THE LIBERTARIAN ENTERPRISE
Number 453, January 27, 2008
"Judy Rue Liani, the Parisian streetwalker
cross-dressing former mayor of New Jack City"
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The AntiDefamation League has file its Amicus Curiae brief on Heller. They have spoken in favor of the state limiting access to firearms to keep them out of the hands of racists groups. Apparently they don't get it. Historically, every successful racist group has existed as the armed wing of a power elite, very often the elite ruling a given society. They will never have trouble getting guns. The question is, how do their intended victims get the tools needed to resist a state or ruling party sponsored terrorist group? The ADL has inverted the problem, and come up with the wrong answer as a result.
L. Neil Smith wrote in one of the essays included in Lever Action Essays that the Disney Movie Song of the South is not available in the US because it is politically incorrect since it uses 19th Century racist stereotypes. Song of the South was based on a series of fables about Brer Rabbit and Brer Fox collected under the title Uncle Remus' tales that were supposed to be a retelling of African trickster stories reset in the context of humorous stories of how Black Americans resisted slavery and oppression by outwitting their overseers and masters. Part of that resistance was hiding behind the stereotype. Depicting this stereotype is now politically incorrect so Uncle Remus' Tales and all its fruits must be suppressed.
The stories whose telling was resistance to the oppression of Black people are suppressed by those who claim to wish to protect Black America's rights.
The following is a new idea for protecting you and your loved ones in case the worst should happen:
The "ICE" CampaignIn Case of Emergency
We all carry our mobile phones with names & numbers stored in its memory but nobody, other than ourselves, knows which of these numbers belong to our closest family or friends. If we were to be involved in an accident or were taken ill, the people attending us would have our mobile phone but wouldn't know who to call. Yes, there are hundreds of numbers stored but which one is the contact person in case of an emergency? Hence this "ICE" (In Case of Emergency) campaign. The concept of "ICE" is catching on quickly. It is a method of contact during emergency situations.
As cell phones are carried by the majority of the population, all you need to do is store the number of a contact person or persons who should be contacted during emergency under the name "ICE" (In Case of Emergency).
The idea was thought up by a paramedic who found that when he went to the scenes of accidents, there were always mobile phones with patients, but they didn't know which number to call. He therefore thought that it would be a good idea if there was a nationally recognized name for this purpose. In an emergency situation, Emergency Service personnel and hospital Staff would be able to quickly contact the right person by simply dialing the number you have stored as "ICE".
For more than one contact name, simply enter ICE-1, ICE-Mom, ICE-Dr, etc. A great idea that will make a difference! Let's spread the concept of "ICE" by storing an "ICE" number in our Mobile phones now!
Please forward this. It won't take too many "forwards" before everybody will know about this. It really could save your life, or put a loved one's mind at rest. "ICE" will speak for you when you are not able to.
Andrew G. Eggleston Sr.
Last week I commented on the lack of testosterone and courage in the face of tyranny displayed by the current solicitor general.
There is of course a more sinister, selfish motive to his actions one that should alarm both supporters and opponents of the right to keep and bear arms.
Basically the problem is that the SG's amicus curae brief tosses a bunch of ifs. ands, and buts into interpreting what 'the right of the people shall not be infringed" means. OK so the loyal readers of TLE know what it means. However, for all practical purposes it means what a court interpreting the Constitution, state and Federal laws and regulations and lawyers' argument says it means. This isn't right or just, but you will spend time in jail and money paying bail, attorneys' fees, and court costs settling the point.
Money that will go to lawyers, legal aides, law clerks and the solicitor general's fellow legal professionals.
The Second Amendment is meant to guarantee that the Government will not interfere with an inherent right. The more clearly it is defined the more strictly our rights are enforced. The more wiggle waggle room there is in this definition the more money goes to lawyers, but most ominously, the more subject to redefinition all of our rights become, to the point of being redefined out of existence.
I've got nothing against lawyers making a reasonably honest buck, or even a not too crooked one. that is how we discover what rights are assured under the 9th Amendment, among other things.
But both hoplophobes and hoplophiles (people who support RKBA) need to fear a situation where there rights are not in fact guaranteed.
And that is what Mr. Bush's SG is creating in his amicus curae brief, either out of malice or folly. A.X. Perez