Devastated That Trump Is President? You May Have a Dangerous Reliance on the State

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The inauguration is behind us now, but many – millions, it seems – are still immersed in fear, anguish, and grief over the reality of President Donald Trump.

#NotMyPresident is still a very active hashtag on Twitter.

People are already calling for impeachment, claiming Trump’s presidency is “illegitimate”.

Celebrities (I refuse to mention them by name here and give them more attention) are still using their platforms to express anger, disappointment, and distress over the Trump presidency.

Protests continue, and people are venting and ranting and arguing on social media.

But maybe – just maybe – the widespread frustration and despair over the election outcome is unnecessary.

Please understand that I fully support free speech and peaceful protesting, and my intention here is not to criticize those who have been attending protests or participating in other forms of activism.

No, I am not going to lecture anyone about that, or attempt to discredit or berate those who are vocal about their concerns regarding what is to come in the next four (or more) years. Many concerns are legitimate, and I am grateful that more people are speaking up and attempting to make their voices heard.

But I believe it is time to let the shock of the election inspire something positive – true action.

Perhaps the time for lamentation has passed, and it is now time to DO the things we can to make our world a better place.

In other words, I believe that we are responsible for our own lives, and that shifting focus to what we CAN control is a much healthier and beneficial approach than continuing down a path of despair.


So, I have a question for those who are in panic mode right now and think Trump is going to ruin everything…

If you are devastated about who the president is, do you think it might be a sign that you rely on – or even worship – the State just a bit too much?

As I stated before, many of the concerns people are expressing are undoubtedly legitimate. Will Trump’s administration continue to expand the police state? Will there be more war? How will immigration be handled? Will peaceful people who use cannabis be caged? What will happen to the US healthcare system? Are taxes going to decrease, or increase?

These are issues that we don’t have much control over. In case you haven’t noticed by now, the government is ultimately going to do what it wants, will of the people be damned.

There are concerns, however, that are arguably less legitimate. The “right” to health care is a significant one. Trump is already taking steps to dismantle Obamacare, and this is causing (understandable) anxiety for those who relied on the program.

But if access to medical care is truly a right, that means we have the right to the labor of others.

As I explained a few days ago…

Positive rights require others to provide you with either a good or service. A negative right, on the other hand, only requires others to abstain from interfering with your actions. If we are free and equal by nature, and if we believe in negative rights, any positive rights would have to be grounded in consensual arrangements.

Health care and free birth control are two “rights” many claim to have, but that is a perversion of the concept of rights. Claiming the “right” to free healthcare, for example, would mean that it is okay to infringe upon the negative rights of taxpayers and healthcare providers. The government cannot infringe upon our rights to pursue health care, buy birth control, and purchase other items and services – but no one owes anyone healthcare. It is a good, just like food, clothing, and other things we are free to buy.

In other words, a right is not something someone gives you – it is something that no one can take away, or prevent you from pursuing.

For those who believe that access to health care and other taxpayer-funded government programs is a right, I have a question for you:

Would you be willing to rob others to fund those programs?

That may sound like a crazy question, but think of it this way: What happens to people if they refuse to pay taxes?

Are you SURE you are okay with using the force of government to make others pay for things you want?

Keep in mind that this could backfire on you at some point in the future.

I can’t fully blame Americans for believing it is the government’s job to take care of them. After all, the State’s existence continues for that very reason: People have been conditioned to believe they can’t survive without it. This indoctrination begins at a very young age, especially for those who attend public schools.

Americans have gotten used to the idea that they have “rights” that are, in reality, privileges – privileges that the government can take away with the stroke of a pen.

For example, the very powers that Obama used to implement the ACA are now being used by Trump to dismantle that program.


Worrying about what might happen during a Trump regime will not change a thing.

However, being proactive and taking personal responsibility for the things we can control can help us feel more empowered and independent.

