Social Engineering through Criminal Law (Ridgway K. Foley Jr.)
Thursday January 17th, 2013
Stealth defines the statist who seeks to channel all human conduct as he thinks best.
Such external human controls upon personal action represent the antithesis of liberty. This essay explicates a particularly surreptitious and dangerous means currently employed to dominate and command free men who attempt to act freely.
Contrary to the essential statist doctrine, men and women who believe in liberty consider human beings as purposive, acting individuals possessing an infinite web of motives and desires, drives and dreams. By our nature, then, we acting free beings want to choose and act individually as we assess our internal goals and personal values in light of the world surrounding us. Accordingly, we generally wish to make our own choices, and we dislike and distrust someone who seeks either to select for us or to foreclose our individual choice. The existence of this attribute requires the statist to employ deceit to achieve his goal of a complete command society. Hence, statists must lie, cheat, and steal. They must disguise their intentions by clever words and devious means. They must use such ploys because freedom-loving men and women will recoil and rebel at their illiberal schemes unless they are artfully camouflaged and charmingly packaged.