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The ordinary public duties of an American citizen are to assist the peace officers in preserving the public order and serving legal processes, and to obey all commands of the officers to aid in the suppression of all riots, insurrections and other breaches of the peace... Christopher G. Tiedeman A Treatise on the State and Federal Control of Persons and Property in the United States
In an otherwise informed essay, Hanson uses the provocative term "victim" to describe Mr Brown. Currently, "deceased" would be a more accurate, and if recent press reports are to be believed, "perpetrator" would be still more accurate.
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The Media and the Mob

Beyond Category Wrote: Aug 20, 2014 4:56 PM
In discoursing of the Public Affairs and especially the Transactions of the Field, I find People mighty forward in giving their Opinion before the Issues in which they live to see themselves mistaken; as how should it be otherwise; as when Men argue without a Foundation?-- Daniel Defoe Thursday May 16, 1706 I note that Sowell is careful not to include the Ferguson Police Department or the Missouri National Guard in his parade of horribles: "politicians, the media and mobs of rioters and looters." Good for him. The Police Officer has also received favorable press reports--reports say he was injured in an altercation with the deceased, multiple witnesses confirming the Police Officer's version of events etc.
I don't believe Ms Allen broke the law. Article 4 section 2 of the US Constitution reads in part "the citizens of each state shall be entitled to all privileges and immunities of citizens in the several states. The US Supreme Court ruled in the Dred Scott decision that this privileges and immunities clause applied to "keep and carry arms." Now don't get too excited about this, because the Dred Scott decision no longer the has standing. Think about this case this way. Pennsylvania has already granted Ms Allen a permit to carry a firearm. I would argue that under privileges and immunities clause of the Constitution, and without regard any agreements between states etc New Jersey must accept Pennsylvania's permit as a legal permit in New Jersey while Ms Allen is in transit in the Garden State. I would argue that New Jersey is not only violating Ms. Allen's 2nd Amendment rights, but also her rights under Section 4, Article 2 of the US Constitution.
It's the grand jurors who should be facing indictment.
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The Patriotism of Prosperity

Beyond Category Wrote: Aug 13, 2014 6:43 PM
The President did in fact state that corporations were 'technically renouncing their U.S. citizenship." This statement shows the President's obliviousness to the actual law of the United States and of individual the States. Corporations are a creation of law, and are classified as fictional or unnatural persons etc. Though Corporations are persons, they are NOT citizens. Technically, Mr President, it is impossible for a US corporation to renounce its citizenship because it never had citizenship to begin with.
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Get Ready for Denials

Beyond Category Wrote: Aug 13, 2014 6:31 PM
George Washington on May 2, 1783 wrote about the need for a standing army, "A regular and standing force, for Garrisoning West Point and such other Posts upon our Northern, Western, and Southern Frontiers, as shall be deemed necessary to awe the Indians, protect our Trade, prevent the encroachment of our Neighbours of Canada and the Florida's, and guard us at least from surprizes; Also for security of our Magazines." (See The Founders' Constitution V. 3 pp.128-130) If we followed Washington's advice and garrisoned forts along our southern boarder, do you think we'd be in the fix we are now?
Here is the link to Jefferson's letter to William Stephens Smith, written at Paris. Nov 13, 1787 where the above quote appears. http://oll.libertyfund.org/titles/802#lf0054-05_head_086
Here is the link to Madison's letter which Jefferson was answering http://oll.libertyfund.org/titles/1934#Madison_1356-02_668 Here is the link Jefferson's letter to Abigail Adams where he also uses the phrase "little rebellion." http://oll.libertyfund.org/titles/802#Jefferson_0054-05_339
Here is a link to the letter from the Liberty Fund's excellent Online Library of Liberty http://oll.libertyfund.org/titles/802#lf0054-05_head_055
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