Liberty is an inherently offensive lifestyle. Living in a free society guarantees that each one of us will see our most cherished principles and beliefs questioned and in some cases mocked. That psychic discomfort is the price we pay for basic civic peace. It's worth it. It's a pragmatic principle. Defend everyone else's rights, because if you don't there is no one to defend yours. -- MaxedOutMama

I don't just want gun rights... I want individual liberty, a culture of self-reliance....I want the whole bloody thing. -- Kim du Toit

The most glaring example of the cognitive dissonance on the left is the concept that human beings are inherently good, yet at the same time cannot be trusted with any kind of weapon, unless the magic fairy dust of government authority gets sprinkled upon them.-- Moshe Ben-David

The cult of the left believes that it is engaged in a great apocalyptic battle with corporations and industrialists for the ownership of the unthinking masses. Its acolytes see themselves as the individuals who have been "liberated" to think for themselves. They make choices. You however are just a member of the unthinking masses. You are not really a person, but only respond to the agendas of your corporate overlords. If you eat too much, it's because corporations make you eat. If you kill, it's because corporations encourage you to buy guns. You are not an individual. You are a social problem. -- Sultan Knish

All politics in this country now is just dress rehearsal for civil war. -- Billy Beck

Tuesday, January 13, 2004

One More Before Bed

This time the Geek With a .45 says what I wanted to. Excerpt:
Papers, Comrade!

Oh. My. God.

Here we go again.

Court OKs Roadblocks to Hunt Criminals

Considering that this overturns a previous precedent that the police may setup a roadblock only in emergency, it implies that roadblocks in non emergencies are hunky dory.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that there can't possibly be valid uses of this power, what I'm saying is that we must judge any power we grant to government not by the good it MIGHT do, but by the MAYHEM it WILL eventually do.

Since the half life on police abusing a new power granted to them is typically 5 minutes, I imagine around this time next week, stories will start percolating out of the woodwork about abuses here, too.
Amen. Read the whole thing.

<StephenBreyer>"Slope? What slope? I don't see any slope."</StephenBreyer>

Fourth Amendment? You don't need no stinkin' 4th Amendment!

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