Odds are when you were in Public School you were not taught the definition of this very important word.
So here we go:
Not subject to sale or transfer; inseparable.
That which is inalienable cannot be bought, sold, or transferred from one individual to another. The personal rights to life and liberty guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States are inalienable. Similarly, various types of property are inalienable, such as rivers, streams, and highways.
West’s Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
I beg your pardon Justice Stevens, only as I’m polite, but the Second Amendment which is actually the Second Inalienable Right as listed in the Bill of Rights cannot be “Repealed”. The only reason it appears as an Amendment to the Constitution is for recording purposes. As you should know, Sir, there was a vociferous debate regarding the placement of them as Amendments rather than leaving them as a stand alone document for the very reason we are dealing with such idiocy today. Many of the Founding Fathers knew that the remaining Monarchists (about 30% of the population), most of whom had surrendered to the inevitable and thrown in with the ‘Federalists’, would continue to try to position these Inalienable Rights as Amendable by Man. The idea of one’s right being given to them by other men is the tenent of Monarchy as it is the foundation of Socialism/Communism. Without one man being able to force another man to do what he wants there would be no governing paradigm resembling the above. It is always about force, Mr. Stevens. Our Freedom rests on being able to resist it.
This is exactly why Free Speech and an Armed Populace is integral to a Free Society.
The Bill of Rights was debated down to its simplest form so Every Man could understand it, rich and Poor alike. Simple, Powerful and Direct. The Bill of Rights is the Maxim for Human Freedom.
It has been proven over and over throughout history and continues to be illustrated around the World.
The absence of an armed population, given enough time, always ends in Tyranny. We do not need to repeat the errors of the past which has demonstrably resulted in Oppression, Death and Destruction of Human life.
We should be past that here in the United States.
But, Mr. Stevens, thank you for your input. It’s important for us to remember that people like you still exist… and always will. It’s also important for all of us to recognize that such an oppressive mindset can rise to the highest levels of our government. We need to be vigilant and more careful.
adjective incapable of being conveyed, incapable of being sold, incapable of being transferred, nontransferable, not able to be conveyed, quod abalienari non potest, secured by law, unable to be bought, unable to be disposed of, unforfeitable, untouchable
Associated concepts: inalienable lands, inalienable rights
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…and who owns them.
I’ve been paying attention, with unusual interest, to the debate surrounding the tiny newspaper in New York that released the names of firearms permit holders.
Clearly this was political. Clearly it was legal.
OK… so why would anyone be upset? Aside from the blatantly political move by the “objective” press….
1. There is an argument that gun owners do not want “bad guys” to know they have a gun in their home.
I’m not sure I understand this argument… If I’m not home my weapons are secure. If I’m home, I’m secure. No problem. I hope the “bad guys” all know… that’s kind of the point.
2. There is an argument that law-abiding Liberals living around those who have publicly applied for, and obtained, firearms permits are a threatened by those permit holders.
Again, I’m not sure I understand this argument as law-abiding Gun Owners are not the ones committing crimes. They are also connected in many cases of stopping criminal acts in progress. (We can discuss who is the “first line of defense” in comments if needed. I welcome it. I have also heard Liberal talking heads say they would not want their kids in my home if they know I have guns… well I too do not want your kids in my home, soooo… we’re okay then, right?)
But there is one clear point here.
Yes, this exposure was intended to “shame” those who own guns by the Leftist Newspaper. But it has turned out to be only shameful to the Leftist permit holders. This fact should bring a smile to our collective gun owning faces.
You have to remember that to a Liberal, laws are for other people… not the Liberals who propose them. The only people on that list of names who were “shamed” were those individual Liberals who champion Gun Control laws… for the Little People. It is fashionable to be in favor of gun bans… being more outraged over every shooting than your neighbor… shaking your head in disdain over the proliferation of guns in America, etc.
This presents itself in the Righteousness associated with their Democrat/Socialist circle of friends by being in favor of all and any Gun Control. (These are also the same people who if offered a sign for their front yard proclaiming “This Home is Proudly Gun Free” would refuse to put it up. I know this because I have personally offered to hammer it into the ground myself…)
However, It becomes difficult to explain to your “Common Sense-Mainstream” Liberal neighbors that you too are a “Common Sense-Mainstream” Liberal when you have been outed as a gun-toting freak.
This is why there has been quick and focused amount of negative attention applied to this matter by the rest of the Leftist Media… because they’re well aware that a number of their members happen to have concealed carry permits and reside in New York and the surrounding boroughs, counties and states. The very leftist New York Media who are NOT cheering this latest exposure of permit holders, know full well they are on deck for the next round of exposures.
So once again, the Hypocrisy of the Left is what is at issue here. Nothing New.
Don’t be distracted by the first two arguments and pay closer attention to who is being offended and positioning themselves as the suddenly new champions of the second amendment and personal privacy. You will find a growing number of Democrats whose voting records demonstrate their brand new, previously undocumented, love of both. They have images to protect… don’t you know.
