Congress is the Key

Hallmark of Tyranny: Conversion of Rights into Privileges Granted by Government

Requiring licenses and permits for doing things that the government does not have the delegated power to restrict, except by due process in which the burden of proof is on the petitioner.
Black’s Law Dictionary defines “license” as: “The permission by competent authority to do an act which, without such permission, would be illegal, a trespass, or otherwise not allowable.” In short, a license is permission to do something that would be illegal without that license.”


When America was a free country, if you wanted to start a business, you rented a space and hung up a sign. You did not spend time or money filling out forms or petitioning bureaucrats for permits and licenses. If you were not good enough, your reputation would put you out of business.


The destruction of America’s highly productive system of free enterprise went into high gear during the anti-capitalism of the Obama era. We are now poised on the potential opportunity to make America great again by restoring the principles of liberty,  which inspired the founding of our nation.
America was founded on principles that were set forth in The Declaration of Independence.
The Declaration of Independence includes the following:

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.”

Private property rights: owning, buying, selling, renting, working and earning are essential parts of the pursuit of happiness.

One of the “Abuses and Usurpations” listed in

the American Declaration of Independence of July 4, 1776
our founding fathers was:
“He has erected a Multitude of New Offices, and sent hither Swarms of Officers to harass our People, and eat out their Substance.”
We fought a war over this.
Then in 1889 the US Supreme Court ruled (In Dent v. West Virginia) that states had the right to impose “reasonable” certifications or licenses for various professions. 
Then, most states only began to license physicians, dentists, and lawyers. This might have been “reasonable”. 
By 1920, only about 30 American occupations required any sort of licensing. This was claimed to have been “reasonable”. Within one decade after World War Two, as many as 5% of American workers were being required to get a license to do their jobs.
Today more than 30% of American workers are being required to get a license. Have we forgotten the meaning of “reasonable”?
If you want to know who is the servant, and who is the master, just determine this: Who is asking for permission, and who is granting (or denying) permission? Does government accept the fact that they govern with the consent of the governed, or does government tell the governed that they need a permit to peacefully interact with their fellow citizens?

The free citizen does not need permission from government to enjoy the peaceable use of his property. The government needs permission, from the people, for every use of force that they seek. Permission, from the people is only possible where people would have the right to use force on their own behalf. The use of force is only morally justifiable if it is in self defense, or in the defense of someone else, who has authorized us to act in their behalf. Government is the agency which we have collectively authorized to act on behalf of the entire population.

Some municipalities are even asserting that a property owner must obtain a “business license” to rent property.  Black’s Law Dictionary defines “license” as: “The permission by competent authority to do an act which, without such permission, would be illegal, a trespass, or otherwise not allowable.” In short, a license is permission to do something that would be illegal without that license. In a free country, it is not illegal to own property, or to rent, buy, or sell property.  Of course these municipalities will even assert the right to charge a fee to the property owner for violating his property rights.

A free citizen does not require permission from the government to enjoy the inalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Property rights are a part of the pursuit of happiness. This is one of the essential differences between freedom and tyranny. In fact, the licensing of “rights” is a hallmark of the onset of tyranny.

When government uses force beyond the specific consent of the governed, or beyond the only moral justification for the use of force, then government is in violation of ITS PERMIT.

But often the converting of rights into privileges, that are allegedly “granted” by government, is not the full extent of the usurpation. They often even CHARGE for the “privilege”, or extort other concessions by threatening to DENY the “permit”.
The original justification for charging a license fee was the assertion that government was providing a service by protecting the consumer, where the consumer needed some sort of expert oversight.
Our modern examples have even abandoned this pretense in favor of admitting to simple extortion.
Imagine this:
Go down to the police department and tell them that you can prove that there is an organization, in their jurisdiction, which is demanding money from people who run businesses, and making threats to anyone who refuses to pay up. They will probably be very interested until they find out that you are not talking about a privately operated organized crime syndicate. You will be told that it is perfectly fine for government to run the very same racket that would be prosecuted as extortion if it was not being done by government.
The difference between theft and taxation is that when a thief takes your money he does not use it to interfere in your life or business, and you do not have to fill out any forms.

