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When enough people make this simple little mental shift, things will change

No imaginary hierarchical organization can overturn the natural hierarchies. Governments are imaginary organizations populated by voluntary participants.

The idea that government possesses just authority over human beings is false.

Government is an attempt to subjugate sovereign human beings to an imaginary creation, which contradicts the proposed theory of Natural Hierarchy.

Government is an attempt to disguise aggression and to convince its participants to unwittingly participate in unethical behavior.

Government is, at its very core, an attempt to define certain unethical actions as being ethical.

To quit an organization, you say "I quit." Does it matter if the organization does not accept your resignation?

If the mafia controls the blocks around your house, does that make you part of the mafia if you don't want to join? Even if you make your payments under threat of violence? Even though you travel across "their" territory because you have paid the requisite extortion and have their permission?

Would you really worry about asking the mafia for the proper paperwork so they could officially recognize you as a non-member?

Simply tell yourself you're done, stop voluntarily participating with the organization, interact with it only when it is prudent to do so for your own safety, and do your best to live outside of its influence.

When enough people actually make that simple little mental shift, things will change.

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I think the simpler, parallel mental shift is consistent

acceptance of the Nonaggression Principle.

It's actually much simpler, "They tricked us."

That's all that needs to be.

Replace 'government' with any other word and add a 'cracy' to the end. Same problem, different name.

Discernment on the other hand, is a skill.

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Wow, I've been thinking along

the same lines for the past few days. Great minds think alike? ;-)
The difference is that I think of it this way:
We are not electing royalty to lord over us. We are electing housekeepers. If you hire someone to clean your house and that person began slashing your furniture, you would start yelling at that person, throw that person out of your house and sue for damages.
If you hired someone to mow your lawn but that person then decided to cut down your prized rose bushes, you'd start yelling at that person, throw h/er off your properly and sue for damages.
Yet we allow idiots to enter the halls of Congress on nothing more than feeble promises, or worse - because we're used to seeing them there - and when they wrap even heavier chains of slavery around us, we do nothing.
Government is a compact between the sovereigns - the people - and those we hire to defend and keep secure our liberties. If those hired break that compact we have every right to throw them out and not through a system they devised for themselves to make that process near impossible to execute. The people should have started doing this from the get-go, but should have especially demanded that Judge John Marshall be thrown out of SCOTUS. For 34 years that ratbag destroyed states' rights in favor of a strong central government, ruining Republicanism through injudicious review. We also find one of the greatest flaws in our Constitution - they didn't prescribe a way to quickly get ratbags out of the judiciary.
I know a lot of people didn't agree with Prop 8 in CA, but that's what the people wanted. It did not nullify domestic partnerships, just defined marriage. But as they did with Prop 22, the courts said the people can't create the laws by which they wish to be ruled.
That's what the real outcome of those decisions was about - not allowing the people self-government.
And yes, I do believe the marriage issue should be the sole decision of the churches and the government should be kept out of it, but the govt forced itself into the issue by making different taxation rules for marrieds and singles, and a whole host of other laws.

If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.
James Madison

I always love reading your

I always love reading your posts, Speedyman! Another keeper!!

If my need to be RIGHT is greater than my desire for TRUTH, then I will not recognize it when it arrives ~ Libertybelle

+ 1 for education Think

+ 1 for education

Think about it this way: Is it a better use of time to work on legislation for one or two bills or to educate the masses about everything liberty? Imagine a future when the general public will harshly disapprove the police for arresting people for victimless crimes.