The idea that “we” are the government is the great lie of american history.
It was not true 200 years ago and it is not true today.
Sure, they point to elections and say that we have the power, but the whole thing is rigged to ensure that we are left to choose between two sociopaths from the ruling elite whose differences are superficial at best. The voting population is led to choose between the lesser of two evils.
The result? Evil.
Then they look down upon us from the inaugural podium, proclaim that the people have spoken for change, and go and do the same things we didn’t approve of when the last guy did them.
No, we are not the government.
They are the government.
We are mere subjects, serfs, or slaves, and they know it.
Lysander Spooner once said “But whether the Constitution really be one thing, or another, this much is certain – that it has either authorized such a government as we have had, or has been powerless to prevent it. In either case it is unfit to exist.”
I tend to agree with Spooner, except I would add the words “in its current form” to the end of the quote, because I do not dismiss the use of constitutional amendments to move us closer to liberty, as I have previously mentioned HERE.
I believe that passing new amendments to limit some of the evils of the current regime is significantly more achievable than convincing the indoctrinated masses to embrace Rothbardianism.
I regard the actions of almost every member of the establishment with the following question.
Is this person ignorant or evil?
For example, I believe that Bernie Sanders means well, but is completely ignorant of economics and history, while I believe that Hillary Clinton is evil. She knows exactly what she is doing.
As I learn more about the creation of the US Constitution via the Liberty Classroom courses, I can’t help but wonder the same thing about the various founders.
Where those who argued against the need for explicit language ignorant of the effect that the loose language would have, or were they deviously plotting the all-powerful government that they really wanted?
Patrick Henry smelled a rat.
Maybe we should too.