[ExI] Government force and the constitution (was: more deaths...)

William Flynn Wallace foozler83 at gmail.com
Fri Apr 17 20:50:39 UTC 2020

will wrote:  I think a case could be made for not prosecuting someone
stockpiling weapons and conventional bombs
Hah!  Do you think that since the gov already monitors fertilizer sales
that they would pay no attention to people buying bombs?  Legally, I dunno,
but I would bet that that person will have the FBI on his neck the rest of
his life, should he live so long.   bill w

On Fri, Apr 17, 2020 at 1:33 PM Will Steinberg via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> All this talk about the constitution's bearing on WMDs is pointless.  If
> you have one, you will be attacked by the government.  Period.  If you're
> amassing weapons--same deal.  Just look at what happened in Waco.
> In the end it is all about power.  We have a social contract with the
> government.  Each party has certain kinds of power.  The government's power
> is derived from the people, but as it grows, it becomes self-sustaining.
> One of the things the government can do with all the power (literally, as
> in physics: work/time) amassed from us is stockpile a huge amount of
> weapons and pay people to use them in enforcement.  If the government
> decides you are violating the social contract--well, they make the rules.
> No legal argument will fly in the case of someone stockpiling something
> like anthrax or nuclear weapons.
> I think a case could be made for not prosecuting someone stockpiling
> weapons and conventional bombs, but that could be a tough case if you are
> engaging in ANY kind of anti-government activity, even just protesting or
> posting online.  The government has the power to get the best lawyers, do
> the best investigative work on you and all your skeletons, and even
> influence the media against you.
> The constitution is more fragile than you may think.
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