Why do WE still obey the laws ?

Seems pretty clear that “US Law” is about creation of impediments against individuals and obstacles to business (ref David’s post) …

Yet the general government acts in violation of the US Law:

“WASHINGTON -(Dow Jones)- The Treasury Department auctioned $56 billion in new debt Tuesday and Wednesday, enough to take the U.S. over its federal debt ceiling when the three- and 10-year notes settle on Monday.” … Source

So when do we say “enough” ?  We are surrounded and intimidated, pressed for surrender by Washington DC, much as the US Army was surrounded and threatened in the town of Bastogne during WWII.

… McAuliffe realized that some sort of reply was in order. He pondered for a few minutes and then told the staff, “Well I don’t know what to tell them.” He then asked the staff what they thought, and I spoke up, saying, “That first remark of yours would be hard to beat.” McAuliffe said, “What do you mean?” I answered, “Sir, you said ‘Nuts’.” All members of the staff enthusiastically agreed, and McAuliffe decided to send that one word, “Nuts!” back to the Germans. McAuliffe then wrote down: “To the German Commander, “Nuts!”

General Anthony McAuliffe (December 27th, 1944) … reference

I keep looking for examples of courage and resistance while I search my soul for reasons to respect my government.

While I haven’t found any reasons to respect government in recent years, I have found one steadfast example of courage and resistance. 

Thank you, David DeGerolamo … I hope more of us RESIST

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10 years ago

I hope more of us RESIST also but it appears easier to cower in fear than to stand up for principles. This will change in the future once more people draw the line in the sand.

Now, legal plunder can be committed in an infinite number of ways. Thus we have an infinite number of plans for organizing it: tariffs, protection, benefits, subsidies, encouragements, progressive taxation, public schools, guaranteed jobs, guaranteed profits, minimum wages, a right to relief, a right to the tools of labor, free credit, and so on, and so on. All these plans as a whole—with their common aim of legal plunder—constitute socialism.

But how is this legal plunder to be identified? Quite simply. See if the law takes from some persons what belongs to them, and gives it to other persons to whom it does not belong. See if the law benefits one citizen at the expense of another by doing what the citizen himself cannot do without committing a crime.

Claude Frédéric Bastiat