Economic freedom, political freedom, and the freedom to raise one's children as one wishes, is on its last legs.
What makes me say that, you ask?
Exhibit One: Vox Day's Kidnapped by Government:
... not since the Waco massacre have I been so completely appalled by an American government action. The recent kidnapping of 416 children from their Fundamentalist LDS parents by Texas Child Protective Service agents is a unconscionable abnegation of not only the United States and Texas constitutions, but a rejection of the very meaning of what it is to be an American. For as P.J. O'Rourke rightly declares: "There is only one basic human right, the right to do as you damn well please."
Contrary to what a disturbing percentage of the voting population appears to believe, "protecting the children" is not a legitimate function of government. The concept appears nowhere in any constitution, and the very idea that the most lethal institution in human history, an institution that has killed more children than any other, can even be used to protect children is inherently oxymoronic. The state does not own the children whose families happen to reside within its boundaries and it does not possess the right to dictate what is and what is not a proper way for a family to raise its children...
While I wholeheartedly agree with Vox's sentiment, I must inform him, and all of you, that the right of parents to raise their children free of government interference has already been repealed for one class of citizens:
Every business day, wherever a court of "justice" operates in this country, the Natural Rights of Men to be with their children are stripped away from them. Many of these men have committed no crime, submitted to a trial by jury, nor have they asked for their children to be ripped away from them.
However, the legal system, from the lowest family court to the Supreme Court of the United States has decreed that Men have no rights to their children.
And, my other prediction has come to pass.
Thanks to the wholesale adoption of Platonist/Marxist/Socialist/Feminist policies, children are beginning to be "liberated" from their mothers, on the most unsubstantiated of accusations.
As most of you know, I am a strong supporter of Polygamy.
So long as consenting, legal age adults choose to form these relationships, there is no LEGAL reason that these relationships should be outlawed. There is nothing in the Constitution barring polygamy, but there is much that protects the rights of the People to freely form contracts and practice their religious beliefs peaceably. No harm, no crime. It's that simple.
Indeed, many of these abuses (the real ones that do occur) would be more easily prevented if the practice of Polygyny wasn't driven underground thanks to unconstitutional laws. If you treat people like criminals, then don't be too surprised when some people act like them. Be it weed smoking, prostitution, or in this case, polygamous marriage, prohibition is a silly policy that a) doesn't work and b) tramples the rights of otherwise law abiding people.
Even if you should disagree with me on the issue of Polygamy, I hope that it is becoming more and more obvious that something is very wrong with our government. It ran roughshod over those people's rights, on weak allegations of "Child Abuse" and "Rape."
Where is the probable cause? Where are the jury trials? How are the rights of the parents being upheld and protected? Why are the children being separated from their loving parents, when the vast majority have nothing to do whatever with these allegations of abuse?
What people need to understand is that if the government can "liberate" 400+ children in such a blatantly unconstitutional fashion... just imagine how its going to be when they come for you. Picture how you will be treated when its your turn to end up in family court or the child protection services database.
And, as I've said a million-billion times, feminism, and the men and women who have aided and abetted it, created the atmosphere for these abuses to occur.
Speaking of abuses, get ready for a real spanking when the economic shit hits the fan. And once again, our economic problems are the direct result of totalitarian policymaking at the highest levels of government and society.
Exhibit Two: Edwin Vieira Jr writes in his essay, Silver and gold guarantee freedom:
... The Constitution of the United States adopted a monetary system consisting of silver and gold coin, in which the standard is the "dollar," containing 371 1/4 grains (troy) of fine silver, with the values of gold coins to be measured in "dollars" according to the free market's rate of exchange between silver and gold. Neither the general government nor any state is authorized to emit paper currency.
These restrictions prevent rogue public officials from turning public debts into currency, as a means for redistributing wealth from society to political elitists and their clients in special-interest groups.
Furthermore, although the Constitution does not mention banks, either public or private, its only correct construction requires separation of bank and state -- extirpation of all inherently fraudulent fractional-reserve banking schemes -- and rigorous regulation of all other fractional-reserve arrangements that might operate fraudulently. (See Edwin Vieira Jr., "Pieces of Eight: The Monetary Powers and Disabilities of the United States Constitution," second revised edition, 2002.)
