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Letters to the Editor
from L. Neil Smith, A.X. Perez, Neale Osborn, John Taylor, and Paul Koning
Put some nice, long, jaggedy teeth in the Bill of Rights
by L. Neil Smith
In this issue, we are helping to promote a White House petition
in favor of a Constitutional amendment that would put some nice, long, jaggedy teeth
in the Bill of Rights. Believe it or not, it's even more Draconian the the clause
I've been promoting for years.
Corruption of the Highest Trust
by Glyn Sable
Medicine is the oldest profession known to man. Forget prostitution,
shamans predate them by thousands of years. Shamans were the wise men of the tribe, the
healers, the first scientists and herbalists. Their use of medicinal herbs and tinctures
were the first forays into what has become one of the most respected and lucrative fields
ever known to mankind.
Why You Are a Fool to Rely on Police Protection
WARNING!! GRAPHIC CONTENT
by Neale Osborn
The background for the decisions of our Supreme Court.
in Warren v. District of Columbia.
Gun Owners are the True 99 %—BOTE Math on American Gun-Related Deaths
by Mike Blessing
For the uninitiated, "BOTE" stands for "back of the envelope" – cocktail
napkins rip and tear too much to used for anything other than as napkins. 32,000 – annual
number of firearms-related deaths in America (source: CDC) 270,000,000 – number of guns in
America's private sector (BATFE estimate – other estimates double or triple this number)
The Three Pillars of the Second Amendment
by Terence James Mason
The recent rash of mass shootings in so-called "gun free
zones" such as theaters, malls, and schools, culminating in the tragedy at
Newtown, Connecticut, has led to mass calls for tighter restrictions on firearms
sales, while ignoring the inconvenient (for the gun control lobby) facts that the
presence of armed civilians stops such events very early in their progression—and
that societies that have disarmed have much higher rates of crime, and no appreciable
reduction in crimes of mass violence, than those where citizens are ready and trained
to defend themselves.
Why the Feinstein Bill is Anti-Constitutional
by Terence James Mason
The new Feinstein "Assault Weapons Ban" is
Anti-Constitutional in the extreme. In addition to the violation of the
Second Amendment, which is the primary and express purpose of the measure,
the Feinstein bill violates numerous other provisions of the Constitution,
based on the summary posted on Senator Feinstein's web site and the additional
information posted by the National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative
Action. I have not seen the text of the legislation, and have not been able
to verify that the full text is available.
Repudiate the National Debt
by Wendy McElroy
As of December 19 at 11:50:59 a.m. GMT, the national
debt of the federal government was $16,357,278,240,896.86, or $52,080.07
for every individual in the United States. The only sane and moral stance
is to repudiate it entirely.
Atlantea The Beautiful No. 209
by L. Neil Smith and Rex May
Number 209 of a weekly cartoon series.