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The Deal

• by L. Neil Smith (The Libertarian Enterprise)
An air-headed law professor embarrassing Texas with her existence, has added her not very original two cents to arguments "progressives" have been having among themselves (nobody else seems to be listening) about the unalienable individual, civil, Constitutional, and human right of every man, woman, and responsible child to obtain, own, and carry, openly or concealed, any weapon—rifle, shotgun, handgun, machine gun, anything—any time, any place, without asking anyone's permission....

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"Once again, to make sure that the dumbest lawyer in the room gets it:

"No Second Amendment, no Bill of Rights.

"No Bill of Rights, no Constitution.

"No Constitution, no government.

"Why a so-called law professor can't figure this out is beyond me. No doubt, in part, her mind has been damaged by years of law school, No doubt she regards the Bill of Bights as an obstruction to an agenda that she feels more loyalty to than she does to the Constitution, that of converting a nation of free and independent individuals into an ant-farm, Recall that the head of the most violent, lawless government we've had to suffer under since 1865, also claims to have been a law professor."


This is exactly the point. She DOES get it. And so do most of the rest of the political leaders, and their behind-the-scenes-cronies who pay them. The ones who DON'T get it are the law-abiding citizens, and a whole lot of libertarians, that only want peace, and would never harm anyone or damage his property.

The point of "No Constitution, no government" is not quite correct. The way it should be stated is, "No Constitution, no CONSTITUTIONAL government."

There is always government in some form. It might be the tyrannical government of one of the Mafia families of the world. It might be the lowly family government made up of a husband and wife and their children at home. It might be the simple government of one mountain man out in the wilderness, governing his own actions so that he can survive and live. It might be the vast government of the laws of nature and the way they control everything. It might even be a constitutional government that is different from ours. Whatever kind of government, THERE IS ALWAYS GOVERNMENT.

The point is, you can't rule the world when there is a Constitutional Government with our kind of Constitution controlling it. So, when you destroy the tenets of the Constitution, what have you just done? You have virtually destroyed the Constitutional Government.

What is the kind of government that the leaders of the United States of America are trying to replace the Constitutional Government with, all the while keeping up the charade that they are abiding under the Constitutional Government? Or have they done it already?

This is not the time to destroy the Constitutional Government that we have. Rather, it is the time to strengthen it. Three major ways of strengthening it are:

1. Every elected official runs on a platform as his contract with the people. If He doesn't perform his contract in a timely manner, mandatory execution (with some allowance for circumstances totally outside of his control)... and then his successor becomes next in line to the contract, with the same requirements (except that he can immediately resign without penalty);

2. Death penalty for all elected and appointed officials who deviate from Oath of Office (perhaps only punishments - public flogging - for first or second offenses in minor issues);

3. Complete individual freedom from all laws for the people. But, in cases of non-self-defense harm of others,  "... you are to take life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, burn for burn, wound for wound, bruise for bruise (Exodus 21:23b-25)." And in the case of damaged property, pay for it (subject to circumstances) - Government officials more than anyone else, with modern medicine next in line.

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