Does Anybody Really Know What Government Is ?

“If physical force is to be barred from social relationships, men need an institution charged with the task of protecting their rights under an objective code of rules.

This is the task of a government—of a proper government—its basic task, its only moral justification and the reason why men do need a government.

A government is the means of placing the retaliatory use of physical force under objective control—i.e., under objectively defined laws …”

“… The only proper purpose of a government is to protect man’s rights, which means: to protect him from physical violence. A proper government is only a policeman, acting as an agent of man’s self-defense, and, as such, may resort to force only against those who start the use of force. The only proper functions of a government are: the police, to protect you from criminals; the army, to protect you from foreign invaders; and the courts, to protect your property and contracts from breach or fraud by others, to settle disputes by rational rules, according to objective law. But a government that initiates the employment of force against men who had forced no one, the employment of armed compulsion against disarmed victims, is a nightmare infernal machine designed to annihilate morality: such a government reverses its only moral purpose and switches from the role of protector to the role of man’s deadliest enemy, from the role of policeman to the role of a criminal vested with the right to the wielding of violence against victims deprived of the right of self-defense. Such a government substitutes for morality the following rule of social conduct: you may do whatever you please to your neighbor, provided your gang is bigger than his.”

— Ayn Rand, author of “The Fountainhead” and “Atlas Shrugged”

Today’s government (both parties, especially the DemComs) are NOTHING like what Rand described, nor what America’s founders envisioned.

Today’s government is a glorified, legalized gang of mobsters — who grow fat, rich and old (none of them seem to die) as parasites on what’s left of the productive public (rich or poor, the productive are now a minority in our floundering culture).

Sad. So sad. It never had to be, and America was once such an admirable place compared to now.

Voting won’t resolve the problem. Voting has to do with the officials in the government — and the government is way too far gone. It’s rotten to the core. Donald Trump’s unsuccessful attempt to contain the politicians and bureaucrats only made them worse, in the end. It’s like stirring up a rattlesnake without the proper poison to swiftly destroy it.

Sure, vote. It might make you feel better. The mobsters will still be in charge, either way. Until more of us become good people– self-responsible, active, rational, honest, liberty-loving people — nothing will change. We must not look in futility for politicians to rescue us. That’s not what government is for. First, we’ve got to rescue ourselves.

Michael J. Hurd, Daily Dose of Reason

New Deal for Government

  • Here’s the New Deal for Government:
  • 1.) No one shall work in government without first working in the private sector for ten years. This qualification proves you know how to work and have a modicum of intelligence.

  • 2.) No one shall work in government for more than twelve years during their lifetime. This is inclusive of service in local state, federal and tribal government. This provision makes it difficult for an administrative state from becoming established and insured that government employment shall never be a career.

  • 3.) No one shall be employed by government while another direct family member is concurrently employed by government. This ensures that there is no nepotism, either direct or indirect.

  • 4.) No one shall be employed by a government contractor, lobbyist firm, or nongovernmental organization, or other organization that receives tax dollars or grants, including education institutions for a period of five years prior or after employment with government. This stops the tentacles of an administrative state from establishing itself externally to government.

  • 5.) Public service unions shall be illegal. This provision stops tax dollars which are paid to government employees to be used to advocate against the tax payers.

  • 6.) All employment in government shall be “at will”. This allows any government employee to be fired.

  • 7.) Civil Service and Executive Service shall be abolished. These are failed constructs that lead to an administrative state. Current government employee pay schedules shall be abolished.
  • Government employee salaries shall be determined by Congress and shall not exceed the average public sector equivalents when available. This aligns government pay with the private sector.
  • 8.) All government employees are prohibited to receive any gifts from businesses, NGOs, lobbying firms, or government contractors during government employment and for a period of five years prior and after government employment. This stops undue influence of government employees.

  • 9.) All laws shall that apply to citizens shall apply to all government employees and government organizations. This ensures that there is equal application of laws.

  • 10.) There shall be no pension or government sponsored retirement plans. This stops government employees from enriching themselves. Government employees may have Individual Retirement Accounts that comply with the next provision.

