Archive for March, 2006

Bernard Siegan – Propery Rights Advocate Dies at 82

Thursday, March 30th, 2006

From: Best of the Web

“Bernard Siegan: Reaganite and University of San Diego law professor Bernard Siegan, died on Monday at age 82.

In a pathbreaking 1980 book, Mr. Siegan challenged the view set out by the New Deal Supreme Court in 1937 that property rights are somehow inferior to other rights and deserve lesser protection. Gail Heriot, a colleague at the University of San Diego, summarized Mr. Siegan’s thinking this way: “What’s yours is yours, what’s mine is mine, and the government does not have unlimited power to take that property or to tell us what to do with it.” Who could have given him such a crazy idea? It was James Madison, the father of the Constitution, who wrote: “Government is instituted to protect property of every sort… that alone is a just government, which impartially secures to every man, whatever is his own.”

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Sherriff May Be Prosecuted for Distributing FEMA’s Ice to Katrina Victims.

Friday, March 24th, 2006

Did you hear about Sherriff Billy McGee in Hattisburg, MS who is being prosecuted by the Federal Government because he and his deputies went to a national guard base and hijacked two FEMA trailers full of ice and distributed them to the people of his county because FEMA was failing to act in the wake of Katrina. I want to put togehter a legal aid fund to help him. I may even become one of those worthless people who go and stand outside the courthouse with a sign that says “Let Billy Go!”.

From:The Hattisburg American

“McGee and several unidentified deputies are accused of handcuffing and detaining a National Guardsman who tried to prevent them from seizing two Federal Emergency Management Agency trucks at Camp Shelby on Sept. 4, six days after Katrina battered Hattiesburg.”

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How to talk to a Muslim Extremist

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2006

I like this guy Mike Adams. Be sure to also read The Queer Muhammad: an experiment in tolerance.

“Well, I guess it had to happen. Several weeks after writing my “Queer Muhammad” column, I finally got a call from a Muslim extremist – one who mostly shouted at me over the phone in broken English. I have decided to reprint our conversation in today’s column, hoping that it will shed some light on how to deal with the fundamentalist Muslim disdain for free speech, not to mention the fundamentalist Muslim disdain for satire.” (more)

What is “Poor” In America

Tuesday, March 14th, 2006

From: The Heratage Foundation

“Poverty is an important and emotional issue. Last year, the Census Bureau released its annual report on poverty in the United States declaring that there were nearly 35 million poor persons living in this country in 2002, a small increase from the preceding year. To understand poverty in America, it is important to look behind these numbers–to look at the actual living conditions of the individuals the government deems to be poor.” (more)