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Thanks Dustin.Almost brought tears to my eyes. Would that the people of the world could understand that one simple principle. That all just government power is derived from the concent of the governed.
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Loyalty to Liberty
Great rant here.
Couldn't agree more.
2 years ago on Land of the Free? Absolutely Not.
This is a tough issue, and I don't presume to have all the answers.
I think you have to make a distinction between freedom of speech and freedom to antagonize though.
Free Speech zones don't seem right, but by the same token, I can't imagine that it would be okay for me to protest my neighbor with pickets on the sidewalk every time he takes out his trash or walks his dog. I don't think that my freedom of speech would give me the right to picket and yell at movie goers in front of the local movie theater because I don't like movies. Can vegitarians legaly picket, protest, and yell at meat buyers on the public sidewalk outside of the supermarket. If protesting is free speech and there are no limits to free speech, where does it end?
Freedom of speech means that we are free to our opinions and free to express those opinions in respectfull ways. Protesting or evangelicizing to Mormons on their way to their temple really doesn't fall under that category.
Like I said, I don't know what the exact answer or exact balance is, but I do not believe that it is right to let people protest right in everyone's face as they come and go to their place of worship.
As a side note,
Maybe this debate should be more about our our understanding or (misunderstanding) of sidewalks being public domain.
2 years ago on Free Speech Zones in Brigham City
I don't think you can realistically "starve" the federal government by practicing agorism.
They'll just print their own money.
2 years ago on Opt Out and Take Your Freedom Back
Great essay here.
I love the format.
We don't often think about things this way, but as your examples point out, and as our chosen government makes clear, we are a wicked people that needs to repent.
2 years ago on A Voice Crying in the Wilderness
2 years ago on Restoring Liberty is an Inside Job
Sounds like some of the residents of Highland were on the wrong side in the "War in Heaven".
2 years, 1 month ago on The Tyranny of the Local Majority
This is a great aritcle
2 years, 2 months ago on By the Sweat of Thy Brow: Property, Taxation, and Theft
Govenment does not equal charity.
Why is that concept so hard to understand.
Great article here
2 years, 6 months ago on Strike the Root!