  • 11.) Government employee investments shall be limited to broad based “funds” that are consist solely of American based public businesses. Government employees shall be prohibited from purchasing and holding individual stocks, commodities, futures, options, currencies, any derivative, bonds and treasuries during government service and for a period of one year after government service and must be sold prior to government service. This provision stops unequal treatment of businesses by government employees and government policies while stopping government employees enriching themselves.

  • 12.) All government employees that work with in a failed government program shall be immediately terminated upon receipt of a non-compliant annual program review to Congress. This provision requires that all government programs and organizations must be formed with a schedule of measurable goals and objectives for all government programs and organizations to be attached to legislation that establish government programs and organizations created and specified solely by Congress. This provision stops failed government programs from persisting and limits the impact of fruitless employment of government employees. In short, it a protection for government employees and tax payers alike.
  • The consequences of the provisions will probably create a shortage of government employees and restrict the growth of government. Tough schiff.This is my morning thought and writing exercise. I’m sure there is room for improvement.

Why does Government Always Fail US?

Why is it that a major airplane crash gets so much press coverage? The main reason is that it is so rare. A century ago, flying in an airplane was very risky; now there is almost no way you can spend your time in greater safety. Why this remarkable change?

Early on, those in the airline industry realized that to greatly increase the number of potential passengers, they had to change the perception that flying in a little metal tube far above the earth was dangerous. To change the perception, they changed the reality. Whenever there was a crash, or even a failure of an aircraft part or system, government and industry experts spent the necessary time and money to find out why, and then made the necessary corrections so it would not happen again. Decades of failure identification and then mitigation have resulted in the safest transportation system ever devised by man.

Contrast this model with failure in government. Government failures, starting with war, public health, crime, the economy and almost everything else the government touches continue on and on with endless empty promises from the political class that “we are never going to let this happen again.”

Airplane pilots and mechanics undergo rigorous training before being given responsibilities for people’s lives — and their knowledge, skills and health are monitored and evaluated on a regular basis. There are numerous procedures to identify potential problems with key personnel and aircraft parts and systems to make sure action is taken before a tragedy occurs.

There are no 80-year-old pilots in commercial aviation for good reason. We retire senior military officers from direct line command after so many years because they tend to lose their sharpness, among other things, yet we have no age limit or test of cognitive skills for the commanders-in-chief.

Businesses normally hire, promote or fire people on the basis of the expertise they bring to the job and their ability to fulfill the goals of the company. Only in government are people routinely hired for their political connections rather than their expertise or demonstrated past accomplishments. The result is the U.S. now has a secretary of energy who appears to know little about energy or even understands the laws of supply and demand. The Secretary of Transportation seems to know little about transportation, nor does he have any background in the field. Similar comments can be made about many other members of the Biden Cabinet.

Part of the problem is the incentive structure where people are often rewarded more for saying what those in political control want them to say, rather than what good theory and data would indicate. The Fed is supposed to be independent, but often Fed chairs — and other members and even staff — are bullied by presidents, members of Congress and even editorial writers, leading them to make erroneous inflation and other economic forecasts. If the Fed got out of the forecast business and instead used the mean projections of leading private sector forecasters who have good track records, performance — and policy — would likely be improved.

Government agencies often suffer from mission creep, leading them to intrude into areas where they have no or little expertise while decreasing their focus on the core mission. The Fed was originally established to ensure price stability, and then creating full employment was added to their mandate — even though the goal of price stability can conflict with the goal of full employment. Now, the Biden administration has added environmental sustainability and worker diversity to the Fed’s task — not only for its own actions but for those it regulates. These additions are both vague and subjective.

The Securities and Exchange Commission has just announced that all businesses that it regulates must now prepare reports to explain the environmental impact of all of its various activities. This may well double or more the costs of businesses complying with SEC mandates. The new mandate is not explicitly based on congressional delegation of authority to the SEC, nor does it contain any commonly agreed-upon methodology for such reporting.

Fortunately, there is hope for improvement. The Supreme Court has just ruled that the EPA was not given the authority by Congress to regulate all CO2 emissions.

One major way to improve government governance is for Congress to make the dozens of administrative agencies that have acted like independent authoritarian governments strictly limited in mission to only what Congress has explicitly granted. And that these agencies can no longer serve as prosecutor, jury and judge for alleged offenses that those they regulate may or may not have committed.

