But I am more shocked that he is shocked; I don’t know whether to laugh at his outrage, or just quietly shake my head in frustration.
Because this is what always happens. Throughout history, governments have always become corrupt and criminal, have always turned on their people, have always required revolution.
And then the people, idiotically, erect yet another government, and the cycle starts all over again.
Even the US, which started out with the smallest amount of government conceivable (at least at the time)—with strict constitutional limits, checks and balances on power, enumerated powers, a bill of rights—didn’t matter. The American Experiment failed miserably, nonetheless.
And that’s because the ideology itself is inherently flawed.
A consitutionally-limited, representative republic will fail for precisely the same reason that socialist governments fail, communist governments fail, all governments fail (though some quicker than others): because they fail to account for human nature.
Human nature dictates that people will generally act in their own best interest. And that includes those people employed by the government, or elected by the people into government.
The phenomenal prosperity generated by the freedom enjoyed by Americans in the early stages of the US ironically went on to fund and spawn the world’s biggest, wealthiest, most powerful, most corrupt and criminal government the world has ever seen. A government which abides by no law—domestic or international—and pays no heed to the people. In fact, increasingly considers the people its enemy!
And it will never, ever turn out any differently. In fact, as technology advances, it will likely only be even worse in the future—unless the people finally wise up and chuck the flawed ideology of an authoritarian state onto the scrap heap of history, where it belongs.
I would invite Matt Walsh to join the Voluntaryist movement (or free-market capitalism, or anarcho-capitalism, call it what you will)—or, at a minimum, look into (small-L) libertarianism—because the left/right, liberal/conservative, Democrat/Republican, progressive/neocon paradigm is a false one.
The real choice isn’t between different types of government, because they all turn out the same, eventually: corrupt, out of control, criminal, evil.
No, the real choice is between a society governed by an authoritarian state (non-freedom), or a stateless society (freedom). And until people understand that, we will continue to see stuff like this latest injustice concerning Hillary. The state will always grow, always become corrupt and criminal, always bankrupt society—and always require revolution. This will never change.
If you keep doing what you’ve always done, you’ll keep getting what you’ve always gotten.
It’s time for a change. It’s time to break the cycle. It’s time to stop the insanity. It’s time to abandon this failed ideology.
It’s time for liberty.
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