The Militant Libertarian

I'm pissed off and I'm a libertarian. What else you wanna know?

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Torture and Policy

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Thursday, June 07, 2007

Carrying a Gun Is a Civilized Act

Human beings only have two ways to deal with one another: reason and force. If you want me to do something for you, you have a choice of either convincing me via argument, or force me to do your bidding under threat of force. Every human interaction falls into one of those two categories, without exception. Reason or force, that's it.

In a truly moral and civilized society, people exclusively interact through persuasion. Force has no place as a valid method of social
interaction, and the only thing that removes force from the menu is
the personal firearm, as paradoxical as it may sound to some.

When I carry a gun, you cannot deal with me by force. You have to use reason and try to persuade me, because I have a way to negate your threat or employment of force. The gun is the only personal weapon that puts a 100-pound woman on equal footing with a 220-pound mugger, a 75-year old retiree on equal footing with a 19-year old gang banger, and a single gay guy on equal footing with a carload of drunk guys with baseball bats. The gun removes the disparity in physical strength, size, or numbers between a potential attacker and a defender.

There are plenty of people who consider the gun as the source of bad force equations. These are the people who think that we'd be more civilized if all guns were removed from society, because a firearm makes it easier for an armed] mugger to do his job. That, of course, is only true if the mugger's potential victims are mostly disarmed—either by choice or by legislative fiat—it has no validity when most of a mugger's potential marks are armed.

People who argue for the banning of arms ask for automatic rule by the young, the strong, and the many, and that's the exact opposite of a civilized society. A mugger, even an armed one, can only make a successful living in a society where the state has granted him a force monopoly.

Then there's the argument that the gun makes confrontations lethal that otherwise would only result in injury. This argument is fallacious in several ways.

Without guns involved, confrontations are won by the physically superior party inflicting overwhelming injury on the loser. People who think that fists, bats, sticks, or stones don't constitute lethal force watch too much TV, where people take beatings and come out of it with a bloody lip at worst. The fact that the gun makes lethal force easier works solely in favor of the weaker defender, not the stronger attacker.

If both are armed, the field is level. The gun is the only weapon that's as lethal in the hands of an octogenarian as it is in the hands of a weight lifter. It simply wouldn't work as well as a force equalizer if it wasn't both lethal and easily employable.

When I carry a gun, I don't do so because I am looking for a fight, but because I'm looking to be left alone. The gun at my side means that I cannot be forced, only persuaded. I don't carry it because I'm afraid, but because it enables me to be unafraid. It doesn't limit the actions of those who would interact with me through reason, only the actions of those who would do so by force. It removes force from the equation . . . and that's why carrying a gun is a civilized act.

—Author Unknown

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Monday, June 04, 2007

The EEVS of Our Destruction

by Nancy Levant,

Let's begin with a couple of recent little details about which you've been told nothing:

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a proposal on March 1 to establish minimum standards for state-issued driver's licenses and identification cards in compliance with the REAL ID Act of 2005.

DHS-proposed regulations set standards for states to meet the requirements of the REAL ID Act, including security features that must be incorporated into each card, verification of information provided by applicants to establish their identity and lawful status in the United States, and physical security standards for all locations where licenses and identification cards are issued.

As proposed, a REAL ID driver's license will be required to access a federal building; board federally regulated commercial aircraft, and enter nuclear power plants. Because states may have difficulty complying before the May 11, 2008, deadline, DHS will grant an extension of the compliance deadline until December 31, 2009.

It is anticipated that on January 1, 2008, U.S. citizens traveling between the U.S. and Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, and Bermuda - by land or sea and including ferries - may be required to present a valid U.S. passport or other documents as determined by the Department of Homeland Security. While recent legislative changes may permit a later deadline, both the Departments of State and Homeland Security are working to have all requirements in place by the original deadline. Advance notice will be provided to enable we the people to meet the new land and sea border requirement(s).

Now, to the nuts and bolts of truth: Introduced by Representatives Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) and Jeff Flake (R-Ariz), met The STRIVE Act - Security Through Regularized Immigration and a Vibrant Economy Act of 2007. This Act, full of dialectic/deceiving c**p, also introduces the EEVES proposal, which is the Employment Eligibility Verification System and the real deal of this Act.

