“It is curious that people tend to regard government as a quasi-divine, selfless, Santa Claus organization. Government was constructed neither for ability nor for the exercise of loving care; government was built for the use of force and for necessarily demagogic appeals for votes. If individuals do not know their own interests in many cases, they are free to turn to private experts for guidance. It is absurd to say that they will be served better by a coercive, demagogic apparatus.”
― Murray N. Rothbard, Power and Market: Government and the Economy

“The most sanctified figure in American historiography is, by no accident, the Great Saint of centralizing “democracy” and the strong unitary nation-state: Abraham Lincoln. And so didn’t Lincoln use force and violence, and on a massive scale, on behalf of the mystique of the sacred “Union,” to prevent the South from seceding? Indeed he did, and on the foundation of mass murder and oppression, Lincoln crushed the South and outlawed the very notion of secession (based on the highly plausible ground that since the separate states voluntarily entered the Union they should be allowed to leave). But not only that: for Lincoln created the monstrous unitary nation-state from which individual and local liberties have never recovered.”
― Murray N. Rothbard

“In this century, the human race faces, once again, the virulent reign of the State—of the State now armed with the fruits of man’s creative powers, confiscated and perverted to its own aims. The last few centuries were times when men tried to place constitutional and other limits on the State, only to find that such limits, as with all other attempts, have failed. Of all the numerous forms that governments have taken over the centuries, of all the concepts and institutions that have been tried, none has succeeded in keeping the State in check. The problem of the State is evidently as far from solution as ever. Perhaps new paths of inquiry must be explored, if the successful, final solution of the State question is ever to be attained.”
― Murray N. Rothbard, Anatomy of the State

“We may test the hypothesis that the State is largely interested in protecting itself rather than its subjects by asking: which category of crimes does the State pursue and punish most intensely—those against private citizens or those against itself?

The gravest crimes in the State’s lexicon are almost invariably not invasions of private person or property, but dangers to its own contentment, for example, treason, desertion of a soldier to the enemy, failure to register for the draft, subversion and subversive conspiracy, assassination of rulers and such economic crimes against the State as counterfeiting its money or evasion of its income tax.

Or compare the degree of zeal devoted to pursuing the man who assaults a policeman, with the attention that the State pays to the assault of an ordinary citizen. Yet, curiously, the State’s openly assigned priority to its own defense against the public strikes few people as inconsistent with its presumed raison d’etre.”
― Murray N. Rothbard, Anatomy of the State

11 thoughts on “STATE OF IGNORANCE”

  1. Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.
    – Mark Twain

  2. I think we’ve gone too far to recover in any orderly manner.

    I found out yesterday that the small town I live in, now requires you to apply for, pay a fee for, get a permission slip for : Having a garage sale.

    They’ve managed to claim that everything you own now belongs to the city and ownership thereof cannot be changed without governmental permission.

    If they ticket me for having a garage sale, I’ll see them in Court and try and get IJ or the ACLU interested in it.

    Enough to make you puke.


  3. Hey, Muck – I got a recall notice from Honda, they say I can’t register my paid-off vehicle until I take it in for repair or inspection of a part I already fixed. Now I have to take the time to go to the dealer to clear my vehicle.

  4. el Coyote. You never owned that vehicle. You gave up ownership when you registered it with the state. They own the actual title and they grant you permission to drive that vehicle around. They can confiscate it or refuse you permission to operate the vehicle at their discretion. That Americans actually believe that they own their homes and cars clearly illustrate just how far the misinformation campaign has gone.

    There is no such thing as ownership in the United States. You do not own your homes, cars, income, retirement or bank accounts. Nada.

  5. Grandma Yellen is making statements that reveal she has no clue what’s going on, calling massive inflation “noise”, doesn’t see any bubbles, and has no clue what she’s doing. Nobody is buying our IOU’s anymore, the dollar gets more worthless every day, and the rest of the world is leaving our worthless dollars in the dust (and soon the petrodollar). The Jews running the Fed (Greenspan, Bernanke, and Yellen) presided over the dot-com collapse, the subprime housing/Lehman collapse, and the mother of all collapses, well on it’s way, as the dollar collapses along with our entire economy. Truly amazing our entire country has turned over our fate to psychopaths Obama and the Fed. ie, we’re doomed.

  6. One scenario that comes to mind: if the wife has a green card and is not yet a citizen, her green card can be revoked for any kind of infraction that wouldn’t worry anybody else. Accusation of theft, child abuse, if you read a few cases, just about anything can get you in hot water. I think there was a case where a guy was already a citizen but someone reported his Nazi paraphernalia and mementos, oops, gone.

  7. Thanks Admin, I am a big fan of Dr Rothbard. My goal is to read and comprehend all of his writings, I am close to fulfilling this goal.

  8. The Federal Reserve & the ability to create money out of thin air are the greatest 2 evils in modern society.

    They allow wars, allow the USA’s stupid foreign policy to go unchecked, steal people’s earning power thru inflation, bury the poor/middle class/small businesses, & allow a stupid government to perpetually spend more than it takes in.

    Without those 2 demonic creations, the US wouldn’t be able to destroy itself & the world so easily. Unless those 2 things are abolished, the USA economy will collapse.

  9. Btw, I taught that to ALL my students. I know the gubment crooks probably have me on a list.

    Fuck `em.

    I’m a patriot, beholden to GOD (or whatever U want to call Him) & the Constitution.


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