Monday, January 21, 2013

Are "Anti-Federalists" the New Bogeymen?

Watch out for "anti-federalists" says those at the Washington "think" tank the West Point center.

These "anti-federalists" apparently "espouse strong convictions regarding the federal government, believing it to be corrupt and tyrannical, with a natural tendency to intrude on individuals’ civil and constitutional rights. Finally, they support civil activism, individual freedoms, and self government."

Hear that? Be on the lookout for the dangerous Thomas Jefferson!


 


.... From "A Bill for the More General Diffusion of Knowledge" (1779).


Of course, those who really believe in civil and constitutional rights, self government and the like are always nonviolent. Governments are the violent ones: killing, stealing and dictating from on high against those they find inferior or simply in the way; failure to comply with the government agenda always ends in coercion. Those who desire liberty want to end the violence of government.

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