The number one threat to our lives and prosperity is the government.
How could it be otherwise? Loaded with trillions in spending money acquired through legalized theft, it’s gone beyond mere bungling incompetence and foreign adventurism to a collusion with other governments aimed at reducing populations through a manufactured covid crisis.
Governments are now killing its citizens, deliberately.
Taking the House away from the Democrats won’t cut it. How many of the “radical” Republicans have called out the covid crisis as a genocidal program? How many of them were elected on eliminating government programs or agencies? How many of them see government with its power to ignite nuclear Armageddon as a threat to our lives?
How often have you heard a politician call for more personal freedom? For eliminating the income tax and federal reserve? For disbanding government as we know it and relying on the free market for our safety and prosperity?
What if life could get really better?
We have to begin by recognizing government for what it is. See Robert Higgs’ essay “Ten Reasons Not to Abolish Slavery.”
Admit that freedom is what you want, otherwise you won’t know what it is you’re after. To believe in freedom is to believe that good government only results in the absence of the State.
What if, as Murray Rothbard has written, the State is nothing more than a criminal gang, regardless of which party is in power?
Is it scary to contemplate life without the Great God State? Can a state-free economic system provide everything we need? What if it could? What about other concerns, such as biological warfare? Don’t we need a state to protect us and tell us what to do?
What if we don’t? What if we can deal with all threats through market institutions?
What if the State is incompatible with a free society?
What if the State’s elections, regardless of the candidates, make a free society impossible?
What if the estimated $14 billion spent on getting politicians elected in 2020 could have been invested by the owners of the money to provide capital for economic growth?
What if a free society, which is based on property rights, includes the necessary incentives to govern itself?
What if a free society is the best means of defending the country from foreign attack?
State control of money and banking
What if a free society provides a safe medium of exchange?
What if the government we have criminalizes the market’s choice of money, which has historically been gold and silver coins, so that it can expand control over our lives?
What if the government we have criminalizes society’s choice of money so it can reward preferred constituencies through central bank inflation?
What if central banks cannot exist in a free market but require government support for their operation?
What if “government support” amounts to prohibiting through force any competition to the central bank or the money it issues?
What if peace and prosperity are the hallmarks of a market-selected money, as shown in the last half of the 19th century?
What if the 19th century Robber Baron episode was a result of government favors rather than an indictment of the free market?
What if war, debt, and money devaluation are the hallmarks of the central bank’s fiat money?
What if banking crises result from the practice of fractional reserve banking?
What if fractional reserve banking satisfies the definition of embezzlement but is not regarded as such legally?
What if banks that practiced fractional reserve banking could be criminally prosecuted?
What if banks that practiced fractional reserve banking turned to the government to establish a central bank for protection?
State control of education
What if the government takes control of the country’s educational institutions?
What if people are taught from day one that their government exists to defend their natural rights as human beings?
What if events unfavorable to government are sanitized or excluded from its recorded history?
What if adults accept the idea that government-as-we-know-it is a naturally evolving social phenomenon that strives to serve our best interests?
What if the Constitution provides for the expansion of government power through ambiguous clauses that the government itself interprets?
What if “emergencies” render the Constitution null and void with the rationale that it is not a suicide pact?
What if the State evolved from a raiding party on a peaceful society? What if the raiding party used their superior force to settle among the conquered and institute a protection racket? What if they called the racket government?
What if enough people make known their wish for a state-free existence?What if they make known the supreme advantages of a state-free society? What if, as a result of these, the State begins to weaken through attrition in its ranks?
What if the people under control of a weakening State demand the State dissolve itself completely, perhaps by refusing to pay taxes?
What if people surrender victimhood or graft and begin to take full responsibility for their lives?