Did you or your kids go to public schoo?
I attended public school, and received a horrible education. Much of my good education has been from outside the public school system.Do you ever drive on public roads,
I have driven on interstate highways a couple times, but I prefer traveling on trails across private lands. Yes, I have read the actual land patents for many lands, and landowners were granted all rights, privileges, and immunities. Private landowners made and improved trails across their lands - after they had done all the work, government suddenly claims the trails are 'public roads'.use a public water system,
Of course not. Even Congress won't drink public water because they know public water is contaminated with a toxic chemical the US government shipped by the trainload to WWII POW camps because this chemical makes people docile and passive. (Congress has bottled water brought in.)or public septic system?
I think I have used bathroom facilities at parks before.Do you rely on the FAA to keep you safe when you fly?
Absolutely not - I don't fly.
Do you have American dollars in your bank account?
Nope. No one does, because banks won't hold American dollars in a bank account. (They convert them to Federal Reserve notes, which is a private banks notes.)
I DO have American dollars in my safe - you know, silver dollars and gold eagles.
If you answered yes to any of that those questions ten shut your hole about getting the gov't out of your business.
How do you figure that? Government has it's purposes, but it should go no further than it's purposes. By your rationale, if government is allowed to do anything, and I use a permissable function of government, then I should allow government to do whatever evil it wants. That's ridiculous.
I oppose public roads - we should stand on property rights of the owner of the land the road is on.
I oppose public schools. I have seen firsthand the massively higher quality education in local one room schools that are privately ran.
I oppose public utilities. I am in favor of private utilities.
I oppose fiat currency. I am in favor of government regulating the coinage of gold and silver coins. Establishing a solid coinage, defending our borders, and securing people in their rights is the purpose of government. These are things I approve of government doing.
I am not against government - I just recognize that private industry and free markets are a better answer to many problems. Government does have it's place. However, government has no business being in any economic activity, since government does not operate under principles of profit and loss. Without that guidance, government has no incentive not to waste tax dollars.public schools? they pretty much suck, don't they?
The 16th section (1 sq mile - 640 acres) of every township was allocated to schools. The school system could still support itself from proceeds from those lands if schools hadn't sold off those lands for a quick buck. (Interestingly, the English nobility even today support themselves with their own large landholdings.)ditto the roads. that is both a state and federal problem.
Originally, roads were made on the edge of properties. Roads would straddle two properties. it was the landowner's responsibility to maintain the roadway to their own satisfaction. (They had to use it the most, so they derived the most benefit from the road. They owned it and used it the most so that gave them the right to maintain it to their own satisfaction.) That is still a realistic solution even today - roads would be in comparable condition to our driveways.both slavery and womens right to vote were CORRECTED on a national level by amendments to the constitution.
You do realize the slaves were freed to generate tax revenue, don't you? The federal government only had the power to tax itself. (Supreme Court says fed gov't was given no new powers of taxation with 16th amendment - fed income tax is actually a tax on federal income) Slaves had no citizenship. People have State citizenships. When the slaves were freed, the federal Gov't gave them the privilege of FEDERAL citizenship. By having federal citizenship, they could be paid for their labors, and the federal government could tax their privilege of federal citizenship. Granted, the government would not generate much tax revenue from freed slaves, but when you have virtually no tax revenue coming in, ANY tax revenue is better than nothing.It as NOT a failed document, but intended to grow and change as we changed. THAT was the original intent of the founding fathers.
The original founding fathers were furious about the Constitution being changed by the Supreme Court, saying the Constitution had been turned to wax. (Jefferson) i said the constitution was the law of the land and should be followed.
The law of the land is the common law that courts no longer recognize, but is still in force.if the country does not want to stick by the constitution, they can call for a constitutional convention and dump the thing. until then, they need to follow the law.
You might want to read the Declaration of Independence. People have the right to violently overthrow an unjust government too. A convention is unnecessary.
Here is a quick quiz to show you if you are really a liberal, conservative, centrist, statist, or libertarian.http://www.theadvocates.org/quiz