Dr. Ron Paul said the following…in 2011!
“Perhaps the only good that can come from these terrible events is a reinforced understanding that we as individuals are responsible for our safety and the safety of our families. This means, frankly, that we must safely own and use firearms to deter or prevent criminal assaults on our homes and persons. It is absurd to think police or government agents can protect 310 million Americans around the clock.
Thanks to our media and many government officials, however, Americans have become conditioned to view the state as our protector and the solution to every problem. Whenever something terrible happens, especially when it becomes a prominent news story, people reflexively demand that the government do something. This impulse almost always leads to bad laws, more debt, and the loss of liberty. It is completely at odds with the best American traditions of self-reliance and individual responsibility.
Do we really want to live in a world of police checkpoints, surveillance cameras, and metal detectors? Do we want to imprison every disturbed or alienated individual who fantasizes about violence? Do we really believe the government can provide total security? Or can we accept that liberty is more important than the illusion of state-provided security?
Freedom is not defined by safety. Freedom is defined by the ability of citizens to live without government interference unless they use force or fraud against others. Government cannot create a world without risks, nor would we really wish to live in such a fictional place. Only a totalitarian society would even claim absolute safety as a worthy ideal, because it would require total state control over its citizens’ lives. Liberty has meaning only if we still believe in it when terrible things happen and a false government security blanket beckons.”
You see, none of this is new.
In a world without government, 2020 would have just been your average, normal year. About the same number of people would’ve died of the flu, and cancer, and old age.
Hey, I’m not making this up. There’s an actual study by Johns Hopkins which says, “in contrast to most people’s assumptions, the number of deaths by COVID-19 is not alarming. In fact, it has relatively no effect on deaths in the United States.”
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Increasingly, the sheeple around the world have been willing to hand more personal liberty over to their governments, believing that government will provide for them in one form or another. Flocks of petrified, largely pointless, ovines increasingly look to their governments for services, for provision of financial assistance, and for security.
The USSA faces nearly $30 trillion in debt. That’s $30,000,000,000,000 in government spending that YOU have to pay back, and your children, and your children’s children into perpetuity.
It’s all in the trade-offs you see. To finance the trade-offs, average Americans pay nearly 50 percent, in various forms, of all they earn to the government.
And it’s still not enough. It will never be enough.
The real trade-offs are the ones that affect your personal rights, liberty, freedom, and financial viability.
Over the past few decades there have been particularly large trade-offs in the area of “security.” We’ve learned that there are many threats “out there,” from which we all need protecting – Covaids just being the latest and meanest threat in a long row. (Read more about this in my book The Demolition of the American Empire and give it a star out of five on Amazon)
In America, to keep its citizens safe from all of these threats, government has handed down the Patriot Act, the Military Commissions Act, the Warner Defense Authorization Act, and the Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Protection Bill. These Acts wipe out all but a few of the Bill of Rights in the U.S. Constitution. Again, surprise!
All the while, the meaning of what it is to be an independent individual with rights, liberty, and freedom, becomes increasingly elusive.
It all comes down to freedom #defundthegovernment
“Freedom” isn’t just a word to be tossed around lightly or taken for granted. It means we are sovereign unto ourselves as long as we do not infringe on our neighbors’ freedoms.
So what if everyone just decided individually what they wanted to do? Imagine that. Everyone is free to run their own lives with regard to educating their children, running their businesses, or managing their own property. Sounds scary right?
That’s why TDV keeps getting blocked on YouTube and Facebook and I’ve just been put into Twitter jail.
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