By Chris Rossini
Ron Paul has warned many times of civil unrest eventually cropping up in America. I'm sure it's one prediction he wishes he were wrong about. But, instead of moving into a direction of liberty and freedom, the U.S. government and Federal Reserve continue to dig a deeper and deeper ditch for American citizens. More promises of welfare, more money printing and debt, and an unbending desire for more welfare continue to bleed the American economy dry.
You can't squeeze blood from a turnip. Ultimately, people reach a breaking point. Since Americans are taught to always look to government for everything, they logically seek an outlet in politics.
Since politics is really just a battle of who gets to control government violence, when times are difficult, getting that control becomes critically important.
Yesterday a lot of violence occurred at a Trump rally in San Jose, California.
Tom DiLorenzo writes:
Trump haters punch, throw eggs at, and break the car windows of people peacefully leaving a Trump rally in San Jose, California while assaulting the police to boot. “I’ve never seen anything like it in America” said one bystander. The mayor of San Jose, identified as “a Hillary Clinton supporter,” blamed the violence on Donald Trump for appearing in his town and “causing problems.”
While the mayor curiously blamed Trump for the violence, an editor at Vox sent out a series of which advocated the destruction of property, saying:
"Advice: If Trump comes to your town, start a riot."
The Vox editor has since been suspended for his tweets.
We're witnessing the mentality of violence percolate. As parasitic government continues its feast, the weakened host is lashing out. The desire to gain control of the government force turns literally into a brawl.
Neither side in this presidential contest is fighting for liberty. Both merely want control of the reigns. They want to use government force against others (for their benefit) instead of others using government force against them.
Those who advocate liberty, private property rights, and sound money have the answers to this mess. The goal should not be to gain control of government so that you may beat your neighbors over the head with it. The goal should be to minimize, reduce, cut, slash and abolish government powers. Americans should not, out of instinct, look to government to solve problems.
The bigger and more powerful that government becomes, the nastier and more brutish people must become to control it.
Different ideas must be adopted, and a different course for the U.S. government must be made. If not, violence and unrest will likely (and sadly) only increase.