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DO YOU CONSENT TO BE GOVERNED? MYTHS AND FACTS

Posted on: January 20, 2014

by Randy Stroud

Slaves once believed that they too could not survive without the guidance of their owners. The masters convinced them they would starve to death if they tried to leave. When white sympathizers argued that slaves were not needed, proponents of slavery argued, “But who will pick the cotton?” (Technology solved that problem!)

However, people continue to argue to this day that through the constitution (which we never signed), we all consent to be governed, because we use government sidewalks, we call the police when we are injured, etc…… however, do we really consent? Do we really have any other alternatives that haven’t been made illegal?

“Consent of the governed” is a phrase from the United States Declaration of Independence. It is synonymous with a political theory wherein a government‘s legitimacy andmoral right to use state power is only justified and legal when derived from the people or society over which that political power is exercised. This theory of “consent” is historically contrasted to the divine right of kings and has often been invoked against the legitimacy of colonialism. Article 21 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that “The will of the people shall be the basis of the authority of government”. – Cited from Wikipedia

How many times have you heard a judge, police officer, or state supporter tell you things like:

The government get’s it’s power from the people. The government get’s it’s authority through the democratic process delegated to the people. You have committed a crime against the people. You obey these laws, because you have consented to be governed by the people by living on these lands.

What is the one thing these statements have in common? They all operate from a collectivist platform. Statists believe in the “social contract” theory. The idea that through the constitution, through using public roads, and having a birth certificate, you are inherently under the authority of the government. However, these arguments are severely flawed.

Firstly, for a contract to be valid, it must be done under full disclosure, it must contain the signature of the contract creator and the wet signature of the customer who agrees to its terms, nor can a valid contract be created under duress. The birth certificate, nor does the constitution abide by these basic contract rules. And as far as using government services, when the government has claimed eminent domain and has successfully monopolized most of societies essential services, we are left with little choice on whether or not we should use them, if we want to have productive lives. It’s not like private companies are allowed to compete with government provided services. However, even as a man who does not pay income taxes, he will still fund the roads, since the taxes collected on gasoline are apportioned towards infrastructure. Sales taxes, excise taxes, etc…..are unavoidable for the general population, even among so called “illegal immigrants.” Everyone pays taxes, not by choice, but because the mafia (government) forces us into their protection racket scheme either directly or indirectly to some degree or another.

Now, this brings me to address the title of this post. Do we truly consent towards being governed and does the state even exist, or is it merely just a corporate title? The answer is obvious. We are the coerced clients of a monopolized insurance company known as the Government. Many will say, “If you don’t like the government and it’s laws, then leave!”

Martin Luther King Jr. was told this often by police, yet he still chose to fight for his beliefs, and thank god he did! The fact is, my geographic location does not make me loyal to any state. The “United States, Russia, China, Japan” are just names that have been popularized, but are not factually “real” things. If they were real things, then we would be able to see them hold them in our hands. But, they are not real, they are just figments of our imagination, while it is compulsory to support these false idols. It truly is a form of slavery. And yes, some of the “slave owners” are nicer than others, but the fact is that all politicians, no matter how well intended, are operating as plantation masters, all funded through the involuntary servitude of the tax-payers.

If you are still an unbeliever towards the message of Voluntaryism, and you falsely believe that pieces of paper have “secured” your rights, then why is the US government so out of control? Pieces of paper cannot protect you from tyranny, only your convictions and your actions.

The next time you are in court for a speeding ticket, quote the Declaration of Independence and say,

“The founders told us that, ‘The government derives its power from the people, and their consent to be governed. They have the right to alter or abolish the government at any time.’ Therefore, Iam informing the courts that I do not consent to these proceedings.”

The judge will simply smirk and say, “That’s fine, but here is the statue that you broke, now pay the fine or else I will have a warrant for your arrest.”

