Friday, August 28, 2015

A thought on liberty and licensing


Anonymous said...

Probably why they call them concealed-carry "permits".

Aaron de Bruyn said...

You'll like these definitions taken from Black's Law Dictionary. Fifth Edition if I recall correctly.

Marriage license (
A license or permission granted by public authority for persons who intend to intermarry.

Intermarriage (
See Miscegenation.

Miscegenation ( Mixture of races; marriage between persons of different races, as between a white person and a Negro.

In response to anonymous "Probably why they call them concealed-carry "permits"."

There is a *huge* difference between 'rights' and 'privileges' that most people don't fully realize. Ownership of property.

I own chickens. I go out and collect eggs every day.
Do I have to ask anyone permission? Hell no. They are *my* chickens, on *my* land.

If Hiswiserangel and I are neighbors, and I want to cross her property as a shortcut to get to the store, do I have to ask permission? Hell yes. It's her property. She can grant me the privilege of crossing her property one day and take it away the next for any reason. Because she owns it.

A Permit--being a "statement of permission or license" is something you get when someone else owns something. Like permission to cross Hiswiserangel's property.

A Right--being "a moral or legal entitlement to have or obtain something or to act in a certain way" is intrinsically part of you. You can't give away a right, and one one can take your right away. They can *violate* your right, but they can't take it from you. the "right to life" or the "right of liberty", or even "the right to pursue happiness".

The "right of liberty" is "the power or scope to act as one pleases".

Do you have a right to speak freely? Yup.

Do you have the right to peaceably assemble? Sure do....wait...why do you have to get a permit (permission) when you protest? Weird.

Do you have the right to worship your God in the manner you choose? Of course...wait...why do churches have to get permits from the IRS?

Do you have a right to keep a bare arms? Hell yeah....wait...what's the 'concealed carry permit' bullshit?

Watch this 3 minute snippet starting at 5:16:

If you love liberty, you'll love the video.
I encourage everyone to go back and watch the entire thing.

bob simmet said...

Thank You Sir, I shared this on facebook. I was googling licensing liberty & you were at the top of the list.