From: Jim Yanik
Subject: Re: Breathalyzer Ignition Interlocks - Big Brother at his best!
Date: Sun, 5 Jan 2003 01:46:45 +0000 (UTC)
Organization: Friends of Lummox
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NNTP-Posting-Date: Sun, 5 Jan 2003 01:46:45 +0000 (UTC)
Jonathan Kirwan wrote in
> On Sun, 05 Jan 2003 12:34:16 +1300, Barry Lennox
>>On Sat, 04 Jan 2003 07:46:09 GMT, "Michael Painter"
>>>You drive with the consent of the government and
>>>it is not a right.
>>But any government governs with our consent and co-operation. Didn't
>>one of the US founding fathers make that quite plain? Jefferson was
> The radical idea then being debated (documented in letters to
> the New York Journal, the Federalist Papers, personal letters,
> the Virgina legislature debates in 1787, and so on), in the US
> was that rights emanate from the individual, not from government
> or society, and that government operates by the consent of
> individuals who grant those rights they deem necessary and which
> persist only for so long as they choose to continue granting
Far too many US citizens have forgotten or never learned this.
Especially lawmakers and judges.
Jim Yanik,NRA member
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