Somewhat over 200 years ago, our nations founders put forth a plan for govornment which was narrowly adopted by all 13 colonies. The necessity for this new”Constitution” was to redress certain inadequacies which became apparent under the old “Articles of Confederation”. Chief among these were issues related to the national defense, property and States Rights, and taxation as a means of funding the new government and repaying the late “War Debt”. If one reads both the “Federalist” and the “Anti-Federalist”papers, one readily discerns that both sides in the debate held the same general opinion of government, best summarized by the sentiment”That Government which governs best, governs least”. The very lengthly and highly intellectual debate concerned just how little government could be established and still be effective while maximizing individual liberty. These two goals are like opposite poles of a magnet: the closer they are moved together, the more force they repel each other with. The proper role of government as established by our nations founding documents are mostly described as prohibitions against what government must not do. It must first ensure individual liberty. To do so it must be able to protect it’s citizens from physical force from without and within our borders. The Militia having proved inadequate to defend the country during the war of 1812 led to the creation of a standing army. This has proven just and necessary by history. It was also found necessary to establish a court system to protect property rights, and to promote the general welfare a national banking system was created. That is essentially all that is required of a federal government. All other powers should remain under local control as explicitly outlined in the 10th amendment. The insane Leviathin which has grown from these simple seeds has devoured its parent and become a near all-encompassing, omnipresent, self-declared omniscient, and utterly irresistable monstor. Every facet of life from how much water per flush,to how many miles per gallon, to how many and what type of caloric intake is allowed is now dictated by this mindless yet all-powerful entity. Once I was what we called an “Objectivist”, Philosophical disciple of Ayn Rand, whose simple message was, if you want man to be productive-keep out of his way! Still, taxes and entitlements race each other to the finish line of bankruptcy and our elected officials prattle on about Stem cell research and gay marriage. What an absolute travesty. I have now come to the final -ism. That -ism that naturally follows the structural collapse of productive capitalism. I have become one with Nietzsche and understand his loathing of contemporary man and society. Nihilism is the only thing that is left, only unlike the marxists of old we do not need to destroy society to remake it. It is destroying itself. It is destroying you and it is destroying me. Get out while you still can. John Galt Lives!