Skip to comments.Is a govt any less despotic simply because it has not yet chosen to send stormtroopers to your door?
Posted on 02/08/2011 5:17:29 PM PST by Starman417
In the absence of government, anarchy sets in. In the presence of an all powerful government you have totalitarianism. In both cases a mans attention must be focused on attending to the immediacies necessary for survival. In the former, dangers can be found around any corner as everyone fends for themselves. In the latter, dangers can be found around every corner as the government controls and sees all. When your entire existence is focused on surviving one day to the next, its difficult to focus on things like science, leisure or any of the myriad other things we take for granted in civilized society.
As such, the natural condition of human interaction demands governance of some sort in order to have more than simple survival. Government typically starts as a result of groups of individuals seeking to bring order out of chaos who form a governing body of limited power. As time goes by, governments tend to move from one side of the control spectrum to the other as they slowly begin to accumulate more and more power. Eventually a government will become sufficiently oppressive that its subjects revolt. How that revolt plays itself out can take many forms. In some cases its an even more brutal regime think Iran in some cases it can bring a return to anarchy the French Revolution or in others it brings about something in between the signing of the Magna Carta.
It is from this cauldron of constantly morphing social and governmental forms the United States was born. After the misstep of the Articles of Confederation, the nation found its footing with the Constitution. The beauty of the Constitution was that it was written specifically to limit the power and reach of the government while giving that same government sufficient power to accomplish the tasks delegated to it. Unfortunately, over the last seventy five years the government has blasted through many of those fundamental limitations.
The result has been far too much regulation. When a statist like President Obama says as much in the Wall Street Journal, it must be obvious. Today there are more government regulations than at any point in our history. (Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama are not solely to blame for this however; after all, Richard Nixon gave us the EPA...) Indeed, before Obama FDR was the patron saint of regulation. Imagine, in 1934 alone the federal government generated over 10,000 pages of new law, four times what had been generated during the combined history of the countrys first 150 years of existence! Today laws with thousands of pages seem to be as common as the Sunday paper.
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You are right, the answer is no.
Just wait, though, if they haven’t yet, perhaps it’s because they haven’t invented a law to charge you with violating yet. Once they have the one they are looking for, then they will come at you will the full force of this contrived “law”.
I'm sure that something can be made up on the spur of the moment to fit the situation.
The single and only reason the govt is not jack booting the American public is that 100 million of them own sophisticated weapons and know how to use them.
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