By Gary D. Barnett
March 27, 2024

“Still another of the frauds of these men is, that they are now establishing, and that the war was designed to establish, “a government of consent.” The only idea they have ever manifested as to what is a government of consent, is this—that it is one to which everybody must consent, or be shot. This idea was the dominant one on which the war was carried on; and it is the dominant one, now that we have got what is called “peace.” ~ Lysander Spooner, No Treason: The Constitution of No Authority

To believe or support any document that is claimed to be a contract agreed upon by all, and in perpetuity, without a single signature by any held to its decrees, represented by only a few criminal rulers, ‘interpreted’ by only nine appointed criminal ‘supreme’ court judges, and enforced at the point of a gun, is not only ignorant, arrogant, and asinine, it is completely insane. But in this nation-state 235 years ago, a few rich mercantilists and corrupt politicians falsely referred to as the ‘founders,’ in the dark of night, behind locked and closed doors, in total secrecy, drafted what is referred to as ‘The Constitution,’ and claimed it bound every single individual in the country, and would be binding on every single individual born thereafter. What nonsense is this?

No man, and no group of men called government, have any right whatsoever to rule over any other man on earth. To assume such a position, whether this rule be consented to by any minority or majority, or unlawfully ‘designated’ to any so-called ‘representative, is illegitimate and immoral, and is the epitome of evil. This is without question, and those who would attempt to refute this truth, are not to be trusted. All power of one over another is criminal, therefore the delegation of such power is also criminal. This should bring forth the assumption that all those who participate in this unauthorized government, all those who support this system, and all those who vote to sustain this system, are behaving in a criminal manner. As should be obvious at this juncture, we live in a criminal country.

Unfortunately, every country on earth has some form of government, or governing structure, and all are illegitimate. Although some places are better than others, none are truly free, so this makes it virtually impossible to use your feet to seek real freedom, as none exists in its natural form in this world. How did man get to this place? How did man not see the error in rule, and squash it at the beginning? How did man over thousands of years of rule not understand that rule is the essence of slavery?

Could any government be legitimate? I would say no, but optimistically speaking, there is always the possibility. A legitimate government could theoretically (never in reality) exist, but with a very strict set of parameters. It would have to be completely voluntary by all participants, it could have no power whatsoever to make ‘laws’ or mandates or delegate any power, it could only protect the natural rights of man without any manner of aggression, it could have no power to tax (steal), it could not regulate or restrict anyone from any activity that did not harm the natural rights of others, and none could be bound by it should they decide to leave the system. This seems simple enough to me, but it has never once been tried; this likely due to the fact that no criminal politician would have any interest whatsoever in not having power over others. This is a realization that should be embraced by all.

Due to extreme propaganda, outright lies, lifetime indoctrination, and brainwashing, most in this country cling to the State’s false narrative that they are free, but there has never been total freedom, even when times were much better than today. Every day since the so-called birth of the U.S., freedom has been compromised, and the population has experienced less and less liberty. This was not an accident, as all government is criminal, and seeks only to gain more power over others. Government is fraudulent, and its constitutions therefore, are fraudulent as well. This should be easily understood, but it is not except by the very few.

Governments have no legitimate right to rule, and cannot therefore, define, grant, restrict, or take away natural rights, or alter natural law, without destroying the concept of freedom in the process. Any government constitution is in direct contradiction of this truth, as constitutions are meant to first define the powers assumed by government, when government has no justifiable authority to claim power over any man, his property, or his beliefs. Considering the U.S. Constitution, especially Article 1, Section 8, it grants unlimited powers to government, including the power to tax, to control all money, to control all commerce, to provide for the general welfare, to provide (control) for all common defense, to borrow money creating common debt, to declare war, to raise armies and militaries, to assume control of all by complete power over the militia, and grants itself ‘authority’ to purchase (steal) any property it deems necessary for these purposes, among other powers. If this is not enough, government gives itself the power to make all laws necessary for executing any and all powers as ‘vested’ by the Constitution. As you can see in this statement alone, this constitution was meant to ‘vest’ massive powers to government. Nothing could be more harmful to freedom, nor could it be more blatantly immoral and absurd.

The government drafted and implemented this document to greatly expand centralized power, and gave itself unlimited powers to do so. This was not done by the people, or with the consent of the people, certainly not even one single individual, and this heinous document was never created out of whole cloth in order to limit itself, or empower the people in any way. Should that have been the mission, it was an abject failure from minute one, but in reality, it was no failure for the rulers, it was a magnificent success, as can be evidenced over our history of tyranny and totalitarian rule.

The U.S. Constitution is not only illegitimate, it is a complete fraud. It has no authority over any individual, it cannot define or grant rights, as all rights are natural, and it was never drafted for that purpose. To accept anything other than this truth, one would have to concede that any government, and at any time in history, or any so-called criminal representatives of government, could bind you by an unsigned contract without your implicit agreement, to be a slave to the State. Not only that, but also, that all your children, and your children’s children, and every generation in the future would also be bound by the dead politicians who forced this on the people in the first place. The idiocy of this kind of thinking is not only bewildering, but is also idiotic.

Everything I have said here applies to every constitution, every government decree, every restrictive law, whether State or Federal. Constitutions have no legitimate authority, regardless of venue. There is no such thing as limited government because government only seeks more power. There is no such thing as a benevolent government for these same reasons, and that all government is evil. No one has any right whatsoever to delegate power to anyone or any government to bind another; one can only bind himself, so this fact alone negates all government and its heinous constitutions.

Of course the questions I will be asked, are: “What is your solution?” “What system do you recommend?” How do we ‘reform’ government to make it better?” “Who will protect me, and keep me safe?” “Who will build roads?” “Who should I vote for as my master to fix government?” And many will think if not ask: “Who will steal from my neighbors to give to me, so I can have ‘free’ healthcare, welfare, ‘covid’ checks, tax credits, government schooling, food stamps, retirement pay, etc.?” Stupid questions all, and an obvious sign that irresponsibility and voluntary enslavement to the State, is more important to most than their own freedom. This is pathetic beyond words, and the chatter of dependent fools.

“To be GOVERNED is to be watched, inspected, spied upon, directed, law-driven, numbered, regulated, enrolled, indoctrinated, preached at, controlled, checked, estimated, valued, censured, commanded, by creatures who have neither the right nor the wisdom nor the virtue to do so. To be GOVERNED is to be at every operation, at every transaction noted, registered, counted, taxed, stamped, measured, numbered, assessed, licensed, authorized, admonished, prevented, forbidden, reformed, corrected, punished. It is, under pretext of public utility, and in the name of the general interest, to be placed under contribution, drilled, fleeced, exploited, monopolized, extorted from, squeezed, hoaxed, robbed; then, at the slightest resistance, the first word of complaint, to be repressed, fined, vilified, harassed, hunted down, abused, clubbed, disarmed, bound, choked, imprisoned, judged, condemned, shot, deported, sacrificed, sold, betrayed; and to crown all, mocked, ridiculed, derided, outraged, dishonored. That is government; that is its justice; that is its morality.” ~ Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, The General Idea of the Revolution in the Nineteenth Century

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