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Everyone a criminal by laws of today

 

May 31, 2017



Ayn Rand wrote “There’s no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.”

Welcome to today. You are guilty; you may not have been caught yet.

When the laws are complicated, confusing, and contradictory, people will incriminate themselves by trying to stay “legal.” This saves the enforcers and bureaucrats much trouble.

Contrary to the mythology, you are now guilty until proven innocent. Be ready to prove yourself legal at the whim of any government employee.

Are you sure you even know what’s legal and what isn’t? I guarantee you don’t. It’s estimated that each and every one of us commits an average of three felonies per day — unintentionally and without evil intent.

Traditional American rightful liberty is no longer the default position; the default has become “Is that legal? Do you have permits showing you have asked, and paid for, the privilege to do what you are doing?”

Think of all the ways you are expected to enslave yourself. Are your papers in order and up to date? How about your driver’s license/national ID and any occupational licenses? Is your daughter’s lemonade stand legal, or is it a black market operation? Do you have the proper permit?

Do you carry any prescription medications with you? Are they in their original bottles? Do you have the prescription with you? If not, you may be considered a drug criminal.

How much cash are you carrying? Can you prove you got it legally, and not through engaging in acts of trade outside government permission? If not, expect to have it stolen from you if an enforcer finds it. In this case your money is guilty unless you can prove it innocent, at your own expense, and it will be forfeited to the thieves of “government” so they can buy more equipment and hire more enforcers to use against your life, liberty, and property.

And you’ll honor them for doing this job.

Enough. I will assume liberty. I don’t care whether what you do is legal or not, and I won’t help those looking to trap you. As long as you aren’t using violence against the peaceable, or violating the private property of others, what you do is none of my business. Go in peace.

Farwell’s Kent McManigal champions liberty. Contact him at:

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