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Slab City - The Last Libertarian Community In The US
May 11th, 2019 at 2:12pm
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The "city" is both decommissioned and uncontrolled, and there is no charge for parking. There is no Dept of Parks and Recreation.  There is no Police Dept, or Fire Dept.  No Mayor, no City council.  No HOAs.  No TAXES.

No Rule Of Law.   Total, unadulterated anarchy.  And that's the way they like it.    Live and let live.  You don't bother me, and I won't bother you.  Each resident is free to pursue happiness however they see fit.  As long as they respect the natural rights of their neighbors.

The Range - an open-air nightclub offers live music at sunset.     Free, of course.

Slab City is the remnants of a USMC training facility during WW II.  In 1961, DoD determined the land was no longer required, so they handed it over to the State of California, who then declared the land property of California State Teachers Retirement System. To this day, the logic of this remains unexplained.    Cheesy

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slab_City,_California
  
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Reply #1 - May 11th, 2019 at 3:31pm
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The laws of California, Imperial County and the U.S. apply in Slab City, which makes it less that totally anarchic.

Nobody there can own the property they squat on, so nobody will build a nice house there.

Some of the residents are on welfare.

Nevertheless, the Sack should go live there, he'd probably like it.
  

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Reply #2 - May 11th, 2019 at 4:20pm
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I hope there are laws against owning tigers. If not, that would be unlibertarian.
  

This moral relativism of yours is exactly what lets government take this freedom, then that freedom, until we have lost them all.
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Reply #3 - May 11th, 2019 at 4:29pm
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Jeff wrote on May 11th, 2019 at 3:31pm:
The laws of California, Imperial County and the U.S. apply in Slab City, which makes it less that totally anarchic.

Technically, yes. 

However, since there no ways to enforce the laws of Imperial County, for the purpose of discussion, Slab City can be considered lawless, and free.    For now, anyways. 

BLM bureaucrats are trying to make Slab City residents pay an $8k annual fee for use of the State-owned land.    Cry
  
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SkyChief wrote on May 11th, 2019 at 4:29pm:
Technically, yes. 

However, since there no ways to enforce the laws of Imperial County, for the purpose of discussion, Slab City can be considered lawless, and free.    For now, anyways. 

BLM bureaucrats are trying to make Slab City residents pay an $8k annual fee for use of the State-owned land.    Cry
There's this Chief:

http://www.icso.org/
  

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Reply #5 - May 11th, 2019 at 5:35pm
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Jeff wrote on May 11th, 2019 at 5:11pm:
There's this Chief:

http://www.icso.org/

You think that the Imperial County Sheriff would respond to a domestic violence call from Slab City??



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Reply #6 - May 11th, 2019 at 5:43pm
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The Opposition wrote on May 11th, 2019 at 4:20pm:
I hope there are laws against owning tigers. If not, that would be unlibertarian.

There probably are, but they would not be enforced.

As Slab City is in the middle of a desert, Diamondback rattlers and scorpions are a far more tangible threat to residents' safety than tigers.

Just keep your tiger on a leash, don't let it maul the neighbor's dog (or the NEIGHBOR!) and you'll be fine.   Smiley
  
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Reply #7 - May 11th, 2019 at 6:48pm
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SkyChief wrote on May 11th, 2019 at 5:35pm:
You think that the Imperial County Sheriff would respond to a domestic violence call from Slab City??

It's their job, why wouldn't they?
  

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SkyChief wrote on May 11th, 2019 at 5:43pm:
As Slab City is in the middle of a desert, Diamondback rattlers and scorpions are a far more tangible threat to residents' safety than tigers.

It's only 4 miles from Ninland, and there are lots of small communities to the south and southwest... That's probably where the tiger will head when it gets loose.
  

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Reply #9 - May 11th, 2019 at 7:10pm
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SkyChief wrote on May 11th, 2019 at 4:29pm:
Technically, yes. 

However, since there no ways to enforce the laws of Imperial County, for the purpose of discussion, Slab City can be considered lawless, and free.    For now, anyways. 

BLM bureaucrats are trying to make Slab City residents pay an $8k annual fee for use of the State-owned land.    Cry


Governments no different from organized crime.  Everyone has to "kick up."

  
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