Hallmark of Tyranny: Conversion of Rights into Privileges Granted by Government
“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 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.
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
Private Property Ownership
— the First American Right To Die Under Barack Obama’s Tyranny
“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.
Destruction of Property Rights Using Administrative Law
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:
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“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.
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, i.e.law, 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 U.S.at 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”
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.
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.’
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.”
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.
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.
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?
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.
It does not seem prudent to let this happen again.
ASK YOUR GOVERNOR, YOUR STATE LEGISLATURE,
AND YOUR STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL
TO PUT A STOP TO THIS.
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.
NOTHING EVER LIMITS THE GOVERNMENT, EXCEPT THE PEOPLE.
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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