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Accentuating the Liberal in Classical Liberal: Advocating Ascendency of the Individual & a Politick & Literature to Fight the Rise & Rise of the Tax Surveillance State.

Liberty and freedom are two proud words that have been executed from the political lexicon: they were frog marched and stood before a wall of blank minds, then forcibly blindfolded, and shot, with the whimpering staccato of ‘equality’ and ‘fairness’ resounding over and over. And not only did this atrocity go unreported by journalists in the mainstream media, they were in the firing squad.

The premise of this blog is simple: the Soviets thought they had equality, and welfare from cradle to grave, until the illusory free lunch of redistribution took its inevitable course, and cost them everything they had. First to go was their privacy, after that their freedom, then on being ground down to an equality of poverty only, for many of them their lives as they tried to escape a life behind the Iron Curtain. In the state-enforced common good, was found only slavery to the prison of each other's mind; instead of the caring state, they had imposed the surveillance state to keep them in line. So why are we accumulating a national debt to build the slave state again in the West? Where is the contrarian, uncomfortable literature to put the state experiment finally to rest?

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Monday, September 10, 2012

Doing the Rounds of the Police State.

I barely need comment on either of the below items: draw your own conclusions about where our social democracies have ended up, as I have stated clearly in my blog by-line above:

Firstly, from (behind the pay-wall) at NBR:

Auckland businessmen Andrew Tauber and Paul Webb have lost their appeal against the lawfulness of a tax department raid on their homes. … Messrs Tauber and Webb complained property was damaged in an intrusive search of their homes , which extended to a teenage girl’s underwear drawer. …

A tax partner at Ernst & Young says the court’s decision demonstrates the IRD has more powers than the police

Secondly, from Sharechat:

Pyne Gould Corp and its trustee unit Perpetual Group are weighing up their options after the High Court ruled the Financial Markets Authority's raid for information was unlawful, though the market watchdog didn't have to return the information.

The High Court decided the FMA's notices to obtain information from Perpetual Trust were unlawful, Pyne Gould said in a statement to the exchange. The company is considering "the possible implications of the judgment," it said.

The fact you won’t find a single sitting politician who would be bothered about either of these (mis)uses of government force - the first immoral, the second illegal even under immoral law, but still with no consequence for any government officer involved - shows that not a single sitting politician deserves the vote of free men. I don't care what the excuse for each raid was: free men know that governments were never supposed to jackboot across this line into the voluntary society again. If the Fortress of Legislation has had to inveigle such draconian police state powers to sustain itself, then it  has long ago left a mandate to provide the rule of law in a free and civilised society.

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