Learning about agorism, free-market healthcare (also called concierge care), growing your own food, buying locally, trading goods and services within your community, homeschooling your children, and collaborating with family, friends, and neighbors on projects can help you substantially reduce your reliance on the government. Learn and/or develop skills that will be useful to you and your community. Prepare and plan for job losses, economic crashes, and other possible disasters or hardships. Donate to charities and GoFundMe campaigns. Volunteer. Feed the homeless. Help each other in times of need.

Agorism is a social philosophy that advocates creating a society in which all relations between people are voluntary exchanges by means of counter-economics. The concept was first proposed by libertarian philosopher Samuel Edward Konkin III:

Konkin’s agorism, as exposited in his New Libertarian Manifesto, postulates that the correct method of achieving a voluntary society is through advocacy and growth of the underground economy or “black market” – the “counter-economy” as Konkin put it – until such a point that the State’s perceived moral authority and outright power have been so thoroughly undermined that revolutionary market anarchist legal and security enterprises are able to arise from underground and ultimately suppress government as a criminal activity (with taxation being treated as theft, war being treated as mass murder, et cetera).

Agorists stress the importance of alternative strategies outside political systems to achieve a free society. Agorists claim that such a society could be freed more readily by employing methods such as education, direct action, alternative currencies like Bitcoin, entrepreneurship, self sufficiency, civil disobedience and – most importantly – counter-economics, which was defined by Konkin as:

The Counter-Economy is the sum of all non-aggressive Human Action which is forbidden by the State. Counter-economics is the study of the Counter-Economy and its practices. The Counter-Economy includes the free market, the Black Market, the “underground economy,” all acts of civil and social disobedience, all acts of forbidden association (sexual, racial, cross-religious), and anything else the State, at any place or time, chooses to prohibit, control, regulate, tax, or tariff. The Counter-Economy excludes all State-approved action (the “White Market”) and the Red Market (violence and theft not approved by the State).

It’s time to face the truth: the government does not care about you. It’s up to you to take control over your life. You own yourself, after all, and that’s a great thing.

“A majority that yields to the promises of security instead of seeking liberty and self-reliance is giving up something real and valuable in return for false promises. The fact that strong leaders are willing to demagogue, spin, deceive, and lie proves their goal is neither to care for the people nor to advance liberty. Instead, it’s their perverted desire to rule over others that drives them. But, even authoritarian regimes don’t last if there isn’t general acceptance of their governance by the people.” ― Ron Paul

If you are upset about Trump’s presidency (or even the existence of government at all) directing that energy towards attaining as much self-reliance as possible – and as little dependence on the State as possible – may do wonders for your outlook.

What can you DO to make life better for yourself, those you care about, and your community?

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  • ReverendDraco✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵃᶜᶜᵒᵘᶰᵗ

    “Positive rights” are not rights, but obligations criminally pressed on innocent others.

  • One Ring or Two

    Great article. The ideology the middle of America has been trying to teach them for years. You do not have a right to what I have worked for and I do not have any responsibility to provide for you, whoever you may be.

    • ReverendDraco✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵃᶜᶜᵒᵘᶰᵗ

      “It’s amazing to me how many people think that voting to have the
      government give poor people money is compassion. Helping poor and suffering people is compassion. Voting for our government to use guns to give money to help poor and suffering people is immoral self-righteous bullying laziness.
      People need to be fed, medicated, educated, clothed, and sheltered, and if we’re compassionate we’ll help them, but you get no moral credit for forcing other people to do what you think is right. There is great joy in helping people, but no joy in doing it at gunpoint.” ~ Penn Jillette

      “America was founded on the principle of inalienable rights, not dictated duties. The Declaration of Independence states that every human being has a right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. It does not state that he is born a slave to the needs of others.” ~ Alex Epstein

      “‘Need’ now means wanting someone else’s money. ‘Greed’ means wanting to keep your own. ‘Compassion’ is when a politician arranges the transfer.” ~ Joseph Sobran

