Toward an International Bill of Rights Union

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Sat, 01 Sep 2007 04:25:17 GMT  <== Politics ==> 

L. Neil Smith at Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership - a good way to eliminate a lot of the world's problems, most of which are caused by gummints run amok, would be an international Bill of Rights, with a draconian penalty clause. [jpfo]

I have been thinking about politics -- specifically, the politics of individual liberty -- for almost half a century and after all that thinking, I am convinced of one thing. None of this would be happening if the Founding Fathers hadn't made one simple, fundamental, possibly fatal mistake: not writing a stringent penalty clause into the Bill of Rights.

Forget "stringent" -- how about "draconian"?

If, for example, the first time Abraham Lincoln had attempted to suspend the right of habeas corpus, or initiated an income tax or military conscription, officers from the Department of Bill of Rights Enforcement had frog-marched him out of his office in belly-chains, manacles, and leg-irons, our subsequent history would have been very different.

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