If people are discriminated against because of gender, sexual preference, race, national origin or religion and they have less liberty than many of their fellow citizens, they may seek redress. Likewise, if a government imposes financial restrictions or financial reporting requirements on certain citizens but not all, they have lost some of their liberty — particularly if the restriction is not based upon competent cost-benefit analysis, which is also true if a government restriction interferes with a fundamental right explicit in the Constitution.

Governments increasingly employ diversity officers. Is it not equally important for governments to employ “liberty protection officers” — to help restrain the excesses of government employees and agencies?

• Richard W. Rahn is chair of the Institute for Global Economic Growth and MCon LLC.

Don’t Get Rid of Guns. Get Rid of the GOVERNMENT.

Gun owners: JUST IGNORE any gun control legislation. Our rulers are EVIL and LAWLESS.


Secure the schools? Better idea: DEFUND THE SCHOOLS. Private schools are not killing fields; only government-run schools are.


President Joe Biden’s approval rating with Hispanic Americans has plummeted to just 24 percent, a new Quinnipiac Poll finds.
So what? So long as we have subjective mail-in voting and a media so dishonest it would make the Soviets and the Maoists blush, we will not have any change.

None of us can do anything about election fraud. But millions of us do have the power TO IGNORE THE WILL OF THIS GOVERNMENT. Just ignore them. Bring the whole rotten system down by refusing to participate in it.

Michael J. Hurd, Daily Dose of Reason

Government, Virtue, and Education

We institute government, the Declaration says, to secure our unalienable rights; among them is the pursuit of happiness. Elaborating upon this straightforward idea, the Preamble to the Constitution informs us that our government is to “establish Justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare and secure the Blessings of Liberty”

So government has a role, a duty to ‘promote the general welfare.’ While there is certainly an element of ambiguity to the term, it cannot be far from the duty of our lawmakers to seek the betterment, the continual improvement of the civil society upon which all republics depend.

To this end, our national government is charged with promoting personal and public virtue. This isn’t to say the Framers envisioned morality police of any sort. In fact, at the federal convention they specifically rejected an enumeration of national sumptuary laws.

But the necessity of virtue in a republic was regarded as a precondition for happiness. Pennsylvania delegate James Wilson to the 1787 federal convention: “The cultivation and improvement of the human mind is the most noble object of government.” Thomas Jefferson wrote: “I look to the diffusion of light and education as the resource to be relied upon for . . . promoting the virtue and advancing the happiness of man.” From the Northwest Ordinance passed by the Confederation congress in 1787 a few months before completion of the Constitution: “Religion, morality, and knowledge, being necessary to good government and the happiness of mankind, schools and the means of education shall forever be encouraged.”

It was precisely to facilitate the wise selection of representatives that Thomas Jefferson again and again emphasized the importance of educating the people and of fostering a way of life conducive to the development of a virtuous citizenry. The government envisioned by the statesmen of the American Revolution would have, as its highest end, the education of an enlightened body of citizens. A people covetous of liberty would keep free government.

Unfortunately, this all-important duty of government lasted little longer than the age of John Dewey. The Left understands that just as the easiest way to topple a building over time is to undermine its foundation, the slow, continuing corruption of American civil society is certain to one day collapse the republic. To undermine society, soil the education of the young. In his enormously destructive An Economic Interpretation of the United States Constitution (1913), the historian Charles Beard questioned the Framers’ intentions, and left the reader wondering if the federal convention of 1787 was nothing more than a collection of self-serving, evil capitalists. Beard’s book inaugurated an academic open hunting season on our founding principles.

Subsequent Leftists conquered K-12 teachers unions, and the dues from these unions were so successful in electing Democrats, they were rewarded with an agency of their own, the loathsome Department of Education.

Rather than uplift students, rather than inculcate the fundamental values of the Declaration and Constitution, modern education works toward the degradation of mind and spirit. Heather has Two Mommies, moral relativism, math and reading fads, Common Core, ridicule and prohibition of Christianity, all illustrate an appeal to the worst of our nature.

This devastation to the foundation of the American republic did not rise up from the people. There has never been a movement to “Make my kid stupid and raise my school taxes to pay for it.” Parents do not wish ill for their children. They do not ask school boards to inculcate their students with hatred for America. These educational horrors were incrementally forced on an unwilling public over the last hundred years.

