Image: The body of Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States, was visible to the public in New York City on April 25, 1865, the last day to view the president whom John Wilkes Booth had assassinated ten days earlier at the Ford Theater in Washington, D.C.
Eric Yollick, The Golden Hammer
The citizens of Montgomery County, Texas, will always remember Friday, July 27, 2018, as “Funerary Friday,” a day when we feel as though we are participating in a funeral all day long. There’s nothing funny about it.
This newspaper, The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper is breaking two major stories involving terrible events while anticipating a third terrible event likely to occur during the day. These are not just events that harm our pocketbooks. They’re events that directly impact our freedom and the quality of our lives.
Who are the perpetrators? There are primarily three: Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal and Commissioners Mike Meador and Charlie Riley.
Who is really to blame? All of us. The citizens elected these elitist, truth-trampling scoundrels. The three of them operate in secret, because they know their actions would and should disgust anyone viewing them with objectivity. They manipulate Commissioners Court meeting agendas, do filthy deals behind closed doors, and treat the citizens as though we are infants.
Sadly, some of their terrible ways have infected Precinct 3 County Commissioner James Noack whom we must now also watch closely.
They prove the basic themes of The Golden Hammer, a modern conservative online publication dedicated to objective truth and justice. Those themes are:
- Government only has the moral authority to provide law enforcement for public safety and to defend our borders from our national enemies.
- What government does outside of law enforcement and national defense government does badly.
- There is a clear demarcation of individuals in the remains of our free society: those who are “establishment” who seek to preserve the emoluments they receive from immoral government actions and those who are “reformers” who seek right over wrong.
Funerary Friday vindicates the famous words of French Enlightenment philosopher Pierre-Joseph Proudhon:
“To be GOVERNED is to be watched, inspected, spied upon, directed, law-driven, numbered, regulated, enrolled, indoctrinated, preached at, controlled, checked, estimated, valued, censured, commanded, by creatures who have neither the right nor the wisdom nor the virtue to do so. To be GOVERNED is to be at every operation, at every transaction noted, registered, counted, taxed, stamped, measured, numbered, assessed, licensed, authorized, admonished, prevented, forbidden, reformed, corrected, punished. It is, under pretext of public utility, and in the name of the general interest, to be place[d] under contribution, drilled, fleeced, exploited, monopolized, extorted from, squeezed, hoaxed, robbed; then, at the slightest resistance, the first word of complaint, to be repressed, fined, vilified, harassed, hunted down, abused, clubbed, disarmed, bound, choked, imprisoned, judged, condemned, shot, deported, sacrificed, sold, betrayed; and to crown all, mocked, ridiculed, derided, outraged, dishonored. That is government; that is its justice; that is its morality.”
This newspaper does not go so far as Proudhon, who classified himself as an anarchist, because this newspaper follows the philosophy of John Locke, Thomas Hobbes, and Robert Nozick, who argued that there are some moral justifications for government.
Please accept our condolences for Funerary Friday.
Please read on, as you decide for yourself whether Proudhon or Locke was correct.