An invitation to Totalitarianism: Conscription = ‘giving the government power to decide our moral obligations’

Map that shows which Countries have conscription. Green: Countries that don't have any armed service. Blue: Countries that don't have conscription. Orange: Countries that plan to abolish conscription within 3 years. Red: Countries that have an enforced conscription by Mysid / wikimedia *
Map that shows which Countries have conscription. Green: Countries that don’t have any armed service. Blue: Countries that don’t have conscription. Orange: Countries that plan to abolish conscription within 3 years. Red: Countries that have an enforced conscription by Mysid / wikimedia *

”Whether or not they admit it, supporters of mandatory national service do not believe that individuals have “inalienable rights.” Instead, they believe that rights are gifts from the government (…)” Ron Paul (1) emphasis added

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Another form of slavery: Word slavery – Mind slavery

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‘THEY’ had to figure out a way to get around (…) and not just come right out and enslave you the way they used to, you know, a hundred years ago. So, it is a new form of slavery: it’s word slavery – mind slavery. If ‘THEY’ can convince you of certain truths, then they haven’t harmed you: because you did it yourself. You went and you accepted their offer to be recognized as a legal person, or a human being, in their system.Dean Clifford (1)

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Former Judge Napolitano: ‘Most people in government reject natural rights and personal sovereignty’

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“The essence of humanity is freedom. Government – whether voted in peacefully or thrust upon us by force – is essentially the negation of freedom`

“… the natural law teaches that our freedoms are pre-political and come from our humanity and not from the government, and as our humanity is ultimately divine in origin, the government, even by majority vote, cannot morally take natural rights away from us. A natural right is an area of individual human behavior – like thought, speech, worship, travel, self-defense, privacy, ownership and use of property, consensual personal intimacy – immune from government interference and for the exercise of which we don’t need the government’s permission.”Andrew P. Napolitano, former judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey

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Dean Clifford: We the custodians of this planet – caught up in their game of ignorance

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“Logic and reason overcomes anything, and disarms any adversary. Anger and irrational behavior is the exclusive jurisdiction of an uneducated and poorly equipped mind.” Dean C. Clifford

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The problem is empty people, not loaded guns

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Empty Bottle, by zirconicusso / freedigitalphotos.net *

we must identify the underlying currents that create Empty people who are willing to load guns and sharpen knives with the goal of hurting others. (…) some in Hollywood are finally coming forward to admit that video game, movie, and television violence set the stage…and in all too many cases actually encourage …the unhinged, as well as the borderline unhinged, to pattern their thinking and behaviors after evil role models.”

“For seven or eight decades now, public schools have failed to teach every non-retarded child to read, write, cipher, build a knowledge base, and use all of these tools for Thinking, Analyzing, and Wisely Concluding.” – Linda Schrock Taylor – emphasis added

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Another US domestic mass shooting: Related to prescribed psychotropic drugs?

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“The day following this latest atrocity, media babblers began to inquire: “what could have motivated this young man?” While some reports inform us that this man – like so many previous mass-killers – was on prescribed psychotropic drugs that often produce violent and suicidal responses – little attention was focused on this fact. Such drugs are part of the arsenal with which the institutional order seeks to control its herd, and any mention of their adverse effects is thus to be avoided in seeking explanations.”- Butler Shaffer (2) (emphasis added)

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Shaffer: ‘Vertically-structured systems of centralized authority are being replaced by horizontal networks’

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“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” ~ Margaret Mead

“It is this social transformation that is the “terror” against which the institutional order now wars. As our world reorganizes itself into peaceful and productive systems that respect the inviolability of all persons, and relies upon spontaneous and informal processes for generating order; the political systems that now dominate mankind with their powers of death, destruction, imprisonment, torture, brutality, and other forms of violence, will lose their seductive powers.” ~ Butler Shaffer (Gary Schlarbaum Prize – “lifetime achievement award”) – emphasis added

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Ron Paul: The Internet Revolution is a Liberty Revolution

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For the first time in human history, supporters of liberty around the world can share information across borders quickly and cheaply. Without the filter of government censors, this information emboldens millions to question governments and promote liberty.” Ron Paul

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Jarawa tribe: The state is at its most arrogant when it tries to protect us from ourselves

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“(…) there is perhaps no group of people subjected to a more absurd policy of state “protection” than the Jarawa tribe of India. They are confined to a reserve and forbidden to interact with outsiders, ostensibly for their own good.”

“The only guaranteed way to preserve someone else’s lifestyle is to take away his ability to choose.”

“Enjoying a material contentment and a living standard undreamt of by even the wealthiest men of the past, it is easy for upper-class liberals to sneer at “materialism,” and to call for a freeze on all further economic advance. For the mass of the world’s population still living in squalor such a cry for the cessation of growth is truly obscene.” Murray N. Rothbard

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Self Governance versus false government security blanket

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“Do we really want to live in a world of police checkpoints, surveillance cameras, and metal detectors? Do we really believe government can provide total security?”

“Internal self governance, by contrast, is a much more powerful regulator of human behavior than any law. This self-governance must be developed from birth, first by parents but later also through the positive influence of relatives and adult role models.” – Ron Paul

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Legal Plunder: Organized by law for the profit of those who make law

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“In Frédéric Bastiat’s brilliant The Law, he explains that “when plunder is organized by law for the profit of those who make law,” everyone eventually becomes involved in legislation. And when the masses join in, “they emulate their evil predecessors by participating in this legal plunder.”

“In California, a law that promised to control politicians is now being used to control the public.”

In voting for Prop. 25, the people of California were duped by the mirage of government efficiency. Now they should note what their government has become more efficient at doing. Tax and spend. Rob and squander.” – Mike Reid

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Is Democracy Dangerous to Freedom?

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“Every day, our markets are less free, our property less secure, our laws more arbitrary, our officials more corrupt and the ideal of liberty a more distant memory.” – Lew Rockwell

The sheer number of laws by which the government controls people has mushroomed beyond anything that the Founding Fathers would be able to imagine in their wildest dreams. The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) – which lists all laws enacted by the (U.S.) federal government – grew from just a single book in 1925 to more than 200 volumes in 2010, of which the index alone takes up more than 700 pages. It contains rules for everything under the sun – from how a watchband should look to how onion rings should be prepared in restaurants.” – Karel Beckman

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Doug Casey: The Nature of Bureaucracy is to Grow

“Here is an interesting observation about your personal freedom. Do you know that about a hundred years ago, you could go almost anywhere in the world, and you didn’t need a passport? All you needed was transportation to get there. Doug Casey

The Nature of Bureaucracy is to Grow – Doug Casey

Doug Casey talks about the growing police state in the United States at the latest Casey Research Conference, “Recovery Reality Check” in Weston, Florida.

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