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Orwell correctly anticipated that states would upset the meaning of language to their benefit. The Land of the Free is now filled with proles conditioned to receive orders. Whenever the state declares “you must” – a violation of a man’s right to live as he sees fit — there is a corresponding “you must not” that also violates his right to protect himself against the violation. His instincts to act against aggressors are thwarted and confused. This is the effect of positive law.
– Individuals, Secede! by Will Groves at Strike the Root