"Mistrust those in whom the urge to punish is strong." Friedrich Nietzche

"Any and all non-violent, non-coercive, non-larcenous, consensual adult behavior that does not physically harm other people or their property or directly and immediately endangers same, that does not disturb the peace or create a public nuisance, and that is done in private, especially on private property, is the inalienable right of all adults. In a truly free and liberty-loving society, ruled by a secular government, no laws should be passed to prohibit such behavior. Any laws now existing that are contrary to the above definition of inalienable rights are violations of the rights of adults and should be made null and void." D. M. Mitchell (from The Myth of Inalienable Rights, at: http://dowehaverights.blogspot.com/)

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Nazis and Political Prisoners in America

The United States now incarcerates more prisoners per capita than any nation on Earth. Nearly half of these prisoners are political prisoners. All the people involved in this atrocity, the legislators, the President, governors, judges, prosecutors, police, and prison guards are the new Nazis of America.

You are probably wondering what the hell I am talking about. Nazis? Political prisoners? In America?

Today, America has over two million citizens locked up in our jails and prisons. Nearly one million of those citizens are, as I define it, political prisoners. Their only crime (a sin really) is that they disagreed with the political theories and policies of the government and acted on their own personal moral beliefs, but did not violate the rights of any other person in so doing. It is the violation of rights--murder, rape, assault, robbery, etc.--that has historically been the indicator of real criminal conduct. Everything else that is illegal is, in fact, a sin, a religious concept that has no place in a secular government and a truly free and liberty-loving society. You should be free to worship as you wish, but do not allow the government to punish those who do not belong to your church and who do not have the same moral beliefs as you, if they are not violating the rights of others.

The word Nazi is derived from the form of government known as National Socialism. That type of socialism differs from regular socialism in that it does not own the means of production, but it does regulate all, or nearly all aspects of production. That is what we have in America today. And all those regulations of businesses are the biggest stumbling block to anyone trying to start up a new business. Nazis also regulate, or try to regulate, nearly all aspects of a citizen's daily life, including their personal moral choices that are otherwise honest, peaceful, and consensual.

Now you may be saying that I'm crazy, that you can do all sorts of things without the government's permission. Yes, you can do things like sit in your house and legally drink beer. But you can't sit in your house, not bothering anyone, and legally smoke pot.

The use and abuse of alcohol has been proven in study after study, even government studies, to cause about half of all violent crimes and between 100,000 and 200,000 deaths per year. Pot has never been shown to cause violent behavior and no ones dies from smoking it. If fact, there is substantial evidence to show that it has very good medicinal uses in certain applications.

When this nation was created it was generally accepted that a person could do whatever he wanted to, just so long as he did not violate the rights of others. Today, it has come down to this: You are only free to do whatever the government allows you to do even if you aren't violating the rights of others.

The Nazis have decreed that: you must have a license to drive, to fly, to fish, to hunt, to open a business, etc.; in automobiles you must wear a seat belt; if you ride a motorcyle you must wear a helmet in most states; you must have auto insurance if you drive and now, in Massachusetts, you must buy health insurance. And the way that the Nazis regulate us just goes on and on.

Is the United States the worst country in the world? Of course not. Could it be a whole lot better? You bet it could. And consider this also: All great empires have fallen after they built up huge, expensive, regulatory bureaucracies and the people depended on the government to do all the things that they used to do for themselves, only better and cheaper. The fall of the United States is not a matter of if, rather it is a matter of when.

An indicator of how far we have come down the wrong path is the fact that the United States, with only 5% of the world's population, has 25% of all prisoners in the world. And, as I said above, nearly half of them are political prisoners, because they didn't obey the dictates of the Nazis that now in control of this once great nation.

Thomas Jefferson said it best: That which governs least governs best. I say that to govern means to control. How much control to you need or want from a politician or bureaucrat?

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