[Rushtalk] This is the answer to Quayle's question

Stephen A. Frye s.frye at verizon.net
Sat Nov 9 08:42:44 MST 2013



The article closes with "our salvation lies with doing".  What are you
doing, other than nothing?


You cite an article that calls us out to "do", yet you continuously tell us
that anything we do is useless, and that it's better to just do nothing.


I am so confused.


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JAQ always asks me to explain why voting is stupid, and I always answer the
But this article says what my tied tongue cannot. Read it and weep, and
don't forget to vote, even though you know, deep in your hearts, that it'll
do no good!



Abusive Government: The Good Guys Are NOT Coming To Save Us

<http://www.freemansperspective.com/author/freemansperspective/>  . Apr
23rd, 2013 
148 <http://www.freemansperspective.com/good-guys-not-coming-to-save-us/>  

 Abusive Government: The Good Guys Are NOT Coming To Save Us

A lot of Americans know that the US government is out of control. Anyone who
has cared enough to study the US Constitution
<http://www.freemansperspective.com/bill-of-rights/>  even a little knows
this. Still, very few of these people are taking any significant action, and
largely because of one error: They are waiting for "the good guys" to show
up and fix things.

Some think that certain groups of politicians will pull it together and fix
things, or that one magnificent politician
will ride in to fix things. Others think that certain members of the
military will step in and slap the politicians back into line. And, I'm sure
there are other variations.

There are several problems with this. I'll start with the small issues: 

1.	It doesn't happen. A lot of good people have latched on to one grand
possibility after another, waiting for a good guy to save the day, and it
just doesn't happen. Thousands of hours of reading, writing and waiting are
burned with each new "great light" who comes along with a promise
<http://www.freemansperspective.com/time-for-change/>  to run the system in
the "right" way, and give us liberty and truth. (Or whatever.) Lots of
decent folks grab on to one pleasant dream after another, only to end up
right back where they started. but poorer in time, energy and finances. 
2.	Hope is a scam. It's a dream of someday, somehow, getting something
for nothing. People who hope do not act - they wait
<http://www.freemansperspective.com/boiling-frogs/>  for other people to
act. Hope is a tool to neuter a natural opposition: they sit and hope, and
never act against you. Even the biblical meaning of hope is something more
like expectation (or sometimes waiting) than the modern use of hope. 
3.	Petitioning an abuser for compassion. The "good guys" are considered
to be a few people inside the abusive government.
<http://www.freemansperspective.com/government-against-the-people/>  But if
the good guys were really good, wouldn't they have dissociated themselves
with an abuser some time ago? By pleading for the good guys to rise up,
people are asking one sub-group of the abusers to save them from the rest of
the abusers. However, they all work for the same operation; they all get
paid out of the same offices; according to the same rulebook. And if the
good guys are so willing to turn against their employers, why would they
have waited until now? 
4.	Movies. We all grew up in the company of movie heroes who rode in at
the last minute to save the noble victims. From John Wayne to Star Trek to
Bruce Willis, the story line differs little. These are pleasant stories, of
course, but cinema is not reality, and hoping for it to become reality is
something that we should get over prior to adulthood. 

But, as I say, those are the smaller issues. Let's move on to the serious

The Magic System

A lot of Americans believe that the American "Founders" created a system
that automatically fixes itself. They talk about the "balance of powers,"
and think that it will always save them from a tyrant. The balanced powers
of the US Constitution, however, were trashed within fifteen years and
doubly-trashed just a century ago.

In the Constitution, the states balanced the power of the national
government (the one now in Washington, DC.) Not only did the states control
half of the legislature, but they decided if and how they would implement
the edicts of the national government
<http://www.freemansperspective.com/we-do-not-have-a-federal-government/> .
And that included deciding whether a law was constitutional or not.

This changed in 1803 with the Marbury v. Madison ruling. This ruling -
taught as a work of genius in American schools
<http://www.freemansperspective.com/hidden-history/>  - was a fraud against
the US Constitution. In it, the Supreme Court held that they understood the
Constitution better than James Madison, the man who wrote it!

But worse than even this, they held - with absolutely no basis - that it was
they who would decide what was constitutional or not. The states were tossed
aside. Even the sitting President of the United States, Thomas Jefferson
<http://www.freemansperspective.com/thomas-jefferson-failed/> , called it "a
very dangerous doctrine indeed, and one which would place us under the
despotism of an oligarchy."

Marbury's Judicial review (the Supremes ruling on constitutionality) merely
involves one branch of the national government providing a check on the
other branches of the national government. After Marbury, no one could check
the national government.

Washington DC was unleashed with Marbury v. Madison. What made it almighty
was the 17th Amendment of 1913, which took the powers of the states and
transferred them to Washington, by mandating the popular election of

With senators being elected directly by the populace, the states were
cut-out of the equation. In their place, political parties gained massive
power, and nearly all power was consolidated in the city of Washington.

And so it is today. Washington is an unfettered beast. The system will NOT
fix itself; the mechanisms to do that were lost a long time ago.

The Easy Way Out

Standing up against a beast like Washington DC is scary, to be sure.
Understandably, not many people want to do such a thing. But if the beast is
you, what other choice do you have? You can certainly avoid or evade the
beast, but we all know that the beast hurts people it catches avoiding it,
so the risk of doing this isn't zero either.

So, what <http://www.freemansperspective.com/productive-class/> 's a person
to do? They hate their abuse, but outright disobedience would be scary.
Unfortunately, many people have come up with a third option: Get someone
else to do it for you.

Lots of writers have done this, for example: Write flamboyantly about the
abuses people face and stir them to "rise up against the power." Fairly
seldom does the writer take big risks himself - he just stirs up others to
do the scary stuff.

Something very similar happens to basically moral people who don't want to
risk pain and suffering: they imagine good guys riding in to save them.

But, as I say, these are genuinely decent people, and they are willing to
take smaller risks to help the good guys: They will spend time and money
promoting them, and they will even accept name-calling in many cases. They
just don't want to become full-blown rebels and outcasts.

The result of this is predictable: abuse by the political class. If the
politicians show them a viable possibility every election cycle, they'll
keep voting their way forever. and the hero never really has to show up.

The Sad Truth

Let's just say it:

No one is going to ride in and save you. 

If you want things to get better, then YOU will have to make them better.
YOU will have to stand up and take the arrows, yourself. Liberty, at this
stage of human development, requires risk and pain. 

I trust that you will remember the end of Jesus' famous Sermon on the Mount:
That it is not those who call upon his name who will be saved, but only
those who DO the things he said.

Likewise in this situation, our only hope of salvation lies in DOING.

Paul Rosenberg
Abusive Government: The Good Guys Are NOT Coming To Save Us
FreemansPerspective.com <http://www.freemansperspective.com/> 

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