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I understand that there are mentally challenged people. I understand that many of these people suffer from Dunning-Kruger. What I do not understand is how so many of these people are “elected” to Congress (and other government elected positions).

Our North Carolina State Constitution is illegal. The legislature knows it. I strongly recommend that you read our original state Constitution before the federal government illegally replaced it. There is a reason that restrictions were placed on voting in certain elections.

David DeGerolamo

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4 years ago

David -- -- the provision for possession of firearms is as follows:

“XVII. That the people have a right to bear arms, for the defence of the State; and, as standing armies, in time of peace, are dangerous to liberty, they ought not to be kept up; and that the military should be kept under strict subordination to, and governed by, the civil power.”

This provision is considerably weaker that our 2d Amendment insofar as it does not speak the individual’s right to possess firearms for any other reason, such as personal defense or hunting.

I suspect such was not mentioned because ALL knew that right was obvious and did not need to be mentioned. However, as we have seen, even unambiguous language (“shall not be infringed”) will be twisted for their own ends by those in power.

4 years ago

A better constitution? Yes, but even the original was contaminated with the original sin of Statism: collectivism.

“XXV. The property of the soil, in a free government, being one of the essential rights of the collective body of the people, …”

Ownership of the soil by the State, any version of the State, was one of the earliest disagreements I had with John Ainsworth over the re-founding of the Republic of North Carolina.

The concept of Rights is a convenient fiction invented by men who knew they were no longer Sovereigns, but needed a legal defense for Liberty. “Citizens” needed protection from the State to maintain a semblance of the Rightful Liberty that they as Freemen had previously enjoyed under Common Law.

So long as land and other assets are subject to taxation and regulation by the State, there is no such thing as private property “rights” … and by extension, no right to the life that property supports.

Si vis libertatem, Imperium esse delendam.

4 years ago
Reply to  DRenegade

Let’s test your interpretation with some conditional logic and definitions:

If my land and other physical assets are my property, with full allodial title, to be used, enjoyed and disposed only at my discretion … then what is the source of authority by which my property may be taxed and later seized by others (the collective) for non-payment?

Definitions from Wikipedia:

Allodial title constitutes ownership of real property (land, buildings, and fixtures) that is independent of any superior landlord. Allodial title is related to the concept of land held “in allodium”, or land ownership by occupancy and defense of the land.

Most property ownership in common law jurisdictions is fee simple. In the United States, the land is subject to eminent domain by federal, state and local government, and subject to the imposition of taxes by state and/or local governments, and there is thus no true allodial land.

Game over … thanks for playing … :>)