Body of Public Servants

I want to do absolutely nothing for my government; just like I want to do nothing at all “for” my hammer or my laptop, except for keeping them in good working order. My government is a body of public servants, their payroll being sustained via the morally corrupt (and painfully necessary, for now) route of coercive taxation.

The government as we know it is a sad compromise, a troubling presence that has to be kept to minimum – not some kind of moral authority, embodiment of national spirit or democratic expression of our collective goodness. It is a machine, very unsafe in operation; a veritable mangler.

But both “liberals” and “conservatives” are all too happy to worship the same two-faced idol of statism. The left face twisted into the passive-aggressive feminine mask of the Nanny State, the right face – a stern, “patriotic” visage of the Big Brother.

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6 Comments on “Body of Public Servants”

  1. arifinfo Says:

    hello nice to visit ur blog 🙂

  2. gregw89 Says:

    Thank you arifinifo. I hope you decide to engage in discussions on this blog.


  3. It does seem that the right is willing to grow the state for national security concerns, and the left for social welfare goals.

  4. Misteriousness Al Says:

    What brucetheeconomist said.

  5. vtfarmer Says:

    (both “liberals” and “conservatives” are all too happy to worship the same two-faced idol of statism. The left face twisted into the passive-aggressive feminine mask of the Nanny State, the right face – a stern, “patriotic” visage of the Big Brother.)

    Ooh! I like that. But fail to understand how “coercive taxation” is painfully necessary for now.

    • gregw89 Says:

      I believe it is necessary for now because the system has been so deeply ingrained in this manner, that it has become the main source of government funding. Alternatives are available, however it would take time to change, which would not constitute the “for now” that I refer to.


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