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"Which Is Best : Government, Anarchy, Or Protectorate?" (By G. Edward Griffin)

An analysis by G. Edward Griffin of the video series entitled Statism Is Dead

© 2009 Updated 2009 July 15 by G. Edward Griffin

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I doubt the name would make

I doubt the name would make that much difference. What he describes is exactly the system we had in the constitution as it was originally...most of which are contained in article 2 section 8. Maybe I am wrong though...maybe a name change would help. I personally beleive the biggest mistake was life liberty and the pursuit of happiness instead of life liberty and property rights as it should have been...the pursuit of hapiness is redundant and serves no legal purpose.

It wouldn't have mattered.

It wouldn't have mattered. The govt thugs would have found other ways to justify their control.

You can't stop the growth of govt unless the population want's to stop it, and they don't.

I must be willing to give up what I am in order to become what I will be. Albert Einstein

I confess

I didn't read it (too drunk from the Super Bowl) but I'm assuming anarchy wins?

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Nope. :) Haha! ;)

Nope. :)

Haha! ;)

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"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

Oh we'll, guess that's and

Oh we'll, guess that's and I've got work to do!

Bump for a good read.

However, they are merely ideas and words. Ideas and words are powerful, indeed, but as we have seen in our history, it will take an entire generation to yield results.

Would it be easier to change our Republic, or work to restore it. I am not one to take the easy ways out, but it will depend on a generation to decide.

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

Refrigerators

In regard to your question about how long it might take, I would point you to the revolution of home, self-powered ice boxes replacing the central ice house supplied ones. In the beginning, the ice houses rebelled against the home units, saying that it was a fad and would never take off. Well, we know how that went, don't we. As soon as the people learned that they could plug in their box to an outlet and it would stay cold on it's own, the movement grew beyond the control of the centralized monopoly and they died off almost immediately. Their loss of business drove them under, leaving the remaining customers forced to purchase home units and the switchover was complete. History is replete with examples of this taking place. (1980's satellite TV industry almost did the same thing in 5 years except that 18" dishes (under a monopoly again) stopped this from completion.)

I contend that the name isn't so important at this point in history but the idea is indeed one which can put them out of business and force the remaining 'customers' to 'purchase a home unit'.

If we utilized our new-found inter-connectedness to eliminate all the societal functions which the mega-corporations and big banks perform, we can keep all that money in our hands. Doing that math to my best ability, I find that we would essentially return our dollar (i.e. our wages/hour worked) back to 1913 values. What would happen if we were suddenly all given a 400% raise and prices were cut in half? I doubt there would be much unemployment, retirement ages would plummet, vacation spending would soar, intra-family/friends lending would virtually replace banks and insurance and crime would plummet. As a result, don't you think that government bribery would drop in proportion? How does that all fit in with the protectorate discussion?

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I agree with you. He has a great point, but

I agree with you. He has a great point, but I feel like it's a bit late to nitpick on "government" vs. "protectorate", now... :/

Or way, way too early, still.

Maybe our kids...

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It could happen faster than one might think

See my other comment.

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Yes, but we also need to reinstate actual caring for language

Yes, but we also need to reinstate actual caring (from people) for language. A lot of the confusion on concepts, right vs. wrong, collectivism vs. individualism, true wealth vs. credit, fiat money vs. real currencies, etc. seemingly came from the people's neglect of the importance of language - no wonder how corrupt politicians and cold blooded statists could take over eventually: playing (betraying) with language is maybe the only thing in which they excel.

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Very good insight. Love it!