Published in the Farwell, Texas/Texico, New Mexico State Line Tribune, July 25, 2013)
Frederick Bastiat pointed out in 1850, in his book "The Law", that each of us has the individual right to life, liberty, and property, and that these rights predate any idea of law or government.
Because these rights exist, people discover Natural Law to protect them.
Once the laws have been discovered (not "written", as is every counterfeit "law") people often join together to form government, based upon the protection of life, liberty, and property, through those laws.
Anytime laws are written that do anything other than protect these individual rights, the laws have become perverted and harmful.
Anytime a government begins to pass and enforce these upside down and backwards "laws", the government has been corrupted; it has become a State.
As Albert Jay Nock pointed out in his 1935 book "Our Enemy, The State", once a society has rejected the social institution of government (which exists solely to assist in the protection of individual rights) for the inherently anti-social monstrosity of a State (which is based upon "laws" that violate life, liberty, and property for its own benefit), nothing can prevent its destruction.
The only thing that can be done at that point is to give the warning so that wise people can prepare.
Sadly, America is far down this path with the whole-hearted enthusiasm of most of its residents; supporting myriad "laws" that violate the nature of legitimate law and natural rights in more ways than it is possible to count. Look around and you will see property codes, taxes, prohibition, anti-gun "laws", requirements for licenses and permits, "national security"... the list could go on and on. Each and every one of these abominable counterfeit "laws" does the opposite of what legitimate government would do, and plays right into the hands of The State.
You've been warned. Prepare to ride it out and sit back and enjoy the show.
And please don't forget.