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Letters to the Editor • Propaganda

It’s The “People” Not The “Government” That Spoils The System

I am appalled when angry critics make an "enemy" of the Government. This misdirection of anger is a wasteful exercise of many Libertarians’ energy that we are sadly witnessing, at least here in this website if not all over the Internet .

The Government is a permanent fixture of our democratic society. It is the invisible replica of our body politicks. It’s existence is absolutely imperative to our kind of democracy which is not only undeniable, but also unassailable, and indestructible.

When angry revolutionaries cry their heart out to get rid of a "faulty" Government, they are actually referring to the people that run the Government. These are "legislators, administrators, and arbitrators in the administrative bureaucracy who control a State at a given time, and to the system of government by which they are organized." [1]

It is through these "people" that the "policy" of the State is enforced. The gubernare [Latin] is the mechanism of the State which together is immutable in our way of life.

We can always get rid of these "people" in many constitutional ways, i.e, through the ballot and recall, but not the Government and the State that comprise the System. We cannot abolish the State or the Government. For us to do it is to change the System, and to change the System is to change our democratic way of life that we know today, say, from Democracy to absolute Dictatorship or to a Communist way of life. Perhaps only the Left or the enemy within would want this physical as well as ideological transformation as badly as their furious anti-government outrage and the seriousness of their anti-State wrath indicate.

Ergo, it is not the System that deserves the sword but the evil "people" that under our courts of law have to be sent to the gallows.

However, our Justice System has also some flaws. For example, in this land’s court of last resort – the U.S. Supreme Court – Justices are appointed by a partisan Chief Executive, the President of the United States who is the titular head of either the Democratic Party or the Republican Party, and confirmed by a partisan Congress. Under this situation, being grateful to their benefactors, is the Justices’ human weakness, not their strength of character.

Thus the "Liberal" and "Conservative" members of the nation’s highest bench, most often than not, come out with what is known as a "political" decision that favors their partisan inclination. It is a very much fractured dispensation of justice.

Through constitutional amendments we can mend this broken part of our Justice System, short of destroying or sans abolishing the entire Justice System, which only the enemy within, in their dream, would like to see happen within their lifetime.

So take stock of it – it is the "people", not the Government that spoils the System. We can always live a better life if our national energy is not wasted by misdirecting it to something which is not.

Bakadude

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10 Comments in Response to

Comment by Anonymous
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H. Skip Robinson: Understand the issue. If the clear meaning of It’s The "People" Not The "Government" That Spoils The System skipped you, then I cannot waste my time with you.

Your intervention is senseless. Like what you said, "Government often times, the higher up they are, also gives them protection…." No sense. What are you attempting to say?

Organize your thoughts first, then say it clearly. I have already stated that bad people running the Government or people in the Government, spoil the System.

I want you to wake yourself up. Confucius says that he who does not understand is the only foolish one who likes to fool himself!

Comment by H. Skip Robinson
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Bakadude, Government legalizes the force of taxation i.e. theft and coercion and regulation i.e. monetary fees and fines.  You don't understand that or do you not want to beleive it? Why do you think that there are so many corrupt people in government.  Why do you think these type people gravitate towards government. Government often times, the higher up they are, also gives them protection against their indiscretions, as their cronies are also a part of the same system. The Judges protect the politicans and bureaucracy as they institute the unconstitutional legalized force against the Citizens and the the Judges also protect the other Judges from being prosecuted for aiding and abetting in the potection of one another. Wake up my friend.     

Comment by Anonymous
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 It’s The “People” Not The “Government” That Spoils The System

Letter Written by: bakadude
Date of Letter: 2011-08-05
Subject: Propaganda

I am appalled when angry critics make an "enemy" of the Government. This misdirection of anger is a wasteful exercise of many Libertarians’ energy that we are sadly witnessing, at least here in this website if not all over the Internet .

The Government is a permanent fixture of our democratic society. It is the invisible replica of our body politicks. It’s existence is absolutely imperative to our kind of democracy which is not only undeniable, but also unassailable, and indestructible.

When angry revolutionaries cry their heart out to get rid of a "faulty" Government, they are actually referring to the people that run the Government. These are "legislators, administrators, and arbitrators in the administrative bureaucracy who control a State at a given time, and to the system of government by which they are organized." [1]

It is through these "people" that the "policy" of the State is enforced. The gubernare [Latin] is the mechanism of the State which together is immutable in our way of life.

