Saturday, June 14, 2003
A Free Citizenry
A free citizenry does not ask its governments' permission
to exercise a right. It does not register its exercise of a right.
It does not waive any other right, such as the right to privacy,
in exchange for permission to exercise a right such as
the right to keep and bear arms. It does not permit government
to claim the exercise of a right is probable cause, or
prima facie evidence, or even a suspicion, of a crime
having been committed. It does not discuss, or negotiate,
what rights it will or will not exercise with government or
with any government functionary. In short, a free
citizenry, founded in principles of liberty, does not give up its right to
determine what kind of government will receive its Consent to Govern.
-- Donald L. Cline
posted by Vetzine