Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Thu, 18 Dec 2003 13:00:00 GMT
Alpsnack is a new product from "Gertrude" and the Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps company. At $2.00 per bar, it ain't cheap, but it includes hemp nut oil, and "all profits devoted to hemp advocacy". Flash site. Likely available soon in health food stores, but available on-line now from Dr. Bronner's store. Here's an excerpt from the Peppermint soap label, which I haven't read in many years:
1st: If I'm not for me, who am I? Nobody! 2nd: Yet, if I'm only for me, what am I? Nothing! 3rd: If not now, when? Once More: Unless constructive-selfish I work hard, like Mark Spitz, perfecting first me, absolute nothing can help me! 4th: Only hard work--God's Law can save us, but if we teach only our clan? We're all hated then! So, we must teach friend & enemy, the whole Human race, the full-truth, hard-work, free speech, press-&-profitsharing Moral ABC's All-One-God-Faith, lighting-like, 6-billion strong, for we're All-One or none! All-One-God-Faith, as teach the African shepherd-astronomers Abraham & Israel, for 6000-years, since the year 1: "LISTEN CHILDREN ETERNAL FATHER ETERNALLY ONE!" -- WE'RE ONE! ALL-ONE! EXCEPTIONS ETERNALLY? NONE! ABSOLUTE NONE!

Third Wheel Group - The famous "Battered Voter Syndrome" ad - required Real Player. Glorious campaign advertisement making politicians out as domestic abusers. [smith2004]

Thomas Sowell at - Courts without law - on the lawless Supreme Court. Unfortunately, Mr. Sowell does not appear to believe that the second amendment to the U.S. Constitution applies to the states. [trt-ny]

Lawlessness usually conjures up images of a wild frontier or mobs in the streets. But the painful reality is that the supreme examples of lawlessness in our times are in the august and sedate chambers of the Supreme Court of the United States.

If you think the issue in the recent Supreme Court decision upholding campaign finance legislation is whether campaign finance reform is a good idea or a bad idea, then you have already surrendered the far more important and more fundamental idea of Constitutional government.

There is nothing in the Constitution of the United States which authorizes Congress to regulate what is said by whom, or under what conditions, in a political campaign. On the contrary, the Constitution says plainly, "Congress shall make no law" -- no law! -- "abridging the freedom of speech."

The merits or demerits of this particular law, restricting what you can say when, or how much money you can contribute to get your message out, are all beside the point. Just what part of "no law" don't the Supreme Court justices understand?


At least the people who engaged in wild west shootouts or lynch mob violence spared us the pretence that they were upholding the Constitution. Whatever horrors these lawless and murderous people might inflict at particular times and places, they never had the power to undermine the very basis of the government of the United States.

The U.S. Supreme Court does -- and is in the process of doing just that. Other courts, taking their cue from the top, have likewise behaved like little tin gods, imposing their own notions disguised as law. - NY State tax forms will have a spot for sales tax from internet and out of state purchases - The discussion continues. My latest screed:

I could agree to the "social contract" if I were guaranteed that my total tax bill, city, county, state, and federal combined, would never exceed 10% of my income, and if there were severe penalties on representatives and police for stepping outside of their constitutional cage. None of this "shall not be questioned in any other place" stuff.

If you vote for or enforce an unconstitutional law, you should be immediately booted from office, should never be allowed to serve in any sworn position for the rest of your life, and should serve a term in prison for felony Bill of Rights infringement.

A grand jury should be empowered to decide whether a law's constitutionality will be tested in the courts, such grand jury being convened on accusation by anyone, not this nonsense that until you put your life on the line by being arrested for breaking a law, and have gone through a jury trial and been found guilty, only then, at the appeals level, can the law be declared unconstitutional.

And every judge in every court should be required to inform the jury of their right and duty to judge the alleged law as well as the alleged law breaker and to acquit, nullifying the law, if they believe the law to be wrong. If a jury is not so informed, the result on appeal should be an automatic mistrial.

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