The state of Nevada charges $1,500 for the right to be a tour guide. Many states now have license requirements for athletic trainers, make-up artists, barbers, cosmetologists, milk samplers, or auctioneers.

In one human life time America went from fighting a war to stop fascism

to implementing fascism in our own country.
Even municipal and county governments are going into this racket. Every simple tradesman is now a possible victim.
 Many local governments are even claiming that their subjects need a license to rent a house. This means that there is no longer a right to own property in that jurisdiction except when the owner lives in the property himself. The right to own property; other than one’s own personal residence, has been converted into a privilege which is granted, or even sold, by government. Often they even claim the power to DENY that permit. The denial of permission to rent a house amounts to the destruction of property rights. The effect on the property owner is the same as if the property had been seized without due process.
 There is no tabulation of these absurd usurpations of power that would not be out of date by the time that you could read it. Government bureaucrats are continuously writing more rules to require more licenses. This is the modern version of ancient struggle. This is the struggle between those who produce goods and services, and the parasites who live off of those who produce goods and services, but produce nothing. 


Private Property Ownership

— the First American Right To Die Under Barack Obama’s Tyranny

William L. Shirer wrote, in The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich:
“Amidst this labyrinthine organization and all the multitude of offices and agencies of the Ministry of Economics and the Four-Year Plan and the niagara of thousands of special decrees and laws even the most astute businessman was often lost, and special lawyers had to be employed to enable a firm to function. The graft involved in finding one’s way to key officials who could make decisions on which orders depended or in circumventing the endless rules and regulations of the government and the trade associations became in the late Thirties astronomical.”
(The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany
By William L. Shirer)
As in all forms of tyranny the “endless rules and regulations of the government” creates a mechanism for a subtle form of terrorism that can be used against those who might try to defend their rights. Government now has the ability to impose the selective enforcement of law against any subject who might resist oppression. Any protest of the destruction of liberty will be met with a myriad of new citations for other contrived “violations”. The tactic will usually terrorize the victim, or simply wear him down, until he just decides to go along.  
Usually the victim will be told that these citations do not need to be put before a real judge and a jury of peers, as our constitution requires.  Instead, the victim will be required to “exhaust his administrative remedies” before seeing anything that appears similar to the justice system that is defined in our constitution. This process is more accurately called being exhausted BY administrative remedies. This is the time consuming frustration of being tried by a so called “administrative judge” who is an employee of the accuser. The accuser’s agent generally rules that the accuser was right.  
A murderer would be tried before a real judge and a jury of peers. A property owner, who is accused of not cutting his lawn often enough has no such rights.
If the property owner fails to do as he is told quickly enough, then the government will appear on his property with bulldozers and a wrecking crew and simply demolish and level his property. The property owner will receive a bill for the cost of destroying his property. If he fails to pay that bill, then the land that is left after destroying his property will be sold at public auction to satisfy this lien.      
A progression occurs in the deterioration from liberty into totalitarianism. There are a number of measurable parameters that can be readily used as a measure, and to define, the loss of freedom. The central measurement is the tabulation of what the people actually control. Of course that which the people control is diminished every time that any function is given over to government. Whatever the government is allowed to control becomes an increase in the power of government and a loss of liberty to the people.
All of these ridiculous rules, regulations, and licensing requirements make it more difficult to produce. We can no longer compete in the world market place. We can no longer even produce what we need, but we buy foreign made products because they cost less. So money and jobs move away to other countries. America was once the envy of the world, because of our high standard of living. This was simply because we could produce more than we were consuming. A nation which does not produce more than it consumes will spiral downward into poverty. All of the indicators show that this is what is happening.

Destruction of Property Rights Using Administrative Law
IF you do not read all of this, at least watch this VIDEO:


Each topic in Agenda 21 has each been made a specific piece of suggested legislation. All of these thousands of specific pieces of suggested legislation are being introduced at every level of government: State, county, and municipal. Like the pieces of a jig-saw puzzle, no one can visualize the “big picture” until all of the pieces of the puzzle are in place. If you want to see the “big picture” read the whole of agenda 21. This is total control of every aspect of human existence: controlled by an all powerful world government. To put it quite simply, agenda 21 is the United Nations plan for sustainable dictatorship. 

