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That'll work, Grafox. While you're on the road, you'll still have to keep an eye peeled for drunks, texters, and people with dementia.
The whole point of this blog is to hold the Federal Government to the contract by which we allow it to exist.
If your local community chooses to pass drug laws, it would be nice if the punishment fit the crime. There is no logical reason for pot laws to be more onerous than alcohol laws. JMHO
1 year, 9 months ago on Next Up for the Liberty Movement
Grafox, this "adolescent rebel" just retired at 62 yrs old. You evidently don't appreciate the distinction between Libertarians and Anarchists. We are not arguing for a total lack of government. We're discussing the constitutional limits which should be enforced on the FEDERAL government. Your opinions about the devastating effects of pot seem to come from the internet, while mine come from a lifetime of experience. Even if your studies were true and unbiased by Federal grants, you don't have an argument for FEDERAL laws. Get it?
It's always disconcerting to see a "Libertarian" jumping through rhetorical hoops to justify tyranny. I'm sure you can quote some egghead study which shows the effects of pot lasting "up to a month," but here in the real world, any such impairment is minor indeed. The level of impairment will vary widely among individuals, even immediately after smokiing. I often find myself behind drivers who are more impaired by such factors as age, stupidity, cell phone use, beer, and general carelessness. The answer is simple; if someone is driving badly, pull them over and give them a ticket for the bad behaviour. don't use it as an excuse to give the tyrants the power to micromanage our lives.
I agree that free men should ignore unjust and unconstitutional laws. And, I can understand your disgust for both parties in Washington, but I quibble with your moral equivalency between the two parties. In the last few years, I've seen idealistic young Republican Congressmen and Congresswomen, and even a few Senators, stand up to the power structure in their own party as well as the Democrats. They are not perfect, but the founders designed a system of government by men, not angels.
1 year, 10 months ago on Next Up for the Liberty Movement
Agreed. I almost didn't buy the book because he had annoyed me so many times on his radio show, and I voted for Ron Paul when he ran as a Libertarian candidate for President (1986?)., so I have admired his ideas and his integrity for a long time. I think Rand Paul shares his views, but sees politics as "the art of the possible." If we get a majority in the new Senate, Rand Paul will be even more of a force.
1 year, 11 months ago on Government Bullies
Doh! Patrick Henry is quite right! The author is Mark Levin, NOT Mark Stein. My bad! I just had a mind fart. Ameritopia is a brilliant introduction to the writings of John Locke and Montesquieu and the influence they had on the founders. The 9th and 10th Amendments are prominently featured.
So,Patrick, have you read it yet?
I think I've been misunderstood...sniff. I can't find anyplace in the Constitution which authorizes the
politicians to give our tax dollars to other countries as bribes. Like most of you, I would like to see an end to foreign aid, entirely. The point isn't that I "like" Rand Paul, so I will ignore tyranny. My point is this; if you lined up all the senators according to their adherence to the 10th Am., I'm pretty sure Harry Reed would be at one end and Rand Paul would be at the other. There is nothing wrong with voicing disagreement with him on any particular issue, but it should be a friendly disagreement among allies. If your tent is so small that there isn't room for a Rand Paul, then you are just bloviating with zero chance of affectiveness.
On a side note, I just finished reading Ameritopia and I recommend it to lovers of Liberty, although I'm quite sure the author (Mark Stein) will not meet you exacting standards, Mr. Boldin. Kidding. I'm a kidder, I kid. ;0)
What you are saying is intellectually consistent. But, if the Tenth Amendment Center is so ideologically pure that Rand Paul is an enemy, then the 10th Amendment is gone for sure. Rand Paul is one of the few men in DC that I respect and admire, so I can't donate money to you.