No society works to destroy itself. When given the opportunity, the American people reject Leftist nostrums.

We can continue to pretend that the electoral process, which has given us Leftist dominance of all major institutions, can somehow magically sweep away the corruption of our children’s education. On the other hand, we can finally shout “enough is enough,” and put our masters in Washington DC on notice.

Reform can only emerge from the bottom up, the sovereign, We The People. If this republic is to be saved, it can only occur if we demand it, and the vehicle to save our once free republic is Article V.

Article V now.

Rodney Dodsworth

America’s Government is Now the Enemy

Someone asked a good question: What does the Biden regime have in store for us, given its open intent to stack the Supreme Court with a left-wing majority, permanently?

It’s not hard to imagine. We’re not living in anything like the United States of America any longer. Living today is like living after World War II — had the Japanese and Nazis won. There would have been some going through the motions at first, on the pretense we still lived in a free society, as the way was cleared for a total dictatorship.

You have to stop referring to “the Biden administration” or “President Biden.” These people are dictators. It’s a regime. The people capable of the things they’re openly doing now are capable of far worse horrors — concentration camps, gulags, or whatever suits their whim for power. They are getting away with EVERYTHING with nobody other than hapless Republicans — most of them paid off traitors — to stop them.

I’m not trying to be negative. I’m simply giving you the truth. Find one shred of evidence to the contrary. EVERYTHING these dictators are seeking to do, they are doing. They are doing it unblinkingly and, so far, with no real opposition. Republicans talk about a “red wave” in the Congressional elections of November 2022. Like that will matter? If these Communists/fascists achieve even one-tenth of what they’re proposing — and right now they’re achieving 100 percent of it, with far worse to come — then no election will matter by that time. Let’s be real. If elections still mattered, Donald Trump would still be sitting in the White House. We know that — and, more importantly, our enemies know that. They also know what they’re getting away with, which gives them unlimited arrogance and makes them incredibly dangerous.

It’s every man and woman for him- or herself here. The government is officially the enemy. For 200-plus years, Americans relied on their government to protect them from enemies — British royal tyrants, National Socialists, Communists. Today, OUR own government is now the enemy. And, you will discover, this regime is at least as bad as any enemy Americans faced in past generations. And if you think Joe Biden is bad … just wait for Kamala.

Michael J. Hurd, Daily Dose of Reason

The Transformation of America Into a One-Party State

Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin (WV) warned against the “ill advised” Democratic impeachment effort against the president, noting that there isn’t support for it in the Senate. [Daily Wire]

Going forward–if we’re real about it–there is just one political party in the U.S. I will label it the UNICRAT party. So dissension within the ranks will be interesting to watch. Manchin is going against the grain by daring to question the self-evidently irrational agenda of Big Media, Big Tech, Big Corporate Socialist Fascist Government, and all the rest. Manchin is no good guy. There are NO good guys in this cabal we call a government. Good guys could not stand to be a part of it. Anyone who is good will not last long …

Former UK prime minister Tony Blair wants a “COVID pass” required for all U.K. citizens (and the current prime minister is listening to him, according to Breitbart News). A COVID pass would be a card showing that you had the COVID vaccine, plus conform to anything else the government sees as desirable. Blair would like to see a COVID pass as a requirement for even leaving the house, or at a minimum to be able to travel on an airplane or go to a concert or ball game. The U.K., so insane it’s on the verge of monitoring people in their bathrooms to make sure they’re wearing masks, will surely go this route. Raise your hand if you think this will happen in the United States. And, if you don’t think so, then who will be in any kind of power to stop it? …

Look! Lefties learned a new word: “Seditious”…think they know what it means? …

When, in human history, has a censored, underground movement consisted of 75 million people?

Without free speech, and without honest elections, where are dissenters to go? How can this end well for anyone?

If the President of the United States may no longer speak freely, the United States is no longer a free country.

Michael J. Hurd, Daily Dose of Reason

Covid Is an Orchestration for Serving an Agenda—the Destruction of Freedom

The accumulated evidence is overwhelming that Covid is an orchestration the purpose of which is to eliminate human autonomy and make the concept of freedom a dirty word that will bring you Covid illness and death.

