Our government can't and won't save us from anything

Posted 2/27/18

Conservativism can't save us.

Republican voters got what they wanted. A strongman to take back the country and fix the financial and social mess caused by Obama and the progressives.

To celebrate, the Republican-controlled House, Senate and …

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Our government can't and won't save us from anything

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Conservativism can't save us.

Republican voters got what they wanted. A strongman to take back the country and fix the financial and social mess caused by Obama and the progressives.

To celebrate, the Republican-controlled House, Senate and presidency passed an even bigger budget and achieved nothing socially. While the media is busy picking apart Trump, I place the blame squarely on the shoulders of the voters, both Democrat and Republican.

You elect politicians with an R or D after their name and expect them to go to Washington and save the country when in fact they are different sides of the same authoritarian coin. Nothing changes except more regulations, more debt and more war.

The state consumes more and more resources, and despite what some believe, it does not produce anything. The resources it consumes is your money! And by consume I mean steal. It takes a portion of your income before you get it. If you don't pay it, they take it by force. That's theft. I didn't agree to pay for a 17-year war in Afghanistan or Social Security or funding for arts or health care for anyone else.

Here is an idea. Cut defense spending to what is necessary for defense of America. Stop trying to police the world and spread democracy through bombs. It doesn't work. Make Social Security optional. End welfare programs and turn it over to private organizations like churches. They are more efficient, and they have incentive to help people improve their lives and become self-sufficient, unlike government. Repeal the income tax. Let people keep what they earn. Americans are generous and will not let their neighbor go hungry. Finally, stop pretending like a conservative or a Democrat will save us. Government can't, and it won't.

"The state is that organization in society which attempts to maintain a monopoly of the use of force and violence in a given territorial are; in particular, it is the only organization in society that obtains its revenue not by voluntary contribution or payment for services rendered but by coercion" - Murray N. Rothbard, Anatomy of the State

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