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Why don't people recognize government for what it truly is?

"Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force." -Washington

Its time we stopped fooling ourselves into believing that government is the entity which allows us to achieve collective goals and start recognizing it for what it really is................

It is an entity that enables one group of people to violently aggress against another; that allows one individual to benefit at the expense of another. Taxation, that is to say coercively taking people’s property against their will, and regulation, that is to say coercively preventing or restricting individuals from engaging in voluntary activities, is enslavement by another name.

Why dont people recognize government for what it truly is? Like Washington said it is force! It is coercion. It is violent.

How can any good, no matter how well the intentions, come from a system based on such immoral practices of violence?

The State Is Not Great: How Government Poisons Everything

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  • 9 years ago
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    Washington was talking about the King.

    For the people, by the people in the US - If you ain't happy, you vote them out.

    Brainwash much?

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  • 9 years ago

    It is a tool of force, no different than a hammer. You can use the force of a hammer to build a house, or you can use it to kill a man. You can use the force of a government to protect the citizens, or to enslave them. The problem is not the tool, it is the person (or persons) using it.

    Sadly, our government is currently being used for enslavement. We can change that and use it for liberty, but I think that is going to require the shedding of blood in another revolution or a civil war.

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  • jeremy
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    9 years ago

    It is only to protect the natural rights of man that we resort to government at all.

    A loose quote from Thomas Jefferson

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  • We do. There are many people who want a smaller, less powerful Federal government.

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  • Government as a whole? Well, if you look at the history of government in its entirety...

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    All government is doomed to fail only through National Socialism can we move forward to victory!

    Source(s): HEIL!
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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    If Americans were not told what to do, when to do it, how to do it, they would start killing themselves. If the government said "Point a gun to your head and shoot" 99% of the USA population would be dead.

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