Death to lobbyists!

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Submitted by Rick Giles on Sun, 2006-05-14 03:52

On Kiwiblog thismorning DPF points us to Deborah Coddington in the Herald newspaper. Jane Cliffton does this sort of thing better but it still serves as a preliminary memorial to a dying breed.

A lobbyist is an animal with pull on his mind,
His nose can be very hard to find...
..In a gathering of politicians, which is where he does his best
To out-lolly-scramble all the rest
But if there's no honest work for you to do,
You may grow up to be a lobbyist too

You see, the philanthropic Government we've got might better be described, not as government, but as a den of thieves! Wealth is confuscated from the populus by the state and then hemmoraged out over "worthy" causes, causes whose representatives fight over this stolen value in the most highly evolved form of parasitism on Earth.

As well as the political action groups who seek funding and regulations adverse to liberty there are of course lobbyists who oppose them. For that, however, they are no better since they too participate in, and confur normalcy upon, the sacrificial system. For the lobbyist it is never a matter of wheather a few should be robbed for some perceived need or good, only of how it is to be done.

It is the same with the people. Nobody (but for libertarians) thinks to end the vicious cycle or question it. For each person who dreams of getting their own life, a dozen people dream of the government getting one for them- and for that they wait. And vote. And lobby. And a dozen becomes a hundred, a thousand!

The law becomes more and more perverted as every liberty falls subject to political lobby. What you read, watch, eat, wear, drive, marry, screw, prey, shoot, smoke, do, don't, admit, deny, make, destroy, and know all becomes state business. Every individual action becomes a matter for fellow citizens to compel or prohibit. Life itself becomes nolonger a right but a favour, a privilege. How else could it be?

"..if law were restricted to protecting all persons, all liberties, and all properties; if law were nothing more than the organized combination of the individual's right to self defense; if law were the obstacle, the check, the punisher of all oppression and plunder -- is it likely that we citizens would then argue much about the extent of the franchise?"
- The Law, Frederick Bastiat

One day we're going to have a state like that, one that takes note of Frederick Bastiat. The more that the soft-brained enemies of liberty estrange themselves from real-world productive ability the less capacity they retain to resist a libertarian revolution. On this day political lobbyists will be no more, our Government will shrink back to its legitimate brief, then peace and order will be all we ever know.

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