We can always get rid of these "people" in many constitutional ways, i.e, through the ballot and recall, but not the Government and the State that comprise the System. We cannot abolish the State or the Government. For us to do it is to change the System, and to change the System is to change our democratic way of life that we know today, say, from Democracy to absolute Dictatorship or to a Communist way of life. Perhaps only the Left or the enemy within would want this physical as well as ideological transformation as badly as their furious anti-government outrage and the seriousness of their anti-State wrath indicate.

Ergo, it is not the System that deserves the sword but the evil "people" that under our courts of law have to be sent to the gallows.

However, our Justice System has also some flaws. For example, in this land’s court of last resort – the U.S. Supreme Court – Justices are appointed by a partisan Chief Executive, the President of the United States who is the titular head of either the Democratic Party or the Republican Party, and confirmed by a partisan Congress. Under this situation, being grateful to their benefactors, is the Justices’ human weakness, not their strength of character.

Thus the "Liberal" and "Conservative" members of the nation’s highest bench, most often than not, come out with what is known as a "political" decision that favors their partisan inclination. It is a very much fractured dispensation of justice.

Through constitutional amendments we can mend this broken part of our Justice System, short of destroying or sans abolishing the entire Justice System, which only the enemy within, in their dream, would like to see happen within their lifetime.

So take stock of it – it is the "people", not the Government that spoils the System. We can always live a better life if our national energy is not wasted by misdirecting it to something which is not.

Bakadude

Comment by Anonymous
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"Freedom Good,... Government Bad Bad Bad" – Ernie. No, the "people" running the Government -- not the Government -- are bad, bad, bad! These "people" come and go – the Government doesn’t. Elementary …

"What is the difference between a government and a regime?" stupidamerkin. Like a mortgaged house and a home. The banks can foreclose the house. No bank can foreclose a home. A home is not always in a house, but a house can be a home.

Stupidamerkin, thanks for your brainy question, which gave me the opportunity to explain for the benefit of our readers.

Pure Trust – I always like you when you are cynical – a little bit raw, but nonetheless witty. We can use brains like that for constructive criticism to create a better society.

The only thing I might add is a little touch of refinement to distinguish the difference between the Government and the "people" running the Government.

The "people" in the Government are animate, the Government, inanimate. Since the Government is inanimate, it can never be The Master. Only the animate power that runs it in flesh and blood, the "people", can be The Master, which could be the ugly animation of selfish human desires, wants and greed! These are the bad, bad, bad ones we change on a regular basis.

So, Pure Trust, it is like the school bus that goes to school every day, and the driver… one driver today, another tomorrow – but the same bus.

And also, please understand that Larkin and Bakadude, are like oil and water. Larkin is a "guru" of violence that convinces people the likes of Jared Lee Loughner, Ted Kaczynski, the Unabomber, Timothy McVeigh and their tribe to shoot cops and assassinate politicians, and bomb government buildings. In the opposite side, Bakadude is Larkin’s worst nightmare.

As to the rest of the comments – no "brainer" …it is just a waste of Bakadude’s time in a very busy day.

Comment by Ed Price
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This is really good. And it is a GREAT moment in history.

The people want a master. It is so true. In fact, they want a master so badly that they force one into being - Government. The few among the people who recognize what is going on, step up to the plate, and become the master.

So it is the people who use their God given masterly and masterful abilities to make a master for themselves, and then step down from the master position.

Why is this a great moment in history? Larken and bakadude finally agreed on something (sort of)!
 

Comment by Stupid Amerkin
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 Government? What is the difference between a government and a regime?

Comment by Larken Rose
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Hey, if I sort of squint at all the state-worshiping banter, I can almost agree with... well, some of this. Ultimately, the crooks in office are not the problem. The delusional BELIEF in the mythical, magical, superhuman deity called "government"--a belief vigorously espoused by "bakadude"--is the problem. The people wanted a master, and hoped it would be kind, and wise, and generous, and just. The only part of that that makes any difference is, THEY WANTED A MASTER. From then on, it was all downhill. The fact that they wanted a master to "serve" and "protect" them just shows how delusional people are.

Comment by Nick Barnett
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"When angry revolutionaries cry their heart out to get rid of a "faulty" Government, they are actually referring to the people that run the Government". Do you have evidence of this from within inside my brain? If so, please share. Until then, when I speak of 'faulty government' I'm speaking of the system as well as the tyrants occupying the system. Replacing the tyrants with do-gooders is not acceptable. The whole apparatus has to go. 

Comment by Ed Vallejo
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 You're missing quite a few 'bad's there, Ernie!

Baka - I'm really curious as to what you 'do' for a 'living'?  Could you enlighten us, please?

Comment by Ernest Hancock
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"Freedom Good,... Government Bad Bad Bad"



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