“In a democracy,” stated political theorist, author and stockbroker Donald Kirchinger, “the majority can vote away the money and liberty of the minority. As a result, the only way a government can stand for freedom is if the majority wants it to. Granted, there has never been a democracy that deliberately voted away its freedom. Instead, over the course of time, freedom in very small doses becomes sacrificed for perceived immediate gains.”
According to Kirchinger, there are two reasons why this has naturally occurred in every democracy that has ever been established.
The first is what some economists call the “80-20 rule”. In any capitalistic society, after a period of time, 20% of the people will end up with 80% of the wealth. That means the wealthy will be in the minority. Many in the majority will want what the wealthy have. In a democracy, they can get it by voting for it (meaning to take it by force from the wealthy).
This brings up the second reason. For a politician to be successful in a democracy, he must win the approval of the majority in the most cost effective manner. The way to do that is by appealing to their emotions. One of the emotions he can appeal to is greed. It can be satisfied by offering largess from the treasury.
“If you have been voting for politicians who promise to give you goodies at someone else’s expense, then you have no right to complain when they take your money and give it to someone else, including themselves.” - Thomas Sowell (1992)
Each government program, each license, each regulation, each special privilege, each service, each hand out from the treasury is an imperceptible loss in freedom. A tiny freedom is like a grain of sand in an anthill. If a single grain of sand on the anthill is removed, the change is imperceptible. Yet, no matter how big the anthill, there are only a finite number of grains of sand. You really won’t notice that any are missing until half of all the grains are gone. This holds true for your freedom also. You won’t really notice that your freedom has been usurped until half of the freedoms you once had no longer exist.
A government free of taxation is one that is set up to benefit everyone in willing agreement. This can be done when the government is privately owned and operates for-profit- i.e., when it is 100% capitalistic.
When the government is made up of independent companies, offering its services in competition with all other options available to the people, the citizens become customers. They are no longer governed – they are serviced. This produces true freedom – and even though there is a need and demand for this, no one has figured out how to create, implement and facilitate it. The complete proposal, plan and Constitution for such a government is offered in the book, Government Without Taxes. More than any time in history, this book is a must read! For more information, or to order a copy, visit Atlantis Government.