To see an example of how this is being implemented, watch the video, and read the article below:

Destroying Property Rights In the Name of Cleaning Up Dilapidated Buildings

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Judge Rules Administrative Court System Illegal After 81 Years  

  “Fascism” is a term that is frequently misused. It is often used simply as a insult for those of any opposing political camp. Yet there is a correct usage for this term.  Fascism is a governmental system which permits a certain degree of “private” property or business ownership, but the management of the property is under governmental oversight.

Fascism is a form of socialism. The term “Nazi” means NATIONAL SOCIALIST.  Fascism is not an opposite to Communism. Fascism is a transition step in the direction of Communism.


The 1st plank of the
Communist Manifesto: Abolition of Private Property

Senate Doc # 43; SENATE RESOLUTION NO.62 (Pg 9, Par 2) April 17th 1933: “The ultimate ownership of all property is in the State; individual so-called “ownership” is only by virtue of government,, amounting to mere user; and use must be in accordance with law and subordinate to the necessities of the State”

The America once extolled as the voice of liberty heard around the world no longer is cast in the image which Jefferson and Madison designed, but more in the Russian image” -Chief Justice Burger, Laird v.Tatum, 408 28,29 (1972)


   Under Fascism “owners” are generally allowed to retain title to property, but are prohibited from using property in any way which does not follow some governmental law or regulation. Governmental law or regulation might be ambiguous or self-contradictory.

    After being denied any control as to what can be done with property these victimized owners are granted the privilege of paying taxes on the property. This type of symbolic ownership makes property ownership into a burden rather than a benefit. Property “owners” are also given the duty of maintaining the property, and the standards for this maintenance are dictated by government. The government might set unreasonable requirements as to the maintenance of the property, which is always at the expense of the “owner”.


“The merger of Government power & Corporate power is FASCISM”

    Benito Mussolini


    Fascism is actually the government ownership of all property except in name or “title”. Fascism allows citizens to believe that they own property, but they must use it in accordance with the mandates of government. Since the only benefit of ownership is the ability to control and use the property, the real ownership is actually in the hands of the government.

Fascism is De Facto government ownership of private property.


Communism is the abolition of private property through actual, and admitted, government ownership.  


    The most disgusting part of the scenario is the attempt to justify the taking of property rights of the individual on the grounds that it will benefit the community as a whole. In reality the whole of the community is equally devastated by the destruction of property rights.


    Totalitarians, who have been unable to achieve their desired degree of control over our society, through other arguments, have shifted their plan of attack to an appeal that is based on the false objective of protection of a “community” value.


    Laws being made by unelected bureaucrats, who pretend to be “representatives of the people” is the common model of every type of tyranny.


Meet your “Cousin Beau”
 He is your cousin because he is the illegitimate son of your Uncle Sam.  He is the product of his seduction by the forces of totalitarianism.
He has been called by many names in many nations. You may know his older brothers.  In more advanced stages of development, they are called apparatchiks, cadres, storm troopers, and commissars.  Here in America, where they are still solidifying their power, they are called compliance officers, inspectors, special agents, administrators, and regulators.
His full name is Beau U. Krat. The ‘U’ stands for unconstitutional. He is the unelected bureaucrat, who makes up ‘administrative laws.’  He conducts searches without warrants or makes up his own ‘administrative warrants’ without probable cause.  He issues ‘administrative orders’ and assesses penalties against those whom he has found ‘guilty’ of violating his ‘laws.’ 
If you wish to ‘appeal’ his ‘orders’ you must appeal to him.
 He is your judge, jury and prosecutor. He wields legislative, executive and judicial branch authority. He uses methods, against honest citizens, which are forbidden even to legitimate policemen in their pursuit of dangerous criminals.
Remember his famous slogans:
“I’m just doing my job,”
“I’m only here to help you,”
“I was just obeying orders.”

AGENDA 21 explained- 12 min. video 

Inside the United Nations (Paperback) by Steve Bonta





With the FORCE OF LAW municipalities will cite “codes” as the authority to order property owners do follow a myriad of mandates that will boggle the minds of average citizens. No part of the property is ignored. This even includes yard work, parking of vehicles, and painting.

