When You Come for My Guns

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Tue, 27 Apr 2004 12:00:00 GMT
From The Federalist:
"We demand entire freedom of action and then expect the government in some miraculous way to save us from the consequences of our own acts.... Self-government means self-reliance." -- Calvin Coolidge
"Check around for your personal tax idiot. And just how do you identify your own personal tax idiot? Everybody has one, you have to find yours. It's really very simple. You just walk to some friend or co-worker and ask 'How much did you have to pay in income taxes this year?' If they answer 'I didn't have to pay anything, I'm getting some back!' You have found your own personal tax idiot. Please take care of them for they are stupid and incapable of survival without your help." -- Neal Boortz

From smith2004:

"Any war that requires the draft is not worth fighting.
Any state that requires the draft is not worth fighting for."
-- Edwin J. Pole II

From kaba:

"Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it." -- Ronald Reagan (1986)

From survivalarts:

"Confusing monogamy with morality has done more to destroy the conscience of the human race than any other error." -- George Bernard Shaw

Tom Toles at Marc Brands Liberty - Things we are not supposed to see - cartoon commentary on two things the Busheviks are attempting to hide from us, one coming out of Iraq, and one going in. Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha! [smith2004]

It's hard to do a cost-benefit analysis when you can't see much of either.

# Larry Simoneaux at American Daily - When You Come For My Guns - Mr. Simoneaux can't find a "You'll get my gun when you pry my cold, dead fingers from the trigger" bumper sticker any more, so he's invented a new one: [kaba]

When you come for my guns,
bring yours.
You'll be needing them.

# Doing Freedom! - Spring 2004: Volume 4, Issue 1 is out! My mirror is here.

Doing Freedom!

# Richard Rieben at Doing Freedom! Addiction - the rest of the story of a long-ago Star Trek episode. Spot on. [Doing Freedom!]

# Bill Berkowitz at AlterNet - Pot Growers Win Key Victory - WAMM will be allowed to grow their medicine, for now. Herr Reichsführer Ashcroft is hoping the Supremes will let him resume burning their vegetables. He's like that. [anodyne]

Within hours of a decision by U.S. District Judge Jeremy Fogel allowing the Santa Cruz, Ca.-based Wo/Men's Alliance for Medical Marijuana to resume growing marijuana and distributing it to its patients, Attorney General John Ashcroft took time away from fighting the war on terrorism to petition the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse the federal appellate ruling underlying the judge's decision.

Judge Fogel's ruling was based on Raich v. Ashcroft which, explains Bruce Mirken, director of communications for the Washington, D.C.-based Marijuana Policy Project, was "a case won by patients Angel McClary Raich and Diane Monson and their caregivers who argued that because their medical marijuana activities were completely non-commercial and conducted entirely within California, the Commerce Clause as well as the Fifth, Ninth, and Tenth Amendments of the U.S. Constitution give the federal government no right to intervene."


"We are disappointed, but not surprised, that Attorney General Ashcroft has chosen to ask the Supreme Court for what amounts to a license to attack the sick," said MPP Executive Director Rob Kampia. "This administration has waged a war against medical marijuana patients that is completely unrestrained by science, compassion or sound legal principles. Conservatives should be appalled that the Justice Department is arguing that two patients and their caregivers, growing and using medical marijuana within California -- using California seeds, California soil, California water and California equipment, and engaging in no commercial activity whatsoever -- are somehow engaged in 'interstate commerce.'

# Fran Tully's Free West - Freedom...Not Free S#*T! - a report on the Grand Western Conference II. [freewest]

The visitors from Alberta marveled at the setting. We walked in and out of the hotel with bottles of beer and side arms. It really was an amazing site. Motorcycles riding by with no helmets, people wearing guns everywhere and getting NO dirty looks, bringing our own drinks into restaurants, teenage girls riding in the back of pickup trucks on the wheel wells, dogs with no leashes, and folks sharing home brewed beer with friends. My friend Dale was stopped by the police because one of my headlights was out. Dale informed the officer that he had a concealed firearm and the officer seemed appreciative to learn that, but not alarmed. Then, Dale said he had no idea where the registration and insurance card for my truck was and the cop said, "OK, well to your friend to get this light fixed." Dale was so stunned and this polite treatment that he felt compelled to shake the cop's hand.

The overall message was that a western free zone is imminent. Boston believes that focusing on 5 Wyoming counties offers the best chance for success. After reading his novel "Molon Labe!" I think you will agree that he might be right. The fact is that if we can attract freedom lovers to five counties - one county at a time - we will be far better off than anywhere else in the country.

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