By Liberty Report Staff
Let's say you're out for a night on the town, and you turn the corner of a crowded city street. You notice right away that there are big problems on this street.
On the left side of the street, you spot a criminal picking people's pockets and stealing women's purses.
On the right side of the street, you see another criminal spraying bullets everywhere. He's not defending himself, but just aggressively shooting away.
You decide that you're not going to run away, but will do what you think is best to stop this rampant criminality.
But you have to choose.
You can't stop both criminals at the same time. You're only one person. You have to pick one to tackle first.
The higher priority is to tackle the shooter. He's the one who is inflicting the most reprehensible harm on others.
This doesn't mean that you're OK with the pickpocket purse-snatcher. You'll deal with him next.
But first, you tackle and put a stop to the shooting.
Now let's take this exercise to the real world.
The two major crimes of government (even though man-made laws have made them "legal") are aggressive warfare and welfare. The government does the most damage to individual rights and private property with these two legalized crimes.
Obviously, they are both wrong, and both have to be put to an end. But which is the higher priority?
It's warfare, of course.
That doesn't mean welfare is off the hook. Welfare is theft, is immoral, reprehensible, and exploitive in every sense. Not another penny should be stolen and transferred to anyone else.
But...if you're forced to choose where your limited resources should be applied to do the most good, warfare has to be tackled first.
Welfare will be dealt with next.
If you watch the Ron Paul Liberty Report, you'll notice quickly that every week there are 4 shows dedicated to America's failed foreign policy of endless war.....and 1 show dedicated to America's failed domestic socialism and government interventionism.
This isn't by accident.
War is government at its very worst, and is always Enemy #1.