Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Almost everything the government does is unconsitutional...So what's your point?

David Rivkin says the individual mandate is unconstitutional. Did David Rivkin call the Iraq War unconstitutional? The Patriot Act? Indefinite detention without criminal charges and loss of Habeas Corpus? The bailouts?

From Truthout.org

Some conservatives defend the legality of the surveillance program. Among the most prominent has been David Rivkin, a former associate White House counsel in the administration of George H.W. Bush, who has recently found himself debating a series of conservatives who used to be his allies.

Rivkin said his fellow conservatives who call the surveillance program illegal are mostly libertarians and other believers in small government. The critics, he said, do not believe that the war on terrorism is a real war and that the nature of terrorism requires treating the home front like a battlefield.

"Most of the critics don't really agree that this is war, or if they do, they haven't thought through the implications," Rivkin said. "The rules in war are harsh rules, because the stakes are so high."

"The display of a Bible verse on the football field is a violation of federal law."

The tyranny of the federal leviathan and its apparatchiks will not cease until every last vestige of Christianity is extirpated from the face of the earth. To do otherwise would mean ushering in a Christian theocracy, not being tolerant of non-believers, abandoning our commitment to diversity and destroying religious freedom.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Jimmy Carter Hates Dissent

Thursday, September 3, 2009

The Free State Movement

Is nothing but petty anarchism and libertinism by the pious adherents to the marxism of the right. That its descended into a crass movement to extirpate all restraint towards their concupiscence of sex, money, and controlled substances, isn’t shocking. This isn’t the atavism of the founding of the Republic, it’s a bizarre amalgam of Bakunin, Rand, and Nock(The destructive influence of Ayn Rand on libertarianism cannot be underestimated). They ignore the admonition of John Adams that “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” If this is liberty, then give me death.