John David, of Arnold

John David Siebenga, a friend of mine back home in BC, has started his own YouTube channel. He gives financial advice, advanced lawnmowing techniques, info on VW bugs, and whatever other practical wisdom he comes up with. And it is wisdom. It’s the sort of honest and dignified common sense that used to run this place before big government came along and deemed you unfit for being responsible for yourself.  The world needs a lot more John David and a lot less public health care, public education, minimum wage, unemployment insurance, financial bailouts, business permits, food regulations, workplace regulations, car seat regulations, orange “oops” stickers on your garbage, and whatever other myriad ways the government attempts to exert its tyranny over your existence.

Here it is:

John David’s YouTube Channel


2 thoughts on “John David, of Arnold

  1. I agree that we need less regulation, but that doesn’t mean we throw out the baby with the bath water. Some of the regulations you mention are actually here for our own good. Collectively we need certain perameters to live by. Do you think you would eat food nowadays that wasn’t inspected? Or have your neighbour start a smelter in his back yard, right beside where James plays? As much as I can agree with JD and you, it may not be just right for everyone, as not everyone has a volkswagon. 🙂

  2. I do think that eating safe food is a blessing, as are things like health care, education, and garbage removal. But I believe that those things are all better provided by the free market than they are by the government. Resourceful and hard-working people who compete against each other for your business will always provide better products at a lower price than what is available through the government.

    And with regards to smelters in back yards, well, freedom is a messy thing. Private property is a fundamental doctrine in free societies and should be held in very high esteem. There will be exceptions to the rule, of course, and maybe backyard smelters will be an exception; but when making those exceptions, you have to ask whether what is gained (no more smelter) is better than what has been lost (some of your freedom to do whatever you wish on your own property). Sometimes it’s best to let people be.

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