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Number 649, December 18, 2011

"Congress has declared war upon the American people."

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Letter from A.X. Perez with comment from Ted Ball

Aother Letter from A.X. Perez

Again a Letter from A.X. Perez

Letter from Rex May

Letter from Bob Phipps, via L. Neil Smith

Letter from Crazy Al

Letter from Dana Majewski

Re: Zagmuk, Christmas, and the Whole Nine Candles, by L. Neil Smith

From the pen of Thomas Jefferson:

I promised you a letter on Christianity, which I have not forgotten. On the contrary, it is because I have reflected on it, that I find much more time necessary for it than I can at present dispose of. I have a view of the subject which ought to displease neither the rational Christian nor Deists, and would reconcile many to a character they have too hastily rejected. I do not know that it would reconcile the _genus irritabile vatum_ who are all in arms against me. Their hostility is on too interesting ground to be softened. The delusion into which the X. Y. Z. plot shewed it possible to push the people; the successful experiment made under the prevalence of that delusion on the clause of the constitution, which, while it secured the freedom of the press, covered also the freedom of religion, had given to the clergy a very favorite hope of obtaining an establishment of a particular form of Christianity thro' the U. S.; and as every sect believes its own form the true one, every one perhaps hoped for his own, but especially the Episcopalians & Congregationalists. The returning good sense of our country threatens abortion to their hopes, & they believe that any portion of power confided to me, will be exerted in opposition to their schemes. And they believe rightly; for I have sworn upon the altar of god, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man. But this is all they have to fear from me: & enough too in their opinion, & this is the cause of their printing lying pamphlets against me, forging conversations for me with Mazzei, Bishop Madison, &c., which are absolute falsehoods without a circumstance of truth to rest on; falsehoods, too, of which I acquit Mazzei & Bishop Madison, for they are men of truth.

The above is from a letter to Dr. Benjamin Rush. I have put in bold Jefferson's famous quote, thought some of you might want to check out the context.

While more appropriate for discussion of Easter it must be pointed out that Jesus' death and resurrection is an example of TANSTAAFL. If even God has to pay to free men from sin, what makes politicians think they can run up tabs that don't have to be paid? (actually they don't, they promise their marks that TANSTAAFL can be beat in exchange for power and arrange for the bill to fall due after they're gone.)

Meanwhile let me add to the list of midwinter holidays:

Happy Bill of Rights Day!
(December 15)

A.X. Perez

To which Ted Ball replied:

"The whole of that Bill [of Rights] is a declaration of the right of the people at large or considered as individuals... It establishes some rights of the individual as unalienable and which consequently, no majority has a right to deprive them of."
—Albert Gallatin 1789 letter to Alexander Addison


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I quote the following from Wikipedia Re gun rights (see their article on right to keep and bear arms): Nadine Strossen, President of the American Civil Liberties Union, has stated the argument that the Individual Rights model must yield to reasonable regulation.[74] "Let's assume for the sake of argument it does protect an individual right," said Strossen, "it is no more absolute than freedom of speech or any other right in the Constitution. No right is absolute; the government is always allowed to restrict the right if it can satisfy Constitutional strict scrutiny and show the restriction is narrowly tailored to promote a goal of compelling importance."[75]

I guess we're just lucky that the ACLU doesn't apply the same standard to how it interprets and helps people defend their other rights under the Bill of Rights, the 14th amendment and other parts of the Constitution.

Then again, maybe they're using gun rights as the "foot in the door" to begin their sell out to those who would emasculate the Bill of Rights.

A.X. Perez

Anyone who asks you to be reasonable and give up your rights is an evil person. The proper response is to demand that they be reasonable and give up their rights. But they are probably also funcationally stupid like Ms. Strossen, and will fail to appreciate the point. As for me, I will be reasonable and cling to my rights, for that to me is the reasonable thing to do, not what some whore-lawyer says is reasonable.—Editor (Wait, is "whore-lawyer" a redundant expression? At least some of the time? There must be honest and moral lawyers somewhere out there... right? Right??)

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Que dijo el yanqui?

As far as I can tell from Eric Holder's testimony to Congress it is not a lie to knowingly and deliberately state a falsehood if you didn't intend to lie. Guess I don't speak the same dialect of English he does.

A.X. Perez

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Baloo News!
Baloo News

The biggest news this time is that I now have over thirteen thousand cartoon up at CartoonStock, available for viewing, and, of course, buying. Many of them are now in color. They're at: [this link]

Speaking of buying, for last-minute Christmas gifts, I have literally thousands of Baloo products for sale at Zazzle, from T-shirts to greeting cards to mousepad and mugs and stickers and even Ipad cases! All of them are here and you can search for specific products by keyword.

And I continue to maintain several blogs, many of which I update every day, as well as 13 cartoon-a-day sites by category. You can get to them all starting from here and there are other links to my other site there, also.

As far as all the products are concerned, if there's a cartoon of mine you'd like, but can't find there, just e-mail me and I'll upload it!

And, finally, here's my latest Christmas cartoon. Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Rex May
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From Our friend Bob Phipps

"Cogito, ergo armatum sum"

"I think therefore I am armed"

L. Neil Smith

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The Congress has passed the NDAA complete with its declaration of war against the American people. we used to have such a nice country.

I can not tell you how to act, however I suggest you eat and sleep properly so that your hands remain steady.

Crazy Al

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You need to watch this video and send it to everybody you know.

The video was linked from Ed Griffin's Unfiltered News.

This may be something that you want to include at The Libertarian Enterprise.

Dana Majewski

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