Attribute to L. Neil Smith's The Libertarian Enterprise
First, an apology. It is Susan CallAway, not CallOway.
As her deceased husband used to say, the "O"s are from Oklahoma. The
"A"s are from Texas. I knew that and misspelled it anyway. But here's
her article for this week:
No human being has the right, under any circumstances, to initiate force
against another human being, nor to delegate the initiation of force.
Every living creature has the innate and automatic right to defend their
life and property, and that of their family or community.
Aggression is always wrong. Defending yourself is always right.
What is complicated about that?
Let's see... How many people currently cannot (in essence) "legally"
defend themselves because they cannot own a gun... or in some cases, any
tool even remotely effective?
Not quite gun related, but that damn "Common Core" educational crap
is being used to, among other things, make our children so damn dumb
they will believe anything a politician puts out there. So, I mention
They use an off-duty cop to
silence a concerned parent who knows what the "Common Core" is, what
it will do, and opposes it. in case he does not come through clearly,
he says the "Common Core" is barely preparing kids for community
college. It gives them NO chance of being prepared for Harvard. ANd
despite many parents at this school board meeting demanding he be
heard, he is instead cuffed and arrested. Freedom of Speech my ass.
He's at a public meeting, paid for by his own tax dollars, and he is
arrested to prevent having his question answered.
NOT EVEN AT SCHOOL!!!! Now, the police should have done what was
necessary because they hit a student at the bus stop with one of the
pellets, but why the hell does the school suspend the kids for their
actions on private property?
Even though AirSoft guns are
toys, not even classified as BB-guns, The fact they propel a
projectile DOES mean gun safety lessons MUST be given prior to use,
and they should be used under adult supervision. But suspended ? FOR A
What is the problem with giving guns AND instruction on their use
to people who desire them both?
Funny, though, that the groups says
"This is perfectly legal because what we're doing is we're offering
first of all a certified gun-instruction class, but we're not handing
out the shotguns whatsoever." the ACP state director Ron Ritter told
local NBC affiliate
Somehow they think there is something illegal about giving away
guns without the instructions. Nope. Not so. It is, in fact, legal to
gift a gun to anyone in most of the US. Most places, a gift does not
even need a background check. And Constitutionally, NO ONE needs a
I was thinking about this yesterday, while driving 300 miles from
my parent's home to mine:
I want my children to grow up free... from fear of bureaucrats
taking their property from them for failing to comply with one of the
over 20,000 tax laws (just on the federal level).
I want my children to grow up free... from the fear of government
removing their Constitutionally guaranteed rights by means of
unconstitutional laws (such as Obamacare, gun licenses, the SHIELD
Act, the USA Patriot Act, etc).
I want my children to grow up free... to pursue their dreams
without needing to seek permission from the state or federal
I want my children to grow up free... to marry whoever they so
choose, without need of a government issued "license" to grant
I want my children to grow up free... to keep the fruit of their
labors, and not have those fruits stolen to support those who won't
I want my children to grow up free... to protect themselves from
all enemies, foreign or domestic, using any means they desire, without
being forced to buy permission from anyone.
I want my children to grow up free... to choose where, when, and
how to educate THEIR children, without kowtowing to a state, local, or
federal bureaucracy that thinks it knows better than the parents what
is best for their children.
I want my children to grow up free... to worship (or not) how they
wish, without fear of persecution from government officials OR bigoted
religious fanatics with other beliefs.
I want my children to grow up free... to succeed or fail doing
what they want.
I want my children to grow up free... to be as charitable as they
choose, AND ONLY as they choose, without faceless bureaucrats deciding
what "charity" is approved OR mandatory.
I want my children to grow up free... to BE free.