Gang Colors

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Fri, 18 Feb 2005 13:00:00 GMT
# Ron Paul in The U.S. House of Representatives - What If (It was all a Big Mistake)? - a host of questions that need to be answered, and acted upon, if America is to once again be a beacon of liberty. Great speech, given in the House on January 26.
16. What if democracy is deeply flawed, and instead we should be talking about liberty, property rights, free markets, the rule of law, localized government, weak centralized government, and self-determination promoted through persuasion, not force?

# L. Reichard White at America in Denial - A Terrorist by Any Other Name ... - The Star Tribune doesn't allow government groups to be labelled as "terrorists". Whyever not? The death toll of innocent civilians at the hands of governments dwarfs the killing by other "terrorists".

# L. Reichard White at America in Denial - The BIG Picture - why we'll never fix the government. We either have to overthrow it, or wait for it to collapse under its own weight.

Sam Steiger is a former six-term US Congressman from Arizona. This means he served in the US House of Representatives for some 12 years. He ran for governor of Arizona on the Libertarian ticket in 1984. He's a genuine gentleman rancher and has the "people's touch." At a talk given July 31, 1982, at The Nevada Libertarian Party "CANDIDATE'S CONVENTION" in Las Vegas, Nevada, he suggested what he modestly called "Steiger's Law." He stated it as:
"People involved in a structure spend more time and energy maintaining that structure than in working toward its goals."
During a question period, I asked him "How much more?" After a moment or two of thought, he suggested about 85% was spent maintaining and about 15% working. He added with a twinkle, "But that's only if it's a very good organization." Thus for me, Steiger's Law became:
"People in a very good structure spend 85% of their time and energy maintaining the structure and only about 15% working towards its stated goals."
This clearly applies to government organizations in particular, and is the basis of one of the main problems we have with them.


Kamin's 4th Law: Governments will grow until destroyed by war or revolution.

# Michele Morgan Bolton at The Albany (NY) Times Union - Colorful beads lead to court - A Mont Pleasant middle school student's patriotic red, white, and blue necklace was banned because it might be gang colors. I wrote the following letter to the editor:

Gang Colors

The February 17 edition of the TU reported on Raven Fubert's federal lawsuit over the banning of her patriotic red, white, and blue necklace. That Mont Pleasant Middle School "officials" consider her beads to be "gang colors" is absurd. Or maybe not. After all, the U.S. government is the world's most dangerous gang of thugs, killing innocent women and children every day. But hey, they're Iraqis, not Americans, so it's OK. Not!

Bill St. Clair

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