Posted 04/22/2013 11:39 PM MT
video] October 1798 - The proper size and scope of the federal government, right from the horse's mouth. Thomas Jefferson was involved in writing the Constitution, wrote the Declaration of Independence, and was the third President of the United States. I think he had some idea what this country was supposed to be about. "To lay taxes to provide for the general welfare of the United States, that is to say, "to lay taxes for THE PURPOSE of providing for the general welfare." For the laying of taxes is the power, and the general welfare the purpose for which the power is to be exercised. They are not to lay taxes ad libitum for any purpose they please; but only to pay the debts or provide for the welfare of the Union. In like manner, they are not to do aanything they please to provide for the general welfare, but only to lay taxes for that purpose.""To "regulate commerce with foreign nations, and among the states, and with the Indian tribes." [...] For the power given to Congress by the Constitution does not ext[...]
Posted 04/12/2013 10:44 PM MT
It is indoctrinated into us from the onset of our teenage years: "Driving is a privilege, not a right." We accept this at face value, because we are ignorant teenagers. Public schools don't teach critical subjects like Natural Law and the role of government, so we don't know any better. We cherish the "privilege" or being allowed to drive, and we honor the government for granting us a license to do so. This is backwards. use that private property.
Your land is yours to build on. Period.
Your pencils are yours to write with. Period.
Your medicine is yours to self-administer. Period.
Your guns are yours to fire. Period.
Your computers are yours to program, play, or work on. Period.
Your food is yours to eat. Period.
Your cars are yours to drive. Period.
There is no difference among these items. Each is a commodity which you have obtained through a mutually beneficial, consentual, informed transaction. Nobody has a right to prevent you from using your property. You aren't requir[...]
Posted 02/23/2013 08:40 PM MT
Some of you have heard or figured out by now that I published a book about liberty and the impact that socialism has on American life. Those of you who are paying attention have also realized that this booklet is but the introduction to a much larger work: A comprehensive review of the federal budget. This review goes through every department, every bureau in the federal government. Where necessary, I also dive deeper into the offices and individual programs. Ten Year Plan. It would gradually change into the third chart. To give you some idea of the scale, defense spending does not change during this ten years. Other programs just disappear gradually.
Posted 02/18/2013 08:27 PM MT
The ACLU's Stance on Marijuana Law is that eliminating penalties for low-level possession would be a good thing, and decriminalizing it altogether would be even better. They're right, of course; but they're not going far enough. America has the highest per-capita incarceration rate in the world. Weren't we supposed to be the land of the free?They're right on this one. That's pretty cool.land of the free. We shouldn't make it illegal to do things which might, later, cause problems; we should only make it illegal to create the ultimate problem itself.
Posted 02/18/2013 08:13 PM MT
The ACLU's Stance on Drug Testing is that drug use is often unrelated to job duties, testing produces inaccurate results, and hasn't been proven to prevent drug use. right to privacy. You also have a right to use drugs, prescription, legal, illegal, whatever. It's your body, and your body is your property. You are sovereign over your property, and nobody has an automatic lien or higher claim upon your property than you. Unless the drug causes you to combust and the embers set the neighbor's house on fire, it's none of their business. right to decide who to hire. They have a right to make their decisions based on any criteria they so choose, including whether an applicant uses drugs. stayget back out out of the issue and let people be free, man.
Posted 02/18/2013 02:54 PM MT
Racial Justice tells us that Black people still face inferior schools and targeting by the justice system; that Hispanics face anti-immigrant legislation, and that housing is "starkly segregated by race and class". Let's break this down for a moment. out of the education business and privatized it like it should be, the economy would respond with better schools, because it would make more money for the companies running the schools. If, however, we are resigned to the government running the schools, then we should do it right. I designed a much better system a couple of years ago. Schools should be funded exactly the same amount per student, regardless of where they are. a well-documented issue, and inexplicably encroaches on the rights of law-abiding Blacks and Hispanics. In order to understand the reasons, we must first understand why the police use this tactic in the first place: Poverty causes crime. Poor people can't afford things, so some of them feel the need to steal to live, to [...]
Posted 02/18/2013 01:55 PM MT
The ACLU's position on freedom of religion is that you have a constitutional right to exercise and express your religious beliefs and individual conscience. This isn't entirely accurate. "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech [...]". This doesn't prevent states and cities from passing any such law, nor executive orders, nor injunctions, nor judicial rulings. The Constitution is actually wrong on this one. You don't have a Constitutional right here; you have a human right. Yes, the Congress should be prevented from passing such a law. So should every other lawmaker. So should the President and Governors be prevented from issuing such executive orders, and so should courts be prevented from issuing such injunctions and rulings. You have a right to be wrong. Just don't impose it on anyone else.
Posted 02/18/2013 01:17 PM MT
I've been reading up on the ACLU and their stance on civil liberties - kind of a big thing to them, and to me. They get a lot of stuff right, but I'm surprised by how much they get wrong. Let's start with voting rights. ACLU's take on voting rights is that voting should be easy for everyone, no voter ID laws should exist, registration should be unrestricted, and early voting should not be cut. I have a problem with the idea of not having a voter ID requirement. If the state requires something, the state should pay for it. If you want to be reimbursed for your lost work time, perhaps the DMV should open up on weekends to facilitate your schedule. That's when most people have free time anyway. I'm against requiring licensing for driving, but if you choose not to get a license (or are unable to qualify), and assuming you want an ID, you should get an ID for free. The requirement to identify yourself is the only reason for this. requiring an ID is unconstitutional. I see nothing in the Constitution about requirin[...]
Posted 02/13/2013 04:03 PM MT
Everyone has a right to the fruit of their labor. You have a right to look for work, to earn pay in exchange for that work, and to spend your earnings as you see fit. You also have a right not to look for work, in which case you deserve whatever you get. This is an increasingly lazy country, especially with the increasingly prevalent nature of the consumer culture. If everyone is guaranteed a minimum standard of living that meets their absolute needs, many people will do the absolute minimum and live off of that.
Posted 01/07/2013 10:30 PM MT
There are many reasons why private is better than public, but the most important one is choice. The government doesn't provide choices and alternatives; it provides blanket rules that apply to everyone, whether they want it or not. The government can steal your money at gunpoint ("taxes"), but a company has to convince you to give them your money. "Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add 'within the limits of the law' because law is often but the tyrant's will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual. "
Drink raw milk
Use certain drugs (many of which are much healthier than the crap you buy at the pharmacy)
Drive over an arbitrarily chosen speed
Purchase a firearm without a background check and an extensive series of prerequisites
Protest anything when the President is nearby
Say anything on any airwave or over any line without it being monitored and recorded
Board an a[...]
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