I recently read a humorous article that tracked the 15 signs of an abusive relationship (as determined by the government) with a popular love story between a shiny vampire and a whiny teenager. Not to make light of abusive relationships, but my first thought was how ironic it was that the government sets up standards for an abusive relationship when they engage in the biggest abusive relationship possible. So I decided to match these 15 qualities to see how the government stood up.
1. Does your partner look at you or act in ways that scare you?
- Yes. Look no further than the NSA. It doesn’t matter if you have ‘nothing to hide’; your privacy is your privacy and the government has no business stalking you.
2. Does your partner control what you do, who you see?
- Yes. They want to know who you call, who you email, what websites you visit, what you are buying, basically every aspect of your life.
3. Does your partner make all the decisions?
- Yes. I hope you know by now, the government makes ALL the decisions in this relationship. What’s worse is they try to convince you that you made the decision. Example: You don’t want kids to be hurt, do you?? Of course not. And you don’t need assault weapons to hunt, do you?? Then BAN ALL THE GUNS!
4. Does your partner act like the abuse is no big deal?
- Yes. Denial of abuse is something the government has protected to an art. Every time the government has been found to be shredding the Constitution they either create a bait and switch or convince you it’s a good thing: I’m spying on you for your own protection…
5. Do they threaten to commit suicide?
- Yes. Ironically, this happens quite a lot. The government must convince you that without them society would cease to exist. Regardless of the fact that at our founding we existed quite well without a Dept. of Education or Department of pretty much anything. After all, who would build the roads??
6. Threaten to kill you?
- Yes. *cough* drones.
7. Tried to isolate you from family and friends?
- Yes. Let me remind you of this quote that Obama said to college students: “Unfortunately you’ve grown up hearing voices that incessantly warn of government as nothing more than some separate sinister entity that’s at the root of all our problems. They’ll warn that tyranny is always lurking just around the corner. You should reject these voices.”
8. Damaged your property when angry?
- Kind of. They government doesn’t always want to damage your property because they just want to own it. The idea of owning property is toxic to an overreaching federal government. In fact, independence of any kind is toxic. That should be a big sign, folks.
9. Pushed, slapped or bitten you?
- Kind of. Obviously the government can’t slap you. But this did make me think of a line during Obama’s speech on the Trayvon Martin verdict where he encouraged federalizing local police forces. That should concern you.
10. Abandoned you in dangerous place?
- Yes. The government wants to leave you defenseless. That’s actually why we have the second amendment.
11. Scared you by driving wrecklessly?
- Metaphorically? Yes.
12. Forced you to leave your home?
- Yes. This actually happened with FEMA in Oklahoma after the tornadoes. All about the property folks.
13. Prevented you from calling police or getting medical treatment?
- Yes. The government wants to control every aspect of your health care. They have to have someone to pay for the socialized system, of course.
14. Views women as objects?
- Yes. I could write pages and pages on how progressive big government policies view women as objects. In reality, big government views everyone as objects: human capital. Do you remember the “Life of Julia” promotion video that the Obama camp created to show how Obama policies help little Julia from cradle to grave. It shows how Julia cannot survive without the help of the superior federal government.
15. Accuses you of cheating or jealous of other relationships?
- Yes. The government is terrified you will realize how much control they have over you. They demonize the truth to keep you in this abusive relationship.
Just remember: there are people out there who love freedom and liberty. They are rebels of their time encouraging people to fight against tyranny in every way that they can. After all, isn’t admitting you have a problem the first step to fixing it?