“We’re after power and we mean it.”
My favorite quote from Atlas Shrugged” (by Ayn Rand) is on page 436 concerning Tyranny, writes reader Winston Smith:
“Did you really think that we want those laws to be observed? said Dr. Farris (Government). We want them to be broken. You better get it straight that it’s not a bunch of boy scouts you’re up against then you’ll know that this is not the age for beautiful gestures. We’re after power and we mean it. You fellows were pikers, but we know the real trick, and you’d better get wise to it. There is no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. Who wants a nation of law abiding citizens? What’s there in that for anyone? But just pass the kind of laws that can neither be observed nor enforced nor objectively interpreted and you create a nation of lawbreakers and then you cash in on the guilt. Now that’s the system, Mr. Rearden (businessman), That’s the game, and once you understand it, you’ll be much easier to deal with.”
Throughout history when a citizen cannot expect justice from their government they are reduced to extracting justice directly. All too often this does not stop at a broken arm or leg or two. This tends to cause the death of petty bureaucrats. Have our employees bothered to study history? This is a clear case of theft by law.
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June 21, 2020 at 11:55AM