The EEVS proposal would require ALL PEOPLE- both citizens and non-citizens -to obtain and present newly proposed documents such as a Social Security Card and driver's license compliant with the Real ID Act in order to work or continue working. The EEVS data basing human compliance grader would mean that EVERYONE would have to obtain PERMISSION from the government to obtain a job and every time a new job is sought.

The Employment Eligibility Verification System (EEVS) would require every employer in the United States to verify the employment eligibility of their workers through the EEVS data base.

The Employment Eligibility Verification System (EEVS) would require every person in America to carry a new and improved biometric Social Security card containing information about the cardholder such as fingerprints, retina scan and DNA - essentially another national ID - AND present a Real ID-compliant driver's license to qualify for any job or income.

EEVS also creates ANOTHER vast federal database to verify the work eligibility of ALL American citizen job applicants. The system would contain extraordinary personal information on everyone who seeks or holds a job, and all of it keyed to a new biometric Social Security number. When this bill passes (and it will), every time we apply for a job, the Department of Homeland Security will determine our eligibility to work in OUR nation. In the essence of FACT, NO ONE will be able to work in the u.S. without DHS approval. And, guess what.this bill forecloses judicial review of governmental mistakes. Therefore, if they falsely determine that you are disallowed to earn money, tough beans! Starve and weep! CONgress and their federal mandates are working double-time to drive the nails into our highly selective slavery.

About 16,000 employers nationwide are currently and voluntarily participating in the EEVS Basic Pilot Program (gosh, I wonder which politically funding corporations those 16,000 might be.), but this federal mandate requires expansion to mandatory use by every American employer, which will affect at least 160 million American and non-American workers -and all in the name of "security."

Well Americans, be secure in knowing that you are all but one grade away from destitution, national shunning, and targeted enemy desingations of this state of treasonous affairs. And once designated as such, I refer you to history, to Halliburton civilian labor camps, and to ethnic cleansing. Now you know why they have been steadfastly preparing for "civilian management." We are one to two years away from our Real ID designations - 12 to 24 months - and only God knows what other "legislation" will result from America's new paramilitary dictatorship. Now, tell me again why you vote Democrat or Republican? And tell me again why CONgress is still illegally operational?

It's time to group together to support one another. The Amish people aren't so odd after all. We either prepare ourselves to live as slaves within this un-American paramilitary grid, or we must gather talents, skills, and the determination to refuse it and to live according to OUR efforts, OUR beliefs, and OUR choices. The line is drawn - albeit that we did NOT draw this treasonous line - minus the fact that we sat back and allowed it to become OUR leadership. It's time to re-plan OUR futures - together.

© 2007 Nancy Levant - All Rights Reserved,

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Sunday, June 03, 2007

Falsified Casualty Lists From Iraq

Brian Harring who writes the Domestic Intelligence Reporter has been engaged
in a blockbuster piece of investigative reporting. He has long suspected
that the majority of US military deaths are not reported to the public. The
parents are notified, but the public is not. This is the reason why coffins
are shipped back to the US in private and no photographs are allowed, lest
anyone start counting the dead.

'Once it became evident that what had been expected to be a short,
successful military campaign against Saddam Hussein had turned into a long
drawn out and escalating guerilla war, the Department of Defense, acting on
orders from the White House, began to reduce the daily public casualty list
(just like Vietnam). Families and survivors of the dead were duly notified
and the bodies were shipped back to the States for private burial but the
numbers of the dead, and the wounded, were deliberately kept as low as
possible for political reasons. For internal use only, a realistic, and
accurate, monthly report was issued for those concerned but it was not made
public. When this private report was located by outside sources and sent
around the Internet, the site was immediately shut down.

"This original listing showed that as of mid-2005, the death count in both
Iraq and Afghanistan topped 10,000 with 20,000 seriously wounded. By 2007,
the death toll has risen to over 15,000 (and rising daily) with officially
reported serious woundings (required out of theater hospitalization) at
50,508 as per a report published in the New York Times of January 30, 2007.
Also not discussed are the over 10,000 desertions (from March, 2003 to date)
Note: you may write Mr. Harring at for a full copy of
the original documents. This list is free of charge. As of May 22, 2007, Mr.
Harring has sent out 25, 683 lists.

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