A very common political fallacy is to equate your physical location as being equal to presence within fictional states. When you look at the facts, the equation is pretty simple:
physical location presence within a state.
Because we’ve all been conditioned to believe the opposite, it is very difficult to accept our mere physical location does not mean we are within a state. States are fictions and I’ve covered that many times already, I only briefly discuss this in the beginning of the video below. To help break this conditioning, I started using a religious analogy years ago. It has been very effective and really helps bridge the gap in thought, making it very easy to see this fallacy for what it is. It’s really just a PR stunt to convince you to pay taxes. Anyone with evidence to the contrary has an open invite to present their evidence on my radio show.
Religious organizations utilize very similar fictions as politicians, they may also use the same words, such as a parish. The Catholic church and the politicians in Louisiana both use the word parish. A parish is the religious equivalent of a county or city, and diocese is the equivalent of a political state. All the religious “authority” does is put lines on a map, such as around the geographic area known as Utah, and they call it the Utah diocese, or the Salt Lake parish. Like a political state, it does not really exist, it’s not real.
So, I just ask a politician/bureaucrat if the mere fact he/she lives in the boundaries of the Utah diocese automatically means he/she within or a member of the Catholic church and the answer is predicable. He/she will immediately state absolutely not. I could argue and tell him if he doesn’t want to pay his fair share of tithing he can always move, but I’ve made my point and only need to ask:
Then why do you think my mere physical location means I’m within a state?
You get the deer in the headlights look for a few moments as they try to process this information. At the very least I’m getting dialogue regarding what the state is and can ask if the state is natural or man-made. You can also point out from the politicians’ own mouths that cities are created by law.
The emotional response you get when suggesting someone is a member of a church because they live within the boundaries of the parish, ward or diocese can be used to your advantage. Anchor it if you can, then ask about your presence within the state on just your physical location. It’s a good way to demonstrate the fallacy because you meet the politician at his/her map of the world and use their common sense, which is usually left at home, to help them understand physical location does not mean you’re within the church or state.
From experience, any discussion about what the state is factually, will show there are no facts proving you’re within the fictional state. Remember Phillip Mangone: “Sir, Sir, do not start with me, just do not start with me.”
Because if they can’t prove you’re within their fictional states, they cannot prove their sacred writ applies or they have jurisdiction. Without those distractions, their aggression and violence are all they have left. Then the pretense of due process is gone and they are acting openly as the criminals they are.