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Why Do We Allow The Government To Disseminate False Information Dealing With Both Economic And Foreign Policy?

{Editor’s Note: This is the 29th installment of a series of articles attempting to address the 32 questions posed by Ron Paul in his recent farewell speech given in front of Congress. Check out the previous installment, “Why Does The Use of Religion To Promote A Social Gospel And Preemptive Wars Go Unchallenged?“ }

Lew Rockwell often gives the advice that “whatever the government says, believe the opposite”. Many will often take this as merely a sarcastic quip against the State. But the more time passes the more it becomes evident that Lew’s advice should be taken literally. From what we put in our bodies to how to keep us safe, government advice is often best ignored. This is because all information disseminated by the State is done so for one reason and one reason only – to preserve itself.

Whenever government releases information about something, you can be darn tootin’ that there is some sort of agenda behind it. Thusly, this information should be held with high suspicion. When we suddenly hear reports of “chemical weapons in Syria” at the same time the U.S. government is arming the Syrian rebels, we should be suspicious. Did we not see the same exact thing in the build up to the Iraq war? When a sudden drop in unemployment is announced during the heat of an election cycle, we should be suspicious. The government and the Federal Reserve are constantly cooking the books by changing the definitions of “inflation” and “employment” to suit their needs.

Of course, to suggest that those in government ever act in their own interest and have anything other than the welfare of the citizenry in mind quickly gets one labelled a “conspiracy theorist” and shipped off to Tin Foil Hatville in the minds of others. For the most part, despite significant evidence to the contrary, people generally believe what the government tells them.

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An appropriate post

While so much strange and faulty information is coming out regarding Sandy Hook.

*Advancing the Ideas of Liberty Daily*


The final, desperate argument of the statist.


older generations trust the institutions in the state, the younger generations are starting to see through the facade. Educating the youth is the key to a free future.