So there's no need to exercise discernment as to which governmental policies should be abolished outright (e.g., wars of aggression, Nazi-style police state measures, etc.) and which should merely be replaced with much better policies (e.g., replacing our debt-based money system with a debt-free money system instead of merely "ending the Fed")?
All great ideas - starting with remove the current system that has failed and create a new one - or replacing the gears in the system that are no longer working doesn't stop that process from happening again and again and ...
I think the system is fatally infected with political corruption and corporatism - the legal system also has run amok. Education is also under attack (has been for a long time).
Where to start?
We can just blindly throw the baby out with the bathwater, assuming all the while that -- since there's no such thing as private tyranny (yeah, right, tell that to a historian) -- once "government" is phased out of existence altogether, there will magically be equal freedom
for all, and hence no enslavement or oppression of any kind?
If there are people who actually believe this fairy tale, then all I can say is: they're in for a very rude awakening, because human nature precedes
government, and so doesn't conveniently cease to be
human nature in the absence of government.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DioQooFIcgE
(The American Form of Government)
That video brings out a good talking point. If the founding fathers saw what happened to Greece and Rome and decided to have a republic and also saw and understood "The essence of freedom" how and why are we here again?
If man knows that the essence of freedom is the proper limitation of government why is it failing yet again? Why are the same mistakes happening all over again? They knew what would cause a republic to fail and couldn't stop it -- why?
It's rough trying to stop the fall just before the collapse - couldn't have picked a more difficult time to try to change things... After the collapse might be a better time if the right things rush in and fill the voids.
I mean I understand why Thomas Jefferson said:
The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. How often will we go through this endless loop?