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Number 847, November 15, 2015

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Paris: The High Price of Willful Ignorance
(The Feature Article)

by Rex May

I don't recall anyone ever saying "Fewer
guns, more crime.", but maybe it's time
we did. We have just been treated to an
example of that insane principle at work.


The Impeachable Offenses of Barack Hussein Obama
by Terence James Mason
In 7 parts.

Letters to the Editor
from A.X. Perez, Jim Davidson, Jeff Fullerton, and Kent McManigal

Paris: The High Price of Willful Ignorance
by L. Neil Smith
"Every man, woman, and responsible child has an unalienable individual, civil, Constitutional, and human right to obtain, own, and carry, openly or concealed, any weapon -- rifle, shotgun, handgun, machinegun, anything -- any time, any place, without asking anyone's permission."——This is the Atlanta Declaration, which I first enunciated 28 years ago, in September of 1987, at a weapons convention held in Atlanta, Georgia. It is not proposed legislation, a measure I want introduced and passed, it is the identification of an already-existimg natural law, and it doesn't really matter whether anybody approves of it or not. Like gravity.

Your Privacy
by Jim Davidson
Being in favour of the right to privacy is fundamental to my understanding of the zero aggression principle. It is none of my business what you do in the privacy of your home, on your computer, in your e-mail messages, on the telephone, or in any other aspect of your life, provided that you are not engaged in acts of initiatory force. To paraphrase Thomas Jefferson, what you think or say neither picks my pocket nor punches my nose.

Government Is an Assault on Private Property
by Tyrone Johnson
In a recent essay, Lew Rockwell asserts that open borders are an assault on private property. Evidently he feels that people travelling across imaginary boundaries established by nation-states are undesirable. He seems to think that his views are anti-state, anti-war, and pro-market, but he doesn't want to have people moving about the world without limitations placed upon them. It's curious, to me, that he seems prepared to assent to government (the state) when it does things that he agrees with, such as preventing people from travelling. But he doesn't want the state to interfere with private property. I'm quite happy with a state not attacking trade and commerce, of course. But it seems to me that people who aren't free to travel without government permissions aren't going to be able to come to my store and buy things.

The Paris Atrocities: The Most Probable and Bankrupt Response of our Own Government
by Sean Gabb
Because Keir Martland has already commented with great brilliance, and even a certain nobility of tone, I will make no comment directly on the Paris Atrocities or their probable causes. I will instead deal with our own Government's most likely response to them. This will be a new Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill. It will require Internet and telephone companies to store all communication data for a year, and to make this available to the police and security agencies. The stated reason for this will be that we are in danger, and in particular danger from Moslem terrorists. What happened yesterday in Paris was only the latest episode in a campaign of terror that began with the American Bombings in September 2001, and proceeded through the Madrid Bombings, and the London Bombings, and the murder of Lee Rigby in Woolwich, and the Charlie Hebdo killings. How long before a coordinated terror attack in planned again for London? We are at war, and war calls for a deviation from the normal course of government.

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Remember, Dear Reader, never (I mean never!) go anywhere without your trusty side-arm. It is a matter of life-or-death!

And this ends the lesson from reading the news.

Last issue, Our Publisher Mr. L. Neil Smith said "If you're much under sixty, it might surprise you to learn that liberalism used to be sum-uppable in the single sentence "I disagree with what you say, but I will defend to the death Your right to say it." Yes indeed. Of course, now, liberalism seems to be just: "Submit or Die!"

J. Neil Schulman has posted the first five chapters of a new novel on his web page at


He wants to know if he should keep writing, or do something else. If you want to read it, throw him some $money$. Otherwise he will do something else in order to pay them thar bills which we all got to pay.

Charles Murray (Jerry Pournelle calls him "one of the few sociologists I can respect as a scientist") has a very fine article here:

The regulators' yoke
Earlier this year, I published a book called "By the People" that laid out a plan for systematic civil diso bedience of stupid and pointless regulations. It is a subversive position. The rule of law is the foundation of civilization. It is especially important for those of us who are devoted to freedom, because it is only through the rule of law that freedom can be protected -- a truth that John Locke stated with ultimate concision: "Wherever law ends, tyranny begins." To advocate that we undermine the rule of law is a hairsbreadth from treason.

I have been led to this position by what I believe to be a truth about where America stands: The federal government is no longer "us" but "them." It is no longer an extension of the people through their elected representatives. It is no longer a republican bulwark against the arbitrary use of power. It has become an entity unto itself, separated from the American people and beyond the effective control of the political process. In this situation, the foundational principles of our nation come into play: The government does not command the blind allegiance of the citizenry. Government is instituted to protect our unalienable rights. The more destructive it becomes of those rights, the less it can call upon our allegiance.

I won't try to lay out the whole case for concluding that our duty of allegiance has been radically diminished -- that takes a few hundred pages. But let me summarize the ways in which the federal government has not simply become bigger and more intrusive since Bill Buckley founded NATIONAL REVIEW, but has also become "them," and no longer an extension of "us."
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