Sunday, May 20, 2012

A Certain Mayfly

A certain mayfly is hatching on my creek, once again, but this time a little bird did not inform me of this.  When I was north, Thursday and Friday, I noted them beginning to trickle off the creek, and with the heat we’ve been experiencing the past two days here in Michigan, well, they will now be in full swing, so north I go again for a few days to pursue brookies and browns.

Posted by John Venlet on 05/20 at 11:22 AM
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Join the Club or Get Clubbed

Kerodin, who runs the blog III Percent Patriots, has a post up titled What do you want?, wherein he discusses his allegiance to the Constitution and desire for restoration of the tenets of the Constitution.

This is all well and good, and I appreciate Kerodin articulating his stance as a “Constitutionalist,” but here Kerodin expresses what I can only interpret as a willingness to employ the monopoly of force currently possessed by the state, or, a desire to maintain the current status quo, but allegedly a more pure version of the current status quo.

For you folks who don’t know what you want, or do not want Restoration, we do not have enough in common to warrant my ever allowing you on my flank. One day, when it is down to Constitutionalists and non-Constitutionalists, you’ll decide that there can be only one.

I think Kerodin’s stance and view is problematically rigid, join the Constitutionalists’ club or get clubbed, and it reminds me of a Chuck Baldwin column, Identifying Our Friends, which is oppositional to Kerodin in that Baldwin, finally, comes to the realization of inclusiveness, rather than exclusiveness, in the quest for liberty.

In comments to Kerodin’s post, MamaLiberty gets to the root of why Kerodin’s allegiance to the Constitution is not necessarily the workable solution.

I’m an individual sovereign and my law is the law of non-aggression. The “constitution” sets up a society where some men own others. I want no part of it.

A republic democracy is the insane idea that people are too stupid and evil to control their own lives and property completely, but are wise and good enough to choose others to do it for them… selected from the “right people,” of course.

Link to Kerodin’s post via Bill St. Clair, who also comments on Kerodin’s thoughts.

Posted by John Venlet on 05/20 at 08:54 AM
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