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Top 4 Government Perpetuated Myths

1. We are the government.
Nope. The government is made up of the law makers and the army of men and woman they employ to carry out their will. It is an entity that is separate and apart from society.

They claim the right to harm the individuals of society without legal consequence...with legal impunity. Think:if a congressman votes for a law that puts me out of business, can I bring a court action against him?

2. The government works for society.
Nope. The government GOVERNS society...and it is not obligated to you in any way.

3. The government represents the majority of society.
Nope. The total number of law makers is minuscule. It is their will that becomes binding on the whole of society.

4. Paying taxes is paying for government provided services.
Nope. The government takes money from whomever it wants, as it wants, and is not obligated to provide any services in return.
It only provides services as it pleases.(to buy loyalty, dependence, and infrastructure it desires.)

These myths are word games they've used to keep us from realizing a frightening truth. We are ruled...by a small number of people...who employ an army to forcefully carry out their will.

I am for individual liberty and believe the primary rule which should govern society as a whole is: Do not harm another.

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Regarding number 3

Congressmen, in particular, are supposed to represent their constituents in their district. Unfortunately, lobbyists and big money interests game the system by buying influence at all levels of government, something Ron Paul never allowed himself to be a part of. Regardless of their political affiliations, if we had 700 people with the integrity of Ron Paul running our government, it would be far more representative, in a balanced way, of all people and corporations/businesses.

With liberty and justice for all...who can afford it.

Right...

The idea was if the ruler comes from the masses then he will be more empathetic and therefore more compassionate towards the masses. As it turns out...not so much.

the people are not the

the people are not the citizens. they are the bloodline of the people who signed the Declaration. you elect representatives of the people but the people are not you.

what people...

are you referring to?

What are the allegories,

What are the allegories, similes or metaphors contained in these myths?

Wow

Finally someone puts it in a clean, short dissertation

Short dissertation?

I could be wrong, but that seems a bit oxymoronic to me.

Thank you

Thanks for that. I never know where I'll land when I release a paper like this, even among liberty lovers.

The biggest myth of them all:

That the guys in the gang named "government" have a moral right to rule the rest of us, and we have a moral obligation to obey their commands and threats (which they call "laws.") Without THIS myth, none of the rest would matter -- no one would regard "government" as legitimate.

That myth is what Larken Rose names "The Most Dangerous Superstition."

Recommended reading: The Most Dangerous Superstition, http://www.amazon.com/Most-Dangerous-Superstition-Larken-Ros...

devolved from...

a divine right.
So the logic has gone from:
God says you have to do what I say to...
The majority agrees that you have to do what I say.
Both are outright lies.

Yes, a dangerous superstition indeed.

We seem to be on the same page.

You will probably enjoy my review of Mr. Rose's book.

Recommended reading: The Most Dangerous Superstition, http://www.amazon.com/Most-Dangerous-Superstition-Larken-Ros...

I did enjoy your review...

And I enjoyed the book too :)

If I could

+ you up more than once I would. Spot on.

So here's an honorary bump
+10000000000000.....

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