Tuesday, July 31, 2007

The Government is Bad, But What Can We Do?

The Government is Bad,
But What Can We Do?

by Kat Kanning

Special to The Libertarian Enterprise

We know the government is bad. The question always is, "What can we do about it?" The problem is so big. We start feeling like there isn't anything we can do alone. We band together in movements like the Free State Project (freestateproject.org) to concentrate our efforts. Still the problem of the federal government is massive—they appear to have limitless resources (stolen from us) to harass, jail, rob, torture, kill. What is even 1000 dissenters against that?

Even with a crowd of people at your back, it still takes that first one to step forward, brave the pain of punishment, and defy the oppressive rule of the government mafia. Last year, Russell Kanning took one step forward. He called it "Tilting at windmills" emulating Don Quixote battling giants—maybe crazy, but admirable nonetheless. He stepped into the IRS office in Keene, NH to hand them a flyer saying the IRS was funding such things as torture, empire building, rounding up and spying on citizens, and ignoring their constitution—just like Hitler. The flyer suggested the IRS workers should quit their jobs. (www.republicofnh.org/brochure.pdf) Before that day, Russell didn't know there was a regulation against handing out flyers inside government buildings, but a helpful man from Homeland Security was there to inform him of this. When Russell decided to go up to the IRS with his flyer anyway, he was arrested, and then released. He went back to the IRS to try again, and was arrested again. After he didn't show up for court the next day, Federal Marshals came to our house, threw him to the ground and hauled him to court. He was convicted of being disobedient and held in maximum security for three weeks waiting for sentencing. At that point, they decided they weren't going to get any money out of him and sentenced him to time served.

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Blogger Tuva or bust said...

"Every time Danny Riley visits, something happens" -- Elaine Brown

Gee, I wonder why...

2:11 PM  
Blogger The Freedom Fellowship said...

Tuva: Is he on your payroll?

5:47 PM  
Blogger Tuva or bust said...

You bet. Riley is the best spy we've had. Much better than that Anthony guy.

8:16 PM  

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