We should distinguish at this point between “government” and “state” … A government is the consensual organization by which we adjudicate disputes, defend our rights, and provide for certain common needs … A state on the other hand, is a coercive organization asserting or enjoying a monopoly over the use of physical force in some geographic area and exercising power over its subjects. – David Boaz
Has anyone ever actually read the DNC Charter? I did. The oozing and burning desire for a big government keeper of the masses to take over the lives and direction of all of American’s peoples are clearly typed out for all to see. A minor excerpt below. Kept in context of the document to prevent accusations that I was cherry picking. This shit is straight out of George Orwell. It’s as if the DNC is begging to enslaved by their own government. They need to leave the rest of America out of their perverse dreams of shackles and obedience.
(From the DNC Charter, accents added by me)
At the heart of our party lies a fundamental conviction, that Americans must not only be free, but they must live in a fair society. We believe it is the responsibility of government to help us achieve this fair society.
• a society where the elderly and the disabled can lead lives of dignity and where Social Security remains an unshakable commitment;
• a society where all people can find jobs in a growing full-employment economy;
• a society where all workers are guaranteed without question the legal right to join unions of their own choosing and to bargain collectively for decent wages and conditions of employment;
• a society where taxes are clearly based on ability to pay;
• a society where the equal rights of women are guaranteed in the Constitution;
• a society where the civil rights of minorities are fully secured and where no one is denied the opportunity for a better life;
• a society where both public and private discrimination based upon race, sex, age, color, creed, national origin, religion, ethnic identity, sexual orientation, gender identity, economic status, philosophical persuasion or physical disability are condemned and where our government moves aggressively to end such discrimination through lawful means;
• a society where we recognize that the strengthening of the family and the protection of children are essential to the health of the nation;
• a society where a sound education, proper nutrition, quality medical care, affordable housing, safe streets and a healthy environment are possible for every citizen;
• a society where the livelihoods of our family farmers are as stable as the values they instill in the American character;
• a society where a strong national defense is a common effort, where promoting human rights is a basic value of our foreign policy, and where we ensure that future by ending the nuclear arms race.
This is our purpose and our promise.