In this day and age when the meaning of words has become so distorted by those looking to cloak their true efforts under the guise of linguistic deceit, it is necessary to secure proper vernacular to limit confusion and secure a clear debate. This is no less true in regard to the word anarchy. Objective individuals who advocate for a society based upon freedom and liberty are sometimes misclassified as anarchist. Nothing could be further from the truth.
The American Heritage Dictionary first defines anarchy as the absence of any form of political authority. Defenders of freedom and liberty understand that governance and law must be a tool used to protect the equal rights of all individuals. Our own Declaration of Independence states that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among Men. John Locke, one of the greatest advocates of freedom, wrote that where there is no law there is no freedom.
What these quotes underscore is the fact that just and proper governments enforce laws that protect the equal rights of all individuals. Nothing more, and nothing less.
The second and third definitions of anarchy cited by the American Heritage Dictionary are political disorder and confusion and the absence of any cohesive principle, such as a common standard or purpose. Anarchy in regard to this part of its definition is the epitome of the modern Democrat and Neocon Republican parties.
When we look at both the political left and the political right in America today, their advocacy is that of their own personal preference and therefore lacking reason, order, standard, and principle. A Democrat will agree on principle that a person should never be treated differently because of their race, creed, or color. Yet when it comes to affirmative action, they will advocate passionately for such discrimination.
A Neocon Republican will agree on principle that the redistribution of wealth is wrong. Yet a Republican will advocate for social security, welfare, and/or a prescription drug program; all of which favors wealth distribution to a particular demographic.
The aforementioned examples are only a fraction of the subjectivity inherent throughout both major political parties today. Their advocacy is not based upon principle but on personal preference, which any logical person must conclude could never be the same among people and therefore is the basis of disorder and confusion - in other words, anarchy.
The level of anarchy within a society is perfectly correlated with the amount of subjectivity its laws are based. Everyone on some level would like to change the world to fit their preferences. Yet only true Americans, those who place their country first, set aside those preferences knowing that in order for one to be protected from the whims of others, others must be protected from the whims of oneself.
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