One of the egregious violations by the state is making illegal to build a house on your own land
If you buy land and try to build your own house the state (county) will put a lien on your land for any legal fees they incur for pursing you (ie: a blank check to a lawyer) with whatever ever actions they wish against you, which in most cases will be declaration that your house is condemned and unfit to live in and demolished at your expense.
Why would the state do this? You didnt have a permit. You didnt submit plans. You didnt build your house to “code”. You violate zoning rules. You didnt have an inspector. You didnt connect your house to municipal water / electrical / sewer. You dont have a septic. You didnt have a licensed “X” do “X” job. You didnt pay property tax. This list goes on.
Since when should someone have any authority to dictate how a private individual can live on their own land or to what criteria their house is built? Or by who, or what materials, its size, its design, its square footage, its foundation, its stud spacing, its roof pitch, or what utilities you have, etc. Shelter is one of the most basic human needs and depriving someone of pursuing this on the their own land is insane.
Some may show less offensive and think “come on dude, building to code is good, its for your safety” but for an individual this does nothing but complicate the process with arbitrary convoluted rules and dictates where one must comply with a thousand page book that reads like a dictionary. It will give rules such as the minimum square ft your house is allowed to be with states typically imposing additional rules on top of this (that you must all know of course). This enforces a monopoly on house construction due to the complexity.
If you want to build to code or say a group of insurance companies will only insure houses with a certification of code compliance or banks only issuing mortgages for houses build to code – sure, this is all voluntary. But forcing an individual to abide is aggression and a violation.
Ive wanted to buy raw land and build a small off-grid cabin with wood felled from my own property, and even though Im quite rural already doing this would be illegal which has motivated me seek moving states to an even more rural area where counties dont impose such restrictions (for now).
Article from r/Libertarian: For a Free Society