THINKING ABOUT CHARACTER July 27, 2010
For the next few days I will be carefully rereading my 1993 novel
_Pallas_, which I didn’t know at the time would become the foundation
for the four-volume “Ngu Family Saga” I’m in the middle of writing
I’m doing this because Phoenix Pick will be rereleasing _Pallas_
in a few weeks and it’s necessary to check the proofs. It’s actually a
little more complicted than simply reading the book. This time, my
lovely and talented wife Cathy is reading the proofs to me from the
computer, while I follow along in the …
Dear Richard Lee and friends,
With regard to Proposition 19, I wish I felt free to help you, but I despise the idea of justifying the “legalization” of marijuana — or of anything else — on the basis of the revenue it would generate for government. There was no Constitutional justification for outlawing marijuana in the first place, and its cultivation, sale, and possession are all Ninth Amendment rights.
I understand your motivation in conducting this campaign. Understand me, that taxation is slavery. Taxation is the fuel of war. Offering the State something …
_ARMA VIRUMQUE CANO_ July 25, 2010
From _The Libertarian Enterprise_
Number 580, July 25, 2010
A few days ago, in a peculiar sort of sidebar to an argument I seem to be having with a handful of trendy lefties who resent the fact that I insist on ownership of what I write, somebody named Rick over on a blog at the Mises.org site decided it was time to open another front.
I would post the URL here, but this frigging software won’t let me do it.
Responding to an article of mine that had recently been published in The Libertarian Enterprise concerning Intellectual Property Rights, or, more precisely, to …
THERE OUGHTA BE A LAW July 14, 2010
Immediately upon passage of this measure, every act, bill, decree,
directive, edict, executive or administrative order, initiative, law,
mandate, ordinance, proclamation, regulation, resolution, rule, or statute,
promulgated or enacted by any agency or any other part of the United
States government between January 19, 2009 and January 21, 2013 or the
end of the Barack Obama Administration, shall be null and void.