Sunday, May 28, 2006

Words Of A Leveller

"I am sure there was no man born marked of God above another," he declared, "for none comes into the world with a saddle upon his back, neither any booted and spurred to ride him."
Richard Rumbold, Leveller

Saturday, May 27, 2006

Reasons For A N.C. Constitutional Convention: Spotlight On Article 1, Section 15

Sec. 15. Education.

"The people have a right to the privilege of education, and it is the duty of the State to guard and maintain that right."

How can you have the right to a "privilege"? I bet the legislator who wrote this section went to Govco schools. He was never taught the difference between rights and privileges. That is one of the many faults of government education. Keep 'em dumb and happy.

Read Section 15 again. Then Article 1, Section 1 and see if you notice a conflict between the sections...

Section 1. The equality and rights of persons.

"We hold it to be self-evident that all persons are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, the enjoyment of the fruits of their own labor, and the pursuit of happiness."

This poor section has become dead letter. Our general statutes have trumped our natural rights and the constitutional amendments intended to protect these same rights.

In spite of Article 1, Sec. 15 of the N.C. Constitution, every human being has the right to educate themselves as they please. They do not have the "right" to steal from their neighbor to secure that education.

For the sake of our natural rights and sound educational choices in a market enviroment, Article 1, Section 15 should be repealed.

Friday, May 26, 2006

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Sunday, May 21, 2006

The Much Abused Commerce Clause

"The Madisonian construction is flawed by its authorization of government regulation through the much abused Commerce Clause. The authorization should be restricted to the prevention of interferences with voluntary exchanges and should not extend to the prohibition, or the coercive dictation of the terms, of such exchanges. Nor should any differentiation be made between exchanges within the domestic economy and those made with others outside the political jurisdiction. The Constitution has proved effective in insuring that the large American market be open inside national boundaries; it has not operated to insure freedom of trade beyond these limits."
James M. Buchcanan

Don't Shoot That Gator!

The following is an exerpt from a Washington Post story.

Dateline: Florida

" alligator walked through the doggy door of a woman's house in Bradenton and went for her golden retriever. The woman grabbed a shotgun and blazed away. The alligator escaped with a flesh wound. The neighbors heard shots and called police, who promptly cited the woman for hunting without a license."

Those cops are idiots!

Friday, May 19, 2006

The Constitution And Religious Liberty

"Most of the founders of the United States were religious people. They and their predecessors fled religious persecution to come to America. The founders believed that life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness were endowed to humans by a Creator. But they didn't believe, or write into the Constitution, that the Quaker, Jesuit, Catholic, Lutheran or Jewish Creator's laws were those that were to be used to govern humans. The foundations for the new nation were not to be rooted in religious law, but in the moral foundations of liberty and the rights to own property and make voluntary contracts."

Bill Reeside, Jr.
Charlotte Observer Community Columnist

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Hardcore Libertarian

Saturday, May 13, 2006

The Science Of Justice by Lysander Spooner

The science of mine and thine --- the science of justice --- is the science of all human rights; of all a man's rights of person and property; of all his rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
It is the science which alone can tell any man what he can, and cannot, do; what he can, and cannot, have; what he can, and cannot, say, without infringing the rights of any other person.
It is the science of peace; and the only science of peace; since it is the science which alone can tell us on what conditions mankind can live in peace, or ought to live in peace, with each other.
These conditions are simply these: viz., first, that each man shall do, towards every other, all that justice requires him to do; as, for example, that he shall pay his debts, that he shall return borrowed or stolen property to its owner, and that he shall make reparation for any injury he may have done to the person or property of another.
The second condition is, that each man shall abstain from doing so another, anything which justice forbids him to do; as, for example, that he shall abstain from committing theft, robbery, arson, murder, or any other crime against the person or property of another.
So long as these conditions are fulfilled, men are at peace, and ought to remain at peace, with each other. But when either of these conditions is violated, men are at war. And they must necessarily remain at war until justice is re-established.
Through all time, so far as history informs us, wherever mankind have attempted to live in peace with each other, both the natural instincts, and the collective wisdom of the human race, have acknowledged and prescribed, as an indispensable condition, obedience to this one only universal obligation: viz., that each should live honestly towards every other.
The ancient maxim makes the sum of a man's legal duty to his fellow men to be simply this: "To live honestly, to hurt no one, to give to every one his due."
This entire maxim is really expressed in the single words, to live honestly; since to live honestly is to hurt no one, and give to every one his due.

Master Muckraker

    Attention Deficit Democracy January 2005

    I had the pleasure of hearing James Bovard at the 2004 LP National Convention. He is a wonderful advocate for Liberty. He has authored many books including "Lost Rights" and "Freedom in Chains". Above is the cover of his latest book. I look forward to obtaining a copy.