In a Category 4 torrent of official communications during the approach and aftermath of Hurricane Irene, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has repeatedly used the phrase “federal family” when describing the Obama administration’s response to the storm.
News flash to those that are listening. The government is not my friend or family. It does not care about me. It is not there to help me. Government is FORCE.
Calling the government your family is like saying the neighborhood crack addict that steals your stuff is your brother. The definition of family is incompatible with government. A real friend or family member wouldn’t break into your house, shoot your dog, shoot you, and then say oops, wrong house.
Real friends and family help each other out when needed. The thing is it is a voluntary relationship. You don’t have to help out family, there is no requirement that you do so. What is voluntary about government? They take my money by force. They take my property by force. They conscript me into paying their debts. In the end they hold no responsibility or accountability for their actions either. I don’t get together with the feds and have a conversation with them. No, when that happens they’re interrogating me. A party at my house involving the feds, would involve a SWAT team, dead puppies, and an armed stand off.
Anyone who really thinks the government is a part of your extended family, wake the hell up and get your head examined. I’ve got a long list of how they’re not you’re friend and I’ve only been keeping track for a month thus far.
Barron is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms.
He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do its thing.