I was reading about the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) today, and began to think about government programs as diseases. I have now noodled out a new doctrine to explain government. It’s so obvious that I can’t imagine why I didn’t think of it before!
The AIDS Doctrine:
Government functions just like a virulent strain of AIDS.
In formulating this doctrine to explain the existence and workings of government, I went to the Wikipedia page for AIDS and found the following statements. Each statement about AIDS is shown in bold print, followed by its similarity to government AIDS, or “GOVAIDS”:
Acquired immuno-deficiency syndrome (AIDS) is a viral disease of the immune system. Humans are normally born with a healthy immune system. In like manner, people are born free with God-given unalienable rights, and children have to learn the meaning of freedom. Based upon their understanding of freedom, they can develop an immune system against tyranny. But over time, the government, the general zeitgeist and the government schools directly attack that tyranny immune system. A few stout souls fight GOVAIDS throughout their entire lifetimes. Many people’s immune systems are overwhelmed by GOVAIDS, and they cease fighting against it. Many never fight at all. Many say “if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em.”
Opportunistic infections are common in people with AIDS. These infections affect nearly every organ system. In GOVAIDS, politicians, bureaucrats, lobbyists, think tanks and suppliers are the “opportunistic infections” spoken of here. There is no human act or human thought where an opportunity cannot be exploited. Many make a nice living managing GOVAIDS (politicians and bureaucrats), promoting the spread of GOVAIDS (lobbyists), studying GOVAIDS (think tanks), and supplying the government with everything it needs or wants.
AIDS is never stopped once it starts. This explains how an agency like the Transportation Safety Administration can come into being and can never be closed. Other agencies like the National Endowment of the Arts, the Departments of Energy and Education do not need to exist but live on, no matter which political party dominates Congress.
Out of a Heritage Foundation report entitled “in Rolling Back Government: A Budget Plan to Rebuild America,” I’ve listed below only twelve (out of over 250) Federal agencies that still exist, far beyond the charters that established them. Each one is an unconstitutional creation spending money criminally:
Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture and Arts
Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin
Office of Nuclear Waste Negotiator
Pennsylvania Avenue Development Corporation
State Justice Institute
Susquehanna River Basin Commission
Appalachian Regional Commission
Arms Control and Disarmament Agency
Corporation for National and Community Service
Institute of Peace
Legal Services Corporation
Marine Mammal Commission
AIDS is now a pandemic. GOVAIDS is also a pandemic, since government is growing exponentially. GOVAIDS infects every human act, 24/7, even your thought life. Don’t believe it? Consider hate crimes legislation that judges your state of mind, not just your acts.
Treatments for AIDS can slow the course of the disease. State governments could theoretically use the vaccine of nullification to stop GOVAIDS. But most states believe that GOVAIDS is more powerful than their nullification vaccine, so they don’t use it. Besides, even if they did want to use the nullification vaccine, the states have no real active ingredient (a militia) in their vaccine to use. So, the states simply write prescriptions for placebo vaccines (Tenth Amendment Resolutions) and just show them to the government leaders as a threat. GOVAIDS leadership ignores prescriptions waved at them. GOVAIDS leaders use force to rule, and only recognize force to thwart their rulership. If you doubt this assertion, read about the Nullification Crisis of 1832.
Typical modern medications only treat the symptoms of any disease, not the cause. So it is when Congress argues about legislation or the Supreme Court hands down an opinion. So it is when media talking heads like Glenn Beck bleat unendingly about Washington’s shenanigans without offering solutions to the problems.
AIDS eventually kills the host. Unchecked, GOVAIDS will tax to the max, and regulate everything. Complete totalitarianism is the logical conclusion of unchecked government. Curiously, GOVAIDS will consume everything, wreck the economy that supports it, and eventually die of its own excesses. And presently, the government of the United States recognizes no constraint on its own power…certainly not an old, anachronistic Constitution with no authority to restrain GOVAIDS.
There is no cure for AIDS. True…but there is a cure for GOVAIDS! All Americans have the cure for GOVAIDS in their hands today. Some are unaware that they posses it, others don’t believe it will work, and still others are frightened that the virus might get mad and fight back.
Humankind can still wrest health away from disease and re-establish liberty. Yes, my friends, there is only ONE CURE for GOVAIDS.
A “Liberty Quarantine” is the medicine of choice. So long as a group of people stay within the area of infection, they are subject to that infection. But when that group of people quarantine themselves voluntarily, GOVAIDS ceases overnight.
A group of the most intelligent, genius-level, liberty-loving individuals the world has ever known could come together and craft a Declaration of Independence. They could meet for months and hammer out a Constitution or some other compact or contract to bind themselves to each other, and define the powers and restrictions of their new form of government. But until the new compact is ENFORCED, it is only ink marks on a page. And all compacts and contracts are inevitably enforced through violence or the threat of violence. Behind every peaceful agreement and peaceable negotiation is the ultimate penalty for violation of the peace, which is violence. To disagree with this statement is tantamount to asserting that the sun is not shining on a cloudy day.
And the next government you create will have the very same tendencies to corruption. The form of government you choose will be the determining factor to the rapidity with which it will metastasize into a cancer on the body politic.
So, ladies and gentlemen, do not be resigned to tyranny and the disease of GOVAIDS. Embrace the revitalization of your state’s Militia, and wholly work toward your state’s secession and your own personal liberty.
Secession is the hope for mankind. Who will be first?
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