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Number 325, June 26, 2005

"We're All Indians, Now"

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Most of this issue is about Your Freedoms, and the constant attempts by The Ruling Class to take them away. With some suggestions about what to do about it.

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Letters to the Editor
from Jim Davidson and James J Odle

The Naked Supremes
by L. Neil Smith
The last couple of weeks have been illuminating, to say the least. In two separate declarations, the United States Supreme Court has given us all a lesson in civics that nobody should ever be allowed to forget.

by Alan R. Weiss
Some days, I wish I wasn't right so often, because this time my warning on how dangerous the Supreme Court actually is has come true.

Advice for the President
by Jonathan David Morris
George Bush needs help. Fast. And I'm going to give it to him.

We're All Indians, Now
by Francis A Ney, Jr.
What goes around comes around. If any of us had an honest grounding in history, we learned that long before any of us were born invaders from the European continent began and pretty much successfully concluded a systematic genocide against the aboriginal natives of the American continents. Despite the fact that we filed the serial numbers off of their own government system and used it as the basis for our own United States, the "Indian savages" weren't exactly treated kindly. Entire tribes were wiped out, memories of those tribes and their leaders occasionally survive today as names of our public schools or a river. Other tribes were forced west by better-armed populations, to be eventually confined in government-established reservations.

ANOTHER Road to Serfdom
by Chris Claypoole
Thursday, June 23, 2005, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the so-called "takings clause" of Amendment V to the U.S. Constitution was null and void. Oh, there will be some quibbling about the details, and the court threw in some language about the states being able to pass restrictions on takings. But does anyone think many (or any) will? Now that local or state governments have been given the go-ahead to employ eminent domain to steal property from its rightful owners and give it to politically and/or financially powerful private interests, why would they voluntarily give up that power?

Full Disclosure
by Abe Clark
Many of those who view government as a beneficial entity contend that it should not only protect our rights to life, liberty, and property, but should also protect us from the evil and greedy corporations it charters. One of the more innocuous requirements the government imposes is the inclusion of disclosure statements in various contracts, in order to protect the stupid and gullible among us from slick marketers, or from our own lack of discernment. While opinions vary on the necessity or the proper role of government, a little up-front disclosure is probably a good idea before entering into any agreement. In fact, why shouldn't a government extend the same courtesy to its taxpayers, and disclose what they are signing up for when they support it? Here are a few ideas for a potential government disclosure statement, should the government decide to use one:

Parents Must Assert Rights Over School Authorities
by Wendy McElroy
"How often does your 6th-grade daughter have oral sex?" If the question offends you, then talk to the school officials at Shrewsbury, Mass. But don't expect a sympathetic response.

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