U.S. Government Abdicates

Jim Davidson  The Libertarian Enterprise

February 16, 2010

Yes, it has suddenly occurred to me that there is a current and complete abdication of government. The United States of America has abdicated government, placing us outside its protection, and is making war against us.

Anarchists, anarcho-capitalists, voluntaryists, agorists, libertarians should all rejoice. There’s no need to overthrow the government, the government has abdicated power over us.

Here’s how Paul Craig Roberts explains it: “Indeed, on February 3 Dennis Blair, director of National Intelligence told the House Intelligence Committee that it was now “defined policy” that the U.S. government can murder its own citizens on the sole basis of someone in the government’s judgment that an American is a threat. No arrest, no trial, no conviction, just execution on suspicion of being a threat.”

Now, admittedly, the war on Americans goes back much further. Richard Nixon declared war on drugs, which meant spying on Americans, sending undercover agents into the streets to lie and entrap, and which made illegal to possess herbs bearing seed and trees bearing fruit which God gave us to be as meat (Genesis 1:29). Reagan expanded the war on drugs and fed it more money. At the same time, Reagan’s guy Ed Meese declared war on pornography and other forms of free speech.

The international trafficking in arms regulations made it illegal for Americans to own encryption software, or sell it overseas. Many Americans did so, anyway, and some went to prison. Prohibitions in these arms regulations have limited American access to rocket propelled grenades, interfered with space tourism companies, and done much other real damage.

The war on terror began with the USAPATRIOT act and continues with the military commissions act eliminating habeas corpus. It advanced to the point where both Bush and Obama were detaining persons indefinitely without trial, without any recourse, and eagerly, enthusiastically having them tortured. At least four dozen under Bush, probably over a hundred, and an estimated six dozen under Obama have died while being tortured. The government won’t even punish the attorneys who came up with feeble minded arguments to justify such behaviour.

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