"[D]ecade after decade, through taxes and regulations, governments at all levels took ever-increasing control over people’s lives, wealth, and property. The control grew exponentially, decade after decade. The rationale was that the control was necessary -- for society, for the poor, for the nation, even for freedom itself. Americans continued living their life of the lie: they continued believing that the more control government exercised over their lives and property, the freer they became."
by:
Jacob G. Hornberger
American author, journalist, politician, founder and president of the Future of Freedom Foundation
Source:
Terrorism—Public And Private, The Tyranny Of Gun Control, 74 (Future Of Freedom Foundation 1997).
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In a de jure representative republic ("The republican is the only form of government which is not eternally at open or secret war with the rights of mankind." Thomas Jefferson) that was to be guaranteed in the States united, the government was to be an inferior servant, extending the sovereignty of We The People. In a fiduciary capacity, the representative servant was to administer a Constitutionally limited portion of natural law and rights that are inherent and equal to each individual sovereign; not the person (individually or in concert) or his/her desires. The servant has no authority (duties only), nor can he do anything the individual sovereign can do for himself. Only when government becomes an independent third party, in toto aloof from We The People, can it become the dictator of despotism and tyranny. By way of extremely terse example: A right given by some competent authority to do an act, which without such authority would be illegal. The instrument or writing which secures this right, is called a license. Vide Ayl. Parerg, 353; 15 Vin. Ab. 92; Ang. Wat. Co. 61, 85 (Bouviers law dictionary). How can the servant, that gets its authority from the individual sovereign, have greater authority than the originating master, to legalize an otherwise illegal act? ? ? ? The psychotic despotism that has become so engrained in societys helots, serfs, and otherwise slaves believes, the more servant issued licenses one has, the freer they are.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    oops, my statement: "How can the servant, that gets its authority from the individual sovereign"; should read, How can the servant, that gets its duties from the individual sovereign,
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    Through a series of never ending and evil incursions into our liberties we are losing everything the Constitution gave us.
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
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    I just want to wish all the liberal progressives here a great day... Today is the birthday of one of your greatest role models. A man who could speak to a crowd and have them absolutley riveted... A man who thought judeo-christian beliefs were a little too restrictive... A man who believed in community organizing on a massive scale... A man who held that animal life was of greater value than human life... A man who believed that we should all live and work in service of the state for the Greater Good... Yes its that special dayits Adolph Hitlers Birthday, so happy Goose Stepping and Chanting to you all.
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
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    And they still cry for more regulation, power, and taxes. At least with a monarchy or dictatorship the masses could occasionally crash the gates and hang the tyrant. But in America today, it is the system that enslaves us -- the governments today are but pawns. Civil disobedience on a grand scale is but the only way. Stop obeying the orders to steal from others, to 'sacrifice' yourself and your family, to 'serve' the state, and stop paying the government your 'fair share.' Our honor does not require us to follow unlawful dictates of the state.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    "Government is a disease masquerading as it's own cure." L Neil Smith.
     -- jim k, Austin     
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