May 6, 2012
There is immense confusion about the nature of the State.
There is even more bewilderment about what
constitutes a patriot. Any discussion in the civic realm begins with a
cultural viewpoint. An attitude toward the proper role of the individualís
relationship with government based upon oneís value system and
interpretation of civil order is natural.
One manís patriot is another manís
traitor. Where do you stand on the sentiments behind the penning of the
below ideas? Quiz yourself and see if you can figure out the name of the
The quotes assembled in this essay illustrate that government officials and
agencies would put the critic on a terrorist watch list. Read each and
compare if the thought behind the passage agrees with your value system or
if the attitude is too extreme for mainstream politics in todayís America.
If left up to the national security apparatus, the author would be on a
wanted poster, labeled as the Number One Enemy of the State.
Imagine the governmentís response for advocating a society that promotes
Tolerating grievous radical expressions like these examples is
dangerous. Consider the outlooks.
"I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty
than to those attending too small a degree of it."
"What country can preserve its liberties if its rulers are not warned from
time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance?"
"It is better to tolerate that rare instance of a parentís refusing to let
his child be educated, than to shock the common feelings by a forcible
transportation and education of the infant against the will of his father."
"It is strangely absurd to suppose that a million of human beings, collected
together, are not under the same moral laws which bind each of them
Many people complain about government but most consent to the dictates of
authority as a required acceptance of citizen obedience.
How many times have
you heard the viewpoint it is your duty to act in compliance with the law as
the price of a civilized society? The vast majority obeys whatever
regulation or edict comes their way. This fact keeps the system functioning.
The standards set forth for your submission often evolve, but people learn
Pushing the envelope of the acceptance quotient varies in intensity, but
seldom does government retreat.
The state is the final judge of
acceptability, because force is the ultimate weapon of threat for
disobedience. Ruling regents restrain, ignore or discard eternal indivisible
rights if a conflict exists with the interests of the state. Freedom can be
a very treacherous opponent for a municipal establishment.
You can just hear the opposition to the next series of quotes.
The idea that
natural law permits all legitimate authority is downright radical and
inhibits the living Constitution.
"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."
"The majority, oppressing an individual, is guilty of a crime, abuses its
strength, and by acting on the law of the strongest breaks up the
foundations of society."
"To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he
disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical."
"The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie
the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not
become the legalized version of the first."
"I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice
cannot sleep forever."
Governments pursue greater influence and range of regulating behavior.
the state grows the tentacles of reach expands. Challenging this trend risks
acceptance and imposes penalties. Torturing the meaning of fairness, the
state uses all the muscle of intimidation and brute coercion, to justify
public acceptance of the methods used to gain conformity.
Testing the limits of government forbearance is an act of courage that most
shy away from undertaking. Open confrontation is chastised as behavior of a
delinquent subject. Confiscation of individual wealth for the greater good
champions the supreme sacrifice that transforms into the shared cost of
being part of the great government governance.
Conferring legitimacy and respect for government programs and policies is
the criterion of a loyal national. Deviating from symbolic recognition and
deference must signify that the person is hostile to the good works of
public sector. Advocates that express dissent are tabbed as agitators and
threats, calculated to challenge the survival of the state.
The role of government amplifies as the drumbeat of the welfare clause
vibrates to the inner soul of the nation.
This group of citations adds fuel
to the fire that the writer is an enemy of the state.
"Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms (of government) those
entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it
"I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government
from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of
"I think myself that we have more machinery of government than is necessary,
too many parasites living on the labor of the industrious."
"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are
willing to work and give to those who would not."
"A wise and frugal government, which shall restrain men from injuring one
another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own
pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of
labor and bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government."
Resistance to government abusive authority qualifies the opponents of the
regime as outlaws.
Envision claiming that government can become a tyrant and
implying that revolt is justified. Advocating acts of rebellion and equating
an ethical mandate surely qualifies the essayist as a foe of the government.
Self-defense and individual autonomy disturbs the state. The
all-encompassing scope of government involvements and intrusions claim that
such practices, warranted for the public good, are valid. Challenging this
omniscient authority qualifies one as an antagonist of the sovereign master.
Disputing the entrenched submission to the state as an instrument of rule is
perilous to the magistrates.
Punitive prosecution of indignant protestors
must be a prime directive of the state. Granting access to the corridors of
power and rule to the generator of the next thoughts is unthinkable.
Allowing these words to influence the population is dangerous.
desecrate the purity of government genuineness.
"The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions
that I wish it to be always kept alive. It will often be exercised when
wrong, but better so than not to be exercised at all."
"The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear
arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in
"When wrongs are pressed because it is believed they will be borne,
resistance becomes morality."
By now, you should have a good idea who wrote all these quotations.
complacent Americans are uncomfortable with the spirit and intent of this
wisdom. The ageless insights apply as succinctly as when they were first
uttered. These words disturb many cowardly peons, who abdicate their
self-dignity by willingly pronouncing their allegiance for the state,
especially when the conduct based upon coercion and dependency is the norm.
The state is the enemy, when authorities assault individual liberty and
The sage of these quotes would be demonized as a rebel
and unelectable in todayís "PC" environment. Secure in his place is history,
the current political class often rejected the origins and truth in the
The Democratic Party has strayed a very long way from their anti-federalists
beginnings. The most avid voices of condemnation and dismissal in the
message of the verses shout out for an all controlling and omnipresent
government. Therefore, the call for limited government is a primary reason
to label followers of the intrepid author as enemies of the state.
you have not figure out the authorship yet, review the
Solitary Purdah essay
and discover the answer.
America is in deep trouble because the country has lost its way and people
scorn their heritage. Instead of cherishing sound principles and universal
values, the population has embarked on a self-destructive rush for
In order to continue the decadent orgy of debt and
entitlements, dependants swear fidelity to the state, deny their natural
birthrights, and avoid intrinsic responsibilities.
Will you adopt the proud
title - Enemy of the State?
On the other hand, will you continue to aid and
abet the downfall of the nation and keep saluting a despotic dictatorship?
Source of quotations