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One major news story making its way around Washington DC is that the Trump administration is going to cut federal work pension benefits going forward because their benefits have become unaffordable, i.e., the government is going broke.

Local congressional buffoon Gerald Connolly says Trump’s efforts to alter or reduce government workers benefits shows a lack of appreciation for their contribution and diminishes the value of their work on behalf of society.

Apologist of parasites

Go course, Connolly fails to distinguish between society and government.  Not surprisingly, most of the people who elected this political toady are government bureaucrats.  And not surprisingly, bureaucrats want to believe that service to government is service to country.  But our founding fathers did not share such a simplistic and homogenized view of the matter.

“Society in every state is a blessing, but Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil.”  Thomas Paine

 

However, Connolly and his ilk are just big government socialists, collectivists, and elitists.  Their ideas always spiral into the same historical abyss.  Government plunder, oppression, war, enslavement, death.  Occasionally they may protect home and country, but in the long ruin they do not preserve society, the destroy it.

Service to government is not service to society.  Society, in every age, always becomes the object of government plunder.  The people who run the agencies and apparatus of government depend upon taking by force, the resources accumulated by others.  These bureaucrats support this active theft while claiming service and sacrifice for the common welfare and the common good.  Government then doubles down by employing the “intellectual” and “chattering” classes to spew out rationale and justifications so liberties can be diminished, the boundaries of our freedoms can be constricted and government plunder can be concealed behind the veneer of morality.

“The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government – lest it come to dominate our lives and interests.”  Patrick Henry

Rule of law, once a blessing, becomes an instrument of plunder and is used to protect the thieves from the people they plunder, people that make up the bulk of society.

It is impossible to introduce into society a greater change and a greater evil than this: the conversion of the law into an instrument of plunder.  Frédéric Bastiat

In ancient Israel, Jesus ran into the same perversion of law.  The ruling teachers became more concerned with following the traditions of the elders and the commandments of men, leaving no place for justice, mercy and faithfulness, the very things that the law was to ensure.  He saw them obsess about small nit-picky rituals but neglect these weightier matters, hence they “strain out a gnat but swallow a camel”.

The rulers of his day, just like our government, divorced the purpose of law from its ritualistic and legalistic implementation.  Once purpose if forgotten, the law can be twisted into any shape the government wishes and used for any purpose government wishes.  Just another step to tyranny and democide.

Most estimates are higher (240-260 million).

 

Calling government bureaucrats “workers” or “employees” instead of parasites seems incorrect to me.  Government, not terrorists, are society’s biggest threat.

 

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