Ladies and Gentlemen,
You may be wondering whether a Free Private City is an option for you as a new home. The answer is: it depends.
There are people who, knowing their own fallibility, want to live the one life they have in liberty, self-determination and on their own responsibility. Who want to spend their lives without coercion, paternalism and manipulation. Who demand that they define their own goals, and themselves choose and bear the risks. Who want to decide for themselves who or what they are interested in, what they believe in, whom they trust, with whom they live together and which people and projects they want to support. Who believe that freedom can only begin with the individual and that its natural boundary is the freedom of the next individual. Who believe that values, beliefs, decisions and actions that make up every human being cannot be generalized and certainly cannot be prescribed. Who know that sooner or later the “prescribed common good” goes hand in hand with domination and submission, ultimately with violence.
If you share these views, a Free Private City is the right place for you.
There are also people who, aware of the fallibility of others, believe that people must be driven to their happiness by force or protected from themselves. Who demand that the state should relieve people of life risks, should redistribute wealth and create comprehensive fairness. Who demand that everyone must submit to one big idea because this is the only way to save humanity. Who believe that the majority have the right to tell everyone how to live. Or those who are convinced that only the rules of their religion are binding and that they take precedence over all man-made rules.
If you share these views, a Free Private City is not the right place for you.
Ultimately, it makes no difference whether someone calls himself a believer, atheist, socialist, conservative, liberal or libertarian. Basically, humanity is divided into only two groups: those who want to impose their will on others and those who do not.
The first group can harken back to the noblest motives and millennia of philosophical justification.
Free Private Cities are intended for the second group.
If you count yourself among them: A WARM WELCOME.