Friday, October 9, 2009

Unbridled Greed for the Power to Coerce - November 1, 2008

One who utters “unbridled greed” is maliciously envious. A politician, like Senator John McCain or Senator Barack Obama, uses this term to cover his unbridled greed for the power to coerce.

Governments’ sole justification for being is explicitly stated in the Declaration of Independence: to secure individual rights. The principle of equal inherent inalienable Rights is: as long as a man does not infringe the equal rights of others, anything goes - he is free to determine and pursue his own happiness - he is free to be selfish. The rich, the middle-class, and the poor have equal rights. Politicians and citizens who demonize the rich are no respecters of Individual Liberty.

Thomas Jefferson said:
“Reason and persuasion are the only practicable instruments.”
To remove the use of force from citizen interactions so that individuals may deal with each other only by reason and persuasion, citizens delegate their right to self-defense to their government. Citizens cannot delegate a right they do not possess – hence, the government does not have the right to regulate inherent inalienable Rights, including the rights of individuals who hold that selfishness is a virtue.

George Washington said,
"Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master."
There is bipartisan dedication in Congress and in the presidential candidates to criminalize Individual Liberty. To do this, politicians lust to outlaw selfishness. They hurl “unbridled greed”, not at themselves, their protégés, nor the administrators of their government-sponsored enterprises like Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, but at wealth and job creators.

Neither the rich nor the selfish have the power to coerce. Only the government has the power to use force. When the government enters the realm of production and trade, it dishonors its noble mandate – it becomes a tyrant. Politicians who hurl “unbridled greed” at citizens are cannibals. They corrupt the government’s noble mandate to secure individual rights.

2 comments:

Robert Run said...

“Dostoevsky’s analysis of the criminal mind demonstrates that the criminal mind thinking mode always inverts the concepts of self-responsibility, discipline, and effort. - Almost all politicians and their cohorts [including church authorities/clergy], and all who accept forced [or cheated] distributions of other people’s money fit Dostoevsky’s analysis of the criminal mind in his masterwork ‘Crime and Punishment.’ - The results of such irrationality are escalating injustice and value destruction. But even worse, criminal minded thinking becomes institutionalized [as it is in most of government and the church].”
- Eric Savage

Ilyn Ross said...

Thanks, Robert.