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Guard Your Enemies from Oppression —> Thomas Paine
Posted by kazvorpal on October 8, 2014 in Liberty, Politics, Quotations
Tags: america, bill of rights, declaration of independence, enemies, founding fathers, hypocrisy, liberty, oppression, thomas paine, tom paine
The Founders Protected Persons, not Citizens
The Constitution applies to persons, not just citizens.
If you read the Constitution, its protections are not limited to Americans.
And that was written intentionally, because at the time it was written, they didn’t know what Native Americans would be.
When the post civil war amendments were added, they didn’t know how blacks would be considered, because they had a decision of the Supreme Court called Dred Scott, that said blacks are not persons.
So in order to make sure the Constitution protected every human being:
- American, alien;
- citizen, non-citizen;
- lawful combatant, enemy combatant;
- innocent, guilty;
- those who wish us well, those who wish us ill…
…they use the broadest possible language,
to make it clear:
Wherever the government goes,
the Constitution goes,
and wherever the Constitution goes,
the protections that it guarantees restrain the government
and requires it to protect those rights.
— Judge Andrew Napolitano
Posted by kazvorpal on July 14, 2010 in Foreign Policy, Philosophy, Politics
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America needs fewer laws, not more prisons.
By trying to seize far more power than is necessary over American citizens, the federal government is destroying its own legitimacy.
We face a choice not of anarchy or authoritarianism, but a choice of limited government or unlimited government.
– James Bovard, Lost Rights; The Destruction of American Liberty
But Now You Know
Tags: america, anarchy, authoritarianism, convicts, government, imprisonment, james bovard, laws, limited government, prisoners, prisons, rights, tyranny, unlimited government, us code
Patriotism Be Not Blind
“My country, right or wrong,” is a thing that no patriot would think of saying except in a desperate case. It is like saying, “My mother, drunk or sober”.
– G. K. Chesterton, A Defence of Patriotism
But Now You Know
How, Exactly, Are They Defending Our Freedom?
Posted by kazvorpal on August 21, 2009 in Foreign Policy, Politics
Tags: america, free speech, freedom of expression, liberty, nationalism, patiotism, patriot, patriots, right, treason, wrong
Davey Crocket, on Socialism
I want people to be able to get what they need to live: enough food, a place to live, and an education for their children. Government does not provide these as well as private charities and businesses.
—Colonel David Crockett, member of Congress 1827-32, 1832-35
Tags: america, business, charity, congress, daniel boone, davey crocket, liberty, socialism, the alamo, welfare