The federal agents confiscating weapons were criminals, conducting illegal search and seizures, guilty of theft, assault with deadly weapons, harassment, trespassing, and breaking and entering. Each and every one of them deserved to die.
And the sad (and telling) thing is that none of them did.
And not for an instant should you think they won’t do it again (and even on a much larger, nation wide, scale) if given the order. And then, if you don’t already, you will know why there is no such thing as a “good” cop. — jtl, 419
THEY didn’t stop serving when hurricane Katrina trashed New Orleans, and they defied looters by turning their bar into a fortress, with a shotgun-wielding transvestite as sentry at the door.
But on Thursday, regulars at the Kajun Pub regretfully drank a final toast to their life in the Big Easy, and bowed to authorities’ demands that they turn their backs on their stinking, wounded city.
It took a heavily armed team of US marshals, who confiscated their weapons in a late-evening raid that ended with a barman in jail, to break the resistance of owner Joann Guidos.
The videos include Louisiana National Guard, local LEOs, and others. Above we learn that some of the “others” were federal marshals.
As regular readers know, more than two years ago I had sent a FOIA request to the Louisiana National Guard to determine who issued the arming orders for the National Guardsmen on patrol through Louisiana. To date I have heard nothing back from them even after calling the governor’s office. My bet is that arming orders were never issued and magazines were empty.
If this is true, it means that federal agents actually conducted all of the gun confiscations. It’s really too bad that federal agents didn’t die during those raids. It would have brought attention to infringement of God-given rights, and it may have been the only thing that would have.
Some weapons were returned to owners rusted and broken, others never got their weapons back. All of them were left defenseless in the face of armed looters by men who don’t care and would just as soon see the people perish as to recognize their rights. “Just obeying orders, ma’am. Just obeying orders, sir.”
Never forget. Never let it happen to you. The federal agents confiscating weapons were criminals, conducting illegal search and seizures, guilty of theft, assault with deadly weapons, harassment, trespassing, and breaking and entering. Each and every one of them deserved to die. For the record, declaring “martial law” means nothing concerning your constitutionally recognized rights. It is precisely in times of crisis that your rights matter the most, and the founders didn’t exempt hard times for the recognition of rights.
Murray N. Rothbard was the father of what some call Radical Libertarianism or Anarcho-Capitalism which Hans-Hermann Hoppe described as “Rothbard’s unique contribution to the rediscovery of property and property rights as the common foundation of both economics and political philosophy, and the systematic reconstruction and conceptual integration of modern, marginalist economics and natural-law political philosophy into a unified moral science: libertarianism.”
This book applies the principles of this “unified moral science” to environmental and natural resource management issues.
The book started out life as an assigned reading list for a university level course entitled Environmental and Natural Resource Economics: The Austrian View.
As I began to prepare to teach the course, I quickly saw that there was a plethora of textbooks suitable for universal level courses dealing with environmental and natural resource economics. The only problem was that they were all based in mainstream neo-classical (or Keynesian) theory. I could find no single collection of material comprising a comprehensive treatment of environmental and natural resource economics based on Austrian Economic Theory.
However, I was able to find a large number of essays, monographs, papers delivered at professional meetings and published from a multitude of sources. This book is the result. It is composed of a collection of research reports and essays by reputable scientists, economists, and legal experts as well as private property and free market activists.
The book is organized into seven parts: I. Environmentalism: The New State Religion; II. The New State Religion Debunked; III. Introduction to Environmental and Natural Resource Economics; IV. Interventionism: Law and Regulation; V. Pollution and Recycling; VI. Property Rights: Planning, Zoning and Eminent Domain; and VII. Free Market Conservation. It also includes an elaborate Bibliography, References and Recommended Reading section including an extensive Annotated Bibliography of related and works on the subject.
The intellectual level of the individual works ranges from quite scholarly to informed editorial opinion.