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The Myth of Government

The myth of 'government' in the U.S. is that it is benign, trustworthy, law abiding, just, fair, moral, omniscient, and magnanimous; That it will protect our Life, Liberty, and Property; That it will also protect us from chaos, terrorists, dictators, tyrants, criminals, and things that go thump in the night; That it has the consent of the governed; And; That it is morally superior to all others, in form and in action.

Merriam-Webster states that a myth is "an idea or story that is believed by many people but that is not true." The alleged properties of 'government' listed in the first paragraph are called myths by this author for good reasons. Those reasons will be presented, examined, and explained on this page.

The myths of government are repeated continuously without any critical thought or examination. It is not until one actually takes notice of the myths and then chooses to examine them that one rejects them for the falsehoods that they are.

What, Factually, is Government?

Is not 'government' merely men and women who are called 'government'. Are these men and women demigods with supernatural powers to protect us from chaos, terrorists, dictators, tyrants, criminals, and things that go thump in the night? Or are they merely nothing more than men and women?

The myth, and those who would have us vote for them, would have us believe otherwise.

The Purpose of Government

Any person who has spent time in a public school system within the 50 states united, should have no problem recognizing and identifying the following words and document.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with inherent and unalienable rights; that among these, are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; that to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed; that whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles, and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness.

Did you identify those words as being from the United States' Declaration of Independence? If yes, then I assume you've enjoyed the fireworks lit on the evenings of July Fourth.

Are you aware that the Fourth of July Independence Day festivities celebrate the willful refusal to obey existing law? That these festivities celebrate the violent overthrow of the existing 'government' and the killing of that 'government's' agents? Just something for you to consider on the next Fourth of July.

If all humans are created with equal rights, doesn't this mean that no human ever could be born with authority over any other?

Please note that the U.S. Declaration of Independence states that the purpose of 'government' is to protect individual rights. This is 'government's' raison d'être, its reason for existing.

If something habitually and continually violates its reason for existing, is there any reason to continue its existence? Doesn't this declaration claim that when 'government' violates its raison d'être it is to be altered or abolished? How many violations of 'government's reason for existing do you need to ignore, just to continue to pretend there is nothing wrong with the current system?

The Declaration of Independence claims that government's alleged authority comes from the people. This can be proven false with some simple questions:

Later I will specifically examine the alleged authority of (mere) men and women called government.

The Charter of Government

The Constitution of the United States of America is the charter document that allegedly created the Federal United States 'government'.

The Preamble to the Constitution states in part, "We the People of the United States … do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."

This leaves me with several questions.

Article 1, Section 1 of that Constitution states in part: "All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States…"

The Truth of Government

What our 'government' "IS",  will be shown and proven by its actions. 

If you want to learn what a person "IS", you only need to observe certain actions by the person in question.  You know what the person in question "IS" if you observe this person murder, rape, rob, steal, lie, enslave or terrorize. 

Likewise, to learn what a 'government' in question "IS", you only need to observe certain actions by the 'government' in question.  If a 'government' murders, rapes, robs, steals, lies, enslaves, or terrorizes, then you know what that 'government' "IS". 

The Truth of Government On Protecting Real Estate

How does Eminent Domain protect the property of the people? For those not familiar with Eminent Domain, Eminent Domain is when private property is taken for "public use".

In Kelo v. City of New London, 545 U.S. 469 (2005); The Supreme Court ruled in favor of the City of New London taking Susette Kelo's land and giving it to the private New London Development Corporation. The reason stated for the taking; to further economic development; an event that eleven years later still did not happen.

Suzette Kelo and 15 other property owners had their property taken.

Ten years ago today, [June 23, 2015] the U.S. Supreme Court issued a 5-4 decision upholding the City of New London, Connecticut’s “right” to condemn Connecticut homeowners’ properties, transfer them to a state-created entity called the New London Development Corporation, which would then transfer those properties to a private developer of a planned mixed-use redevelopment project aimed at supporting an adjacent Pfizer research facility.
 Competitive Enterprise 

For those who would argue the property owner gets "just compensation" I point out that the owner doesn't really get any say as to what just compensation is. Judges decide what is just compensation and the property owner is stuck with whatever the judge decides. And I also point out that judges are merely men and woman who call themselves 'government' and are paid by 'government' funds.

The properties are still vacant as of the writing of this web page.

