People are starting to realize that there are con artists and fraudsters in politics, religion, corporations and other positions of power, using unearned power to control us. This article will give you enough information to be able to spot con-artists, to know how they work, and to out-compete them.
True freedom means individual freedom. Freedom for every individual to live how they please. This has many, far reaching implications, which we will discuss throughout this article.
We’ll also show you many examples of how individual freedom is not a reality in today’s world, and what problems this causes.
The self righteous elite may maintain a strangling grip on the rest of us for now, but the world is awakening to the injustice, corruption, and oppression of all forms of leadership.
Our true freedom begins with our own personal awakening.
Democracy is Fundamentally Flawed
“Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch.” — Benjamin Franklin
Although it is an illusion, we currently live in a democracy. This sounds great, but think about it. Should the majority of the people really rule over you? The only reason it currently works for the most part is because the majority tends to vote rationally on most issues. This gives the illusion of freedom.
However, what if the majority was to vote that you could be shot for not paying your taxes?
Well, this is the exact situation in America today.
If you refuse to pay your taxes, the feds will come after you — with guns. If you resist, they can shoot you and at least lock you up.
You may disagree that gays should be allowed to marry but someone else might disagree that you should be allowed to breathe. The majority may vote in agreement.
Is that fair?
The American government banned stem cell research for some time because a religious majority believed that it is playing God to attempt that type of research. This cost the lives and health of millions of people. Why should the majority have ruling say over other people’s lives?
Is that moral?
True Freedom is the Only Fair System
“No man has a natural right to commit aggression on the equal rights of another, and this is all from which the laws ought to restrain him.” – Thomas Jefferson
It is completely immoral for governments to ban anything or tell us how to act appropriately, or what to eat and not eat, or what to do with our own bodies and possessions, or whom to hire or to be polite. In doing so, they are violating our own freedoms because they are purveying force on us. We as de-facto employers of government should be telling them what to do and how to act appropriately.
Governments currently use opinions and beliefs to decide the rules we live by.
Opinions and beliefs are relative, not absolute. They do not apply to everyone, so they should not be applied to everyone. What’s more, these opinions and beliefs are often deep-rooted in bigotry and irrational religion anyway. We will discuss this more later.
- Why should I be branded a criminal for smoking pot when problems caused by the far more dangerous but legal drug alcohol are more common?
- If a mass murderer breaks in to my home and I kill him in a struggle, why am I a criminal?
- Why can’t gay people get married when it is an agreement between two people, not two people and the government?
- And who do governments think they are telling consenting adults what sexual activities they are allowed to privately engage in?! It’s absurd and immoral that governments dictate personal policies.
Even if the rest of the world disagrees, a person’s personal business is their own business, providing it isn’t harming anyone else or violating their rights.
Back in 1976, writers at a company called Neo-Tech Publishing drafted what they called the Constitution of the Universe – a simple yet incredibly profound document.
Here it is in its entirety, and reprinted with permission:
The Constitution of the Universe
*The purpose of conscious life is to live creatively, happily, eternally.
*The function of government is to provide the conditions that let individuals fulfill that purpose. The Constitution of the Universe guarantees those conditions by forbidding the use of initiatory force, fraud, or coercion by any person or group against any individual.
No person, group of persons, or government shall initiate force, threat of force, or fraud against any individual’s self or property.
Force is morally-and-legally justified only for protection from those who violate Article 1.
No exceptions shall exist for Articles 1 and 2.
1. Values exist only relative to life.
2. Whatever benefits a living organism is a value to that organism.
3. Whatever harms a living organism is a disvalue to that organism.
4. The value against which all values are measured is conscious life.
5. Morals apply only to conscious individuals.
* Immoral actions arise (1) from individuals who harm others through force, fraud, or coercion and (2) from individuals who usurp, degrade, or destroy values created or earned by others.
* Moral actions arise from individuals who honestly create and competitively produce values to benefit self, others, and humanity.
This universal constitution provides for one-hundred percent freedom and only allows for the use of force in order to protect those freedoms and rights. It doesn’t make any restrictions on anyone. It doesn’t require that we be nice to anyone or sacrifice ourselves. It does guarantee every individual complete freedom and protection of your life, liberty, property, and contracts.
The idea is nothing new. Pagans have a similar mantra: And it hurt none, do as ye will. Most religions had their own versions, but they did not emphasize “doing what one will” as this would not have allowed them to have any control – the main purpose of organized religion.
Live and Let Live
People who feel the need to control and manipulate others do not function based on reality. They have been brainwashed by the anti-civilization-system currently in control. This is a mental disease that has been in control for almost three thousand years. It’s time to heal the mental disease of mysticism.
Live and let live. Live your life and let others live their lives.
Choose to be considerate, respectful, and caring of other people that respect your freedoms and your life.
What about drugs, or other vices such as prostitution or gambling?
If something is harmless to others, why is it illegal? People should not be made criminals just for doing something someone else believes is wrong. Not all habits are life destroying or even harmful. Bigotry drains society – people should mind their own business.
By being outlawed these victimless crimes feed the black-market and make criminals rich. We can pull the plug on the black market by legalizing drugs, gambling, and prostitution. Since terrorists and crime syndicates make the bulk of their money dealing in one or more of these areas, legalization would put a colossal dent in their income and even cut it off completely. Instantly remove their profit and you instantly remove that criminal element.
