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Not Anti-Government? You're Not Paying Attention! by BlameThe1st Not Anti-Government? You're Not Paying Attention! by BlameThe1st
I've noticed that the term "anti-government" has recently taken on a negative connotation, implying that it's somehow a bad thing to be "anti-government"--that is, to be critical, or even apprehensive, of the centralized monopoly which bears the sole privilege of utilizing force and coercion within society; and considering recent events, I fail to see how such a sentiment can be considered bad.

Within the past year, it has been revealed that the federal government has the power to target American citizens for drone strikes without so much as “clear evidence" against them, that it has actually killed four American citizens through said drone strikes, that it has covered up evidence concerning Benghazi, that it has targeted political groups through the IRS, that it has seized journalist phone records through the DOJ, that it has been monitoring civilian electronic communications through the NSA, and that it is willing to hunt down the whistleblower who “leaked" this information—JUST TO NAME A FEW ABUSES OF GOVERNMENT POWER!

And all of that has been within the past year. That's just the tip of the yellow-snow capped iceberg of abuses committed by our federal government. From imprisoning whistleblower Bradley Manning to approving indefinite detention of American citizens, all the way back to the Patriot Act and Iraq War, all the evidence clearly demonstrates that the federal government does not have our best interests in mind.

Anyone who is not anti-government at this point IS NOT PAYING ATTENTION!
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masterofThardus Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014
I find myself confused how someone who believes human beings are debased, sinful, greedy creatures also thinks that a power vacuum-riddled libertarian system would last longer than five seconds.
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BlameThe1st Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Simple. The government would only prevent people from directly harming people via murder, etc.
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masterofThardus Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014
The powers necessary to do that are pretty wide reaching, much wider than what a free market society would allow.
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papapalpatine2008 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
This needs to be a bumper sticker. I'd proudly put one on each bumper of my rust-bucket.
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BlameThe1st Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Feel free to print it out and use it as one.
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matthew-lane Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not anti-government specifically because i do pay attention & know a signifi9cant amount of history. Governance is great, the alternative not so much so.
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BlameThe1st Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
At this point, I'm taking the alternative. No one has ever been oppressed under anarchy, but government has always oppressed.
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matthew-lane Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
"No one has ever been oppressed under anarchy"

Hahahahahahahaha, you are kidding right? Oh god, you are serious aren't you? Thats so sad that you believe that.
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AnimeM43 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013
...either that or not working enough to be taxed.  Great pic.
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BlameThe1st Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL!
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