Skip to comments.25 Statist Propaganda Phrases (And How To Rebut Them)
Posted on 03/15/2015 9:19:16 AM PDT by MtnClimber
3. The social contract A valid contract must be presented honestly and agreed to voluntarily, without duress or fraud. The social contract does not meet this standard because the state will initiate the use of force against anyone who does not voluntarily enter into the social contract. The state is also not automatically dissolved when it fails to uphold its obligations under the social contract, so the presentation is dishonest if it even occurs at all. Therefore, the social contract cannot be considered a legitimate contract.
6. You dont have to like our leaders, but you should respect them
Respect should be a response to virtue. Ordering the use of initiatory force against people to control them is not virtuous behavior, therefore it is unworthy of respect.
7. You dont have to like the president, but you should respect the office of the presidency
The office of the presidency, like any part of any government, is a violent criminal institution. Violent criminality is unworthy of respect.
8. Our military
If the military is ours, then we should be able to exercise exclusive control over it. But we neither command the military nor have the freedom to destroy it. Thus it is not ours; it is a tool of the ruling classes used to make it very difficult for citizens to violently overthrow the government, provide a last line of defense for the state in the form of martial law should the citizens succeed in violently overthrowing the government, and present a deterrent to other rulers elsewhere in the world who might seek to take over the state and capture the tax base for themselves.
I’m totally in favor of extremely limited government.
But this list veers darn close to anarchy. If you are totally against government, then things will get more interesting than you might like.
Oh I love it when they equate the military, clean* tap water, sewers, and roads to the idea that Obmacare, Welfare, Medicare, and bloated government are totally justified because of those things!
“How can you hate socialism when we have a military and roads”
(that is actual logic I’ve had used on me)
Never mind that water, roads, and sanitation are a local and state responsibility, and national defense is actually spelled out in the constitution.
Obama does not respect the office, why should we?
I’m trying to agreeing w 50% of the list....
He’s trying too hard.
Punctuated better, this sentence is a classic.
Of course, it's hard to see any way governance could be achieved otherwise. We just aren't removing enough sociopaths from office.
I agree it is an idealist work that borders on anarchist thinking. But, parts are spot on.
Out of respect, Ronald Reagan wouldn't remove his suit jacket in the Oval Office.
Bill Clinton masturbated in the Oval Office sink.
I refuse to give any more respect to the office of president than does the holder of that office.
Well, the people we elect are not even reading the laws let alone writing them. Lawyers for their campaign contributors are writing the laws that our elected officials never read and vote on. We learned that when Obamacare was illegally shooved down our throats.
I would not say it is so much anarchist as it is a revelation that our language has been corrupted and coopted for nefarious purposes. At one time we could speak about a "social contract" without concerns for duplicity. That is no longer true and the "social contract" is now a "deed of enslavement". Many of the authors examples did have a different interpretation at one time.
You dont have to like the president, but you should respect the office of the presidency
i cannot separate the person from the office... i do not respect the office if i do not respect the person holding the office...
my respect and consideration are for the US Constitution... that is where my allegiance lies...
Was always taught to respect the rank but loyalty is earned.
Either this author is woefully ignorant of the concept of a universal (and believes only in particulars), or it's anarchist BS. I vote for the latter.
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