The Truth of Government On Protecting Personal Property

Incredible as it sounds, civil asset forfeiture laws allow the government to seize property without charging anyone with a crime. Police can seize property first and hold it pending trial, which could be four to six years later. The government’s case for forfeiture can be based on allegations of illegal activity of someone other than the property owner. At trial the owner has to prove innocence – the government does not have to prove the property owner was guilty. Many forfeiture victims don’t have enough assets left after the seizure to hire counsel, yet the procedures are too complicated for property owners to successfully defend themselves.
 Forfeiture Endangers American Rights 

The Truth of Government On Protecting Liberty

What is Liberty?

Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add 'within the limits of the law' because law is often but the tyrant's will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual.
-- Thomas Jefferson --

The tyrants who call themselves government have ordered that it is against the law:

Whose individual rights are being violated by doing these things proscribed by those who imagine that they are 'government'? Compare that to whose Liberty is being violated by the laws banning all of the above?

The Truth of Government On Protecting Life

Capital Punishment doesn't happen unless Capital Punishment Laws are on the books. Any 'government' that executes people premeditates murder.

'Government' murder is not limited to executing prisoners. Do a web search for “Ruby Ridge” and you will find articles such as the one this excerpt was taken from:

During the night, FBI snipers took positions around the Weaver cabin. There is no dispute about the fact that the snipers were given illegal "shoot to kill" orders. Under the law, police agents can use deadly force to defend themselves and others from imminent attack, but these snipers were instructed to shoot any adult who was armed and outside the cabin, regardless of whether the adult posed a threat or not. The next morning, an FBI agent shot and wounded Randy Weaver. A few moments later, the same agent shot Weaver's wife in the head as she was standing in the doorway of her home holding a baby in her arms. The FBI snipers had not yet announced their presence and had not given the Weavers an opportunity to peacefully surrender.
By Timothy Lynch, published in National Review Online, Aug. 21, 2002.
 Cato Institute 

Likewise, a web search for "Waco Tragedy" will find articles such as the one this excerpt was taken from:

Independent filmmaker Michael McNulty came upon some evidence that appeared damaging to the government. He found a shell casing from a certain type of tear gas round that could start a fire - a device the Justice Department had denied using for more than six years - publicly and to Congress.

"Congress was mislead on this; there is no question about it," says Assistant U.S. Attorney Bill Johnston, the top justice department official in Waco. He worries that someone in the Justice Department hid the truth.

For several weeks Johnston wrote to his superiors warning them that the new evidence contradicted what they had been saying. But the Justice Department did not change its story until August, when Attorney General Janet Reno was forced to admit that the tear gas round had been used.

Investigators have concluded that two of these devices were used. Though credible experts still overwhelmingly believe the Davidians started the fire, the damage had been done. The FBI was caught in a lie.
 CBS News 

The FBI is part of 'government'. Those who call themselves government are liars.

How many people have been killed by 'government' armies?

Betcha it's many, many more than the number of people killed by the Manson, Dahmer, Bundy, Gacy, and Berkowitz personalities of the world. There are many more serial killers and their body count doesn't come anywhere near the numbers killed by government.

The Truth of Government On Police Protection

Do a web search for “Hope Steffey” and you will find an online video of her rape by the Stark County, Ohio sheriff‘s department.  Forcibly stripping a handcuffed woman who called 911 for help IS rape.  No penetration was required as you will find out when you view the video.  WARNING: The video is extremely disturbing. View in a new window. 

While looking for an active link for the above video, I found another video of another strip search of a woman by the thugs police.
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Why do you suppose you have the belief that the purpose of the police is to protect you? Could it be that the liars that call themselves government don't want you to know that truth, until you try to sue them for not protecting you?

This video is a 40 second clip of the police protecting a person's life.
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When you learn the truth about police protection, you're not going to want to fund the police.

 Police Brutality Videos as found on DuckDuckGo. 

Are You a Contented Slave?

If this makes you feel discomfort, anxiety, or worse; you are a well conditioned slave. As Frederick Douglass, himself a former actual slave, has written:

I have found that, to make a contented slave, it is necessary to make a thoughtless one. It is necessary to darken moral and mental vision, and, as far as possible, to annihilate the power of reason. He must be able to detect no inconsistencies in slavery; he must be made to feel that slavery is right...

I would modify Mr. Douglass' words thus: A contented slave must be able to detect no inconsistencies in government; he must be made to feel that government is right...