Best of the Week
Most Popular
1.Stock Market in DANGER of Strangling the Bears to Death - Nadeem_Walayat
2. Germany Pivoting East, Exit US Dollar, Enter Gold Standard - Jim_Willie_CB
3.Flight MH17 – Kiev Flash Mob's Last False Flag? - Andrew_McKillop
4.Stock Market Crash Nightmare! - Nadeem_Walayat
5.Gold - The Million DOLLAR Question... - Rambus_Chartology
6.Gold And Silver – BRICS And Germany Will Pave The Way - Michael_Noonan
7.The Jewish Selfish Gene, People Chosen by God, Everyone Else is Goyim to Kill - Nadeem_Walayat
8.The Israeli Promised Land Dream - The Criminal Roadmap Towards “Greater Israel”? - Felicity Arbuthnot
9.Which Way is Inflation Blowing? Watch Commodities - Gary_Dorsch
10.U.S. Economy Quarterly Review and Implications for 2014-2015 - Lacy Hunt
Last 5 days
Gold’s Seasonal Sweet Spot - Strongest Months Are August, September, November And January - 1st Aug 14 - GoldCore
Flagrant Rush To War In The Ukraine Crisis - 1st Aug 14
What Russian Sanctions Mean for Your Money - 1st Aug 14
The West's Reckless Rush Towards War with Russia - 1st Aug 14
Gold Price Advance Capped by the Dead Cat Dollar’s Recovery - 1st Aug 14
Big Banks Shift to Lower Gear Banking Operations - 1st Aug 14
Africa: New Land of Investor Opportunity? Pointing to the Positives - 1st Aug 14
Turning a Clinical Eye on Biotech Stocks with High Potential Investor Reward - 1st Aug 14
Gaza Death Cloud Hangs Over Sheffield Eid Festival 2014 at Millhouses Park - 1st Aug 14
Israels Final Solution of Turning Gaza Concentration Camp into a Grave Yard - 31st July 14
US Failure: Unintended Consequence - 31st July 14
Stock Market Breakdown! - 31st July 14
Echoes Of The Great War – Only An Echo In The Elite Mind - 31st July 14
This is Bad News for U.S. Economy and Stock Markets - 31st July 14
The Important Impact of This “Secret” Gold Agreement - 31st July 14
The Something For Nothing Society Death Spiral - 31st July 14
The Social Memory Dump, Shredding Society - 31st July 14
How Safe Are Unallocated Gold Bullion Accounts? - 31st July 14
USDJPY Big Bear Market - 31st July 14
No More School in Gaza Because All the Children are Dead Chant Israel's Jewish Fundementalists - 31st July 14
The Iron Dome Inside The Heads of Israel’s Leaders - 31st July 14
You Know a Politician or Talking Head is Clueless When….. - 31st July 14
Don't Get Married to Your Gold Stocks—It's a Performance-Based Relationship - 31st July 14
Stock Market Parabolic Collapse - Sowing the Seeds of the Next Depression - 30th July 14
How to Profit from the Russia Ukraine Conflict - 30th July 14
Greenspan: U.S. Economy Running Out of Buffer; Stock Market to See Significant Correction - 30th July 14
Rogue States And Loony Tunes - 30th July 14
Anne Elk’s Theory On Brontosauruses - 30th July 14
Our Totalitarian Future - Totalitarianism NOW! - 30th July 14
Stocks Bear Market Formation Revealed - 30th July 14
We Just Found “The Future” - 30th July 14
What the “Steak Bandit” Says About Asset Values - 30th July 14
Designer War By Default - Seven Types of Elite Madness - 30th July 14
Death of the U.S. Dollar? Gold an Inflation Hedge? Really? - 29th July 14
We’re Ready to Profit in the Coming Gold Price Correction—Are You? - 29th July 14
Their Economy Will Collapse, Including Ours - 29th July 14
Silver Prices – Megaphone Patterns - 29th July 14
Real U.S. Interest Rates - Fed Exit a Blue Pill? - 29th July 14
Why Israel Should NOT Exist, Just Like Any Other Rogue State - 29th July 14
Gold Still Looking Good - 29th July 14
Silver Price Set To Star - 29th July 14
Our Population Growth Totalitarian Future - 29th July 14
World War 1 Cause and Consequences - The Planned Destruction of Christendom - 29th July 14
Will Crashing Commodities Crash the Stock Market? - 29th July 14
Ukraine MH17 - Washington Thinks Americans Are Fools - 29th July 14
Stock Market Bubble Warning - 29th July 14
Gold Price and U.S. Dollar’s July Rally - 28th July 14
Second Quarter Corporate Earnings: Marching Toward a Strong Economic Recovery - 28th July 14
Time to Put a New Economic Tool in the Box - 28th July 14
Mossad in Gaza, Ukraine and the Cult Of The All-Powerful Elite - 28th July 14
Elliott Wave Gold Price Projection Since 1970 - 28th July 14
Investors Remain Uncertain As Stock Fluctuate Near Long-Term Highs - Will The Uptrend Extend? - 28th July 14
The Mass Psychology Of Decline - 28th July 14
Will the US Destroy the World? - Don’t Expect to Live Much Longer - 28th July 14
GDM and GDXJ Gold Stocks In-depth Look - 28th July 14
Stock Market One FINAL High? - 28th July 14
What It Means - Paradigm Collapse And Culture Crisis - 27th July 14
Wall Street Shadow Banking: You Can’t Taper a Ponzi Scheme: “Time to Reboot” - 27th July 14
6 Tips for Picking Winning Gold Mining Stocks - 27th July 14
Israel's War on Children, Exterminating the Palestinians Future - 27th July 14
Guilt By Insinuation - How American Propaganda Works - 26th July 14
Surprise Nuclear Attack On Russia To Liberate Ukraine - 26th July 14
Use "Magic" Of Gold/Silver Ratio To Greatly Increase Your Physical Holdings - 26th July 14
Derivatives Market Species Origins - Abuse, Props and Risks - 26th July 14
Stock Market Manipulation and Technical Analysis - 26th July 14
China’s Stock Market Finally Looks Like A Buy - 26th July 14
Ed Milliband Fears Israel Jewish Fundamentalist Gaza War Massacres Backlash - 26th July 14

