What Were The Five Most Liberty Destroying Actions?Submitted by Delete on Mon, 08/12/2013 - 08:37
My picks are the following.
1. Marbury v. Madison. The Federal Government determines if a Federal action is Constitutional. So, the Federal Government polices the Federal Government. Great idea -- for the Federal Government.
2. The Civil War and its aftermath. This is based on the premise that the war was not about slavery. The Civil War witnessed the destruction of states' rights, the suspension of habeus corpus and freedom of the press, the use of involuntary servitude through the draft, the murder of 50,000 Southern civilians by the Federal army, and military occupation and marial law during Reconstruction. Much more could be said about this.
3. The Federal Reserve Act of 1913. This is right out of Marx's Communist Manifesto. This private bank destroys wealth via inflation, creates debt, and finances wars of aggression.
4. The U.S. joined the United Nations in 1945. This misguided action continues to erode our sovereignty and involve us in endless wars and entangling alliances.
5. 9/11. This has led to an ever-increasing police state and continuous, undeclared, unconstitutional wars.