Government under any name or label is all about making and passing laws for the people. Where there are many laws, there is no individual freedom. Where there is no individual freedom, there is no freedom at all.
It is hard for me to believe that America’s political left is embracing ISIS and Sharia Law, but everything I see and hear points to just that.
John Whitehead: “If you’ve been caught up in the circus that is the presidential election, you’ve likely missed the latest news about all the ways in which the government continues to erode our freedoms, undermine our sovereignty, abuse our trust, invade our homes, invade our privacy, destroy our property, hijack our bank accounts, and generally render itself above the law.
Then again, this is all par for the course from a militaristic government that is armed to the teeth, wages war against its own people, imprisons its citizens for profit, marches in lockstep with the corporate elite, and treats human beings as little more than cattle to be branded, bought, sold and butchered.’
I am trying to subscribe to Bob Livingston’s posts and thoughts. Every day I’ve been wading thru his Personal Liberty Digest, but am finding that usually it’s Bob Livingston who has it right; at the PLB, not so much. But at his newsletter, if you don’t buy something, seems one can’t subscribe. That just doesn’t fit my old-man circumstances!
Below is the current post at BobLivingston.com
I’ve copied the post but cut the sales pitch – if you wish, you can go to his website.
Fay Dickson: “I am against the movement commonly known as CommonCore for many reasons ; my main concern is that education has gone by the wayside and has been replaced with lib/prog propaganda instead of real knowledge. the following links bring to light the lack of real education today . I call this piece We is edjumicated!!!! At this publication, all links were viable. I will leave it to you to choose your reading source, and to decide if anything that accepts that 2 + 2 = 5. or that our history must be changed from fact to political correctness belongs in our educational system.”
Robert Gore: Beggar, thief, or trader? The choices are narrowing.
There are three ways for a person to obtain something of value from another person: receive it as a donation, steal it by force or fraud, or exchange for it. It’s not much of an oversimplification to say that the advance of civilization has hinged on its movement from the first two methods to the third. The right to exchange, and the right to promise as part of a future exchange—the right to contract—are now taken for granted, but those rights are delicate and a whole complex of rights, assumptions, and obligations are subsumed by them. Their intellectual foundations are being undermined as the equality of rights implicit in contract and exchange gives way to a regressive inequality of rights: servitude.
By Jack Perry May 18, 2016 — Source LewRockwell.com
Jack Perry has it right, but golly-gee, seems that almost nobody listens, right in line with what we’ve been saying here for some years now!
“What will we do without the government?! Oh, I don’t know, be at peace with other nations perhaps. Be less at risk of being fined, jailed, or assessed an endless procession of taxes, fees, penalties, and obligations.”
By Doug Casey on LewRockwell.com May 9, 2016
Rousseau was perhaps the first to popularize the fiction now taught in civics classes about how the government was created. It holds that men sat down together and rationally thought out the concept of government as a solution to problems that confronted them. The government of the United States was, however, the first to be formed in any way remotely like Rousseau’s ideal. Even then, it had far from universal support from the three million colonials whom it claimed to represent. The U.S. government, after all, grew out of an illegal conspiracy to overthrow and replace the existing government.
Fay Dickson: “It is my firm belief that America is slowly dying. The cause of her demise will be political correctness. The meaning of this term according to the dictionary:
My meaning of the term ? Liberal stupidity ! I have gathered several sources which give examples of the utter blindness of the lib/prog mindset and what it is doing to our nation. That list follows. I hope you will examine a few of them and understand why I cry at the situation we find ourselves in today”