Free Instant Analysis

Free Instant Technical Analysis


Market Oracle FREE Newsletter

The Biggest lie in Stock Market History Revealed

Number ONE Enemy of the State

Politics / US Politics May 07, 2012 - 12:14 PM GMT

By: BATR

Politics

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThere is immense confusion about the nature of the State. There is even more bewilderment about what constitutes a patriot. Any discussion in the civic realm begins with a cultural viewpoint. An attitude toward the proper role of the individual’s relationship with government based upon one’s value system and interpretation of civil order is natural. One man’s patriot is another man’s traitor. Where do you stand on the sentiments behind the penning of the below ideas? Quiz yourself and see if you can figure out the name of the author.


The quotes assembled in this essay illustrate that government officials and agencies would put the critic on a terrorist watch list. Read each and compare if the thought behind the passage agrees with your value system or if the attitude is too extreme for mainstream politics in today’s America. If left up to the national security apparatus, the author would be on a wanted poster, labeled as the Number One Enemy of the State.

Imagine the government’s response for advocating a society that promotes Liberty. Tolerating grievous radical expressions like these examples is dangerous. Consider the outlooks.

"I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it."

"What country can preserve its liberties if its rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance?"

"It is better to tolerate that rare instance of a parent’s refusing to let his child be educated, than to shock the common feelings by a forcible transportation and education of the infant against the will of his father."

"It is strangely absurd to suppose that a million of human beings, collected together, are not under the same moral laws which bind each of them separately."

Many people complain about government but most consent to the dictates of authority as a required acceptance of citizen obedience. How many times have you heard the viewpoint it is your duty to act in compliance with the law as the price of a civilized society? The vast majority obeys whatever regulation or edict comes their way. This fact keeps the system functioning. The standards set forth for your submission often evolve, but people learn to adjust.

Pushing the envelope of the acceptance quotient varies in intensity, but seldom does government retreat. The state is the final judge of acceptability, because force is the ultimate weapon of threat for disobedience. Ruling regents restrain, ignore or discard eternal indivisible rights if a conflict exists with the interests of the state. Freedom can be a very treacherous opponent for a municipal establishment.

You can just hear the opposition to the next series of quotes. The idea that natural law permits all legitimate authority is downright radical and inhibits the living Constitution.

"No man has a natural right to commit aggression on the equal rights of another, and this is all from which the laws ought to restrain him."

"The majority, oppressing an individual, is guilty of a crime, abuses its strength, and by acting on the law of the strongest breaks up the foundations of society."

