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Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Rejecting the Nanny State

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Government is not reason; it's not eloquence; it is force. Like fire, it's a dangerous servant and a fearful master..." -- George Washington

If there are two words in the English language that we need to understand, they are the words "police power." They are the key to understanding other terms that people merely accept today, such as "lockdown" and "stay at home order."

Government is police power. Government by definition, by nature, by history and by practical existence is police power. Government would not and could not exist without police power. When governments lose their police power, they collapse.

Every act of government and its politicians is motivated by its police power. Government police power is awesome, and it was always a hush-hush subject until it was put on full display starting a month ago.

This display has been defined for us by the sixth edition of Black's Law Dictionary, which defines police power as: "The power of the state to place restraints on the personal freedom and property rights of persons for the protection of the public safety, health and morals or the promotion of the public convenience and general prosperity. The police power is subject to limitations of the federal and state constitutions, and especially to the requirements of due process. Police power is the exercise of the sovereign right of a government to promote order, safety, security, health, morals and general welfare within constitutional limits and is an essential attribute of government." Marshall v. Kansas City, MO. 355 SW 2nd 877,883.

Government's promotion of "order, safety, security, health, morals and general welfare" is the essence of its "public policy."

Snakes in the grass

When politicians and bureaucrats talk about democracy and public policy, they speak with a forked tongue. They want you to believe that these terms refer to personal liberty. They do not, and the politician knows that they do not. They know that they refer to the police power and enforcement of state authority over the individual.

They are code words for government force, which is a physical force. If you fail to file and pay your income tax, you will be introduced to the police power of the government. If you fail to "stay at home" during some government official's order, you will be educated in the uses of police power.

But it is no longer even necessary to "break the law" to see the police power of government. Your assets can be seized simply because the state does not like the way you are depositing your own funds into your own bank accounts. The IRS is now seizing the bank accounts of businesses and individuals because they regularly made deposits of less than $10,000, which is a perfectly legal practice.

Under U.S. civil asset forfeiture laws, federal, state and local police, along with IRS agents can seize property they suspect of being tied to a crime even if no charges are filed, and the agency can keep a share of the property whether a crime is proven or not.

Police power goes far beyond the definition given above from Black's Law Dictionary. We speak of the subtle and hidden power of government to persuade the public mind.

Government persuasion is the indoctrination of the individual through his church, his public school, his fraternities and the media to sacrifice his person, his individuality and his property for the "greater good" of the group. Group is translated as government authority.

Once we yield our minds to government force under the pretense of "the greater good" or "the national interest," there is no need to concern ourselves with our rights, for we have surrendered them to the state. Police power is sovereignty of the state over mind, body and soul. To believe otherwise is to live by illusion.


We are guaranteed certain freedoms by way of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights on one hand and brainwashed into servitude on the other. How else would you describe the inured who claim to love democracy and their "freedom" and yet advocate for their own slavery by demanding government authority in all parts of their lives?

Such a thought process creates what I call a "double-minded" person. By definition, double-mindedness is the mental state of believing or attempting to believe two opposing thoughts at the same time.

Double-mindedness is a recognizable psychological phenomenon and it is used to neutralize human thought and action. It is very subtle because it almost defies description. Herein lies its power to deceive and control human emotions.

There is both collective and individual double-mindedness. Almost all politicians are aware of this phenomenon and use it to deceive the electorate.

The individual or group is double-minded when it clings to a philosophy that denies and is contradictory to reality, regardless of its name or label. The double-minded man forever seeks liberty under labels, usually "democracy." The great illusion is that no government truly leads to political freedom. The opposite is true. Collective plunder does not lead to human liberty, but to human conformity.

When Americans had freedom, there were no political parties.

What remains is the question of how to fight back against the police state. What can we do? Awareness is paramount, as are these steps:


  • Don't let the so-called "authorities" ban cash and track your every move and all your wealth. Use my best and most complete advice on buying and keeping gold and silver by going to the bottom of the page I've linked here.
  • Don't let them strip rights and freedoms from anyone else, because you will be next. Do you think there will be no "COVID Card" that restricts your movement in the future if you do not fight against it? Of course there will be. The idea of coronavirus "armbands" has already been released into the wild and is being accepted, gradually, as usual. Reject it!
  • Don't make heroes out of all policemen and soldiers. This is a stealth method of entrenching an abusive and militaristic police force and the military-industrial complex, and it empowers the government over all.
  • Reject the nanny state. Government wants you to think that all rights, all economic activity and all power flows from government to you. The opposite is true. Our rights are innate and guaranteed by the constitution. The government's job is to assure those guarantees, not detract from them.

Remember that we have the power, we are the producers. Government steals the fruits of it from us first by creating fiat money, spending trillions via debt, which is then debased through inflation, and stolen from us again via taxation.
Yours for the truth,

Bob Livingston
The Bob Livingston Letter®


Yours for a Free Nation,

Bruce ‘The Poor Man’


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Ari said...

Traitorous socialists within our own gov't at all levels are trying to decimate our nation-we can't let them!

Dawn said...

OBEY OR ELSE-Chinese drones are watching you!

Sally said...

The Left/dems/socialists are a mafia-like cabal; the worst are those at the top of the money pyramid [Obama, Clinton, Pelosi]. They've gamed the system, we're just pawns.