43. Populations and Family Issues

The following is my interpretation, discussion, and commentary regarding Population and Family Issues under Capitalism and Freedom versus regarding Population and Family Issues under Statism and Force. My discussion regarding Population and Family Issues under Capitalism comes first, followed by my discussion regarding Population and Family Issues under Statism.

Population and Family Issues under Capitalism and Freedom

The following is my interpretation, commentary, and opinion.

There is no conflict of interest with population growth or decline in a free Capitalist society. A free society and the free-market adjust accordingly to a continually changing population of free individuals. Under Capitalism, the government is not permitted nor allowed to interfere with, restrict, or regulate such social issues and activities. Under Capitalism, individual and economic freedom, along with the unrestricted, unregulated free-market economy, provides the means through supply and demand that freely manages and maintains such social issues as population growth and family issues without government interference, restriction, regulation, or control.

Under Capitalism, individuals are free to engage in parenthood and to have as many children as they choose, or not to have children at all, but are solely responsible for their individual choices to have children (financially, raising, and educating) – and cannot force the rest of the citizenry, through government intervention (force) and/or taxation (force), to pay for their decision (in any way) to have children, and/or to raise and educate them.

All individuals would be free to have children to the extent that they can individually afford and provide for them, and/or pay for their raising, healthcare, and education. If an individual decides to have a child but cannot afford it, they would be free to approach any private charity willing to help them with the costs (the charity being family, friends, private individuals or groups, churches, etc.). But none of this cost would be allowed to be forced by the government, or any other group, onto the rest of society.

Under Capitalism, families and their affairs are private matters, and are not the responsibility of the government to interfere with. Only if it can be objectively and legally proven and shown that a child’s “limited” individual rights are being violated, that there is genuine child abuse, and/or that the child’s life is truly in danger, may a capitalistic constitutionally-limited government intervene to defend and protect that child, using only the proper, objective functions of such a constitutionally-limited government, and the strict adherence to the rational, objective Rule of Law through a proper, objective justice system (courts). — (I write a child’s “limited” individual rights, because up to a certain age and/or ability to comprehend what rights actually mean, a child needs some sort of support and guidance from a parent or other adult guardian of the private sector of society, not of or from any government program or agency. Under Capitalism, the birth, raising, support, and education of children are all private matters.)

Since, under Capitalism, individual rights, including property rights, are recognized, preserved, defended, and protected by a proper, objectively established constitutionally-limited government, that same government cannot – and is not allowed to – involve itself in, or interfere with, or prohibit, or dictate, or regulate, or control the issue of abortion, just as the government cannot, and is not allowed to, interfere with, infringe upon, limit, prohibit, dictate, regulate, mandate, violate, or control any part of a woman’s body and/or her life.

If you want and support the state (government or ruling group) to use force against, regulate, and control any woman’s inalienable right to her own life, her right to her own liberty, her right to the pursuit of her own happiness, her individual rights, her property rights, and her right to her own body – including her right to deal with the issue of abortion regarding her own life – then you are directly demanding and supporting STATISM. There is NO middle ground here: either you want Capitalism and Individual Freedom, OR you want Statism, Force, Slavery, and Tyranny. There is no other choice. Period.

Only under Capitalism is the issue of abortion a private matter where the state cannot interfere, restrict, regulate, or control. And only under Capitalism do a woman’s life, mind, and body truly belong to herself without any regulation or control, as it does for any man. Also, under Capitalism, religion is a private matter between free individuals, where religious groups and churches cannot use the government to force their religious ideas, views, dogmas, and/or laws onto the citizenry, including their stance on the issue of abortion.

To say one supports Capitalism and Individual Freedom, and wants to use government force and control against women and abortion is a dreadful contradiction in terms.

Capitalism promotes and encourages individual self-responsibility and rational acceptance of the results and consequences for the decisions, choices, and actions we make as individuals. Under Capitalism, the established constitutionally-limited government cannot interfere with, restrict, regulate, mandate, force, or control the individual rights, including the property rights, of any and all individuals, both men and women. This includes the decisions and choices by any and all individual women to have or not have children, to raise or not raise a family, to adopt children or to find homes and families for unwanted children, and/or how she deals with the issue of abortion as it applies only to herself, individually.

VERSUS –

Population and Family Issues under Statism and Force

The following is my interpretation, commentary, and opinion.

Under Statism (in any and all of its forms), population growth or decline are always issues that the state (the government or ruling group) must intervene into, regulate, and control “somehow,” whether it is to force more births onto the population because more bodies are needed for the state-controlled economy or the expanding military, or to force abortions onto the population because there is not enough food or supplies to maintain the survival of the state controlled society.

In a statist government, the individual has little or no individual rights and freedoms, and all activities of the individual, including the decision of reproduction and parenthood, including the issue of abortion, are strongly restricted, regulated, and/or controlled by government intervention.

Also, all of the citizenry is generally state forced to pay for either (1) the birth, the raising, the healthcare, and the education of the children of a nation, or (2) state forced abortions (China) through some form of government intervention and/or taxation.

Two real life examples of statist government intervention and control of their country’s population:
(1) World War II Nazis Germany forces their young female population into having as many births as possible to expand the “chosen” race and to provide for an expanding military.
(2) Present day China’s communist government forces abortions onto its female population, and families, to control the number babies born, usually only one child per couple, encouraging and promoting the preference of male babies over female babies.

Since under Statism the individual’s life belongs to the state (government or ruling group), it is essential for the state to be involved in, and control, the issue of abortion, and in regulating and controlling a woman’s body and her life. Depending upon the needs of the state under Statism, women must either be forced to have babies, if they are either needed by the state or abortion is prevented by the state, or women must be forced to abort their children, if they are not needed by the state.

This applies not only to non-religious forms of Statism (such as non-religious Communist China), but also includes any and all forms of theocracies (statist governmental systems based on religion) where it is necessary to force its religious ideas, views, and dogmas onto the citizenry to maintain its religious view, control, and tyranny. Any religion can be used to form a theocracy: Catholicism and other forms of Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, etc. (such as in Iran).

If you want and support the state (government or ruling group) to use force against, regulate, and control any woman’s inalienable right to her own life, her right to her own liberty, her right to the pursuit of her own happiness, her individual rights, her property rights, and her right to her own body – including her right to deal with the issue of abortion regarding her own life – then you are directly demanding and supporting STATISM. There is NO middle ground here: either you want Capitalism and Individual Freedom, OR you want Statism, Force, Slavery, and Tyranny. There is no other choice. Period.

Statism, by its very nature and fundamental premises – and for its very self-preservation and survival as a tyrannical governmental-social system – must regulate and control the family unit, if not completely destroying it (Marxism) usually through non-objective, invasive, arbitrary laws and legislation, implemented by using mandated and forced government controlled education and schools.

There is no place or room for the private family unit in a statist country and/or regime, in any and all of its forms.

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