Comments: Bill of Rights Day

We're taxed to hell and back, and the government borrows hundreds of billions on top of that, in part to sustain a standing army. So does it matter whether the military is quartered in our homes or on their own bases? We're already paying dearly for it. I don't have to feed them, just pay for them.

The true score: zero.

To reword an old adage, the government that was made "strong enough" to "protect" the people is strong enough to ignore its own laws. It's strong enough to break the paper chains that even Jefferson naively advocated to restrict the government. Bush said the right thing but meant it in the wrong way: ultimately the Constitution is "just a goddamn piece of paper."

But what if those who restrict our freedoms are the very people who are in charge of securing them?"

Posted by Perry Eidelbus at December 15, 2009 1:45 PM

"I believe if they set aside their law as and when they wish, their law no longer has rightful authority over us. All they have over us, then, is tyranny. And I will not live under that yoke."

Posted by Perry Eidelbus at December 15, 2009 1:46 PM

"Bill of Rights Day?" Not according to Google, where it's the 150th Birthday of LL Zamenhof."

The closest thing to a universal human language today is English, he added, but English in many ways fails to live up to Zamenhof's dream, which was to help create a more egalitarian world.
Posted by johngalt at December 15, 2009 3:39 PM
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