Some interesting how-I-became-an-anarchist stories are going up over at Charless blog. Read some, add some.
Archive | May, 2010
Assume for the moment that we accept the legitimacy of the Constitution (although we shouldnt).
Assume, also, that the Constitutions census clause not only authorises the federal government to conduct a census but also authorises it to compel people to answer it (though, again we shouldnt accept that either).
Even so, as Rothbard reminds us, the freedom to speak includes the freedom not to speak. And since freedom of speech is guaranteed in an amendment to the Constitution, that provision automatically trumps anything in the body of the Constitution thats inconsistent with it. So, FWIW, enforcement of the census is doubly unconstitutional.
From the 1970 serial Ambassadors of Death. During the Pertwee period, the Doctor was continually clashing with his more military-minded colleague, Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, with the Brigadier always wanting to use force and the Doctor always preferring to use his mind. The relevant section begins at 2:20.
If I believed in copyright, Id say J. Neil Schulmans case against the government(s) for enacting a public performance of the central plot of Schulmans novel Alongside Night was a good one.
(But I hope JNS wont sue us when we enact the Revolutionary Agorist Cadre part of the story.)
Olbermann just described the NRAs Eddie Eagle program as Joe Camel with feathers (meaning, I guess, that its pro-gun propaganda aimed at children).
Im no fan of the NRA, which is actually a (moderately) pro-gun-control organisation and a Republican PAC, but this particular charge is a bum rap. As a former NRA member Im quite familiar with the Eddie Eagle program, and theres no pro-gun propaganda in it. The program consists pretty much entirely in conveying to kids the lesson If you see a gun, STOP! a) dont touch; b) leave the area; c) tell an adult. Thats it.
Which part of that is Olbermann against?
Just saw Jack Conway (Rand Pauls opponent) on Olbermann, explaining that he can woo conservative-leaning voters away from Paul because Im fiscally responsible in certain areas. So which are those other areas where hes fiscally irresponsible?
Apparently foot-in-mouth disease is rife on both sides of the aisle in the Kentucky senatorial race.