The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.
It's all well and good for me to sit out here in the middle of this forest, and think that whatever happens "out there" won't effect me. But that's another manifestation of the Ostrich Defense. Ignoring what's going on won't prevent the ripple effects from reaching as far as my mountain top.
It's true that in terms of firearms and ammunition, nothing the banditti in D.C. do is going to effect me. Like someone living in a small Bavarian village while Hitler was in power, I can sit back and watch the current regime in D.C. do it's significant worst and when I look outside the woods are still there. I believe, as Heinlein did, that there is no moral imperative to obey bad laws. He simply ignored or disobeyed laws that had political rather than moral ends, and he was right to do so.
Survivalism and anti-fascist politics have always been closely related. That's one reason that the average sheeple recoils from the word "survivalist." A survivalist is by nature inclined to be anti government because government as we know it today exists only to control and to coerce. Government is people like Cathy Giffords, who decide that they have been enlightened as to the true path, and by God we are all going to walk it, like it or not. It's people like that demented billionaire, Bloomberg, who makes it his life's mission to control what the mob eats and drinks because he knows what's best and they don't. Nobody is going to make decisions for me on that level, whether the "government" ostensibly gives them the "right" to do so or not. Illegitimate governments derive their power to govern from the barrel of a gun, as Mao so aptly phrased it. Legitimate governments derive their power to govern from the consent of the governed. If you had to choose which we have today, what would your choice be?
It's difficult to write a survivalist oriented blog without discussing politics, because the survivalist prizes individual freedom of will, and the government constantly strives to suppress that and force everyone into the square holes on the peg board that will allow the government to grow. There's a natural conflict between people who value choice and a system that does it's utmost to suppress freedom of choice. I've tried to avoid politics but sometimes the overlap is so great I just can't do it.