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My Papers? No Thank You

Christopher429 Wrote: Apr 30, 2012 9:01 PM
Good "conservative" Jonah would reject the principle of "consistancy" as he would NOT call for the ABOLITION OF the Marxist coin of State Control...with 1 side the Income Tax and the other side the Central Bank and its fiat currency. He and most good "conservatives" hum and haw about it..refuse to note the symbiosis of the two, and display a venal Orwellian groupthink hatred on those who DO see the symbiosis..that call for the ABOLITION of the coin(BOTH!!! sides)...and dismiss those people/groups/parties that want to "reform" or "make better" or "make more conservative" the Marxist "coin" of tyranny. Good "conservatives" PUT OFF THE ABOLITION of it..and won't address it.....cowards...."conservatives" al.

With the Supreme Court taking up Arizona's "show me your papers" immigration law, we're once again thrust into a useful debate over the role of the government and the obligations of the citizen -- and non-citizen. Rather than come at it from the usual angle, I thought I'd try something different.

If there were one thing I could impress upon people about the nature of the state, it's that governments by their very nature want to make their citizens "legible."

I borrow that word from James C. Scott, whose book "Seeing Like a State" left a lasting impression on me. Scott...