      “What’s *just* has been debated for centuries but let me offer you my definition of social justice: I keep what I earn and you keep what you earn. Do you disagree? Well then tell me how much of what I earn *belongs* to you – and why?” ~ Walter Williams

      • lorkoos

        When the people with all the money have the game rigged in their favor, then what? And let’s face it, the only time most big-time capitalists help anyone but themselves is when it’s good PR to do so. Libertarianism assumes a lot… I for one don’t feel that a civilized society is one that kicks poor folks to the curb when it comes to health care. There are things that governments can do well, and regulating health care is one of them. Look at every other advanced nation in the world, where health care is pretty much free, as opposed to the USA.

        • ReverendDraco✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵃᶜᶜᵒᵘᶰᵗ

          Yes. . . let’s turn the USA into a socialist shithole, just to give some wetback free health care. . .

          There is nothing that governments do well. . . except for murder – governments are very good at killing innocent people.

      • Great comment, love those quotes!

  • extreme truther

    When the chemtrailing that was going on all over central TX today actually stops then I’ll believe this is all not just window dressing.

    • Al Mather

      Please …what is it you believe the “chemtrailing” is attempting to accomplish?
      Are you saying that you believe the entire American political system is just a kabuki dance.. a front for whatever the whole ” chemtrailing” boogeyman agenda is??

      • shay simmons
      • Are you really that uninformed? The facts concerning chemtrails, including their contents (which vary, including not just aluminum, barium and strontium but at times lithium and a lot of other elements), have been openly discussed by government committees made up of scientists and government officials for years.

        Chemtrails, Here is your PROOF 100% Real “MUST WATCH”

        • Al Mather

          Are you really that gullible that Youtube videos are your version of “100% proof”….Lol.

          When something like this…or mass eugenics plots…or aliens… or “false flag” stuff comes up on Youtube ,of all places…you have to apply logic and critical thought… If “chemtrails ” were such common knowledge reality ( as opposed to boogeyman silliness) ..that they are being discussed openly at the UN…don’t you THINK you might also hear about it elsewhere on credible media sources??? Don’t you think that at least hundreds of the thousands and thousands of people it would take to perpetrate the evil scheme would be taliking??? Realize the very people doing it …would be doing it to themselves!

          Stop… THINK….

  • WinstonSmithy

    The national park near where I live has gov’t posted signs saying something along the lines of “don’t feed the wildlife, it will make them dependent on such handouts and they will become accustomed to them and eventually die without them.” They know the deal…

    • Phil_Ossifer

      That’s interesting…government warning against giving handouts to four-legged predators while energetically giving them to two-legged predators. Government policy never ceases to fascinate.

  • Bas

    America is/was on the road to way of life practiced in the Netherlands. This small country is full controlled by America. It resulted in trials for O care, policing, justice, the socialist way, and dependency. The only major problem was the right of self defense. Programs like Sandy Hook should have laid the platform for change. It failed. Others to. From the outside small Netherlands looks good. So do the inside of their animals farms. Looking inside of them you will notice no difference with out.

    • Frank Kleij

      @ Bas Our Xorgverzekeringssgtelsel” was a testbed for Obamacare. Here was tested to maximize the profits and interconnecting Big Pharma and Medicare. Most of the politicians are bred with Unilever Shell or AKZO

      • Bas

        In Den Haag, omringt door, praise the lord en Hillary vasals, zijn ze nog steeds het pad kwijt na de U.S verkiezing uitslag. Het is te vergelijken met boot Titanic en gedrag van de baas. Stompzinnig weten, denk Ukraine, dat ijsbergen het niet aandurven om ook maar een ijsblokje in zijn weg te leggen. Zielige mensen. Dom is hun waarheid.

