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To Preserve the Peace, or the State?
Capitalism Magazine ^ | 9-23-12 | Edward Cline

Posted on 09/24/2012 7:31:30 PM PDT by RWB Patriot

Everything done by the Obama administration since its inauguration in January 2009, every word, every gesture, every silence, every dog-and-pony show, has been to preserve the peace – of the state. In this endeavor, the public peace – or, as our Founders might have called it, the public “general welfare,” that is, the non-coercive, civilized trade between civilized men – has been largely secondary in consideration by this administration, and often at mortal odds with its primary task of preserving the state.

The state must not only retain its power over the people, over the economy, over the actions of its citizens, but expand its powers in order to perpetuate its powers. In too many instances, those actions have had a distinctive, signature nihilistic intent.

What is the state? A state is to be distinguished from a nation. A nation is a geographically identified patch of the earth populated by citizens of a particular political suasion and culture. A nation’s government may have some control over its citizens’ actions. Good fortune would have the state exercise its monopoly on force to retaliate only against those who initiate force against any of its citizens, and against foreign aggressors and aggression.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Society
KEYWORDS: dictatorship; middleeastriots; obama; riots
Perhaps there's a method to dear leader's madness?
1 posted on 09/24/2012 7:31:38 PM PDT by RWB Patriot
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To: RWB Patriot

If 0bama succeeds in stealing the election, how soon do you think his gestappo will begin using those hundreds of thousands of rounds of ammo the feds have been accumulating?

2 posted on 09/24/2012 8:07:52 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ("Get that evil, foreign, muslim, usurping bastard out of MY White House!" FUBO GTFO!)
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