get marijuana. And people (and dogs) shouldnt get kidnapped, beaten, robbed, murdered for having it either. I think I’d rather address the issue that some people are given undue authority to kidnap, assault, rob and murder over a plant. Dammit, legalize gardening. fuck. All this whining about global warming and they kidnap people for gardening? People are afraid to grow their plants outside because people with guns will aggress against them. And they’re worried about fossil fuels. If we didnt start using fossil fuels whales would be extinct. fuck. What was I talking about? Oh, politics. You know what every time you compromise with evil, evil wins. It’s like making a treaty with Hitler. Wait, that’s too extreme. It’s like making a treaty with the US Federal Government. Civil disobedience on the other hand makes no compromise, forces the state to do the things they dont want to have to do to enforce legislation they shouldnt have made up in the first place. After a while, police start to realize that enforcing such legislation is more hassle than its worth and very bad public relations. Lets face it there’s a ton of laws still on the books that arent being enforced. It’s not even necessary to change the “law” to change the law. It’s not like they bust down people’s doors to arrest people for sleeping naked in Minnesota. I guess though if you actually believe there should be a government and that their role should only be to protect life, liberty and property, well, civil disobedience does cause the government to waste resources, but let’s not blame the victim. The person doing civil disobedience isnt forcing police (or fire chiefs even) to enforce the law. Its not like the person doing the civil disobedience is hold a gun to their head. Idk if they’re worried about losing their job or if they just dont realize that what theyre doing is immoral and oppressive and doesnt protect anyone. Ultimately though, the goal of civil disobedience is to change the minds of the people aggressing against peaceful people to get them to stop and I suppose that might be easier if the people you’re trying to convince already have an understanding of liberty. However, certain events have shown that it still isnt that easy even when youre dealing with a Libertarian. Anyway tho, I think if you do want to see liberty in your lifetime, I think politics might be too slow of a process. Whatever, wtf do I know. I’ll just go back to beachcombing. fuck it.