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Not Mere Pilfering

Published: October 24, 2008, Author: JayTaber

How you solve a problem depends on how you define it. One can get into the circular argument about whether government as a criminal enterprise causes totalitarianism, or the reverse, but the fact of the matter is that they are symbiotic. Allowing too much power to accrue in too few hands results in crime, and allowing crime to go unpunished results in unaccountable power.

Homeland Security, national security, and the GWOT all concentrate power and funding without even a semblance of oversight or accountability. So naturally they are criminal enterprises used to punish political opponents and to line the pockets of friends.

In its present form, this criminal enterprise is not mere pilfering, it is wholesale larceny that is depriving us of the ability to live. As such, the situation is not one of negotiation, but rather of warfare. Advocacy as a response is ineffective, inadequate and inappropriate.

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