Sunday, September 02, 2018

"What if?"

It shouldn't surprise me, but it does, how many people want to rob and enslave others based on "what if?".

Yet, that's what I see every day.

They believe in the DMV's "job" because, otherwise, "what if" someone doesn't know how to drive? Or steals a car? Or doesn't have insurance?

Gotta love those cops, because without them, "what if" some freelance bad guy steals a fraction of what is stolen to support the State? "What if" you tried to use your property in a way the town council decided you can't be allowed to? Or "what if" someone (who isn't a cop) physically attacks you? Or "what if" someone wasn't there to take pictures of your murdered corpse? "What if" you drove as "irresponsibly" as the police do? Who could force you to pay the government for this crime?

Prohibition, anti-gun "laws", speed limits and seat belt "laws", are all supported because "what if" someone got hurt because no one was there to force you, at gunpoint, to do things the State has decided you should do, or to stop you from doing things the State has decided you can be murdered for doing?

To me, it looks like ethical weakness and cowardice. In every case. It's all I see in "laws" or government.

I will never advocate robbing or enslaving you for a "what if". I'm not that pathetic.

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  1. slavers gonna slave.
    theives will steal.
    psychos aggress against others.

    govt indoctrination centers, K-16, train followers and punish free men. the state knows that without the will for vigorous defense of self, the meek are easily victimized.

    1. "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same."
      -Ronald Reagan

    2. "The advancement and diffusion of knowledge is the only guardian of true liberty."
      - James Madison

    3. "Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago."
      - Warren Buffett

    4. “A primary object should be the education of our youth in the science of government. In a republic, what species of knowledge can be equally important? And what duty more pressing than communicating it to those who are to be the future guardians of the liberties of the country?”
      ― George Washington

    5. “The most effective way to destroy a people, is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.”
      ― George Orwell

  2. any "what if" rationale is a distraction.
    they want slaves - because THEY ARE SLAVERS, plain and simple.

    they are certain that they have "special powers" and deserve to be your overlords, to collect your property, your productive output, the hours of your life, and your children's life.

    1. And you cannot convince them otherwise.

      Kill 'em all.

  3. "When plunder has become a way of life for a group of people living together in society, they create for themselves in the course of time a legal system that authorizes it, and a moral code that glorifies it."
    - Frédéric Bastiat

    "When the people fear the government there is tyranny, when the government fears the people there is liberty."
    - John Basil Barnhill

    "Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech."
    - Benjamin Franklin, "Silence Dogood, The Busy-Body, and Early Writings"

    "The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off."
    - Gloria Steinem

    "Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it."
    - George Bernard Shaw, "Man and Superman"

    "Freedom lies in being bold."
    - Robert Frost

    "Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed."
    - Martin Luther King Jr.

    "Some birds are not meant to be caged, that's all. Their feathers are too bright, their songs too sweet and wild. So you let them go, or when you open the cage to feed them they somehow fly out past you. And the part of you that knows it was wrong to imprison them in the first place rejoices, but still, the place where you live is that much more drab and empty for their departure."
    - Stephen King, "Shawshank Redemption"

    "Better to die fighting for freedom then be a prisoner all the days of your life."
    - Bob Marley

    "Liberties aren't given, they are taken."
    - Aldous Huxley

    "I prefer liberty with danger, to peace with slavery."
    - Jean-Jacques Rousseau

    "I'd like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free and wanted other people to be also free."
    - Rosa Parks

    "It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men."
    - Samuel Adams

    "The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion."
    - Albert Camus

    Thank you Kent, for your example.

    "The love of liberty is the love of others; the love of power is the love of ourselves."
    - William Hazlitt

    1. If I have been an example, you are welcome.

      Good quotes. Very inspiring!

  4. “Free election of masters- does not abolish the masters, or the slaves.”
    – Herbert Marcuse

    “Government is not reason, it is not eloquence – it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.”
    -George Washington

    “The duty of a patriot is to protect his country from its government.”
    – Thomas Paine

    “It is not the function of the government to stop the citizen from falling into error; it is the function of the citizen to keep the government from falling into error.”
    – Justice Robert Jackson, judge at the Nuremberg trials

    “All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.”
    – Thomas Jefferson

    “To be governed is to be watched, inspected, spied upon, directed, law-driven, numbered, regulated, enrolled, indoctrinated, preached at, controlled, checked, estimated, valued, censured (and) commanded, by creatures who have neither the right nor the wisdom nor the virtue to do so.”
    – Pierre Joseph Prouhon

    “If voting made any difference they wouldn’t let us do it.”
    – Mark Twain

    “A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves.”
    – Edward R Murrow

    “The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.”
    – Tacitus

    “Freedom is not something that anybody can be given. Freedom is something people take, and people are as free as they want to be”
    - James Baldwin

    “Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.”
    - Thomas Paine

    “Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!”
    - Patrick Henry

    “The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.”
    - John Philpot Curran

    “If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.”
    - Samuel Adams