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

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Moses v. Pharoh's Army (Corps. of Engineers)

Clayton Cramer looks further into the story behind U.S. v Moses that I pointed to a few days ago.

Clayton concludes that the story as related by Bryan Fischer is essentially correct. RTWT, but here's the pullquote:
When you are dealing with the federal government, remember that you are dealing with people with enormous power. They resent being ignored. They resent being told that you aren't going to obey them. They are rather like an Egyptian pharoah (which makes the defendant's name especially ironic).
And it isn't just the federal government. Remember the recent incidents involving TSA drones? In one incident in Chicago a TSA agent is reported to have yelled, when a passenger she was abusing demanded to see a supervisor, "I have power! I have power!"

Yes, it seems to be all about power.

In New Jersey v. Pelleteri the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division declared:
When dealing with guns, the citizen acts at his peril.
The more accurate statement seems to be, "When dealing with Government, the citizen acts at his peril."

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