Better Off Dead

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Fri, 27 Sep 2002 12:00:00 GMT
From kaba:
"The purpose of the Bill of Rights being to limit government, I suggest that it be given teeth. The Eleventh Amendment to the Bill of Rights should provide for the preservation of the Bill of Rights by imposing a non-commutable death sentence upon any politician, at any level, who votes for legislation that would limit or infringe upon the practice of the first ten Amendments." -- Tom Kozan, Greeley, Colorado, LP News, June, 1998
As I have stood in the crosshairs of those who target Second Amendment freedoms, I've realized that firearms are not the only issue. No, it's much, much bigger than that. I've come to understand that a cultural war is raging across our land, in which, with Orwellian fervor, certain acceptable thoughts and speech are mandated. -- Charlton Heston

From Chuck Muth's News & Views:

"I'm convinced that the newly proposed Department of Homeland Security will do nothing to make us more secure - but will make us all a lot poorer and less free. If the trend continues, the Department of Homeland Security may well be the vehicle used by some future administration for a much more ruthless control of the people than any of us dreams." -- Ron Paul

FlashBunny - Better off Dead - another great RKBA animation. [kaba]

And they call gun owners extremists?

Donald W. Miller, Jr. at - Arm-to-Arm Against Bioterrorism - From an article I linked to earlier, I think Dr. Miller overstates the smallpox threat, but he has a good idea for innocculating yourself should someone you live with contract the disease: put a needle into one of their postules and work it into your arm. Not rocket science. [lew]

Walter E. Williams at World Net Daily - Rights vs. wishes - rights do not confer obligations on others except to leave you alone. Well said. [kaba]

As human beings, we all have certain unalienable rights. Of the rights we possess, we have a right to delegate to government. For example, we all have a right to defend ourselves against predators. Since we possess that right, we can delegate it to government. In other words, we can say to government, "We have the right to defend ourselves, but for a more orderly society, we give you the authority to defend us."

By contrast, I don't possess the right to take your earnings for any reason. Since I have no such right, I cannot delegate it to government. If I did take your earnings for housing and medical services, it would rightfully be described as an act of theft. When government does it, it's still theft -- the only difference is that it's legalized theft sanctioned by a majority vote.

Declan McCullagh at CNet News - University bans controversial links - The University of California at San Diego has demanded that students remove a link on their web site to a terrorist group, saying that the link violates the USA PATRIOT act. Slashdot discussion here. [/.]

Libertarian Party Press Releases - Bush blasts corporate fraud, but what about government fraud? - the pot called the kettle black; only the LP noticed.

President Bush's speech in Washington, DC, today on "corrupt corporate accounting" overlooked a far more serious problem, Libertarians say: corrupt government accounting.

"When it comes to cooking the books, Uncle Sam is a master chef," said Libertarian Party Communications Director George Getz. "That's what makes the government's criticism of Wall Street's ethics so hard to swallow."

The Colorado Freedom Report - Denver Spy Files Target Libertarian Party - The Denver Police have classified the Libertarian Party as "Militia type organization, pro gun rights." Hehe. [zem]

Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership - "Innocents Betrayed" Goes Into Production! - They hope to release it early in 2003. They still need donations.

Next week, thanks to the contributions of liberty lovers, JPFO's one-hour video documentary, "Innocents Betrayed," goes into production. "Innocents" will show (in graphic, visceral terms that the TV generation can't miss) that genocide and "gun control" go together around the world.


Everyone who cares about freedom owes a big thank you to $1,000 donors like Paladin Press, Michigan Brass Roots, Rich Lucibella of SWAT Magazine, Pikes Peak Firearms Coalition, Robert B. Varn of the Varn Investments Counsel, John Pfeiffer, and the thousands of individual donors who've helped make "Innocents" possible. If you haven't already donated, we hope you'll join their ranks.

John deLaubenfels at Strike the Root - Rumsfeld Is Pissed - Bush is Hitler. He just hasn't killed as many innocents, yet. [market]

So, what's going to happen next? I predict that the Germans will eat a little crow. Unfortunately. We won't hear any Shrub-Hitler comparisons out of them any time soon, I'm guessing.

So, someone needs to fill the gap left behind! Bush, you are Hitler.

No, sorry, that's not fair. To Hitler. Hitler was a dope, but he had SOME semblance of brains. Hell, he could even paint! Shrub can barely tie his own shoes. Without a TelePrompter, he can't form an actual sentence in any language. Next to Shrub, Hitler could win a Nobel prize in physics.

Nevertheless, the comparison is apt. In terms of naked power grab, cloaked in the guise of "democracy," Hitler and Bush are twins. What else? Mad ambition to dominate the world? Right. Whipping up ill-informed people with speeches filled with lies? Same. Extreme paranoia? Check. Brutal suppression of due process under the law? Uh-huh. Demonization of a largely unseen "enemy"? Yup. Surrounding oneself with a cadre of like-minded zealots who encourage each new insanity? Sure. Calling anyone who questions you a friend of evil? Ditto.

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