Politics As Usual
- is it -
? Cooperation or Exploitation?

Abuse Of Power

Rigging the System


  • If government is “of, by and for the people”, why do so many people complain about government?
  • If government is accountable to “We, the People”, why are so many dissatisfied with the results?
  • How can it be both - accountable and in need of reform?

"The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws."
Tacitus

Let's start by distinguishing  force and power...real power attracts cooperation; it has little need for force. When a government can’t depend on allegiance and voluntary compliance it must force people to obey. The ‘social contract’ is threatened by authoritarian governments. “Government that governs least governs best”. Yet, government has grown to regulate most aspects of our lives by force.

Power corrupts! Government power is no exception. Politics is all about power - the power to rig the system. Rigging the system is abuse of power.

Wasn’t America supposed to be about limited government? Government makes laws. Laws create privileges for some and steal inalienable rights from others in the process. Laws steal choices. They prohibit and limit choices for some people and make you obey someone else’s choices. It’s like being told where to sit on the bus. Laws make you do things you would not want to do if you were free. Was it meant to be this way? What can be more valuable than choice? What do you have when you have no choice?

Why the rule of law suffers when we have too many laws

We find ourselves warring against each other - - red states and blue; 'them against us'; ‘Left’ vs. ‘Right’; Republicans vs. Democrats. These forces are just about equal. Each seeks to take, keep and expand the power to impose laws on the other. Campaign finance laws not withstanding, both sides spent as if in combat.  Win at all cost! Tons of money, advertising campaigns, phone banks, promises, defections, “Get out the vote” battalions, voter registration shenanigans, vote fraud, hoards of pollsters, and armies of lawyers have become our new political reality. All for the power to make laws others must obey.

Why An Ideal Society Would be Based on Consent.

Prohibitions, limitations and mandates now rule us all. Red voters hope to impose their values on the blue and visa versa. No matter the outcome, half of the electorate will have gained more power to impose its values at the expense of the other half. Isn’t that expense becoming unbearable and unsustainable for all? Doesn't such adversarial politics cause cracks in the social contract?

  • Why are taxes high? Because there is no choice. You're forced to pay.
  • Why are schools bad? Because laws limit choices.
  • Why is government 'dysfunctional'? It isn't. It works as legislated to favor some at the expense of others. Yet they call it The Common Good. That's Politics As Usual.

No Matter How You Vote, Politicians Don't Represent You. Should values be forced on us and choices restricted by any party? Can’t we try to liberate instead of regulate each other? Wasn’t America supposed to be about voluntary agreement instead of forced obedience?

"I see the liberty of the individual ... as the necessary condition for the flowering of all the other goods that mankind cherishes: moral virtue, civilization, the arts and sciences, economic prosperity. Out of liberty, then, stem the glories of civilized life.” Murray Rothbard

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Libertarian Party

- It's NOT Politics as Usual -

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What is politics as usual?

How does Politics As Usual damage society?

Why is the Libertarian Party NOT Politics As Usual?

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