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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Wake Up In Liberty... What Would YOU Do?

A wonderful and empowering essay from Kent McManigal (h/t to Ms. Wolfe) on vision and choice in freedom's pursuit.

Read it all, please.

Then implement Kent's suggestion in your life.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I enjoyed that essay very much - better to ask forgiveness than permission. Yeah, that definitely makes some sense.

Short story: About 6 years ago, we wanted to have a chicken tractor on our small city lot, but when checking the regulations, noticed livestock (including chickens) were verboeten. So my wife went to city inspector to find out the exceptions. She took our pair of very young children too.

Well, kids being kids, they were committing all kinds of kid shennanigans in his office, he was anxious to get her out of his office. His response - go ahead, but if you get neighbor complaints, the chickens gotta go. Fair enough.

So we've had fresh eggs for over five years. The only neighbor after effects are some of them gaining chicken tractors / pens of their own.

One more strike for freedom. :^) So just do it, and don't worry about it.

June 16, 2010 at 12:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wake up in Liberty -- What Would you do?

#1 -- take a weekend and check the Big Gubbment to see what remains (Defense) and what's been cut (everything else).

#2 -- Check unemployment figures to verify #1.

B Woodman

June 16, 2010 at 1:48 PM  
Blogger GunRights4US said...

I've reached the point where I look at laws and regs and if I deem it to be mala prohibita, I will generally ignore it.

June 16, 2010 at 1:50 PM  
Blogger Hollywood said...

Ya, the article is nice and it speaks to my inner libertarian. But, is 0 (zero) taxation even historically American.

I think paying of a share defense is vital to the survival of the nation, we can talk about how the tax is collected, but no tax is not the answer, nor is it American. If the Fed would stay within it's constitutional mandate, I would be happy to pay.

Here is some info about taxation in the colonies (i.e. States), since they provided for the defense at the time, but during the Revolution, the founding fathers saw this system as lacking.

Before the Revolutionary War, the colonial government had only a limited need for revenue, while each of the colonies had greater responsibilities and thus greater revenue needs, which they met with different types of taxes. For example, the southern colonies primarily taxed imports and exports, the middle colonies at times imposed a property tax and a "head" or poll tax levied on each adult male, and the New England colonies raised revenue primarily through general real estate taxes, excises taxes, and taxes based on occupation.


June 16, 2010 at 3:35 PM  

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