WestonMinot | Is “The Government” our lord and master?
“It is clearly within the power of government to determine what type of weapons can be owned by the public.” – Joe Biden, United States Vice President
Really? You wouldn’t want the government telling you what to do? Who or what is “the government”?
why should “they” have power over us? Are “they” more intelligent than you? Are “they” morally superior? What right do “they” have to be our masters? Why should we be “his” subjects, her peasants, his slaves? Why do “they” have power over us? What power do “they” really have?
“The state ought to have a monopoly on legitimate violence.” – Jerrold Nadler, United States Congressman for New York.
The power of “the state”, of “the government”, is violence. It is the power to assault with impunity. To rob, to kidnap, to imprison, and to kill. But is it “legitimate”? “legitimate violence” is defensive, but “government” is inherently offensive, aggressive, dominating, controlling. “Government” in its very essence, is coercive, using physical, emotional, and economic threats to impose its will.
When “they” “determine what type of weapons can be owned by the public”, how will we defend against “their” aggression? Will he defend out liberty? Will her dictates be prevented? Will he protect your right to live as you choose? Do you believe it’s “the government’s” “right” to rob as much product of our labor as “they” choose?, to kidnap and imprison us, not for harming others, but for failing to comply with some edict “they” have declared to be “law”? To kill us without charge or trial if “they” decide we are a threat to their power?
Coercive power is a physical reality. But “they” rely also on a less concrete power. The imagined moral imperative to obey “their” commands. But when “authorities” impose immoral “laws” and issue immoral commands, is it moral to obey? Is it moral to lie, steal, assault, kidnap, imprison, hold for ransom, and kill when these evils are sanctioned by “authorities” and disguised as “law”? Are “government” enforcers absolved of responsibility for their actions because those actions are performed under the guise of “authority”? Are we absolved of responsibility when we willingly obey immoral “laws” and commands of “authorities”?
Do we allow the “laws” of “the state” to supersede our own conscience? Are we devotees, supplicants, kneeling at the altar of “the state”? Are we slaves to the god of “The Government”? Is “the government” moral when it is the aggressor, and when “they” kill by remote? Is it moral to turn off our conscience to serve it? Is it moral to willingly fund it? To proudly pay our taxes?
Are enforcers of the “government” extortion racket morally different from non-governmental thieves and thugs? Would you feel justified resisting the assault of this man, but feel guilty resisting the assault of this “authority”?
If we automatically comply with “authority”, if we feel guilty disobeying “government”, then “they” have enslaved our minds. With relentless conditioning, “they” have built the myth that “government” is Master, and that “authority” must be obeyed unless and until “they” consent to change their decrees.
“They” are working to take from us our capacity to think and act independently. “They” are eliminating our freedom to live as we choose. Through the myth of their “authority”, they impose their will. “They” seek to dominate us, body and mind. With threats of violence if we resist. “They” steal the product of our labor, dictate what we must buy, and what we are not permitted to buy. And now, “they” are attempting to remove the final obstacle that constrains their power:
Do you believe “they” are really doing this “for the kids”? Or is it to eliminate our ability to resist “them”? When we are disarmed while “they” are not, when “they” finally reach their goal of complete, irresistible power, will “they” be benevolent tyrants? Was Hitler? Lenin? Stalin? Mao? Pol Pot? Karadzic? Milosevic? Remember their benevolence towards those they disarmed.
Is our government really different? How far will “they” go to gain and maintain power? Is it wise to trust that “they” will never abuse power?
“Banning guns addresses a fundamental right of all Americans to feel safe” – Dianne Feinstein, United States Senator for California.
Will you “feel safe” when guns are banned from everyone EXCEPT “them”?
“When governments fear the people, there is liberty, when the people fear the government, there is tyranny.” – Thomas Jefferson