I know we've been teasing you mercilessly for a while now about
the e-book version of L. Neil Smith's Tom Paine Maru.
You will be happy to know that the final touches, tweaks, and
set-ups are going on, and it will be For Sale in a week
or two. Unless something goes wrong, of course. But nothing can
go wrong, right. Wrong, right? Wrong, right? Wrong, right? *Slap!*
Thanks, I needed that.
Most of this issue is about Your Freedoms, and the constant attempts
by The Ruling Class to take them away. With some suggestions about
what to do about it.
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Letters to the Editor
from Jim Davidson and James J Odle
The Naked Supremes
by L. Neil Smith
The last couple of weeks have been illuminating, to say the least.
In two separate declarations, the United States Supreme Court has
given us all a lesson in civics that nobody should ever be allowed to
SCOTUS Above Us
by Alan R. Weiss
Some days, I wish I wasn't right so often, because this
time my warning on how dangerous the Supreme Court actually is has come true.
Advice for the President
by Jonathan David Morris
George Bush needs help. Fast. And I'm going to give it
We're All Indians, Now
by Francis A Ney, Jr.
What goes around comes around.
If any of us had an honest grounding in history, we learned that long before any
of us were born invaders from the European continent began and pretty much
successfully concluded a systematic genocide against the aboriginal natives of
the American continents. Despite the fact that we filed the serial numbers off
of their own government system and used it as the basis for our own United
States, the "Indian savages" weren't exactly treated kindly. Entire tribes were
wiped out, memories of those tribes and their leaders occasionally survive today
as names of our public schools or a river. Other tribes were forced west by
better-armed populations, to be eventually confined in government-established
ANOTHER Road to Serfdom
by Chris Claypoole
Thursday, June 23, 2005, the Supreme Court of the
United States ruled that the so-called "takings clause" of Amendment V
to the U.S. Constitution was null and void. Oh, there will be some
quibbling about the details, and the court threw in some language about
the states being able to pass restrictions on takings. But does anyone
think many (or any) will? Now that local or state governments have been
given the go-ahead to employ eminent domain to steal property from its
rightful owners and give it to politically and/or financially powerful
private interests, why would they voluntarily give up that power?
by Abe Clark
Many of those who view government as a beneficial
entity contend that it should not only protect our rights to life,
liberty, and property, but should also protect us from the evil and
greedy corporations it charters. One of the more innocuous requirements
the government imposes is the inclusion of disclosure statements in various
contracts, in order to protect the stupid and gullible among us from slick
marketers, or from our own lack of discernment. While opinions vary on the
necessity or the proper role of government, a little up-front disclosure is
probably a good idea before entering into any agreement. In fact, why
shouldn't a government extend the same courtesy to its taxpayers, and disclose
what they are signing up for when they support it? Here are a few ideas for
a potential government disclosure statement, should the government decide to
Parents Must Assert Rights Over School Authorities
by Wendy McElroy
"How often does your 6th-grade daughter have oral sex?"
If the question offends you, then talk to the school officials at Shrewsbury,
Mass. But don't expect a sympathetic response.
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