dollarvigilante.com / By Ed Bugos / January 3, 2012
“Government use of force to mold social and economic behavior at home and abroad has justified individuals using force on their own terms. The fact that violence by government is seen as morally justified, is the reason why violence will increase when the big financial crisis hits and becomes a political crisis as well. First, we recognize that individuals shouldn’t initiate violence, then we give the authority to government. Eventually, the immoral use of government violence, when things go badly, will be used to justify an individual’s “right” to do the same thing. Neither the government nor individuals have the moral right to initiate violence against another yet we are moving toward the day when both will claim this authority. If this cycle is not reversed society will break down.”
Think about that when you hear Obama types talk about “fairness” as a goal of the coercive apparatus. That was excerpted from Ron Paul’s historic farewell speech to congress delivered in November following Romney’s victory in the nomination. The original speech is an hour long but the worthy excerpts here will only take 10-15 minutes to read.