Sunday, January 5, 2014

Quote of the Day

"I encourage my readers to ignore unconstitutional laws. Lex mala, lex nulla"
-Jim Wesley Rawles

It is my general observation that most people ignore the laws that overly annoy them, I think Heinlen has a quote about on that. I would submit that you should be smart about this. The odds anyone will find out what recreational substance, let alone sexual act, you enjoy in private are about nil. On the other hand there are times such as speed limits and vehicle registration/ licensing you would be wise to play by the rules. Just think about the realistic gain vs loss before making a decision.

8 comments:

3rdman said...

"On the other hand there are times such as speed limits and vehicle registration/ licensing you would be wise to play by the rules."

I always point people to a little amendment of the U.S. Constitution called the 10th when someone says the Constitution does not allow it. It does not allow congress to but the states are a whole different matter.

When you get a driver license,register your vehicle, or get a speeding ticket for that matter it is because of state laws. And those laws my friends are constitutional because of the 10th. No getting around it!

Commander_Zero said...

The problem with ignoring lwas is that they usually dont ignore *you*.

Commander_Zero said...

Dammit...you konw what I mean. Be a mensch and clean that up for me in moderation, will ya?

Theother Ryan said...

Zero, I'm not sure how to do that. Sorry.

3rdman said...

Under Article I

Section 8


To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be for a longer Term than two Years;

To provide and maintain a Navy;

To make Rules for the Government and Regulation of the land and naval Forces;

To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;

To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States, reserving to the States respectively, the Appointment of the Officers, and the Authority of training the Militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress;

Some might say having a stand army is a violation of the Constitution under the 2 year limit.

I point this out because Rawles served and you currently serve. So the question is. Does a person who serves in the army outside of war time serving in violation of the Constitution?
The modern view would be no, but the founders were afraid of a standing army where they not!

Harry Flashman said...

"I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do. I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them."

That's the quote you were thinking of I'll bet. It's one of his most famous.

Theother Ryan said...

Harry, That's it. I didn't feel the need to look it up. Thanks,
Ryan

Rastus McGee said...

Remember Prohibition ? Stupid wasn't it?

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