The Militant Libertarian

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

Friday, September 10, 2004

Rick's Sentence (Comments)

My friend Dale Williams has the following to say about Rick's sentencing:

For Rick Stanley this sentence looks like maybe 3 to 4 years of hard time (message below). He's going to have trouble beating the rap on appeal because there was an attempt, however justifiable, to worry the judge. That is revolution, a goal that Rick was probably correct in striving for, but which carries a heavy penalty for failure -- usually much heavier than this sentence.

I look at the way the Freemen have been railroaded and kept quarantined, gulag-style, almost as if they carry a deadly virus that could easily run rampant through the population if they were allowed outside contact. I observe the way that the Fed.s backed away from a group of outraged farmers and other citizens at Klamath Falls. And now the powers appear to be offering Rick a chance to salvage some kind of life for himself if he survives prison. I think that they are nervous knowing, perhaps in some instinctive, institutional way that there is great resentment toward all levels of government by those in the middle class, and by those formerly in the middle class, at being the only people who have no way to take shelter from crushing levels of taxation -- at being the human chattel that bear the burden of making liberal dreams come true.

Federal prosecutors usually send people up for longer than this. They must be conscious of the need to not create a martyr. -D.W.

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Rick Stanley's Punishment

The following is from Rick Stanley's News List:

Rick Stanley, Constitutional Activist, former U.S. Senate candidate, Enemy of the State, and self avowed extremist on the order of our forefathers of America, gave the following media release for your use:

Rick Stanley has been sentenced to two three year consecutive sentences and has been taken into custody pending the posting of an $80,000 appeal bond.

We will keep you posted as more information becomes available.

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Wednesday, September 08, 2004

Remember Them...and Be Outraged At Their Passing...

One Thousand and Counting: A Sobering Look at Americans Who Died in Iraq
Scripps Howard News Service

Behind the numbers marking a sad and symbolic benchmark in the war in Iraq, the members of America's lost battalion look largely like this:

Enlisted Army soldiers in their early 20s killed by a roadside bomb while in a convoy or on patrol. Their deaths came mainly in the bloody "Sunni Triangle" section in central Iraq, including Baghdad, where anti-U.S. sentiment still burns almost 18 months after the war began.

The ranks of the dead include mostly white males on active-duty who most commonly hailed from California, Texas, Pennsylvania, Florida or Illinois. Fort Hood in Texas or Camp Pendleton in California were home bases to most.

Keep reading:

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Tuesday, September 07, 2004

John Kerry

While I am no fan of George W. Bush (who gives a bad name to the term "G-W"), I found this John Kerry site to be most interesting:

Of course, my vote is going to Badnarik: - feel free to read his blog, "Blognarik" if for no other reason than it has a cool name. :)

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Monday, September 06, 2004

The Shield and the Sword

by Bob Wallace

"In the past, Ares was just the god of war. Today, if we apply some libertarian theory about the difference between the State and Society, he becomes much more than a mere serial killer: he's now the god of the State. All States, being based on coercion and the threat of violence, are always about war. Indeed, they are always at war, because no matter what it gets involved in, no matter what its good intentions, it will only create conflict."

Highly recommended reading! --Aaron

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Sunday, September 05, 2004


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