This coat of paint on the face of tyranny does nothing to alter the essence of fascism. The struggle against totalitarianism is now including the new playing field of MUNICIPAL governments. And as do most totalitarians, the fascists always say they want to take power “for our own good.”

Louis D. Brandeis (1856-1941) – American judge wrote:

“Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the government’s purposes are beneficent. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil-minded rulers. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding.”

Nineteen Eighty-four (Paperback) by George Orwell


John T. Flynn, wrote (In As We Go Marching):

“The most terrifying aspect of the whole fascist episode is the dark fact that most of its poisons are generated not by evil men or evil peoples, but by quite ordinary men in search of an answer to the baffling problems that beset every society. Nothing could have been further from the minds of most of them than the final brutish and obscene result. The gangster comes upon the stage only when the scene has been made ready for him by his blundering precursors.”

Mussolini defined fascism: in The Political and Social Doctrine of Fascism:

“Anti-individualistic, the fascist conception of life stresses the importance of the State and accepts the individual only in so far as his interests coincide with those of the State, which stands for the conscience and the universal will of man as a historic entity…. The fascist conception of the State is all-embracing; outside of it no human or spiritual values can exist, much less have value…. Fascism is therefore opposed to that form of democracy which equates a nation to the majority, lowering it to the level of the largest number…. We are free to believe that this is the century of authority, a century tending to the ‘right’, a Fascist century. If the 19th century was the century of the individual (liberalism implies individualism) we are free to believe that this is the ‘collective’ century, and therefore the century of the State.”

Columbia University Professor Robert O. Paxton has written that:

“Fascism may be defined as a form of political behavior marked by obsessive preoccupation with community decline (emphasis added), humiliation, or victim-hood and by compensatory cults of unity, energy, and purity, in which a mass-based party of committed nationalist militants, working in uneasy but effective collaboration with traditional elites, abandons democratic liberties and pursues with redemptive violence and without ethical or legal restraints goals of internal cleansing and external expansion.”

Of course this is an open door for corruption. The coercion placed upon one person is often the creation of income for some other insider cohort of the bureaucrats, or even for the bureaucrats themselves. The government that “robs Peter to pay Paul” will always have the support of Paul.

The most important thing to understand about Fascism is that it progresses through stages. It begins with government “regulating” business. Then it progresses into government actually managing the business. When government manages an entire industry there are no longer any competing enterprises, but there is just one government monopoly. No longer is there any regulation of that monopoly, because the “regulator” is actually the senior partner in the enterprise. Great care is taken to create the appearance that everything is for the benefit of the people. In reality the people are exploited by insiders both in and out of government. In the final analysis it all comes down to money and power for the few.

Of course, the ultimate stage of fascism is national centralization of power at the highest level. At this stage the central government controls every industry, and every municipality. Like a pack of wolves, each part of this monster contributes to the strength of the whole. The control over goods and services will be used to control, and monitor, the people. Control of health care is the power of life and death. Control of communications is the ability to stifle dissent. Control of food, water, shelter, and electricity is control of the ability to survive. The ramifications go on and on.

Private property rights are essential to liberty. The more secure private property rights are, the more individuals can protect themselves against the attacks of politicians and bureaucrats. Limitations on private property rights results in coercion, plunder and tyranny. 

Every time that the government increases its power we are told that there is some benefit for the people in that increase in the power of government. The increase in the power of government is camouflaged by the assertion that the people are receiving more “services” from government. When government provides a service we should never forget the fact that the government has the ability to use force against its customers, and against its competitors.

Often the first step in this progression is that we move from services being provided by several competing private entities, to services being provided by a government regulated monopoly.  Often the next step is that we move to services being provided by a monopoly that is operated by the government itself.

When services are provided by several competing private entities the customer has the ability to choose between those competing private entities. The customer might be influenced by price, or by the quality of the service, or by any other factor that is important to that customer.

When services are provided by a government regulated monopoly the customer has no ability to choose between competing entities, but the assertion will be made that the customer will be protected from the abuse of the monopoly by virtue of the regulation from the government. Of course this assertion is based on the theory that the government has no goals of its own in the regulation of the monopoly, and that the government has no bias of any sort.