The truth of the matter is, the government has claimed the moral high ground. After getting your parents to contract you into their system, via public education and the birth certificate, after 13 years in public school, reciting the pledge of allegiance thousands of times, by the time you are 18, questioning the validity of the government isn’t even a thought for most people. Mentioning free-market societies, voluntaryism, and the non-aggression principle is looked at as “liberal thoughts,” or “hog wash” when in reality, voluntaryism is the most morally consistent ideology I have ever encountered.

The implication is that, it is morally wrong to initiate force upon someone’s life or the products of their labor, unless that person has initiated violence towards you. Under this circumstance, you have the right to defend yourself.

Through technology, private firms, philosophy, and innovation, government WILL be rendered obsolete. The invention of the printing press allowed the poorest man to have a Bible, which caused mass enlightenment. Suddenly, a man no longer had to get interpretations of the Bible from the priest, he could finally afford to have a mass produced copy for himself, he no longer had to listen to second-hand opinions, he could create his own. And through the advancements of technology and philosophy, the autonomous human is becoming a reality.

Once we accept that government is funded and operated as a coercive mafia, whom has monopolized our most essential services, and has effectively farmed us like domesticated animals, we can finally begin to dissolve certain delusions about our reality It’s a tough pill to swallow at first, however, once accepted, we can begin to focus on agoristic decentralized institutions to compete with government institutions. Projects like ‘Mountain Hours” and “Cop Block” are great examples of that.

So what do you think? Can “Americans” choose whether or not they consent to be governed, or is it just all a show to give you the illusion that you are free to operate as your proper person?

What is a “law” or “Legislation”

The government (correctly known as the “mafia”) is nothing more than a puffer fish. A puffer fish is small, tiny, and an easy meal for large predators such as whales or sharks. However, the puffer fish has a unique natural ability to suck water into its body, expanding its size ten fold in an instant. This act is usually enough to scare off a would-be predator, as would any of us would be. Could you imagine talking to someone who then suddenly grew 25 feet tall?! You would probably run away screaming. But, after the predator runs away, the scary looking puffer fish goes back to it’s tiny, weak form, relieved that the enemy fell for his deception.

The government (mafia) is no different. They are a group of men, making up less than 1% of the population, whom exclaim to the rest of society that they can provide services, protection, equality, and they will even let you get to vote on who gets to be in the “mafia.” Voting is getting to choose who your robber will be. Oh Democracy! Your violence is so obvious.

It all sounds great, until someone says, “Well, what if we don’t want your services?” Then the mafia (government) says, ”If you refuse our offer, we will send our enforcers (whom also make up less than 1% of the population), to kidnap you. We will call it “tax evasion.”

Upon hearing this, the rest of society becomes afraid, and decides to comply………but why? The rest of society far outnumbers the mafia, so why fear them? Why vote for new mafia members every few years? Why ask the mafia to stop wars? What ask them to stop taking your money? Why should the public ask these men for anything, when we as human beings, whom have like minded philosophies can simply do the things we want and we can organize voluntarily. If someone wanted society to have free-health care, then doctors who felt this way could organize and develop such a model, without imposing it on others. If a person wants protection, could he not hire his neighbor to protect his land while he is away? And what of reputations? Even without a mafia, reputations are still important, without a good reputation no one will buy your products and you will become an outcast of society.

The reasoning is simple. The 0.5% (the mafia), has convinced the 99.5% of people that they are “necessary” for their existence to continue. They have convinced the masses that they (the mafia) are more powerful than them. Even if every person in America decided that they no longer wanted to pay taxes, only one in a thousand would actually be willing to not pay and accept the battle that may come with it. The people see no alternative. People have been living this way for so long, their minds cannot imagine anything else. The abuse has become “the norm.” However, people once called the idea of “airplanes” a “fantasy,” yet the Wright brothers proved society wrong.

We all agree that services and goods should not be offered on compulsory terms. No man would take a salesman seriously whom forced his customers to “buy” at gun point. So why do we give the government (mafia) so much lee-way? Once people can break free, and begin to create competing services, that can match or surpass government services, the people will begin to see the shift, and begin to hear the moral arguments.

