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09/10/2005 Archived Entry: "What the "state of emergency" allows"

GOOD COMMENTARY BY GEEK WITH A .45 about what the "state of emergency" allows -- and doesn't allow -- gummint to do.

I have to differ on one point, though. Even if a constitution gave some government the authority to disarm innocent people, that government would still have absolutely no legitimate authority to do so. The right to self-defense is a fundamental human right that trumps any constitution, law, or decree. And no "state of emergency" erases it -- only makes it all the more vital.

(Thanks to Rational Review News for keeping on top of this disaster -- and I'm not talking about the hurricane.)

Posted by Claire @ 02:17 PM CST

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