Solution: A New System to Feed the Poor

The solution to dislodging the authority of the state lies solely in the care and feeding of the poor and garnering their dependency. Many systems of charity already exist; some of them are feeding people all over the world very effectively. Some of them are even used by our government and the UN to provide the benevolent redirection needed when overthrowing an oppressive foreign regime. However, in order to dislodge the political power structure of the government that has usurped the American geography, only a system that meets the needs of the poor of America in a superior fashion will be able to facilitate the transfer of dependency that will force the state back into its Constitutional role.

Libertarians have been unsuccessfully campaigning for years to garner the positional authority within the current system and use it to reign in the government, however their Achilles heel has always been the fear the public has as to who will fulfill the roles they have grown dependent upon the state to provide. I say instead of leading with policy, we should solve the issue of dependency first, and then the policy directions will solve themselves. 

The fact is that we have to make a choice. It is not a moral choice, nobody has a moral obligation to help the poor. You have a choice, with consequences. It is not immoral to decide to keep what is rightfully yours, but there is a consequence for this decision. If we choose to abdicate the responsibility to care for the poor upon another entity, then we must also accept the consequence of entrusting that entity with the political authority that results. Complaining about how they use that political authority is a bit like wanting to eat your cake and have it too. Once the authority is established and as long as it can sustain itself it can only be removed by building a parallel and superior system to obsolete it. Yes that means you will have to pay your taxes AND sacrificially give to care for the poor until your voluntary system can garner enough dependency to dissolve the authority of the state.

If a system were to be designed to accomplish this end, it would have to be done with the lessons and pitfalls of the past clearly in our minds. Simply creating another system of dependence that had at its core human administrators who would eventually fall prey to the same temptation of power and greed would be an exercise in insanity. There is no solution found in simply recreating the current situation with different names at the helm. Just as the American founders designed a system of justice with the strengths and weaknesses of the resources they had at their disposal to accomplish it, we must also inventory our abilities and similarly develop a system of benevolence.

The reason the Constitution is inadequate for governing anything but a moral and religious people is because liberty is always at risk to the state amassing too much power by taking on the responsibility of caring for the poor if the people refuse to do it. The founders counted upon the resource of a moral and religious people to provide a sort of firewall between the poor and the state. If we no longer have that resource, then it does no good to demand that the Constitution be obeyed, we must shift our focus to how we are caring for the poor and use what resources we have available to us to develop a new system of benevolence that does not transfer power to the state.  Only when the problem of the poor is solved will we be able to demand that the state retract back to its constitutional limitations and have any expectation of it actually happening.

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