Comments on: Keeping Rights on Paper, Losing Them on the Streets http://libertarianstandard.com/2011/07/22/keeping-rights-on-paper-losing-them-on-the-streets/ Property - Prosperity - Peace Wed, 17 Dec 2014 11:44:51 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 By: Jason Parsons http://libertarianstandard.com/2011/07/22/keeping-rights-on-paper-losing-them-on-the-streets/#comment-2004 Sun, 28 Aug 2011 00:22:31 +0000 http://libertarianstandard.com/?p=8863#comment-2004 Yet another American made to feel like a criminal for being in a bad spot at a bad time.

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By: Rob http://libertarianstandard.com/2011/07/22/keeping-rights-on-paper-losing-them-on-the-streets/#comment-1983 Sat, 23 Jul 2011 20:07:27 +0000 http://libertarianstandard.com/?p=8863#comment-1983 It is long past time for us to start disbanding these organized gangs of thugs. We have much more to fear from the so-called “law enforcement” than we do from ordinary criminals.

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By: ricketson http://libertarianstandard.com/2011/07/22/keeping-rights-on-paper-losing-them-on-the-streets/#comment-1982 Sat, 23 Jul 2011 16:41:37 +0000 http://libertarianstandard.com/?p=8863#comment-1982 This video is infuriating. The cops presume that these people are criminals while simultaneously neglecting to approach them with any caution. They treat these people like dogs… giving no respect, neither the respect of a citizen nor the respect of an enemy.

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By: terrymac http://libertarianstandard.com/2011/07/22/keeping-rights-on-paper-losing-them-on-the-streets/#comment-1978 Sat, 23 Jul 2011 05:27:50 +0000 http://libertarianstandard.com/?p=8863#comment-1978 This is what the Open Carry movement is about – politely and firmly asserting one’s rights. If people don’t use their rights, they lose them.

There are similar issues – challenging “free speech cages”, for example. If the right to assemble and petition the government means anything, it must include the prospect of politicians actually seeing and hearing protestors, not caging the protestors half a mile away where they can be ignored.

It isn’t for everyone, but it’s good that people do push back, otherwise these angry police officers would get no negative feedback at all; like any bully, they’d just demand more and more.

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