I cried watching this as I imagined my own children murdered at the hands of Federal agents. Understanding Waco and Ruby Ridge will give context on why the Federal Government is showing restraint in the latest private citizen vs. Federal Government standoff in Oregon.
When the Federal Government becomes bigger and bigger, will there reach a point at which State Governors will directly defy federal mandates? We already see it in the enforcement of Marijuana laws.
Will acts of state nullification result in military enforcement by the Federal government? If so, would Federal troops actually fire upon State troops?
Would a Civil War ensue?
Dark times ahead, as I do not foresee the Federal Government reigning in its own appetite for greater power and control. It is within the nature of Politicians and Bureaucrats to increase, rather than decrease their control.
War and Terrorism will be the vehicles by which the Federal Government will use an excuse for greater Tyranny. “For the greater good,” “for your own good,” and “for the children” are classic phrases used to lull you to compliance as your individual freedoms are stripped away.
Stay vigilant and be prepared.
People who consider “anti-government” as a pejorative term are painfully misinformed. Try and guess which anti-government terrorist wrote this quote:
“Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.”
The purpose of using words to speak Truth now that may hurt some feelings is to prevent a much more violent, and bloody future if things are left to Tyranny. The history of humanity is one of State oppression and the people’s bloody revolution. I will take words today if that means avoiding bullets later.
1776 was not an anomaly, but a norm of individuals recognizing their Natural Rights for Life, Liberty, and Personal Property. When the State tramples these Natural Rights through coercion, it loses legitimacy and free individuals are left no other option but to defend those rights through all means necessary.
I would prefer to exhaust all peaceful means first, but I worry that if Tyranny and fear remain on the course of today, that a trigger event will ignite a Civil War which is brewing. On one side, you will have those who are on the side of the Founding Fathers, and on the other side will be the Establishment and Progressives.
I would say to speak up, but there is a formidable case that it is too late, that Tyranny has already triumphed, that the people have become indoctrinated to be sheep, and that violent revolution is all that remains. If that’s the case, then remain vigilent, be prepared, and consider how much you’re willing to sacrifice for the cause of Freedom.
In my particular case, I speak up even if it may be ultimately pointless, because my job situation is such that I’m in no fear of economic retribution, so the furthest extent of my “courage” is not being able to associate with supporters of Tyranny. That’s not such a big loss in the long run since they work toward enslaving me and my children anyway.
On the plus side, if Trump does get elected as President, then maybe Liberals will finally realize that they need assault weapons to protect themselves from Trump!
Assault weapons in the hands of the populace are not just a control against Obama/Hillary tyranny, but against all tyranny. Republican or Democrat, Christian or Muslim, Atheist or Theist; our government system no longer defends individual rights. Even in the hands of pure Democracy, it is essentially mob rule.
It is foolish to surrender entirely to politicians who are ultimately beholden to “special interests” and the “greater good” rather than supporting your individual right to life, liberty, and personal property.
The history of humankind shows a 100% failure rate for all governments. Man is corruptible, therefore any system made up of Man is corruptible. In the face of these facts, why would the US Government somehow be an exception?
25 years, 50 years, 100 years, 200 years? It’s not a question of “IF,” but a question of “WHEN?” Will you and your loved ones be ready WHEN the time comes? Or have you fallen prey to the propaganda that the STATE is your benevolent protector?
A compelling defense for SCROOGE.
Here’s something I’ve never considered before: subverting and considering the moral implications of A Christmas Carol.
But in a system where the will of the people is supposed to be translated via the representatives, how many representatives are going to get up and answer the question, “What will you do to keep me safe?” with an answer saying, “The only possible chance of doing that without destroying everything is to NOT try to keep you safe.”
Until relatively recently, I never really got into the fetishism of dead, white guys (AKA our Founding Fathers and the Constitution). I also discredited Thomas Jefferson (for which is alleged he had children with a slave). As I’ve come to understand the battle between State vs. Federal Enumerated Powers, I’ve come to a better understanding that Alexander Hamilton’s legacy for Authoritarianism echoes into today’s politics.
There exists a seemingly eternal struggle between individual liberty and Statist tyranny.
In short it is the greatest absurdity to suppose it in the power of one or any number of men at the entering into society, to renounce their essential natural rights, or the means of preserving those rights when the great end of civil government from the very nature of its institution is for the support, protection and defence of those very rights: the principal of which as is before observed, are life liberty and property. If men through fear, fraud or mistake, should in terms renounce and give up any essential natural right, the eternal law of reason and the great end of society, would absolutely vacate such renunciation; the right to freedom being the gift of God Almighty, it is not in the power of Man to alienate this gift, and voluntarily become a slave–
I was once a Christian Jihadi mainly because I didn’t know any better. Perhaps that’s one reason why it’s so difficult for me to go back to churches filled with people who believe in this hypocrisy.