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The Criminality of the State

The Criminality of the State

"You get the same order of criminality from any State to which you give power to exercise it; and whatever power you give the State to do things FOR you carries with it the equivalent power to do things TO you." -- Albert Jay Nock (1870-1945)

Source: The Criminality of the State, American Mercury Magazine, March, 1939

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No Treason

The Constitution has no inherent authority or obligation. It has no authority or obligation at all, unless as a contract between man and man. And it does not so much as even purport to be a contract between persons now existing. It purports, at most, to be only a contract between persons living eighty years ago. (Lysander Spooner 1869)

The Declaration of Independence and The Bill of Rights is diametrically opposite The Constitution and we have been warned at the start.

"Liberty, the greatest of all earthly blessing — give us that precious jewel, and you may take every thing else! But I am fearful I have lived long enough to become an old-fashioned fellow. Perhaps an invincible attachment to the dearest rights of man may, in these refined, enlightened days, be deemed old-fashioned; if so, I am contented to be so. I say, the time has been when every pulse of my heart beat for American liberty, and which, I believe, had a counterpart in the breast of every true American; but suspicions have gone forth — suspicions of my integrity — publicly reported that my professions are not real. Twenty-three years ago was I supposed a traitor to my country? I was then said to be the bane of sedition, because I supported the rights of my country. I may be thought suspicious when I say our privileges and rights are in danger. But, sir, a number of the people of this country are weak enough to think these things are too true. I am happy to find that the gentleman on the other side declares they are groundless. But, sir, suspicion is a virtue as long as its object is the preservation of the public good, and as long as it stays within proper bounds: should it fall on me, I am contented: conscious rectitude is a powerful consolation. I trust there are many who think my professions for the public good to be real. Let your suspicion look to both sides. There are many on the other side, who possibly may have been persuaded to the necessity of these measures, which I conceive to be dangerous to your liberty. Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect every one who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined." (Patrick Henry, Speech in the Virginia Ratifying Convention, June 5, 1788)

A Limited Government can't be limited by paper, since constructive interpreters always will employ their lies to gain power over their targeted victims.

Those who prefer a limited government, such as a Constitutional Government, have to defend Liberty from liars who add anything in between the lines at their exclusive pleasure.

Bill Clinton: "It Depends on what the meaning of the word is is"

Hire liars and what do you seriously expect them to do with the power you give them? Oh, who am I asking: liars?

What answer do I expect to get: no answer is an answer.


A government big enough to give you everything you want

is a government big enough to take from you everything you have.

Gerald Ford