According to Jeff Deist, “The central issue in the Ulbricht case, as always, is an evil and unbridled federal government. No human being should be locked away for engaging in (or facilitating) peaceful, voluntary commerce among willing participants. Dark sites like Silk Road, and the cyber payment systems they employ, exist because of state prohibitions on voluntary human conduct. They are natural market reactions to government interference. This cannot be overstated.”
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We wholeheartedly endorse his conclusion. The Federal Government has run amok, stomping on individual rights without hesitation. Do you remember the 1958 movie “The Blob” starring the legendary actor Steve McQueen. Here’s a plot description. “An alien life form consumes everything in its path as it grows and grows.” That sounds like a perfect description of our Federal Government and its malevolent master—the Elite.