The Federal Government Has Lost All Moral Authority

Author’s note:  I almost didn’t post this because I don’t have time to proofread or perfect it.  It’s midnight right now, and I have a lot of work to do.  I was just about ready to shut everything down for the night when I thought I’d check out some of great sites on my bogroll.  I checked out  Knuckeldraggin' My Life Away and saw something so outrageous that I decided to run my post warts and all.  Make sure to check out Wirecutter's post below.

Many people think that the relationship between a government and its citizens is one way street.  The government makes law and the people are have no choice but to obey. Nothing could be further from the truth.

From the most loosely knit tribes, to the most modern nations, there is an unwritten contract between a government and its people, a balance of benevolence and patriotism.  Although it may not be immediately visible, as that contract is broken, benevolence is replaced with intimidation, and patriotism is replaced with forced compliance.

The main moral obligation of a government to the people is to ensure the freedom and uphold the will of the people, while the main moral obligation of people is to government is to obey the law.  If the government abandons its main moral obligation to the people, the contract is broken, and the people are relieved of their moral obligation to obey the government’s laws.

The government of the United States has broken its contract with the people by abusing its power time and time again over the last six years years.  The IRS scandal, the patent office abusing its power to coerce a private organization (Washington Redskins) into doing something it does not want to do, and the out of control EPA, are just a few examples of such abuse that are in the news right now.  During this period our government has gotten largely what it has wanted, but in the process has lost any moral authority it may have once had over the people.

Am I saying that you are free to go and break any law you please?  Far from it.  In fact, as benevolence is replaced with intimidation, noncompliance is more hazardous than ever.  What I am saying though is, people have no reason to feel guilty anymore about disobeying any of the federal government’s laws.  The only things left to guide people’s behavior is their conscience, their relationship with their creator, and their obligation to treat their fellow man with dignity and respect.

Here’s the post from “Knuckledraggin’ My Life Away”.  Check out everything else he’s got by clicking here.

Fuck the feds

Last week the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, through the power of Dodd-Frank, passed a rule giving the agency unprecedented power to shut down businesses, no matter what the reason, at any time it wishes through a cease-and-desist order. Further, the rule puts businesses at the mercy of the CFPB and they cannot go back into operation until government approval or a court ruling is made over an issue.
Thanks to WiscoDave for the tip
Granted themselves the authority? Where do they get this so-called authority? How ’bout we grant ourselves the authority to keep them open? So if your Mom & Pop store, their only income and the result of a lifetime of hard work, doesn’t obey or is unaware a rule, they can be shut down?
I don’t fucking think so and I’m sure Mom and Pop wouldn’t either. I can see them defending their livelihood with a fucking shotgun.
Wanna bet gun shops are at the top of their lists? Of course, the way gun shops suck ATF cock, they’d be more than willing to shut down their shops to prove themselves as law-abiding businessmen. You can tell I don’t like gun shops very much, huh?
This just reinforces the thought that all feds are our enemy. I don’t give a fuck which agency they work for – They are the enemy.


  1. The Federal Government broke it's contract with the people back in 1861. It hasn't had any moral authority since. Obama is just a symptom, not the disease.

  2. You're right. Southerners are more aware of this than us damn Yankees, but it's true. This brings up another point that I was going to include in my post last night, but was too tired to include.

    Although this has been going on for over 150 years, it can't go on forever. The feds step on the toes of one group of people and then move on to another. It has gotten to the point where they have alienated just about every conservative,

    The only people left to harass and infringe upon are the liberals and the government just will not be able to resist it. Soon we will have a substantial majority of people in this country who just despise the federal government and they will have no choice but to ratchet up the intimidation, force, and coercion. The inevitable outcome is a police state, and then, revolution.