08/12/14 – Will Grigg – The Scott Horton Show by Scott | Aug 12, 2014 | Interviews | 2 comments Will Grigg, blogger and author of Liberty in Eclipse, discusses the police killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO, and the militarized police response to protesters. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS 2 Comments Tionico on August 14, 2014 at 3:16 pm First, the Constitution is no such thing as you claim. It guarantees to ALL the same rights and same protections under the law. Then, your “perfect solution” is simple fascism: defined as government control of private means of production. You would take lands belonging to SOMEONE, nationalise it (put it under government control if not ownership (which would be socialism) and then have said government “give” the “labouring class” a “living wage, healthy lifestyle and the means to hire the politicians needed to gain liberty”. Poppycock. Why not REMOVE all present government control over private means of production and let a truly free market sort things out? What we have now is a government skewed market, not a free one. Return to free market principles, and the “politicians” will again be from amongst the regular citizens, gone to Washington and their State Houses to SERVE those who put them in office. What you describe as the solution is, in reality, the root of the problem. Perfect Solution? on August 15, 2014 at 12:38 am So the laboring – class is uneducated? That sounds like Elizabeth Warren ‘ talking points. What does nationalize a quarter of the wealth even mean? GDP? Not sure what you mean by wealth. Federal and State governments already owns plenty of land. How does that help the laborer out again? The term living wage is a subjective and cringe – worthy term. Nobody will agree on what constitutes a livable wage. As far as a healthy lifestyle, you can lead a horse to water but… you know the rest. To top it off, you suggest that part of the solution is gaining means to hire politicians in order to gain liberty.This confuses me on multiple levels. First, does “the means” imply have more money to donate to campaigns? That’s pretty vague for a perfect solution. Second, my problem is not having the perfect politician. It is the politician. Lastly, they are not and will never be interested in giving citizens more liberty because that would mean less power for the politician. Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Your not going to change that no matter how much wealth and land you nationalize. In conclusion, your perfect solution is to take a problem with power hungry politicians and give them more power. I think the main problem is that your solution is for the wrong problem. The problem is artificially legitimized power that states and their agents “possess”.