        • Frank Kleij

          Vergelijk “Pizzagate”met instituties als Remonstrantse Broederschap, een club waar je heel griezelige figuren langs ziet komen met connecties richting “Dutroux-kringen”. Het is wereldwijd ben ik bang en hun hulpjes op lager ambtelijk niveau zijn zo gehersenspoeld dat ze de discussie niet aan willen gaan. Verdiep je in het fenomeen OPPT een stroming die duidelijk de rotte wortels blootlegt. Diegenen die zich verzetten worden weggezet als “verward”en met verwarden gaan ze niet in discussie. Ik hoop dat velen in NL die nu al wakker zijn , de slapenden op tijd kunnen “reanimeren”.

          • Bas

            e@ Frank, het is leuk babbelen met je. Hopelijk is leeftijd, mijn geval, 70+, in jouw, hopelijk, geen argument. Nieuwsgierig, afstamming boom, toch geen Rijnsburg?

          • Frank Kleij

            @Bas 69- Hellevoetsluis Verworden tot anarchist. En een anarchist ontkent GEEN regels , maar ontkent authoriteit die dictatuurt op basis van zelfopgestelde regels.

  • G’ma G

    The only thing standing in the way between me and self-sufficiency is government .

  • Lewie Paine

    A belief in legitimacy of positive rights constitutes a belief in the legitimacy of socialism.

  • Jake

    Trump moving forward with border wall, weighs refugee cuts.

  • no debt

    Greetings Lily. You wrote above, “…It’s time to face the truth: the government does not care about you. It’s up to you to take control over your life. You own yourself, after all, and that’s a great thing.”
    First off, I agree that generally the government does not care about us individually for many reasons of which there is not time nor space to discuss this point.
    Rather, I am interested in understanding your declaration that “You own yourself,” Is this something you believe or something you know on some authority. By what authority does anyone own their self?
    I am seeking a friendly discourse here. My motive is found in your question at the end of your great article.
    “What can you DO to make life better for yourself, those you care about, and your community?”
    I have asked that question and believe that the analogy I learned many years ago when I was working in a Biomedical repair department in the military, “Don’t just replace the fuse, you have to find out why the fuse is blowing or you haven’t fixed the problem.” I am growing and learning and I’ll be six feet under when I stop learning! So, I seek to speak the truth [I understand at the time] in Love. Seeking to challenge others about the ideas that they are seeking to build their house [life] upon. Hopefully there is a win-win and both or all involved build on the rock of Truth and not the shifting sand of a lie.
    The Declaration of Independence is the foundation and root of the govern-ment in these United States. The cornerstone of the declaration is, “The God of Nature and of Natures God.” Now, none of us are lawyers here but I believe a health discussion is needed here as it directly relates to your assertion that the people own their selves.
    Sorry for being so long winded. I hope you’ll have a response.
    My nom de plume is No debt men.

