No. Disobey Dictators? Yes.
by Scott Lazarowitz: Repeal
Socialism in Immigration, Employment, and Drugs
As a result
of the Federal Reserve’s inflation and the intrusions inflicted
against others by Washington’s reactionary statists, we are seeing
mass protests and riots across Europe, revolutions in the Middle
East, and, in the U.S., the makings for a new extended period of
civil unrest. Sadly, some people in the U.S. have been calling for
"revolution," and they don’t mean a revolution of ideas
and principles, as Ron Paul has been communicating.
many of the people who call for "revolution" in America
are referring to the use of violence, either directly by mobs and
rioting or indirectly by way of government-imposed and police-enforced
legislation and regulations. Some are calling for the strengthening
of the government’s armed power to take more from the "haves"
to give more to the "have-nots."
revolutionary wannabes do not seem to understand the morality of
the individual’s right to own one’s own life, labor, property and
contracts. The revolutionaries of the Left love the redistribution
extremism of their beloved Obama, but need to be educated in the
ideas of Rothbardian ethics
Then they might better understand that the real, honest and effective
revolution will be one of ideas, nullification and secession, and
should also include making the criminals of government accountable
under the rule of law.
Now, by "disobeying
dictators," I am not advocating violence, but only that people
live their lives as they see fit, as long as they do not intrude
on anyone else’s equal right to do the same with their lives. So
there comes a time when civil disobedience is in order. By civil
disobedience, I mean acting in defiance of government-imposed rules
and dictates that have nothing to do with protecting life, liberty
and property. This includes individual- or state-nullification of
federal orders. I believe in the Non-Aggression
Principle and oppose the use of aggression as an initiated means
toward an end.
has been a lot of talk about how America is quickly becoming a police
state and a dictatorship. The Federal Reserve continues to cause
price and food inflation. The federal military bureaucracy continues
to provoke foreigners to act against innocent Americans and other
Westerners. Various government-monopolized police agencies – federal,
state, and local – are out of control, as many agents now are murdering,
wounding, trespassing and searching innocent people and criminally
breaking into and destroying their property. There has been too
much Nazi-like zeal to "enforce" the very bad laws and
policies that ignorant, corrupt public officials are ramming down
our throats. These politicians and bureaucrats, and their armed
agents, are criminally ruining America, and it has to stop.
Like in the
Soviet Union, Obama’s government-controlled medical scheme will
not only be harmful medically, but the increasing police state we
are experiencing will be used to enforce the controls, and also
will be used against
individuals who show dissent from the government’s authoritarian
We The People
don’t need all that, and we don’t want it. We want freedom and peace.
(At least I do.)
Now, what would
happen if doctor’s offices, hospitals, medical equipment manufacturers,
drug and supplement makers, and insurers
just decided to do their business with their consumers – honestly
and peacefully, and without aggression or fraud – and totally ignore
federal regulations, mandates, fees, licensure laws and other intrusions?
Frankly, those intrusions’ only real purpose is to protect established
physicians and businesses’ profits from prospective competitors
and start-ups. (The medical establishment was already
corrupt well before ObamaCare.)
involved in the relationships between doctors or other medical providers
and patients, or between insurers and patients, are private
contracts, and third parties such as government bureaucrats sticking
their big noses into those private contracts are committing acts
of criminality, of trespassing, in my opinion.
Acts of nullification
are necessary for Americans to be better served in their medical
needs. With freedom, the
consumers would determine what is needed, not the government, and
the producers would serve the consumers – quality of medical care
would then rise and the prices would fall.
And what would
happen if, by chance, Ron Paul were elected president and immediately
ordered closed all U.S. military bases that have been trespassing
on foreign lands, and ordered U.S. government and military personnel
to return to the U.S. and to that dreaded private sector? This,
of course, would also coincide with individual and corporate income
taxes being eliminated, thus incentivizing U.S. businesses to expand
and invest considerably, and inspiring and encouraging Americans
to start new businesses without fear of being punished by the feds.
Such huge economic expansion would create new real jobs, including
for those returning military personnel. (Perhaps the U.S. ought
to do this anyway, whether or not Dr. Paul is elected, and despite
the objections of the parasitic defense contractors and their socialist,
central planning elitist neocons in Washington.)
