On Being An Outlaw

Posted by jchristyatty 7 years, 8 months ago to Government
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Found this video on youtube. Interesting post.
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SOURCE URL: http://youtu.be/2eZC98kOtec


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  • Posted by preimert1 7 years, 8 months ago
    I've always thought that the phrase "taking the law in your own hands" oxymoronic. I would prefer "taking an alternate path to justice." Picture a diagram with the word "Act" at the top and the word "Justice" at the bottom and in between a complex maze with many outlets nowhere justice--depending on how much money you have, race or national origin, who you know or your lawyer knows, how much you contributed to some politician, etc. (and yes, one outlet to justice.) Now draw one line around the whole mess between the Act and Justice--an alternate path.

    (This explanation usually excused me from being chosen for a jury.)
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  • Posted by $ rockymountainpirate 7 years, 8 months ago
    Wow!!! Go Josie! Articulate, rational and logical.

    “We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force.”
    Ayn Rand
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  • Posted by khalling 7 years, 8 months ago
    I like her!
    but watch this:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1t9xBe0w...
    she is certainly not Objectivist.
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    • Posted by jrberts5 7 years, 8 months ago
      That mention of "selfless courage" and self-sacrifice gives her away. There is a reason she is calling herself "outlaw." Also, did I miss it or did she never really reveal her ideological base? These videos are quite well done and as articulate as she is have I just missed hearing about her till now? As for her call for action, as long as free speech is present, we have an obligation to ourselves to peacefully try to convince others of the value of our ideas.
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  • Posted by $ mminnick 7 years, 8 months ago
    Sometimnes it is the right thing to do - break the law. However when you do this, be aware that those that passed the law have an enforcement arm that will persue you and arrest you if you violate the law.
    There are laws passed by politicians and there are common laws and there are societal norms that let a society function. Breaking these laws has repercussions that one must be aware of when you break the law. Know what you are doing when you do it.
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    • Posted by $ rockymountainpirate 7 years, 8 months ago
      The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.

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