Kings Ammo

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Thu, 21 Oct 2004 12:00:00 GMT
From The Federalist:
"You know who won the last debate? Anyone who watched baseball, you were the big winner." -- Jay Leno

# Michael Badnarik - Good To Be King: The Foundations Of Freedom - non-fiction from the Libertarian Party's 2004 presidential candidate. Currently number 29 in Amazon's book sales ranking. From a review by Lex Concord:

"Good to be King: The Foundations of Freedom" is a solid primer on the Constitution as the Founders wrote it -- the blueprint for a government strictly limited to protecting the rights of the people. Michael Badnarik, the Libertarian Party's presidential nominee for 2004, begins with a brief history of the United States before the Constitution, under the Articles of Confederation, then proceeds to review the Constitution one section at a time, giving special attention to the Bill of Rights.

Throughout the book, Badnarik stresses the difference between rights and privileges, pointing out that our rights aren't granted by the government -- we possess them independently of government, so we don't need government permission to exercise our rights. He reminds the reader that we the people created the government, and it is supposed to work for us, not the other way around.

The book also discusses how a government that was supposed to be severely limited has grown out of control on our watch, and offers some constructive suggestions for what to do about it.

# Justin Raimondo at - Delusions of Empire - the Busheviks are certifiably insane. Unfortunately, their army still follows their commands to destroy and kill. [smith2004]

Ron Suskind, former Wall Street Journal reporter and author of The Price of Loyalty: George W. Bush, the White House, and the Education of Paul O'Neill, has a piece in last Sunday's New York Times Magazine that is the talk of the internet, and with good reason: it is a devastating portrait of this "faith-based" presidency, with its religio-cultural idiosyncrasies and foibles. But it is not only that. Suskind manages to capture, in a series of vivid anecdotes, the political psychopathology that motivates this administration and shapes its perception. Here is the money quote:

"In the summer of 2002, after I had written an article in Esquire that the White House didn't like about Bush's former communications director, Karen Hughes, I had a meeting with a senior adviser to Bush. He expressed the White House's displeasure, and then he told me something that at the time I didn't fully comprehend -- but which I now believe gets to the very heart of the Bush presidency.

"The aide said that guys like me were 'in what we call the reality-based community,' which he defined as people who 'believe that solutions emerge from your judicious study of discernible reality.' I nodded and murmured something about enlightenment principles and empiricism. He cut me off. 'That's not the way the world really works anymore,' he continued. 'We're an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you're studying that reality -- judiciously, as you will -- we'll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that's how things will sort out. We're history's actors . . . and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do.'"


Sooner or later, the reality our rulers think they create is going to have its revenge -- the costs, in dollars and lives and human misery, are being counted even as I write. Who will pay, in the end? When will there be an accounting? Soon, I hope.

# Kings Ammo sells a wide variety of hand-loaded ammunition at very reasonable prices. They'll reload their brass for less if you send it back to them. For example, .308 Winchester with 150 grain Hornady SP bullets, sells for $530/1000 with new brass, or $361/1000 for reloads. It costs me about $0.25 per round to reload .308 with the cheapest FMJ bullets I can find, so this is very good.

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