The Satanic Nature of the State

The following correspondence originally took place here, on the Facebook page, “Bastiat Institute“…

(replies from all third parties have been omitted for clarity)

Bastiat Institute:

“All these will I give you,” said the State, showing Man the riches of the world, “if you will fall down and worship me.”

Rayn: A quote comes to mind: “Bow down before the one you serve. You’re going to get what you deserve.” – Trent Reznor

Discussing Much-Needed Government Warning Label

The following correspondence originally took place on my Facebook wall, after I posted artwork from the page, “LibertyManiacs.com“…

Rayn: Warning: Politicians have been shown to cause serious harm to human beings and destruction of private property.

“Warning: Politicians have been shown to cause serious harm to human beings and destruction of private property. (Arrest) (Shock) (Oppression) (Brutality) (Theft) (War) (Prison) (Death) *Please proceed with care while dealing with politicians and government* (Think Global) (Act Local) (Deprogram) (Stay Educated) (Network) (Promote Liberty) (Vote Wisely) – LibertyManiacs.com”

Jesus G.: what about doctors that practice Western Medicine?”

Rayn: No doubt, Jesus. For a good starting point on that topic, you can take a virtual trip through the “Psychiatry: An Industry of Death Museum”:

http://www.cchr.org/museum.html%23/museum/intro#/museum/intro

Jonas A.: I think someone was drinking some Kool Aid from coffee cups…lol

Steven L.: Even dictatorships and theocracies have politicians. The public chooses to elevate them to their position. The fault lies not in the stars but in ourselves.

(note: I previously shared a slightly different version of this artwork in March of 2012, within my post, “Much-Needed Government Warning Label”)

Discussing the Fallacy of Negotiating with Terrorist State

The following correspondence originally took place on my Facebook wall, upon my post, “It’s Time to Stop Negotiating with Terrorists!“…

Rayn: It’s time to stop negotiating with these terrorists!

“Government: the brilliant idea that we should stop lunatics from lying, murdering, and stealing from us by hiring lunatics to lie, murder and steal from us.”

Andy H.: Riot!

Rayn: It is a riot, isn’t it!? I laugh every time I see this illustration!

It’s Time to Stop Negotiating with Terrorists!

As I scrolled through my Facebook news feed, I discovered the following artwork here, being shared by the page, “LibertyManiacs.com,” and originally posted it to my own wall, along with commentary…

"Government: the brilliant idea that we should stop lunatics from lying, murdering, and stealing from us by hiring lunatics to lie, murder and steal from us."

“Government: the brilliant idea that we should stop lunatics from lying, murdering, and stealing from us by hiring lunatics to lie, murder and steal from us.”

My Commentary: It’s time to stop negotiating with these terrorists!

Voting is Coercive, and Should Not Be Taken as Proof of Consent

The following correspondence originally took place upon my Facebook wall, after I posted artwork being shared by the page, “Stateless Sweets“…

Rayn:

"Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results."

“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.”

Steve L.: The average American doesn’t have much power to influence their government. Use what power you have carefully.

“When people put their ballots in the boxes, they are, by that act, inoculated against the feeling that the government is not theirs. They then accept, in some measure, that its errors are their errors, its aberrations their aberrations, that any revolt will be against them. It’s a remarkably shrewd and rather conservative arrangement when one thinks of it.” ~ John Kenneth Galbraith, The Age of Uncertainty (1977), Chapter 12, p. 330.

Rayn: “In truth, in the case of individuals, their actual voting is not to be taken as proof of consent, even for the time being. On the contrary, it is to be considered that, without his consent having even been asked a man finds himself environed by a government that he cannot resist; a government that forces him to pay money, render service, and forego the exercise of many of his natural rights, under peril of weighty punishments. He sees, too, that other men practice this tyranny over him by the use of the ballot. He sees further, that, if he will but use the ballot himself, he has some chance of relieving himself from this tyranny of others, by subjecting them to his own. In short, he finds himself, without his consent, so situated that, if he use the ballot, he MAY become a master; if he does not use it, he MUST become a slave. And he has NO OTHER ALTERNATIVE than these two. In self-defence, he attempts the former. His case is analogous to that of a man who has been forced into battle, where he must either kill others, or be killed himself. Because, to save his own life in battle, a man takes the lives of his opponents, it is not to be inferred that the battle is one of his own choosing. Neither in contests with the ballot – which is a mere substitute for a bullet – because, as his only chance of self-preservation, a man uses a ballot, is it to be inferred that the contest is one into which he voluntarily entered; that he voluntarily set up all his own natural rights, as a stake against those of others, to be lost or won by the mere power of numbers. On the contrary, it is to be considered that, in an exigency into which he had been forced by others, and in which no other means of self-defence offered, he, as a matter of necessity, used the only one that was left to him.” – Lysander Spooner, 1867

The Jones Plantation: