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Second Post for Day 86 of Kung Flu House Arrest

New readers (One? Two?) of this blog might like to know where my antipathy toward government comes from. Mostly I recognize government as nothing more than Stationary Bandits. Once you get past National Defense and, say here in the U.S., broad civil rights protection what other really legitimate purpose does the national government have? I can’t think of much. Many people will talk about the money supply. They’ll mention Social Security, etc. They will name their favorite programs. None of them are really necessary. If they didn’t exist life would be different. I’m not saying better, just different.

The way our Constitution contemplated government it would be a group of 50 states doing what they wanted to do only limited by the Constitution. Each state could design a different set of policies. Policies that met the demands and desires of their respective citizens.

I am also, given current events, befuddled by those that think we need more government.

Here is my thought on more government:

We have given our government a supposed monopoly on violence. Government is violence. If you do not obey the government (In most cases… current looting is apparently excepted) eventually violence will befall you. This is what happened to the current Martyr of our government led racial unrest. Don’t expect government to fix what government uses to its advantage.

By the way, the Minneapolis Police policy manual on the use of force specifically allows for the knee on the neck we all have seen (look for paragraph 5-311). I’m fairly confident that cop will get convicted, but I don’t think he would with a fair trial. He’s not going to get a fair trail.