Saturday, January 26, 2013

Government is Force

One part of government action is non-partisan:  force.  All government officials believe that their efforts to control people, observe people, and force people to bend to their will is justified.

Consequently, the chief problem of government is to protect citizens from government.  But this protection cannot be left to the discretion of government, but must be imposed.

We have lost sight of this fact.  The "administrative subpoena" is replacing the warrant signed by a judge.  'Cause nobody in government thinks they should NEED no stinkin' warrant.  They are the good guys.  Just ask them.  That, in a nutshell, is why government is so terrifying they.  They are convinced they are the good guys, so anything they do, no matter how bad, is justified.

Nod to Angry Alex.


Anonymous said...

"When the president does it, it's not illegal." ~ Milhous

Anonymous said...

We need more "Irish democracy:"

More regimes have been brought, piecemeal, to their knees by what was once called "Irish Democracy," the silent, dogged resistance, withdrawal, and truculence of millions of ordinary people, than by revolutionary vanguards or rioting mobs.

From "Two Cheers for Anarchism: Six Easy Pieces on Autonomy, Dignity, and Meaningful Work and Play," by James Scott (page 14)

David said...

CS Lewis: "Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their consciences".

Tom said...

A bit of good news on that front: both Google and Yahoo require a probable cause, court issued warrant before releasing customer information.

Cheap Dentist said...

well politicians have these things as their privileges which should have been controlled when it just started. we still have the next elections to change whoever that must be changed and removed in our government.