[ExI] libertarians at work!

William Flynn Wallace foozler83 at gmail.com
Sun Aug 28 15:07:12 UTC 2016

But it seems that the overly restrictive laws are more resistant to
fun-poking. Any ideas there? Any great practical jokes we need?   Anders

Few of my suggestions are practical, and we are not going to get rid of
stare decisis, but:

Robert Heinlein had one answer:  bicameral legislature with one house
passing laws and the other repealing them. (does one peal a law?)

Every law becomes extinct after a certain period of time.  It has to be
voted on again after that time.

Elect Progressive/liberals - ditto putting on the Supreme Court - this
one's doable

Every gov. body has the ins vying for their bills to get passed.  Have a
special session where no bills are to be passed - only bad ones gotten rid
of or emended.

Strongly emphasize how much money is saved by getting rid of these laws,
like shutting down the DEA, though that would not work with laws like
fining cows for walking down main street.  Doable also.

Well, it's a start

bill w

On Sat, Aug 27, 2016 at 9:58 AM, Anders <anders at aleph.se> wrote:

> I love this campaign. The best way of undermining bad laws is to make them
> look foolish. And anybody trying to defend the gun/dildo distinction is
> going to be met with Zardoz quotes.
> On a more serious libertarian/transhumanist note: one big problem for many
> of our interests is that many activities we think would be great -
> enhancement drugs, life extension treatments, morphological freedom -
> currently are restricted because of overly restrictive laws. Things get
> even worse as you get closer to drug laws, where essentially religious
> views are allowed to dominate over empirical evidence of harm reduction. To
> a non-American it is pretty clear that American gun views are not too
> dissimilar from the religious views.
> Now, the question I think is worth investigating is how one could fix the
> plethora of overly restrictive laws. Poking fun at the most stupid ones is
> useful, especially since it reduces the "religious" aspect - if people are
> not believing in it seriously enough they get undermined. But it seems that
> the overly restrictive laws are more resistant to fun-poking. Any ideas
> there? Any great practical jokes we need?
> On 2016-08-26 19:30, Dan TheBookMan wrote:
> Does anyone feel the need to choose? Why not permit both guns and dildos?
> Regards,
> Dan
>   Sample my Kindle books via:
> http://author.to/DanUst
> On Aug 26, 2016, at 9:25 AM, William Flynn Wallace <foozler83 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> 'Cocks Not Glocks' Is The New 'Make Love Not War'
> It’s hard to make friends at a new school sometimes. Fortunately, student
> activists at the University of Texas at Austin are passing around dildos
> <http://dailypnut.us9.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=e8d181bde02154228dd7d7c0a&id=132e716a7f&e=595a16146c> to
> act as 12-inch icebreakers to get the students talking about campus laws. A
> group called *Cocks Not Glocks* is giving realistically sculpted rubber
> companions to the student body, asking people to carry them in protest
> against the state’s “campus carry” law. The university allows registered
> gun owners to bring their weapons to class, yet it’s still technically
> illegal for people to bring a dildo to campus. Cocks Not Glocks has
> distributed more than 5,000 dildos in the past five days, donated by sex
> shops, giving activists a new weapon of choice.
> from the daily pnut
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