Why do you need ‘X’?
Note: A newer version of this poster set is available.
I put these together after seeing a rather good quotable line on Tumblr in response to the “why do you need guns” question. I added my own twist to it with the first aid quip. These questions get to the heart of the issue at hand: Whose life is it anyway? If your life belongs to you, then you are free to decide how you deal with emergencies such as fire, injury, or crime is in your hands and no one has the right to take that away from you. If your life does not belong to you, then you are a slave whose life is in the hands of agents of the state. These agents have no interest in keeping you alive, or your possessions safe, beyond what they can extract from you through the force or fraud of state power, namely taxation.