Americans – especially conservatives – delude themselves when they express the view that it might be possible to restore constitutional government. How would this happen? Who would enforce the Constitution? Why would the federal government ever give up its monopoly of constitutional interpretation and return to the pre-1865 world where all three branches of government were often given equal weight in constitutional interpretation, as well as the citizens of the free, independent and sovereign states? The central state murdered hundreds of thousands of its own citizens in order to achieve this monopoly status, and it will never just give it up.
The government in Washington, D.C. has not been a government by consent since 1865. In response to the declaration by American citizens residing in the Southern states in 1860-1861 that they no longer consented to being governed by Washington, D.C., the U.S. government waged war on the entire civilian population of the South, killing some 350,000 fellow American citizens, which is more Americans than died in all other wars combined.
The income tax effectively declares that all earned income is the property of the state, and that the state will inform us from time to time how much of our own income we may keep to live on by setting the income tax rates.
ALL political systems – are grounded in the unprincipled use of violence. Their machinations – while outwardly cloaked in the language of ‘public interest’ – very quickly erupt into the self-serving violence dramatized so effectively in the Godfather films. When their special interests are threatened, such as by most members of the public no longer buying into their racket, they have the legalized force – and the willingness to exert it – to resort to whatever desperate measures they deem necessary.
What with the American government conjuring up wars based upon lies, forged documents, and other acts of deceit; with the economic system in a state-created turbulence; with the shoveling of hundreds of billions of dollars into the coffers of corporations friendly to the state; with major corporations (e.g., General Electric, Bank of America) paying no federal income tax this year; and with Washington endeavoring to create a situation to justify an unprovoked, ‘preemptive’ attack on Iran with nuclear weapons, it is the height of elitist arrogance to charge tens of millions of Americans as ‘extremists’ for objecting to such moral and intellectual corruption.
Citizens of the developed world have been betrayed by their leaders, and their governments will not SAVE them; they can’t, they are the engineers and beneficiaries of the crisis.
After you cut through the rhetoric, doublethink, and smoke-screening altruism that surrounds the subject, you find the essence of the state in pure force, the kind that comes out of the barrel of a gun. There’s no voluntarism whatsoever about obeying laws. Only sociopaths think force is a good thing; decent people know it’s something to avoid.
Legal authority is not moral authority.
This is World War in Finance with the AngloSphere under great pressure of losing its hegemony in the control of global financial structures. Entire national economies are at high risk. These are historic times.
The world is becoming increasingly decentralized; the horizontal is replacing the vertical. Such changes are not being occasioned by ideological thinking, but by the pragmatic necessities of sustaining life. Just as a tree does not grow from the top down, the lives of individuals and of societies cannot be directed by external authorities, no matter how long they have been revered. It is becoming more evident to more people that there is nothing that anyone in power can do to resolve the problems created by political thinking. More and more of us are discovering just how weak is any system that must rely on threats and violence to achieve its ends.