When services are provided by a government monopoly the customer has no ability to choose between competing entities. More importantly, there is no longer any way to make the assertion that the customer will be protected from the abuse of the monopoly by the regulation from the government.  Of course there will be a claim that the government will regulate itself. At best, this scenario is the fox protecting the hen house.

Of course the jump from services that are provided by several competing private entities, to services that are provided by a government monopoly can be made without going through the stage of services that are provided by a government regulated monopoly.

The blatant assertion that there is no such thing as private property rights has become so audacious that some municipalities have even made a “law” that strips from the property owner the right to park his own car in his own front yard!  When they tell you that you are required to replace the siding on your house, they will also tell you that you are not allowed to do it yourself. You must hire a licensed contractor to do it. The “licensed contractor” paid the city for his license. The “licensed contractor” will also pay the city for a “building permit”.  The “licensed contractor” will include these costs in his bill to you.

“Government is not reason; it is not eloquence; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.” –
–  George Washington
The proper function of government is the protection of life, liberty, and property. Government is an agency of force. The use of force is only morally justifiable if it is in self defense, or in the defense of someone else, who has authorized us to act in their behalf. Government is the agency which we have collectively authorized to act on behalf of the entire population. A law is a statement of a responsibility which is required by government through the use or the threat of the use of force. Everything that government does involves the use of force. Government uses force to compel the compliance with each of it laws, by providing penalties for violation of laws. Laws may require a specific action from the citizen or they may prohibit a specific action of a citizen. At the very least, in all cases, the actions of government are funded by tax revenues that are taken from citizens through the use, or threat of the use of force. This means that a moral government may only do those things, for which the use of force, would be morally justifiable.

The individual rights for every human being, and government coercion, are opposites.

Yet, at the same time, we recognize the fact that the weaker need to be protected from the stronger. Protection is the only reason that we allow government to exist, and is the only legitimate function of government. When government is not limited to its only legitimate functions, then the people need to be protected from their protectors. 
All that needs to be done, to protect individual rights, is to limit government to protecting life, liberty, and property. The limitation of government, historically, has been a difficult task; in that criminals will seek to control government, and to use it as an instrument of plunder.
Our founding fathers wrote, in the Declaration of Independence, that governments are instituted among men to protect our rights, and that they derive their just powers from the consent of the governed. The governed citizens have no authority to give consent to the government for any action, that they; as individuals have no right to perform. We have no authority to authorize government to use force, when it is not justified by the need for defense. Each time that government acts, we should be able to ask for the moral justification for this use of force.

In any discussion of expanding the function of government beyond its legitimate function of protecting life liberty and property there is a common sense question that should be asked:  Is government doing such a good job of protecting life liberty and property that it seems wise to divide their efforts into other areas? Is there no more crime in your area? If the government cannot perform its primary function, why would we think it wise to give them other duties?

Government must be limited to protecting us from aggressors. There is no human agency; which can morally use force to require or prohibit anything, unless one citizen would have a moral right to use force in the same situation. If there is not a citizen whose life, liberty or property is being put at risk, then there is no government function.

The ends do not justify the means. As soon as you begin to plead the benefits of allowing government to cross this line, there is no where else to close the gate. If we take the first step onto the slippery slope, then we slide all the way to the chasm.

One of those “Abuses and Usurpations” was:
“For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury”
These were cited as evidence of
“a Design to reduce them under absolute Despotism.”
Are we now at the same point, which caused the American Revolution?

The Constitution of the United States of America ~ By Our Founding Fathers with Introduction by Congressman Ron Paul


It does not seem prudent to let this happen again.




Now, with a more responsible President,

we might actually be able to obtain relief from the federal government.





Thomas Jefferson said:
“The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.”
We add this:
“The battle for liberty is never won, and is never lost.
The battle for liberty always continues.
It is never too late, and it is never soon enough, to defend freedom.
No matter how enslaved we are, we always have hope.
No matter how free we are we are never safe.
Any generation that fails to defend freedom will lose it.
The next generation will have to shed blood to gain it back.
When the defense of liberty becomes a crime, tyranny is already in force. At that point failure to defend liberty makes slavery at certainty.” John Perna


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