The war on drugs is a prime example of how prohibition, created from greed and supported by bigotry, is causing more problems that it solves, and in fact, it doesn’t even solve the problems it sets out to solve. This war can never be won. Nothing good will ever come out of using the current strong-arm tactics or guilt and fear manipulation techniques.
Children and adults usually do the opposite of what you command them to do. Defying authority is typical, especially with young people.
If a government was to make the monumental decision to legalize drugs, they should publicly preface the decision with logical reasons as to why legalization is a better choice than keeping these things illegal. This is a very important point. Proper education yields better results than manipulation. Education would also minimize mixed messages and the number of first time experimenters of hard drugs. We definitely need to dramatically increase education on this.
Prostitution is obviously dangerous to the women who participate in it, but by outlawing it, the only thing that happens is they add getting arrested to their list of dangers – how is that helpful to anyone? It doesn’t address the root cause or do anything to fix the problem so the problem will continue indefinitely.
We need a society where people would be so engrossed in their love-of-life focus that the thought of doing drugs or wasting money in gambling or engaging in sex with prostitutes would be farthest from their minds. And yet, if someone wanted to experience drugs or any activity, they will be completely free to do so.
If drugs were legalized for personal use, medical research, material research, and therapy, it would completely remove the profit in selling the substances and probably remove the dangerous additives.
If governments or the private sector also had workshops and counseling available for treating addictions as diseases rather than crimes, perhaps more people would be willing to opt-out of their life destroying habits. The sad truth is that there is just too much profit and power to be had from prohibition and control.
How Leadership is Inherently Corrupt
“Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force; like fire, a troublesome servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action.”
– George Washington
Who currently prospers from the illegal status of the prohibition and control? Governments have some stake in the black market since they gain from seizures of property and finances. Law enforcement prospers from simply being employed to counteract vice. Some bullies in law enforcement get a chance to beat down doors and hurt people. Politicians make themselves look good by advocating ego-justice and politicized laws. Criminals prosper from the economics of supply and demand and the over-inflated prices.
In the end, taxpayers lose financially due to the overcrowded justice system and the wasted efforts of law enforcement.
There are many medical benefits in some illegal drugs. Marijuana is a very good pain reliever, often less harmful than the things doctors give their patients, and at least as effective. It is sad that the governments keep an iron grip on controlled substances. By doing this, governments are directly furthering people’s pain and these types of controlling governments continue to fail us.
Every day we see another law rushed through in a knee-jerk reaction to some crime in an attempt to protect us. These kind of rules are nothing more than band aid fixes to a cancerous society – fixes that do nothing more than chip away at our liberties.
If you make up a rule that addresses a group of people in particular, you most likely incorporate people from other walks of life that are totally innocent. For example, the ban on hooded tops is an attempt to stop antisocial behavior from unruly teenagers. However, if the law is to be taken as written, (which if it isn’t followed to the letter, then frankly it’s a worthless law) then Muslim women who wear hoods and hide their faces should be forced to abide by this same law.
That’s only fair though, right? You’re not supposed to discriminate when you’re enforcing a law.
This is an example of what is called a non sequitur. A non sequitur is when something doesn’t logically follow from what was before. In this situation, action is being taken on something that has absolutely nothing to do with the problem. Hooded tops do not make people unruly, they are just an attribute of some of the guilty people. It is also an attribute of some innocent people who are made to suffer at the expense of this ridiculous law, while the real problem is not properly addressed.
It is pitiful that we live in a society where these petty and prejudice ideas are enforced. The problem with these types of laws is that they hold no substance – they are not based on any constitution or basic rule of society. They exist purely outside the realms of common sense since governments have never come up with better ways of dealing with these aspects of society. When anything bad happens, the only way the government can react is to enforce more and more control without even attempting to address the root causes.
People need to be made aware that laws targeting a minority are unconstitutional in any system and should never exist. There needs to be more accountability in government for this kind of thing. We are being taken for fools because they enact more of these idiotic laws every year.
The bottom line is that governments are doing nothing to fix the problems of society, because they stand to gain too much from the status quo. Leaders and other external authorities live comfortable and wealthy lives at the expense of the working class. These leaders produce nothing of value or very little, and yet, they steal the value that you and I add to society with their gun enforced taxes, fines and laws.
Our Only Choice
“When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.” – Thomas Jefferson
You may be wondering how much freedom is too much? If everyone was free to do what they want, then wouldn’t that mean that people would be free to take from others or harm people? What would the world be like if we adopted these simple guidelines instead of the myriad of complex and manipulative rules that currently govern us?
As long as we are not infringing on anyone’s rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, then one-hundred percent freedom is totally necessary. Partial freedom is not an acceptable alternative.
If constitutional changes are made that restrict more of our freedoms, this government might be okay in the interim but future administrations can easily use these restrictions against us to work towards establishing a dictatorship. Some governments act subversively in this dictator-manner already and their citizens don’t even realize it.
In the US and other countries, this situation is already out of hand with the introduction of anti-terror laws that completely undermine democracy.
There are many things the government forces us to do. There are all sorts of restrictions on many industries. One thing they force you to do personally is to pay taxes or relinquish your property under the guise of bettering society.
Despite what you may think about having to pay taxes or surrendering your property, it is immoral since gun backed force is used to collect taxes and steal your property. If they are allowed to continue with this one small act of force, what’s to stop them from using their power to force you to do something worse, like national service or something else that strips away your freedoms? Who’s setting the limits here? They are, in their irresponsible ways.
The path of restricting freedoms leads to only one logical conclusion – that of a totalitarian dictatorship.