LIBERTY: Virginia declares its independence on May 15, 1776

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig8/gutzman4.html

Myths of the 4th of July
by Kevin R. C. Gutzman

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2. The 4th of July was the day that the 13 states established their independence.

No, it was not. In fact, Virginia established its independence on May 15, 1776, when its revolutionary Convention adopted resolutions for a declaration of rights, a permanent republican constitution, and federal and treaty relationships with other states and foreign countries. It was because the Old Dominion had already established its independence – had, in fact, already sworn in the first governor under its permanent republican constitution of 1776, Patrick Henry, on June 29 – that Virginia’s congressmen, uniquely, had been given categorical instructions from their state legislature to declare independence. Virginia was not the only state whose independence was not established by the Declaration on the 4th, as New York’s congressional delegation did not then join in the Declaration. In short, the states became independent in their own good time – some on July 4, some before, some after.

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Yup, the DOWGs made a lot of mistakes that over time have proved to be fatal to the American experiment. The only question is “can it be made right without bloodshed?”. Watch The Browns in New Hampshire. Watch the Vermont Succession movement. Watch the incipient tax revolts like the “redress of grievances” folks. If they get killed, then you’ll have your answer.

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LIBERTY: Highway patrolmen cops are highwaymen in the original meaning of the word

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

http://blog.lewrockwell.com/lewrw/archives/013898.html

July 02, 2007
VA’s $3550 traffic ticket
Posted by Wendy McElroy at July 2, 2007 12:40 PM

 

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The situation is not limited to Virginia. It is everywhere. For example, Illinois recently passed a new work-zone law for speeding in construction zones on expressways. The enforcement includes cameras. Without ever seeing a cop, you can get a $375 ticket in the mail for driving so much as one mile over the limit even in the middle of the night when no workers are present. A second offense is a $1000.

So be careful whenever you back out of your driveway. Traffic police are nothing so much as roving tax collectors who are looking for any excuse to confiscate the money with which you feed your family and pay the mortgage. Highway patrolmen cops are highwaymen in the original meaning of the word: thefts that roam the highways in search of victims.

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Sigh! I you thought this was the Land of Liberty!

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LIBERTY: the gooferment’s drug war

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Where does the gooferment get off sticking its nose into medicine?

Every month, I am reminded of this intrusion. Here’s why. My wife has been a type 1 diabetic for more than THREE DECADES. (Nasty disease, but that’s another topic.) She’s been injecting insulin for those three decades. She uses a syringe. Every month the gooferment sticks its nose in her business. Syringes are regulate. Intelligent Designer forbid that drug addicts might buy clean syringes. So every month, the gooferment regulated pharmacy must check with the gooferment regulated insurance company for approval that she can have them. Every few months, the gooferment regulated pharmacy must check with the gooferment regulated doctor to see if she can have them. Here’s a novel idea. Leave her alone.

Laws, regulations, and diktats can not prevent humans from putting stuff in their bodies. Further, it’s THEIR body. If people want to do dumb things, who are you to tell them they can’t?

The government is not the nanny. End the gooferment’s “drug war” now. Shut down all the regulators. Stop licensing. There’s no gooferment inspection of electric appliances. There is Underwriters Libratory. Think WalMart will sell a non-UL appliance? Don’t get me started on the FDA! And, how it is killing us “for our own good”!

And, while Bush is doing pardons, he should pardon all non-violent drug offenders.

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LIBERTY: No one thought to thank the taxpayers

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

FROM A LETTER TO THE SOUTH BRUNSWICK POST

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Too bad in all the graduation speeches, no one thought to thank the taxpayers, who were robbed of their wealth to “educate” these people.

Amusing that everyone congratulated everyone for a great job. It was like having a party on some one else’s tab. When you think of the thousands of dollars that went into this effort, one has to ask if it was money well spent.

  • If “education” is such a vital service that “everyone” wants, why can’t it be funded voluntarily?
  • If it’s such an important thing, why leave it to the gooferment, that doesn’t do anything right?
  • If we divide 131 M$ school budget over ~700 students, then each education cost about 185k. Was that well spent? IMHO no. If I sent everyone to the Peddie School in Princeton it would be about 30k$ per year. So I’d have 60k to pay for the school bus. Anyone think the educations are similar?

Any one think that the taxpayer got anything but hosed tot he tune of 131M$?

Sigh!

Independence Day reminds us that the Dead Old White Guys fought and died over a 1% tax. They must be rolling over at what we are putting up with! It’s sad.

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LIBERTY: Feeling “independent”?

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

If you do, how do you justify being forced to give an incalculable amount of you income to the Gooferment of the USA. Don’t forget the hidden tax of inflation, all the taxes you don’t see that are passed along in your purchases, the Social Security Ponzi scheme, and the unavoidable “fees” that are really taxes. Still feel independent?

“If you love wealth more than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, depart from us in peace. We ask not your counsel nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you. May your chains rest lightly upon you and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen.” —Samuel Adams

Was he talking to us?

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LIBERTY: Independence Day “celebration”

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

EDITORIAL: July 4th – Put Away The Flags, by Howard Zinn
God bless the “Untied States” – Let 50 (or 1,000) flags fly…
Put Away The Flags
by Howard Zinn

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On this July 4, we would do well to renounce nationalism and all its symbols: its flags, its pledges of allegiance, its anthems, its insistence in song that God must single out America to be blessed.

Is not nationalism — that devotion to a flag, an anthem, a boundary so fierce it engenders mass murder — one of the great evils of our time, alongwith racism, along with religious hatred?

These ways of thinking — cultivated, nurtured, indoctrinated from childhood on — have been useful to those in power, and deadly for those out of power.

National spirit can be benign in a country that is small and lacking both in military power and a hunger for expansion (Switzerland, Norway, Costa Rica and many more). But in a nation like ours — huge, possessing thousands of weapons of mass destruction — what might have been harmless pride becomesan arrogant nationalism dangerous to others and to ourselves.

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Howard Zinn, a World War II bombardier, is the author of the best-
selling “A People’s History of the United States” (Perennial Classics, 2003,
latest edition).

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LIBERTY: Boot the BATF

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

ucabolish


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