Governments Have Been Corrupt Since Before Christ

“Hence the reference to the New Deal in the title of Haskell’s book. In it he argued, as had Gibbon, that it was not the strength of the Germanic invaders that sank Rome but the Eternal City’s moral and economic corruption. The corruption arose, Haskell held, from a pattern of majoritarianism (popularism) and interventionism (widespread government interference in a market system).

This potpourri of interventionist measures is frequently shorthanded by historians of Rome as “bread and circuses.” It pushed Rome, Haskell held, into amorality, further intervention, more corruption, bouts of inflation, and eventually into a totalitarian state—all contributing to Rome’s decline and fall.

Amorality? Note how Mises similarly plays on “the standards of morality” in commenting on Rome in Human Action:

The marvelous civilization of antiquity perished because it did not adjust its moral code and its legal system to the requirements of the market economy. A social order is doomed if the actions which its normal functioning requires are rejected by the standards of morality, are declared illegal by the laws of the country, and are prosecuted as criminal by the courts and the police. The Roman Empire crumbled to dust because it lacked the spirit of liberalism and free enterprise. The policy of intervention-ism and its political corollary, the Fuhrer principle, decomposed the mighty empire as they will by necessity always disintegrate and destroy any social entity.

A Tuneless How-to Message

“Newspaperman Haskell observed that much amorality if not immorality was involved in Roman majoritarianism and interventionism. In this vein, see his references to the Handbook on Politics by Quintus Cicero, younger brother of the great Marcus Cicero (B.C. 106-43), leader in the Roman Senate. Marcus was running for the Roman consulship in the latter days of the Roman Republic, and Quintus evidently figured his brother was too principled, too unschooled in the devious ways of politics, to make a winning race. Hence while his blunt handbook was dedicated to Marcus Cicero (just as Machiavelli later dedicated his similar handbook on politics, The Prince, to Lorenzo de Medici of Florence), its how-to message seems timeless—relevant to machine politicians today, some 2,000 years later—as well as conducive to corruption.”

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SEE:

Book: The New Deal in Old Rome

 

The purpose of The State: Take Away Free Will of The People. Don’t Believe It? Read This Blog Post

 

The State is the Religion of the Hidden Corpse

 

After Constantine the church became the chaplain of empire; but Jesus said My Kingdom is not of this world

 

Researching our free wills given by God; and finding those trying to reduce or remove our free wills–by Richard Duke

 

Bible: The purpose of the civil magistrate–the higher power–is to do judgment and justice.

 

Voluntary Servitude — Not Coercion — Fuels the State’s Power

 

Bible: Be diligent because the unlearned and unstable do not understand and fall unto their own destruction; and are led away by the error of the wicked

 

Study to show yourself approved unto God–a bad translation!

 

Evil Comes From the abuse of FREE WILL–C.S. Lewis

 

Virtue Dies When Wicked Men Rule

 

The servants of a lying ruler are wicked

 

God’s Sovereignty and Our Free Will

 

Praying against and speaking out against evil and evil men–the Bible

 

How long simple ones, who hate knowledge, will you love simplicity while the scorners delight in their scorning–Proverbs

 

They made unto themselves the lowest as priests

 

Isaiah 58:1:

Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet,..show their transgression, and their sins

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Mises wrote that one of the primary goals of the statists is reducing and removal of your free wills. Statists want control over your lives; (and propaganda is so thick that one cannot cut thru it. — added by Richard Duke). 

The mainstream are by and large controlled.  That includes anything and everything of the mainstream.  

Richard Duke

SEE:

Determinism and the free will controversy–Mises

 

Free Will and the Market Place

 

Do I Respect My Free Will?–Libertarian Christian Institute

 

Propaganda works best when those…being manipulated are confident they are acting on their own free will

 

Positivism and Behaviorism–Mises

 

They are waxen fat, they shine: yea, they overpass the deeds of the wicked: they judge not the cause, the cause of the fatherless, yet they prosper; and the right of the needy do they not judge. Jeremiah 5

 

Profane Prophets and Priests–Jeremiah 23

 

Failure to speak against evil and passivity–WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY? And what did Dietrich Bonhoeffer say?

 

Jeremiah 5:30-31–A Horrible Thing Is Committed In The Land; And My Prophets Prophesy Falsely

 

The Prophets Prophesy Falsely: And People Love It–Pastor Chuck Baldwin

 

…AND THE PULPITS ARE SILENT–Dave Daubenmire

 

Book: Politicizing the Bible: The Roots of Historical Criticism and the Secularization of Scripture 1300-1700

 

Is there a Christian view of economics? (Includes discussions of positions of Gary North, Henry Hazlitt and Frédéric Bastiat)

 

Darwin rescued rebellious Western man from Christianity’s theology of moral transgression and its doctrine of eternal doom–Dr. Gary North

 

Socialism–serving the omnipotent government

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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