(Update: Gawker has fired the next shot by producing a list of permit holders in NYC. Hilarious!)
It’s worth noting that this story occurred several years ago… and very shortly after Gawker released the NYC list the ‘releasing of lists’ suddenly stopped. It was not made illegal to release these lists… it just ‘mysteriously’ stopped. Funny how Leftist Liberals do not like it when you turn on the lights.
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Why the IRS matters.
The BIG question is, does the IRS scandal matter?
I say yes, it does.
For almost 100 years the Left in this country has spent untold treasure, and untold man hours, crafting arguments that pit one group against another.
The creation and nurturing of these groups is called Balkanization.
It is the political tactic of getting individuals to identify with a small group sharing similar interests, then pitting them against other small groups who seem to oppose said interests. The outcome of this manipulation, they hope, is to gain one or the other small groups support in the form of money, and votes, come election time. We have all seen this. While it is certainly found on both sides of the aisle, it is the sole motivator used by the Socialists. It is the proverbial “Us vs. Them”, whomever that may be. The reason this is the foundation of Socialist politics can be found when individuals educate themselves as to what Socialism is… then recoil in disgust. Because of this common reaction to Progressive ideology, they are left with identity politics.
The upside for the Statist Left is it distracts us from the paramount task of protecting our Natural Right to Indivdual Feedom and Liberty as outlined in our Founding Documents… what is otherwise a unifying cause.
There is fantastic writing on this phenomena out there, so will I not bore you.
But, what makes the IRS scandal important is the unifying effect it has on the population. No matter who you are, if you are productive in any way, you are afraid of the IRS. They have enjoyed that power, fostered it since their inception. The rub for Liberals lies in the Unity part…
When your entire political success relies on small groups that you keep mad at those you consider your enemy, things start to fall apart when everybody unites. And, everybody is uniting in outrage over the IRS scandal. This makes for a very interesting tap dance the Left must perform in order to retain their base (by feigning outrage along with them) while also trying to defend and preserve the fear the IRS reputation evokes. They must have a complicated, unintelligible, unnavigable tax code allowing unlimited power over the population and it’s productivity. Socialism requires “special people” with the authority to redistribute wealth.
If you doubt me, you will have plenty of opportunity to see for yourself over the next week or so. During the hearings look for your local Leftist and count the number of “but’s” in their statements and questions. In other words, they will start by saying how unbelievable… horrible… terrible… it is for the IRS to target certain groups “BUT”… and then they will go on to defend its legality, or justify it in some way. They simply cannot lose the power of the IRS. Liberals on both sides of the aisle know and love the power they find in the U.S. tax code.
For the Socialists, government exists to take your money and give it to someone else… and you’re supposed to love it. Or at the very least fear it. Caligula had a famous quote; “Let them Hate me, so long as they Fear me.”
So yes, this scandal matters. And I think it matters in a very big way.
In a Global way… in a Macro sense…
In fact, the timing could not be better… well, it could have been better. It could have happened 50 years ago. Anyway, it was not long ago that those who supported ideas like the Gold Standard were dismissed (after Nixon) to crazy-ville by the Liberal Left. But time has allowed for many additional alternatives regarding taxation, from flat to consumption.
Many more individuals have become interested in the function of money. These two facts only make it harder for those who have anointed themselves the smartest people in the room to do as they wish in regard to our economy. Education has that effect.
So it brings us to today…
The Left has no choice but to try to shut down this IRS scandal.
They cannot afford all of us getting together and opposing something so important to the foundation of their Ideology. The power of taxation cannot be modified in any way that reduces their ability to redistribute wealth.
They cannot afford alternative ideas designed to fund government functions which do not require one human forcing their subjective decisions upon other humans. The individual cannot become more independent through the reduction of bureaucratic oversight and punishment.
They cannot afford to have this discussion continue much longer… particularly now that many of us know Liberals exist on both sides of the aisle and no longer fall for the old trick of party identity, but instead have endeavored to gain some ideological understanding.
While it’s a bit late, I’m happy it’s happening.
Cheers to the IRS and the Elitists who run it! All the better to see you with…
It appears the current Mayor DeBlasio of New York is also tap dancing…
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…because he will not boycott the Olympic Games in Russia.
The Russians have institutionalized bigotry against Gay’s and Transsexuals… not sure about Lesbians, they’re probably OK as long as they’re cute and don’t say anything mean about shirtless KGB Dictators.
The Russians have stated outright they will arrest homosexuals, pretty sure they mean just men, if they are discovered at the Games.
As usual, President Bush is refusing to make this an issue, as would be expected, because of his clearly Homophobic beliefs.
Bush is a dirty bigot. He’s a Gay bashing Homophobe who deserves to have Chick-fil-A crammed up his you know what.
This kind of Bigotry is nothing new for Evil Tea Bagging (That’s funny because it’s actually a Gay sex act. See the irony? But if you see the irony does it still make sense? It doesn’t matter, we think it’s funny somehow. Tee-hee.) Conservatives and typical from the toothless, gun-toting, idiots on the Right.
Hold on a second….
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