Evidence of this has already been showed. UPS, Fed Ex, and E-mail are making government post offices obsolete. 3-D printers are making gun permits and the 2nd amendment “permissions” offered by the state laughable. Public Education is a joke compared to the free-reign we have to information on the Internet. Once the awakening happens, people will begin to realize that the size and strength of government is just an illusion. Once the “ants” figure out that we outnumber the government and without our “taxes,” they are essentially peons whom wouldnt last a minute without us.

Through logic, philosophy, and technology, the mafia WILL be rendered obsolete.

You are In the Matrix, you always have been…………….

(We are being farmed like animals, and we are exploited for our labor.)

The Matrix was a Hollywood filmed released in 1999 by the Wachowski brothers. Known for it’s martial arts choreography and sci-fi backdrop, the movie in and of itself is more of a documentary rather than a form of entertainment. Most people who watched the movie were dazzled by the “bullet time” panoramic camera views, but completely missed the overall point that the movie was trying to make.

We are slaves. We are farmed, groomed, and used as fuel to keep the machine created by the elite running at optimal levels. We are fed, entertained, and lulled into a state of cognitive dissonance and willful ignorance, because life is just easier that way, and the elite know, and we know it, whether or not we want to admit it. We are not free to move, work, speak, or earn a living without someone having us first monitored, licensed, and/or given the proper permissions.

If you watch the above video, pay attention to when Neo first awakes from the “dream-world.” He wakes up in a chamber, where he is hooked up to wires that feed him, feed him propaganda, and images of the matrix. Upon waking up from his coma, he looks around to see millions of others asleep in their chambers, hooked up to machines. He then sees electric currents being emitted from the bodies. He then realizes that human beings have been farmed as “batteries” to keep the machines (matrix) going, and the victims are none the wiser.

In a sense, this can be viewed as taxation. The government alone collected trillions of dollars in taxes. And what happens if you do not pay taxes? You are beaten, threatened, and locked in a cage. And those taxes were used to kill, assassinate, and loot people in third world countries. What happens if you try to build your own road or start your own police agency, or try to compete with the electric company? The mafia comes in and tells you that you aren’t allowed. What if you want to start a business? Well, you must obtain a special license. What if you want to own a gun or start a protest? You must have a special permit for that too. What if you want to collect rain water, sell lemonade, grow certain plants, get married to someone you love……….well you need special permissions from the government to do all of those things too. What if you decide to not wear your seatbelt? Well, the government will arrest you, extort you of your money, even though there is no immediate victim, and tell you, “we are doing this for your own good because someone “might” get hurt in the future.”

While the government’s little brother is the media. The media will tell you that violence is “cool,” being slutty is the new “classy,” and having a bad attitude makes you “hip.”

In reality, the government in conjunction with the entertainment media outlets literally ARE the matrix. The matrix is just a fancy word for a monopolized, pacified, farmed, and controlled society. And the worst part is that, the very people whom receive this message will try to kill me, taunt me, or call me crazy, because they are so dependent, utterly reliant, comfortable, and in-love with the system, that they will defend it to their last breath, especially those who benefit from it the most (police, politicians, military, investors, welfare recipients, lobbyists etc…).

So, I challenge you all. Watch The Matrix again, and this time, look for the metaphors. Watch it from the perspective of how the government and mainstream entertainment has essentially, contracted, branded, brainwashed, and lulled us into a form of “willful” peonage.

The Declaration of Independence says that government gets their powers from the consent of the governed, yet in reality, we not given the option to opt-out or refused consent. Jefferson himself once said, “If men cannot be trusted to govern themselves, how can they be trusted to govern others?”

It is my hope, that through logic, philosophy, technology and through the supply and demand of the free-market, that human beings can find peaceful voluntary ways to function in a society free of monopolized coercion that can/will render the government obsolete.

Source: Copblock.org

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