Here is reality. The ownership of guns is mostly symbolic most of the time. The gun as a symbol says this: the state is not God. The state is not finally sovereign. Citizens are sovereign under God, and they possess the right to bear arms as a mark of this sovereignty.
The defenders of the messianic state go ballistic in the face of this claim. They do not accept popular sovereignty. They accept state sovereignty. They accept the fact that voters can elect masters, but they do not accept the fact that citizens have a right to exercise the mark of sovereignty: to defend themselves by force of arms. The statists want the state to possess a strict monopoly over life and death. They understand the meaning of the symbol of the gun. They want guns and badges linked judicially: no badge – no gun.
The weekend militia people are dangerous. Why? Because they have a romantic view of bloodshed. They think that the modern state can be successfully resisted by force of individual arms. This leads to a suicide mentality. The suicide mentality is the heart of the matter, not gun ownership.
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Monday, March 5, 2012
Granted, some people have no choice about medical care. They’re obviously stuck – and exempt from this form of civil disobedience. But millions of us could opt out without exposing ourselves or our families to ridiculous (or even significant) risk. As with the so-called “war on terror,” modern America medicine is largely based on fear. If you’re not sick now, surely you’re going to get sick soon. Every other commercial is a commercial for a drug. Every other story on the various morning shows warns about some imminent horror that never seems to actually materialize (Avian flu, for example). In truth the main things most of us need to worry about are becoming diabetic, hypertensive fatsos with knee problems and a bad back because we stuff ourselves relentless with fast food to assuage our constant (you guessed it) angst about the state of the world and the state of our own lives. This is understandable – but it plays right into their con. If you can gather your wits and just say no – no to bad-for-you food and too much food (and yes to exercise) – you can cut yourself loose of a lot of problems.
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What if The Hunger Games portrayed politicians as vicious predators willing to sacrifice people on a whim to maintain their grip over others? What if the villains in the story personified Orwell's insight that "political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable"? What if those who foment war, market war, profit from war, even extol war, won't stop orchestrating mass murder...until the masses withdraw their consent?
Got to get to the bookstore today. http://live-free-in-an-unfree-world.com
Sunday, March 4, 2012
For a decade Washington has misrepresented its wars of naked aggression as “bringing democracy and human rights to the Middle East.” While Washington was bringing democracy to the Middle East, Washington was destroying democracy in the US. Washington has resurrected medieval torture dungeons and self-incrimination. Washington has destroyed due process and habeas corpus. At Obama’s request, Congress passed overwhelmingly a law that permits american subjects to be imprisoned indefinitely without a trial or presentation of evidence. Warrantless searches and spying, illegal and unconstitutional at the turn of the 21st century, are now routine.
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United States Representative Justin Amash (MI-03) was one of only three lawmakers to vote against the act when it appeared in the House late Monday. Explaining his take on the act through his official Facebook account on Tuesday, Rep. Amash writes, “The bill expands current law to make it a crime to enter or remain in an area where an official is visiting even if the person does not know it’s illegal to be in that area and has no reason to suspect it’s illegal.”
“Some government officials may need extraordinary protection to ensure their safety. But criminalizing legitimate First Amendment activity — even if that activity is annoying to those government officials — violates our rights,” adds the representative.
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