For those who
are worried about America’s access to all that important oil from
the Middle East, people in the various American states need to nullify
and ignore federal energy-related and environmental regulations
and restrictions, and explore their own lands and drill for and
make use of any oil and gas that they have a God-given right to
make use of. If the federal bureaucrats don’t like it, we can provide
a suggestion box for them somewhere near the local bar, where many
of them tend to frequent.
bureaucrats’ regressive attacks on domestic natural resource exploration
– supposedly based on "environmental protection" – during
the Gulf oil spill last year, President Obama used the force of
the federal government to prevent Louisiana Gov. Bobby
Jindal from building berms to protect his state’s coast from
the oil spill. In my opinion, the Obama Administration was acting
criminally obstructive of Louisiana’s right to be protected from
an imminent environmental disaster, and I believe that officials,
including Obama, should have been criminally charged and
The same goes
for those congressmen and senators who impose their ignorant, anti-progress
extremism on people, such as by banning certain light bulbs and
forcing everyone to use more dangerous, hazardous, poisonous light
bulbs. These public officials are committing far worse crimes than
just those of public nuisance or even trespass. These public officials
imposing dangerous health hazards on the rest of us, either with
light bulbs or by degrading the quality of medical care, should
be criminally charged with reckless endangerment. I think it may
be the only way for the people to fight back against these hooligans
would happen if local communities de-monopolized the work of community
policing, and started their own competitive policing agencies, all
required to be accountable under the rule of law? Currently, the
people of American cities and towns obediently and passively allow
their government-monopolized police force to be above the law, and
thus have paved the way toward the current situation of criminal
violence committed by police against innocent people. And, rather
than the people having the right and the freedom to videotape
police actions, they are punished for it, while it is
the monopolized police who have the power to keep surveillance on
the people and invade their privacy and trespass on their property
As Judge Napolitano
of course we have a
right to videotape police in public places. One very important
purpose of cell phone cameras and YouTube is to show the reality
of what happens when a society allows community policing to be monopolized
by the government: the inevitable lawbreaking and abuse by the police
need to reverse this Nazi-style police state and decentralize and
de-monopolize community policing with open and free competition.
need to start such enterprises whether or not they get approval
from any local, state or federal bureaucrat. If such bureaucrats
and government-monopolists don’t like it, tell them to put a note
in the suggestion box in the local Dunkin’ Donuts, and we’ll get
back to them.
by "rule of law," I mean a structure of society in which
no one is above the law, no acts of theft or fraud are permitted,
no trespassing and no acts of initiated physical aggression are
allowed. And that means no police may be above the law or have any
authority over anyone else! And the right of the individual to self-defense,
including the right to possess the means of self-defense, shall
NOT be infringed.
Hoppe has noted,
security firms and insurers would reward armed clients.
restrictions on these rights to self-defense are a threat to everyone’s
safety. For example, the people of Chicago have a right to defend
themselves against the "wilding"
youths, and they really had better start protecting themselves,
because their government-monopolized police agents sure as hell
aren’t going to protect them. (Not when they’re too busy policing
Dunkin’ Donuts, they’re not.)
Also, the people
need to start private schools and home schools, and ignore government
regulations and restrictions in that area, too. The government-controlled
schools and colleges are now the statists’ places of socializing
experimentation and political indoctrination centers. We are now
seeing the education
Gestapo breaking into people’s homes and kidnapping them, because
of student loan default or fraud. Because of the indoctrination
of state-worship now in America, education is a much more totalitarian
enterprise, to enrich the government employees and to strengthen
the power of the government bureaucrat. Soon, we should expect S.W.A.T.
teams enforcing local truancy laws.
No, it is time
that the people ignore the State and just educate their kids as
they see fit. If the government’s education Nazis don’t like the
people taking control of their kids’ own education, tell them to
put a note in the suggestion box located in the local school’s air-conditioned
television studio and media center complex (or the school’s air-conditioned
All the laws,
regulations, intrusive policies and Nazi police procedures we have
now in America, including in medical care, energy, the totalitarian
PATRIOT Act, and so forth, are acts of positive
legislative law, and not of natural law, or the rule of law that
coincides with our inalienable rights to life, liberty and property.
These government and police intrusions undermine the rule
of law, and are the basis for how government bureaucrats and their
hired guns, the police, have become criminals.
And as we have
seen with so many court decisions approving of police violence and
striking down inalienable rights to life, liberty and property,
and the government-monopolized judicial system do not protect us.
a revolution of violence, the only real way to restore freedom in
America is by disobeying the dictators, through nullification and
civil disobedience, and criminally charging public officials who
are committing the real crimes of society.
June 14, 2011
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