Liberty Vault

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Sat, 09 Nov 2002 13:00:00 GMT
From kaba:
Many people mistakenly see weapons as the source of crime rather than a reaction to it. This is rather like blaming your flat tire on the spare you carry in the trunk. -- Mickey Michels
It is not the responsibility of the government or the legal system to protect a citizen from himself. -- Justice Casey Percell
America needs fewer laws, not more prisons. -- James Bovard

From firingline:

"The unarmed man is not just defenseless - he is also contemptible." -- Machiavelli
"Bother", said Pooh, as he chambered another round...

From libertyvault:

"If taxation without consent is not robbery, then any band of robbers have only to declare themselves a government, and all their robberies are legalized." -- Lysander Spooner
"There is perhaps no phenomenon which contains so much destructive feeling as moral indignation, which permits envy or hate to be acted out under the guise of virtue." -- Erich Fromm
"What's *just* has been debated for centuries but let me offer you my definition of social justice: I keep what I earn and you keep what you earn. Do you disagree? Well then tell me how much of what I earn *belongs* to you -- and why?" -- Walter Williams
"The prestige of government has undoubtedly been lowered considerably by the Prohibition law. For nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced. It is an open secret that the dangerous increase of crime in this country is closely connected with this." -- Albert Einstein
"It's not an endlessly expanding list of rights -- the "right" to education, the "right" to health care, the "right" to food and housing. That's not freedom, that's dependency. Those aren't rights, those are the rations of slavery -- hay and a barn for human cattle." -- Alexis de Tocquiville
"If you protect a man from folly, you will soon have a nation of fools." -- William Penn

Liberty Vault contains "Libertarian Political Analysis and Internet Resources." They have a small selection of interesting e-books, a quotes page (many copied above), a glossary, and three categorized links pages.

I received yesterday The Concealed Handgun Manual by Chris Bird, 400 pages of self-defense stories and practical advice. [smith2004]

Bill Douthat at The Palm Beach Post - Gun-pointing at trial spurs outburst - a witness complained loudly when the questioning attorney pointed an evidence gun at him. As well he should. The lawyer should be arrested for assault with a deadly weapon. That it was unloaded makes no difference. [kaba]

Eric S. Raymond - An Anti-Idiotarian Manifesto - the final version is up now. Mr. Raymond requests web support via buttons, HTML provided. He also says it's up at, but he didn't provide a precise link, and I couldn't find it there.

Kim du Toit - The Republican Agenda - some good advice for the new republican administration. Today's Gratuitous Gun Pic includes advice to a first time female gun buyer, the Taurus 650 revolver in 357 Magnum, or the Taurus Pt-138, which shoots the wimpy .380 ACP, but Kim says it does alright if loaded with Glaser Safety Slugs or Federal Hydra-Shok cartridges.

There are three, and only three issues that belong to the Republicans completely, and utterly:
  • Low taxes & smaller government (and yes, they are both the same issue)
  • Foreign policy and national defense (ditto)
  • Law and order
It's when the Republicans start getting involved with squishy social issues like Internet pornography and abortion that they start shooting themselves in the dick.


Let all the sunsetting gun laws die, and good riddance. None of them have been worth shit, they've prevented no crime, and the only result of NICS, the "assault rifle"- and "high-capacity magazine" bans has been a boatload of money wasted. Let the turkeys wither on the vine, if I may mix a metaphor or two. And don't even think of adding any new gun laws.

Chuck Baldwin - Republicans in Charge - Now What? - what the GOP will probably do.

In the name of "law and order" expect this government to increasingly usurp and destroy constitutional protections of personal freedom. Using the USA Patriot Act and the newly established Department of Homeland Security, federal police agencies are going to become an even greater leviathan probing ever deeper into our lives. Using terrorism like they use drugs, as an excuse to destroy our liberties, a Republican-led FBI, ATF, and HSF (Homeland Security Force) will more resemble Germany's SS.

Anthony C. LoBaido at Sierra Times - Republicans Fiddle while America Turns into Rome - a bit heavy on the anti-abortion Christian rhetoric, but makes some good points. [sierra]

Think the Republican "victory" in November of 2002 means the vanquishing of the liberal agenda and the globalism of the New World Order?

Think again.

Hillary must be laughing herself silly right now. The "Homeland Defense" apparatus she will push through the Senate in 2003 comprises the machinery she needs to fully conquer her pesky enemies when the time comes.


It's time to wake up. It's time to choose your targets in this war. Hillary and those who believe as she does are coming to power. Don't for one second let the lie of the Republican "victory" last week take your mind, heart, soul and spirit away from this truth.

There is NO victory without principles. Power itself means little in the grand scheme if wimpy Republicans wield it. On the other hand, the Hillary Clintons and the Democrats know how to use power to the fullest. We should admire their brutal steadfastness, singular vision and "dark honesty" in how they utilize that power.

Jon Dougherty at World Net Daily - Why gun control works - Satire. [kaba]

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