But since the early 1800s rogue politicians and bankers have steadily subverted the Constitution by forging an increasingly tight relationship between bank and state. Through the grant of one abusive special privilege after another, politicians have immunized fractional-reserve banking against the just economic and legal consequences of its own inevitable failures, so that public officials and bankers could turn both public and private debts into currency -- thus separating the supply and the purchasing power of currency from the economic discipline of the free market, and rendering those matters largely political in nature...
As an example of this point, under an asset backed currency (Gold, Silver, Oil, etc), pork programs such as VAWA would have undergone much, much more scrutiny before passage. Is it conceivable that the people would submit to higher taxes in order to pay for this feminist puff piece?
But the beauty of a fiat currency such as ours is that the Congress can spend untold amounts of money, all without raising taxes or other moves that would attract the attention of a watchful public.
Mr. Vieira continues:
... Even dumbed-down Americans will not long suffer conditions of depression akin to those of the 1930s, let alone South American levels of inflation as well. Desperate people will ask questions and assign blame. Perhaps not just a few will abandon debt currency altogether and substitute silver and gold as their media of exchange. They and others will conclude that the Federal Reserve System is unconstitutional -- and therefore that its operations are arguably a complex of criminal offenses. (See 18 U.S.C. Â§Â§ 241 and 242.)
Many will realize that the establishment's scheme for replacing Federal Reserve Notes with a supra-national currency is a political crime on a more stupendous scale yet, because it depends upon destroying both the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. Then an aroused people will take political action against the institutions and individuals responsible for foisting the funny-money scheme on their country.
On the other side, the establishment will not be idle. It will do anything and everything possible to maintain its position. Obviously the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence will be expendable, because the establishment has been trying to whittle away the former on a piece-by-piece basis over the years, and intends to do away with the latter at one fell swoop in the near future. So this country, as an independent nation, will be expendable too. And if this country, why not the freedom and prosperity of common Americans as well?
Will ordinary Americans -- at least 80 to 90 million of whom are armed -- meekly put up with a program aimed at their own country's assisted suicide? Why should they, when they have nothing to lose economically or politically? If they refuse to knuckle under, the establishment's only recourse will be to attempt to lock down the whole country under a para-militarized police state, perhaps with the assistance of "peacekeepers" from Canada and Mexico (for the employment of whom negotiations are apparently already in progress)...
Understand, dear readers, that Economic, Political, Familial, and other forms of freedom (or tyranny) are interconnected. Socialism isn't just an economic system. It is a political and ideological way of seeing the world. Ditto with Feminism, Fascism, and other such -isms.
The minute we turned away from protecting the rights of all human beings, and began to insist that the government supply all of our wants, needs, and desires, is the minute that we laid the groundwork for tyranny.
We have been a bad, spoiled, selfish, and cold society. The love of money and power has blinded many. The "something-for-nothing" and "look-out-of-number-one" mentality is just about ready to bear fruit.
And feminists, I really don't know what ya'll are gonna do...
You've alienated men for so long, a great many aren't trying to do anything for you besides getting Dem Panties. Do you really think these same men, whose children you've stole, lives you've ruined, reputations you've destroyed, futures you've corrupted, are all of a sudden going to come to your aid when the real tyranny begins?
Are they going to volunteer to do what they gotta do in order to feed, clothe and shelter you and your rug-rats by multiple daddies?
Think "Katrina." That is what the future holds for many of you, unless you begin to acknowledge that feminism is a truly fucked up philosophy and begin to make nice-nice. Apologize to the men in your life for the spoiled princess role you've played for so many years. Stand by your man for positive political change. Chill out with tha "Superwoman" charade, and support him. Stand together and fight for your freedom!
Because, unless we as a people straighten up and fly right, we are looking at some damn tough times ahead.
You must recognize, Dear Reader, that government has a very limited role in family life, economic life, and family life. Failure to understand this will lead to our ruin.
So, what are ya'll staring at me for??
Time's a wastin'! Do what you gotta do.