The purpose of law is to protect the rights of individuals against the excesses of the state. An oppressive judicial system punishes individuals by taking away their freedoms, starting with the right to vote.Details
by Joe Schembrie, LewRockwell.com
The Establishment Media is hyping the dire prophecy of a Russian professor that the United States will have a bloody civil war and “disintegrate,” after which the secessionist regions will be absorbed by other nations. The Establishment Media Moral: we must patriotically embrace our federal government or face horrendous consequences.
Certainly a full-blown civil war would be hellish. With modern weapons the casualties could exceed all our other wars. The disruption of food production and distribution chains in our specialized economy could trigger famine. To be imperially dominated by other nations could well mean the loss of our civil liberties.Details
A week ago today, Independence Day (not “the 4th”) was celebrated – but it seems that many people are missing the point of this holiday.Â We all enjoy taking time with family and friends – celebrating and appreciating the warm summer – but do we ever really take time to reflect on just what we’re supposed to be cheering for?
A quick perusal of the Declaration of Independence makes it quite clear:Details
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. – That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed…”
Those few words, from the Declaration of Independence, are as close as one might find to be the sum total of the principle of liberty.ÂDetails
by Steve Kubby
“States’ Rights” is an Anti-Libertarian Concept
The concept of federalism is properly used to describe a system of government in which sovereignty is constitutionally divided between the federal government and the states.
In contrast, the term “states’ rights” is a fraudulent and profoundly ANTI-Libertarian concept that has no other purpose but to deceive and rob us of our natural, inalienable, inseparable, non-transferable rights as human beings.Details
by David Smith
In response to “The Constitution and the Right to Privacy”
The only point that I would add is that there exists a fundamental difference between the Federal Government, which these amendments limits, and the State Governments, which the 10th Amendment empowers.Â Actually, ’empowers’ is not the right term because power not delegated is ‘reserved.’Â That would entail that it (supposedly) never left the States in the first place!Details