as the guest speaker for the 274th meeting of the Karl Hess Club, to convene
on February 20, 2017.
Jonathan Jaech on "Voluntary Law II: The Uruleu Experiment for Organizing Libertarian Communities Within and Beyond Statist Empires."
Jonathan Jaech (aka Jonny Stryder) presents an introduction to voluntary law and social promise communities. Concepts that might help build libertarian communities, one free person at a time.
Some revolutions might be justified (e.g., America's in 1776), yet violent action has never led to truly free and just communities. Violence is ineffective for that. Peaceful community-building that includes the creation of consensus over the fundamental rights of community members, and the growth of mutual trust, is the only way by which a free society can be achieved. A community that functions without rulers, and provides its members with just benefits and freedom from wasteful strife, would be a popular and powerful inspiration for others to follow.
Social promise communities are designed to provide alternative justice systems based on principles of voluntary law. Social promise systems can coexist with state justice systems, and are based on non-aggression and equal self-sovereignty, providing justice in a manner that builds inter-personal trust instead of destroying it.
We will explore the nature of social promise communities, consider a few examples, and discuss practical steps that can be taken to implement and promote such communities by people of all political persuasions.
Put on your optimist hat. There will be no wailing over the sad state of our politics, but only words directed to visualizing and acting on the historic opportunities before us.
About Jonathan Jaech:
A patent attorney, Jonathan A. Jaech is a partner in Novak, Druce, Connolly, Bove and Quigg LLP. He was previously associated with O'Melveny & Myers. He has a J.D. from UC-Hastings College of Law. He graduated Cum Laude from the University of California with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering.
Jon is a member of the Federal Circuit Bar Association, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association, and he is a registered professional engineer.
A longtime libertarian, he attends independent libertarian “meet ups” in downtown L.A. and is involved in many political, social, and professional activities.