"To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical."

"The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first."

"I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever."

Governments pursue greater influence and range of regulating behavior. As the state grows the tentacles of reach expands. Challenging this trend risks acceptance and imposes penalties. Torturing the meaning of fairness, the state uses all the muscle of intimidation and brute coercion, to justify public acceptance of the methods used to gain conformity.

Testing the limits of government forbearance is an act of courage that most shy away from undertaking. Open confrontation is chastised as behavior of a delinquent subject. Confiscation of individual wealth for the greater good champions the supreme sacrifice that transforms into the shared cost of being part of the great government governance.

Conferring legitimacy and respect for government programs and policies is the criterion of a loyal national. Deviating from symbolic recognition and deference must signify that the person is hostile to the good works of public sector. Advocates that express dissent are tabbed as agitators and threats, calculated to challenge the survival of the state.

The role of government amplifies as the drumbeat of the welfare clause vibrates to the inner soul of the nation. This group of citations adds fuel to the fire that the writer is an enemy of the state.

"Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms (of government) those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny"

"I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them."

"I think myself that we have more machinery of government than is necessary, too many parasites living on the labor of the industrious."

"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not."

"A wise and frugal government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor and bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government."

Resistance to government abusive authority qualifies the opponents of the regime as outlaws. Envision claiming that government can become a tyrant and implying that revolt is justified. Advocating acts of rebellion and equating an ethical mandate surely qualifies the essayist as a foe of the government.

Self-defense and individual autonomy disturbs the state. The all-encompassing scope of government involvements and intrusions claim that such practices, warranted for the public good, are valid. Challenging this omniscient authority qualifies one as an antagonist of the sovereign master.

Disputing the entrenched submission to the state as an instrument of rule is perilous to the magistrates. Punitive prosecution of indignant protestors must be a prime directive of the state. Granting access to the corridors of power and rule to the generator of the next thoughts is unthinkable. Allowing these words to influence the population is dangerous. Such ideas desecrate the purity of government genuineness.

"The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive. It will often be exercised when wrong, but better so than not to be exercised at all."

"The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government."

"When wrongs are pressed because it is believed they will be borne, resistance becomes morality."

By now, you should have a good idea who wrote all these quotations. Many complacent Americans are uncomfortable with the spirit and intent of this wisdom. The ageless insights apply as succinctly as when they were first uttered. These words disturb many cowardly peons, who abdicate their self-dignity by willingly pronouncing their allegiance for the state, especially when the conduct based upon coercion and dependency is the norm.

The state is the enemy, when authorities assault individual liberty and embrace collectivism. The sage of these quotes would be demonized as a rebel and unelectable in today’s "PC" environment. Secure in his place is history, the current political class often rejected the origins and truth in the ideas.

The Democratic Party has strayed a very long way from their anti-federalists beginnings. The most avid voices of condemnation and dismissal in the message of the verses shout out for an all controlling and omnipresent government. Therefore, the call for limited government is a primary reason to label followers of the intrepid author as enemies of the state. In case you have not figure out the authorship yet, review the Solitary Purdah essay and discover the answer.

America is in deep trouble because the country has lost its way and people scorn their heritage. Instead of cherishing sound principles and universal values, the population has embarked on a self-destructive rush for fallacious gratification. In order to continue the decadent orgy of debt and entitlements, dependants swear fidelity to the state, deny their natural birthrights, and avoid intrinsic responsibilities. Will you adopt the proud title – Enemy of the State? On the other hand, will you continue to aid and abet the downfall of the nation and keep saluting a despotic dictatorship?

Source of quotations 1, 2

Discuss or comment about this essay on the BATR Forum

http://www.batr.org

"Many seek to become a Syndicated Columnist, while the few strive to be a Vindicated Publisher"

© 2012 Copyright BATR - All Rights Reserved

Disclaimer: The above is a matter of opinion provided for general information purposes only and is not intended as investment advice. Information and analysis above are derived from sources and utilising methods believed to be reliable, but we cannot accept responsibility for any losses you may incur as a result of this analysis. Individuals should consult with their personal financial advisors.


© 2005-2014 http://www.MarketOracle.co.uk - The Market Oracle is a FREE Daily Financial Markets Analysis & Forecasting online publication.


Post Comment

Only logged in users are allowed to post comments. Register/ Log in

Free Report - Financial Markets 2014