Why do I say that government is a monopoly on coercion, and that it is only good for Stealing, Killing, and Destroying.
Does government grow food? Nope, people do. Government just dictates what can and cannot be grown, while regulating a false market value, and in the process decimating the independent farmer who decides to work without the leash of government. And the subsidies that government pays is based on the money that they either create from thin air or steal from the tax payers.
Does government provide housing? Nope, again people do. But government steals money from tax payers, or prints money from thin air to pay for such products.
Does government provide roads? Note, people do. Long before governments took the responsibility of roads from the people, it was the people who maintained the roads and built them, even in NYC, because that is how customers would get to the stores, or the freight to the stores.
Does government provide jobs? Well it wouldn’t if the government didn’t invade and occupy other countries, steal your money to build roads, and steal your money to create the most inefficient management system on the planet.
Does government keep us safe from criminals? Mostly no. The majority of arrests every year are from victimless crimes. These are things like self medicating a controlled substance, and having a front yard vegetable garden. A large percentage of jail population are from people who were charged once with a possession felony, and now cannot find work, so they turn to other crimes so that they have employment.
Does the government educate people? The performance of the public education has an out of control spending issue with an rapidly failing result. When we look at other education systems around the world we find out that the US schools are the worst per $ in comparison. So no, Schools don’t educate, they indoctrinate. This is why private schools and home schooling regularly out perform public schools, and with less funding.
Does government provide jobs through other businesses? Yes, and no. If you read the criminal section above, then you will see that the road to recovery programs are developed for people that the government victimized in the first place. However, there are other people who take advantage of these programs, who are not from the jail system, but their education is so failed that this is how they get into the work place in the first place. Maybe this program should be paid for by getting refunds from the teachers that failed the students.
What is worst, is that we are forced to pay for this travesty, even if we don’t believe or support such massive failures. And if we refuse to pay, then the coercion comes in. You pay, or you get fined. You pay the fine, or you get a lien and more fine. Fail to pay the fines, and men in guns some to take you away. Resist and you get shot. You are not free, you are a slave.
So how is the state stealing, killing and destroying. It steals the fruits of your labor. It kills people around the world, including your own back yard. It destroys families, businesses, and communities.
1 Samuel 8:11
This will be the procedure of the king who will reign over you: he will take your sons and place them for himself in his chariots and among his horsemen and they will run before his chariots. He will appoint for himself commanders of thousands and of fifties, and some to do his plowing and to reap his harvest and to make his weapons of war and equipment for his chariots. He will also take your daughters for perfumers and cooks and bakers. He will take the best of your fields and your vineyards and your olive groves and give them to his servants. He will take a tenth of your seed and of your vineyards and give to his officers and to his servants. He will also take your male servants and your female servants and your best young men and your donkeys and use them for his work. He will take a tenth of your flocks, and you yourselves will become his servants. Then you will cry out in that day because of your king whom you have chosen for yourselves, but the Lord will not answer you in that day.
And people let this happen because:
For My people have committed two evils:
They have forsaken Me,
The fountain of living waters,
To hew for themselves cisterns,
That can hold no water.
How much longer shall we commit that same sin again and again?