As physical currency is one necessity for human autonomy, globalists are working on its replacement with digital money. Paper currency, coins, money orders, and checks pass hand to hand and allegedly carry possible infection with Covid. In contrast, digital money is virtual. No one touches it. More importantly for the globalists, It cannot be drawn out of an account in physical form and horded or hidden. You cannot make anonymous payments with digital money. Privacy leaves your life. You become totally transparent.

Some hope that people will have their own private digital money in the form of cryptocurrencies. However, transfers can be prevented between an official digital monetary system and private cryptocurrencies. Moreover, private cryptocurrency payment of rents, mortgages, car loans, grocery store bills, and so forth can be banned and enforced. A private cryptocurrency economy would have to operate outside of the official digital money economy. As the purpose of digital money is to eliminate human autonomy, such a parallel economy would be suppressed.

The same goes for payments with gold and silver coins. You could pay for a private service or for privately grown food from gardens if gardens are permitted in a world of artificial food made in factories, which is what the World Economic Forum’s “Great Reset” encompasses. But you couldn’t purchase a house or car or airline ticket with gold or silver.

People welcomed the digital revolution without recognizing its totalitarian consequences. They love their smart phones, the Internet, video games, social media, online payments, the ability to work from home. Perhaps many are agreeable to giving up independence and autonomy for these conveniences. Even if they are not, they are likely to find themselves trapped inside such a system before they become aware of its consequences.

Not that warnings are not all over the place. MIT’s Gideon Lichfield tells us that there is no going back to normal from Covid. Controls over our behavior are the new normal. Freedom, liberty, civil rights are not compatible with a Covid world and the Great Reset that the Covid world is being used to put in place. The World Economic Forum isn’t bashful about describing what is being put in place for us:

The change that elites are bringing to us is so radical that people dismiss it. But their smart devices have already ensnared them into the change.

The future that is unfolding is a restoration of ancient times when people were regimented under the control of priests or Druids. Any person showing any sign of independence was a prime candidate for sacrifice to appease the gods. Throughout the Western World this is already happening to truth-tellers. Manning, Assange, Snowden.

If people want to be free, they are going to have to eliminate the globalists and dispossess the billionaires. Every last one. It is pointless to peacefully protest, because as the stolen US presidential election makes completely clear, the elites have no regard whatsoever for democracy and the people’s voice. They hate the concept of government accountable to the people.

The preferred government is one accountable to the elites, just as ancient governments were accountable to priests, Druids, and pharaohs. It seems clear enough that this is the direction in which the Western World is headed. World Economic Forum Founder Klaus Schwab explained on May 13, 2019, to the Chicago Council on Global Affairs that the era of freedom was over and done with.

Notice that the new era of freedom’s absence “is upon us.”

Why is is upon us? How is it that it is independent of “us.” Did God unleash the new era? No. It is upon us because it is what the elites are doing to us. The global elites are making us think that it is ordained and cannot be resisted. If we fall for this and permit it, we will be responsible for destroying our own freedom. Why not instead destroy those who seek to destroy us?

They can be resisted. All that has to be done is to round up a handful of totalitarian globalists. Nothing like the casualties of the Bolshevik Revolution, the American Revolution, the French Revolution are required. Freedom is not up against an established multitude that needs to be eliminated. Only a few globalists who are seizing power while people sit cowering sucking their thumbs.

If the globalists are not eliminated, they will eliminate us in the sense of our autonomy, our independence, our ability to express a point of view contrary to the elite’s, our humanity.

These last few lines will produce demands to know if I am advocating violence. I am advocating nothing. I am describing a situation and asking a question. We are losing our freedom. Are we going to do anything about it?

Perhaps I am mistaken. But based on available information it is apparent that governments in the Western World are committing violence against the peoples whom they allegedly represent. Violence against people goes far beyond arrests for not wearing a mask and fines for not maintaining social distance. Lockdowns are dispossessing people of their businesses, prohibiting family gatherings and freedom of association. These are massive interferences with rights that took centuries of struggle to achieve. And it is all for nothing as the death rate from Covid is minuscule.

The Western World frozen in fear by lies and propaganda has abandoned freedom.

Are the people of the Western World going to accept the violence enacted upon them and the cancellation of their rights?

If the people of the Western World will not defend their freeom, they will not have it.

Ron Paul