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Analysis posted Sep 18 2010, 5:08 PM Category: Commentary Source: InformationLiberation Print

The Government is Nothing More than a Gang of Thugs in Costume

Chris | InformationLiberation

Lots of people hold the delusional idea in their mind the government is somehow legitimate. They see the pillars and statues of government buildings and think it's some sort of physical entity with all sorts of "powers" unto itself.

In reality, the government is hardly different than a bunch of children playing dress up.

Putting on a cop uniform doesn't give you the power to violate some stranger's rights anymore than putting on a vampire costume gives you eternal life and fangs.

Government as a whole is nothing more than a collection of serial rights violators who believe themselves to have some super-human right to go around telling people what to do and threatening them if they don't comply.

Their justifications?

Some strangers voted for them to do it, or some strangers wrote some nonsense on a piece of paper and that gives them the right to tell you what to do.

Sorry, but that is just not going to fly. Simply that people bow before them and act as though their rule is legitimate counts for nothing.

No doubt if some savage in the woods came upon a child in a vampire costume he would probably assume the child was some sort of vampire and that was "just the way things are." Same goes for everyone in our society who was born into this particular system where one group claims the right to violate the rights of others. They have costumes on, so therefor they must have some authority, right?

It's about time people woke up and stopping believing in this utter delusion. The only thing separating you from the government is the costumes they wear and the guns they brandish. Just because they violate people's rights every hour of every day doesn't mean we have to endow them with some aura of legitimacy. If the government does not have the consent of the governed, they're nothing more than a gang of thugs.

Once people recognize this fact we can start creating a civil society in which no group harbors the imaginary right to violate the rights of others.
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Chris is an anarcho-capitalist and voluntarist who runs the website InformationLiberation.com, you can contact him here. You can read more of his commentary here.





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Anonymous

Posted: Dec 26 2010, 12:52 PM

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7199 If the United States truly turned into a facist police state,you wouldn't be able to read this stuff on the internet.
Anonymous

Posted: Mar 18 2012, 8:16 AM

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6761 AND AGAIN SOME OF THIS IS SO BUT IS EXAGGERATED BY DRUGGIES AS WELL, THEIR THE ONLY ONES WHO FUSS ABOUT THE POLICE LOL
obvious obama lover

Posted: Jan 28 2013, 8:39 PM

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68107 your're communism is obvious and its also obivously your a obama voter.

get out of america if you cant respect are government which is the best in the world for reasons you're to ignorent perceve.
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Posted: Dec 08 2013, 6:28 PM

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67142 This is the dumbest thing either u broke the law before or ur high
Sunyata

Posted: Aug 26 2014, 2:13 AM

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90207 The government is filled with selfish greedy people.

Because people that are not selfish would not hurt others for personal gain, they never coerce their way into power and so never gain power. So the people that end up with power are some of the most contemptuous people alive, certain dictators for example. The ones that should have power are the kind people, but not because everyone is afraid that if they don't do as they are told then they will be harmed or imprisoned. They will be followed because they're advice is accepted and desired.

Instead of extorting the public into paying taxes with the threat of losing their livelihoods, taxes would be charity, the leader would ask for funds for some project and people would give voluntarily if they wished to see the project succeed.

Finally, if all the people under a government stopped paying taxes at the same time, the government would immediately begin to dissolve. Many believe that anarchy would lead to chaos on the streets because there would be no consequences to law breaking, but the kind of people that commit crimes, generally greedy and/or desperate people, are in the government anyway. They can already commit crimes without consequences, like racketeering from millions of people who are too afraid and powerless to defend themselves against the might of a national organisation.
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