Tuesday, March 20, 2007


........What are they good for???

For what reason do we have laws?

I was thinking along these lines today, while picking at the lint in my navel. Actually I was driving to Home Depot to indulge my love of looking at tools, and watching some of the people who go to Home Depot for whatever.

Down at the end of the parking lot, someone, I can only assume HD themselves, has erected, quite a while ago, one of those metal carports and provided picnic tables for the Latinos looking to pick up a day labor job. Every contractor in the area knows to go there in the morning if they need help. Don't even bother going if you don't pay at least $12 an hour. The old guys tell the new guys and they're tougher than a labor union.

There are not quite as many hanging there as there were last year. Building has picked up so much around here that steady jobs are available for anyone who wants to work and will.

So, I'm thinking about the fact that we have immigration laws in this country, but the defenders of our Homeland don't seem too serious about enforcing them.

It occurred to me that if a sovereign nation won't protect their own borders, then they are guilty of violating the oath that they took to defend this nation from all enemies, both foreign and domestic. Some people will say anything and then do the opposite. (Kinda like the Clintons and their marriage vows.)

Our Declaration of Independence says that we are endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights. That to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the of the Governed.

What, then, is law? It is the collective organization of the individual right to lawful defense.

Each of us has a natural right--from our Creator-- to defend his person, his liberty, and his property. These are the three basic requirements of life, and the preservation of any one of them is completely dependent upon the preservation of the other two. For what are our faculties but the extension of our individuality? And what is property but an extension of our faculties?

(The Law, Frederic Bastiat, June 1850)

We have laws to enforce our individual rights in a group manner.

We adopted a constitution to delineate how our rights should be defended, and elect public servants to enforce our rights, and defend the land that we think of as Our Country.

It seems to me that we are being seriously short changed in the things we supposedly pay taxes for.

Your comments, either for or against are welcome.

Just my view from the kudzu.

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