Liberty Commentary

Well-meaning thieves

by Kent for Liberty

BehaviorSome people I love have government “jobs”. It saddens me that they are thieves.

Even if they work for the money and do nothing wrong as part of their “job”- they aren’t passing or enforcing counterfeit rules, nor directly violating anyone’s Rightful Liberty- the money they are paid is still stolen property.

I have had people argue that they aren’t thieves because they work for their money… they don’t believe it is work to mug people in the park, or to break into houses and carry out all the valuables? Not only is it “work”, it is dangerous “work”. Do they believe those thieves should be compensated for the hard work they do?

Well, a mugger’s “job” isn’t wanted by me- and neither is the government school teacher’s position, nor the cop’s, nor the bureaucrat’s. I willingly pay for what I want, but when I am forced to pay for what I don’t want and would prefer to do without, I am being robbed. And so are you.

Please, if you work for government in any capacity, stop being dishonest and quit your government “job”*.

*The one exception I would make is if you use your government “job” to monkeywrench and foul up government’s plans and save its victims. And still, unless you are able to do a huge amount of damage, internally, to government schemes, and save a huge number of people from its clutches, it’s probably not worth it. You can’t have 10 victims for every person saved and think you are doing good.