  • no debt

    It’s up to you to take control over your life. You own yourself, after all, and that’s a great thing.
    So, why is my comment gone? Was I not diplomatic enough? Are you not able to answer my question honestly? How do you, know [or just believe], that you or anyone else owns their self? It obviously IS a BIG DEAL!
    I desire to see this Nation, the united States of America become great again. BUT, as the Psalmist has written, “Psa 127:1 A Song of Ascents. Solomon’s. If, Yahweh, build not the house, in vain, have the builders of it toiled thereon, If, Yahweh, watch not the city, in vain, hath the watchman kept awake:…” Wake up! Our Father in Heaven is Sovereign. Our Redeemer is Lord. (He purchase the debt of the whole world)
    The Churches are corrupt. They bare false witness the character of God our Father, “God is Love” 1 John 4:8,16. But they say 95% of all man kind will burn in a literal fire forever in the pagan myths in place of the truth. There is no judgment of the Law of God that burns anyone alive. By the way, His Law is not something that was just for the Jews or Israel and the Old Covenant, the Law expresses a Loving God’s will yes, but it is also prophetic “ Truly I say to you, Until the heaven and the earth pass away, in no way shall one least letter, or one point, pass away from the Law until all comes to pass. Mat 5:18.
    All sin is reckoned as debt, if the debt is too large to pay it is forgiven in the Jubilee, the man and his family go free (Lev. 25:8-10). There is no torture and it certainly is NOT forever. There are judgments in His Law and one of the requirements in the execution of the judgment is that what you measure out to others WILL BE MEASURED BACK TO YOU which include all of us (Luke 6:37-38). Love and mercy are involved and the Judgments restore offenders without keeping a record of the evil done. If you really want to wake the flock up, you need to be with the Shepherd and speak the truth in love. We all must be led by the Spirit (Rom. 8:14). Cast down the idols of your hearts (Ezek 14:1-11) esp. v. 4. This is very hard, I know from experience. The principle is not, once gone always gone. We must take up our cross DAILY! So that we can hear His Word spoken to us (Greek: rhema) Rom. 10:17. Because, anything not coming from the faith is SIN. (Rom. 14:23b) Wake up. Don’t delete the truth we all need to hear. Let the Truth dwell in you. He is the Word (John 1:1) and it stands written, “Thy Word is Truth”(Psa 119:86, Psa 119:138, Pro 30:5, 2Ti 3:16) Prove all things (1 Thess 5:21), test every spirit, whether it be of God or not (1 John 4:1). Then teach others to do the same God gives the increase. (1 Cor. 3:7) Find for free online, “The Second Death and the Restitution of all things” by Andrew Jukes and “Hope Beyond Hell” by Gerry Beauchemin at: Please, you need to prove this whether it be true or not. Work it out!
    Look around you. There is plenty of evidence that the world is like a woman in birth pains. As the birth approaches the pains increase in frequency and intensity. Look around, what do you see? In Rom. 8:22 is stands written:”For we know that all the creation groans together and travails together until now”. The promises are great. The elites of the world seek to ascend (upgrade) to immortality by an alternate route. Merging with computers is not an upgrade in my understanding. God offers to all the upgrade of immortality, sonship.
    All the primary lessons of the Law concerning the Restoration of all (Acts 3:21) is in your garden. There are three harvests in the Law. Barley, wheat and then grapes. These are for His table providing the bread and wine. Yes I have left you with an incomplete disclosure but the rest may be found in 1 Cor. 15 and Rev. 14.
    What spirit are you of? Are you one of His sheep or are you a wolf in sheep’s clothing? If you hide my comment, it will bare witness to if you are with Him or not. I desire that if I have made any mistake concerning this testimony that you correct me in love and gentleness as I have tried to do with you. The Light of the dawn of a New Day–Age is at hand.
    The individual sheep are meek and may be silenced in one way or another but, their Shepherd (The Lord and His Christ) is mighty and He is coming to rule this world in a good and positive way that all long for even if they don’t realize it yet. Do we not all long for peace and rest? “That, creation itself also, shall be freed—from the bondage of the decay into the freedom of the glory of the sons of God; For we know that, all creation, is sighing together, and travailing-in-birth-throes together until the present,— And, not only so, but, we ourselves, also, who have the first-fruit of the Spirit—we even ourselves, within our own selves do sigh,—sonship ardently awaiting—the redeeming of our body;— (Romans 8:21-23 Rotherham). Next—Dan 2:44 “And, in the days of those kings, shall the God of the heavens, set up, a kingdom which, to the ages, shall not be destroyed, and, the kingdom, to another people, shall not be left,—it shall break into pieces and make an end of all these kingdoms, but, itself, shall stand to the ages.” (Rotherham).
    He is the rightful heir of the Dominion mandate and is now ready to merge it with the sonship or fruitfulness mandate which were separated in Gen 49 where Judah received the Dominion mandate and Joseph and his sons the Fruitfulness mandate. Be in hopeful expectation people, it is sure.

    In the fellowship of the faith,
    One of the sheep.