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Sunday, July 12 - 2:48amSanction this postReply
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I selected "Passing several well crafted Constitutional Amendments" as the endgame that will make smaller government happen though clearly some of the other choices may serve as necessary chess moves to achieve that desired endgame!



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Monday, July 13 - 10:00amSanction this postReply
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I chose Number 6 "Educate the electorate...", but could have chosen 7 Other because "educating the electorate" about constitutional government is predicated on a deeper and broader education about reason and reality.  Politics is a consequence of the dominant philosophy within a culture. It is not a cause of that philosophy.  Lacking a philosophy of reason, if the best constitution possible were given to us by a burning bush, we would have the present situation in a matter of days.

 

... oh, wait! Yes, that actually happened. God gave us the Ten Commandments, and we ignored them then and continue to ignore them 3200 years later. 

 

I wrote about this on my blog.

Unlimited Constitutional Government

Another Example of Unlimited Constitutional Government

A Culture of Reality, Reason, and Freedom

An old story from a previous generation of university fellows tells of the graduate school dining room where three sociologists sat down with a couple of biologists. After introductions and amiable chatter, the biologists excused themselves. “We have to start some cultures,” one said. The sociologists were surprised, and laughed at the pun. Then they considered: How do you start a culture?



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Monday, July 13 - 6:27pmSanction this postReply
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I chose "other".

 

On human lifetime spans (disreguarding evolutionary/biological change), I believe the form of government that generally comes into existence is all about economics (austrian/praxeology/game theory) interacting with technological changes.  Evolutionary changes are just like technology changes.

 

Basically we individualists want a real context/"game" (game theory) where individuals have the greatest ability to protect their property.  Technological changes change the game.

 

Here's what I'm looking forward to:

 

1. Technology is developed to assist the individual's property from theft. (note: recently created: bitcoin/blockchain technology)

2. Productive individuals begin to adopt the technology and lose less market purchasing power (only at early stages)

3. Government begins loosing purchasing power due to loss of income through theft (inflation theft no longer works, tax/confinscation not possible)

4. With government having less income, less market purchasing power, it must shrink in its operational ability.  This is because government consumes resources as it performs actions.  If it has less resources, then it must perform fewer actions.

 

Fighting this process is general technological progress that increases efficiency of food production and food to the sheeple, and then the sheeple's sheer power in numbers, and their being led by the power grabbing manipulators (men behind the curtain).

 

Cheers,

Dean



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Monday, July 13 - 7:41pmSanction this postReply
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Moral laws are ESSENTIAL to a free and civil society, however without those same morals being also the standard for the majority of the population then it will be all for naught. Look at Mexico, a den of crime and corruption. WHY?-because the standard of value is not rational selfishness based on an Objective ethics. A well informed citizenry that embraces Enlightenment virtues is a much more lasting and effective foundation. 



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