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    By the People: Rebuilding Liberty Without Permission

    Charles Murray has a new book coming out. It sounds provocative: By the People: Rebuilding Liberty Without Permission

    American freedom is being gutted. Whether we are trying to run a business, practice a vocation, raise our families, cooperate with our neighbors, or follow our religious beliefs, we run afoul of the government—not because we are doing anything wrong but because the government has decided it knows better. When we object, that government can and does tell us, “Try to fight this, and we’ll ruin you.”

    In this provocative book, acclaimed social scientist and bestselling author Charles Murray shows us why we can no longer hope to roll back the power of the federal government through the normal political process. The Constitution is broken in ways that cannot be fixed even by a sympathetic Supreme Court. Our legal system is increasingly lawless, unmoored from traditional ideas of “the rule of law.” The legislative process has become systemically corrupt, no matter which party is in control.

    But there’s good news beyond the Beltway. Technology is siphoning power from sclerotic government agencies and putting it in the hands of individuals and communities. The rediversification of American culture is making local freedom attractive to liberals as well as conservatives. People across the political spectrum are increasingly alienated from a regulatory state that nakedly serves its own interests rather than those of ordinary Americans.

    The even better news is that federal government has a fatal weakness: It can get away with its thousands of laws and regulations only if the overwhelming majority of Americans voluntarily comply with them. Murray describes how civil disobedience backstopped by legal defense funds can make large portions of the 180,000-page Federal Code of Regulations unenforceable, through a targeted program that identifies regulations that arbitrarily and capriciously tell us what to do. Americans have it within their power to make the federal government an insurable hazard like hurricanes and floods, leaving us once again free to live our lives as we see fit....
    Edmund Burke: "In vain you tell me that Artificial Government is good, but that I fall out only with the Abuse. The Thing! the Thing itself is the Abuse!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    Charles Murray has a new book coming out. It sounds provocative: By the People: Rebuilding Liberty Without Permission
    Another slick, slippery, and slimy attempt to trick us into leaving ourselves at the mercy of unelected and power-hungry private interests. Even now, under the anti-democratic republic that they imposed as "our" government, the economic royalists have far greater control over us than the boogeyman GUBMINT and seek to have unrestricted totalitarian control. Of course, their false-flag agents in the government purposely insult and harass us just to make their puppet show look real and drive us into the hands of their private-sector bosses.
    On the outside, trickling down on the Insiders
    The born-rich hate and fear all other White people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Sage of Main Street View Post
    Another slick, slippery, and slimy attempt to trick us into leaving ourselves at the mercy of unelected and power-hungry private interests. Even now, under the anti-democratic republic that they imposed as "our" government, the economic royalists have far greater control over us than the boogeyman GUBMINT and seek to have unrestricted totalitarian control. Of course, their false-flag agents in the government purposely insult and harass us just to make their puppet show look real and drive us into the hands of their private-sector bosses.

    Lovely alliteration.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    Lovely alliteration.
    At least he contributed something to the OP other than a cut and post.

    I really didn't peg you for a racist; the fact that you believe this guy is appalling. Remember, he's the one who caught flak for trying to link color to intelligence.

    But he does write pretty libertarian prose. That's all you care about @Chris.

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    I'll bet Murray's a hit with the libertarian women!

    no woman has been a significant original thinker in any of the world's great philosophical traditions
    http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor...woman_has.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Howey View Post
    I'll bet Murray's a hit with the libertarian women!



    http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor...woman_has.html

    So do you gotcha a gotcha? Can you answer what he specifically said about women in philosophy and elsewhere?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Howey View Post
    At least he contributed something to the OP other than a cut and post.

    I really didn't peg you for a racist; the fact that you believe this guy is appalling. Remember, he's the one who caught flak for trying to link color to intelligence.

    But he does write pretty libertarian prose. That's all you care about @Chris.


    For one, howey, I don't see you posting a lot of original ideas, so why the hypocrisy?

    For another, how many original ideas are there? Most ideas build off other ideas, Jefferson in the Declaration borrowed from Locke who countered Hobbes who.... The statist viws of Marx derive from Hegel who borowed extensively from Plato who.... So your criticism is meaningless.

    Murray is not a racist, howey, fail on the ad hom. You haven't read the Bell Curve, have you?

    That seems to be about it for what you posted, not much at all.

    Try again, do, please.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    Lovely alliteration.
    I'll also use it when the KochBros hire me to write invitations to the pretentious pity party for paranoiac picked-on puppets of plutocratic patrician parasites.
    On the outside, trickling down on the Insiders
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Sage of Main Street View Post
    I'll also use it when the KochBros hire me to write invitations to the pretentious pity party for paranoiac picked-on puppets of plutocratic patrician parasites.
    Explosive prose.
    Edmund Burke: "In vain you tell me that Artificial Government is good, but that I fall out only with the Abuse. The Thing! the Thing itself is the Abuse!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    Explosive prose.
    Like that phrase! I can see that I've become your language maven and have trained you well. Now you, too, can snatch some KochBros cash writing campaign poetry for the RWNJs!
    On the outside, trickling down on the Insiders
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